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  • Social Science and the Christian Scriptures: Sociological Introductions and New Translation (3 vols.)
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2017)
    Eugene, Oregon: Wimpf & Stock.

    Sociological theories, cued in by the New Testament texts, are given for each book of the New Testament, in their order of composition, so as to provide a series of "stills" in the early development of the Christian movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
  • The growth and dynamism of Chinese Christianity.
    Yang, Fenggang (2016)
    In Allen D. Hertzke and Timothy Samuel Shah (eds.) Christianity and Freedom, vol. II: Contemporary Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,

    Associated Search Terms: China; Christian, China
  • The influence of religion on interstate armed conflict: Governmen religious preference and firs use of force, 1946-2002.
    Brown, Davis (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 800-820.

    National governments that favored Christianity were less likely to have pro-war policies, & those favoring Islam had more.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian; Islam; Peace/war
  • Just faith? A national survey connecting faith and justice within the Christian Reformed Church.
    Janzen, Rich, Steve van de Hoef, Alethea Stobbe, Allyson Carr, Joshua Harris, Ronald A. Kuipers, and Hector Acero Ferrer (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 229-247.

    Based on survey data from Christian Reformed Church members in English-speaking congregations in Canada. Presents congregants' understandings of justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Christian Reformed Church; Canada
  • Israel's Religiously Divided Society.
    Pew Research Center (2016)
    Washington: Pew Research Center

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Israel; Christian, Israel; Druze; Islam, Israel; Israel; Jewish, Haredi; Jewish, Israel; Palestinian Israelis; Practice; Statistics; Zionism; Marriage
  • Pastors and Public Life: The Changing Face of American Protestant Clergy.
    Smidt, Corwin E. (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    1989, 2001, & 2009 data

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Change; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • A more perfect union? Christian nationalism and support for same-sex unions.
    Whitehead, Adnrew L., and Samuel L. Perry (2015)
    Sociological Perspectives 58:3: 422-440.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Identity; Homosexuality; Marriage
  • Chrisian nationalism and white racial boundaries: Examining whites' opposition to interracial marriage.
    Perry, Samuel L., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2015)
    Ethnic and Racial Sudies 38:10: 1671-1689.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Christian Identity; Prejudice, racial; Marriage
  • Intergenerational religious mobility in contemporary China.
    Hu, Anning, and Reid J. Leamaster (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 79-99.

    Analyzes 2010 China General Social Survey data. Intergenerational religious mobility shows a growth of Islam, Christianity, & nones relative to traditional Chinese religions for father-child mobility, & advantage of nones for mother-child mobility.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Christian, China; Conversion; Generations; Islam, China; Atheist, China
  • Religion and negative attitudes toward homosexuals: An analysis of urban young people and their attitudes towads homosexuality.
    Roggemans, Lilith, Bram Spruyt, Filip Van Droogenbroeck, and Gil Keppens (2015)
    Young 23:3: 254-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Belgium; Youth; Belgium, Flanders; Islam, Belgium; Homosexuality
  • Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2015)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    The greater autonomy & theological anti-worldliness of the Christian Reformed Church predisposed it to the trajectory of white flight in Chicago more than was the case with the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Reformed Church in America; Polity; Christian Reformed Church; Theology
  • The use of the term "magic" as a soco-religious category in the study of the Greco-Roman world and early Christanity.
    Aune, David E. (2014)
    In Stephen K. Black (ed.) To Set at Liberty. Essays on Early Chrisianity and its Social World in Honor of John H. Elliott. Sheffield, U.K.: Sheffield Phoenix Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Early Christian
  • Linked biographies in changing times. Syriac Christians in Vienna.
    Armbruster, Heidi (2014)
    Ethnologie Française 44:3: 469-478.

    Associated Search Terms: Syriac Christian; Generations; Migrant; Austria, Vienna; Turkish Austrians
  • Christian Values in Communist China.
    Wielander, Gerda (2013)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; Christian, China; China
  • When Diversity Drops: Race, Religion, and Affirmative Action in Higher Education.
    Park, Julie J. (2013)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Participant observation study of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship at a university in California after a 1996 referendum ended affirmative action admissions, thereby lessening the presence of minorities in the Fellowship even as it sought to increase diversity.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Race; Participant observation; Diversity; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship
  • Between evangelism and multiculturalism: The dynamics of Protestant Christianity in Indonesia.
    Hoon, Chang-Yau (2013)
    Social Compass 60:4: 457-470.

    Overview of religion in Indonesia, with a focus on liberal vs. Evangelical Protestantism. Shows the limited acceptance of diversity by the Muslim majority & by the Evangelicals.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Indonesia; Pentecostal, Indonesia; Tolerance; Indonesia; Christian, Indonesia; Diversity; Pluralism; Protestant, Indonesia
  • Moral freighting and civic engagement: A UK perspective on Putnam and Campbell's theory of religious-based social action.
    Baker, Christopher (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 343-369.

