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Dr. Robert D. Woodberry

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Member, Political Science Departm...

Email: b***@***.edu
National University of Singapore
15 Kent Ridge Drive
Philadelphia, 119245
Singapore

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  • degree
    University of Texas-Austin Sociologist
  • Ph.D. degree
  • Master
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Despite the threats from the Taliban ...
www.worldmag.com, 21 Mar 2014 [cached]
Despite the threats from the Taliban and other extremists, a recently publicized study by Robert Woodberry, a sociologist and professor at the National University of Singapore, showed the presence of "conversionary Protestant" missionaries helps to explain why some nations develop stable democracies.
After 10 years of postgraduate study, Woodberry concluded in a study published by the American Political Science Review in 2012: 
"Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations."
Woodberry told Christianity Today, "Even in places where few people converted, [missionaries] had a profound economic and political impact."
The World the Missionaries Made is ...
blog.emergingscholars.org, 30 Jan 2014 [cached]
The World the Missionaries Made is a report on the work of Robert Woodberry, a sociologist currently researching at the Political Science Department of the National University of Singapore. CT's Executive Editor Andy Crouch calls it the CT cover story of which he is most proud. Its thesis and Woodberry's work support a remarkable conclusion - that a generation of "conversionary protestant missionaries"[1] laid a foundation for democracy around the world. In effect, missions in the 19th and 20th centuries may be one of the most significant factors, and certainly one of the most overlooked, in what CT calls "the health of nations" today: Continue Reading...
In Academics as Mission, Science and Faith andy crouch, Care of Creation, christianity today, creation care, culture-making, Ed Brown, Lausanne Movement for World Evangelization, Nate Price, Our Father's World: Mobilizing the Church to Care for Creation, Playing God, Robert Woodberry, The World the Missionaries Made
Project Director | Project on Religion and Economic Change
www.prec.com [cached]
Robert D. Woodberry
Robert Woodberry is director of the Project on Religion and Economic Change and an associate professor of political science at the National University of Singapore. His research analyzes the long-term impact of missions and colonialism on education, economic development, and political democracy in the global South.
Robert Woodberry - The ...
www.hillcountryinstitute.org [cached]
Robert Woodberry - The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy
Robert D. Woodberry was the speaker at our Noontime Luncheon Lecture in May. His talk, "From Abolutionism to Environmentalism: The Impact of Christianity on Cultural Transformation" was a fascinating examination of the standard theories for why democracy has emerged in some places but not in others and the role Christianity has played in this. Hear a recording of Bob's talk HERE.
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This lecture, presented by Bob Woodberry, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Texas at Austin, included real stories of the impact Christianity has had and is having on cultural and social movements and change around the world. Mr. Woodberry has done extensive research across the globe to study how Christianity has impacted both economic and political climate of nations. In education, human rights, politics, technology, economics, and many other aspects of society, Christianity has had significant influence, but often goes unmentioned. Regardless of how one evaluates these changes, the impact has been profound.
Bob grew up in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia and has worked in China and Japan and has traveled to over 55 countries.
[L]iteracy seems clearly connected with ...
www.literacynews.com, 21 Nov 2009 [cached]
[L]iteracy seems clearly connected with economic development, and mass literacy is a Protestant invention, says Robert D. Woodberry, a sociologist at University of Texas at Austin. He has mapped how missionaries spread literacy, ...
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