George Whitefield’s Gospel-Centered Hymn Book | Thomas Kidd at @TGC https://t.co/zB2u47TWgA
Andrew Chesnut on Santa Muerte @RoRcast https://t.co/QJH1522SW7
Alternative Scriptures: Melville's "Lost Gnostic Poem" https://t.co/iVGtfaVjrU Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench
Israel and the Role of Place in Christian Faith | Thomas Kidd @TGC https://t.co/kxbfgfLj1C
'Benjamin Franklin' takes a more nuanced look at Franklin's views of God https://t.co/TmSj5rX19p @csmonitor reviews Thomas Kidd's biography
The many resurrections of Chinese Christianity - Philip Jenkins @ChristianCent https://t.co/XXvKByoVkX
Maximum Security Seminary https://t.co/lruIJPvrq2 @TGC cites ISR research on prison seminaries
Critical Mass - @TexasMonthly quotes ISR's Gordon Melton https://t.co/ok4y7a5TTl
George Whitefield’s Gospel-Centered Hymn Book https://t.co/XCW5Y9l9Ny Thomas Kidd via @tgc
The Distinct, Positive Impact of a Good Dad - The Atlantic https://t.co/tdEenDeiDB #FathersDay @WilcoxNMP

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Davie, Grace R.C.

ISR Distinguished Senior Fellow
University of Exeter
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GRACE DAVIE is professor emeritus in the Sociology of Religion at the University of Exeter UK and a senior adviser to the Impact of Religion Research Programme at Uppsala University.   Together with Nancy Ammerman (Boston University) she is the Coordinating Lead Author for the chapter on religion in the International Panel for Social Progress.  The chapter is entitled: “Religions and social progress: Critical assessments and creative partnerships”.  Emphasizing the significance of belief and practice in everyday lives and local contexts, the chapter analyzes the impact of religion and its relevance to social progress in a wide variety of fields.  These include the family, gender and sexuality; differences and diversity; democratic governance; violence and peace-making; health and economic well-being; and care for the earth. She is a past-president of the American Association for the Sociology of Religion (2003) and of the Research Committee 22 (Sociology of Religion) of the International Sociological Association (2002-06).

In 2000-01 she was the Kerstin-Hesselgren Professor at Uppsala, where she returned for extended visits in 2006-7, 2010 and 2012.  In January 2008, she received an honorary degree from Uppsala.  She has also held visiting appointments at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (1996) and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (1998 and 2003), both in Paris.

In addition to numerous chapters and articles, she is the author of Religion in Britain since 1945 (Blackwell 1994), Religion in Modern Europe (OUP 2000), Europe: the Exceptional Case (DLT 2002) and The Sociology of Religion (Sage 2007/2013); she is the co-author of Religious America, Secular Europe (Ashgate 2008), and co-editor of Predicting Religion (Ashgate 2003) and Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe (2 vols) (Ashgate 2010 and 2011).


Donnelly, Phillip

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Baylor University
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Phillip Donnelly is Associate Professor of Literature in the Honors College, and he teaches in both the Great Texts Program and the English Department. Before coming to Baylor, he taught at the University of Ottawa and at Texas Tech University. He currently serves as the Director for the Great Texts Program.

His research interests focus on the historical intersections between philosophy, theology, and imaginative literature, with particular attention to Renaissance literature and the reception of Classical educational traditions.  The topics of his published work range from St. Augustine and post-modern critical theory to the Renaissance poetry of George Herbert and John Milton. He is a contributor to the new Milton Encyclopedia, edited by Thomas N. Corns (Yale University Press) and to the Oxford Guide to the Historical Reception of Augustine, edited by Karla Pollmann and Willemien Otten (Oxford University Press).

 


Dougherty, Kevin

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Baylor University
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Kevin D. Dougherty is Associate Professor of Sociology at Baylor University.  He also serves as Executive Officer of the Religious Research Association (www.RRAweb.org). He earned his B.A. in Communication Arts from George Fox University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from Purdue University.  Religious organizations are his research expertise.  He has written extensively on congregational issues of racial/ethnic diversity, participation, growth, and decline.  His publications appear in leading academic journals and have been featured in news media such as CNN, National Public Radio, and USA Today.



