The Graduate Course, and Other Mythical Beasts https://t.co/tTc2x8mzYn Philip Jenkins, Anxious Bench
Call for Proposals for 2017 @Baylor Symposium on Faith & Culture, "The Bible & the Reformation." More info here: https://t.co/58nX8JFXIb
Daniel Falk Lecture at #Baylor Feb. 21: "The Myth of the Dead Sea Scrolls" https://t.co/97MMDTayhI
Paul Marshall - “Is Christian-Muslim Conflict Inevitable? The Role of Indonesia” - ISR video https://t.co/rrQEiyWQzN
.@Baylor looking for the best, brightest, most innovative | Opportunity Hiring Program https://t.co/yauJeTaxo7 h/t @BaylorIFL
.@PatrickDeneen on the beauty of libraries & their role in higher education @ the #BaylorSFC https://t.co/XgIc4Hn1Kq @BaylorIFL
Shadows of the Future - Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench https://t.co/rvvLwSqR2n
As recent guidelines show, ‘Amoris’ argument is far from over - @Crux #popefrancis https://t.co/pe0prdfTk5
reconstituting the Republic of Letters (or not) - Alan Jacobs @tnajournal https://t.co/cvvHDGmFBI h/t @prufrocknews
National Library of Israel Buys Vast Library of Rare Jewish Books - The New York Times https://t.co/oAXnIZv9r3

Byron R. Johnson

Director, Institute for Studies of Religion
Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences

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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).  He is a Faculty Scholar in the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University, Senior Advisor in the Religious Freedom Research Project at Georgetown University, Senior Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton), Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute (Indianapolis), and is a Senior Advisor at the Religious Freedom Institute (Washington, DC).  Before joining the faculty at Baylor University, Johnson directed research centers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Johnson is a former member of the Coordinating Council for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Presidential Appointment).  Johnson has recently published a number of articles on the role of faith and service in helping addicts remain sober. He is recognized as a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, and criminal justice.  Recent publications have examined the impact of faith-based programs on offender treatment, recidivism reduction and prisoner reentry and is the subject of his book, More God, Less Crime (2011). Johnson also directs the Program on Prosocial Behavior, which examines the ways in which religion impacts key behaviors like volunteerism, generosity, and purpose. His most recent book, The Angola Prison Seminary (2016), assesses the influence of a Bible College and inmate-led congregations in the identity transformation of inmates serving life in a maximum security prison. His new book The Quest for Purpose, will be released summer 2017. He is working with the Gallup Organization to design empirical studies exploring religion and spirituality in the world. Johnson was the 2013 Lone Star Big Brother of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas.