PHILIP JENKINS

 

CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PAPERS DELIVERED

 

 

The World of William Thomas, Glamorgan History Society, Cardiff, Wales, May 1980

 

The Long Resistance: The Enemies of Positivism 1890-1950, Delivered (on my behalf) to the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Louisville, KY, March 1982

 

Traven and the Wobblies, Conference on B. Traven, University Park, PA, October 1982

 

Miami and Liverpool Compared: The New Pattern of Urban Riot (with Fred Hutchings). American Society of Criminology, Toronto, November 1982

 

History and Myth in Organized Crime (with Gary W. Potter). Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Chicago, IL, March 1984

 

Correctional Issues and Politics, Delivered (on my behalf) to the American Correctional Association, San Antonio, TX, August 1984

 

The Invention of the Mafia (with Gary W. Potter). Social History Colloquium, University Park, PA, October 1984

 

Organizing Crime in London and Philadelphia (with Gary W. Potter). American Society of Criminology, Cincinnati, OH, November 1984 (Also chaired panel)

 

Criminality and Genetics, Behavior Genetics Association, University Park, PA, June 1985

 

I was an invited participant in the conference on The Social World of Britain and America 1600-1800, Institute for Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, VA, September 1985

 

Capital Punishment in Early Modern England, Delivered (on my behalf) to the American Society of Criminology, San Diego, CA, November 1985

 

Beccaria's Influence in England 1764-1830, American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies, Williamsburg, VA, March 1986

 

G. K. Chesterton as Criminologist, Chesterton Society, Toronto, Canada, September 1986

 

Benefit of Law: The Defense of Legal Values During a Moral Panic (with Daniel Katkin). American Society of Criminology, Montreal, November 1987

 

An American Epidemic? Myths and Realities of Serial Murder, Geography Department Coffee Hour, Pennsylvania State University, October 1988

 

The Assassination of Olof Palme, American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, November 1988

 

Serial Murder in Progressive Era America, American Society of Criminology, Chicago, IL, November 1988

 

The Politics of Organized Crime in Australia, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Washington, DC, March 1989

 

Issues in Serial Murder Research, Participant in round table at the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Washington, DC, March 1989

 

Group Serial Murder, Delivered (on my behalf) to the American Society of Criminology, Reno, NV, November 1989

 

`Occult Criminality': Myth and Reality in a Contemporary Moral Panic (with Daniel Maier-Katkin). American Society of Criminology, Baltimore, MD, November 1990. Also chaired a panel at this meeting on Historical Perspectives on Crime and the Media

 

Narcotics Trafficking and the American Mafia: The Myth of Abstention, Conference on The Drug War. University Park, PA, May 1991

 

From Eye Witness to Private Eye: The Tradition of Exposé Journalism, Chesterton Society Conference on G.K. Chesterton and Journalism, Toronto, Canada, September 1991

 

Bricks in the Wall, International conference on The Wall: Reality and Symbol. University Park, PA, October 1991

 

The Myth of Satanism: Legend as Literary Artefact, Comparative Literature lunch seminar, Penn State University, February 1992

 

Iraq and State Terrorism, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1992

 

The Social Construction of a Multiple Homicide Problem: The Case of Contemporary Britain, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA, March 1992

 

A Historical Perspective on Serial Murder: England, Germany and the USA, 1900-1940, International Conference on Mass and Serial Murder: Theory, Research, Policy, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, April 1992

 

African-Americans and Serial Homicide, North-Eastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Newport, RI, June 1992

 

Using Murder: The Politics and Rhetoric of Serial Murder, Eastern Communications Association, Rhetoric and Public Interest Group, Fall Conference. Penn State Campus, Hazleton, PA, October 1992

 

Anti-Semitic Stereotypes in the Victorian Novel, Inaugural Conference of the Center for Research on Antisemitism, University Park, PA, March 1993

 

The CTA Case: A Case-Study in Political Corruption, Pennsylvania Political Science Association, University Park, PA, April 1993

 

Racial Bias in the Construction of Drug Panics, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Harrisburg, PA, April 1993

 

Peace with Justice? Peacemaking and Reconciliation in Terrorist Crises, North-Eastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Newport, RI, June 1993

 

Definition and Identity: Political Culture in Seventeenth Century Wales, Trevelyan Fund Colloquium, Cambridge, England, July 1993

 

The Anglican Church and the Unity of Britain, Delivered (on my behalf) to the conference on Conquest and Union: Forging a Multi-National British State 1485-1707, University College, Galway, Ireland, September 1993

 

Public Disorder and Political Stability in Europe 1968-1993, Conference on No Justice, No Peace? Crime, Culture and Ethnic Conflict in Germany and the United States, (Max Kade Foundation for Research in German-American Studies), University Park, PA, September 1993

 

The Devil Rides In: Charismatic Christians and the Depiction of a Satanic Menace in Contemporary Great Britain Delivered (on my behalf) to the Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Montreal, Canada, April 1994.

