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Joseph B. Tamney

Joseph Tamney
Joseph Tamney


Associate Fellow of Life Cycle Institute, Catholic University of America
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Ball State University (USA)




Joseph B. Tamney is an Associate Fellow of Life Cycle Institute at the Catholic University of America and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Ball State University (USA). He was a member of the editorial board for the Encyclopedia of Religion and Society, editor of Sociology of Religion (1994-2000) and of the ASA religion section Newsletter (2000-2002), and president of the Association for the Sociology of Religion (2003-4). He has authored or co-authored 76 articles and essays. His books include The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World (State University of New York Press, 1992), American Society in the Buddhist Mirror (Garland, 1992), The Struggle Over Singapore’s Soul: Western Modernization and Asian Culture (Walter de Gruyter, 1996), The Resilience of Conservative Religion (Cambridge University Press, 2002), and, with Linda Hsueh-Ling Chiang, Modernization, Globalization, and Confucianism in Chinese Societies (Praeger, 2002). With Fenggang Yang, he co-edited State, Market, and Religions in Chinese Societies (Brill, 2005). His most recent publications are on Buddhism in North America and Islam in Malaysia.


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