Introduction: Method Today
Brad Stoddard [+]
McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland
Brad Stoddard is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He has degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, Yale Divinity School, and Florida State University. His research explores religion and public policy, particularly as they relate to criminal justice policies in the era of faith-based initiatives.
The Introduction summarizes the history of the concept of “method” in the academic study of religion paying particular attention to the field’s founders and the North American Association for the Study of Religion.