Perry Glanzer's Restoring the Soul of the University wins an award of merit in @CTmagazine's 2018 book awards https://t.co/WvdRJTF74r
The First Sexual Revolution https://t.co/OdiQGHPoHc Kyle Harper, @firstthingsmag
Reinventing Christianity After Rome https://t.co/ROS6pJWmXf Philip Jenkins @anxious_bench
Dec. 2017 issue of Baylor ISR Religion Watch now available https://t.co/C1D5hXsLaI
Were Christian Missionaries Good for Liberal Democracy? https://t.co/8EdIbBbS42 @abcreligion on the work of ISR's Robert Woodberry
Reconciling Deism and Puritanism in Benjamin Franklin https://t.co/4w0AHonOaR Thomas Kidd, @yalepress
Baylor History Professor Earns Top Recognition for Book on Benjamin Franklin https://t.co/KlYBbMSUQh @BaylorUMedia @yalepress
Why people still speak Guaraní https://t.co/FZBQ94XkcE Philip Jenkins via @ChristianCent
Martin Luther: Last of the Medievals or First of the Moderns? - Carl Trueman at #BaylorSFC conference https://t.co/kDlDrjtrzs @BaylorIFL

BIOGRAPHIES OF FEATURED SCHOLARS

A GODLESS AMERICAN FOUNDING? – Thomas S. Kidd

Thomas Kidd is the  Associate Director of Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR,) Distinguished Professor of history at Baylor University. His books include Baptists in America: A History (with Barry Hankins, Oxford University Press, 2015), George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father (Yale University Press, 2014), Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots (Basic Books, 2011), God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution (Basic Books, 2010), American Christians and Islam (Princeton University Press, 2008), and The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America, (Yale University Press, 2007). He writes for outlets including WORLD magazine, USA Today, and Patheos.com. Kidd and ISR’s Philip Jenkins blog at the Anxious Bench at Patheos.com
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A GODLESS WORLD?  Signs of a Global Religious Revival-   Rodney Stark

Rodney Stark is Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor and Co-Director of Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR.)  He grew up in Jamestown, North Dakota, and began his career as a newspaper reporter. Following a tour of duty in the U.S. Army, he received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2004 he joined the faculty of Baylor University. He has published 38 books and more than 160 scholarly articles on subjects as diverse as prejudice, crime, suicide, and city life in ancient Rome. However, the greater part of his work has been on religion.

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GODLESS EUROPE? –  Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor, and serves as Co-Director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion.
He is one of the world’s leading religion scholars.  An historian by training, Jenkins’ work has been lauded in many different disciplines including sociology, criminology, and religious studies. Dr Jenkins’ major current interests include the study of global Christianity; of new and emerging religious movements; and of twentieth century US history, chiefly post-1970.
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“GODLESS LIVES?:  Does Religion Matter for Our Well-Being?”  – Jeff Levin

Dr. Jeff Levin, an epidemiologist by training, holds a distinguished chair at Baylor University, where he is University Professor of Epidemiology and Population Health, Professor of Medical Humanities, and Director of the Program on Religion and Population Health at the Institute for Studies of Religion.  He also serves as Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine.  Both biomedical scientist and religious scholar, his work at the interface of religion, science, and medicine has been instrumental in broadening the perspectives of researchers and clinicians on the connections among body, mind, and spirit.
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THE MYTH OF AMERICAN PIETY ? – Byron R. Johnson

Byron Johnson is Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University. He is the founding director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior. He is recognized as a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, domestic violence, and criminal justice.

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TOWARD A GODLESS AMERICA? – J. Gordon Melton

Dr. J. Gordon Melton, is Distinguished Professor of American Religious History of Baylor University’s Institute for Studies in Religion.  He also serves as the director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion in Woodway, Texas. Since joining ISR, he has been developing a set of joint projects between ISR and the Woodway-based Institute, the initial project being a comprehensive census of the American Buddhist and Hindu communities recently completed.
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