The Origins and Evolution of Religion

Monday, October 5, 2020
Dr. Ryan T. Cragun

About the Speaker: Dr. Cragun is a husband, father, and sociologist of worldviews (in order of importance). The focus of his scholarship is on Mormonism and nonreligion. He is a professor at The University of Tampa. 

His research has been published in a variety of academic journals, like: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion , Sociology of Religion , Journal of Sex Research , Journal of Religion and Health , and Journal of Contemporary Religion . He’s the author or editor of numerous books, including, Organized Secularism in the US and What You Don’t Know About Religion (but Should). 

When he’s not working, he’s spending time with his wife and son, hiking, or tinkering with computers. For more about his work, you can visit his website:

Originally from Utah, he now lives in Florida.