Tony Tian-Ren Lin

Tony Tian-Ren Lin Research Scholar

Tony Lin is a Research Scholar specializing in the sociology of religion and culture. He holds a bachelor's degree from Boston University, a masters's degree from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a doctorate degree from the University of Virginia. He was born in Taiwan and grew up in Argentina. He is the primary grants manager for The Moral Foundation of Education Project and the co-director of The American Christianity and Late Modernity Project.

Tony's research focuses on the role of religion 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 working on a follow-up project which works to understand the effects of Word of Faith Pentecostalism in other countries.

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