Tag: religion and social science

Global Ecumenism and the Rise of Sociology

Histories of American sociology generally acknowledge, to varying degrees, Christian involvement in the development of the field. Much of this attention, however, underemphasizes two highly influential movements in early-twentieth-century Christian thought, the social gospel movement (1870s–1920s) and the rise of the global ecumenical movement (beginning in 1910). One under-researched, yet particularly revealing example of the […]

Patterns of Mission & Spirituality in New Church Plants

Despite distress about mainline decline and the rise of the “Nones”, church planting in North America is booming.  According Warren Bird and Ed Stetzer, these new church starts are even outpacing closures.  This presentation will discuss the patterns in mission and spirituality among new churches started in Seattle, Washington since 2001.  As the largest city […]

Gina Zurlo gives papers at social science conferences NY and Boston

Doctoral student Gina Zurlo has recently given several papers and lectures at social science conferences. In August, she presented a paper at the American Sociological Association annual meeting in New York City, titled, “Christian Sociology in Transition: The Institute of Social and Religious Research,” which discussed an early phase of American sociology and its intersections […]