From the Editor Guest Column: Who Was Jack Shand?

Christopher F. Silver, Tommy Coleman III, Ralph W. Hood

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Members of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (SSSR) hail from a number of diverse disciplines, but one theme unites them all: a commitment to studying religion scientifically. While many readers of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (JSSR) are quantitatively oriented, SSSR has a long history of sharing membership with fields utilizing a variety of qualitative methods, including religious studies, anthropology, and other scholarly disciplines within the humanities. As such, SSSR serves as a nexus for the sharing of different research, ideas, perspectives, and methodologies. Our guest "From the Editor" column is about a psychologist who appreciated SSSR and its multidisciplinary approach so much that he became a major benefactor to SSSR after his passing. That person was John Douglas "Jack" Shand, and this is a brief tribute to his legacy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal for the Scientific Study of Religion
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies


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