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  • 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; Clergy; Cognitive dissonance; Homosexuality; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio
  • 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: Apocalyptic; Cognitive dissonance; Content analysis; Disconfirmation; Media; Millenarian, U.S.A.
  • '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: Homosexuality; Cognitive dissonance; 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: Cognitive dissonance; Messian Judaism; Jewish, Lubavitcher
  • 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: Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Myth; Phenomenology; United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Unarian; Disconfirmation; Social construction of reality
  • 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: Cognitive dissonance; Early Christian; Identity
  • 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; Cognitive dissonance; Jewish, Lubavitcher, Great Britain
  • 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; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; 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: Conservative; Parish; Feminism; Cognitive dissonance; Participant observation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Women
  • 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: Cognitive dissonance; Early Christian; Slavery; Women
  • 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: Millenarian, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Millennial; Baha´is Under the Provisions of the Covenant; United States, Montana, Missoula; Cognitive dissonance
  • 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: Cognitive dissonance; United States; Women; Practice
  • 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: Mormon, U.S.A.; African Americans; Cognitive dissonance; Conversion
  • 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: Early Christian; Cognitive dissonance
  • 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: Mission de l´Esprit Saint; Ritual; Millennial; Cognitive dissonance; Millenarian, Canada; Canada; Institute of Applied Metaphysics
  • 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: Millenarian, U.S.A.; Baha´is Under the Provisions of the Covenant; Cognitive dissonance; Millennial
  • 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: Millennial; Cognitive dissonance; Participant observation; Baha´is Under the Provisions of the Covenant; United States, Montana, Missoula; Millenarian, U.S.A.
  • When Prophecy Failed. Cognitive Dissonance in the Prophetic Traditions of the Old Testament.
    Carroll, Robert P. (1979)
    New York: Seabury.

    Notes dissonance reducation in Hebrew prophetic literature; addresses problems in the cross-cultural application of a sociological model.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew; Prophecy; Cognitive dissonance
  • After Prophecy Fails: A Reappraisal of a Japanese Case.
    Sanada, Takaaki (1979)
    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 6:1/2: 217-237.

    Focuses on a disconfirmed prophecy of an earthquake for 1974; only the most committed members re-emphasized their faith afterwards.

    Associated Search Terms: Ichigen no Miya; Cognitive dissonance; Prophecy; Japan
  • Religious Recruitment and the Management of Dissonance: A Sociological Perspective.
    Prus, Robert C. (1976)
    Sociological Inquiry 46:2: 127-134.

    Based on interviews with 30 clergy about religious doubt.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; Conversion; Clergy
  • The Effects of Prophetic Disconfirmation of the Committed.
    Weiser, Neil (1974)
    Review of Religious Research 16:1: 19-30.

    Applies the cognitive dissonance model to disconfirmations faced by tribal peoples.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Primitive
  • When Prophecies Fail. A Theoretical Perspective on the Comparative Evidence.
    Zygmunt, Joseph F. (1972)
    American Behavioral Scientist 16:2: 245-268. [In Jon R. Stone (ed.) Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy. New York: Routledge, 2000, pp. 87-103.]

    Examines millenarian movements; argues that organizational resources rather than psychological dissonance is central to their surviving the disconfirmation of their prophecies.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Cognitive dissonance; Millenarian; Organization
  • When Prophecy Fails. A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World./L'échec d'une prophétie.
    Festinger, Leon, Henry W. Riecken, and Stanley Schachter (1956)
    New York: Harper./Paris: Presses Univrsitaires de France, 1993.

    Associated Search Terms: Association of Sananda and Sanat Kumura; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Prophecy; UFO cult
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