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Terry Shoemaker

Lecturer
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Lecturer
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Lecturer
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Faculty Affiliate
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4302
Student Information:
Graduate Student
Sociology
The College of Lib Arts & Sci

Biography: 

Terry Shoemaker is an Americanist scholar focusing on religious change in contemporary life, particularly as it pertains to evangelicalism, exvangelicals, and evangelical adjacent groups. This includes the ways that religion and religious people adapt, convert, deconvert, reform, and abandon aspects of their religiosity or spirituality. Additionally, he is interested in studying sports in the United States through the lens of religious studies theories and methods. His work is featured at numerous site like The Conversation, Zócalo Public Square, and Religion Dispatches.  These interests lead Terry into various classes at ASU on the topics ofReligion and Popular Culture, Religion and Sports, and Spirituality in America.

His first edited volume, The Prophetic Dimension of Sport, was published in 2018 and he has a forthcoming edited volume regarding the future of progressive Christianity and the Millennial generation. Terry currently serves as vice-president of the Society for the Future of Higher Education (SFHE) and on the Religion, Sport, and Play American Academy of Religion steering committee.

Education: 

PhD Religious Studies - Arizona State University

M.A. Sociology - Arizona State University (in progress)

M.A. Religious Studies - Western Kentucky University

B.A. Religious Studies/History - Western Kentucky University

Research Interests: 

Transforming Religiosity in the United States

  • Religious Nones
  • Emerging Church
  • Interfaith and Interreligous Movements
  • Deconversion

Religion and Rehabilitation

Religion and Popular Culture

Sports Studies

Publications: 

Publications:

  • Shoemaker, Terry (2012) "God, Guts & Glory"  Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion
  • Shoemaker, Terry and William Simpson (2014) "Revisiting Sacred Metaphors,"  Journal of Religion & Society
  • Shoemaker, Terry (2014) "The Mason Jar Mentality"  Journal of Inter-Religious Studies.
  • Olson, Alex, Elizabeth Gish and Terry Shoemaker (2015) "Citizen Stories" Public
  • Bain-Selbo, Eric and Terry Shoemaker (2016) "Southern Reconstructing," in Sport and Religion in the Twenty-First Century Lexington Books
  • Shoemaker, Terry and James Edmonds (2016) "The Limits of Interfaith?" Culture and Religion
  • Shoemaker, Terry and Alexandria Griffin (2016) "Religion, Counterprivates, Disabilities," Critical Research on Religion
  • Shoemaker, Terry (2017) "Escaping Our Shitty Reality: Counterpublics, OITNB, and Religion” Journal of Religion and Popular Culture.
  • Shoemaker, Terry (2017) "Deconstructing Westphalia: The Emerging Church, Citizen Pilgrims, and Globalization” in Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion Vol. 1, Editors Randall Reed and Michael Zbaraschuk, (Wipf & Stock Publishers) 2018, 66-83.
  • Shoemaker, Terry, editor. The Prophetic Dimension of Sport (Springer International Publishing, 2018).
  • Shoemaker, Terry. “Deconversion, Sport, and Rehabilitative Hope,” Religions 10 (2019), 1-13.
  • Shoemaker, Terry. “World Religion and ‘Fake News’: A Pedagogical Response in an Age of Post-Truth,” Teaching Theology and Religion 22:4, 2019.
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
ASB 383Religion and Sports
REL 383Religion and Sports
REL 394Special Topics
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 383Religion and Sports
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 499Individualized Instruction
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
Spring 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 321Religion in America
REL 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 307Religion: Theory and Practice
REL 321Religion in America
REL 394Special Topics
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 321Religion in America
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 101Religion, Culture, Public Life
REL 202Religion and Popular Culture
REL 321Religion in America
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 321Religion in America
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 394Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
REL 100Religions of the World