    Based on focus group data from Manchester, U.K. Across religious traditions, themes of friendship, persistence, worship, & formation appear in connection with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Belonging, sense of; Christian, Great Britain; Comparative; Great Britain, Manchester; Islam, Great Britain; Moral; Social capital; Volunteering; Buddhist, Great Britain; Focus group
  • Zwischen Afrika und Europa: Aspekte des Christentums in Afrika nach den Unabhängigkeiten.
    Langewiesche, Katrin (2012)
    In T. Bierschenk and E. Spies (eds.) 50 Jahre Unabhängigkeit in Afrika: Kontinuitäten, Brüche, Perspektiven. Köln: Köppe Verlag, pp. 101-122.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Christian, Africa; Africa
  • Striking a balance: Christianity and the challenges of long term human security in Zimbabwe.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2012)
    In James K. Wellman, Jr., and Clark B. Lombarti (eds.) Religion and Human Security: A Global perspective. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 172-188.

    Associated Search Terms: Security; Zimbabwe; Christian, Zimbabwe
  • Religion and sexual behaviors: Understanding the influence of Islamic cultures and religious affiliation for explaining sex outside marriage.
    Adamczyk, Amy, and Brittany E. Hayes (2012)
    American Sociologial Review 77:5: 723-746.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu; Sexual deviance; Sexual activity; Islam; Christian; Jewish
  • Blacks and Whites in Christian America. How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions.
    Emerson, Michael O., and Jason E. Shelton (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Discrimination; African Americans; Belief; Christian, U.S.A.
  • Views on human rights among Christians, Muslim and non-religious youth in Norway and Sweden.
    Botvar, Pal Ketil, and Anders Sjöborg (2012)
    Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 25:1: 67-81.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Norway; Norway; Sweden; Youth; Human rights; Atheist, Norway; Christian, Norway
  • Religion and AIDS in Africa.
    Trinitapoli, Jenny, and Alexander Weinreb. (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interview & other kinds of data from Malawi, seacondary analysis of data from other sub-Saharan nations. While "new mission Protestant" churches have a lower incidence of AIDS, the best predictor is religiosity, not affiliation; individual & especially village religiosity inversely predicts HIV+ for women, but is positively associated for men.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Africa; Healing; Sexual activity; Stigma; Sex; Religiosity; Network; Malawi; Health; Contextual effects; Christian, Africa; Africa; AIDS
  • Initiation Rites in the Contemporary Catholic Church: What Difference Do They Make?
    Yamane, David (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 401-420.

    Analyzes 2001-02 before & after survey data on 167 individuals in R.C.I.A. programs at 32 parishes in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic diocese. The program can enhance ecclesiastical involvement & spiritual practices.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, South Bend; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Spirituality; Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Practice; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Églises africaines en France: pentecôtisme congolais et entreprises prophétiques.
    Mottier, Damien (2011)
    Thèse de sociologie (EHESS).

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, France; France; African Christian, France; Prophecy
  • Explanations for religious influence on adolescent sexual behavior in Brazil.
    Verona, Anal Paula (2011)
    Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Populacão 28:187-201.

    Review of the lierature on adolescent sexual behavior in Brazil in the light of Christian Smith's proposed pathways of influence on adolescent sexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Sexual activity; Smith, Christian; Adolescents
  • Constructing China's Jerusalem: Christians, Power, and Place in Contemporary Wenzhou.
    Cao, Nanlai (2011)
    Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, China; China, Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou
  • India: The Politics of (Re)Conversion to Hinduism of Christian Aboriginals.
    Jaffrelot, Christophe (2011)
    In Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Volume 2: Religion and Politics. Leiden: Brill, pp. 197-215.

    Historical overview of the post-independence political reaction against "non-Indian" religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, India; Conversion; Historical; Nationalism; Politics, India; India
  • The Religious Awakening in China.
    Stark, Rodney, and Eric Y. Liu (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:3: 282-289.

    2001 & '07 surveys show some increase in Christian & Buddhist adherence in China, especially among non-Communists who have some level of prosperity.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Christian, China; China; Buddhist, China; Politics, China
  • Movement to Movement Transmission and the Role of Place: The Relationship between Catholic Action and Call to Action.
    Pogorelc, Anthony J. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 415-434.

    Place, in this case Chicago, is important in movement-to-movement development.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Historical; Christian Family Movement; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic Action; Call to Action; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • When Religion Meets New Media.
    Campbell, Heidi A. (2010)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian; Internet; Islam; Jewish, Orthodox
  • Introduction: Africa, the new African Diaspora, and Religious Transnationalism in a Global World.
    Spickard, James V., and Afe Adogame (2010)
    In Afe Adogame and James V. Spickard (eds.) Religion Crossing Boundaries. Transnational Religious and Social Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora. Leiden: Brill, pp. 1-28.

    Introduction to a collection of articles; develops a typology of transnational religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Africa; Transnational; Africa; African diaspora; Diaspora
  • The Boundary-Crossing Influence of African Initiated Churches (AICS) on Youth in Emuhaya District, Western Kenya.
    Kilonzo, Susan M. (2010)
    In Afe Adogame and James V. Spickard (eds.) Religion Crossing Boundaries. Transnational Religious and Social Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora. Leiden: Brill, pp. 165-184.

