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William Grassie

William Grassie is founder of the Metanexus Institute, which works to promote the constructive engagement of religion and science. Metanexus works with some four hundred universities in forty-five countries and publishes an award-winning online journal with over nine thousand subscribers. Grassie is a frequent contributor to the publication. He received his doctorate in religion from Temple University in 1994 and his B.A. from Middlebury College in 1979. Grassie has taught in a variety of positions at Temple University, Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania, City College of New York, and Pendle Hill. Prior to graduate school, Grassie worked for ten years in international relations and conflict resolution in Washington, D.C; Jerusalem, Israel; Berlin, Germany; and Philadelphia, PA. He is the recipient of a number of academic awards and grants from the American Friends Service Committee, the Roothbert Fellowship, and the John Templeton Foundation. In 2007-2008, Grassie served as a Senior Fulbright Fellow in the Department of Buddhist Studies at the University of Peradeniya in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Grassie serves on the Governing and Academic Boards of the Metanexus Institute. For more information, go to www.metanexus.net and www.grassie.net.


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The New Sciences of Religion
Exploring Spirituality from the Outside In and Bottom Up

Palgrave Macmillan
The New Sciences of Religion is a critical analysis of new scientific research on religious and spiritual phenomena. William Grassie takes a two-staged...


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William Grassie

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