Volume 30
Issue 3
Fall 2007

 

 

PCR Program 2007 AAR/SBL Meeting

Presessions:
Friday, Nov 16, 2007

2:00- 6:30 pm

Book Panel:
James Perkinson, White Theology:
Outing Supremacy in Modernity

Paul Tillich and Carl Rogers
a Film of a Historic Conversation

6:30-9:30 pm

PCR Dinner

Regular Sessions: Locations TBA

A18-258 Sunday, Nov 18, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Moral Imagination and Ecology
(co-sponsored with
Religion and Social Sciences Group)

A19-120 Monday, Nov 19, 9:00 am-11:30 am
Multiplicity I:
Multiple Selves and Subjects
in Psychological and Theological Perspective

A20-119 Tuesday, Nov 20, 9:00 am-11:30 am
Multiplicity II: Pluralism, Hybridity, and Multiple Subjectivities in Context

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Pamela Cooper-White moving to Decatur

Our PCR co-chair is moving on to greener pastures.  Congratulations, Pam!

"Decatur, GA—At its October meeting, the Board of Trustees of Columbia Theological Seminary approved the appointment of Pamela-Cooper White as professor of pastoral theology, care and counseling. She will begin teaching at Columbia in July 2008.

"Dr. Cooper-White is currently professor of pastoral theology at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and was just awarded the Samaritan Counseling Center of Philadelphia's "Spirit award" for community service in October, 2007.  She is previously the recipient of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors’ 2005 national “Distinguished Achievement in Research and Writing” award. She holds two Ph.D.s, from Harvard University and from the Institute for Clinical Social Work in Chicago, and is the author of four books, Many Voices: Pastoral Psychotherapy and Theology in Relational Perspective (Fortress, 2006), Shared Wisdom: Use of the Self in Pastoral Care and Counseling (Fortress, 2004); The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response (Fortress, 1995), which won the 1995 Top Ten Books award from the Academy of Parish Clergy; and Schoenberg and the God-Idea: The Opera Moses und Aron (UMI Research Press, 1985).She has also authored a small-group resource book titled Women Healing and Empowering, which was commissioned by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in 2000. In addition, she is the author of numerous chapters and articles on pastoral theology, women’s development, and pastoral care of post-traumatic stress.

"Previously, she served as director of the Center of Women and Religion at the Graduate Theological Union. An Episcopal priest and pastoral psychotherapist, Dr. Cooper-White is a clinical Fellow in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC), and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC, Illinois). She is also co-chair of the Person, Culture, and Religion Group of the American Academy of Religion, and is co-editor of the Journal of Pastoral Theology. She has served in congregations in Massachusetts, California, Illinois and Pennsylvania.
Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, offers six graduate degree programs.  The seminary was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). "

 

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News from PCR Members

Prof. Michael Oppenheim, (Dept. of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal) "My recent work, Jewish Philosophy and Psychoanalysis: Narrating the Interhuman (Lexington Books, 2006), is the first study of the three modern Jewish philosophers of relation (Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Emmanuel Levinas) in the context of some significant early post-Freudian psychoanalysts. The book opened up a dialogue between these philosophers and the self-psychoanalyst Erik Erikson, the British analyst Melanie Klein, and the Object Relations thinkers W.R.D. Fairbairn, and D.W. Winnicott, as well as the philosopher/psychoanalyst Luce Irigaray. It explored the similarities and differences in the philosophic and psychoanalytic narratives, grounding these on the shared view that relationships to other persons are a key to understanding the way the self develops and is constituted, how wholeness is achieved, and the dynamics of the authentic life. I would be happy to answer any inquiries. My email is: oppm@alcor.concordia.ca I have found helpful three books that I have been looking at over the past months. They are the second and third volumes in the series Relational Psychoanalysis, edited by Lewis Aron and others; also, Celia Brickman's book, Aboriginal Populations in the Mind: Race and Primitivity in Psychoanalysis, of 2003. "

