Tony Tian-Ren Lin

Tony Tian-Ren Lin Managing Director

Research Scholar

Tony Lin is a research scholar specializing in the sociology of religion and culture in the late modern world. His current book project focuses on the role of Word of Faith Pentecostalism, better known as Prosperity Gospel, in the lives of first generation Latino immigrants. He is launching a new research initiative entitled the Global Pentecostalism Project, which applies the human ecology model from the Thriving Cities Project to understand the role of Prosperity Gospel Pentecostalism in communities around the world.

As Managing Director at the Institute, he oversees daily operations, all grants, research programs, and the Fellows Program. As co-director of The American Christianity and Late Modernity Project, he leads the Race, Faith, and Culture Project and is co-principal investigator of the Vocation and Common Good Project.

Lin holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University, two masters degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a doctorate degree from the University of Virginia. He was born in Taiwan and grew up in Argentina.

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