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  • What kind of Christian are you? Religious ideologies and poltiical attitudes.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 288-307.

    Analyzes 2012 online survey data from adult American Christians. Focuses on correlates of support for 2 religious belief systems--social gospel & prosperity gospel--& political correlates of the 2 systems.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Social Gospel movement, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Literalism; Generations; Belief; Age; Race
  • Does religiousness increase with age? Age changes and generational differences over 35 years.
    Bengtson, Vern L., Norella M. Putney, Merril Slversten, and Susan C. Harris (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 363-379.

    Based on a Southern California panel study. Religiosity increases with age, though attendance drops in old age. For younger cohorts, spirituality becomes increasingly detached from religion & God is less transcendent & more immanent.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Practice; United States, California; Transcendence; Life course; Gerontology; God, concept of; Immanence; Age; Panel study; Generations
  • De l’occidentalisation du soufisme à la réislamisation du New Age? Sufi Order International et la globalization du religieux.
    Philippon, Alix (2014)
    Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée 135: 209-226.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Islam, Sufi
  • Trajectories of folk religion in deregulated Taiwan: An age-period-cohort analysis.
    Hu, Anning, and Fengang Yang (2014)
    Chinese Sociological Review 46:3: 80-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Cohort; Folk religion; Taiwan
  • African American religious participation.
    Taylor, Robert Joseph, Linda M. Chatters, and R. Khari Brown (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 513-538.

    Analyzes 2001-03 interview data from African Americans. Women, older people, those married once, & residents of the South were more involved in religion. Stigmatized statuses--cohabiting respondents & those who served time in prison--were less involved in organized religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Practice; Criminology; United States, South; Marriage; Urban/rural; Women; Stigma; Age; African Americans; Religiosity
  • Religion and Power. No Logos without Mythos.
    Martin, David (2014)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    A collection of essays, having power & religion as a theme. Criticizes the privatization & rationalization versions of the secularization thesis. Focus on differentiation &the relationship of religion to power. Presupposes a functionalist definition of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Ukraine; Violence; Symbol; Spain; Secularization; Secularism; Rationalization; Privatization; Power; Politics; Poland; Definition of religion; Voluntarism; Charisma; Peace/war; Comparative; Differentiation; Great Britain; Great Britain, London; Identity, national; Individualism; Lithuania; Nationalism; Axial age
  • Inventing the axial age: The origins and uses of a historical concept.
    Boy, John D., and John Torpey (2013)
    Theory and Society 42:3: 241-259.

    Associated Search Terms: Axial age
  • Spirituality and religious tolerance.
    Hughes, Philip (2013)
    Implicit Religion 16:1: 65-91.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey Program data (40 nations); the associations between spirituality & age differ by nation, while religiosity increases with age in most nations. Where spirituality is not associated with belief in God, it was often associated with greater religious tolerance. Tolerance varies by dominant religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Spirituality; Belief; Tolerance; Age
  • New landscapes of religious diversity in Mexico.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 125-148.

    Reports 2000 & '10 census data. Considers variables that are associated with conversion to minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Stratification; Age; Mexico; Urbanization; Migration; Membership; Marginality; Gender; Ethnic; Ecology; Conversion
  • The axial age debate as religious discourse.
    Joas, Hans (2012)
    In Robert N. Bellah and Hans Joas (eds.) the Axial Age and its Consequences. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, pp. 9-29.

    Associated Search Terms: Axial age
  • The Axial Age and Its Consequences.
    Bellah, Robert N., and Hans Joas (2012)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Belknap Press of Harvard Universiy Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Axial age
  • Trajectories to the New Age. The Spiritual Turn of the First Generation of Dutch New Age Teachers.
    Van Otterloo, Anneke, Stef Aupers, and Dick Houtman (2012)
    Social Compass 59:2: 239-256.

    Based on interviews with Dutch New Age teachers & therapists at New Age centers. The first generation found institutions meaningless.

