Linda Woodhead, æresdoktor MF

Linda Woodhead

Denne teksten ble brukt for å presenterte Linda Woodhead (f. 1964) da hun ble kreert æresdoktor ved MF i 2017. 

Linda Woodhead (1964) is Professor of Sociology of Religion and director of the Institute of Social Futures in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, Lancaster University.

She was the director of the Religion and Society Research Programme (2007-12), a £12 mill international research initiative, funded by AHRC/ESRC.

Linda Woodhead employs a wide range of methods, ranging from population surveys to immersive fieldwork. The bulk of her work has been on the decline of the churches in the West, and the rise of alternative forms of spirituality and ‘no religion’. She has been awarded many honours, and has been visiting professor in many universities worldwide. 

Linda Woodhead is an excellent lecturer and supervisor, as well as communicator, taking regularly part on radio and TV discussions of religion and culture.

Selected works:

2016 That Was The Church, That Was: how the Church of England lost the People of England. With A. Brown. London: Bloomsbury.
2016 Religions in the Modern World. (3rd updated and revised edition).  With Chr. Partridge and H. Kawanami (eds). New York and London: Routledge.
2014 A Very Short Introduction to Christianity. Second edition, fully revised. Oxford University Press. 40,000 copies sold; translated into 15 languages.
“What British People Really Believe”. Modern Believing¸ No.1, 2014.
2013 Prayer in Religion and Spirituality. Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds). Leiden, Boston: Brill.
2013 The Westminster Faith Debates: Religion in Personal Life (ed.). London: Darton, Longman and Todd.
2012 Religion and Change in Modern Britain. With R. Catto (eds). London: Routledge
2010 A Sociology of Religious Emotion. With O. Riis. Oxford University Press
“Gendering Secularisation Theory”. Social Compass 55 (2), 2008.
“Gender Differences in Religious Practice and Significance”. In The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. 2007.
2005 The Spiritual Revolution. Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality. With P. Heelas. Oxford: Blackwell
2004 An Introduction to Christianity. Cambridge University Press
2000 Religion in Modern Times. With P. Heelas. Oxford and Malden: Blackwell.