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  • "In the Lord's Hands": Divine healing and embodiment in a fundamentalist Christian church.
    Glassman, Lindsay W. (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 35-57.

    2014-17 participant observation study of an urban fundamentalist Christian community that rejects modern medicine. The rejection serves as an expression of their faith identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Medical; Participant observation; Identity
  • Individual sensory experiences, socialized senses, and everyday lived religion in practice.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 152-162.

    Argues for the importance of sensation in religious; gives examples.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Experience
  • Mystical bodies/unruly bodies: Experience, empowerment and subjectification in Syrian Sufism.
    Pinto, Paulo G. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 197-212.

    Ethnographic report of ritual body piercing in a ritual lodge of a Sufi community in northern Syria, which creates a variety of charisma. Based on 1999-2010 field work.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Body; Syria, Afrin; Kurdish Syrians; Experience; Islam, Sufi, Syria; Charisma; Participant observation
  • Sensing God: Bodily manifestations and their interpretation in Pentecostal rituals and everyday life.
    Inbody, Joel (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:3: 337-355.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in a Pentecostal congregation; notes bodily sensations found to be meaningful by subjects.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Ritual; Pentecostal; Participant observation; Experience; Emotion
  • The embodiment of prayer in charismatic Christianity.
    Wilkinson, Michael, and Peter Althouse (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 153-167.

    Field work on "soaking prayer" in Catch the Fire (formerly Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship).

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Silence; Catch the Fire; Pentecostal, neo, Canada; Prayer
  • God's Gangs. Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data show two urban street ministries facilitating a transition by young adult males from street life to conventional life, self-destructive masculine expression to family-centered masculine expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Gang; Participant observation; Gender role; Masculinity ideology; United States, California, Los Angeles; Life histories; Catholic, U.S.A.; Criminology; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Latino Americans
  • Pluralism and rituals in Italian Catholicism: The spiritual approach of Renewal in the Spirit.
    Contiero, Emanuela (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 39-55.

    Based on participant observation & interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Catholic, Italy; Individualism; Ritual; Spirituality; Experience; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Italy
  • Pentecostal body logic: Cultivaing a modern sensorium.
    Brahinsky, Josh (2012)
    Cultural Anthropology 27:1: 215-238.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Pentecostal; Body; Ritual
  • Asceticism and the place of the body in modern monastic prayer.
    Jonveaux, Isabelle (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. 151-166.

    History of the role of asceticism in monastic prayer. Contemporary shft to use of the body as a means of expression isntead. "Spirituality" functionally replaces asceticism.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Asceticism; Monasticism; Spirituality; Prayer
  • Body and sexuality constructs among youth of the Ultra-Orthodox Jewish community.
    Zaleberg, Sara, and Sima Zaleberg (2012)
    In Peter Nynäs and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (eds.) Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 125-140.

    Based on interviews with men from a number of Ultra-Orthodox groups in Israel & women from a particularly stringent group.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Ultraorthodox, Israel; Sexuality; Israel; Body; Social construction of reality
  • "It's important to show your colors": Counter-heteronormative embodiment in a Metropolitan Community Church.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, and Douglas P. Schrock (2011)
    In Christina Bobel and Samantha Kwan (eds.) Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, pp. 99-110.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Deviance/social control; Homosexuality; Metropolitan Community Church
  • Seeking the Straight and Narrow. Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America.
    Gerber, Lynne (2011)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Study of an Evangelical weight loss group and an Evangelical ex-gay network.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Body; Weight loss; Homosexuality
  • Body pedagogics and the religious habitus: A new dirction for hte sociological study of religion.
    Schilling, Chris, and Phillip A. Mellor (2010)
    Religion 40: 27-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Habitus; Body
  • The Anthropologist and the Initiated: Reflections on the Ethnography of Mystical Experience among the Sufis of Aleppo, Syria.
    Pinto, Paulo G. (2010)
    Social Compass 57:4: 464-478.

    An ethnographer's account of participation in Sufi ritual to access the mystical experiences at the core of the religious phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Experience; Body; Islam, Sufi; Islam, Syria; Mysticism; Participant observation; Syria, Aleppo
  • The Body Between Religion and Spirituality.
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2009)
    Social Compass 56:2: 226-236.

    Contemporary spirituality has a more holistic anthropology.

    Associated Search Terms: Body
  • My Body is a Testimony: Appearance, Health, and Sin in an Evangelical Weight-loss Program.
    Gerber, Lynne (2009)
    Social Compass 56:3: 405-418.

