Ten Reasons We Need Rigorous Research on Effective Compassion, by Byron Johnson – University of St. Thomas Law Jour… https://t.co/nAE8hSpvGb
New History Textbook Grapples with America’s Complex Religious History https://t.co/cyJa5SoTXw @ThomasSKiddhttps://t.co/72kZKsSNEV
Losing the Faith: Of Apostates, Renegades, and Traitors https://t.co/Fe6Y6MY5Vp Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
God imagery and affective outcomes in a spiritually integrative inpatient program https://t.co/4zBryktmwP article f… https://t.co/EY2ziBv6i1
Understanding the debate over married priests at the Amazon synod https://t.co/Jdv2hhmFvZ via @Crux @JohnLAllenJr
How safe are congregations and clergy from automation? https://t.co/9xCBT8Xl2r from the latest issue of Baylor ISR… https://t.co/Eq6BqNEhtG
When Hollywood and Big Business Attack https://t.co/JUZGrLgwBU via @profyancey
Robert Kagan and the Many Meanings of Liberalism https://t.co/vw4EFEriij via @ProvMagazine @drpaulmarshall
Translation and Paraphrase https://t.co/DVpW6ortJ7 Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
How Churches Can Bridge the Marriage Divide | @FactsAndTrends @WilcoxNMP https://t.co/t98QVjWext

Global Studies of Religion

 

Director of Global Studies
Rodney Stark

Director of Global Studies

Just as the Program on Historical Studies pursues religion across time, this program pursues it across space. What is the state of religion around the globe? Where is it stronger, where weaker? What are the trends? What difference does it make? And what about religious effects? Are religious people happier, more generous, and more law abiding? Are the results the same for all religions? Does religion influence economic development and does economic development influence religion? These and dozens of similar important questions will be addressed through ISR’s partnership with the Gallup Organization which allows ISR scholars access to Gallup’s annual surveys of 162 nations. One product of this collaboration will be an annual report on the Religious and Spiritual State of the World.

Surveys of Religion

International Studies