Academic Leave – AY 2014-2015
Office: Wingate 205
B.A. 1993 Houghton College, Houghton, New York
M.T.S. 1995 Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina
M.A. 1997 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Ph.D. 2003 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Lynn S. Neal and John Corrigan, eds., Religious Intolerance in America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010.
Lynn S. Neal, Romancing God: Evangelical Women and Inspirational Fiction. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006.
Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters
“The Ideal Democratic Apparel: T-shirts, Religious Intolerance, and the Clothing of Democracy,” Material Religion 10:2 (June 2014): 182-207.
“From Classroom to Controversy: Conflict in the Teaching of Religion,” Teaching Theology and Religion 16:1 (2013): 66-75.
“Evangelical Love Stories: The Triumphs and Temptations of Romantic Fiction,” in Evangelical Christians and Popular Culture,Robert H. Woods, Jr, ed. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2013.
“Alma White’s Bloodless Warfare: Women and Violence in U.S. Religious History,” in Religion, Violence, and America: From Jeremiad to Jihad, John Carlson and Jonathan Ebel, eds. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.
“They’re Freaks!: The Cult Stereotype in Fictional TV Shows, 1958-2008,” Nova Religio 14:3 (February 2011): 81-107.
“Intolerance and American Religious History,” Religion Compass 4:2 (February 2010): 114-123.
“Christianizing the Klan: Alma White, Branford Clarke, and the Art of Religious Intolerance,” Church History 78 (June 2009): 350-378.
REL 101: Introduction to Religion
REL 266: Religious Sects and Cults
REL 267: Religion and Popular Culture
REL 342: Religious Intolerance in America
REL 365: History of Religions in America
FYS: Surprising Spirituality: Popular Culture and Contemporary Religious Life
FYS: Religion and Television: Exploring the Sacred on the Small Screen