Samuel Nelson

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Samuel Nelson
Contact Information
Address: 

3520 University Street, Room 019
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7, Canada

Phone: 
514-398-8314
Fax number: 
514-398-6665
Email address: 
samuel.nelson [at] mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 

B.A. (Chicago), MA, Ph.D. (Yale) Sociology

Specialization: 

Secularization and church/state dynamics; Religious organization; Empire and colonialism; Missionaries

Biography: 

Sam Nelson is an historical sociologist who specializes in themes of secularization, religious change, religious organizations, religion and state-formation, and in the intersection of religion and politics. His research focuses on Christianity and European empires, early Protestant overseas missions, and the religious-organizational transformations associated with the rise of evangelical revivalism. He is currently working on a monograph, entitled Organizing the Global Millennium, on the imperial and missionary dimensions of the rise of evangelical Protestantism in the 18th century.

Professor Nelson supervises graduate work in the historical sociology of religion, comparative secularization, and the intersection of religion, politics, law and public life.

Courses: 
  • RELG 325 Varieties Rel Exp in Christnty 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 331 Religion and Globalization 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 375 Religion, Politics and Society 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 645 Methods in Religious Studies 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

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