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  • Toward assessing and improving survey questions on religion: The ARDA's measurement wizard.
    Bader, Christopher D., and Roger Finke (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 652-661.

    Demonstrates the usefulness of an online wizard for evaluating questionnaire items, from the Association of Religion Data Archives webpage.

    Associated Search Terms: Association for Religion Data Archives; Survey; Methods
  • Sociology of Religion in America. A History of a Secular Fascination with Religion.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2014)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Trends in the sociology of religion in the U.S.A. based on content analyses of dissertations 1895-1959 & articles 1964-84. Reviews community studies, history of research organizations, ^ professional associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Religious Research Association; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Sociology of Religion (journal); Review of Religious Research; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; Community study; Association for the Sociology of Religion; Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry; Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry; American Catholic Sociological Society; Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • "All Things Are Possible": Towards a Sociological Explanation of Pentecostal Miracles and Healings.
    Stolz, Jörg (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 456-482.

    Based on interviews & close examination of a DVD of a healing workshop held in French-speaking Switzerland; suggests a combination of social techniques (suggestion, rhythm, music), contextual factors (audience size, beliefs), & causal mechanisms (probability, labeling, selection, & editing effects) produces healings.

    Associated Search Terms: Testimonial; Case study; Pentecostal; Music; Miracle; Methodology; Medical; Association Internationale des Ministères de Guérisons; Healing
  • Reflections
    Perry, Everett L., and Margaret Tammen Perry (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:2: 137-138.

    Recollections of the early days of the Religious Research Association and the Review of Religious Research.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Religious Research Association
  • The Politics of the Willow Creek Association Pastors.
    Kellstedt, Lyman A., and John C. Green (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 547-561.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from clergy of the cross-denominational conservative Willow Creek Association.

    Associated Search Terms: Willow Creek Association; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Clergy
  • The Women that Publish the Tidings: The International Association of Women Ministers.
    Chaves, Mark (2002)
    In M. Bendroth and V. Brereton (eds.) Women and Twentieth-Century Protestantism. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 257-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Women; International Association of Women Ministers
  • Not in my backyard: Studies of other religions in the context of SSSR-RRA annual meetings.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:4: 525-530.

    Associated Search Terms: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion; Religious Research Association
  • Refining the Nature and Purpose of Research on Religion: Competing Goals in the Early Years (1944-1973) of the RRA and SSSR.
    Moberg, David O. (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:4: 401-421.

    Associated Search Terms: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion; Religious Research Association
  • Partners in Mission: A Profile of Associates and Religious in the United States.
    Bendyna, Mary E. (2000)
    Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Associates of orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • Seeker churches: Promoting traditional religion in a nontraditional way.
    Sargeant, Kimon Howland (2000)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation at the Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago, & on survey data; maintains that seeker churches will continue to grow & conform to consumerist attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Willow Creek Association; Seeker; Emerging church; United States, Illinois, South Barrington; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Religion and Migration in the United States.
    Warner, R. Stephen (1998)
    Social Compass 45:1: 123-134.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Associational; Migration; Identity
  • Icelandic Spiritualism. Mediumship and Modernity in Iceland.
    Swatos, William H., Jr., and Loftur Reimar Gissurarson (1997)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Iceland; Lutheran, Iceland; Spiritualist, Iceland; Privatism; Folklore; Historical; Medium; Associational
  • Patterns of Religious Socialization: Communalism, Associationalism and the Politics of Lifestyle.
    Jelen, Ted G., and Marthe A. Chandler (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38;2: 142-158.

    Analyzes 1988 general Social Survey (U.S.A..) data from Christians; associational religion predicts social conservatism in politics, even among members of liberal Protestant denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Catholic, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; United States; Associational/communal; Politics, U.S.A.
  • New Religions and this World: Religious Movements in Japan after the 1970s and their Beliefs about Salvation.
    Shimazono, Susumu (1995)
    Social Compass 42:2: 193-205.

    Gives a general account of 2 new new religions in Japan.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; New religions; Kofuko-no-Kagaku; God Light Association
  • Metaphysics: 'A Practical Religious Philosophy.'
    Wagner, Melinda Bollar (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 111-125.

    Describes 2 therapy groups that use a spiritual idiom.

    Associated Search Terms: Association for Research and Enlightenment; Spiritual Frontiers fellowship; Quasi-religion; Individualism
  • Secular Transcendence: From ACSS to ASR.
    Morris, Loretta M. (1989)
    Sociological Analysis 50:4: 329-349.

    History of the American Catholic Sociological Society & its transformation into the Association for the Sociology of Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: American Catholic Sociological Society; Sociology of religion; Association for the Sociology of Religion
  • Prophetic Voices: Differences between Men and Women.
    Yeaman, Patricia A. (1987)
    Review of Religious Research 28:4: 367-376.

    Studies the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church; female members more than male use inclusive language & see sexism & patriarchy as sinful.

    Associated Search Terms: Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church; Women
  • Conception and birth of the Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry: A case study in associational formation.
    Friedman, Norman L. (1986)
    Ethnic Forum: Bulletin of Ethnic Studies and Ethnic Bibliography 6: 98-111.

    Based on documents, interviews with key informants, and personal recollections of the author. The Association's name later became Assocition for the Scientific Study of Jewry.

    Associated Search Terms: Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry; Association for the Sociology of Religion
  • Le Problème de la Définition Sociologique de la Gnose.
    Gauthier, Madeleine (1986)
    Gnose d'hier et d'aunourd'hui. Les Cahiers de recherches en sciences de la religion 7: 231-255.

    Examines 2 modern gnostic groups in order to develop a definition of "gnositicism." Gnosticism emphasizes an interior vision based on scientific data & more. It has a dualism of spirit & matter, & collapses past, present, & future into a common presence.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Gnostic (modern); Association des Chercheurs en Science Cosmique du Québec
  • Transformations in Religious Commitment.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1985)
    Review for Religious 44:2: 161-170.

    Examines changes in commitment mechanisms as Catholic religious communities change from international communities to voluntary associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Voluntarism; Association; Commune; Commitment; Orders/congregations
  • Voluntary Associations and Communal Leadership among Jews of the United States.
    York, Aaron (1979)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, Israel.

    Associated Search Terms: Association; Jewish, U.S.A.; Leadership
  • Religious Commitment and Social Involvement in Selected Franciscan Parishes.
    Rigali, Lucius J. (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Boston University. [DA 35:3 A, p. 1748]

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 4 parishes in different parts of the U.S.; Examines communal vs. associational participation, orthodoxy, devotionalism, class, age, & attitudes toward involvement in social change activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Age; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; Devotionalism; Franciscan; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Parish; Associational/communal
  • Toward a New Beginning.
    Lane, Ralph, Jr. (1971)
    Sociological Analysis 32:3: 133-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Association for the Sociology of Religion
  • Communal and Associational Churches.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K. (1971)
    Review of Religious Research 12: 102-110.

    Bases a typology of churches on the distinction between community & association, & applies it to an Anglican parish in Birmingham, England.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Birmingham; Associational; Typology; Church of England; Associational/communal; Communal
  • Integrative Functions of Metropolitan Religion.
    Fichter, Joseph H. (1964)
    Harvard Divinity Bulletin 28:3 (spring): 73-93.

    Makes the case for the importance of associational aspects of urban religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Associational; Urban; Parish
  • The Religious Factor. A Sociologist's Inquiry.
    Lenski, Gerhard (1961)
    Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

    Analyzes 1958 interview data from the Detroit area.

    Associated Search Terms: Associational; Stratification; United States, Michigan, Detroit; Protestant Ethic; Devotionalism; Marriage; Social participation; Economic; Communality; Catholic, U.S.A.; Associational/communal; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • When Prophecy Fails. A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World./L'échec d'une prophétie.
    Festinger, Leon, Henry W. Riecken, and Stanley Schachter (1956)
    New York: Harper./Paris: Presses Univrsitaires de France, 1993.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; UFO cult; Prophecy; Association of Sananda and Sanat Kumura; Disconfirmation; Participant observation
  • The American Protective Association. A Sociological Analysis of the Periodic Literature of the Period, 1890-1900.
    Cross, Joseph L. (1949)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 10:3: 172-187.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice; American Protective Association; United States; Media
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