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Timothy Shah

Religious Freedom Institute/Baylor University

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February 23, 2018

Billy Graham's Striking Gospel of Social Action

Timonthy Shah, director for international research for the center's Religious Freedom Research Project, reflects on Billy Graham's legacy as part of a New Yorker article.


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Timothy Samuel Shah is senior advisor and director of the Religious Freedom Institute's South and Southeast Asia Action Team and research professor of government at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He previously was associate director of the Berkley Center's Religious Freedom Project, director for international research of the center's Religious Freedom Research Project, and associate professor of the practice of religion and global politics in Georgetown University's Government Department. He is a political scientist specializing in religious freedom as well as in the broad relationship between religious and political dynamics in theory, history, and contemporary practice. He is author of God’s Century: Resurgent Religion and Global Politics (2011, with Monica Duffy Toft and Daniel Philpott) and editor of Under Caesar's Sword: How Christians Respond to Persecution (2018, with Daniel Philpott) and Homo Religiosus? Exploring the Roots of Religion and Religious Freedom in Human Experience (2018, with Jack Friedman). Shah received his A.B., magna cum laude, in 1992 and a Ph.D. in 2002, both from Harvard University.

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