    Based on interviews, participant observation, & other forms of qualitative research on First Place, an Evangelical weight loss program.

    Associated Search Terms: Weight loss; Body; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation.
    Flory, Richard W., and Donald E. Miller (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Explores post-boomer religion in the U.S. with a new typology of orientations to popular culture: innovators, appropriators, resisters, & reclaimers. Based on interviews in site visits & on internet searches.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Popular culture; Typology; Generations; United States; Appropriator; Innovator; Body; Resistor; Reclaimer
  • Embodied Practices: Negotiation and Resistance.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2007)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Everyday Religion. Observing Modern Religious Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 187-200.

    Associated Search Terms: Body
  • Cultures of embodied experience: Technology, religion and body pedagogics.
    Shilling, Christ, and Philip A. Mellor (2007)
    Sociological Review 55:3:531-549.

    Explores whether religion can reframe experience from outside the technological culture. Takes the cases of Daoism and Charismatic Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Pentecostal; Daoist; Experience
  • Jewish Yoga. Experiencing Flexible, Sacred, and Jewish Bodies.
    Rothenerg, Celia (2006)
    Nova religion 10:2: 57-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish; Yoga; Body; Participant observation
  • Faithfully embodied: Religious identity and the body.
    Bartkowski, John P. (2005)
    DisClosure: A Journal of Social Theory 14, article 4.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Identity
  • Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity.
    Griffith, Ruth Marie (2004)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Body
  • Christian Musical Worship and "Hostility to the Body": The Medieval Influence Versus the Pentecostal Revolution.
    Amoah, Michael (2004)
    Implicit Religion 7:1: 59-75.

    Pentecostals' music, unlike medieval ideals of religious music, feature the body.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Music
  • "Being There." British Mormons and the History Trail.
    Mitchell, Hildi (2004)
    In Simon Coleman and John Eade (eds.) Reframing Pilgrimage. Cultures in Motion. London: Routledge, pp. 26-44.

    Theorizes that the body as a center of feeling is the subject of history. Illustrates this with interview data from British Mormons who visited Mormon sites in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Pilgrimage; Memory; Mormon, Great Britain
  • Why Bodies Matter: A Sociological Reflection on Spirituality and Materiality.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2003)
    Spiritus: A Journal of Christian Spirituality 3:1: 1-18.

    Associated Search Terms: Body
  • A islamização do corpo.
    Montenegro, Silvia (2002)
    Religião e sociedade 22:1: 143-163.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Islam
  • Inscripta en la piel y en el alma: cuerpo y identidad en professionales, pentecostales y jóvenes delincuentes.
    Miguez, Daniel (2002)
    Religiones y sociedad 22:1: 21-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal; Delinquency; Body; Professions
  • Self Spirituality and the Body: New Age Centers in The Netherlands since the 1960s.
    Otterloo, Anneke H. van (1999)
    Social Compass 46:2: 191-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; New age; Body
  • Religion as Embodiment: Cultural-psychological Concepts and Methods in the Study of Conversion among "Bevindelijken."
    Belzen, Jacob A. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:2: 236-253.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Netherlands; Body; Participant observation; Bevindelijken; Methodology
  • Reforming the Body: Religion, Community, and Modernity.
    Mellor, Philip A., and Chris Shilling (1997)
    Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

    From a Durkheimian perspective, varying forms of community are related to bodily experience of the sacred.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Community; Durkheim, Émile; Body
  • Religion and Healing the Mind/Body/Self.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1996)
    Social Compass 43:1: 101-116.

    Advocates a unitary view of body, self, and society in order to understand non-medical healing.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Healing
  • La Vitalisme, Un Spiritualisme Corporel.
    Maffesoli, Michel (1996)
    Social Compass 43:1: 7-17.

    Sees the Dionysian myth as an incarnate reality of the contemporary world.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Myth
  • The Sacred Self: A Cultural Phenomenology of Charismatic Healing.
    Csordas, Thomas J. (1994)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Phenomenology; Healing; Medical; Body; Pentecostal, Catholic
  • Religion and the Body. Sociological Themes and Prospects.
    Simpson, John H. (1993)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) A Future for Religion? New Paradigms for Social Analysis. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 149-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of the body; Post-modern
  • Religion and the Body: Rematrializing the Human Body in the Social Sciences of Religion.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:3: 283-296.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Materiality
  • The Body and Religion: Towards an Alliance of Medical Sociology and Sociology of Religion.
    Turner, Bryan S. (1980)
    Annual Review of the Social sciences of Religion 4: 247-286.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Medical
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