Joseph B. Tamney
Joseph B. Tamney was a liberal sociology professor, formerly at Ball State University, who specialized in studying members of religious communities. He also served as an editor of the journal Sociology of Religion. As far as Christianity goes, his work completely ignores Conservative Christianity's doctrinal position as a source of its growth and truth, instead likening its members' interest and commitment to the forces of radical Islam. He has harshly criticized Stanford University-trained psychologist Paul C. Vitz and the conservative attorney Constance Cumbey. He has also harshly criticized the Roman Catholic church as anti-Marxist and unsympathetic towards South American radical priests. In his last book The Resilience of Conservative Religion (2002), he put Christian conservatives into the same religious category as one of the most radical and most hate-filled Islamic figures of the late 20th century: the Ayatollah Ruholla Khomeini.
He died on 25 October 2009.
- A Biography
- The Resilience of Conservative Religion (Preview of his 2002 book)
- "Does strictness explain the appeal of working-class conservative Protestant congregations?", Sociology of Religion, Fall 2005, Joseph B. Tamney
- Greenwood Publishing Group author description
- e.g., Christian doctrines of Sin and Salvation
- The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World, Joseph B. Tamney, SUNY Press, 1992, ISBN 0791408213, 9780791408216, 178 pages. pp. 107 and 113
- The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World, Joseph B. Tamney, SUNY Press, 1992, ISBN 0791408213, 9780791408216, 178 pages. pp. 47-68
- The resilience of conservative religion: the case of popular, conservative Protestant congregations, Joseph B. Tamney, Cambridge University Press, 2002, ISBN 0521008670, 275 pages, pp. 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, 253, and 261