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  • The structure of Jesus's social network: Subgroups, blockmodeling, and balance.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2018)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 14, article 1.

    Focuses on the Jesus movement in Palestine.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Conflict; Network; Stigma
  • 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
  • Identity, inequality, and legitimacy: Religious differences in primary school completion in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Manglos-Weber, Nicolette D. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 302-322.

    In 17 Sub-Saharan African nations, Christians have an educational advantage.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Africa; Africanist; Christian, Africa; Education; Islam, Africa
  • 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: Christian, China; China
  • The influence of religion on interstate armed conflict: Government religious preference and first 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: Peace/war; Christian; Islam
  • 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: Canada; Justice; Christian Reformed Church
  • Religious pluralism, cultural continuity and the expansion of early Christianity: Stark revisited.
    Wortham, Robert A. (2016)
    Social Science Journal 53:4 (online)

    Quantitative analysis of the spread of early Christianity in the Roman Empire.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Early Christian; Urban; Pluralism
  • Israel's Religiously Divided Society.
    Pew Research Center (2016)
    Washington: Pew Research Center

    Associated Search Terms: Zionism; Statistics; Islam, Israel; Jewish, Haredi; Jewish, Israel; Marriage; Palestinian Israelis; Politics, Israel; Israel; Practice; Druze; Christian, Israel
  • 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: Clergy; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Change; Christian Reformed Church
  • A Star in the East: The Rise of Christianity in China.
    Stark, Rodney, and Xiuhua Wang (2015)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Templeton Press.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Christian, China
  • A more perfect union? Christian nationalism and support for same-sex unions.
    Whitehead, Andrew L., and Samuel L. Perry (2015)
    Sociological Perspectives 58:3: 422-440.

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

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Belgium; Homosexuality; Belgium, Flanders; Islam, Belgium; Youth
  • 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: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Christian Reformed Church; Race; Reformed Church in America; Polity; 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: Early Christian; Magic
  • Christian conversion and cultural incongruity in Asia.
    Stark, Rodney, and Xiuhua Wang (2014)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 10: 2-15.

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

    Associated Search Terms: Austria, Vienna; Syriac Christian; Generations; Turkish Austrians; Migrant
  • Warriors and terrorists: Antagonism as strategy in Christian hardcore and Muslim "Taqwacore" punk rock.
    McDowell, Amy D. (2014)
    Qualitative Sociology 37:3: 255-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Popular culture; Marginality; Christian, U.S.A.; Music
  • The African Christian Diaspora: New Currents and Emerging Trends in World Christianity.
    Adogame, Afe (2013)
    London: Bloomsbury.

    Associated Search Terms: Diaspora; Migrant; African Christian
  • Christian Values in Communist China.
    Wielander, Gerda (2013)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; China; Christian, China
  • Medicine and spiritual healing within a region of Canada: Preliminary findings concerning Christian Scientsts' healthcare practices.
    Manca, Terra (2013)
    Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2: 121-142.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Canada; Christian Science, Canada; Health
  • 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; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Diversity
  • 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: Protestant, Indonesia; Tolerance; Evangelical, Indonesia; Indonesia; Diversity; Christian, Indonesia; Pluralism; Pentecostal, 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: Christian, Great Britain; Focus group; Volunteering; Social capital; Buddhist, Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain; Great Britain, Manchester; Belonging, sense of; Civic engagement; Moral; Comparative
  • 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: Africa; Change; Christian, 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: Zimbabwe; Christian, Zimbabwe; Security
  • 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: Christian; Sexual deviance; Sexual activity; Jewish; Hindu; Islam
  • 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: Belief; Christian, U.S.A.; Discrimination; Racial attitudes; African Americans
  • 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: Human rights; Atheist, Norway; Youth; Sweden; Norway; Islam, 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: Healing; Malawi; Africa; Stigma; Religiosity; Network; Sex; Islam, Africa; Sexual activity; AIDS; Christian, Africa; Contextual effects; Health
  • 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: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, South Bend; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Spirituality; Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Practice
  • Églises africaines en France: pentecôtisme congolais et entreprises prophétiques.
    Mottier, Damien (2011)
    Thèse de sociologie (EHESS).

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

    Associated Search Terms: China, Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou; Christian, China
  • 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: Nationalism; India; Christian, India; Conversion; Historical; Politics, 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: Christian, China; China; Politics, China; Stratification; Buddhist, 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: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Social movement; Historical; Christian Family Movement; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic Action; Call to Action
  • 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: Africa; African diaspora; Christian, Africa; Transnational; Diaspora
  • Social engagement in an Evangelical campus ministry: The case of Urbana 2006.
    Schmalzbauer, John A. (2010)
    Journal of College and Character 11: 1-10.

    Reports fieldwork from a large Intervarsity Christian Fellowship conference.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Participant observation; Campus ministry
  • 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 Christian; Redeemed Gospel Church; Kenya, Western Province, Emuhaya District; African Israel Nineve Church; African Divine Church
  • In God's Image: The Metaculture of Fijian Christianity.
    Tomlinson, Matt (2009)
    Berkeley: University of California Press

    Associated Search Terms: Christian, Fiji; Fiji
  • 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: Historical; Early Christian; Schism
  • Christianity, Politics, and Public Life in Kenya.
    Gifford, Paul (2009)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

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

    Associated Search Terms: Palestinian Israelis; Christian, Israel; Israel; Identity
  • 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: Identity; World Community for Christian Meditation; Meditation
  • 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: Pentecostal, South Africa; South Africa, Johannesburg; Hebrew Christian; African Christian; Moemedi Pentecostal Church
  • 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: Tanzania, Iringa; New Life in Christ (African Christian church); Prosperity Gospel, Tanzania; African Christian
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