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  • God, Gifts and Poor People: On Charity in Islam.
    Kochuyt, Thierry (2009)
    Social Compass 56:1: 98-116.

    Conceptualizes the zakat (requirement in Islam of helping the poor) in terms of a 3-way reciprocity among God, the faithful, & the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Gift; Almsgiving
  • Specialization and Rent Seeking in Moral Enforcement: The Case of Confession.
    Arruņada, Benito (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:443-461.

    Secondary analysis of 1994 data from Indiana Catholics show Confession frequency & prayer frequency, but not mass attendance, predicting aiding the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: Almsgiving; Altruism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Confession; Contributions; Practice; United States, Indiana; Prayer
  • Financial Worship: The Quranic Injunction to Almsgiving.
    Benthall, Jonathan (1999)
    Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 5:1:27-42.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Almsgiving; Charities
  • Established Religiosity in Modern Society: Islam in Indonesia.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:2: 125-135.

    Analyzes interview data from residents of Java, aged 16-40. Community size negatively but education positively correlates to Islamic religiosity; localism was not related to praying but was positively related to alms giving.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Islam, Indonesia; Prayer; Urban; Local/cosmopolitan; Almsgiving; Indonesia, Java
  • The Gift of Alms: Face-to-face Almsgiving among Orthodox Jews.
    Heilman, Samuel C. (1975)
    Urban Life and Culture 3:4: 371-395.

    Based on participant observation in an urban Orthodox synagogue.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Almsgiving
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