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ASCH SESSIONS AT AHA MEETING, NEW YORK 2015

FRIDAY, JANUARY 2
Reinterpreting the American Religious Narrative through the Lens of the
Primitive and the Pragmatic
Friday, January 2, 2015: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
New York Hilton, Hudson Suite
Chair: Angela Tarango, Trinity University
Papers:
Pragmatism and Primitivism in the Early American Republic
Amanda Porterfield, Florida State University
Azuza's "Poor, Rough Indian from Central Mexico": Missing Data and Theoretical Lacunae in
Pentecostal Historiography
Daniel Ramirez, University of Michigan
Pentecostal Missions and the Global Expansion of Spirit-Filled Christianity
Heather Curtis, Tufts University
The Paradoxes of Twenty-First Century Pentecostal Primitivism and Pragmatism
Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University Bloomington
Comment: Grant Wacker, Duke Divinity School

Border Crossings: World Christianities and the West from the Mid-Twentieth
Century to the Present
Friday, January 2, 2015: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: David King, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Papers:
The Emergence of the "Younger Church" after the Korean War: American Missionaries, Korean
Ministers, and the Uneasy Beginnings of the Reverse Mission to the West, 195065
William Yoo, Columbia Theological Seminary

Seek Justice: Sex Trafficking and Missionary Humanitarianism


Kimberly Pendleton, George Washington University
Comment: David King, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

Raising a Righteous Generation: Educating Christians in the Transatlantic


World
Friday, January 2, 2015: 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
New York Hilton, Hudson Suite
Chair: Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College
Papers:
[F]ull of Profound Learning and Sublime Devotion: The Role of Patristic Sources in the
Training of New Englands Puritan Clergy
Ann-Stephane Schaefer, University of Applied Sciences, Mainz
Foxes Children: Rereading the Book of Martyrs in Nineteenth-Century American Childrens
Literature
Heike Jablonski, University of Heidelberg
Let Our Popular Schools then be Christian: Religion and Transatlantic Educational Reform
in the 1830s
David Komline, University of Notre Dame
Comment: Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College

Tour of Harlem Religious Sites


Friday, January 2, 2015: 2:30 PM-5:30 PM
New York Hilton, Americas Hall I
Leaders: David R. Bains, Samford University; Daniel Sack, Independent Scholar; Peter W.
Williams, Miami University, Ohio

Executive Committee Meeting

Friday, January 2, 2015: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM


New York Hilton, Conrad Hilton Suite

Spiritual Midwifery: The Role of Religion in Midwifery Training and Practices


in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Friday, January 2, 2015: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: Horace Means, United Theological Seminary
Papers:
Spiritualizing Maternity: Responses from the Counterculture
Marianne Martin Delaporte, Notre Dame de Namur University
Sisters As Midwives: Soeurs de la Charite Maternelle of Metz during the Nineteenth Century
Morag Martin, College at Brockport (State University of New York)
Sisterhood and Grace: Mormon Women as Obstetricians and Midwives
Mary Melcher, Sharlot Hall Museum
Invisible Parteras: Midwives Surviving Colonization in New Mexico
Rebecca Tatum, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
Comment: Jessica Ann Sheetz-Nguyen, University of Central Oklahoma

Counsellor, Critic, Comforter, Colleague: Preaching at Court in Early Modern


Europe
Friday, January 2, 2015: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: Douglas Shantz, University of Calgary
Papers:
Christoph Brunchorst (160464): A Thuringian Court Preacher and His Times
Mary Noll Venables, Independent Scholar
Preaching for the King: Pietist Sermons and Ecclesiastical-Political Discussions at the Court of
Frederick William I of Prussia
Benjamin Marschke, Humboldt State University

The Word of the "Ecclesiastical Monarchy? Court Preachers in France during the Early
Modern Period
Benoist Pierre, Universit FranoisRabelais de Tours
Comment: Douglas Shantz, University of Calgary

Doing History
Friday, January 2, 2015: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
New York Hilton, Hudson Suite
Chair: Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College
Papers:
Doing History
David Steinmetz, Duke Divinity School
Paper will be read by Jennifer Graber, University of Texas at Austin
"There Is Dark and Amazing Intricacy in the Ways of Providence": Story Telling As History,
History As Story Telling
David Hall, Harvard University
Who Makes History? American Religious Historians and the Problem of Historical Agency
Catherine A. Brekus, Harvard Divinity School
Comment: Peter Kaufman, George Matthews and Virginia Brinkley Modlin Chair, University of
Richmond