    Associated Search Terms: Counterculture; Netherlands; New age
  • "New age" spirituality as "tradition" of healthcare.
    Heelas, Paul (2012)
    In M. Cobb, C. Puchalski, and B. Rumbold (eds.) Spirituality in heathcare. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 69-76./In Paul Heelas (ed.) Spirituality in the Modern World. Within Religious Tradition and Beyond, vol. I. London: Routledge, pp. 252-70

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Spirituality; New age
  • Rethinking appropriation of the indigenous. A critique of the romanticist appoach.
    Waldron, David, and Janice Newton (2012)
    Nova religio 16:2: 64-85.

    The new age movement's appropriation of Australian aboriginal sites & symbols was often inappropriate & resented.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; New age; Aboriginal Australians; Cultural appropriation
  • The new age milieu in Lithuania: Popular Catholicism or religious alternative?
    Ališauskiene, Milda (2012)
    In Milda Ališauskiene and Ingo W. Schröder (eds.) Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 151-167.

    New age thinkers in Lithuania emphasize their perceived continuities with the hegemonic Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Hegemony; Lithuania; Popular religion
  • Warrior chicks: Youtful aging in a postfeminist prosperity discourse.
    Jenkins, Kathleen E., and Gerardo Marti (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 241-256.

    Based on ethnographic field work & review of ministry literature, Hollywood.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Discourse; Gender; Participant observation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Age
  • Age, period, and cohort effects on religious activities and beliefs.
    Schwadel, Philip (2011)
    Social Science Research 40:1: 181-192.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Prayer; Practice; Literalism; Cohort; Belief; Afterlife
  • Assessing the Role of Religious Beliefs on Secular and Spiritual Behaviors.
    Driskell, Robyn L., and Larry Lyon (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 386-404.

    Based on the 2005 wave of the Baylor Religion Survey; shows importance of beliefs on secular & religious behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Social participation; United States; New age; Belief
  • The Young and the Restless? The Liberalization of Young Evangelicals.
    Farrell, Justin (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:3: 517-532.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. interview data; young Evangelicals have more liberal sexual attitudes but not more liberal stands on abortion.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Abortion; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Sexual attitudes
  • Ethnic and Gender Variation in Religious Involvement: Patterns of Expression in Young Adulthood.
    Jones, Janine M., Josie R. St. Peter, Sherira J. Fernandes, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Rick Kosterman, and J. David Hawkins (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 207-225.

    Analyzes panel interview data from yong adults in Seattle; notes changes over time in religious "profiles" (spiritual/not religious; religious; intrinsic; organizational; not organizational).

    Associated Search Terms: Young adults; United States, Washington, Seattle; Ritual; Panel study; Gender; Experience; Age; Spirituality
  • Hybridismes spirituels: autonomie et globalisation du mouvement New Age.
    Tavares, Fátima Regina Gomes (2010)
    Social Compass 57:1: 100-109.

    The study of new age movements presents the challenge of ephemeral & mobile phenomena.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; New age
  • Youth and Religion in Finland.
    Niemelä, Kati (2010)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Vol. 1: Youth and Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 193-218.

    Based on previous Finnish surveys.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Finland; Youth; Salience
  • The Quest for Religious Purity in New Age, Evangelicalism and Islam. Religious Renditions of Dutch Youth and the Luckmann Legacy.
    Roeland, Johan, Stef Aupers, Dick Houtman, Martijn de Koning, and Ineke Noomen (2010)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Vol. 1: Youth and Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 289-306.

    Luckman's "invisible religion" model does not describe youth religiosity in the Netherlands.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Evangelical, Netherlands; Luckmann, Thomas; Invisible religion; Netherlands; New age; Islam, Netherlands; Youth
  • Becoming a New Ager: A Conversion, an Affiliation, a Fashion?
    Dericquebourg, Régis (2009)
    In Guiseppe Giordan (ed.) Conversion in the Age of Pluralism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 131-162.