    Associated Search Terms: African Divine Church; Redeemed Gospel Church; African Christian; African Israel Nineve Church; Kenya, Western Province, Emuhaya District
  • Persecution and schismogenesis: How a penitential crisis over mass apostasy facilitated the triumph of Catholic Christianity in the Roman Empire.
    Bryant, Joseph M. (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 147-168.

    Focus on the lapsi crisis.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Historical; Schism
  • Believing in the Black Messiah. The Legio Maria Church in an African Christian Landscape.
    Kustenbauder, Matthew (2009)
    Nova Religio 13:1: 11-40.

    Associated Search Terms: Legio Maria, Kenya; Kenya; African Christian
  • Formation des identités palestiniennes chrétiennes.
    Andezian, Sossie (2009)
    Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions 149:1: 189-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Israel; Palestinian Israelis; Christian, Israel
  • An Anchor and a Sail: Christian Meditation as the Mechanism for a Pluralist Religious Identity.
    Mermis-Cava, Jonathan (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:4: 432-453.

    Qualitative study of Christian meditators; the interdenominational practice strengthened denominational attachment even as it involved crossing boundaries.

    Associated Search Terms: World Community for Christian Meditation; Meditation; Identity
  • South Africa's Newest 'Jews.' The Moemedi Pentecostal Church and the Construction of Jewish Identity.
    Andersen, Nicole, and Scott London (2009)
    Nova Religio 13:1: 92-105.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew Christian; African Christian; South Africa, Johannesburg; Moemedi Pentecostal Church; Pentecostal, South Africa
  • More than Just Money. The Faith Gospel and Occult Economies in Contemporary Tanzania.
    Lindhardt, Martin (2009)
    Nova Religio 13:1: 41-67.

    Based on 2003-07 field work.

    Associated Search Terms: New Life in Christ (African Christian church); Prosperity Gospel, Tanzania; Tanzania, Iringa; African Christian
  • History, Community Milieu, and Christian-Muslim Differentials in Contraceptive Use in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Agadjanian, Victor, Scott T. Yabiku, and Lubayna Fawcett (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:462-479.

    1990-2004 surveys; Christians were more likely to use contraception in Nigeria unless the local Muslim population was large. In Tanzania only proportion of Muslims in the locality predicted contraceptive use.

    Associated Search Terms: Nigeria; Christian, Tanzania; Islam, Nigeria; Tanzania; Christian, Nigeria; Birth control; Islam, Tanzania
  • Becoming a Faithfilled Jew. An Ethnographic Study of a British Messianic Jewish Congregation.
    Dein, Simon (2009)
    Nova Religio 12:3: 77-101.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; Hebrew Christian; Great Britain, London; Conversion
  • Christian salvation and Luo tradition: Arguments of faith in a time of death in western Kenya.
    Prince, Ruth (2009)
    In Felicitas Becker and P. Wenzel Geissler (eds.) AIDS and Religious Practice in Africa. Leiden: Brill, pp. 49-84.

    Associated Search Terms: Kenya; Luo (a people in Kenya); Christian, Africa; AIDS; Death
  • Religious Affiliation in Contemporary Japan: Untangling the Enigma.
    Roemer, Michael K. (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 298-320.

    Based on a representative sample survey; deprivation is related to affiliation with new religions, socialization with Buddhism, the new religions, & Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Japan; Membership; Buddhist, Japan; Christian, Japan; Socialization; New religions
  • Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2009)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Counters the thesis that American Christianity has little international influence or is isolated from the wider world. Reports 2005 U.S. survey data from church attenders on congregational involvement in sending & supporting missions, & interview data from officials responsible for overseas missions & aid.

    Associated Search Terms: Non-profit organizations; Globalization; Missions; Christian, U.S.A.
  • Migration et Plurilinguisme: Parler en Langues dans les Églises Africaines en Europe.
    Fancello, Sandra (2009)
    Social Compass 56:3: 387-404.

    Based on interview data among migrants from Ghana & other nations, mostly to France & Belgium. Explores the use of Twe & other African languages, French & English, & Pentecostal "tongues."

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Pentecostal, Europe; Assimilation; Church of Pentecost; African Christian, Europe; Language; Europe; Glossolalia
  • Congregational responses to growing urban diversity in a white ethnic denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Mark T. Mulder (2009)
    Social Problems 56:2: 335-356.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids; Urban; Succession (urban ecology); Ethnic; Ecology; Christian Reformed Church; Diversity
  • Public Worship and Public Engagement: Pastoral Cues within the Context of Worship Services.
    Smidt, Corwin E., and Brian Schaap (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:4: 441-462.

    Based on a survey of clergy of the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Homily; Christian Reformed Church; Politics, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America
  • Spirits and Letters: Reading, Writing, and Charisma in African Christianity.
    Kirsch, Thomas (2008)
    New York: Berghahn.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; African Christian
  • 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
  • Estimating the Religious Composition of All Nations: An Empirical Assessment of the World Christian Database.
    Hsu, Becky, Amy Reynolds, Conrad Hackett, and James Gibbon (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 678-693.

    Finds membership estimates of the World Christian Database consistent with other sources.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; World Christian Database
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