Council Meeting
Friday, January 2, 2015: 7:30 PM-10:00 PM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite

SATURDAY, JANUARY 3
Women in Theology and Church History Breakfast
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 7:00 AM-8:30 AM
New York Hilton, East Suite

Evangelico, Injiliyya, Evangelical: World Christianity and Histories of


Evangelicalism
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: Joel A. Carpenter, Calvin College
Papers:
Coming from the Outside: Why Did Uganda Want to "Kill the Gays"?
Jason Bruner, Arizona State University
Reading Church History in Arabic: Syrian Christian and Muslim Representations of
Evangelicalism in Ottoman Syria
Deanna Womack, Princeton Theological Seminary
Crossing Boundaries in Buenos Aires: Ren Padilla, Jos Miguez Bonino, and Theological
Exchange within Latin American Protestantism
David Kirkpatrick, University of Edinburgh
Improving "The Plight of the Free World": China and the Rise of Evangelical Internationalism
in Christianity Today
Aaron Griffith, Duke Divinity School
Comment: Joel A. Carpenter, Calvin College

Religious Cultures and Agriculture: Farming, Faith, and American Identity


Saturday, January 3, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: Joseph Kip Kosek, George Washington University
Papers:
The Cultivation of Culture: Anthropological Depictions of Native American Religions in the
Assimilation Era
Sarah Dees, Indiana University Bloomington
Of Filth, Lucre, and Faith: Converting the Wandering Oklahoman in New Deal California
Jonathan Ebel, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
To Build a New Economic Life: Cooperative Economics and Radical Christianity in the Rural
South after World War II
Alison Collis Greene, Mississippi State University

Good Seed, High Yield: The Industrial Discourse of Megachurches and Agribusiness in the LateTwentieth-Century American South
Chad Seales, University of Texas at Austin
Comment: Joseph Kip Kosek, George Washington University

Emotions and Passions in Early Christianity


Saturday, January 3, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
New York Hilton, Hudson Suite
Chair: Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University
Papers:
"Anger Is a Shameless Dog": Wrath in the Preaching of John Chrysostom
Blake Leyerle, University of Notre Dame
Sadness, Grief, and Depression in Late Ancient Asceticism
Andrew Crislip, Virginia Commonwealth University
Tears without Sadness: Methods and Passions in Evagrian Practice
Ellen Muehlberger, University of Michigan
Comment: Maria Doerfler, Duke University

Far from Heaven: Perspectives on Hell through the Ages


Saturday, January 3, 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: Randall Styers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Papers:
Dismantling Hell in the Fourth Century: The Egyptian Revival of Origen
Robin Young, Catholic University of America
Hell on Earth: The Perspective of the Medieval Manichees
Dyan H. Elliott, Northwestern University
Competing Conceptions of Hell in the Gilded Age
Gary Smith, Grove City College

Perverted Devotion: English Catholic Liberals and the Critique of Hell


Elizabeth A. Clark, Duke University
Comment: Randall Styers, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Futures of the American Religious Past: A Conversation about Mark Nolls


Americas God and John Lardas Moderns Secularism in Antebellum America
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
New York Hilton, East Suite
Chair: Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Washington University in Saint Louis
Speaker(s):
Sonia Hazard, Duke University
Alexandra Kaloyanides, Yale University
Dana Logan, Indiana University Bloomington
Caleb Maskell, Princeton University
Comment: John Modern, Franklin and Marshall College; Mark A. Noll, University of Notre
Dame

Revelation, Retrospection, and Representation: The Challenge of Christian


Science History
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School
Papers:
No Pastor but the Word: Mary Baker Eddys Reformation of Protestant Textualism
David Holland, Harvard Divinity School
Building Respectability: Globalizing Christian Science Architecture
Paul Ivey, University of Arizona
Community, Culture, Text: The Social Development of Mary Baker Eddy's Science and Health
Amy Voorhees, Principia College
Comment: Ann Braude, Harvard Divinity School

Lunch Celebrating the Career of Grant Wacker

Saturday, January 3, 2015: 12:15 PM-1:45 PM


New York Hilton, Concourse B
Presider: Philip Goff, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Speaker(s):
Lydia Hoyle, Campbell University
Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame
Laura Stern, Millbrook United Methodist Church, Raleigh, NC
David Weaver-Zercher, Messiah College

