What You Don't Know About Religion (but Should) (Hardcover)

By Ryan T. Cragun

Pitchstone Publishing, 9780985281533, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2013

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What is a religion? Why are people religious? Are religious people more educated than nonreligious people? Are religious people more moral, more humble, or happier? Are religious people more or less prejudiced than nonreligious people? Is religion good for your health? Are people becoming more or less religious? Studying religion as a social phenomenon, Ryan T. Cragun follows the scientific data to provide answers to these and other questions. At times irreverent, but always engaging and illuminating, What You Don't Know About Religion (but Should) is for all those who have ever wondered whether religion helps or hurts society—or questioned what the future holds for religion.

About the Author

Ryan T. Cragun is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Tampa. His research interests include Mormonism and the nonreligious, and is regularly featured in national media. He is the author of more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles and half a dozen book chapters.