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Jerome Baggett is Professor of Religion and Society at the Jesuit School of Theology and a member of the core doctoral faculty at the Graduate Theological Union. His interests include the sociology of religion, civic engagement and social movement activism, American Catholicism, and secularization theory. His courses address the nexus of religion, culture and contemporary society while introducing students to theories and methods in the social sciences. Prof. Baggett is the author of Sense of the Faithful: How American Catholics Live Their Faith (2009); and Habitat for Humanity: Building Private Homes, Building Public Religion (2001). He is currently conducting research on atheist and freethinker groups in the United States.