Religion:Scientific study of religion
The Scientific study of religion represents the systematic effort by scholars and researchers to investigate religious phenomena, as well as the sociology of church participation.
The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion was founded in 1949 by scholars in religion and social science, and it publishes the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, a quarterly which "offers perspectives on national and international issues such as brainwashing and cults, religious persecution, and right wing authoritarianism".
The Center for the Scientific Study of Religion (CSSR) at the University of Texas at Austin is a leading center for the sociology of religion, and particularly for the study of religious influences on human behavior and population outcomes. The CSSR went offline in 2007. 
- "Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion - Wiley Online Library". Blackwellpublishing.com. http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0021-8294&site=1. Retrieved 2013-07-10.
- Roemer, Michael K.. "About the Center". Center for the Scientific Study of Religion (CSSR). University of Texas at Austin. Archived from the original on June 9, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070609010657/http://www.prc.utexas.edu/cssr/about_the_center/about_the_center.htm. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
- Gerrow, Robin (2003). "UT Feature Story --The Science of Religion: Researchers study how religious beliefs influence people's lives". Office of Public Affairs. University of Texas at Austin. https://www.utexas.edu/features/archive/2003/religion.html. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
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