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Faculty Positions Available

HOBART AND WILLIAM SMITH COLLEGES

Department of Religious Studies seeks a teacher/scholar for a tenure track position in Comparative Theology and Philosophy of Religion.  Ph.D. preferred, AbD considered..  Formal training in Comparative Theology or the Philosophy of Religion and the ability to teach comparative courses on topics such as religious language, hermeneutics or religious ethics is required.  Preference will be given to candidates who are familiar with at least one religion outside of the Abrahamic traditions.  The successful candidate is expected to teach and develop an introductory course in Religious Studies as well as advanced courses.   A commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and in a small liberal arts setting is a must.  Ability to contribute to the interdisciplinary strengths of the Colleges (e.g., Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies, area studies and/or to the general curriculum) is desired.  Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups.  The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or sexual orientation or any other protected status.  Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and writing sample and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by Friday, November 2, 2007.  Interviews will take place at the November 2007 meetings of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego, California.  For further information refer to our website: www.hws.edu.  Send all materials to Tina Phillip, attention Department of Religious Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456.

Department of Religious Studies seeks a teacher/scholar of History of Religions/Comparative Religions with a specialty in Asian religions.  Ph.D. preferred AbD considered.  While this is a tenure track position in Religious Studies, the candidate will work closely with the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.  Ability to teach courses in Hinduism and Buddhism and the ability to develop thematic comparative courses is required.  Competence in ritual studies and other Asian traditions is strongly preferred.  Successful candidates will be expected to teach introductory through advanced courses in Religious Studies and to collaborate with the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures in developing courses as well.  A commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and in a small liberal arts setting is a must.  Ability to contribute to the interdisciplinary strengths of the Colleges (e.g. First Year Seminars or in programs such as Women’s Studies, Environmental Studies, Architectural Studies, Peace Studies) is also desired.  Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups.  The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status or sexual orientation or any other protected status.  Candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, and writing sample and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent by Friday, November 2, 2007.  Interviews will take place at the November 2007 meetings of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego, California.  For further information refer to our website: www.hws.edu.  Send all materials to Tina Phillip, attention Department of Religious Studies, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY 14456.

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Upcoming Research Conference

Religion and Cognitive Science: From Conflict to Connection

January 16-18, 2008, Berkeley, California, sponsored by the Graduate Theological Union and the University of California, Berkeley. This seminar-style gathering will focus on several issues in the emerging dialogue between religious studies and cognitive science, including mind-body philosophy, intentionality and free will, trauma and healing, meditation and dreaming, addiction, visualization, and the historical context of religion-science debates. Speakers include Mark Graves, David Gortner, John Kihlstrom, Eleanor Rosch, Eugene Taylor, Eve Sweetser, Walter Freeman, Jim Emerson, Richard Payne, Tracey Kahan, and several others. For more information, contact kellybulkeley@earthlink.net.

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SBL Psychology and Biblical Studies Group

For updates and online papers, see the Psybibs Website

S18-128 The Aha! of a Ha!: Psychological Insights into Biblical Humor

Sunday, November 18, 2007, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm- Columbia 3 - MM

S19-29 From Anger to Atonement, Inadequacy to Grace: Emotional Transference and Transformation in the Bible

Monday, November 19, 2007, 9:00 am to 11:30 am- Ford A - GH

S19-77 Psychology and the Bible in Practice: Clinic & Classroom

Monday, November 19, 2007, 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm- Edward B - GH

S19-118 Psychology and the Bible in Practice: Congregation & Community

Monday, November 19, 2007, 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm- Emma A - GH

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New Book Series

The following is a message of inquiry regarding potential authors for a new book series on “Critical Issues in Contemporary Religion” by Rowman & Littlefield:

“Each book would cover religious viewpoints on issues most discussed in classrooms and the public forum. Each book in the Series is intended to be academically grounded yet readable and accessible for upper-level undergraduates, general readers, and non-specialist scholars. Books are to be written as broad interest academic works (no edited collections or revised dissertations), concise, and synthetic in nature. Within these parameters, authors would have a substantial amount of liberty in defining the topic and approach.

For further information, contact: 
Brian Romer, Acquisitions Editor
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
bromer@rowman.com
Tel: 503-788-1539

Headquarters:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
4501 Forbes Blvd., Suite 200
Lanham, MD 20706

On the web at www.rowmanlittlefield.com

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Person, Culture & Religion News Volume 30, Issue 3

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