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ANNUAL MEETING
of the
SOCIETY FOR THE SCIENTIFIC
STUDY OF RELIGION

Center for Continuing Education
University of Chicago
1307 East 60th Street
Chicago, Illinois

CONFERENCE PROGRAM
October 28-29, 1966


OFFICERS AND COUNCIL OF THE SOCIETY

OFFICERS

PRESIDENT Peter L. Berger, City University of New York
VICE PRESIDENT Charles Y. Glock, University of California
SECRETARY Allan W. Eister, Wellesley College
TREASURER Ralph W. Burhoe, Meadville Theological School
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY Samuel Z. Klausner, Bureau of Social Science Research, Washington, D.C.

COUNCIL

Isidor Chein, New York University
Walter H. Clark, Andover Newton Theological School
Joseph H. Fichter, Cambridge Center for Social Studies
Horace L. Friess, Columbia University
James M. Gustafson, Yale University
Robert J. Havighurst, University of Chicago
Benjamin Nelson, State University of New York at Stony Brook
Philip Rieff, University of Pennsylvania

1966 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

PROGRAM CHAIRMAN: Ralph W. Burhoe, Meadville Theological School

Lloyd A. Fallers | Raymond Fogelson | Andrew M. Greeley | Robert J. Havighurst | Charles H. Long | W. Widick Schroeder | Milton Singer | Melford E. Spiro | Robert B. Tapp | Robert W. Terry | Gibson Winter


SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP AND PUBLICATIONS

Membership in the Society is open to qualified scholars. The annual dues of $8.50 include subscription to the Society's scholarly forum, The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Student memberships are available at $5.00. Annual Subscription to the Journal without membership is $10.00.
Members also receive a quarterly Newsletter, occasional supplements, conference reports and a periodically revised Directory. The central office of the Society is located at 1200 Seventeenth St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036.

REGISTRATION

THE REGISTRATION DESK will be located in the Second Floor Lobby. It will be open- THE REGISTRATION FEE is: $3.00 for Members, (Student member $1.00); $5.00 for non-members, (Student non- member $2.00). Fee includes admission to all meetings, abstracts of papers and admission to President's Reception.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION-HOUSING RESERVATION FORM included with this program. All registrants (including local residents) are requested to register in advance by mail. Please include payment for registration fee and conference meals with the reservation form. Kits and badges will be ready upon arrival as well as tickets for pre-paid meals.

TICKETS FOR CONFERENCE MEALS must be purchased by 10 A.M. on day of meal. Conference luncheons are scheduled on October 28th and October 29th. Price $3.50 per luncheon. Price of dinner (October 28, 6-8 P.M.) is $5.00 per person.

CONFERENCE ACTIVITIES

ABSTRACTS: Additional copies of abstracts of papers available at registration desk. Price $1.00.

EXHIBITS: Exhibits of publishers and writings by members of the Society will be on display on the Second Floor Lobby. Catalogues of these works will be available in the exhibit area. (There will also be an exhibit of papers of Anton T. Boisen at Chicago Theological Seminary.)

SCHEDULE OF SIMULTANEOUS PROGRAM SESSIONS

Simultaneous Sessions were made necessary by the number of papers offered. Papers have been scheduled in groups which hopefully minimize conflict of subject matter. You should feel free to pick any particular session or paper. In general, the time allotted for the presentation of each paper and its discussion is one-half hour.

1966 Conference Program

SOCIETY FOR THE SCIENTIFIC STUDY
OF RELIGION

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27


7-10 P.M.
MEETING OF THE COUNCIL, First Session

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Morning Session


8:30-10 A.M.
Session A: IMAGES OF THE CLERGY IN CHANGING SOCIETIES
Chairman: JAMES GUSTAFSON, Yale University

Clergy Image and Role in a Changing Society
HERBERT J. VANDORT, Wisconsin State University

Conceptions of Ministerial Roles in a Southern Industrial Community
DmN KNUDSEN, Ohio State University

DONALD W. SHRIVER, North Carolina State University
JOHN R. EARLE, Wake Forest College

Status, Prestige and Role of the Eastern Orthodox and Islamic Clergy
VATRO MURVAR, Mount Mary College

Session B: RELIGION AND CONCEPTS OF SELF
Chairman: DAVID BAKAN, University of Chicago

Religious Influences on Cognitive Association and Self-Concept
HERBERT J. WALBERG, Harvard University

Ideas of Self in Buddhism
David C. Yu, University of Virginia

10.30 A.M.-12 NOON
Session I: THE CLERGY IN CHANGING SOCIO-CULTURAL CONTEXTS
Chairman: HARRY A. DEWIRE, United Theological Seminary

Bureaucratic Disintegration in American Catholicism
WILLIAM A. OSBORNE, St. John's University

The Relationship Between Theological Position and Political Ideology Among Protestant Ministers
JEFFREY K. HADDEN, Purdue University

Training Clergy for Creative Risk Taking
RICHARD E. BYRD, St. Martin's by the Lake

Session B: PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
Chairman: EDGAR DRAPER, University of Chicago

Relationships Between Daily Doses of LSD and Variations in Subjective Reports of Religious Experience
WALTER H. CLARK, Andover Newton Theological School
DONALD KRUS, Clark University

The Birth of God
BRUCE T. RILEY, Youngstown University

From Buddha to Pavlov-The Technique of Mysticism
ALBIN R. GILBERT, West Virginia Wesleyan University

12:15 P.M.
LUNCHEON

Address: Anton Boisen and the Psychology of Religion
PAUL W. PRUYSER, The Menninger Foundation

Afternoon Session


2-4 P.M.
Session A: SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES OF RELIGIOUS BEHAVIOR
Chairman: PAUL MUNDY, Loyola University

