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Teemu Taira

Teemu Taira is senior lecturer in the study of religion, University of Helsinki, and docent at the department of study of religion, University of Turku, Finland. His research has focused on three areas: religion in the media; the new visibility of atheism and nonreligion; and discursive study of the category of “religion.” He has published on paganism […]

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Jose Casanova

Jose Casanova is professor emeritus at Georgetown University, where he previously taught in the department of sociology and the department of theology and religious studies. He is head of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Politics. 

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Richard McGregor

Richard McGregor is an associate professor of religion and Islamic studies at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. He teaches courses on the Quran and interpretation, Sufism and methodology in the study of religion.

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Laurel Schneider

Laurel Schneider is a professor of religious studies and religion and culture at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She is a scholar of modern and postmodern Christian thought, trained in gender theory, sociology of religion and Native American religious traditions.

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Kathleen Garces-Foley

Kathleen Garces-Foley is a professor of theology and religious studies at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She is co-author of The Twenty-something Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults.

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