    Based on selected life histories of new age converts.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Conversion; Life histories
  • Strategy in a Religious Network: A Bourdieuian Critique of the Sociology of Spirituality.
    Wood, Matthew, and Christopher Bunn (2009)
    Sociology 43:2: 286-303.

    Example of a participant in a new age network reveals ad hoc strategy rather than individualist spirituality.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Bourdieu, Pierre; New age
  • Populäre Religion. Auf dem Weg in eine spirituelle Gesellschaft.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2009)
    Frankfurt: Campus.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Popular religion; Spirituality; New religions
  • 'A Collective of Individuals': Between Self and Solidarity in a Rainbow Gathering.
    Tavory, Iddo, and Yehuda C. Goodman (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:3: 262-284.

    Ethnography of an annual Israeli month-long new age/neopagan gathering (Rainbow Family of Living Light) shows the compatibility of indivdiual expression & communal solidarity.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Solidarity; Neopagan, Israel; Grounded theory; Individualism; New age; Israel
  • The axial age in world history.
    Eisenstadt, Shmuel N. (2008)
    In Hans Joas and Klaus Wiegandt (eds.) Secularization and the World Religions. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, pp. 22-42..

    Associated Search Terms: Axial age
  • Peregrinação, turismo e Nova Era: Caminhos de Santiago de Compostela no Brasil.
    Steil, Carlos Alberto, and Sandra de Sá Carneiro (2008)
    Religião e Sociedade 28:1: 105-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; New age; Pilgrimage
  • Spiritualities of Life: New Age Romanticism and Consumptive Capitalism.
    Heelas, Paul (2008)
    Oxford, U.K.: Blackwell.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; New age
  • Contemporary New Age Transformation in Taiwan: A Sociological Study of a New Religious Movement.
    Chen, Shu-Chuan (2008)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwan; New age
  • Salvation Goods and the Religious Market in the Cultic Milieu.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 257-273.

    Gives Swiss examples of market behavior among new age enterpreneurs.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Religious goods; Market model; Quasi-religion; New age
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Catholic, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Media; Membership; United States; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Practice; Social capital; Southern Baptist; State; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Experience; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Strictness; Women; Atheist, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief; United Church of Christ; Denomination (organizational entity); Disciples of Christ; Education; Contributions; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Communality; Megachurch
  • The Spiritual Turn and the Decline of Tradition: The Spread of Post-Christian Spirituality in 14 Western Countries, 1981-2000.
    Houtman, Dick, and Stef Aupers (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:3: 305-320.

    World Values Survey data show growth in spirituality centered on self & decline of traditionalism. See comment by Sergej Flere and Andrej Kirbis, rejoinder, rebuttal 48:1: 161-184.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; New age
  • The Spiritual Revolution: Another False Dawn for the Sacred.
    Voas, David, and Steve Bruce (2007)
    In Kieran Flanagan and Peter C. Jupp (eds.) A Sociology of Spirituality. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 43-61.

    Based on a survey of church & non-church supernaturalism in a small northern English town.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Cumbria, Kendal; New age
  • Ages of Life and Christian Faith among Religious and Former Religious./Età e fede cristiana tra religiosi ed ex religiosi di comunità maschili e femminili./Lebensalter und christlicher Glaube unter Ordensleuten und ehemaligen Ordensleuten.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    Concilium 2007:5:95-106 (English)./126-144 (Italian)./594-606 (German).

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Ex-priests; Orders/congregations; Ex-brothers; Ex-sisters
  • Les spiritualités alternatives de la phase du capitalisme tardif.
    Possamaï, Adam (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul, pp. 137-158.

    Based on interviews with 35 practitioners of alternative spiritualities in Melbourne. Many rejected the term "new age" as too commercial.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Neopagan; Post-modern; Commercialization; Market model; Habermas, Jürgen; Australia, Melbourne; Alternative spirituality
  • Losing my Religion: The Social Sources of Religious Decline in Early Adulthood.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., Mark D. Regnerus, and Margaret L. Vaaler (2007)
    Social Forces 85:4: 1667-1691.