 

Designer Drugs: Sitting Out the War on Drugs? Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Harrisburg, PA, April 1994

 

The Next Panic? Predicting the Social Fears of the New Century, North-Eastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Newport, RI, June 1994

 

Feminism, or Chesterton’s Mistake About Women, Chesterton Society, Toronto, Canada, September 1994

 

Fascist and Ultra-Right Movements in Pennsylvania 1934-1942, Pennsylvania Historical Association, Lebanon, PA, October 1994

 

The Legal Dimension in Constructing Social Problems, Pennsylvania Sociological Society, State College, PA, October 1994

 

The Anglican Church and the Making of Welsh Identity 1630-1720, Midwestern Conference on British Studies, Toronto, Canada, October 1994

 

Trends and Directions in European Terrorism, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Boston, MA., March 1995

 

Border Crossers: Material and Symbolic Boundaries in the Cultural Construction of Serial Murder, Popular Culture Association, Philadelphia, PA, April 1995

 

Pennsylvania’s Terrorist Crisis 1938-1942, Penn State Harrisburg, May 1995

 

Riot at the YMCA: or, Things We Can’t Say About Pennsylvania History, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg PA, June 1995.

 

Designer Drugs, North-Eastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Roger Williams Law School, Bristol, RI, June 1995

 

Constructing Aggression: The Demonization of the Serbs in the Balkan Conflict, Symposium on the Balkan War: Yugoslavia - Past and Present. Sponsored by the International Strategic Studies Association: Chicago, IL, August 1995

 

Interfaith Cooperation in Modern Urban America: A Philadelphia Story, Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Baltimore, March 1996

 

I moderated a panel at a conference on Violence in the Workplace held at University Park, PA, March 1996

 

New Directions in Counter-Terrorism, North-Eastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Roger Williams Law School, Bristol, RI, June 1996

 

Armies of God: John Brown and the American Terrorist Tradition, Symposium on John Brown, at the Mont Alto campus of the Pennsylvania State University, July 1996. I also chaired a panel at this meeting on John Brown: Politics and Law

 

The Social Construction of Gay Teen Suicide, Society for the Study of Social Problems, New York City, August 15, 1996

 

Libertines and Homophobes: The Paradox of Anticlerical Pornography, Conference on Early Modern Culture, organized by the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Pittsburgh PA, September 27, 1996

 

Silver Shirts Among the Brown: The Silver Legion in Pennsylvania 1934-1942 Pennsylvania Historical Association, State College, PA, October 1996

 

Spousal Abuse Laws, World Congress of Families, Prague, Czech Republic, March 1997

 

Confronting Hate: Urban Churches and the Christian Front, Conference on The Church and the City, Cleveland, OH, April 1997

 

Teaching the History of Criminal Justice, North-Eastern Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Roger Williams Law School, Bristol, RI, June 1997

 

Serial Murder Fiction, second Landscapes of Mystery Conference, held at Penn State University, June 1997

 

Patriots, Militias and the Common Law Courts, American Association of Law Librarians, Baltimore, MD., July 1997

 

A Self-Limiting Cycle? The Historical Construction of Sex Crime Problems, American Sociological Association, Toronto, August 1997

 

Constructing the Beast: Catholic Anti-Communism in Pennsylvania 1945-1960, Pennsylvania Historical Association, Philadelphia, PA, November 1997

 

The Geography of Urban Fascism, Geography Department Coffee Hour, Pennsylvania State University, December 12, 1997

 

Intended Consequences? Covert Moral Agendas and Crime Control Rhetoric, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Albuquerque, NM, March 1998

 

The Struggle for Pennsylvania’s Ethnic Organizations, 1940-1954, Faculty Seminar, Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, Philadelphia, PA, March 1998.

