Portrait

Eileen Baker

in Religion and Society

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LINDA WOODHEAD is a Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lancaster University. She writes on religious change in modern societies, particularly church decline and the rise of ‘no religion’. She is the author, with Andrew Brown, of That Was the Church That Was: How the Church of England Lost the English People (2016). E-mail: L.woodhead@lancaster.ac.uk

JAMES T. RICHARDSON is Emeritus Foundation Professor of Sociology and Judicial Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. Among his main research interests are new religious movements and the role of the courts in managing religion. His publications include Regulating Religion: Case Studies from around the Globe (2004) and more recently The Sociology of Shari’a: Case Studies from around the World (2014, with Adam Possamai and Bryan Turner) and Legal Cases Involving New Religions and Minority Faiths (2014, with François Bellanger). In 2017 he co-edited, with Effie Fokas, a special issue of Religion, State and Society. E-mail: jtr@unr.edu

MARTYN PERCY is the Dean (Head) of Christ Church, Oxford, and of Christ Church Cathedral of the diocese of Oxford. From 2004 to 2014, he was Principal of Ripon College Cuddesdon. Prior to that he was Director of the Lincoln Theological Institute at the University of Manchester, and he has also been Chaplain and Director of Studies at Christ’s College, Cambridge. E-mail: dean@chch.ox.ac.uk

CATHERINE WESSINGER is the Rev. H. James Yamauchi, S.J. Professor of the History of Religions at Loyola University New Orleans. She has published in the areas of new religious movements, millennialism studies, and women in religions. She is co-general editor of Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions and editor of the “Women in Religions” series at New York University Press. She is the editor of The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism (2011). E-mail: wessing@loyno.edu

EILEEN BARKER, FAcSS, FBA, OBE, is Professor Emeritus in Sociology with Special Reference to the Study of Religion at the London School of Economics. For over four decades her research has focused on minority religions, particularly in Europe, North America, and Asia. In 1988 she founded Inform, an educational charity providing information that is as reliable, contextualized, and up-to-date as possible about minority religions and social reactions to them. E-mail: e.barker@lse.ac.uk

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