Wade Clark Roof

Dr. Wade Clark Roof was Emeritus Professor of Religion and Society in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he directed the Walter H. Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life. A prominent public scholar, he was the author/editor of over a dozen books on the evolving landscape of religion in the US including Religious Pluralism and Civil Society, Spiritual Marketplace: Baby Boomers and the Remaking of American Religion, World Order and Religion, and A Generation of Seekers: The Spiritual Journeys of the Baby Boom Generation. Dr. Roof received support for his research on contemporary religion from the Lilly Endowment, Pew Charitable Trusts, the Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation and the Ford Foundation.


Contributions by Wade Clark Roof


Baby Boomers, Quest Culture, and Spiritual Seeking

In this interview, discussion focuses on Roof’s work on the Baby Boom generation and beyond, particularly as expressed in his books A Generation of Seekers (1993) and Spiritual Marketplace (1999). In these books, Roof combined survey data with panel studies and interviews across a broad spectrum ...