July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004



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 House Divided: The Punishment of Adam”, Chapter 3 and “A New Creation: The Call to a Center and Over the Boundaries”.  The Men We Long to Be: Beyond Lonely Warriors and Desperate Lovers, Rowman and Littlefield: Lanham, MD, 2003.


Cooper, Valerie C.


“Someplace to Cry: Jephthah’s Daughter and the Double Dilemma of Black Women in America”, Pregnant Passion: Gender, Sex and Violence in the Bible, Cheryl A. Kirk-Duggan, ed. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003.


Ford, James L.


Review: “Engendering Faith: Women and Buddhism in Premodern Japan”, Barbara Ruch, ed. The Journal of Japanese Studies, Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan, 2002.


Foskett, Mary F.


Ways of Being, Ways of Reading: Asian American Biblical Interpretation,  Chalice Press, forthcoming.


“Miriam, Mariam, Maria: Literary Genelogy and the Protevangelium of James” Mariam The Magdalen and the Mother, Deidre Good, ed.,  Indiana Press, forthcoming.


Ilesanmi, Simeon O.


Review:“There are no human rights?”, Journal of Religious Ethics.


Review: “Sub-Saharan Africa in the Third Millennium: Does the Process of Globalization Offer a New Hope or Doom?  Towards a new Ethic for Sustainable Development and a Just International Order”, Journal of Religious Ethics.


Review: “Toward ‘The Rights of the Poor’: Human Rights in Liberation Theology”, Journal of Religious Ethics.


Review: “Supernaturalist Moral Realism and Moral Attitudes”, Journal of Religious Ethics.


Review: “Pre-emptive Justice? Just Cause, Unrealized Threats, and the Grounds for War”, Journal of Religious Ethics.


“Leave No Poor Behind: Globalization and the Imperative of Socio-Economic and Development Rights from an African Perspective”, Journal of Religious Ethics, 32.1 (2004)  71-92.


Kimball, Charles A.


“The Just Peacemaking Paradigm and Middle East Conflicts”, Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, Vol. 23, summer 2003.


“Islamic Militancy”, Harvard International Review, Vol. 26, No. 1, spring 2004.





II.               Papers and Presentations



Collins, John E.


Paper: “In Praise of Chaos”, North Carolina Religious Studies Association, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 22, 2003.


Ford, James L.


 Paper: “The Aesthetics of Koshiki (Buddhist Ceremonials): Fostering Karmic Connections with Miroku and Kannon in Medieval Japan”, Annual Meeting of the Southern Japan Seminar (The Aesthetics of Nirvana) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. November 8, 2003.


Foskett, Mary F.


“Obscured Beginnings: The Rhetoric of origins in Biblical Studies and the Construction of an Asian American Biblical Hermneneutic”, Plenary Address, International Congress on Ethnic Chinese Biblical Scholarship, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong, China, May 2004.


Hoglund, Kenneth G.


Paper: “The Burden of Wisdom in Sirach 6.20-22”, Wisdom Literature Section, International Meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature, Cambridge, England, July 2003.


Presentation: “Reflections on Roland E. Murphy as a Classroom Teacher”, AAR/SBL South Eastern Regional Meeting, Atlanta GA, March 2004.


Horton, Fred L.


Paper: “Dualism in the new Testament: A Surprising Rhetoric and a Rhetoric of Surprise”, International Conference on Dualism, Chapel Hill, NC, June 3-5, 2003.


Ilesanmi, Simeon O.


Presentation: “An examination of religion and poverty in Nigeria: A human rights approach”, Ford Foundataion sponsored Seminar on Religion and Poverty, Kingston, Jamaica, July 16-29, 2003.


Kimball, Charles A.


Presentation:  Five lectures at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, August 11-15, 2003.


Presentation:  Four lectures at the national meeting of presidents, chaplains and faculty from 50 UCC/Disciples colleges and seminaries, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA, October 205, 2003.


Presentation and response to panel presentations/papers: When Religion Becomes Evil, annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, November 24, 2003.


Presentation: Convocation Address, Alliance of Baptists National Meeting, Dayton, OH, April 17, 2004.


Presentation: Lecture at the Pennsylvania Pastors Conference, Harrisburg, PA, November 9, 2003.


Neal, Lynn S.


Paper: “The Leo Frank Case: Sidelights and Shadows on Religious Intolerance” North American Religions Section, “Best Paper Proposals 2003, Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion.


Swartzentruber, Elaine K.


“50 Miles of Elbow Room: The Perils of Being and Academic in “service to the church”, Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Atlanta, GA, November 2003.





            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.


Editorial Board, “Thinking About Religion”, on-line Journal of the North Carolina Religious Studies Association.


Member, Steering Committee for Programs, North Carolina Religious Studies Association.


Ford, James L.


Executive Secretary, Society for the Study of Japanese Religions, 1999-2005


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


Foskett, Mary F.


Editorial Reviewer, New York University Press


Member, Committee on Underrepresented Ethnic Minorities in the Profession, Society of Biblical Literature


Co-Chair, Steering Committee, Asian and Asian-American Biblical Hermeneutics Group, society of Biblical Literature


General Secretary, Ethnic Chinese Biblical Colloquium


Hoglund, Kenneth G.


Editor, Old Testament Section, Smyth-Helwys Biblical Commentary Series


Horton, Fred L.


Member, Tell el-Hesi Publication Committee


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


Member, Board of Examining Chaplains, Diocese of North Carolina



Ilesanmi, Simeon O.


Associate Editor:  Journal of Religious Ethics


Series Editor:  African Association for the Study of Religion


Referee:  Annual of the Society of Christian Ethics


Member, Editorial Board:  Advancing Human Rights Book Series, Georgetown University Press


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


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


Member, Executive Committee: African Association for the Stud y 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, Executive Committee, African and African-American Religious Ethics, Society of Christian Ethics


Religious Consultation on Reproductive Technology, Health and Ethics


Kimball, Charles A.


Member: WFU Faculty Athletic Committee


Consultant: North Carolina State Education Association on “Teaching Islam in Public Schools” July 2003


Consultant:  Rockefeller Brothers Fund planning retreat, Tarrytown, NY  July 2003


Consultant:  Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Atlanta, GA 2003


Consultant:  Baptist Center for Ethics 2004


Consultant:  Churches for Middle East Peace


Consultant:  U.S. Interreligious Committee for Peace in the Middle East


Consultant:  Numerous churches and denominational agencies on educational programs related to Islam, the Middle East and Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations



Neal, Lynn S.


Referee:  Journal of Religion and Popular Culture


Swartzentruber, Elaine K.


Consultant:  Ethics of Adoption for Carolina Adoptions Services



IV. External Grants Received


None for this fiscal year.