Warren S. Goldstein, Executive Director of the Center for Critical Research on Religion, teaches in the political science department at Boston College. His Ph.D. in Sociology is from the New School for Social Research. He is Co-Editor of Critical Research on Religion (SAGE Publications), Book Series Editor of “Studies in Critical Research on Religion” (Brill Academic Publishers and Haymarket Books) and Co-Chair of the American Academy of Religion Sociology of Religion Group. While his research aims to develop a critical sociology of religion as a “new paradigm” in the sociology of religion, he is more broadly interested in the development of a critical paradigm in the study of religion as a whole.
For a full list of publications see: http://independent.academia.edu/WarrenGoldstein
Goldstein, Warren S., Rebekka King, and Jonathan Boyarin. 2016. “Editorial: Critical Theory of Religion vs. Critical Religion.” Critical Research on Religion 4(1): 3-7.
Goldstein, Warren S. 2016. “The Dialectical Pattern of Secularization: A Comparative-Historical Approach.” Pp. 19-42 in Judith Könemann and Saskia Wendel (Hg.) Religion, Öffentlichkeit, Moderne: Transdisziplinäre Perspektiven. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag.
Goldstein, Warren S., Roland Boer, Rebekka King, and Jonathan Boyarin. 2015. Editorial: “How Can Mainstream Approaches Become More Critical?” Critical Research on Religion 3(1) 3-12.
Goldstein, Warren S. 2009. “The Case for a Critical Sociology of Religion” Pp. 135-142 in Graham Cassano and Richard Dello Buono eds., Crisis, Politics and Critical Sociology. Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers.
Goldstein, Warren S. 2008. “Teaching Sociology of Religion From a Marxist Perspective.” Presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meetings. Revised version of 2006 contribution to ASA Teaching Guide.
Goldstein, Warren S. 2006. “Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity: A Critical Dialectical/Conflict Approach to Biblical History.” Pp. 205-222 in Goldstein, Warren S., ed. Marx, Critical Theory and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice Leiden, NL: Brill Academic Publishers.
Gay, David, Warren S. Goldstein, and Anna Buck Campbell. 2006. “Operationalizing the Critical Theory of Religion.” Pp. 343-357 in Goldstein, Warren S., ed. Marx, Critical Theory and Religion: A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden and Boston: Brill Academic Publishers.