Believing History: In Celebration of Grant Wackers Contributions to American


Religious History
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, East Suite
Chair: Nathan Hatch, Wake Forest University
Papers:
The Problem of Historical Knowledge in the Work of Grant Wacker
Mark A. Noll, University of Notre Dame
Getting Real with Grant Wacker
Joel A. Carpenter, Calvin College
The Wackerites: A Ethnographic Account of a North Carolina Sect
Kate Bowler, Duke University
The Stealth Sarsaparilla: Mentorship as Scholarship
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Washington University in Saint Louis
Comment: Grant Wacker, Duke Divinity School

Ecumenism in the Global South: Three Case Studies from India, Africa, and
Latin America
Saturday, January 3, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: Scott Sunquist, Fuller Theological Seminary

Papers:
A Sign of Things to Come: How the Church of South India Succeeded and Failed
Dyron Daughrity, Pepperdine University
Violence, Mistrust, and Dialogue: Catholics and Protestants in Latin America
Todd F. Hartch, Eastern Kentucky University
Ecumenism as a Renewed Platform in a Post-Apartheid South Africa
Fiona Vernal, University of Connecticut
Comment: Scott Sunquist, Fuller Theological Seminary

Medieval History and Liturgy: Problems and Methods


Saturday, January 3, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: Susan Boynton, Columbia University
Speaker(s):
Susan Boynton, Columbia University
Richard F. Gyug, Fordham University
Louis Hamilton, Drew University
Julian Hendrix, Carthage College
Andrew Irving, General Theological Seminary
Julia Schneider, University of Notre Dame
Daniel Sheerin, University of Notre Dame

Graduate Student Reception


Saturday, January 3, 2015: 6:35 PM-7:30 PM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite

SUNDAY, JANUARY 4

American Religion Online: How Digital Projects Can Change How We Teach,
Research, and Interpret Religious History

Sunday, January 4, 2015: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM


New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: John Fea, Messiah College
Papers:
The American Converts Database: The Database as an Expression of Scholarship on Religious
History
Erin Bartram, University of Connecticut
The Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project
Kyle B. Roberts, Loyola University Chicago
Placing Pluralism: Digital Scholarship, Public History, and the Mapping of Chicagos Religious
Diversity
Christopher Cantwell, University of MissouriKansas City
Comment: John Fea, Messiah College

Medieval Exemplarity and Its Afterlife


Sunday, January 4, 2015: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: Kevin Madigan, Harvard Divinity School
Papers:
Moved by Example: The Affective Pedagogy of The Life of St. Francis
Robert Davis, Fordham University
Biblical Exegesis as Hagiography in Christine de Pizans Cit des Dames
Margaret Gower, Saint Marys College, Indiana
Suffering Nature and the Imitation of Christ: Contemplation of the Book of Nature and Spiritual
Progress in the Diaries of Thomas Coke
Brett Grainger, Villanova University
Externalization and Encryption: Female Exemplarity in Thomas of Cantimpr and Johannes
Nider
Rachel Smith, Villanova University
Comment: The Audience

Contemporary Orthodox Christianity and Human Rights


Sunday, January 4, 2015: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
New York Hilton, Hudson Suite
Chair: Sarah Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Papers:
Orthodox Theology in Dialogue with Human Rights: Themes, Problems, and Perspectives
Alfons Bruening, Saint Radboud University
Orthodox Rights in the U.S. Context: Religious Freedom, Public Accommodation, and Marriage
A. Gregg Roeber, Pennsylvania State University
Comment: Elizabeth Prodromou, Tufts University; Mark Movsesian, St. John's University Law
School

Catholicism, Knowledge, and Authority in Nineteenth-Century Germany


Sunday, January 4, 2015: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: Margaret Bendroth, Congregational Library
Papers:
Ignaz von Dllinger Prior to the First Vatican Council
Thomas Albert Howard, Center for Faith and Inquiry, Gordon College
Provincial Kulturkampf: Those Rhineland Radicals and Their Berlin State Authorities
Michael B. Gross, East Carolina University
Portrait of a Recovering Catholic: Dante in Nineteenth-Century German Catholic Scholarship
Richard Schaefer, Plattsburgh (State University of New York)
Comment: The Audience

