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Sex, Marriage, and Family & the Religions of the Book: Modern Problems, Enduring Solutions

March 27, 2003 to March 29, 2003

Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chicago; John Witte, Jr., Emory University

Description

The conference set the stage for CSLR research on troubled family life, specifically the role religion has played in creating a multitude ofcomplex family problems and the role it can play in finding last solutions.

It opened with several profiles of modern families and closed with an array of challenges facing families in the new century.  The four sessions included:

  • Sex, Marriage, and Family: Teachings and Sources
  • Marriage: Promises, Realities, Alternatives
  • Law, Religion, and American Family Policy
  • Loving Others, Loving Otherwise: Future Challenges

Conveners

John Witte, Jr., CSLR Director; Don S. Browning, University of Chicago; Steven M. Tipton, Emory University.

Hosts and Chairs

All are of Emory University except when otherwise indicated:

Frank S. Alexander, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Thomas C. Arthur, Harold J. Berman, Michael S. Berger, David R. Blumenthal, Don S. Browning (University of Chicago), Michael J. Broyde, William Chace, Paul B. Courtright, Eliza Ellison, Frances Smith Foster, Robert M. Franklin, Jon P. Gunnemann, Carol J. Rowland Hogue, Howard O. Hunter, Timothy P. Jackson, Mark D. Jordan, Deborah E. Lipstadt, Cynthia B. Patterson, Laurie Patton, Robert A. Paul, Janette B. Pratt, Philip L. Reynolds, Russell E. Richey, Devin J. Stewart, Steven M. Tipton, Johan D. van der Vyver, John Witte, Jr.

Speakers

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im; Azizah al-Hibri, University of Richmond; Robert N. Bellah, University of California at Berkeley; Michael S. Berger; ; David R. Blumenthal; Patrick M. Brennan, Arizona State University; Margaret F. Brinig, University of Iowa; Don S. Browning†; Michael J. Broyde; Rebecca S. Chopp, Colgate University; David J. Cohen, University of California at Berkeley; John E. Coons, University of California at Berkeley; William J. Doherty, University of Minnesota; Elliot Dorff, University of Judaism; Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chigago; Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University; Martha Albertson Fineman; Claude S. Fischer, University of California at Berkeley; Frances Smith Foster; Robert M. Franklin; William A. Galston, University of Maryland; Sherryl H. Goodman, Emory University; R. H. Helmholz, University of Chicago; F. Russell Hittinger; Carol J. Rowland Hogue; Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families; James Turner Johnson, Rutgers University; Luke Timothy Johnson; Sarah Iles Johnston, Ohio State University; Mark D. Jordan; Frank Keating, Former Governor, State of Oklahoma; Sona Khan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India; Michael G. Lawler, Creighton University; Dale Martin, Yale University; Martin E. Marty; John C. Mayoue, Warner, Mayoue, Bates, Nolen & Collar, P.C.; Werner Menski, University of London; Robert T. Michael, University of Chicago; Vasudha Narayanan, University of Florida; Paul Nathanson, McGill University; David Novak, University of Toronto; Veena Talwar Oldenburg, City University of New York; Saul Olyan, Brown University; Steven E. Ozment, Harvard University; Joseph M. Palacios, S.J., Georgetown University; Stephen J. Pope; Stephen G. Post, Case Western Reserve University; Stephen B. Presser, Northwestern University; Philip L. Reynolds; Mary Lyndon Shanley, Vassar College; H. Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University; Bradd Shore; Katherine Shaw Spaht, Louisiana State University; Max L. Stackhouse, Princeton Theological Seminary; Ann M. Stanton, Arizona State University; Devin J. Stewart; Jeffrey L. Stout, Princeton University; Ann Swidler, University of California at Berkeley; Lee E. Teitelbaum, Cornell University; Mary Ann Tolbert, Pacific School of Religion; Frans B. de Waal, Emory University; Linda J. Waite, University of Chicago; Brent Philip Waters, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Center; Barbara DaFoe Whitehead, National Marriage Project, Rutgers University; Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University; Katherine Young, McGill University

