CRCC heads to the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion conference
CRCC will be well-represented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion conference this weekend Oct. 28-30 in Milwaukee, W.I.
CRCC Director of Research Richard Flory is the organizer/convener of three panels. Senior Fellow Vern Bengtson and Donald Miller will participate in one panel. Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative grantee Henri Gooren will also head up programs, which feature scholars from all over the country.
Flory will moderate the following discussions:
- Author Meets Critics: A Faith of Their Own, by Lisa Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton, featuring PCRI grantee and CRCC Research Associate Brad Christerson of Biola University as one of the critics. Christerson co-authored the book Growing Up in America: The Power of Race in the Lives of Teens with Flory.
- Global Pentecostalism in the City of Angels I: Routinization and Revitalization, with a panel made up of Christerson, CRCC Research Associate Daniel E. Walker, and PCRI grantees Rebecca Kim of Pepperdine and Juan Martinez of the Fuller Theological Seminary.
- Global Pentecostalism in the City of Angels II: Transforming Society, featuring PCRI grantees Christerson and Arlene Sanchez Walsh of Azusa Pacific University, along with Haven Perez, former research assistant and current USC Ph.D. candidate in American studies.
Bengtson will moderate the topic of Youth, Families, and the Transmission of Religion and will have panelists that worked with him on the Transmission of Religion Across Generations project. The study examined patterns of religious experience and the consequences of these patterns for individual and family well-being among participants in USC’s 35-year Longitudinal Study of Generations. Donald Miller is the session convener.
Gooren is the organizer of the The Catholic Charismatic Renewal: Comparative Cases and Critical Reflection discussion.
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