HFSD is proud to host Professor Ryan Cragun at the beautiful La Jolla Library for a presentation on his new book What You Don't Know About Religion (but Should).
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, Dr. 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.
Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event.
The Table of Contents is available online at this link:
About Ryan Cragun
Ryan T. Cragun is a husband, father, and sociologist of religion (in order of importance). Originally from Utah, he now lives in Florida and works at the University of Tampa. His research and writing focuses on religion, with an emphasis on Mormonism and the nonreligious. His research has been published in a variety of academic journals, including: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Sociology of Religion, Nova Religion, Journal of Religion and Health, and Journal of Contemporary Religion. When he's not working, he's spending time with his wife and son, watching science fiction, hiking, playing soccer, or tinkering with FOSS, Gnu/Linux, or computer hardware. Find out more about Professor Cragun at his website: http://www.ryantcragun.com/.
Please join us for lunch after Professor Cragun's presentation at Sammy's Woodfired Pizza and Grill, 702 Pearl Street, La Jolla. This restaurant is walking distance from the library. We will meet in the private dining room, which holds a maximum of 14 people. If you plan on attending the luncheon, please send Wilfredo an email to RSVP.