Southeastern University's Althouse Appointed to ASR Committee

Dr. Peter F. Althouse, associate professor of Religion at Southeastern University, has been appointed to serve on a research grant committee of the Illinois-based Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR).

The association is an international group of 700-plus scholars who seek to advance theory and research in the sociology of religion. Althouse will serve on the organization's Fichter Research Grant Committee, which will award a total of $24,000 this year to scholars who are involved in promising research in women and religion, gender issues, and feminist perspectives on religion, or religion and poverty.

"I am happy to serve both Southeastern University and the Association for the Sociology of Religion," says Althouse. "This is an opportunity for Southeastern to received greater exposure among the scholarly community."

A Canada native, Althouse has been a Southeastern University faculty member since 2007. He emphasizes research-based teaching, a teaching ethic that has benefitted both his undergraduate and graduate students.

Althouse is currently involved in a number of research projects on both Pentecostalism in Canada and Prayer in the Charismatic Renewal Movement. He has authored or co-authored four books: The Ideological Development of "Power" in Early American Pentecostalism; Winds from the North: Canadian Contributions to Early Pentecostalism; Perspectives in Pentecostal Eschatologies; and Spirit of the Last Days: Pentecostal Eschatology in Conversation with Jurgen Moltmann.

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