JULY 1, 2001 TO JUNE 30, 2002


I.                                                                  Publication, Performances, Exhibits

II.                                                              Papers and Presentations

III.                                                          Editorships, Offices and Consultancies

IV.                                                          External Grants Received



I.                  Publications, Performances, Exhibits



Boyd, Stephen B.


“ ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem’: The Psycho-social Roots of Sin and Possibilities for Healing. “ The Spirituality of Men: Sixteen Christians Write About Their Faith, Philip L. Cuthbertson, Fortress Press, 2002


Ford, James L.


“Jokei and Honen: Debating Buddhist Liberation in Medieval Japan…..Then and Now.”  Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies (peer review), Third

Series, no. 3, Fall, 2001


“The Rhetoric of ‘Other-Power’ and ‘Easy Practice’ in Medieval Japanese Buddhism.” Japanese Journal of Religious Studies (peer review) 28, 1-2, Spring, 2002.


Foskett, Mary F.


A Virgin Conceived: Mary and Classical Representations of Virginity: Indiana University Press, June 2002.


Hoglund, Kenneth G.


“What the Bible Really Says…” Six week series for Adult Sunday School, Holy Trinity Church, Greensboro, NC April 7-May 12, 2002.


Horton, Fred L.


(with Blakely, Jeffery A)  “Site Identification Old and New: The Example of Tell el-Hesi.” Near Eastern Archaeology 64/1-2 (2001): 24-36


“History of Christianity.” The Shepherd Center, Winston Salem, NC April 11, 2002.


“The Economy of Forgiveness.” St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, Winston Salem, NC, February 17,24 March 3,10,17, 2002.


“John: The Sacramental Gospel.” St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Winston Salem, NC April 7,14,21,28, May 5, 12, 2002.


Ilesanmi, Simeon O.


“Religion and Public Life in Africa: A comparative perspective on the ethics of responsibility.” Taking Responsibility: Comparative Perspectives, ed. Winston Davis (Charlottesville and London: University of Virginia Press, 2001) 253-71.


Review: In the Time of Many Worlds: Myth, Morals and Global Dynamics, William Schweiker.  Reviewed for Routledge Press, December 2001.


“Constitutional Treatment of Religion and the Politics of Human Rights in Nigeria.” African Affairs: Journal of the Royal Society of Arts 100 (2001), 529-554.


Kimball, Charles A.


“Islamic Fundamentalism.” The Christian Science Monitor, October 3, 2001.


“Examining Islamic Militancy: Roots of Rancor.”  The Christian Century, October 24-31, 2001.


“We Need Accurate Picture of Islam”. Winston Salem Journal, December 8, 2001.


“Religion of Peace?” Wake Forest Magazine, December 2001.


LaHurd, Carol J.


“Re-Viewing Luke 15 with Arab Christian Women.” A Feminist Companion to Luke-Acts, ed. Amy-Jill Levine with Marianne Blickenstaff, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press,



Swartzentruber, Elaine K.


“Practicing our Faith.” Lenten Lecture Series, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Salisbury, NC Feb.- Mar. 2002.


“Response.” To Continue The Dialogue: Biblical Interpretation and Homosexuality ed. Kraus, C. Norman, Pandora Press US 2001.


II.         Papers and Presentations


Collins, John E.


Paper: “From Thought to Finish: Some Products Student Friendly Pedagogy.”  Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Religious Studies Association, Barton College, Wilson, NC, October 2001.


Ford, James L.


 Paper: “Jokei and the ‘Place’ of Devotion in Medieval Japanese Buddhism.”

American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. November 2001.


“Current Research on the Jishu.” Presided panel, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. November 2001.


Foskett, Mary F.


Presentation: “Miriam/Mariam/Maria: Literary Genealogy and the Genesis of Mary in the Protevangelium of James.” Mary Magdalen: Prophet and Apostle in the Miriamic Tradition, sponsored by the General Theological Seminary and the Center for Religious Inquiry, St. Bartholomew’s Church, NYC, February 2002.


Presentation:  “Like a Virgin? Sex and Desire in Early Christian Literature,” the Dr. C. Dorsey Horton and Maxine Horton Lecture Series, Furman University,

March 18, 2002


Hoglund, Kenneth G.


Paper: “Finding a Date for the Composition of Chronicles” Chronicles-Ezra-Nehemiah Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver CO, November 2001.


Paper: “Regular Cultic Support as Royal Legitimation: Perspectives on King and Cult in the Second Temple Period Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Denver CO, November 2001.





Horton, Fred L.


Invited Panelist: “Excavating Jesus”, Society of Biblical Literature and American Schools of Oriental Research Regional Meeting, March 10, 2002, Atlanta, GA.


Ilesanmi, Simeon O.


Paper:  “Muslim Personal/Family Law and the crisis of modernity in Nigeria”.  Presented at the Ford Foundation-sponsored Second Symposium on Islamic Law in African Project, Dakar, June 29-July 1, 2001


Paper:  “ Institutional order/disorder: understanding local and global responsibility for African poverty from an Orunmilaist human rights approach.”

Presented at the Ford Foundation-sponsored Seminar on Religion and Poverty, Nairobi, Kenya, July 16-27, 2001.


Paper:  “Ethical issues in research on religions in Africa”. Presented to the African Religions panel on Religion and Ethics in Africa at the American Academy of Religion, Denver, CO, November 2001.


Paper: “Moral Revolution, Human Rights and the Myth of African Cultural Uniqueness”. J. Omar Good Lecture given at Juniata College, Huntington, PA, March 12, 2002.


Kimball, Charles A.


WFU Presentations: Board of Trustees, Babcock Board of Visitors and Alumni Council; Divinity School Board of Visitors; Alumni Council; Parents Council; Faculty Symposium; and WFU Forum.


The Marshall Lecture at Transylvania University.  Lexington, KY  Feb, 11, 2002.


Annual Lecture at the Center on Religion in the South.  Columbia, SC  April 18, 2002.


The Merrick Lecture at Ohio Wesleyan University.  Delaware, OH  April 22, 2002.


LaHurd, Carol J.


Presentation:  “In the Light of the Crescent Moon: Women in the Arab Islamic Contest”.  Presented to the 2001 Southeastern World Affairs Institute, Black Mountain, NC, July 27, 2001.


Presentation:  “Women and Peacemaking”, International Scholars Annual Trialoague, Skopje, Macedonia, May 10-14, 2001.


Paper: “The Three Abrahamic Religions and the Prospects for Peace in the Middle East”, presented at conference on Non-Violence in the Contemporary World: Society, Politics and Religion, Elon University, Elon, NC April 23-24, 2002.




III.         Editorships, Offices and Consultancies



Boyd, Stephen, B.


Editorial Board, Harvard Theological Review


Associate Editor, Journal of Men’s Studies


Member, Board of Directors, American Men’s Studies Association


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


Collins, John E.


Chair, Editorial Board, “Thinking About Religion”, digital publication of the North Carolina Religious Studies Association.


Webmaster, Home Page of the North Carolina Religious Studies Association.


Ford, James L.


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


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





Foskett, Mary F.


Co-Chair, Asian and Asian-American Biblical Hermeneutics Section, Society of Biblical Literature


Member, Steering Committee, Synoptic Gospels Section, Society of Biblical Literature


General Secretary, Ethnic Chinese Biblical Colloquium


Honorary Member, Golden Key International Honor Society


Hoglund, Kenneth G.


Associate Editor, Near Eastern Archaeology


Member, Old Testament Editorial Committee, Smyth-Helwys Bible Commentary Series


Horton, Fred L.


Member, Judicial Council


Member, Editorial Board, Joint Expedition to Tell el-Hesi


Member, Board of Examining Chaplains, Diocese of North Carolina


Chair, Program of the Church Committee, Diocese of North Carolina


Member, Ethics Committee, Hospice and Palliative Care of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County


Ilesanmi, Simeon O.


Associate Editor, Journal of Religious Ethics


Referee, Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics


Series editor, African Association for the Study of Religion


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


Co-Chair, African Religious Group, American Academy of Religion


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


Co-chair, Islamic-Christian Comparative Ethics Group, Society of Christian Ethics


Member, Program Committee, Society of Christian Ethics


LaHurd, Carol J.


Member, Editorial Board, A Journal of Theology



IV.            External Grants Received


Ford, James L.


$25,000          “Hoben: Re-Imagining a Central Buddhist Concept in Japan from                    

                         the Middle Ages to the Present”.  Japan Foundation Research