Ann Killebrew Lecture Sept. 14 at #Baylor: "The Emergence of Israel in Bible and Archaeology" https://t.co/zatywtgHVG
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

Rodney Stark

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

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Rodney Stark 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, where he held appointments as a research sociologist at the Survey Research Center and at the Center for the Study of Law and Society. He left Berkeley to become Professor of Sociology and of Comparative Religion at the University of Washington. In 2004 he joined the faculty of Baylor University. He has published 38 books and more than 150 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. He is past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. He also has won a number of national and international awards for distinguished scholarship. Many of his books and articles have been translated and published in foreign languages, including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Turkish.

Education

  • B.A. University of Denver, 1959, Journalism.
  • M.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1965, Sociology.
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1971, Sociology.