Annual Meeting

2017 Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov 18-21

Boston

The American Academy of Religion brings thousands of professors and students, authors and publishers, religious leaders and interested laypersons to its Annual Meeting each year. Co-hosted with the Society of Biblical Literature, the Annual Meetings are the largest events of the year in the fields of religious studies and theology.

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Program Units from Past Annual Meetings

Sections

Program Unit Name

Tenure

Chair(s) at end of tenure

Asian Religions and History of Religions

1970-1979

Thomas J. Hopkins

Biblical Literature

1970-1983

Fred O. Francis

Philosophy of Religion and Theology

1970-1978

Peter Slater

Roman Catholic Studies

1970

Michael Novak

Groups

Program Unit Name

Tenure

Chair(s) at end of tenure

Sixteenth Century Exegetica

1978-1982

Kenneth Hagen

American Religion and Popular Devotion

1975-1979

C. Carlyle Haaland and Peter W. Williams

Ascetic Impulse in Religious Life and Culture

1993-1997

Dianne M. Bazell and Gail Corrington-Streete

Constructs of Ancient History and Religion

1991-1998

David M. Gunn and Paula M. McNutt

Constructs of the Social and Cultural Worlds of Antiquity

1990-1999

David M. Gunn

Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion

1979-1983

Thomas Dean and Peter Slater

Currents in Contemporary Christology

1982-1990

Terence J. Martin and Mark K. Taylor

Death and Dying

1975-1977

Clayton Stalnaker

Empiricism in American Religious Thought

1986-1992

Nancy Frankenberry and Jerome A. Stone

Europe and the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity 2005 David Frankfurter

Hinduism

1978-1982

Jack Hawley

History of the Study of Religion

1986-1999

Abrahim H. Khan

Interpretation Theory of Paul Ricoeur

1976-1982

Loretta Dornisch

Issues in the Thought of Paul Tillich

1989-1999

Sharon P. Burch

Liberation Theology

1978-1990

Katie Geneva Cannon and Lee Cormie

Millenialism Studies 1995-2002 Eugene Gallagher

Modern Religious Movements in India/Religion in Modern India

1978-1982

George M. Williams

Narrative Interpretation and Theology

1982-1991

William Werpehowski

Psycho-Social Interpretations in Theology

1973-1977

Lucy Bregman and Walter Lowe

Public School Religion Studies

1975-1979

Nicholas Piediscalzi

Quranic Studies

1979-1985

Andrew Rippin

Religion and Ecology

1974-1978

Gustave Todrank

Religion in Eastern Europe and the Former USSR

1993-2000

Leslie A. Muray and J. Shawn Landres

Religion, Peace, and War

1985-1998

Simon Harak

Religious Social Ethics

1975-1982

Gibson Winter

Rhetoric and Religious Discourse

1985-1991

Rebecca Chopp and Susan E. Shapiro

Scandinavian Theology

1975-1980

Henry Vander Goot

Signifying (on) Scriptures Group 2005-2007 Vincent Wimbush and Yvonne Chireau

Social World of Ancient Israel

1976-1980

Frank S. Frick and Norman K. Gottwald

Social World of Early Christianity

1975-1980

Leander E. Keck and Carolyn Osiek

Structural Analysis of Religion

1979-1982

Hans Penner

Theology and Process Thought

1978-1983

Delwin Brown

Trickster Myths

1978-1980

William Hynes

Wittgenstein and the Study of Religion/ Wittgenstein and Religious Studies

1978-1982

Andrew Burgess

Religion of the American Indian/Native American Traditions

1973-1979

Sam Gill

Seminars

Program Unit Name

Tenure

Chair(s) at end of tenure

Albrecht Ritschl

1988-1989

William R. Barnett

Buddhist Relic Veneration

1994-1997

David Germano and Kevin Trainor

Business and Organizational Ethics

1984-1994

Don Jones

Categories of the Divine and the Human in Western Antiquity

1987-1993

Eugene V. Gallagher and James D. Tabor

Comparative Philosophy and Religion 2008-2012 Morny Joy and Tsingsong Vincent Shen
Constructions of Ancient Space 2000-2004 Jon L. Berquist and James W. Flanagan

Euro-American Studies

1987-1994

Frederick Herzog and Marjorie Suchocki

Kierkegaard

1983-1989

Abrahim Khan

Lonergan and the Future

1985-1989

Nancy C. Ring

Myth

1973-1974

Lee W. Gibbs and W. Taylor Stevenson

Practice of Christianity in Roman Africa

1997-2001

J. Patout Burns and Robin Jensen

Rastafari in Global Context: Religion & Culture 1998-2002 Richard Salter

Process Thought, The Nishida School of Buddhist Philosophy in Comparative Perspective

1985-1991

Francis H. Cook and Tokiyuki Nobuhara

Religion in the American West 2008-2012 James Bennett and Quincy Newell
Religion, Food, and Eating in North America 2008-2012 Benjamin Zeller

