niedziela, 9 marca 2008

David L. Miller

Dr. Miller is a frequent lecturer to civic, religious, and educational groups in the United States. He gave the second annual Loy Witherspoon Lecture in Religion at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte in 1986, the second annual Heinz Westman Lecture in Psychology at Bowdoin College in 1990, the fourth annual James Klee Lecture in Psychology at West Georgia College in 1993, and the tenth annual Morrow-McCombs Memorial Lecture at San Bernardino State University in 1997. From 1975 until 1988 he was a member of the Eranos Circle in Switzerland and he lectured at the Eranos Conference nine times during that period. He has also addressed groups in Europe (Strasbourg, Tübingen, Zurich), Canada (Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto), and Japan (Kyoto, Tokyo, Tenri-City). In 1996 and 1998, Dr. Miller gave the keynote addresses at Conferences on Values in Higher Education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville .
In 1989, Dr. Miller completed a fifteen-year project which researched the Greek mythological, psychological and literary expressions of certain archetypal images in Christian theological ideas. The results of this research are published in four books and numerous essays which appeared from 1974 through 1989 (see below). Some images examined in this project are: the good shepherd, the holy fool, the drunken teacher, the love triangle, the descent into the underworld, ghosts, and disappearing angels.
Dr. Miller was named the first University Scholar-Teacher of the Year by Syracuse University in 1980-81. He also received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Alumni Society of University College of Syracuse University in 1979-80, the Graduate School Alumni of the Year Award from Drew University in 1990, and the Syracuse University Chancellor's Citation for Exceptional Academic Achievement in 1994. Since 2002, Dr. Miller has been an Affiliate Member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts, and in 2004 he was made an honorary member of the International Association of Analytical Psychology.
Dr. Miller is a member of the American Academy of Religion, The International Society for Humor Studies, and Phi Beta Kappa. He has served as president of the Society for the Arts, Religion and Contemporary Culture (1992-93), and he has been on the editorial boards of Sphinx (London), The Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Atlanta), L'Esprit jungien (Paris), and Mythosphere (Tuscaloosa). He currently serves on the editorial board of Spring Journal (New Orleans). Dr. Miller has also been the Chairperson of the Publications' Committee of the American Academy of Religion (1991-93), Chairperson of the Advisory Group on the Study of Myth in Higher Education for the Joseph Campbell Foundation (1992-1994), and a member of the Boards of Directors of Scholars Press (1991-1993), the American Academy of Religion (1991-1993), the Joseph Campbell Foundation (2004- ), and the Foundation of Mythological Studies (2006- ).
Dr. Miller is the author of more than one hundred articles and book chapters (see bibliographhy) , as well as five books . The books include: Gods and Games: Towards a Theology of Play (1970, 1973); The New Polytheism: Rebirth of the Gods and Goddesses (1974, 1981, also in French, Italian, and Japanese editions); Christs: Archetypal Images in Christian Theology (1981, 2005); Three Faces of God (1986, 2005); and Hells and Holy Ghosts (1989, 2004). Dr. Miller is also the editor of two additional books: Interpretation: The Poetry of Meaning (1967) and Jung and the Interpretation of the Bible (1995).

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