 

I chaired a panel on Liberty, Identity and the State: Comparing American Extremists, at the meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Indianapolis, IN, April 1998

 

Where Mystery Ends and Horror Begins, Third Landscapes of Mystery Conference, Penn State University, June 19-21, 1998

 

Keystone Defenders: The Politics of Civil Defense in Pennsylvania 1940-1960. Second International Conference on the Cold War, Los Alamos, NM, August 1998

 

The Mullen Case and the Limits of McCarthyism. Pennsylvania Labor History Society, Pittsburgh, PA, September 1998

 

Teaching Americanism: Anti-Communist Purges in the Pennsylvania Schools 1950-54, Pennsylvania Historical Association, Allentown, PA, October 1998

 

The Media and Satanic Ritual Abuse: Credulity and Criticism, and The CAT Epidemic: A 1990s Drug Panic, both presented to the American Society of Criminology, Washington DC, November 1998

 

Popular Apocalyptic: Anti-Communism in Catholic Popular Culture 1940-1960, Popular Culture Association, San Diego, CA, April 1999

 

Terror on the Web, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Justice Educators, Altoona, PA, April 1999

 

I served as discussant on a panel on Making Warriors: Indoctrinating American Soldiers in WWII and the Cold War, Society of Military History, State College, PA, April 1999

 

The Great Anti-Cult Scare 1925-1945, CESNUR Conference on New Religions, Bryn Athyn, PA, June 1999

 

Amphetamine Drugs on the Pacific Rim, Conference on Crime and Public Policy on the Pacific Rim, San Francisco, August 1999

 

The First New Age, Conference on The Inner Light, organized by St. Thomas University, Houston, TX, October 1999

 

The Old New Panic: The Amphetamine Drugs, American Society of Criminology, Toronto, November 1999

 

To What Green Altar? The Myth of American Paganism 1920-1945, South-West/Texas Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, February 2000

 

The Wildest Frontier: The Electronic Market in Child Pornography, University of California, Davis, lecture in series on Disordering Globalization, February, 2000

 

The First American Satanism Scare 1920-1940, Mid-Atlantic regional meetings of the American Academy of Religion, Glen Mills PA, March 2000

 

The Outer Edges: Horror and the Media in the Late 1940s Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, LA, April 2000

 

The New Age in Black and White, Western Social Sciences Association, San Diego, CA., April 2000

 

Terrorism and Tourism: Packaging the Molly Maguires, Conference on Packaging Places, American History Center, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, September 2000

 

Philip Dru - Administrator: Progressive Utopias and Collectivist Nightmares, Utopian Studies Association, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 2000

 

Disease and Racial Frontiers in Charles Brockden Brown’s Philadelphia, Charles Brockden Brown Society, Las Vegas, NV, October 2000

 

Patterns of Violence in Twentieth Century Pennsylvania, Conference on Violence in America, Millersville University, PA, November 2000

 

The Hidden Gospels in Popular Culture, Far Western Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 2001

 

Anti-Catholicism in Nineties Cinema: Real and Imagined, Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM, March 2001

 

California Cults and Crackpots: Explaining a Subculture of Extreme Religious Dissidence, Western Social Sciences Association, Reno NV, April 2001

 

Mis-Remembering America's Industrial Heritage: The Molly Maguires, American Historical Association: The Pacific Coast Branch, Vancouver, Canada, August 2001

 

Panelist for symposium on issues relating to Internet crime, Lycoming College. Williamsport, PA, October 2001

 

Pennsylvania - The Awful Warning, Keynote Address, Pennsylvania Historical Association, Johnstown, PA, October 2001

 

Go and Sin No More: Therapy and Exorcism in the Rhetoric of Deviance, American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, November, 2001

 

I was the subject of an Author meets Critics session on Philip Jenkins as Social Constructionist, at the American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, November, 2001

 

New Images of the Serial Killer in Popular Culture, Far Western Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 2002.

