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  • Reviving the civil religious tradition.
    Gorski, Philip S. (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. 271-288.

    Favors civil religion over religious nationalism & radical secularism.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Nationalism; Secularism
  • American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present.
    Gorski, Philip (2017)
    Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Historical; United States
  • Confucianism as civil religion.
    Yang, Fenggang (2016)
    In Philip J. Ivanhoe and Sungmoon Kim (eds.) Confucianism, A Habit of the Heart: Bellah, Cvil Religion, and East Asia. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 25-46.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Confucian
  • Civil religious contention in Cairo, Illinois: priestly and prophetic ideologeis in a "northern" civil rights struggle.
    Reed, Jean-Pierre, Rhys H. Williams, and Kathryn B. Ward (2016)
    Theory and Society 45:1: 25-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Prophetic-priestly; Civil religion; Civil rights movement; United States, Illinois, Cairo
  • "I went through it so you don't have to": Faith-based community organizing for the formerly incarcerated.
    Flores, Edward Orozco, and Jennifer Elena Cossyleon (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 662-676.

    Based on 2012-14 participant observation with 2 community organization project among released prisoners in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Community organization; Penology
  • What "cultural religion" says about secularization and national identity: A neglected religio-political configuration.
    Laniel, Jean-François (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 372-388.

    Between secularity and religious institutions having authority over society, there is cultural religion, which is prevalent in the West. Focuses on the example of France & other nations.

    Associated Search Terms: LeBras, Gabriel; Boulard, Fernand; Bellah, Robert N.; Demerath, Nicholas Jay III; Turcotte, Paul André; Davie, Grace; Civil religion; Vicarious religion; Catholic, France; France; Political religion; Identity; Cultural religion
  • Civil religion and national politics in a neoliberal era.
    Williams, Rhys H., and Todd Nicholas Fuist (2014)
    Sociology Compass 8:7: 929-938.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Civil religion
  • The roles of religion in national legitimation: Judaism and Zionism's elusive quest for legitimacy.
    Abulof, Uriel (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 515-533.

    Notes an increased use of religion over time to legitimate Zionism.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Nationalism; Legitimation; Jewish, Israel; Israel; Zionism
  • Democracy, civil society, and Islam
    Esmer, Yilmaz (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 267-284.

    Reviews various indexes of democracy & empirical data on democracy; Islam's presence is inversely related to democracy, probably because it is incompatible with secular civil society.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Democracy; Civil society
  • Religion and cvil society in Ukraine and Russia.
    Balakireva, Olga, and Iuliia Sereda (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 219-250.

    1999& 2008 European Values Study descriptive statistics on religion & religious organizations in Russia& Ukraine. Analyzes the data with religiosity as the dependent variable.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil society; Religiosity; Russia; Ukraine
  • Religion and civil society in italy and in other Latin countries.
    Garelli, Franco (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 125-145.

    Catholicism in Italy has a public presence on selected issues, finding agreement even among inactive adherents. makes comparisons with other Latin southern European nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil society; Catholic, Italy; Italy; Public religion
  • Religion, state and civil society in Europe: Triangular entanglements.
    Madeley, John T.S. (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Sprnger, pp. 69-86.

    Based on a survey of organizations in 8 medium sized European cities. Churches in Europe have neglected supplying church-related organizations for people to join.

    Associated Search Terms: Levels of inclusiveness; Europe; Ecology; Urban; Civil society; Secularization; Organization
  • Civil religion and the cultural politics of national identity in Obama's America.
    Williams, Rhys H. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:239-257.

    The opposition to presidential candidate & president Barak Obama included nativist themes--that he wasn't really American, that he was a Muslim. These reflect an aspect of civil religion that Obama disrupted.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Civil religion
  • Religion and Civil Society: Theoretical Reflections.
    Herbert, David (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 13-45.

    Reviews rational choice, secularization, and public (civil society) religion theories. Opts for a "functionalization" approach, where religions help overcome shortcomings in the functioning of other institutions or even resist the other institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Mediatization; Civil society; Islam; Public religion; Rational choice theory; Secularization; Functionalization
  • The trap of intellectual success: Robert N. Bellah, the American civil religion debate, and the sociology of knowledge.
    Bortolini, Matteo (2012)
    Theory and Society 41:2: 187-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of knowledge; Civil religion; Bellah, Robert N.
  • Secularisation and Nationalism: A Critical Review.
    Santiago, José (2012)
    Social Compass 59:1: 3-20.