Religion in Public Schools: Church History, Law, Education, and Ethics


Sunday, January 4, 2015: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
New York Hilton, Hudson Suite

Chair: Candy Gunther Brown, Indiana University Bloomington


Papers:
That Olde Deluder Reconsidered: The Devil and the Dawn of American Public Education
Charles McCrary, Florida State University
One Hundred Years of the Good Book As Textbook in American Public Schools
Mark Chancey, Southern Methodist University
Narratives of Moral Decline and the Civil Religion of Moral Education
Leslie Ribovich, Princeton University
Comment: Sarah Gordon, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Psalms Across the Empire: The Reform and Revival of Psalmody in the British
Imperial Age
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
New York Hilton, Green Room
Chair: Hugh McLeod, University of Birmingham (Emeritus)
Papers:
The Early Influence of Wattss Hymns and Psalms in the American Colonies
Jane Giscombe, Dr. Williamss Library, London
The Revival of Tudor Psalmody in Early Twentieth Century Oxford
Laura Wiebe, Central Methodist University, Missouri
From Geneva to Lahore: Calvinist Psalmody and Church Growth among Low-caste Christians
in Colonial India
Jeffrey Cox, University of Iowa
Comment: Hugh McLeod, University of Birmingham (Emeritus)

The AHA Program Committee has scheduled this session for:


Sunday, January 4, 2015: 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
Sheraton New York, Liberty Suite 5
203. On the Discourses of Secularism and Pluralism
Co-Sponsor(s): American Society of Church History

Chair: Tisa Wenger, Yale Divinity School


Topics:
Pluralism, Secularism, and Religious Freedom in the Southern Baptist Convention
Tisa Wenger, Yale Divinity School
Christianization, Colonialism, and the Secular
Pamela Klassen, University of Toronto
Religious Authenticity, Hegemony, and Agency
K. Healan Gaston, Harvard Divinity School
(Dis)establishments and the Paradoxes of American Judaism
Shari Rabin, Yale University
Comment: The Audience

The Digital Humanities and the Study of Christianity in Late Antiquity:


Reflections on a Disciplinary Intersection
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: Jeanne-Nicole Saint-Laurent, Marquette University
Papers:
Information Revolutions Past and Present: How Digital Humanities Can and Cant Transform
Scholarship on the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity
David Michelson, Vanderbilt University
The Social Network: Digitizing and Mapping Evidence for Greco-Roman Voluntary Associations
Sarah Bond, Marquette University
Linked Open Data and the Promise of Syriac Prosopography
Daniel L. Schwartz, Texas A&M University at College Station
Comment: J. Edward Walters, Princeton Theological Seminary

Confessional Boundaries in the Reformation Era


Sunday, January 4, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite

Chair: Jonathan Strom, Emory University


Papers:
Boundaries of Belief: Remapping Heaven and Earth in Reformation Europe
Erin Lambert, University of Virginia
Autobiographical Narrative, Conversion, and Confessional Boundaries in the Reformation:
Caspar Gttel (14711542) and George Witzel (150173)
Vincent Evener, University of Chicago Divinity School
English Catholic Historiography at Home and Abroad: The Writings of Harpsfield and Stapleton
Lauren Horn Griffin, University of California, Santa Barbara
Comment: Jonathan Strom, Emory University

Studying American Religion, Politics, and Foreign Policy All at the Same Time:
Where Do We Go from Here?
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: Andrew Preston, Clare College, University of Cambridge
Speaker(s):
Raymond Haberski, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Darryl Hart, Hillsdale College
Christine Leigh Heyrman, University of Delaware
Leo P. Ribuffo, George Washington University

The AHA Program Committee has scheduled this session for:


Sunday, January 4, 2015: 2:30 PM-4:30 PM
Sheraton New York, Liberty Suite 5
219. American Evangelicals Looking Abroad
Co-Sponsor(s): American Society of Church History
Chair: Elizabeth Flowers, Texas Christian University
Papers:
The Global Apocalypses of Billy Graham
Matthew Avery Sutton, Washington State University Pullman

Seeking to Save the World: American Evangelicals and Global Population Control
David King, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Remember the Palestinians: Progressive Evangelicals' Rejection of Christian Zionism and
Criticism of American Foreign Policy, 19772013
Brantley Gasaway, Bucknell University
"Packed With Joyous People": Christianity Today, American Foreign Policy, and Christians
Abroad
Sarah Ruble, Gustavus Adolphus College
Comment: Seth Dowland, Pacific Lutheran University

