Yoshio Fukuyama

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Yoshio Fukuyama (April 29, 1921 - April 3, 1995[1]) was a theologian who held a doctorate in sociology from the University of Chicago and was a faculty member of the Chicago Theological Seminary. He is credited with beginning the scholarly discussion on how to define and measure religious commitment.[2] Some of his works include The ministry in transition: a case study of theological education (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1972) and The fragmented layman; an empirical study of lay attitudes (Pilgrim Press, 1970, co-author).[3] Some of his academic roles performed during his career include Director of Research for the United Church of Christ,[4] chair of the membership committee for the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.[5] He is the father of political scientist Francis Fukuyama.

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  1. ^ Fukuyama, Yoshio. "Yoshio Fukuyama". genealogybank. Retrieved 4 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Encyclopedia of Religion and Society William H. Swatos, Jr. Editor Religiosity". Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  3. ^ "Worldcat Identities (Yoshio Fukuyama)". Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  4. ^ "The Campus Clergyman Book by Phillip E. Hammond; Basic Books, 1966. 171 pgs". Retrieved 2008-11-02.
  5. ^ "Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (Council Meeting Minutes, October 27–28, 1966". Retrieved 2008-11-02.