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Having My Say

"This Is a School" Presidential Scholars Address, April 12, 1991.
"The Great Escape" Honors Banquet, Spring, 2002.
"I Have Traveled Much in Concord." University Faculty Convocation, Fall, 2002.


Hawthorne's Historical Allegory: An Examination of the American Conscience.Port Washington: Kennikat Press, 1971. Excerpted in the Norton Critical Edition of The Scarlet Letter
Nature Writing, guest editor, The Literary Review, Summer 1996; "Introduction."
"We Have Seen His Glory," Review for Religious, 20 (March, 1961), 98-111: an analysis of the prologue of the Gospel of St. John.
"Nat Turner and the Secular Humanist," Review for Religious, 27 (May, 1968), 411-19.
"Religious Poverty and Christian Poverty," Review for Religious, 28 (September, 1969), 797-806.
"Morality and Expertise," IDOC-North America, no. 33 (October 16, 1971), 63-96.
"The Law, the Prophets, and Wisdom: On the Functions of Literature," College English, 37 (November, 1975), 254-64.
"Criticism and Culture," Worldview, 25 (March, 1982), 16-19.
"The Word of God and the Work of Man: The Anatomy of Northrop Frye," Worldview, 25 (September,1982), 5-8.
"Educating Heroes: The University and the Real World," Worldview, 26 (April, 1983), 10-13.
"Orality and Literacy: Justice and the Economy of the Mind," Worldview, 26 (November, 1983), 8-11: on the work of Walter J. Ong and Eric Havelock.
"Twain: The Statements Was Interesting but Tough," in Prophetic Voice and Vision in Western Literature, ed. Raymond-Jean Frontain (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1984).
"Science and the Sacred: From Walden to Tinker Creek," Thought, (1987): 400-413.
"Apocalypse and Prophecy," The Literary Review, 32 (Winter, 1989): 278-287.
"The Vision Thing: Charles Taylor and the Ethics of Inarticulacy," Ethics and International Affairs, 5 (1991): 53-71.
"A Concealed Totality: Science and Poetry in the Essays of Stephen Jay Gould," Soundings, Fall/Winter, 1991: 559-579.
"Argument and Opinion in the University Core," Core I: Perspectives on the Individual, Readings. Ed. James Kuehl. Acton: Copley Custom Publishing, 1998.


Assistant Editor, Review for Religious, 1958-62. A theological journal published by the Divinity School of St. Louis University.
Editorial Consultant, Department of Ministries of the National Council of Churches, 1970.
Founding Editor, IDOC-North America English-language edition of IDOC-International, a journal sponsored by the World Council of Churches and by IDOC (International Documentation on the Contemporary Church), Rome, 1970-71.
Editor, Literary Criticism Series, "National University Publications," Kennikat Press, 1972-78.
Literary Editor, Worldview, 1980-85. A monthly publication of the Council on Religion and International Affairs (Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs).
Founding Editor, CRIA Newsletter, 1984-85.
Editor, The Core Review, 1989-1994.
Editor, The Literary Review, January 1999


"Constructing the Sacred at Walden and Tinker Creek," read at MLA meeting, December, 1985; later published as "Science and the Sacred" in Thought.
"Mortality and Rootedness in Washington Irving's Sketchbook," faculty seminar, April 1, 1987.
"Stephen Jay Gould: The Rhetoric and Poetic of Science," paper delivered at the first meeting of the Society for Literature and Science at Worcester, Mass., October, 1987.
"Core Curriculum Development," with Geoffrey Weinman, Chris Devine, Leonard Grob, delivered at "General Education Learning Outcomes Assessment Conference," annual conference of the Community College General Education Association, April, 1989.
"Hiding Out in the Fields of Learning: On Interdisciplinary Education," Woodrow Wilson group on Interpreting the Humanities, May, 1989; Association for Integrative Studies, Sonoma State U, October, 1989.
"The Autobiographical Imperative of Charles Taylor," on education and ethics, a seminar presented at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, April 26, 1990.
"A New Kind of History: Thematic Approaches to Traditional Texts in the Core Curriculum," presentation at the conference on "Engaging Cultural Legacies," sponsored by the Association of American Colleges, New England Conference Center, August 9-13, 1990.
"Coming out of Hiding: Interdisciplinary Teaching and the Autobiographical Imperative," paper read at 1990 Conference of the Association for Integrative Studies, St. Anselm College, Bedford/Manchester, New Hampshire, October 31-November 4, 1990.
"Ethics and Interdisciplinary Teaching," Association of American Colleges National Conference, Washington DC, January, 1991.
"The FDU Core and Internationalizing the Curriculum," Internationalizing the Curriculum Conference, Kean College, February 28, 1992.
"Ethics and General Education," Merrill House Conference on "Moral Education in the United States and Japan: Topics in Ethics and International Affairs," November 10-11, 1992.
"Interdisciplinary General Education and the Teaching of Ethics," Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs Summer Faculty Institute: "Teaching Ethics and International Affairs," University of Virginia, June 6-July 15, 1994.
"Wordsworth," "Willa Cather," "The Sermon on the Mount," workshops for core faculty.
"The Fairleigh Dickinson University Core Curriculum," to the Faculty of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, February 17, 1998.
"The Alligator is the Crown of Creation," Teacher-of-the-year lecture, Spring, 1998.