David O. Moberg

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David O. Moberg (born February 13, 1922) is an American religious scholar on aging and religion.


He received an MA from the University of Washington (1949) and a PhD from the University of Minnesota (1952).[1] He founded the Association for the Development of Religious Information Systems (ADRIS), an organization dedicated to promoting a global network of religious information exchange. He has also been president of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, the Religious Research Association and the Wisconsin Sociological Association.[2] In the 1970s and 1980s, he played a major role in developing the National Interfaith Coalition on Aging.[1]

James Seeber referred to Moberg as the "godfather of the religion and aging research field."[1]



  1. ^ a b c Achenbaum, W. Andrew; Albert, Daniel M. (1995). Profiles in Gerontology. Westport: Greenwood Press. pp. 241–242. ISBN 978-0-313-29274-3. 
  2. ^ Duke University faculty page