Faculty Directory

Jerome P. Baggett

Professor of Religion and Society

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 846-8274
Degrees and Certifications

STL, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley
PhD, Graduate Theological Union
MTS, Weston School of Theology
AB, Boston College

Research and Teaching Interests
  • Secularity
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Sociology of Culture
  • Religion and Social Theory
  • Religion and Civic Engagement
Selected Publications
  • The Varieties of Nonreligious Experience: Atheism in American Culture, NYU Press, 2019
  • Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live Their Faith, Oxford University Press, 2009
  • Habitat for Humanity: Building Private Homes, Building Public Religion, Temple University Press, 2000
  • “An Atheist Perception of Christianity in the U.S.” in the Encyclopedia of Christianity in the United States, 2017.
  • “Another Legacy of Vatican II: Cultural Dilemmas among American Catholics” in Paul Crowley, ed., From Vatican II to Pope Francis: Charting a Catholic Future, 2014.
  • “Protagoras’s Assertion Revisited: American Atheism and Its Accompanying Obscurities,” Implicit Religion, 2012
Courses Taught
  • Sociology of Religion Culture 
  • Context and Lived Religion
  • Religion and Social Transformation
  • Religion and Social Theory
  • The "New Atheism" in American Culture