Courtney Bender

Courtney Bender is a sociologist and scholar of American religions. She 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 the co-editor of several volumes on religious pluralism and the sociology of religion, including After Pluralism with Pamela Klassen (Columbia University Press) and Religion on the Edge (Oxford University Press) with Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt and David Smilde. She is currently at work on a two volume study of the religion of the future.