TONIGHT - Robert P. George (Princeton) lecture at #Baylor http://t.co/B2gUUXjQR2
Judge orders defiant Kentucky clerk to jail in gay marriage case: http://t.co/mD2sQGR1ds
Robert P. George lecture at #Baylor - Sept. 3 http://t.co/B2gUUXjQR2 "The State of International Religious Freedom"
U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families | Pew Research Center http://t.co/dMPnaMWyp5
How to Write an Excellent Statement of Purpose for Graduate Applications http://t.co/cZhJhMBj02 Thomas Kidd at the Anxious Bench blog
Fragments of 'world's oldest known Koran' unlikely to pre-date Prophet Mohamed, says expert - The Independent http://t.co/wa85qvgnGL
Seven Ways Religious Freedom Contributes to Sustainable Development - @brianjgrim http://t.co/Ckj38g2mPL
49% of Kentuckians identify as evangelical Protestants, among highest of any state: http://t.co/e1hBoQltOt @PewReligion
What's the difference between a religion and a cult? — Hopes&Fears http://t.co/mD3ZsZp8DZ quotes Gordon Melton and Rodney Stark
Princeton Scholar @McCormickProf to Visit #Baylor, Address State of International Religious Freedom http://t.co/SsHmAuqOVP

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.