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  • Paranoid Science. The Christian Right's War on Reality
    Alumkal, Antony William (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Portrayal of centrist & conservative Evangelical writings on evolution, homosexuality, bioethics, & environmentalism as fitting what historian Richard Hofstadter termed the "paranoid style in American politics."

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Evolution; Homosexuality; Moral; Social movement; Environmentalism; Conservative; Cognitive distortion; Evangelical
  • The space between: Exploring how religious leaders reconcile religion and politics.
    Edwards, Korie L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 271-187.

    Based on interviews with African American religious leaders, mostly clergy, in Ohio. They reconciled their support for president Obama & opposition to his acceptance of same-sex marriage through compartmentalization ("sequestration"), issue minimization, & selective denial.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; United States, Ohio; Politics, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Clergy; Cognitive dissonance
  • Le monachisme dans l'Église et la société. Une perspective de sociologie historique.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2015)
    In Jason Zuidema (ed.) Understanding the Consecrated Life in Canada. Critical Essays on Contemporary Trends. Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive minority; Monasticism; Troeltsch, Ernst; Weber, Max
  • Rationalizing judgment day: A content analysis of Harold Camping's Open Forum program.
    Sarno, Charles, Benjamin Shestakofsky, Helen Shoemaker, and Rebecca Aponte (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 199-221.

    Content analysis of radio programs after they predicted the apocalypse.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Apocalyptic; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Media; Millenarian, U.S.A.
  • Feed my sheep: An analysis of the black-white biblical academic achievement gap.
    Brackens, Jonathan D. (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 629-644.

    Analyzes 2010 U.S.A. survey data; being African American predicts less biblical knowledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Cognitive dimension; African Americans
  • The cognition of hardship experience in Himalayan pilgrimage.
    Nordin, Andreas (2011)
    Numen 58: 632-673.

    Associated Search Terms: Tibet; Nepal; Cognitive; Pilgrimage
  • 'Killing the Messenger': Religious Black Gay Men's Neutralization of Anti-gay Religious Messages.
    Pitt, Richard N. (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:1:56-72.

    Based on interviews with a snowball sample of 34 African American gay men.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; Homosexuality; African Americans
  • A Messiah from the Dead: Cultural Performance in Lubavitcher Messianism.
    Dein, Simon (2010)
    Social Compass 57:4: 537-554.

    Field work among the Lubavitchers after the death of their messianic rabbi shows the use of media to lessen cognitive disonance.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Lubavitcher; Messian Judaism; Cognitive dissonance
  • Cognition and Religion.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:4: 341-360.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive
  • Secular Humanism and Atheism beyond Progressive Secularism.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:4: 407-424.

    Examines atheists' & humanists' adaptation to their minority status in the U.S.A., with a content analysis of Free Inquiry, 37 interviews, & participant observation.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Content analysis; Atheist, U.S.A.; Cognitive minority
  • God from the Machine. Artificial Intelligence Models of Religious Cognition.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Altamira.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive; Artificial intelligence
  • Religious Attendance and Cognitive Functioning among Older Mexican Americans.
    Hill, Terrence D., Amy M. Burdette, J.L. Angel, and R.J. Angel (2006)
    Journals of Gerontology Series B 61:1: P3-P9.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive; Gerontology; Mexican Americans
  • When Prophecy Never Fails. Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1989-2002 field work in El Cajon, Calfiornia; a disconfirmation led to re-interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Social construction of reality; Phenomenology; Unarian; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Myth
  • Aspetti cognitivi del bricolage religioso
    Trombetta, Pino Luca (2004)
    Religioni e società 50: 56-63.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dimension; Syncretism
  • Dimension of Religious Knowledge among Adult Population in Croatia.
    Bobinac, Ankica Marinovic (2004)
    In Jerolimov, Dinka Marinovic, Sinisa Zrinscak, and Irena Borowik (eds.), Religion and Patterns of Social Transformation. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research--Zagreb, pp. 187-206.

    Analyzes 1999 data from Zagreb & its environs.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dimension; Stratification; Croatia, Zagreb
  • La Sociologie des Religions et la Condition de Minoritaire dans le Champ Religieux.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2004)
    Social Compass 51:1: 45-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Cognitive minority; Minority
  • Conflicting Bases of Identity in Early Christianity: The Example of Paul.
    Taylor, Nicholas H. (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 577-597.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Cognitive dissonance; Identity
  • Consistency and Importance of Jewish Identity and One's Own or One's Child's Intermarriage.
    Winter, J. Alan (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 44:1: 38-57.

    Analyzes 1998-99 survey data from American Jews; interfaith marriage is inversely related to acceptance of components of traditional Jewish identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive balance; Marriage; Jewish, U.S.A.; Identity
  • The religious order as a cognitive minority in the church and in society.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 169-191.

    Psychological tension with the environment can range from conflictual intensity to nil.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive minority; Orders/congregations
  • What Really Happens When Prophecy Fails: The Case of Lubavitch.
    Dein, Simon (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:3: 383-401.