Dougherty, Trent

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Baylor University
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Trent Dougherty is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University, where he is also Fellow and Faculty Associate in the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. Dr.  Dougherty’s education includes: (MA, Missouri, 2004, Jon Kvanvig Director) took up the Dean’s Fellowship at University of Rochester in the Fall of 2005 to work on his PhD with Rich Feldman and Earl Conee in Epistemology, Henry Kyburg in Probability Theory, and Ed Wierenga in Philosophy Of Religion.  He was previously Kline Chair Research Assistant at the University of Missouri (2001-2004) where he managed the Kline Workshops.

His main research interest is the normativity of rationality, especially the relationship between conceptions of epistemic rationality and pragmatic rationality.  This encompasses topics ranging from virtue epistemology to bayesian epistemology, especially the conceptual foundations.  The project is pursued along with parallel investigations into the semantics of probability and with an eye toward considering the rationality of religious and scientific beliefs.

Dr. Dougherty has published articles and book reviews in such journals as Religious Studies, Religious Studies Review, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Philosophia Christi, The Review of Metaphysics, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, Southern Journal of Philosophy, European Journal of Philosophy, and the European Journal of Philosophy of Religion.  Academically, he most enjoys the interaction of presenting and commenting upon papers at conferences and by blogging.

His favorite activities—simpliciter—are doing anything outside—hiking, camping, climbing, biking, skiing, kayaking—with his wife, Sarah, and four kids: Fiona, Annabelle, John Paul “Jeep”, and Sam.  He regularly competes in triathlons, but likes mountain biking the best right now.  He has recently developed a passion for gardening and cooking what he gardens up.


Dreisbach, Daniel L.

Non-Resident Senior Fellow 
American University School of Public Affairs
Professor, Department of Justice, Law and Society
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Daniel L. Dreisbach is a professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C.  He earned a D.Phil. degree from Oxford University and a J.D. degree from the University of Virginia.  Following law school, he served as a judicial clerk for Circuit Judge Robert F. Chapman of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and for two years he practiced public interest law, specializing in civil and religious liberties.  Professor Dreisbach’s research interests include American constitutional law and history; church-state relations; and the intersection of religion, politics, and law in American public life.  He has authored or edited ten books, including Thomas Jefferson and the Wall of Separation between Church and State (New York University Press, 2002), Reading the Bible with the Founding Fathers (Oxford University Press, 2017), and The Sacred Rights of Conscience (Liberty Fund, 2009)(co-editor).  He has published numerous book chapters, reviews, and articles in scholarly journals, including American Journal of Legal History, Baylor Law Review, Constitutional Commentary, Emory Law Journal, Politics and Religion, Journal of Church and State, and William and Mary Quarterly.  He has contributed essays to leading reference works such as The Cambridge History of Religions in America (2012) and Oxford Handbook on Church and State in the United States (2010).  He is a past recipient of American University’s highest faculty award, “Scholar/Teacher of the Year.”

 

 


Duwe, Grant

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Director of Research
Minnesota Department of Corrections
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Grant Duwe is the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Minnesota Department of Corrections. He holds a Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University.

Dr. Duwe is the author of the book “Mass Murder in the United States: A History” (McFarland and Company, Inc.), and he has written more than 40 articles that have been published in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Criminology, Criminology and Public Policy, Criminal Justice and Behavior, and Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment. Currently a Visiting Fellow with the Bureau of Justice Statistics, he is a member of the editorial board at Criminal Justice Policy Review. Dr. Duwe has frequently been interviewed for stories on crime and corrections by print and electronic news media, such as the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, National Public Radio, and the British Broadcasting Corporation.
His recent research has focused on the development of recidivism risk assessment instruments. Dr. Duwe is currently co-principal investigator for a project involving the development of a sexual recidivism risk assessment instrument for juvenile sex offenders, and he is the creator of the Minnesota Screening Tool Assessing Recidivism Risk (MnSTARR). He received the American Society of Criminology’s inaugural Practitioner Research Award for his development of the MnSTARR, a prediction tool that assesses risk for multiple types of recidivism for male and female prisoners.

Dr. Duwe’s recent research has also focused on the importance of social support in reducing recidivism, as evidenced by studies that have examined Circles of Support and Accountability for high-risk sex offenders, prison visitation, and faith-based programming. Along with Michael Hallett, Joshua Hays, Byron Johnson and Sung Joon Jang, he is a co-author of the forthcoming book, “The Angola Prison Seminary: Effects of Faith-Based Ministry on Identity Transformation, Desistance and Rehabilitation” (Routledge).


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