Psychology, Culture & Religion Group
American Academy of Religion
Annual Meeting Chicago, 2012

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, November 16, 2012
McCormick Place South-401BC

2:00 - 4:00 PM
Beyond A Dangerous Method: Sabina Spielrein’s Influence on Jung, Freud and Piaget

4:30 - 6:30 PM
Teaching Jung:
AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series

7:00 - 9:30 PM
PCR Dinner @ Italian Bistro Volare

Saturday, November 17, 2012
McCormick Place North-426A

9:00 am-11:30 AM
Business Meeting/Works in Progress

Sunday, November 18, 2012
3:00 - 4:30 PM
McCormick Place North-227A

Spirituality in a (Post) Secular Age: European and North-American Perspectives

Sunday, November 18, 2012
5:00 - 6:30 PM
McCormick Place North-227A

Religious and Psychological Responses
to the Decline of Empires

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
9:00 - 11:30 AM
McCormick Place West-471A

Kohutian and Contemporary Self-Psychological Approaches in the Psychology of Religion

 
Presessions

P16-211
Fri., Nov. 16
2:00 -4:00 PM
McCormick Place
South-401BC

Beyond A Dangerous Method:
Sabina Spielrein’s Influence on Jung, Freud and Piaget

Lallene Rector, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Presiding

Panelists:
Pamela Cooper-White, Columbia Theological Seminary
Felicity Brock Kelcourse, Christian Theological Seminary
Isabelle C. Noth, University of Bern, Switzerland

P16-211
Fri., Nov. 16
4:30 -6:30 PM

McCormick Place
South-401BC

Teaching Jung: AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series

John McDargh, Boston College, Presiding

Panelists:
Celia Brickman, Center for Religion and Psychology of Chicago
Christopher F. J. Ross, Wilfrid Laurier University
Gregory Schneider, Pacific Union College

Responding:
Kelly Bulkeley, Graduate Theological Union
Clodagh Weldon, Dominican University

Fri., Nov. 16
7:00 - 9:30 pm

Italian Bistro Volare

PCR Dinner: It is our annual custom to go out to dinner together on Friday evening. Graduate students are especially invited to join us; we'll even pay half your cost for dinner! We'll be at Italian Bistro Volare, 201 East Grand Avenue, (North loop area) (312) 410-9900 http://www.volarerestaurant.com/

A17-136
Sat., Nov. 17
9:00 -11:30 AM

McCormick Place
North-426A

Business Meeting and Works in Progress

Eileen Campbell-Reed, Luther Seminary, Presiding

Business Meeting:

Hetty Zock, University of Groningen
Kirk Bingaman, Fordham University

Main Sessions

A18-270
Sun., Nov
. 18
3:00 -4:30 PM

McCormick Place
North-227A

Spirituality in a (Post) Secular Age:
European and North-American Perspectives

Kirk Bingaman, Fordham University, Presiding

The session will explore “spirituality” and “existential issues” in a (post)secular age.

Panelists:
Lars Danbolt, Norwegian School of Theology
Hetty Zock, University of Groningen
Herman Westerink, University of Vienna

Responding:
Lucy Bregman, Temple University

A18-325
Sun., Nov 18
5:00 - 6:30 PM

McCormick Place
North-227A

Co-sponsored with Religion, Memory, History Group:

Religious and Psychological Responses to the Decline of Empires

Kathleen Bishop, Rutgers University, Presiding

Michael Nichols, Saint Joseph's College
How the World Ended:
Retrospective Eschatology and the Theology of Hope versus Loss

Tim Langille, University of Toronto
Remembering What Was Not in 2 Maccabees

Cedric Johnson, Wesley Theological Seminary
Remembrance, Representation and the Reconstruction of Diasporic African Identities

Responding:
Hans Alma, Universiteit voor Humanistiek te Utrecht

A20-123
Tues., Nov. 20
9:00 -11:30 AM

McCormick Place
West-471A

Kohutian and Contemporary Self-Psychological Approaches
in the Psychology of Religion

Hetty Zock, University of Groningen, Presiding
The session focuses on contemporary self-psychological approaches to religious experience.

Lisa Cataldo, Fordham University
What's Kohut Got to Do With It? Contemporary Self Psychological Theories and Their Implications for Understanding Religious Experience

Peter Capretto, Vanderbilt University
Psychoanalysis, Alterity, and Pneumatology: A Phenomenological and Theological Approach to Empathy and Ethics in Kohut

Storm Swain, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
Bearing the Unbearable: A Window on the Pastoral Transferences

Raynard Smith, New Brunswick Theological Seminary
"My Soul Says Yes to My Lord": Black Churches as Selfobject Environments

Nikolas Zanetti, Boston University
Existential Loneliness Revisited: Challenging Kohut's Ontology of the Self