Divided by Faith: Conference Schedule

Paul Harvey

Earlier we posted an announcement on the conference "Divided by Faith," a symposium at Indiana Wesleyan University about Michael Emerson's and Christian Smith's book of that title. Below is the conference schedule; as you will see, blog contributors Philip Luke Sinitiere and Edward J. Blum, and friend of the blog Charles Irons, are among the participants. Click here for more conference information, registration, etc.

Divided by Faith: A Decade Retrospective
October 15-16, 2010
Indiana Wesleyan University Student Center
Sponsored by the John Wesley Honors College

4:00-5:30 pm

Session 1: “Historical Realities”

* Dr. Miles Mullin, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
“‘Are Negroes Cursed?’ The Shaping of Twentieth Century Evangelical Attitudes towards the Problem of Race in America”

* Dr. Phillip Luke Sinitiere, Sam Houston State University
“To Act Justly, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly: Historical Reflections on Divided by Faith”

* Ryon Cobb, Florida State University
“The Same Yesterday, Today, and Forever? White Evangelical Racial Attitudes Across Time, 1977-2008”

* Dr. Peter Slade (Chair), Ashland University

6:00-7:00 pm
Welcome Dinner

7:15-8:30 pm
Opening Plenary
* Dr. Wayne Schmidt, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University (moderator)
* Dr. Michael Emerson, Rice University

8:30-10:00 am
Session 2: “Historical Alternatives”

* Dr. Charles Irons, Elon University
“Reconstruction, the Segregation of Southern Churches, and Divided by Faith”

* Dr. Edward Blum, San Diego State University
“When Jesus Crossed the Color Line: Interracial Exchanges at the Nadir of American Race Relations”

* Dr. Curtis Evans, University of Chicago Divinity School
“Demonstrating the Sufficiency of Christianity to Solve the Race Problem”

Bedford, Jones, and Leedy Banquet Room

10:00-10:30 am
Coffee Break
Hallway outside Bedford, Jones, and Leedy Banquet Room

10:30-12:00 pm

Session 3: “Glimmers of Hope”

* Dr. Brantley Gassaway, Bucknell University
“‘Glimmers of Hope’: Progressive Evangelical Leaders and Racism, 1970-2000”

* Paul Grant, University of Wisconsin
“Race, Memory, and the Evangelical Missions Movement: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship 1967-1973 and 1997-2003”

* Dr. Paul Rumrill, Liberty University
“Promoting Change: Transitioning from Uniracial to Multiethnic Corporate Worship”

* Dr. Julie Park (chair), Miami University

12:00-1:30 pm

1:30-3:00 pm
Session 4: “Challenges Ahead"

* Dr. Erica Wong, Research Affiliate, Rice University
“Knotted Together: Congregational Mission and Racial Integration”

* Dr. Darryl Scriven, Tuskegee University
“The Call to Blackness in American Christianity”

* Dr. Korie Edwards, Ohio State University
“‘Much A-do about Nothing’?: A Discussion of Multiracial Churches in American Race Relations”

* Dr. Bruce Fields, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (chair)

3:00-3:30 pm
Coffee Break

3:30-4:30 pm
Closing Plenary: Dr. Michael Emerson


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