Lectures

  • "Adoption: Legal, Theological, and Ethical Challenges," March 29, 2003, John C. Mayoue, Warner, Mayoue, Bates, Nolen & Collar, P.C.; Stephen G. Post, Case Western Reserve University; Stephen B. Presser, Northwestern University; Ann M. Stanton, Arizona State University
  • "Authorizing Marriage? Canon, Tradition, and Critique in the Blessing of Same-sex Unions," March 29, 2003, Mark D. Jordan, Dale Martin, Yale University; Saul Olyan, Brown University; Mary Ann Tolbert, Pacific School of Religion
  • "Covenant Marriage: History, Theology, Public Policy," March 29, 2003, James Turner Johnson, Rutgers University; Michael G. Lawler, Creighton University; Katherine Shaw Spaht, Louisiana State University; Max L. Stackhouse, Princeton Theological Seminary
  • "Happily Ever After? Sex, Marriage, and Family in National and Global Profile," March 27, 2003, Don S. Browning†, Jean Bethke Elshtain, University of Chigago; Robert Wuthnow, Princeton University
  • "I Do, I Don't: The Cases For and Against Marriage," March 28, 2003, Martha Albertson Fineman, William J. Doherty, University of Minnesota; Linda J. Waite, University of Chicago
  • "Images of Women in the Bible," March 27, 2003, David R. Blumenthal
  • "Interreligious Marriage: Three Muslim Case Studies," March 28, 2003, Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im
  • "Is There Any Place Like Home?," March 29, 2003, Bradd Shore, Ann Swidler, University of California at Berkeley
  • "The Jewish Family in America: Secular Challenges and Traditional Resources," March 28, 2003, Elliot Dorff, University of Judaism
  • "Living Alone: The Vocation of Singleness and Celibacy," March 28, 2003, Patrick M. Brennan, Arizona State University
  • "Luck, Obedience, and the Vocation of Childhood," March 29, 2003, John E. Coons, University of California at Berkeley
  • "Maimonides: Science Generates Faith,"September 18, 2006, Michael S. Berger, David R. Blumenthal
  • "Marriage à la Mode: Answering the Advocates of Same-sex Marriage," March 28, 2003, Katherine Young, McGill University; Paul Nathanson, McGill University
  • "Reconstructing Marriage in Nineteenth-Century African America," March 28, 2003, Frances Smith Foster
  • "Religion as a Resource in Making Family Policy," March 29, 2003, William A. Galston, University of Maryland; Jeffrey L. Stout, Princeton University
  • PDF link "Sex and the American Catholic Church,"October 11, 2002, Luke Timothy Johnson
  • "Sex in a Religious, Libertarian, and Communitarian Perspective," March 28, 2003, Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University
  • "Sex, Marriage, and Family: The Challenges of the New Century," March 29, 2003, Martin E. Marty, Rebecca S. Chopp, Colgate University
  • "Sex, Marriage, and Hugh of St. Victor," March 27, 2003, Philip L. Reynolds
  • "Social Justice and Public Policy for Latino Families in the United States," March 29, 2003, Joseph M. Palacios, S.J., Georgetown University
  • "Spouses and Citizens: Should Marriage be a Civil Status," March 28, 2003, Mary Lyndon Shanley, Vassar College
  • "Suffer the Children? Contraception, Abortion, Reproductive Stewardship," March 29, 2003, Carol J. Rowland Hogue, Sherryl H. Goodman, Emory University; Brent Philip Waters, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Center
  • "The Teachings of Indian Hindu Tradition," March 28, 2003, Werner Menski, University of London; Vasudha Narayanan, University of Florida; Veena Talwar Oldenburg, City University of New York
  • "The Teachings of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Scriptures," March 27, 2003, Luke Timothy Johnson, David Novak, University of Toronto; Azizah al-Hibri, University of Richmond
  • "The Teachings of Nature, Religion, and Tradition,"March 27, 2003, Robert N. Bellah, University of California at Berkeley; Frans B. de Waal, Emory University
  • "The Teachings of Nature," March 28, 2003, Stephen J. Pope, F. Russell Hittinger
  • "The Teachings of the Indian Muslim Traditions," March 28, 2003, Sona Khan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
  • "The Teachings of the Western Christian Tradition," March 28, 2003, R. H. Helmholz, University of Chicago; Steven E. Ozment, Harvard University
  • "The Theory of Love: Ibn Da'ud al-Zahiri's Book of the Flower," March 27, 2003, Devin J. Stewart
  • "Trends in Dating, Mating, and Union Formation Among Young Adults," March 28, 2003, Barbara DaFoe Whitehead, National Marriage Project, Rutgers University
  • "Where's Dad? Fatherhood in African-American Families,"March 28, 2003, Robert M. Franklin
  • "Who Decides? State, Religion, and the Future of Family Policy," March 29, 2003, Margaret F. Brinig, University of Iowa; Wade F. Horn, Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families; Frank Keating, Former Governor, State of Oklahoma; Lee E. Teitelbaum, Cornell University
  • "Why American Households Are Changing: What Difference Does it Make?," March 28, 2003, Claude S. Fischer, University of California at Berkeley; Robert T. Michael, University of Chicago
  • "The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks: Antigone," March 28, 2003, David J. Cohen, University of California at Berkeley; Sarah Iles Johnston, Ohio State University; H. Alan Shapiro, Johns Hopkins University

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Rebecca S. Copp, Colgate University
Francis Smith Foster, Emory University
Amitai Etzioni, George Washington University
Sona Khan, Advocate, Supreme Court of India
Russell E. Richey, Emory University; Robert M. Franklin, Morehouse College
Bradd Shore, Emory University
Katherine Shaw Spaht, Louisiana State University
Linda J. Waite, University of Chicago
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