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Paul Froese
PHD Faculty - Dr. Paul FroeseProfessor of Sociology
Baylor Religion Survey Director

P.O. Box 97326
Waco, TX 76798
(254) 710-7364

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Paul Froese is a professor of sociology and a research fellow for the Institute for Studies of Religion. He has been teaching and researching at Baylor since 2002. A prolific author of books and articles, his research interests include the sociology of meaning, religion, comparative historical sociology, political sociology and ideology. His latest book, On Purpose: a Sociology of Life’s Meaning, will appear soon; check out his author page at Amazon.

Relevant Track:  Sociology of Religion



Froese, P. 2015. On Purpose: How We Create the Meaning of Life. New York: Oxford University Press

Recent Publications:

F. Carson Mencken and Paul Froese. Forthcoming.“Gun Culture in Action.” Social Problems.

Thomson, Robert and P. Froese.  Forthcoming.  “God, Party, and the Poor: How Politics and Religion Interact to Affect Economic Justice Attitudes.”  Sociological Forum.

Robert A. Thomson Jr. and Paul Froese. 2016. "God Versus Party: Competing Effects on Attitudes Concerning Criminal Punishment, National Security, and Military Service." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55(4):839-858.

Draper, Scott; Froese, P.; and Buster Smith. 2015. “Religious Pluralism and the Individual:the meaning and effects of inter-religious contact.” Journal of Social Science Studies 2:1.

Froese, Paul. 2014. "Religion and American Politics from a Global Perspective." Religions 5(3):648-662.