#34300 Overall Influence

John Lofland

American sociologist


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John Franklin Lofland is an American sociologist best known for his studies of the peace movement and for his first book, Doomsday Cult: A Study of Conversion, Proselytization, and Maintenance of Faith, which was based on field work among a group of Unification Church members in California in the 1960s. It is considered to be one of the most important and widely cited studies of the process of religious conversion, and one of the first modern sociological studies of a new religious movement.

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University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

Swarthmore College

Liberal arts college in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania

University of California, Davis

Public university in Davis, California; part of the University of California system

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#805 World Rank