Students to present at religious studies conference

Four Elon University students will present papers at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion in Atlanta the weekend of March 8-9, 2014. This conference, the regional meeting for the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, accepts only a select number of papers among undergraduate proposals for presentation.  

The students from Elon presenting are:

  • Pamel Gutermuth, “Dispensationalism and Christians United for Israel: The Role and Denial of Dispensationalism in Christians United for Israel,” mentored by Geoffrey Claussen.
  • Sarah Holland, “Christianity in the Shadow of the Shoah: Exploring the Social Dimensions of Religion,” mentored by Jeffrey Pugh.
  • Stewart Sturkie, “Yahweh and King Saul: Interpretations of the Monstrous in First Samuel,” mentored by Lynn Huber.
  • Sarah Turner Wells, “Negotiation of Hindu Death Rites in the South Asian Diaspora,” mentored by Amy Allocco.