Maureen Fitzgerald on Irish Nuns and Welfare @RoRcast https://t.co/CRelX6GUKb
Up on the Downs - Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench https://t.co/X2xHesH7xl
congratulations to @fbeckwith for his 2016 AAR Book Award, for _Taking Rites Seriously_ https://t.co/naYXJYn4to
The Faith of Woodrow Wilson: An Interview with Barry Hankins - Thomas Kidd https://t.co/k18yEULgtI via @tgc
A new country and new faith for some migrants to Europe | Philip Jenkins, The Christian Century https://t.co/qd0VRFuFiK
A Tale of Two Cities—And of Two Churches - John Haldane https://t.co/4fdjkyUIuG
What became of the Christian intellectuals? - Alan Jacobs, Harper's Magazine https://t.co/TxsUmbuUh7
.@TonyReinke interviews Thomas Kidd about Benjamin Franklin's religion, @desiringGod https://t.co/QBxPYNYzdx
Britain's Pagan Twilight - Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench https://t.co/LnGhGZfM4r
Jonathan Edwards’s World of Publishing https://t.co/QOljPh0PqA Thomas Kidd - TGC

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) as well as director of the Program on Prosocial Behavior.  He is a Senior Fellow at the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton), Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Jewish and Community Research (San Francisco), and chief advisor for the Center for the Study of Religion and Chinese Society, Peking University (Beijing).  Before joining the faculty at Baylor University, Johnson directed research centers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Johnson recently completed a series of empirical studies for the Department of Justice on the role of religion in prosocial youth behavior and is a member of the Coordinating Council for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (Presidential Appointment).  He is recognized as a leading authority on the scientific study of religion, the efficacy of faith-based organizations, domestic violence, and criminal justice.  Recent publications have examined the impact of faith-based programs on recidivism reduction and prisoner reentry and his new book, More God, Less Crime, was released in April 2011. He is working with the Gallup Organization on studies exploring religion and spirituality in the world.  He is the 2013 Lone Star Big Brother of the year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Texas.