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  • "A part of who I am": Material objects as "plot devices" in the formation of religious selves.
    Winchester, Daniel (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 83-103.

    Based on participant observation in 3 Orthodox churches in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Focuses on the use of material objects, especially icons, in the identity narratives of converts.

    Associated Search Terms: Icon; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Self; Participant observation; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Identity; Art; Material culture
  • Un corps qui fait images: le rituel de la crucifixion (Liban).
    Aubin-Boltanski, Emma (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 213-233.

    Based on interviews with Maronite female mystics who bear the marks of the stigmata, which appear on Good Friday. Focuses particularly on one. Pictures & statues are important in home churches, though de-emphasized as Latin rite imports in the official churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Maronite, Lebanon; Lebanon; Ritual; Stigmata; Art; Mystic; Feast
  • Ultra-baroque Catholicism: Multiplied images and decentered religious symbols.
    De la Torre, Renée (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 181-196.

    The mass production of baroque Catholic symbols in Mexico deinstitutionalizes the symbols & helps imagery prevail over textual discourse. Examples: Our Lady of Guadalupe, dressing the Christ child, non-church saints, & such internet phenomena as the 2012 Mayan apocalypse.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Magic; Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara; Popular Catholicism; Popular religion; Symbol; Syncretism; Art
  • African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe. The Politics of Presence in the Twenty-First Century.
    Butticci, Annalisa (2016)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

    Participant observation of African Pentecostal worship in Ital; in practice they parallel Catholicism in their sacramental materiality--especially that of folk Catholicism. The worship also establishes a anti-structure a term the author does not use.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Prejudice, racial; Popular Catholicism; Pentecostal, Italy; Participant observation; Minority; Material culture; Materiality; Relic; Art; Italy; Migrant; Anti-structure; Catholic, Italy; Certeau, Michel de; Competition; Experience; Folk religion; Gramsci, Antonio; African Italians
  • Northern Ireland, America and the Emerging Church Movement: Exploring the significance of Peter Rollins and the Ikon Collective.
    Ganiel, Gladys, and Gerardo Marti (2014)
    Journal for the Irish Association for the Academic Study of Religion 1:1: 26-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Art; Music; Emerging church; United States
  • Perspectiva xamanica: Relações entre rito, narrative e arte gráfica.
    Langdon, Esther Jean (2013)
    In Carlo Severi and Els Lagrou (eds.) Quimeras em diálogo - grafismo e figuração na arte indígena. Rio de Janeiro: 7 Letras, pp. 111-137.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; Narrative; Ritual; Shamanism
  • The impact of religious identity and social orientations on visual arts appreciation.
    Van Eijck, Koen (2012)
    European Sociological Review 28:3: 394-407.

    Associated Search Terms: Art
  • Incarnating encounters: Reflections on spirituality, art and interreligious dialogue.
    Illman, Ruth (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 43-62.

    Based on intervews with artists, musicians, & authors, 2 of whom are the focus of this paper.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Spirituality; Globalization; Change; Art; Music
  • The neo-Buddhist White Lotus Movement in search for legitimacy.
    Glodenis, Donatas (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. 189-204.

    Based on 2002-03 & '09 fieldwork. The neo-buddhist group is also known as the Kung fu School Sha Phoot Phan & as the Community Confessing the Teachings of Buddha. When its innovative content became known, especially to loose affiliates interested mainly in martial arts, it went into decline.

    Associated Search Terms: Lithuania; Martial arts; White Lotus Movement; Buddhist, neo
  • Spiritual individualism or engaged spirituality? Social implications of holistic spirituality among mind-body-spirit practitioners.
    Oh, Seil, and Natalia Sarkisian (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 299-322.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from a purposeful sample of participants in Yoga, Art of Living, & Dahn Yoga and Healing, in the Boston area. Spirituality is related to social involvement for Yoga & Art of Living practitioners, though not to collective action. In Dahn Yoga and Healing, a therapeutic cult, sirituality is not related to social involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, U.S.A.; Spirituality; Individualism; Civic engagement; Altruism; Activism; Art of Living; Dahn Yoga and Healing
  • Towards a Sociology of Budo: Studying the Implicit Religious Issues.
    Molle, Andrea (2010)
    Implicit Religion 13:1: 85-104.

    Non-Japanese take up Japanese forms of martial arts for spiritual reasons.

    Associated Search Terms: Martial arts; Japan
  • The Contemporary Convergence of Art and Religion.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 360-374.

    The differentiation of the arts & religion makes them interdependent.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; Music
  • Congregations' Significance to American Civic Life.
    Chaves, Mark (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 69-81.

    Based on Chaves, Congregations in America. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Music; Art; Social services
  • Spirituality and religiosity in the Art of Living Foundation in Lithuania and Denmark: Meanings, contexts and relationships.
    Ališauskiene, Milda (2009)
    In George McKay, Christopher Williams, Michael Goddard, Neil Foxlee, and Egidija Ramanauskaite (eds.) Subcultures and New Religious Movements in Russia and East-Central Erope. Oxford: Peter Lang, pp. 339-364.

    Associated Search Terms: Art of Living; Denmark; Lithuania; Religiosity; Spirituality
  • Sacred Places, Domestic Spaces: Material Culture, Church, and Home at Our Lady of the Assumption and St. Brigitta.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:419-442.

    2000-02 field work & interviews in 2 Catholic parishes (1 liberal, 1 conservative) show art in the homes of the former's members & in the sanctuary of the latter church.