 

The Rhetoric of Generational Threat, Conference on the Reagan Presidency, University of California at Santa Barbara, March 2002

 

Participant in Jihad For Knowledge, panel on interfaith relations, sponsored by the Cathedral Heritage Foundation, Louisville, Kentucky, April 2002

 

Participant in panel on The Three Kingdoms and the New British History, Keough Institute for Irish Studies, Notre Dame University, May 2002

 

After Father Geoghan: The Lessons of the Clergy Abuse Cases, Invited lecture to Conference on Victimization of Children and Youth, University of New Hampshire, Portsmouth, NH, August 2002

 

Writing the New Global Christianity: Beyond The Missionary Myth, Comparative Literature Lunch, Penn State University, September 2002

 

The Missionary Myth in Popular Culture, Far Western Popular Culture Association, Las Vegas, NV, February 2003

 

Frank Waters and the Reinvention of Native American Spirituality, Comparative Literature Lunch, Penn State University, October 2003

 

Dream Catchers, Religious Studies Departmental Lecture Series, Penn State, November 2004

 

Consenting Adults: Morality Campaigns as Generational Warfare, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Philadelphia, August 2005

 

Panelist, author meets critic session, discussing Paul Freston's book Protestant Political Parties, Association for the Sociology of Religion, Philadelphia, August 2005

 

Respondent to Bas Van Os, on Mathematical Models of Early Christianity, Society of Biblical Literature, Washington DC, November 2006

 

Women Reading the Bible in the Global South, Comparative Literature Lunch, Penn State University, December 2006

 

The Religious Agendas of the Da Vinci Code, Medieval Conference on The Grail, the Quest, and the World of King Arthur, University Park, PA, March 2007

 

Discussant for panel on “War on the Home Front”, Society for Military History, Frederick MD, April 2007

 

Failure To Launch: Why Some Social Issues Fail To Generate Moral Panics. American Sociological Association, New York City, August, 2007

 

 ‘Black Gangs’: The Perils of Counter-Subversion, Colloque on Mimicry in Civil Wars: The Strategic Use of Identity Signals, College de France, Paris: December 2007

 

Islam and the Future of Europe (with George Weigel), Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington DC, February 2008

 

Islamic Europe or Euro-Islam? Workshop on Institutionalization and Representation of Religion, Berlin, Germany, June 2008

 

The Transformation of Gender and Family in Emerging Asian Christianity, Summit on Chinese Spirituality and Society, Beijing, China, October 2008

 

Religious America and Secular Holland: Future Trends, Conference on Four Centuries of Dutch-American Relations, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Netherlands, October 2009.

 

The Futures of Christianity, Svenska Kyrkans Forskardagar, Teologiska Högskolan Stockholm, Sweden, December 2009.

 

Discussant, Conference on New Religious Histories: Rethinking Religion and Secularization in 20th Century Ukraine and Russia, Penn State University March 2010.

 

Have the Culture Wars Gone Global? The Faith Angle: Conference on Religion, Politics and Public Life, South Beach, FL, March 2010, at http://www.eppc.org/programs/religionandmedia/publications/programID.37,pubID.4121/pub_detail.asp

 

Religious Authority and the Challenges of Modernity, The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Building Bridges Seminar, Georgetown University, May 2010.

 

The Bible in a Changing Christian World, keynote lecture at United Bible Societies World Assembly, Seoul, Republic of Korea, September 2010.

 

The Globalization of Christianity, Keynote lecture at conference on Our Common Future, Essen, Germany, November 2010.

 

The Other Camp of the Saints:  Comparing Christian and Muslim Narratives of Global Expansion in the Modern Era, American Society of Church History, Boston, MA, January 2011

 

Chair and Discussant, Panel on Class Culture and Gender, Conference on Bringing Stratification Process Back In To The Scientific Study Of Religion, Penn State University, May 2011

 

David P. Hughes, Jennifer Trinitapoli, and Philip Jenkins, A Plague On Both Your Houses: The Intersection Of Infectious Disease, City Dwelling And Religious Belief, 13th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Tübingen, Germany, August 2011

 

Eight Lessons from the History of Terrorism, Conference on The Future of Terrorism II, University Park, PA October 2011

 

I participated in a panel on Confronting Islamophobia at the annual conference of the American Academy of Religion, held in San Francisco, November 2011. I also chaired a panel at this conference on Global Charismatic and Pentecostal Healing.

 

Evangelicals, Pentecostals, and Charismatics, International Conference on New Religious Movements as a Challenge for the Catholic Church, organized by the German Bishops' Conference, Rome, Italy, April 2013.

 

Christianity and World History, Wilberforce Weekend (Colson Center), Arlington VA, April 2013.

 

Out of the Past: Child Abuse in Religious Settings, STAND conference for North American Mission Leaders, Dallas TX, September 2013.