    Based on participant observation in the Stamford Hill Lubavitch community (U.K.). The failure of a messianic prophecy was followed by more proselytizing at the same pace. Members rationally explained the disconfirmation & spiritualized its meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Disconfirmation; Jewish, Lubavitcher, Great Britain; Cognitive dissonance
  • In Search of Identity within the Hare Krishna Movement: Memory, Oblivion and Thought Style.
    Squarcini, Federico (2000)
    Social Compass 47:2: 253-271.

    Describes changes in Hare Krishna "thought style."

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Cognitive
  • When Prophecy Passes Unnoticed: New Perspectives on Failed Prophecy.
    Bader, Christopher D. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 119-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Disconfirmation; Cognitive dissonance; Participant observation; UFO cult
  • God Gave Us the Right: Conservative Catholic, Evangelical, Protestant, and Orthodox Jewish Women Grapple with Feminism.
    Manning, Christel J. (1999)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Comparative ethnographies & interviews carried out in Los Angeles.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Parish; Feminism; Women; Cognitive dissonance; Conservative
  • Paul for Today: Race, Class, and Gender in the Light of Cognitive Dissonance Theory.
    Taylor, Nicholas H. (1997)
    Listening. Journal of Religion and Culture 32:1: 22-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Slavery; Cognitive dissonance; Women; Early Christian
  • Fifteen Years of Failed Prophecy. Coping with Cognitive Dissonance in a Baha'i Sect.
    Balch, Robert W., John Dohn Domitrovich, Barbara Lynn Mahnke, and Vanessa Morrison (1997)
    In Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer (eds.), Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem. Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements. New York: Routledge, pp. 73-90.

    Based on 1980-96 participant observation, interviews, & documentary research on an offshoot from Baha'i.

    Associated Search Terms: Baha´is Under the Provisions of the Covenant; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Millennial; Millenarian, U.S.A.; United States, Montana, Missoula
  • God is in the Details: Reflections on Religion's Public Presence in the United States in the mid-1990s.
    Roof, Wade Clark (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:2: 149-162.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Experience; United States; Cognitive
  • Paolo: fariseo, cristiano e dissonante.
    Taylor, Nicholas H. (1996)
    Religioni e società 11/24: 22-39.

    Interprets the career of Paul of Tarsus in terms of cognitive dissonance.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Jewish, Pharisaic; Cognitive dissonance
  • Cognitive Dissonance and its Resolution: A Study of Lesbian Christians.
    Mahaffy, Kimberly A. (1996)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35:4: 392-402.

    Based on open-ended mail questionnaire data from self-identified lesbians; Evangelicals experienced the most dissonance.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Cognitive dissonance; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • The Impact of Feminism and Religious Involvement on Sentiment toward God.
    Steiner-Aeschliman, Sherrie, and Armand L. Mauss (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 37:3: 248-259.

    Analyzes 1983-89 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; feminism negatively predicts "nearness to God" & attendance positively predicts it, presumably creating cognitive dissonance.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Practice; Cognitive dissonance; Women
  • Religious Cognitions and Beliefs.
    Dobbelaere, Karel, and Wolfgang Jagodzinski (1995)
    In Jan W. van Deth and Elinor Scarbrough (eds.), Beliefs in Government, Vol. 4: The Impact of Values. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 197-249.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Cognitive
  • Integrating Religious and Racial Identities: An Analysis of LDS African American Explanations of the Priesthood Ban.
    White, O. Kendall, Jr., and Daryl White (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 36:3: 295-311.

    Examines oral history data from African Americans who joined the LDS church after 1978; interprets with cognitive dissonance theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; African Americans; Mormon, U.S.A.; Conversion
  • Religious Beliefs in Today's Cuban Society: Basic Charateristics According to the Level of Elaboration of the Concept of the Supernatural.
    Diaz Cerveto, Ana Margarita, Ofelia Pérez Cruz, and Minerva Rodriguez Delgado (1994)
    Social Compass 41:2: 225-240.

    Synthesizes findings from research on religious beliefs in Cuba, including results from a representative sample of the Cuban population. Uses degrees of cognitive elaboration as a variable.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dimension; Cuba; Belief
  • Casting off the Bonds of Organized Religion: A Religious-Careers Approach to the Study of Apostasy.
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., and Marlene M. MacKie (1993)
    Review of Religious Research 34:3: 235-258.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from students at 2 universities, & from Calgary. Uses types of religious change; explores beliefs & practices within each type, & life satisfaction of apostates. Shows apostasy to be cognitive.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Cognitive dimension; Students, undergraduate; Conversion; Disaffiliation
  • Paul, Antioch and Jerusalem: A Study in Relationships and Authority in Earliest Christianity. (Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Supplement Series 66).
    Taylor, Nicholas H. (1992)
    Sheffield: JSOT Press.

    Reconstructs the koinonia among early Christian churches through the lens of Paul's biography; uses cognitive dissonance theory to interpret Paul.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; Early Christian
  • Coping with Apocalypse in Canada: Experiences of Endtime in la Mission de l'Esprit Saint and the Institute of Applied Metaphysics.
    Palmer, Susan J., and Natalie Finn (1992)
    Sociological Analysis 53:4: 397-415.