    Associated Search Terms: Material culture; Art; Catholic, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Powerful pictures: Popular Christian aesthetics in southern Ghana.
    Meyer, Birgit (2008)
    Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76: 82-110.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; Christian, Ghana; Ghana
  • Recomposition de l’univers philsophico-religieux chez les jeunes adultes pratiquants d’arts martiaux chinois au Québec. Vers une vision holistique du religieux-vécu.
    Larochelle, Dominic (2008)
    In François Gauthier and Jean-Philippe Perreault (eds.) Jeunes et religion au Québec. Québec: Presses de l’Université Laval, pp. 87-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Lived religion; Martial arts; Athletes
  • The Search for Privacy and the Return of a Grand Narrative: Religion in a Post-communist Society.
    Agadjanian, Alexander (2006)
    Social Compass 53:2: 169-184.

    Uses a trial in Moscow arising from a conflict over an art exhibit as a point of departure.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Art; Privatization; Russia
  • Congregations in America.
    Chaves, Mark (2004)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

    Analyzes 1998 survey data to examine congregations' involvement in social services, politics, worship, education, & cultural activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Social services; Art; Music; Education
  • All in Sync: How Music and Art are Revitalizing American Religion.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2003)
    Berkeley: University of Calfiornia Press.

    Based on interviews, a survey, & focus groups in the U.S.A., conducted 1998-2002.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; United States; Music; Spiritual direction; Socialization; Prayer
  • Visual Piety: A History and Theory of Popular Religious Images.
    Morgan, David (1998)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Material culture; Art
  • The Toggle Switch of Institutions: Religion and Art in the U.S. in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries.
    Blau, Judith R. (1996)
    Social Forces 74:4: 1159-1177.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Art; Stratification
  • Salvation, Redemption, and Community: Reflections on the Aesthetic Cosmos.
    O'Toole, Roger (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:2: 127-148.

    Associated Search Terms: Disenchantment; Weber, Max; Aesthetic; Art
  • Icons and Non-verbal Religion in the Orthodox Tradition.
    Kokosalakis, Nikos (1995)
    Social Compass 42:4: 433-449.

    Associated Search Terms: Semiology; Orthodox, eastern; Art
  • Piété religieuse et dévotion artistique: fideles et amateurs d'art à Santa Maria Novella.
    Bourdieu, Pierre (1994)
    Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 105: 71-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Italy; Art
  • Les objets-personnes: fétiches, reliques et oeuvres d'art.
    Heinich, Nathalie (1993)
    Sociologie de l'art 6: 25-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Relic; Art; Fetish
  • Art, pouvoir et politique dans l'ordre augustinien au XVIIé siècle.
    Rietbergen, Peter J.A.N. (1992)
    Annales 1992:1: 65-86.

    Notes the use of iconography in a conflict over reform in the Augustinian order.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; Orders/congregations; Conflict; Augustinian
  • Images of the Sacred: An Empirical Study.
    Silverman, William (1989)
    Sociological Analysis 49:4: 440-444.

    Content analysis of paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; shows a process of secularization in the depicted materials.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Secularization; Art
  • Art votif et peinture religieuse.
    Poulat, Émile (1979)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 48:1: 125-132.

    Introductory essay, followed by abstracts of 9 works about art placed in churches or chapels in fulfillment of vows.

    Associated Search Terms: Art
  • Simbolismo, Politica e Religione.
    Cipriani, Roberto (1979)
    Sociologia. Rivista di scienze sociale 13:1: 25-50.

    Explores whether a Red Christ figure bore a socialist meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Socialism; Politics, Italy; Art; Italy
  • Du Spirituel dans l'Art. Réflexions sur une Exposition.
    Fouilloux, Étienne (1976)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 21/42: 163-172.

    Associated Search Terms: Art
  • Le Juif et le diable dans la civilisation de l'Occident.
    Raphaël, Freddy (1972)
    Social Compass 19;4: 549-566.

    Traces the history of anti-Semitism from medieval, religiously-based works of art to secular persecution.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish; Prejudice, anti-Semitism; Secularization; Art; Historical
  • Kunst und Religion. Das Verbot bildlicher Darstellungen im Alten Judentum und im Islam.
    Jaccard, Pierre (1969)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 21:3: 453-464.

    Selective cross-cultural overview of the place of art in the representation of deities.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; Comparative; Hebrew; Islam; God, image of
  • Manipur Vaishnavism: A sociological interpretation.
    Singh, Kunj Bihari (1963)
    Sociological Bulletin 12:2: 66-72. [In Rowena Robinson (ed.) Sociology of Religion in India. New Delhi: Sage, 2004, pp. 127-132]

    History and description of the Vaishnavite cult in Manipur. Its durability compared to other cults depends on its embodiment in the arts, especially dance.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Syncretism; India, Manipur; Hindu, Vaishnavite; Dance; Art
  • Theses Upon Art and Religion Today.
    Adorno, Theodore W. (1945)
    Kenyon Review 7: 677-682.

    Art was once united to religion, but the two can only be related arbitrarily in the modern condition.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Art; Critical theory; Differentiation
  • The Development of Religious Experience in Children.
    Harms, Ernest (1944)
    American Journal of Sociology 50: 112-122.

    Examines the non-verbal nature of religiosity among children by studying their religious drawings.

    Associated Search Terms: Art; Socialization; Children
  • Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, Bd. 1, 2nd ed./Sociology of Religion, Translated by Ephraim Fischoff./Economy and Society. An Outline of Interpretive Sociology, Vol. I, Ch. 6, ed. by Guenther Roth and Claus Wittich.
    Weber, Max (1925)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr./Boston: Beacon, 1963./Berkeley: University of California Press, 1978.

    Associated Search Terms: Asceticism; Politics; Stratification; Art; Charisma
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