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Rodney Stark

Rodney Stark
Rodney Stark

 

 

 

Professor of Social Sciences, Co-Director of Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University

 

 

Dr. Rodney Stark is a University Professor of the Social Sciences and Co-Director of Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He has published 28 books and more than 144 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 the former president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. He has won a number of national and international awards for distinguished scholarship. Many of his books and articles have been translated and published in other languages, including Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Slovene, and Turkish.  His latest book is Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief (HarperSanFrancisco 2007).

 

 
 
 
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