    Analyzes 1994-95 & 2001-02 panel interview data from '94-95 grade 7-12 U.S. students. Practice but not religiosity decline in early adulthood; the deline is furthered by drug abuse & non-normative sexual activity, lessend by higher education & marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, secondary; Practice; Drug; Panel study; Age; Education; Family; Life course; Marriage; Young adults
  • L'Amérique du Nord a-t-elle franchi le mur de Berlin? Esquisses d'analyse comparative de la religion en Amérique du Nord et en Europe de l'Est.
    Talin, Kristoff (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul, pp. 41-64.

    Based on 1998 International Social Survey Program data. Eastern European nations remain religiously different from the West, to which they are not exposed.

    Associated Search Terms: Estonia; Age; Belief; Bulgaria; Canada; Czech Republic; Europe, eastern; Germany, East; Globalization; Lithuania; Hungary; Slovenia; Slovakia; Sex; Russia; Practice; Comparative; Poland; United States; Latvia
  • Beyond the Spiritual Supermarket: The Social and Public Significance of New Age Spirituality.
    Aupers, Stef, and Dick Houtman (2006)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 21:2: 201-222. Also in Stef Aupers and Dick Houtman (eds.) Relocating the Sacred to the Self and the Digital. Leiden: Brill, 2010, pp. 135-160.

    Associated Search Terms: New age
  • New age in Lithuania: Development and recent tendencies.
    Ališauskien?, Milda (2006)
    In Andrij Yurash and Mikloš Tomka (eds.) Challenges of Religious Plurality for Eastern and Central Europe. Lviv: Social-Humanitarian Consortium GENEZA, pp.192-200.

    Associated Search Terms: Lithuania; New age
  • Challenging Secularization Theory: The Growth of 'New Age.'
    Heelas, Paul (2006)
    Hedgehog Review 8:1-2: 46-59.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Secularization
  • The infirmity debate: On the viability of new age spiritualities of life.
    Heelas, Paul (2006)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 21:2: 223-240.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Spirituality
  • The Effects of Organizational Characteristics on the Adoption of the Contemporary Worship Style among Taiwanese Congregations.
    Chou, Hui-Tzu Grace, and Raymond Russell (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:1: 33-49.

    Analyzes 1998 questionnaire data from 108 Taiwanese Christian pastors; organization, age of congregants, & views of pastors more than denomination predicted contemporary worship style.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwan; Ritual; Christian, Taiwan; Network; Organization; Age
  • What is Axial about the Axial Age?
    Bellah, Robert N. (2005)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 46:1: 69-89.

    Associated Search Terms: Axial age; Change; Civilizations
  • "We are all Gods": New Age in the Netherlands (1960-2000).
    Aupers, Stef (2005)
    In Erik Sengers (ed.) The Dutch and Their Gods. Secularization and Transformation of Religion in the Netherlands since 1950. Hilversum: Verloren, pp. 181-201.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; New age
  • The Moral Thinking of Three Generations in Scandinavia: What Role Does Religion Play?
    Botvar, Pål Ketil (2005)
    Social Compass 52:2: 185-195.

    Analyzes 1998-99 Scandinavian survey data; religion & universal norms play less of a role in morality among younger generations.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Generations; Scandinavia; Moral
  • In Search of New Age Spiritualities.
    Possamai, Adam (2005)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Spirituality
  • In Search of New Age Spiritualities.
    Possamaï, Adam (2005)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Based on interviews in Melbourne; suggests replacing "new age" with more precise categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia, Melbourne; New age; Alternative spirituality
  • Falun Dafa and the New Age Movement in Malaysia: Signs of Health, Symbols of Salvation.
    Ackerman, Susan E. (2005)
    Social Compass 52:4: 495-511.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Malaysia; New age; Falun Dafa, Malaysia
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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