Lee, Matthew T.

Matthew T. Lee is Associate Professor in the Sociology Department at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. He completed his Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Delaware. Dr. Lee is Co-Director of a $2.3 million research project on the relationship between perceived interactions with God’s love and benevolent service to others.

Sociological Study of the Great Commandment in Pentecostalism: The Practice of Godly Love as Benevolent Service
2009 0-7734-3902-1
This sociological study focuses on the Christian “Great Commandment”—loving and knowing God’s love and then reaching out to love others. Empirical results challenge conventional understandings of altruism and suggest pathways for increasing compassionate love in the United States and beyond. This book will be useful to scholars in a variety of disciplinary specialties with an interest in altruism, religious experience, or attempts to integrate theology and social science