Graduate Theological Union

Susan Phillips

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Sociology of Religion

About this Concentration

Students in this concentration acquire the requisite skills to investigate “lived religion” both over time and amid contemporary contexts. Specifically, they will learn important theoretical frameworks (e.g., interactionism, conflict theory, secularization theory) that enable them to conceptualize the place of religion in everyday life as well as various sociological methods (e.g., participant observation, in-depth interview, survey) that equip them to interrogate religious phenomena, practices, and trends empirically.

Susan S. Phillips

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New College Berkeley
Executive Director and Professor of Sociology and Christianity

At GTU since 1990

Ph.D. UC Berkeley, 1985
B.A. Willamette University, 1976

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