Fred W. Bongiovanni

Chair and Professor of Sociology and Religious Studies
Department of Liberal Studies

Education

  • B.A., History, Towson University, 1975
  • M.Div., Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1978
  • Ph.D., Sociology of Religion, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1984

Courses Taught

  • RELG 110 Introduction to Religion
  • RELG/SOCI 356 Sociology of Religion
  • RELG 225 Religion in the United State
  • LBST 275 Argument: Social Thought and Citizen
  • LBST 280 Argument: Public Discourse and Citizenship
  • LBST 210 The Idea of the University
  • LBST 310 Liberal Studies Thinking and Writing
  • LBST 302 Studies of Cultures in Contact
  • LBST 303 Issue of Justice in a Global Community
  • GLEN 235 Globalization and Social Change

Areas of Specialization

Secularization Theory, Lived Religion, and Women in Ministry

Research and professional interests

As a sociologist of religion, Dr. Bongiovanni studies religion as a social phenomenon, in terms of its beliefs, practices, and organizational forms. His teaching and research interests include secularization theory, religion in everyday life, and women’s ordination.

Contact Dr. Bongiovanni


478.301.5395
bongiovann_f@mercer.edu