DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION

 

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

 

FOR JULY 1, 2000 TO JUNE 30, 2001

 

 

 

 

I.                                           Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

 

Boyd, Stephen B.

 

" 'A Man was going down from Jersusalem': The Psycho-social Roots of Sin and Possibilities for Healing" The Spirituality of Men: Sixteen Christians Write about Their Faith, Philip L. Culbertson, Fortress Press, 2001.

 

"Gracious Submission is Nothing New: The Subtle Distinction Between Calvin and Luther", Connections: The Newsletter of the Alliance of Baptists,  Vol. III, No. 12, December 2000.

 

"Radical Reform: Marital Sisters and Brothers in the Church, Family and World"  Connections: The Newsletter of the Alliance of Baptists, Vol III, No. 12, February 2000.

 

"Conversation with Steve Boyd, author of The Men We Long to Be, Jesus Men,

(on-line journal) Issue III, May 2001.

 

 

Ford, James L.

 

Book Review of Renegade Monk: Honen and Japanese Pure Land Buddhism by Machida Soho (University of California Press, 1999). Journal of the American Academy of Religion (68/2), Summer, 2000

 

Book Review of Original Enlightenment and the Transformation of Medieval Japanese Buddhism by Jacqueline Stone (University of Hawaii Press-Kuroda Series, 1999). Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Summer, 2001

 

"Buddhism, Christianity, and The Matrix: The Dialectic of Myth-Making in Contemporary Cinema".  The Journal of Religion and Film (peer review), vol. 4, no. 2, Fall, 2000

 

"Jokei and Honen: Debating Buddhist Liberation in Medieval Japan…..Then and Now."  Accepted for publication in Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies (peer review), Third Series, no. 3, Summer/Fall, 2001

 

Participated in a panel for the final New Faculty Orientation Event (4/30/01) for tenure-track faculty.  Shared insights and learned experiences on the challenges and opportunities within the tenure-track process.  One of four Assistant Professors invited to participate.

 

Foskett, Mary

 

"The Accidents of Being and the Politics of Identity: Biblical Images of Adoption and Asian Adoptees in America", Semeia. (currently in production)

 

Ilesanmi, Simeon O.

 

"Ethics in global context: transnational duties toward economic rights", http://www.wfu.edu/wfunews/ethics/pdf/essay-three.pdf.  Selected Faculty Essays: Wake Forest University, 2000.

 

Kimball, Charles A.

 

"Christians and Muslims Can Build Understanding", The Daily Chautauquan, August 2, 2000.

 

" 'No Pray, No Play' Trivializes Piety," The Los Angeles Times, September 7, 2000.  (Subsequently republished in various newspapers and periodicals across the country.)

 

"Religious Minorities in Israel," The Encyclopedia of Christianity (Eerdmans: 2001)

 

Lahurd, Carol J.

 

"Re-viewing Luke 15 with Arab Christian Women" in A Feminist Companion to Luke-Acts, ed. Amy-Jill Levine with Marianne Blickenstaff, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.                                         Papers and Presentations     

 

 

Collins, John E.

 

"Undergraduates at Professional Meetings", North Carolina Religion Studies Association

 

Ford, James L.

 

"Theism, Time, and Upaya in Buddhist-Christian Dialogue". Delivered at the Sixth International Conference of the Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies (Tacoma, WA), August, 2000

 

Foskett, Mary

 

"The Accidents of Being and the Politics of Identity: Biblical Images of Adoption and Asian Adoptees in America", presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Fall 2000

 

"Can We Talk? Interreligious Dialogue and the New Testament," presented at the WFU Divinity School Continuing Education Conference on American Christianity/American Pluralism, Fall 2000.

 

Horton, Fred L.

 

Lecture series on the Psalms, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Greensboro, NC March 2001.

 

Lecture series on the Psalms, Immanuel Parish, Southern Pine, NC  March 2001.

 

Invited lecture, Atlanta Archaelogical Society

 

Invited Lecture, Hesi Section of the American Schools of Oriental Research, Nashville, November 2000.

