Germany’s Coming Demographic Revolution | Philip Jenkins at The American Conservative
Barry Hankins reviews @BrantleyGasaway, Progressive Evangelicals and the Pursuit of Social Justice:
The political divide on views toward Muslims and Islam @pewresearch
Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture : Call for Applications, Young Scholars in American Religion
Calculated killing of Christians in Roseburg? @edstetzer on how we should respond - USA Today
Historian David Dalin to speak on "The Church and the Jews," at @Baylor_HRC event Mon., Oct. 12 at 7 pm
new from Philip Jenkins - The Many Faces of Christ: The Thousand-Year Story of the Influence of the Lost Gospels
.@lincolnmullen on @ThomasSKidd & B Hankins *Baptists in America* and denominational history's potential...
.@TruettSeminary dean Todd Still introduces his book Thinking Through Paul
Philip Jenkins, "Britain’s Botched Child Abuse Scandal" | The American Conservative

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.