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  • Identity change among ethno-religious boder crossers: The case of the fomer Amish.
    Faulkner, Caroline L. (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:4: 447-470.

    Based on 2012-14 interviews with 59 former Amish. While those who left the Amish no longer define themselves as religiously Amish, they do not abandon their Amish identity entirely. Makes comparisons with the literature on ex-Ultra-Orthodox Jews.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Amish; Apostate; Comparative; Jewish, Ultraorthodox
  • Women's schooling and religious mobility: Joining, switching, and quitting church in a Christian sub-Saharan setting.
    Agadjanian, Victor (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:4: 411-436

    Analyzes 2008 survey data from women in a largely Christian region of Mozambique. Within the Christian population, educational attainment positively predicts switching from on Christian group to another, esp. Catholic, mainline, & new Pentecostal groups, as distinct from African Christian churches. It inversely predicts apostasy.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Conversion; Education; Apostate; Mozambique; Stratification
  • Storming Zion. Government Raids on Religious Communities.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Susan J. Palmer (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Overview of government raids on religious minorities. An increase in raids in the 1990s was related to a shift of the anti-cult movement from brain washing accusations to child abuse ones. 6 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Nuwaubian; Violence; The Family; State; Social movement; Scientology; Twelve Tribes; Persecution; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Child abuse; Branch Davidian; Brainwashing; Apostate; Anti-cult movement; Conflict theory; Moral panic
  • Church Refugees: Sociologists Reveal Why People Are DONE with Church but Not Their Faith.
    Packard, Josh, and Ashleigh Hope (2015)
    Loveland, Colorado: Group Publishing.

    Based on interviews; focuses on why active church members become uninvolved.

    Associated Search Terms: Apostate; Membership
  • The Apostates. When Muslims Leave Islam.
    Cottee, Simon (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Stigma; Apostate; Islam
  • Understanding defection among the former Amish.
    Faulkner, Caroline L., and Rachel Christen Dinger (2014)
    Mennonite Quartely Review 88: 107-126.

    Associated Search Terms: Apostate; Amish
  • Deconstructing Official Rationales for the Texas State Raid on the FLDS.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 124-149.

    Explores stratagems & rhetorical themes used to raid a religious commune & separate children from their families.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral crusade; Moral panic; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Anti-cult movement; United States, Texas, Eldorado; Deviance amplification; Social problem; Apostate
  • Defectors, ordinary leave-takers and apostates: A quantitative study of former members of New Acropolis in France.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1999)
    Nova Religio 3:1: 83-99.

    Associated Search Terms: Apostate; New Acropolis; France
  • Apostasy and the management of spoiled identity.
    Mauss, Armand L. (1998)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) The Politics of Religious Apostasy. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 51-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Stigma; Apostate; Disaffiliation
  • Apostates and their role in the construction of grievance claims against the Northeast Kingdom/Messianic Communities.
    Palmer, Susan J. (1998)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) The Politics of Religious Apostasy. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 191-208.

    Associated Search Terms: Solar Temple; Apostate; Anti-cult movement
  • Apostates who never were: The social construction of absque facto apostate narratives.
    Johnson, Daniel Carson (1998)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) The Politics of Religious Apsotasy. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 115-138.

    Pseudo apostasy

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Apostate; Testimonial
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