Graduate Theological Union

Jerome P. Baggett

Jerome P. BaggettJesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University
Professor of Religion and Society
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2000

STL, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
PhD, Graduate Theological Union
MTS, Weston School of Theology
AB, Boston College

Phone: 510/549-5060

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Religion, Democracy and Civil Society
  • Spirituality and the Religious Quest in Modern America
  • Catholic Parishes and Civic Participation; Sociology of American Catholicism
  • Religion and Social Theory; Sociology of Religion; Religion and Cultural Analysis
  • Volunteering, Charitable Giving and Religion
  • Religion and Politics in the U.S.

Selected Publications

  • Sense of the Faithful: An End and Beginning of American Catholicism, Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Building Private Homes, Building Public Religion, Temple University Press, 2001.
  • “Protagoras’s Assertion Revisited: American Atheism and Its Accompanying Obscurities,” Implicit Religion, Fall 2011.
  • "The Catholic Citizen: Perennial Puzzle or Emergent Oxymoron?" Social Compass, 2006.
  • "The Poor Will Always Be With Us? Poverty in the Biblical Tradition and in Modern Society," in Ronald Y. Nakasone, ed., The Transforming Spiritual Landscape: Buddhist-Christian Encounters, Dharma Cloud Publishers, 2005.
  • "Congregations and Civil Society: A Double-Edged Connection," Journal of Church and State, 2002.