Publications and Work-In-Progress
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2019 forthcoming). Death and documentaries: Heuristics for the Real in an Age of Simulacra. In D. Jernigan, N. Murphy, and W. M. Wang (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature, pp. forthcoming. Abingdon, Oxfordshire / New York: Routledge.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2019). Explaining Jesus: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of a Phenomenon. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2018). Death in Documentaries: The Memento Mori Experience. Leiden, Netherlands; Boston, Massachusetts: Brill | Rodopi.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2017). Consilience as way forward for interdisciplinary studies of religions. Integrative Pathways: The Newsletter of the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies, 39(4), 2-3, 15.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2017). Use of the phrase 'personal relationship with Jesus': Toward a comprehensive interdisciplinary explanation. Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science, 52(3), 663-690. DOI: 10.1111/zygo.12348
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2014). Facing up: Psychotherapists writing about dealing with the idea of one's own death. Mortality: Promoting the Interdisciplinary Study of Death and Dying, 19(4), 361-378. DOI: 10.1080/13576275.2014.943169
Bennett-Carpenter, B., McCallion, M.J., & Maines, D.R. (2013). <Personal relationship with Jesus>: A popular ideograph among evangelical Catholics. Journal of Communication and Religion, 36(1): 1-24.
Bennett-Carpenter, B., & McCallion, M.J. (2012). Specialized, ecclesial ideography: The <new evangelization> in the Catholic church. Michigan Academician, XLI(1), 1-21.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2012). If you could ask any question: Introducing open inquiry-based, student-centered writing projects . In Lori Østergaard (Ed.), Grizz Writes: A Guide to First-Year Writing at Oakland University, pp. 43-51. 1st edition. Southlake, Texas: Fountainhead Press. [2nd edition 2013; 3rd ed. 2014; 4th ed. 2015 (this and subsequent editions edited by L. Østergaard & D. Hammontree); 5th ed. 2016; 6th ed. 2017 (this and subsequent editions edited by M. Schoen; 2018-2019 edition]
McCallion, M.J., Bennett-Carpenter, B., & Maines, D.R. (2012). Individualism and community as contested rhetorics in the Catholic New Evangelization movement. Review of Religious Research, 54(3): 291-310. DOI: 10.1007/s13644-012-0069-y
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2008). Still the king of queens? Kenneth Burke, The Rhetoric of Religion, and the theorizing of rhetoric and religion now. In J. Selzer & R. Wess (Eds.), Kenneth Burke and His Circles, pp. 161-173. West Lafayette, Indiana: Parlor.
McCallion, M.J, & Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2008). Displays of faith: Material/visual vs. cognitive/verbal. Review of Religious Research, 49(4): 427-437.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2007). On the ‘obvious’ in science and religion: Some recent flashpoints in the media and the academy. Council of Societies for the Study of Religion Bulletin [CSSR Bulletin], 36(3): 80-83.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2002). Quoting Mieke Bal's navel: Contemporary theory, preposterous religion. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory [jcrt.org], 4(1): para. 1-48.
Bennett-Carpenter, B. (2000). The divine simulacrum of Andy Warhol: Baudrillard's light on the pope of pop's 'religious art. Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory [jcrt.org], 1(3): para. 1-36.
Conference presentations include paper, poster, and panel presentations since 1999 at Colorado College, Penn State University, Villanova University, Wayne State University, University of Southern California, Calvin College, Saginaw Valley State University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Grand Valley State University, Michigan State University, University of Illinois Chicago, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and the University of Ottawa, Canada, among others. These and others include presentations for the Association for Interdisciplinary Studies; the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters; the National Communication Association; the Religious Research Association; the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, including the Biological and Evolutionary Aspects of Religion section; the American Psychological Association, Society for Humanistic Psychology; the Visible Evidence conference on documentary work; the Kenneth Burke Society; and the American Academy of Religion, among others.
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