Mol, Johannis (Hans) J(acob)

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MOL, Johannis (Hans) J(acob)

MOL, Johannis (Hans) J(acob). American (born Netherlands), b. 1922. Genres: Sociology, Theology/Religion. Career: Dutch sugar beet industry, deputy admin., 1946-48; Chaplain to immigrants, Bonegilla, Australia, 1952- 54; Bethel Presbyterian Church, White Hall, MD, Pastor, 1956-60; University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ, lecturer in sociology, 1961-63; Australian National University, Canberra, Institute of Advanced Studies, fellow in sociology, 1963-70; McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Dept. of Religion, professor, 1970-87, emeritus professor, 1987-. Sociological Association of Australia and New Zealand, secretary-treasurer, 1963-69; Religious Research Association, board of dirs., member, 1972-74; International Sociological Association, Sociology of Religion Committee, secretary, 1972-76, president, 1976-80. Publications: Churches and Immigrants, 1961; Race and Religion in New Zealand, 1966; The Breaking of Traditions, 1968; Christianity in Chains, 1969; Religion in Australia, 1971; Identity and the Sacred: A Sketch for a New Social Scientific Theory of Religion, 1976; Wholeness and Breakdown: A Model for the Interpretation of Nature and Society, 1978; The Fixed and the Fickle: Religion and Identity in New Zealand, 1982; The Firm and the Formless: Religion and Identity in Aboriginal Australia, 1982; Meaning and Place, 1983; Faith and Fragility: Identity and Religion in Canada, 1985; The Faith of Australians, 1985; How God Hoodwinked Hitler, 1987; (with E. d'Aquili) The Regulation of Physical and Mental Systems: Systems Theory of the Philosophy of Science, 1990. EDITOR: Western Religion, 1972; Identity and Religion, 1978. Address: 23 Mol Crescent, Queanbeyan, NSW 2620, Australia.