In her introduction to the March 2013 issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion—which features a special forum on prayer—editor Laura R. Olson highlights the SSRC’s New Directions in the Study of Prayer project as an important stimulant of new interdisciplinary research on this topic. Access this special forum on prayer here [Note: Subscriber access is required].
Ruth Braunstein is a senior editor for Reverberations, an SSRC research associate for projects on religion & the public sphere, and an editor-at-large of The Immanent Frame. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the department of sociology at New York University, where she studies social movements, culture, and religion. She received her B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, with a focus on international culture and politics. She tweets at @RuthBraunstein.
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New Directions in the Study of Prayer advisory committee member Kevin Ladd, along with co-author Bernard Spilka, have recently published The Psychology of Prayer: A Scientific Approach (Guilford Press). Read more about the volume here and access a PDF of the introductory chapter here.