- Professor of Sociology of Religion, Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Professor of Sociology of Religion, Lancaster University, UK. Director, Religion and Society programme, based at Lancaster University and funded by two of the UK's research councils. Books include A Sociology of Religious Emotions, Religions in the Modern World, The Spiritual Revolution and A Very Short Introduction to Christianity. Best known for research showing how dramatically religion has changed since the late 1980s, and for bringing informed debate about religion into the mainstream of public discussion.