Faculty Present at Christian Scholars Conference

Six members of the OC community participated in the Christian Scholars Conference in June.

Professor of History Matt McCook presented his paper, “Reconsidering Again Alexander Campbell’s Political and Social Ethic.” McCook also used the week to conduct research related to future scholarship.

Associate Professor of Communication Josh Watson presented on “Teaching Leadership Through Appreciative Inquiry and Dialogic Theory of Public Relations” and “Leadership and Follow-Ship: A Case Study of a Leader’s Framing of Risk-Taking.”

Adjunct Professor Jeremy Beller (00) presented on “Terror Management, Dissociation and Religious Orientation: Addressing Allport’s Paradox of Religion and Racism.” 

Professor of New Testament John Harrison and Richard Wright, chair of OC’s Graduate School of Theology, served as conveners for two separate sessions.

President John deSteiguer participated with other college presidents in a session about the future of Christian higher education. He also served as a reviewer for a session reviewing the book, “Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith,” by Mark Lanier. 


Fall 2014

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