Business Meeting
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
New York Hilton, Madison Suite

President's Address
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 6:05 PM-7:00 PM
New York Hilton, Madison Suite
Speaker(s):
Thomas F. X. Noble, University of Notre Dame
Carolingian Religion

Presidential Reception
Sunday, January 4, 2015: 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
New York Hilton, Morgan Suite
Presider: Margaret Bendroth, Congregational Library

MONDAY, JANUARY 5
Francis of Assisi: (A)historical Legacies
Monday, January 5, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: Maura Jane Farrelly, Brandeis University
Papers:
Franciscans and the Natural World in the Thirteenth Century
Zachary Matus, Boston College
Blessing the Animals: The Emergence and Meaning of a Popular Practice
Patricia Appelbaum, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Rebuild My Church": Francis of Assisi and the Papacy of Francis
Thomas Burke, Boston University
Comment: Maura Jane Farrelly, Brandeis University

Protestants and Catholics in Colonial New England


Monday, January 5, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: Laura Chmielewski, Purchase College (State University of New York)
Papers:
Contesting the City on a Hill: Puritans, Catholics, and the Visible Church
Abram Van Engen, Washington University in Saint Louis
Rumors of Popery: Massachusetts Bay and the Politics of Restoration Anti-Catholicism
Adrian Chastain Weimer, Providence College
Travel Observations, World Religions, and Anglo-American Protestant Approaches to
Catholicism from the Seventeenth to the Eighteenth Century
Mark Valeri, Washington University in St. Louis
Comment: David Hall, Harvard University

Journeying into Evangelicalism: Twenty-Five Years of Traveling with Randall


Balmer's Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory
Monday, January 5, 2015: 8:30 AM-10:30 AM
New York Hilton, Hudson Suite
Chair: Edward J. Blum, San Diego State University
Speaker(s):
Brantley Gasaway, Bucknell University
Marie Griffith, Washington University in Saint Louis
Daniel Vaca, Brown University
Molly Worthen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Comment: Randall Balmer, Dartmouth College

Mapping Religious Space: Four American Cities from the Colonial Era to the
Twentieth Century
Monday, January 5, 2015: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
New York Hilton, Harlem Suite
Chair: Brett Carroll, California State University, Stanislaus
Papers:
Houses of Worship in the Twin Cities: Using Spatial Mapping to Gauge Interaction among
Immigrant Religious Groups, 1849-1924
Jeanne Halgren Kilde, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Social Networks in Colonial Philadelphia: Using GIS to Map Religious Ties onto Geographic
Space
Marie Basile McDaniel, Southern Connecticut State University
Mapping Bostons Religions from the Revolution to 1800
Lincoln Mullen, George Mason University
Harlem Is Heaven: Utopic Space in the Kingdom of Father Divine
Judith Weisenfeld, Princeton University
Comment: Christopher Cantwell, University of MissouriKansas City

Sixty Years of Religious Decline? An Interdisciplinary Conversation


Monday, January 5, 2015: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
New York Hilton, Holland Suite
Chair: J. Tobin Grant, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Speaker(s):
Joseph Blankholm, Columbia University
Michael Clawson, Baylor University
Elesha Coffman, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary
Matthew Phillips, Wake Forest University
Benjamin Zeller, Lake Forest College

Silences in Protestant Autobiography: Exploring Sickness, Sexuality, and Race in


American Religion
Monday, January 5, 2015: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
New York Hilton, Hudson Suite
Chair: W. Clark Gilpin, University of Chicago
Papers:
Silence, Pain, and the Act of Writing in Eighteenth-Century American Sickness Narratives
Philippa Koch, University of Chicago
The Subject Is Unusual and Requires Extreme Delicacy: Sex, Time, and Silence in the Journal
of an Early-National Preacher
Seth Perry, Princeton University
Sex and Silence in the League of Nations Enquiry into the Traffic in Women and Children
Eva Payne, Harvard University
Purposeful Silence: African American Intellectual Tradition in the Autobiography of Adam
Clayton Powell Sr.
Vernon Mitchell, Princeton University
Comment: W. Clark Gilpin, University of Chicago