Art Farnsley is Research Professor of Religious Studies at IUPUI, Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture, and Executive Officer of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR). He has written books on politics in the Southern Baptist Convention, faith-based welfare reform, the social role of urban religion, and individualism’s links to American folk religion. His essays have appeared in Christian Century and Christianity Today magazines and his opinion pieces have run in papers nationwide. He edits an Indiana University Press series on urban religion and was research director for the video series, Faith and Community: The Public Role of Religion. Art’s PhD came from Emory University after an M.A.R. from Yale and a B.A. from Wabash College.