 

Ilesanmi, Simeon O.

 

"Religion and the Politics of Human Rights in Africa", presented at the XVIII Quniquennial Congress of the International Association of the History of Religions, Durban, South Africa, August 5-12, 2000.

 

"Religion and African Public Intellectuals", presented at the Annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Nashville, TN, November 18-21, 2000.

 

"Critical Books Discussion: Recent Work in African Theology", presented at the Annual meeting of the Society of Christian Ethics, Chicago, IL, January 7, 2001.

 

"Are Women's Rights Human Rights? Perspectives from Africa", presented at Faculty Symposium on Year of Ethics and Honor, Wake Forest University, February 2, 2001.

 

"Human Rights and the Burden of Culture in Africa", lecture at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, February 23, 2001.

 

"Shari'a and the Crisis of Modernity in Africa", lecture at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, April 3, 2001.

 

Kimball, Charles A.

 

"No Easy Answers: Obstacles and Opportunities in Christian-Muslim Relations", Plenary lecture at The Chautauqua Institution, August 2, 2000.

 

Lahurd, Carol J.

 

"Participating in the Body of Christ", plenary lecture for the National Workshop on Christian Unity, San Diego, May 4, 2001

 

"Grass-Roots Ecumenical Reception and Implementation", recurring seminar for the National Workshop on Christian Unity, San Diego, May 4, 2001

 

"Luke's Good News for all People," Northern Rockies Institute of Theology, Butte and Great Falls, MT, September 28-29, 2000

 

Swartzentruber, Elaine K.

 

" Schleiermacher on Subjectivity and Sociality: A Postmodern Possibility?" American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nashville, November, 2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

III.                                     Editorships, Offices and Consultancies

 

 

Boyd, Stephen B.

 

Member, Editorial Board, Harvard Theological Review

 

Associate Editor, Journal of Men's Studies

 

Presidents, American Men's Studies Association

 

Member, Steering Committee, Men's Studies in Religion Group, American Academy of Religion.

 

Collins, John E.

 

Member, Editorial Board, Thinking About Religion

 

President, North Carolina Religious Studies Association

 

Webmaster, North Carolina Religious Studies Association Webpage

 

Ford, James L.

 

Executive Secretary, Society for the Study of Japanese Religions, 1999-2002

 

Member, Steering Committee for the Japanese Religions Group, American Academy of Religion, 2000-2005

 

Foskett, Mary

 

Steering Committee, Synoptic Gospels Section, Society of Biblical Literature (Spring 1998-present)

 

Steering Committee, Asian and Asian-American Biblical Hermeneutics Section, Society of Biblical Literature (Fall 1998-present)

 

Secretary, Ethnic Chinese Biblical Colloquium (Spring 2001 - )

 

Hoglund, Kenneth G.

 

Editor, Old Testament Area, Smyth-Helwys Bible Commentary Series

 

Member, Editorial Board, Near Eastern Archaeology

 

Ilesanmi, Simeon O.

 

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Religious Ethics

 

Referee, Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics

 

Member, Board of Governors and Executive Committee, Society of Christian Ethics

 

Co-chair, African Religions Group, American Academy of Religion

 

Member, Program Committee, International Association for the History of Religions

 

Member, Steering Committee, Religious Consultation on Human Rights, American Academy of Religions

 

Member, Executive Committee, African Association for the Study of Religions

 

Member, Executive Committee, Society for the Study of Black Religions

 

Member, Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession, American Academy of Religion

 

Member, Twenty First Century Committee, Society of Christian Ethics

 

Member, Program Committee, Society of Christian Ethics

 

Religious Consultant on Reproductive Technology, Health and Ethics

 

Kimball, Charles A.

 

Member, Editorial Board for Perspectives in the Study of Religion

 

Lahurd, Carol J.

 

Member, Editorial Board, Dialog: A Journal of Theology

 

 

 

IV.                                      External Grants Received

 

 

Ilesanmi, Simeon O.

 

National Insitute of Health, "Humans in Research",  Application with six other faculty members: $754,155, pending June 2001.