    Compares effects of failed prophecy on 2 millennial movements; successful initiation ritual in one kept disconfirmed predictions from creating a fiasco.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Millennial; Millenarian, Canada; Canada; Mission de l´Esprit Saint; Institute of Applied Metaphysics; Cognitive dissonance
  • Rethinking Religion: Connecting Cognition and Culture.
    Lawson, E. Thomas, and Robert N. McCauley (1990)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive; Ritual
  • 'It separated the wheat from the chaff': The '1975' prophecy and its impact among Dutch Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Singelenberg, Richard (1989)
    Sociological Analysis 50:1: 23-40.

    Examines trends in Witness' activity levels in The Netherlands before & after a disconfirmed millennial prophecy, as a possible test of cognitive balance theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Netherlands; Netherlands; Millenarian, Netherlands; Millennial; Cognitive balance
  • Cultural Sources of Support for Contemporary Occultism.
    Campbell, Colin B., and Shirley McIver (1987)
    Social Compass 34:1: 41-60.

    Conceptualizing occult subcultures as cognitive deviance is inadequate; there are continuities between orthodox & occult cultures.

    Associated Search Terms: Occult; Cognitive deviance; Subculture
  • Prophetic Failure: A Re-Testing of the Festinger, Riecken and Schachter Study of Disconfirmed Prophecy in a Millennial Cult.
    Mahnke, Barbara Lynn (1987)
    Unpublished Master's thesis, University of Montana.

    Associated Search Terms: Baha´is Under the Provisions of the Covenant; Millenarian, U.S.A.; Millennial; Cognitive dissonance
  • Le Veau d'Or. L'expérience de la sécularisation et le labyrinthe religieux espagnol.
    Vericat, José (1986)
    Social Compass 33:4: 401-418.

    Interprets the Spanish religious experience of secularization as a recategorization of non-empirical aspects of life.

    Associated Search Terms: Spain; Cognitive; Secularization
  • A Phenomenological Transformation of the Social Scientific Study of Religion.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1985)
    New York & Bern: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Weber, Max; Ritual; Typology; Moral; Conversion; Latin America; Anti-structure; Cognitive distortion; Pietist (mentality); Definition of religion
  • The Need for Certainty: A Sociological Study of Conventional Religion.
    Towler, Robert (1984)
    London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

    Based on a content analysis of letters addressed to J.A.T. Robinson in response to his Honest to God (1963).

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Content analysis; Cognitive
  • On Maintaining Plausibility: The Worldview of Evangelical College Students.
    Hammond, Phillip E., and James Davison Hunter (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:3: 221-238.

    Analyzes survey data from students in 10 U.S. public & Christian colleges. More Evangelicals are found at the Evangelical ones, but the religious outlook elsewhere is strengthened, not threatened.

    Associated Search Terms: Plausibility structure; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Moral Majority; Cognitive minority; Conflict; Students, undergraduate
  • Patterns of Conversion.
    Lofland, John, and Norman Skonovd (1983)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.), Of Gods and Men. New Religious Movements in the West. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 1-24.

    Elaborates on intellectual, mystical, experimental, affectional, revivalist, & coercive motifs in conversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Mysticism; Cognitive dimension; Conversion; Experience
  • When the Bombs Drop. Reactions to Disconfirmed Prophecy in a Millennial Sect.
    Balch, Robert W., Gwenn Farmsworth, and Sue Wilkins (1983)
    Sociological Perspectives 26:2: 137-158.

    1980 participant observation study of a sect based in Missoula, Montana, expecting an imminent nuclear war.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; Baha´is Under the Provisions of the Covenant; United States, Montana, Missoula; Millenarian, U.S.A.; Millennial; Participant observation
  • Popular Occultism and Critical Social Theory: Exploring Some Themes in Adorno's Critique of Astrology and the Occult.
    Nederman, Cary J., and James Wray Goulding (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 42:4: 325-332.

    Occultism fosters pseudo-individualism & stifles self-reflection; it achieves a total internalization of domination, legitimating the irrationality of industrial society with a distorted consciousness.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of knowledge; Astrology; Occult; Cognitive distortion; Critical theory
  • Exploring Reality Structures.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Thomas Piazza (1981)
    In Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony (eds.), In Gods We Trust. New Patterns of Religious Pluralism in America. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, pp. 67-83.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive
  • Conversion Motifs.
    Lofland, John, and Norman Skonovd (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:4: 373-385.

    Finds intellectual, mystical, experimental, affectional, revivalist, & coercive motifs in conversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dimension; Experience; Mysticism; Conversion
  • The "Consciousness Reformation" Reconsidered.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Rodney Stark (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:1: 1-16.

    Re-analyzes Wuthnow's 1973 San Francisco Bay Area data; analyzes 1979 network survey data from University of Washington students. Religious meaning systems were in evidence, not the 3 alternatives from 1973.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Students, undergraduate; Cognitive dimension
  • On the Debanalization of Evil.
    Levine, Hillel (1980)
    In Gregory Baum (ed.) Sociology and Human Destiny. Essays on Sociology, Religion and Society. New York: Seabury, pp. 1-26.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive distortion; Consciousness raising
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