Faculty Directory

Jerome P. Baggett

Professor of Religion and Society

Core Doctoral Faculty
At the GTU since
(510) 549-5060
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
  • Religion, Democracy and Civil Society
  • Spirituality and the Religious Quest in Modern America
  • Catholic Parishes and Civic Participation; Sociology of American Catholicism
  • Religion and Social Theory; Sociology of Religion; Religion and Cultural Analysis
  • Volunteering, Charitable Giving and Religion
  • Religion and Politics in the U.S.
Selected Publications
  • Sense of the Faithful: An End and Beginning of American Catholicism, Oxford University Press, 2009.
  • Habitat for Humanity: Building Private Homes, Building Public Religion, Temple University Press, 2001.
  • “Protagoras’s Assertion Revisited: American Atheism and Its Accompanying Obscurities,” Implicit Religion, Fall 2011.
  • "The Catholic Citizen: Perennial Puzzle or Emergent Oxymoron?" Social Compass, 2006.
  • "The Poor Will Always Be With Us? Poverty in the Biblical Tradition and in Modern Society," in Ronald Y. Nakasone, ed., The Transforming Spiritual Landscape: Buddhist-Christian Encounters, Dharma Cloud Publishers, 2005.
  • "Congregations and Civil Society: A Double-Edged Connection," Journal of Church and State, 2002.