Protestant Ethic and the Cybernetic Revolution
HIDEO HASHIMOTO, Lewis and Clark University

The Concept of Securalization in Empirical Research
LARRY E. SHINER, Cornell College
An Analysis of a Typology of Religious Membership and Its Assumptions
LAWRENCE MENMM, St. Luke's Hospital Center
Inter-ethnic Marriage Among American Catholics, and Changes in Religious Behavior
HAROLD ABmmsoN, University of Connecticut

Session B: PSYCHOLOGICAL REFLECTION AND STUDIES
Chairman: WALTER H. CLARK, Andover Newton Theological School
Toward a Theory for the Phenomenology of American Religious Thinking
SAM HILL, University of North Carolina

The Relation of Religious Background to Scores on the AUport- Vernon-Lindzey Study of Values
RICHARD HUNT, Southern Methodist University

Is the Crucifixion Account the Major Cause of Anti-Semitism?
HENRY E. KAR-AN, Sinai Temple, Mount Vernon, N. Y.

Altruism: A Philosophical and Psychological Inquiry
SISTER MARY IRENAEUS CHEKOURAS, Saint Xavier College

Session C: RELIGION AND SOCIOCULTURAL MILIEU
Chairman: BENTON JOHNSON, University of Oregon

Sect Religion and Social Change in an Isolated Rural Community of Southern Appalachia
ALicE: COBB, Searritt College

Re-Formation Today-to Protect the Religious Ethic and Cultural Ethos
ETHEL C. FREEMAN, American Museum of Natural History

Religion and Society: The Hindu View

A. K. SARAN, Lucknow University, India. 1966 Harvard University Center for the Study of World Religions

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

4:30-6 P.M.

Session A: FAMILY, SCHOOL AND RELIGIOUS VALUES
Chairman: WALDO BURCIIARD, Northern Illinois University

Family Religious Backgroand, Secondary Schooling, and Value Orientation of College Students
DAVID B. HERSHENSON, Illinois Institute of Technology

The Special Effects of Parochial School Environment
DONALD W. LIGHT, University of Chicago

Special Control Patterns and Religious Preferences
EUGENE LOVELESS, University of Notre Dame
FRANK LODATO, Manhattan College

Session B: WESTERN RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Chairman: ALLAN W. EISTER, Wellesley College

Some Sociological Thinking About Theology and Social Change
RICHARD E. SYKES, University of Minnesota

Levels of Analysis in Urban Change
@ L. STACKIE[OUSE, Harvard University

An Approach to the Study of Religion and Social Solidarity
CALVIN REDEKOP, Earlham College

Session C: STUDIES OF LANGUAGE USE
Chairman: ROBERT B. TAPP, Meadville Theological School

The Role of the Clergy in a Sample of Fairy Tales
HARRY D. CARSCH, Carleton College

Ile Conceptualization of God as Seen in Adjective Ratings
RICHARD L. GORSUCH, Vanderbilt University

The Nature of Religious "Explanation"
PETER A. ANGELES, University of Western Ontario

EVENING PROGRAM

6-8 PM.
DINNER
MEETING OF THE COUNCIL, Second Session

8-10:30 P.M.
SYMPOSIUM: PROBLEMS OF EMPIRICAL RESEARCH IN AMERICAN RELIGION
Chairman: ANDREW M. GREELEY, Senior Study Director, National Opinion Research Center

Panelists: WiLLiAm D'ANTONIO, University of Notre Dame
PETER H. Rossi, National Opinion Research Center
N. J. DEMIERATH, III, University of Wisconsin

While American social science has studied the structures of religious organization and has used church affiliation as both an independent and dependent variable, there is little in the way of direct confrontation of the question of the meaning of religious belief for human behavior and social structure. Does the fact, the content, the style and the use of religious belief indeeed have any major effect on the structure of society? The panel is designed to make the theoretical and methodological difficulties more explicit in confronting the question and to point directions to possible solutions.

10.30-12 P.M. PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION. Second Floor Lobby Cocktails (Dutch Treat)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29

Morning Session

8.30-10 A.M.
BUSINESS MEETING Chairman: PETER L. BERGER, President

10.30 A.M.-12 Noon
Session A: APPROACHES TO NATURALISTIC FAITH
Chairman: DAVID MOBERG, Bethel College

On the Cultural Meaning of Science
NOLAN P. JACOBSEN, Winthrop College

The Fourth American Faith
DUNCAN HOWLETT, All Souls Church, Washington, D. C.

The Naturalistic Approach to Religion in the Philosophy of Erich Fromm, John Dewey and Paul Tillich
DAVID A. C. LAW, University of Western Ontario

Session B: EASTERN RELIGION AND SOCIAL CHANGE
Chairman: CHARLES H. LONG, University of Chicago

The Religious and Political Philosophy of BaI Gangadhar Tilak
J. DEOTis ROBERTS, Howard University

The Changing Relationships Between Japanese Religion and Peace Movements
ROBERT T. BOBILIN, University of Kansas

Religion and Cultural Identity, the Case of 'Eastern Learning'
CHAI SIK CHUNG, Boston University

12:15 P.M.

LUNCHEON

Presidential Address: A Sociological View of the Secularization of Theology. PETER L. BERGER

Afternoon Session

2:30-5:30 P.M.
SYMPOSIUM: IMPACT OF SCIENTIFIC ON RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AROUND THE WORLD TODAY

Chairman: MARSHALL HODGSON, University of Chicago

Speakers: RAYMOND FOGELSON, University of Chicago
ROBERT MILLER, University of Wisconsin MILTON SINGER, University of Chicago

Discussants: LLOYD FALLERS, University of Chicago
CLIFFORD GEERTZ, University of Chicago
EDWARD SHILS, University of Chicago