    Review of the literature on nationalism as a surrogate for religion. Finds the theories confound function & cause; nations do not need ucltural integration. Nationalism does not lead to ndividual immortality but social immortlaity & hence is unlike religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (social); Civil religion; Durkheim, Émile; Integration (national); Nationalism; Political religion; Surrogate for religion; Functionalism; Secularization
  • Reiterando o pacto: história, teologias politicas cristãs e a religião civil Americana emu ma era de multiculturalismo e império.
    Reinhardt, Bruno (2011)
    Religião e sociedade 31:2: 29-54.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion
  • A Shining City on another Hill: Danish Civil Religion as State Mythology.
    Reeh, Niels (2011)
    Socia Compass 58:2: 235-246.

    Studies Danish flag days.

    Associated Search Terms: Denmark; Civil religion
  • Ethnic nominalism and civic religiosity: Christianity and national identity.
    Storm, Ingrid (2011)
    Sociological Review 59: 827-846.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity, national; Civil religion
  • Säkularisierung, religiöses Sozialkapital und Politik: Religiöses Sozialkapital als Faktor der Zivilgesellschaft und als kommunale Basis subjektiver Religiosität?
    Pickel, Gert, and Anja Gladkich (2011)
    In Antonius Liedhegener and Ines-Jacqueline Werkner (eds.) Religion zwischen Zivilgesellschaft und politischen System. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag fur Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 81-109.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Religiosity; Social capital; Civil society; Secularization
  • Barak Obama and civil religion.
    Gorski, Philip S. (2011)
    Political Power and Social Theory 22:1:179-214.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Civil Religion: On the Emergence, Development, and Importance of the Concept.
    Lidz, Victor (2010)
    Sociologica 11:3 (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion
  • Civil Religion in the Making.
    Tipton, Steven M. (2010)
    Sociologica 11:3 (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion
  • British Muslims and the UK Government's "War on Terror" within: Evidence of a Clash of Civilizations or Emergent de-Civilizing Processes?
    Vertigans, Stephen (2010)
    British Journal of Sociology 61:1: 26-44.

    Associated Search Terms: Civility; Islam, Great Britain; Terrorism; Great Britain
  • Jewish Institutions and Practies: Tensions as Resources in Jewish Historical Civilizational Experience.
    Eisenstadt, Shmuel N. (2009)
    European Journal of Sociology 50:2: 233-271.

    Associated Search Terms: Civilizations; Historical; Jewish
  • The civility and pragmatism of charismatic Christianity in Lithuania.
    Lankauskas, Gediminas (2009)
    In Mathijs Pelkmans (ed.) Conversion after Socialism: Disruptions, Modernisms and Technologies of Faith in the Former Soviet Union. New York: Berghahn, pp. 107-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Lithuania; Lithuania; Civility
  • American Presidential Rhetoric from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush: Another Look at Civil Religion.
    Roof, Wade Clark (2009)
    Social Compass 56:2: 286-301.

    Detects a shift toward religious nationalism in American presidential rhetoric.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Nationalism; Discourse
  • Toward a Contextualized Concept of Civil Religion.
    Lüchau, Peter (2009)
    Social Compass 56:3: 371-386.

    Public religion in a pluralist context.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Pluralism
  • Religion, Zivilgesellschaft, Demokratie.
    Ro?teutscher, Sigrid (2009)
    Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft.

    Associated Search Terms: Democracy; Politics; Civil society
  • Globalization, Theocratization, and Politicized Civil Religion.
    Robertson, Roland (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 451-477.

    Sees a tendency toward a theocratic civil religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Theocracy; Globalization; Civil religion
  • From 'Civil Religion' to Nationalism as the Religion of Modern Times: Rethinking a Complex Relationship.
    Santiago, José (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:2: 394-401.

    Critique of the metaporical nature of studies of civil religion & of nationalism as political religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Nationalism; Political religion
  • The Civic Life of American Religion: An Introductory Statement.
    Lichterman, Paul, and C. Brady Potts (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 1-22.

    Overview of religion in American civil society.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil society; United States; Voluntarism
  • How Religion Circulates in America's Local Public Square.
    Lichterman, Paul (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 100-122.

    Ethnography of 2 settings where religion suppressed religious discourse; one group rejected religious discourse as not really religious, the other avoided 'politics.'

