Wade Clark Roof
Speaker: Wade Clark Roof
J.F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society
Department of Religious Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
Date: Monday, October 29, 2012
Place: Room 043, Gaines Hall
Time: 4 PM
Title: Religion and Politics: 2012 Presidential Style
History, Philosophy & Religious Studies
Sociology & Anthropology
Summary: Dr. Roof’s talk will focus on the role of religion in presidential politics, with a focus on the upcoming 2012 election.
About the speaker: Dr. Wade Clark Roof is J.F. Rowny Professor of Religion and Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he directs the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life. A prominent public scholar, he is author/editor of over a dozen books on the evolving landscape of religion in the US including Religious Pluralism and Civil Society, Spiritual Marketplace: Baby Boomers and the Remaking of American Religion, World Order and Religion, and A Generation of Seekers: The Spiritual Journeys of the Baby Boom Generation. Dr. Roof has received support for his research on contemporary religion from the Lilly Endowment, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation.