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  • Les ambivalences du succès monastique. Étude de cas.
    Palmisano, Stefania (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 275-287.

    Based on 2011-14 field work in a monastery in Bose, Piedmont, Italy. Describes changes that accompanied economic success & social acceptance. The success is based on the charisma of the founder, which raises questions about the future.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Monasticism; Charisma; Italy, Piedmont
  • Religious roots of new left radicalism.
    Gahr, Joshua Z., and Michael P. Young (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 183-204.

    Movement mobilization for progressive causes arising from religious organizations often depends on a religious will to sacrifice church resources. Describes the case of the Christian Faith-and-Life Community at the University of Texas, Austin, which closed after its board found the residents too radical.

    Associated Search Terms: Activists; Case study; Social movement; Students, undergraduate
  • Religious conflict and the chain of command in the American and French militaries.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen, and Christophe Bertossi (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 248-254.

    Case studies of the establishment of a Muslim chaplaincy in the French military & the Cadet Freethinkers group at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; State; Military; United States; Comparative; Case study; France; Laïcité
  • Online Sufism: Methodological thoughts on researching esoteric Islam in an online context.
    Cheruvallil-Contractor, Sariya (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 59-69.

    Followed online discussions of young devotees of Sufi Islam; focused on 3 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Methods; Islam, Sufi; Ethics; Internet
  • "I was a Muslim, but now I am a Christian": Preaching, legitimation, and identity management in a southern Evangelical church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 250-270.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation in a Charlotte Evangelical church. Case study of a convert immigrant pastor who contends with his minority status through his homilies.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Discourse; United States, North Carolina, Charlotte; Race; Participant observation; Homily; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Legitimation; Case study
  • 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
  • Conflict & community: Twin tensions in becoming a multiethnic congregation.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Brandon Vaidyanathan (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 507-529.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data from a northern Indiana formerly Polish parish into which a Mexican parish was merged. The merger did not work; 2 conflicting communities were juxtaposed.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Ethnic; Polish Americans; Merger; Latino Americans; Parish; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Conflict; Participant observation
  • The Spirit Moves West. Korean Missionaries in America.
    Kim, Rebecca Y. (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Case study of a non-denominational Evangelical Korean mission society in the U.S.A. Responding to Korea's relationship to its "big brother," U.S.A., the missionaries sought to "make history" by saving the U.S. from secularization. After the founder's death, the missionary society began to Americanize.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, Korea (South); University Bible Fellowship; Authoritarianism; Case study; Conservative, U.S.A.; Generations; Sect; Evangelical, Korea (South); Race; Missionary; Korea (South); Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Patriarchy; Typology; Korean Americans
  • "Conversion" to Islam and the cosntruction of the pious self.
    Nieuwkerk, Karin van (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 667-680.

    Muslims consider Islam the natural religion & thus speak of reversion rather than conversion. The author structures the discussion around the case of a Dutch woman.

    Associated Search Terms: Testimonial; Islam; Conversion; Case study
  • Pedrino, religiosity and prostitution: The managements of an ambivalent young man.
    Bardi, Giovanna, and Anna Paula Serrata Malfitano (2014)
    Saúde e Sociedade 23:1: 24-34.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Prostitute; Delinquency; Case study
  • Shepherds and sheep: Parish reconfiguration, authority, and activism in a Catholic diocese.
    Loveland, Matthew T., and Margaret Ksander (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 443-465.

    Based on interviews & a web-based survey focusing on 2009 contention over merging parishes in the Syracuse, New York, diocese, followed by a case study of a parish. The latter was marked by lay activism as a result of the conflict involved in the previous closing & merging of parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Parish; Lay movements; Laity; Conflict; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; United States, New York, Syracuse
  • Negotiating religious differences: The strategies of interfaith chaplains in healthcare.
    Cadge, Wendy, and Emily Sigalow (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 146-158.

    Case study of a large U.S.A. hospital, using interviews & participant observation.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Participant observation; Hospital chaplain; Case study; Pluralism
  • Between critical and uncritical understandings: A case study analyzing the claims of Islamophobia made in the context of the proposed "super-mosque" in Dudley, England.
    Allen, Chris (2013)
    Societies 3:2: 186-203.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Great Britain, Dudley; Islam, Great Britain; Prejudice, anti-Islamic
  • Queering conversion: Exploring new theoretical pathways to understand religious conversion in a Western context.
    Peumans, Wim, and Christiane Stallaert (2012)
    In Peter Nynäs and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (eds.) Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 109-124.

    Case study of a gay male Belgian Marxist who converted to Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Islam, Belgium; Conversion; Belgium; Homosexuality
  • Femmes précaires et religion en Allemagne de l'Est.
    Sammet, Kornelia, and Marliese Weissmann (2012)
    Social Compass 59:1: 102-119.

    Uses 3 case studies of poor, religiously unaffiliated East German women to illustrate a world view that is secular but open to religion as a way of dealing with contingency.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany, East; Women; World view; Case study
  • Mysticism, charisma and religious leadership.
    Feldman, Anat (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. 85-97.

    Based on participant observation in the community of the charismatic mystical Jewish leader Yaakov Ifargan.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Participant observation; Leadership; Israel; Case study; Jewish, Israel
  • Contemporary Anglo-Jewish communty leadership: Coping with multiculturalism.
    Gidley, Ben, and Keith Kahn-Harris (2012)
    British Journal of Sociology 63:1: 168-187.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Great Britain; Jewish, Great Britain; Pluralism; Precarity
  • Evangelical church policy and the nuances of white flight: A case study from the Roseland and Englewood neighboroods in Chicago.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2012)
    Journal of Urban History 38:1: 16-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Polity; Case study; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • How Religious Content Matters in Conversion Narratives to Various Religious Groups.
    Jindra, Ines W. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:3: 275-302.

    Based on 3 autobiographical narrative interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Narrative; Case study
  • Religious congregations' involvement in HIV: A case study approach.
    Derose, Kathry Pitkin, Peter J. Mendel, Kartika Palar, David E. Kanouse, Ricky N. Blumenthal, Laura Werber Castaneda, Dennis E. Corbin, Blanca X. Dominguez, Jennier Hawes-Dawson, Michael A. Mata, and Clyde W. Oden (2011)
    AIDS and Behavior 15:6: 1220-1232.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Case study
  • "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
  • Les fruits de la foi et l'universalité de l'islam: une étude de cas sur l'activisme musulmane en France.
    Frank, Peter (2010)
    Sociologie et Sociétés 42:1: 95-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Islam, France; France; Activism
  • West Midlands case study.
    Allen, Chris (2010)
    In J. Githens-Mazer and R. Lambert (eds.) Islamophobia and Anti-Muslim Hate Crime: UK Case Studies 2010. Exeter, UK: University of Exeter, pp. 147-181.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain; Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Case study
  • Religionen im Prozess von Migration: Eine Fallstudie; Muslimische Migration nach Deutschland und Frankreich im 20. Jahrhundert.
    Reuter, Astrid (2009)
    In Hans G. Kippenberg, Jörg Rüpke, and Kocku von Stuckrad (eds.) Europäische Religionsgeschichte. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, pp. 371-410.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, France; Islam, Germany; Germany; France; Migration; Case study; Migrant
  • Expectation, Affection and Responsibility. The Charismatic Journey of a New Buddhist Group in Taiwan.
    Ji, Zhe (2008)
    Nova Religio 12:2: 48-68.

    Focuses on construction of the charisma of Li Yuansong, leader of the Modern Chan Society.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Modern Chan Society; Taiwan; Buddhist, Taiwan; Case study; Charisma
  • Implicit Religion from Below.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (2007)
    Implicit religion 10:3: 281-289.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Implicit religion
  • T.D. Jakes: America's New Preacher.
    Lee, Shayne (2007)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Charisma; Case study; African Americans
  • The importance of religious orientation and purpose in life for dyng well: Evidence from three case studies.
    Ardelt, Monika, and Cynthia S. Koenig (2007)
    Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging 19:4:61-79.

    In-depth interviews, following up earlier quantitative studies: the one intrinsically religious interviewee found solace in religion, purpose, & accepted death.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Death; Death anxiety; Gerontology; Intrinsic/extrinsic
  • La Crise de la Laïcité Face au Processus de Mondialisation.
    Baubérot, Jean (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul.

    Laïcité is a global phenomenon, having seeral dimensions. Explores the case of France.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Socialization; State; France; Civil religion; Case study; Laïcité; Globalization; Identity
  • The emergence of religion in a post-Communist society. The case of the city of Visaginas in Lithuania.
    Ališauskiene, Milda (2006)
    In Irena Borowick (ed.) Religions, Churches and Religiosity in Post-Communist Europe. Krakow: Nomos, pp. 325-334.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Lithuania, Visaginas
  • Religious Elements of Church-based Social Service Programs: Types, Variables and Integrative Strategies.
    Unruh, Heidi Rolland (2004)
    Review of Religious Research 45:4: 317-335.

    On the basis of 15 case studies, develops a typology of ways of integrating religion with social service activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Social services
  • Missing, Now Found in the Eighteenth Century: Weber's Protestant Ethic.
    Jacob, Margaret C., and Matthew Kadane (2003)
    American Historical Review 108: 20-49.

    Based on the spiritual diaries of a Leeds clothier, Joseph Ryder.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Protestant Ethic
  • Protestantism and Capitalism: The Mechanisms of Influence.
    Cohen, Jere (2003)
    New York: Aldine de Gruyter.

    Calvinism affected behavior that helped create capitalism, but there was no "spirit" of capitalism. Uses 2 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Case study; Protestant Ethic
  • The Catholic Charismatic Renewal movement in Brazil: The case of Father Marcelo Rossi.
    Rodrigues, Donizete (2003)
    In Anders Ruuth (ed.) Rite and Power. Uppsala, Sweden: Faculty of Theology, Swedish Institute of Mission Research, pp. 99-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Brazil; Pentecostal, Catholic, Brazil; Brazil; Case study
  • Muslimin werden: Frauen in Deutschland konvertieren zum Islam.
    Hofmann, Gabrielle (1997)
    Frankfurt am Main: Institut für Kulturanthropologie und Europäische Ethnologie.

    Based on case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Women; Islam, Germany; Case study
  • Structural Obstacles to Grassroots Pastoral Practice: The Case of a Base Community in Urban Brazil.
    Vásquez, Manuel A. (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:1: 53-68.

    Examines contextual obstacles to success faced by base communities; uses a case study; based on 1991-95 field work.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro; Participant observation; Catholic, Brazil; Case study; Base communities
  • The politics of spirituality: A study of a renewal process in an English diocese.
    Hornsby-Smith, Michael P., John Fulton, and Margaret I. Norris (1995)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Evaluation of the RENEW revitalization program in an English diocese in the late 1980s, in part taking one parish as a case study. RENEW was adapted by co-optation--involving the parish & laity in he burdens & responsibility for power, but not power itself. Justice was domesticated by establishing a few charities.

    Associated Search Terms: Evaluation research; Spirituality; Social movement; Participant observation; Modernity; Grounded theory; Content analysis; Case study; Great Britain; Diocese; Catholic, Great Britain; Justice
  • Mobilizing to Grow: The Persistence and Transformation of the Evangelical Formosan Church of Los Angeles.
    Chao, Hsing-Kuang (1995)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Purdue University (DAI 58:10 A, p. 4080]

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Evangelical Formosan Church of Los Angeles; United States, California, Los Angeles; Taiwanese Americans; Case study; Resource mobilization
  • Carlos Annacondia: un estudio de case en neopentecostalismo.
    Wynarczyk, Hilario (1993)
    In Alejandro Frigerio (ed.) Nuevos movimientos religiosos y ciencias sociales, Volumen II. Buenos Aires: Centro Editor de América Latina, pp. 80-97.

    Describes the world view & career of a neo-pentecostal minister; based on participant observation, review of publications & cassettes, & interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, neo, Argentina; Argentina, Buenos Aires; Case study
  • Religious Violence and Abortion: The Gideon Project.
    Blanchard, Dallas A., and Terry J. Prewitt (1993)
    Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

    Explores the nature of religiously motivated political action through a case study of members of an American anti-abortion group who were convicted of bombing 3 clinics in Pensacola, Florida, in 1984.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Violence; Politics, U.S.A.; Conflict; Abortion; United States, Florida, Pensacola
  • An African Case Study of Political Islam: Nigeria.
    Hunwick, John (1992)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 524: 143-155.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Nigeria; Nigeria; Islam, Nigeria; Case study
  • Female suffering, local power relations, and religious tourism: A case study from Yugoslavia.
    Bax, Mart (1992)
    Medical Anthropology Quarterly 6:2: 114-127.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Case study; Medjugorje; Medical; Gender; Devil; Women
  • Pluralism, performance and meaning in Taiwanese healing: A case study.
    Harrell, C. Stevan (1991)
    Culure, Medicine and Psychiatry 15: 45-68.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Taiwan; Case study; Pluralism
  • Correlations Versus Case Studies: The Case of the Zulu in Swanson's The Birth of the Gods.
    Lang, Graeme (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28;3: 273-282.

    Associated Search Terms: Swanson, Guy E.; Correlation; Methodology; Case study; Zulu; Africa; Monotheism
  • Six Perspectives on New Religions: A Case Study Approach.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (1981)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen.

    Summarizes criminological, philosophical, anthropological, social psychological, sociological, & historical case studies of new religions.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Case study
  • Le recrutement dans les congrégations religieuses canadiennes. Etude d'un cas: les Clercs de St-Viateur.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (1980)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 9:4: 415-425.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Clercs de Saint-Viateur; Orders/congregations; Catholic, Canada; Vocation; Case study
  • Circle of Harmony; A Case Study in Popular Japanese Buddhism, with Implications for Christian Mission (with a chapter by Susumu Akahoshi).
    Dale, Kenenth J. (1975)
    South Pasadena, California: William Carey Library.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, Japan; Case study; Popular religion; Japan
  • Gideon's Gang: A Case Study of the Church in Social Action.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K., and Charles F. Longino, Jr. (1974)
    Philadelphia: Pilgrim Press.

    A case study from Dayton, Ohio, of an experimental congregation organized for confrontational social action.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Case study; United States, Ohio, Dayton; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • An Analysis of Community Adjustment: A Case Study of Jansen, Nebraska.
    Miller, D. Paul (1955)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Nebraska.

    In Ch. 7, the author recounts the histories of the churches in the village.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Community study; United States, Nebraska, Jansen; Historical; Adjustment; Adaptation
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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