Psychology, Culture & Religion Group
(formerly Person, Culture & Religion)
American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting 2008

See the Annual Meeting guide with sessions, times & locations.

PRESENTERS: Take a look at the PCR Guidelines for Presenters
for helpful hints on how PCR sessions differ from the usual AAR practice.

Pre- Sessions:

Main Sessions:

Friday, October 31, 2008
Palmer House Hilton, Salon 7

2:00- 3:45
BOOK PANEL: MOURNING RELIGION

4:00-5:00 pm
PAPER: Heavenly Services: Psychological Reflections on Today’s Attractiveness of Angels

5:15-6:15 pm
PRAXIS REFLECTION: Knowing through Becoming - Exercises in Documentary Theater

7:30-9:30 pm
PCR DINNER

Saturday, November 1, 2008
Palmer House Hilton-LaSalle 3

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
WORKS IN PROGRESS

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
PCR BUSINESS MEETING/ELECTIONS

 

 

Saturday - 1:00 -3:30 pm
Palmer House Hilton Salon 3

A1-224 PSYCHOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS
REFLECTIONS ON TERROR AND ANXIETY

Monday - 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Palmer House Hilton Salon 4-6
A3-225 PSYCHOLOGIES AND/OF RACE

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PRE-SESSIONS:

Friday, Oct 31

PCR Pre-Sessions

M31-210

2:00-3:45 pm
Palmer House Hilton
Salon 7

Book Panel:
Mourning Religion
Bill Parsons, Diane Jonte-Pace and Susan Henking, Eds.,
University of Virginia Press, 2008

Introductory remarks: Diane Jonte-Pace, Santa Clara University, California   

Comments:

  • Pamela Cooper-White, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA
  • Naomi Goldenberg, University of Ottawa, Canada

Respondents:

  • Celia Brickman, Center for Religion and Psychotherapy, Chicago
  • William Parsons, Rice University, Houston, Texas
  • Susan Henking, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, New York

3:45-4:00 pm

Coffee Break

4:00-5:00 pm

Paper Presentation and Discussion

Heavenly Services: Psychological Reflections on Today’s Attractiveness of Angels
Sebastian Murken, University of Trier, Germany

5:15-6:15 pm

Praxis Reflection

Knowing through Becoming - Exercises in Documentary Theater:
Reflections on "Red Books: Our Search for Ellen White"
A. Gregory Schneider, Pacific Union College, Anwin, California
Mei Ann Teo, Artist-in-Residence, Pacific Union College

PCR Friday Dinner
7:30- 9:30 p.m.
Location TBA

It is our annual custom to go out to dinner together on Friday evening. Details about location and price will be posted when available. Graduate students are especially invited to join us; we'll even pay half your cost for dinner!

   

Saturday
Nov 1

Pre-Sessions Continued

M1-116

9:00–10:30 am
Palmer House HILTON
LaSalle 3

Open Discussion of Works in Progress
– New scholars and graduate students welcome!

10:30–11:30 AM

PCR Business Meeting/Elections
Kathleen Bishop and Pamela Cooper-White, PCR Co-Chairs

MAIN SESSIONS:
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A1-224

Saturday - 1:00 -3:30 pm
Palmer House hilton
Salon 3

MAIN SESSION 1: 
AFTER 9/11: PSYCHOLOGICAL AND RELIGIOUS REFLECTIONS ON TERROR AND ANXIETY

Kirk A. Bingaman, Fordham University
The Convergence Of Post-9/11 Anxiety With Supermodernity

Anisah Bagasra, Claflin University
The Dehumanization of Arabs & Muslims post 9/11:
Its Social and Psychological Implications for American Muslims

Jill Petersen Adams, Syracuse University
The Politics of Mourning and Judith Butler’s Precarious Life

James L. Jones, Rutgers University
The Religious and Psychological Roots of Religious Terrorism

Storm Swain, Union Theological Seminary, New York
Trinity, Trauma and Transformation. A Trinitarian Pastoral Theology
reflected in the experience of the Chaplains at the 9/11 Temporary Morgue at Ground Zero

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A3-225

Monday - 1:00 pm-3:30 pm
Palmer House Hilton
Salon 4-6

MAIN SESSION 2:
PSYCHOLOGIES AND/OF RACE

Roshan Kalantar, Iliff School of Theology
"Only God Can Judge Me": mapping the religious discourse of 'at-risk" youth

Lauren Price, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
Decolonizing Consciousness

Kathryn Lyndes, Elmhurst College
Self Psychology as a Psychology of Race-Gender and Gender-Race Selfobject Experiences

Lallene Rector, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
Narcissistic Dimensions of Racial Identity:
The Role of Selfobject Experiences in the Development and Maintenance of "Whiteness"

Lisa Cataldo, Fordham University
Whiteness real and unreal: Destruction, survival and racial melancholia