Phillis Sheppard

Phillis Sheppard is an associate professor of religion, psychology and culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tenn. She is an expert on the role religion plays in self-understanding, womanist theology and psycholanalysis.

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Lindsay Wilkinson

Lindsay Wilkinson is an assistant professor of sociology at Baylor University in Waco, Tex. where she studies medical sociology, aging, social stratification, the relationship between health and social stratification over the life course, with an emphasis on women’s health. She has assisted in several Baylor Religion Studies.

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Paul Froese

Paul Froese is a professor of sociology at Baylor University and the director of the Baylor Religion Surveys. He is the author of several books and research articles. His most recent book is On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life (2016).

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T.M. Luhrmann

T.M. Luhrmann is an anthropology professor at Stanford University and the author of When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship With God. In an April 13, 2013, New York Times op-ed essay, she describes herself as a secular observer of evangelical congregations and says “one of the most important features of these churches is that they offer […]

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