Tony Tian-Ren Lin
Tony is a sociologist whose research focuses on the role of religion in the modern world. He was born in Taiwan and raised in Argentina. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia, as well as degrees in Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. His most recent project centers on the role of Word of Faith Pentecostalism, better known as the Prosperity Gospel, in the lives of first generation Latino immigrants. He is particularly interested in the role of religion in the lives of individuals and their communities in the Late Modern era.