2002 CFH Student Research Conference


First Biennial Student Research Conference
of the Conference on Faith and History
Huntington College, Huntington IN
October 9-10, 2002



WEDNESDAY, October 9, 2002 5:00 to 7:30 pm
REGISTRATION, Habecker Dining Commons (HDC) Upper Level Lobby

Wednesday, October 9, 2002 7:30 to 9:00 pm
Plenary Session I: HDC Banquet Rooms A & B
Christian Students and the History Graduate School Experience

Chair:
Dr. William Trollinger, President of the Conference on Faith and History
Panelists:
Dr. Timothy Hall, Central Michigan University
Mr. David A. Michelson, Princeton University
Dr. Beth Schweiger, University of Arkansas
Dr. John Wigger, University of Missouri-Columbia

THURSDAY, October 10, 2002: 8:00 to 9:30 am
Session 1, HDC Banquet Room A
Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern Europe

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Alan Winquist, Taylor University
St. Bernard of Clairvaux and the Problem of the New Monastic Ideal, 1125-1145
Benjamin Cater, Point Loma Nazarene University
Deus Volt!: The Power of God Words in the Preaching of the First Crusade
Nick Foster, Multnomah Bible College

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 8:00 to 9:30 am
Session 2, HDC Banquet Room B
Ideology and Conflict in Contemporary History

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Paul E. Michelson, Huntington College
Division and Isolation as Experienced by the Jewish Survivors of Auschwitz
Robin M. Barry, Clark University
The Immanent Soviet Threat in Greece and Turkey in 1947
Mary Klinger, Kent State University

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 8:00 to 9:30 am
Session 3, HDC Banquet Room C
Christians, Historians and History

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Fred Beuttler, University of Illinois at Chicago
A Response to Thomas Haskell's Interpretation of Peirce and Rorty on Love, Criticism, and Epistemological Efficacy in Academic Communities of Inquiry
Ethan Schrum, Wheaton College Graduate School
Crisis of Historical Meaning: Dooyeweerd and History
Carolyn B. van Til, Dordt College

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 9:30-10:00 am
Break, HDC Lobby

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 10:00 to 11:30 am
Session 4, HDC Banquet Room A
Rethinking the Founding Generation

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Stephen Messer, Taylor University
We The People: The Preamble of the Constitution as a Basis for Government
Jennifer Hodges, Liberty University
Thomas Jefferson: The Conservative Founder
Alex Kauffman, Cedarville University
Pragmatism and the Founders
Carl Traub, Cedarville University

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 10:00 to 11:30 am
Session 5, HDC Banquet Room B
Religion in Early America

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Jeff Webb, Huntington College
The Encouraging Edwards
Ryan A. Starr, Milligan College
Seventeenth-Century Intellectuals and the Value of Testimonial, Physical, and Spectral Evidence in the Salem Witch Trials
Kimberly Wilcox, Point Loma Nazarene University

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 10:00 to 11:30 am
Session 6, HDC Banquet Room C
Reflections on Christianity and the Ancient World

Chair and Respondent:
Mr. Marshall Johnston, Baylor University
The Maccabean Theory and Daniel 11: Reconsidering the Hellenistic Context of the Book of Daniel
Adam Chambers, Miami University
Confucian Philosophy of History: What Can Christians Learn?
David T. Cooper, Liberty University
Augustine as Historian of Rome: The Problem of Rome's Fall
Joshua Grace, Point Loma Nazarene University

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 12:00 to 1:30 pm

PLENARY SESSION II: Luncheon and Luncheon Address
Location: Go through the HDC line and then convene in HDC Banquet Rooms A & B
Chair:
Dr. Jay Green, Covenant College
Address: Christians and the History Profession
Dr. George M. Marsden, University of Notre Dame

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Session 7, HDC Banquet Room A
Doctrine and Status in Early Modern France

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. J. David Lawrence, Lipscomb University
La Perpetuite de la Foi: A Reformation Debate in the Republique des lettres
David A. Michelson, Princeton University
Ducal Power and the Order of the Golden Fleece at the Court of Burgundy (1430-1467)
Jeannette D. Jones, Louisiana State University

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 2:00 to 3:30 pm Session 8, HDC Banquet Room B
Twentieth Century Encounter with Modernity

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Eric Miller, Geneva College
Can Catholicism Win America? Liberal Protestantism in Defense of Democracy
Kevin J. Houk, Drew University
Bargaining with Change: Modernization in Rural New Hampshire, 1890-1945
William T. Okie, Covenant College

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 2:00 to 3:30 pm
Session 9, HDC Banquet Room C
Religion and Ideology in Revolutionary America

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. John Fea
Watchmen in America: The Federalist Clergy, Infidelity, and Public Issues, 1789-1815
Jonathan Den Hartog, University of Notre Dame
Ideological Differences in the Declaration of Independence
Jason X. Hemm, Cedarville University
Lord of the Conscience: The Convergence of an Idea in the Life of Isaac Backus
Kendra Petras, Wheaton College

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 3:30-4:00 pm
Break, HDC Lobby


Thursday, October 10, 2002: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Session 10, HDC Banquet Room A
Forging Democracy in Gilded Age, Progressive Era, and 1920s America

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Thomas Mach, Cedarville University
Weights Instead of Wings: Christian Personalism in Modern America
Mark Edwards, Purdue University
The Last Dance: The Sioux Indians and the Ghost Dance
Karen Guyer, Milligan College
Saint Jane: Religion and the Social Ethic of Jane Addams
Kelli McCoy, Point Loma Nazarene University

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Session 11, HDC Banquet Room B
Perspectives on America, 1960s and 1970s

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Paul Morton, Covenant College
Lyndon B. Johnson and the Modern, Perfectionist, American View of War
Anders Helquist, Taylor University
History of the Civil Rights Movement for the Physically Disabled
David T. Pletcher, Ball State University
Hail to Which Chief? The Presidency and Religious Discourse During the 1970s
David Veenstra, University of Illinois at Chicago

Thursday, October 10, 2002: 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Session 12, HDC Banquet Room C
Perspectives on Nineteenth Century American History

Chair and Respondent:
Dr. Joe Creech, Valparaiso University
In the Interest of Sanctified Learning: Tensions and Transitions in the Christian Identity of Northwestern University
Albert R. Beck, Baylor University
Charles Hodge and Robert Lewis Dabney: A Case Study in Jure Divino Presbyterianism
Jeff Dennison, Wheaton College
Peace in Our Time? The Compromise of 1850
Andrew P. Smith, University of Cincinnati

Thursday, October 10, 2002, 5:30 pm
ADJOURNMENT of the First CFH Student Research Conference