Encyclopedia of Religion
and Society

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(1937-) Professor of Sociology, Connecticut College. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in social psychology in 1964, Winter taught at Michigan, Rutgers, and Temple before moving to Connecticut College in 1970, where he has enjoyed a long and distinguished career.

While Winter has taught and conducted research in a wide variety of fields in sociology, his main focus has been on the sociology of religion and Judaic studies. He has published in and served in editorial capacities for major journals in the field. His books include Continuities in the Sociology of Religion (Harper 1977), the monograph Clergy in Action Training (North American IDOC 1971), and Jewish Choices: American Jewish Denominationalism (with coauthors Bernard Lazerwitz, Arnold Dashefsky, and Ephraim Tabory, SUNY 1997). Editor, Contemporary Jewry , the official journal of the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, 1992-1997; Treasurer, ASSJ 1990-1992.

Arnold M. Dashefsky


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