Is the Wall of Separation ‘Bad History’? https://t.co/8uDPTkIPCT Thomas Kidd, @TGC
Starting tomorrow at #Baylor, International Conference on Baptist Studies VIII https://t.co/nJ5dcWN5D2 #ICOBS2018https://t.co/EFYID6k1jZ
.@TheIRD hosted a discussion on Christian #Zionist roots in America at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.… https://t.co/E4rMcGwWVG
Thomas Kidd's conversation with @SamChen220 “Face the Issues: America's Future" on #Vimeo https://t.co/BmzdueMwSj
Americans Quit Church but Still Search for Meaning, Now as Loners https://t.co/tUYwarfyNI @clayroutledge @NRO
Judge denies Catholic Social Services discrimination claim in foster care case https://t.co/Q53dkGSoSd @BecketLaw @phillydotcom
Did Congress Print the First American Bible? https://t.co/FpIQ6pCQLA Thomas Kidd, @TGC
We enjoy religious freedom because of those who hold unpopular beliefs, writes @juliaduin https://t.co/IosFtBoYHV via @WSJOpinion
Unity, Truth, and Catholic Social Thought https://t.co/ZhhrsGaTGM @McCormickProf @firstthingsmag
Apu and the World of 2040 https://t.co/LKnfFr5EWS Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang

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 39 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, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, 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.