 

From Wittenberg to Lagos: The Sixteenth Century Reformation and Modern-Day Global Christianity, at Protestantism? Reflections in Advance of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, 1517-2017, Gordon College, Mass., November 2013.

 

Faiths at War, Custodire l’umanitą: verso le periferie esistenziali, Assisi, Italy, November 2013

 

 

Culture and Faith, Napa Institute, Napa CA, July 2014

 

The Middle East: Violence and Religion, St. Vincent's College, Latrobe PA, February 2015.

 

The Great and Holy War, Berry College, Rome GA, February 2015.

 

Houston’s Nigerian Churches, (Read on my behalf), Texas State Historical Association, Corpus Christi, TX, March 2015

 

The Image of God in Global Faith, Wheaton Theology Conference, Wheaton IL, April 2015. This was also Wheaton College’s McManis Lecture.

 

Demographics and Global Faith, Christian Scholars Conference, Abilene TX, June 2015. My work was also the subject of two panels at this event.

 

Religion, Violence and Scripture, Chautauqua, NY, July 2015.

 

The Demographic Dimension of Global Christianity, Commemorative Conference on the Basel Mission 1815-2015, Basel, Switzerland, September 2015.

 

Godless Europe? ISR End of Religion symposium, National Press Club, Washington DC, November 2015.

 

Christianity, Islam and Holy Wars, at conference on Mere Anglicanism: The Cross and the Crescent, Charleston SC, January 2016

 

The Last Holy War? Teach-in on the First World War, University of Oklahoma, Norman OK, March 2016

 

It's Bigger on the Inside: Decline, Growth and Transformation in Contemporary Religion, Society of Christian Philosophers, Pacific Division, San Diego CA, March 2016

 

Faculty Mentor, Sixth Enoch Graduate Seminar, Austin, TX, May 2016

 

Conversation on Global Trends: New Demographics and their Implications, Pew Foundation, Washington DC, July 2016.

 

Childhood’s End, Inklings Society, Oxford England, July 2016.

 

Fertility and Faith, Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, Waco, TX, October 2016.

 

The Western Frontier: Euro-Islam and the Remaking of Global Faith, Missiology Lectures, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena CA, November 2016.

 

Panel on The Anglican Communion and the First World War, Chair and Discussant, North American Conference on British Studies, Washington DC, November 2016.

 

Secular Europe? Texas Baptists Annual Meeting, Waco TX, November 2016.

 

 

LECTURES DELIVERED AT EVENTS

ORGANIZED AND HELD AT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

 

A Little Leaven: From Mass Church to Creative Minority in Contemporary Europe, Symposium on Secularization and Revival, Baylor University, October 2009.

 

Reading the Bible in the Global South, Willson-Addis Lecture, George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Baylor University, March 2010

 

BRICs of Faith, Baylor University, October 2010

 

I co-organized the conference The King James Bible and the World It Made 1611-2011, which was held at Baylor University in April 2011. I also presented a plenary lecture at this event entitled Regions Luther Never Knew: Ancient Books in a New World

 

Laying Down the Sword, Baylor University, February 2012

 

A Critic In The Desert: Robert Browning and the Limits of Plain Historic Fact, Conference on The Cross and the Book, Baylor University, February 2012

 

 Remember Waco! The Disaster in Politics and Popular Culture, Conference on Reflecting on an American Tragedy, Baylor University, April 2013

 

Angels and Horsemen: The Great War as an Apocalyptic Struggle, Remembering Armageddon: Commemorating the First World War, Baylor University, March 2014

 

Prophetic Neighbors: Barth, Jung and Steiner in WW1 Switzerland, Modernism Seminar, Baylor University, April 2014

 

Where Have All The Cultists Gone? Debate with Gordon Melton, CESNUR conference on New Religious Movements, June 2014

 

I co-organized the Baylor University conference on Faith and Film, held at that university in October 2014, and chaired two sessions at the event

 

Godless Europe? At End of Religion symposium, Baylor University, May 2015

 

Looking East, Conference on the Syriac Christian Churches, Baylor University, April 2016

 

Merchant of Death and Dreams of Peace. Conference on For God and Country: The First World War and the US, Baylor University, April 2017

 

 

 

In addition to these lectures and seminars, I have also spoken frequently in different venues in the US and overseas, chiefly on aspects of global Christianity, and the expansion of Christianity in the global South. Since 2002, I have given about 150 such lectures.