What You Don’t Know About Religion (but should) is an introduction to the social scientific and sociological study of religion for non-experts. Using clear and simple statistical analyses with US and international data, Ryan T. Cragun provides the answers to these and other questions. At times irreverent, but always engaging and illuminating, What You Don’t Know About Religion (but Should) is for all those who have ever wondered whether religion helps or hurts society—or questioned what the future holds for religion.
Dr. Ryan T. Cragun is a partner, parent, and sociologist of religion (in order of importance). Originally from Utah, he now lives in Florida and works at The University of Tampa. His research and writing focuses on religion, with an emphasis on Mormonism and the nonreligious. His research has been published in a variety of academic journals, including: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Journal of Sex Research, Journal of Religion and Health, and Journal of Contemporary Religion. He’s the author of several books, including, How to Defeat Religion in 10 Easy Steps, What You Don’t Know About Religion (but Should), and Could I Vote for a Mormon for President?. For more about his work and copies of his peer-reviewed articles you can visit his website: www.ryantcragun.com. When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his partner and son, cooking, watching science fiction, hiking, playing soccer, or tinkering with computers.
Ryan will have a limited number of books on sale and is happy to sign any of his books!
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