Encyclopedia of Religion
and Society

William H. Swatos, Jr. Editor

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(1936-) A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Gannon gained an undergraduate degree in classics, a Ph.L. and M.A. at Loyola University Chicago; he received an S.T.L. from Chicago's Jesuit School of Theology and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. He was a member of the Sociology Department at Loyola University Chicago, 1971-1983, and later engaged full time in a number of research-oriented activities. He has held numerous visiting professorships, lectureships, and fellowships, both in the United States and at institutions in Asia and Europe. Gannon has served as President of the Religious Research Association (1971-1973) and of the Association for the Sociology of Religion (1978). He was a member of the Executive Council of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (1984-1988) and Associate Editor, Review of Religious Research (1980-1988).

Gannon has published several books, two of which are concerned with the Catholic Church: The Catholic Challenge to the American Economy (Macmillan 1987) and World Catholicism in Transition (Macmillan 1988). He has written numerous articles, their topics encompassing religion and delinquency, church-related education, Catholic religious clergy, Catholic religious orders, intellectual and religious values, religion and urban community, social organization and belief systems among clergy, and the Christian right.

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