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Participant observation; Social services; Civil society
  • Building Religious Communities, Building the Common Good: A Skeptical Appreciation.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 48-68.


    Associated Search Terms: Civil society; Social capital; United States
  • Beyond Savior, Victim, and Sinner: Neighborhood Civic Life and 'Absent Presence' in the Religious District.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 82-99.

    Based on McRoberts, Streets of Glory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Urban; Civil society
  • A Tacit Sense of Evil? The Meaning of Politics in United Methodist Debates over Homosexuality.
    Moon, Dawne (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 123-139.

    Ethnogjraphy of 2 United Methodist congregations where people dffered over the issue of homosexuality but avoided 'politics,' which marked a limit to debate.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Parish; Participant observation; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Civil society
  • Fox Sports, Super Bowl XLII and the Affirmation of American Civil Religion.
    Butterworth, Michael (2008)
    Journal of Sport and Social Issues 32:2: 318-323.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Sport
  • On the charisma, civility, and practical goodness of "modern" Christianity in post-Soviet Lithuania.
    Lankauskas, Gediminas (2008)
    Focaal 51: 93-112.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Civility; Lithuania; Pentecostal, Lithuania
  • Enchanted pasts. The role of inrnational civil religious pilgrimage in reclaiming national collective memory.
    West, Brad (2008)
    Sociological Theory 26:3:258-270.

    Australian backpacker tourists to Gallipoli battlefields.

    Associated Search Terms: Turkey, Gallipoli; Memory; Pilgrimage; Australia; Civil religion
  • God's Heart Has No Borders. How Religious Activists Are Working for Immigrant Rights.
    Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette (2008)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on 2000-06 interviews & news reports in southern California; recoutns varius religions working for immigrants' rights.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil liberties; Migration; Activism; United States, California
  • Political Tolerance and God's Wrath in the United States.
    Froese, Paul, Christopher D. Bader, and Buster Smith (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:1: 29-44.

    Analyzes 1991 & '98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; an image of God as wrathful predicts political intolerance. Uses Andrew Greeley's theoretical perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Tolerance; Civil liberties; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Greeley, Andrew M.
  • Serbian Orthodox Religiousness: An Empirical and Comparative Portrait.
    Flere, Sergej, and Rudi Klanjsek (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:1: 35-48.

    Compares religiosity of Serbian Orthodox students in Serbia, Muslim ones in Bosnia, & Catholic ones in Slovenia. The Serbians were more religious than the Slovenians but less than the Bosnians, & were not highly mystical, experiential, or civil religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Serbian Orthodox, Serbia; Bosnia; Catholic, Slovenia; Civil religion; Comparative; Experience; Islam, Bosnia; Mysticism; Serbia; Slovenia; Students, undergraduate; Religiosity
  • Sociology, Religion and Grace.
    Szakolczai, Arpad (2007)
    London: Rouledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Civilizations; Modernization
  • Does there Exist a Republican Civil Religion?
    Baubérot, Jean (2007)
    French Politics, Culture and Society 25:2: 3-18.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Civil religion; Political religion
  • Operationalizing the Civil Religion Concept at a Cross-Cultural Level.
    Flere, Sergej, and Miran Lavric (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 595-604.

    Uses factor analysis to distinguish civil religion attitudes from religiosity & traditionalism. Based on survey data from university students in Slovenia,Bosnia, Serbia, & the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Students, undergraduate; Factor analysis
  • The Languages of the Public Sphere: Religious Pluralism, Institutional Logics, and Civil Society.
    Williams, Rhys H. (2007)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 612: 42-61.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Pluralism; United States; Civil society
  • Pluralism as a Culture: Religion and Civility in Southern California.
    Roof, Wade Clark (2007)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 612: 82-99.

    Associated Search Terms: Civility; Pluralism; Modernity; United States, California
  • Membership of Nordic 'National' Churches as a 'Civil Religious' Phenomenon.
    Sundback, Susan (2007)
    Implicit Religion 10:3: 262-280.

    Factor analysis of 2000 European Values Study data to identify elements of a civil religion in 4 Nordic nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Iceland; Finland; Factor analysis; Denmark; Civil religion; Sweden
  • 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
  • A Singing Citizenry: Popular Music and Civil Religion in America.
    Meizel, Katherine (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:4: 497-503.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Civil religion; Music
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