Roman Catholic Modernism

1979-1998

Phyllis H. Kaminski and Charles J. T. Talar

Schleiermacher

1983-1989

Terrence Tice

Seminar in Dialectic

1977-1982

Vernon Gregson

Spirituality

1982-1988

Bradley Hanson

Studies on the Baha'i Faith/Baha'i Studies

1985-1991

Robert H. Stockman

Studies in Yogācāra Buddhism 1998-2002 Joe Wilson and Dan Lusthaus

Swedenborg Issues and Influence

1991-1997

Jane Williams-Hogan

Tantric Studies

1994-1999

Charles D. Orzech

Theology and the Phenomenological Movement

1985-1991

Walter J. Lowe

Theosophy and Theosophic Thought

1994-1998

James Santucci

Tokugawa Religion

1997-2001

Elizabeth G. Harrison and Dennis E. Lishka

Zen Buddism 2002-2006 Gereon Kopf and Jin Y. Park

Zoroastrianism/ Zoroastrianism and the Iranian Religions

1985-1991

H. Michael Simmons

Consultations

Program Unit Name

Tenure

Chair(s) at end of tenure

Academic Integrity and the New Religious Movements

1982-1983

Joe Bettis and Timothy Miller

Academic Issues in Religious Publishing

1983-1984

James Heaney

African Religions

1980

Newell Booth

Aging and Religious Studies

1990-1991

Leo Sandon

Archives

1984

Andrew D. Scrimgeour

Art and the Bible

1979

Joseph Gutmann

Autobiography and Religious Studies

1994-1996

John D. Barbour

Bible in American Cultures

1990-1991

Douglas Jacobsen

Compositional History of Whitehead's Writings

1983

Lewis Ford

Conversion

1982

Paula Fredriksen Landes

East Asian Religions

1994-1998

Tom Selover and Michiko Yusa

Eastern Christianity

1977-1984

Sydney Griffith

Ecological Issues and Religious Reflection

1986-1987

William C. French

Esotericism/Esotericism and Perennialism

1984-1990

James B. Robinson

Feminist Theory and Religion

1985-1986

Dorothy Austin and Naomi Goldberg

Foucault 2004-2006 Thomas Beaudoin

History of Christianity: Continental Influences Upon American Methodism

1979

J. Steven O'Malley

History of Christianity: Modern British Christianity

1979

Dale A. Johnson and James C. Livingston

History of Christianity: Patristics/Medieval

1979

J. Patout Burns

History of Women in Judaism

1986

Barbara Geller Nathanson and Susannah Heschel

Interreligious Dialogue

1988-1989

Thomas Dean and Arvind Sharma

Issues in Interreligious Interchange

1992-1997

Chester Gillis

Jacques Ellul and the Study of Religion

1987-1988

Daniel B. Clendenin

Jonathan Edwards

1988-1989

John F. Wilson

Jungian Psychology and the Study of Religion

1980

James Gross and Luther Martin

Marxism and Religion

1990

Bruce Grelle

Men's Experience and Religion

1980-1982

Joseph Ramisch

Myth and Symbol

1985

Walter B. Gulick

Narrative Theory and Religion

1987-1988

Robert Detweiler

Palestinian Theology and Interreligious Dialogue in the Middle East

1997-2000

Rosemary Radford Ruether and Donald E. Wagner

Pannenberg Studies

1989

Stanley Grenz

Personal Religious Syncretism

1978-1979

Harry Buck and Joanna Macy

Polanyi Studies

1980

Phil Mullins

Political Theology

1983-1984

Vernon Gregson

Post Modernism

1978-1979

Daniel Noel

Prehistoric Religions

1987-1988

James B. Harrod

Religion and Dream

1983-1984

Patricia Cox-Miller and David L. Miller

Religion and Human Rights 1997-2002 Arvind Sharma and Sumner Twiss

Religion and Public Policy

1988-1989

Richard Rubenstein

Religion in Central and Eastern Europe 1999-2004 Andrii Krawchuk and J. Shawn Landres

Religion in the Courts

1986

Allen H. Cutler

Religious Foundations of Western Civilization

1978-1980

Samuel Laeuchli

Religious Pluralism/Comparative Religion

1978

Willard Oxtoby

Religious Studies in the Nuclear Age

1984

Ira Chernus

Religious Totalism

1989

Carl A. Taschke

Sacred Biography

1983

William Darrow

Simone Weil

1978-1979

Thomas Idinopulos

Study of the Latter Day Saints/Study of the Latter Day Saints Religious Tradition

1986-1987

Gordon C. Thomasson

The Spatial Dimension of Religious Life

1987-1988

Lonnie D. Kliever

The Spiritual Journey

1992-1993

Paul Mundschenk

The Urantia Book

1985

John C. Meagher

Theology and Christian Spirituality

1978

Barry Woodbridge

Theology and Post-Modernism

1988-1989

David R. Crownfield

Theology of Catastrophe

1978-1979

John M. Oesterreicher

Theory of and Methods for the Study of Religion

1983-1984

Charles Vernoff

Thomas Merton

1979-1980

Mary L. Schneider

Victorian Religion

1980

Dale Johnson and Dale Livingston

Visual Arts

1979

John W. Cook

Western Esotericism from the Early Modern Period

1999-2001

James Santucci

Women and Religious Communities

1987-1988

Constance F. Parvey

Women and the Church

1985-1986

Constance F. Parvey

World Council of Churches

1982-1983

Clifford Green