Courtney Bender

Courtney Bender (B.A. Swarthmore College, Ph.D. Princeton) is the author of Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's Love We Deliver (University of Chicago Press, 2003) and The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination (University of Chicago Press, 2010), and a co-editor of volumes on religious pluralism and the sociology of religion. She has served as chair and co-chair of several programs supported by the Social Science Research Council’s program on Religion and Public Life, including the web forum Is this all there is?