E-mail: Aaron Franzen
Sociology of Religion
M.A., Sociology, Baylor University, May 2011
M.A., Historical Theology,Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Mo. May 2008
B.A., Sociology, Univ. of Colorado at Colorado Spring, CO, May 2005
Department of Sociology
P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
Currently, Aaron's primary interests are in the areas of religion and identity development and construction. He is also interested in culture more generally, medicine/health, politics and social networks. His thesis focused on the effect that more frequent Bible reading has on the reader. More recent work has looked at the impact of religiosity on criminal activity, political and educational impacts on biblical literalist identities, and how political beliefs relate to one's views of the world.
Franzen, Aaron. "When God gets the Message and Returns the Call: Religious Experiences and Certainty of Heaven." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, 2010, Baltimore, MS.
Franzen, Aaron. 2011. "Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives." Sociology of Religion 72(1):119-121.
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