July 2004 Presentations

July 2, 2004
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Dr. Jeannette M. Denton, assistant professor of English, presented "The Historical Linguistic and Cultural Underpinnings of Hand-Symbolism in Early Germanic Poetry" and chaired a session on Germanic Phonology May 6-8 at a combined History of the English Language-3 and Germanic Linguistics annual conference in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, assistant professor of history, presented "Expansion and Globalization in American Religion, 1492-1865" in June at an Historical Society conference in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology at Truett Seminary, presented "Seeing Reality Through Christian Eyes" June 8-11 at a Council for Christian Colleges and Universities workshop at Judson College in Elgin, Ill.

Dr. Eric C. Rust, associate professor of history, presented "Losing Faith: The Dechristianization of the German Naval Officer Corps 1918-1945 and Attendant Historiographical Challenges" May 20-23 at a Society for Military History annual meeting in Bethesda, Md.

Dr. Ralph C. Wood, University Professor of Theology and Literature, made the following presentations: "Romance in an Eroticized World," Feb. 12 at Texas A&M University in College Station; "Toward a Better Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Culture," Feb. 21 at Union Theological Seminary-Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Charlotte, N.C., March 5 at South Main Baptist Church in Houston and May 21 at Annapolis Christian Academy in Corpus Christi; "Flannery O'Connor as Moral Tutor," plenary address March 19 at the Midwestern Conference on Christianity and Literature at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion; "Flannery O'Connor's Witness to the Gospel of Life Amidst the Culture of Death," April 23 at the Calvin College Festival of Faith and Writing in Grand Rapids, Mich.; and "Tolkien and the Virtues," commencement address May 8 at Texas A&M University at Commerce and May 22 at Annapolis Christian Academy in Corpus Christi. He presented "The Gospel According to Tolkien" on multiple occasions: in February at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Covenant Presbyterian Church in Charlotte, N.C., and Anderson College in Anderson, S.C.; in March at Houston Graduate School of Theology and Campbell University in Buies Creek, N.C.; and in May at Highland Park Baptist Church in Austin.
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