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  • America's heirloom comfot song: "Amazing Grace."
    Lewis, Kevin (2013)
    Implicit Religion 16:3: 277-288.

    "Amazing Grace" transcends racial and class lines in the American South, as a comfort song, especially at funerals. Its anti-slavery origins are lost in this very transcendence into uncontested cultural space.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South; Music; Funeral; Comfort
  • On Spiritual Edgework: The Logic of Extreme Ritual Performances.
    Bromley, David G. (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:3: 287-303.

    Rituals that involve danger provide comfort through innoculation.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Serpent handling; Ritual; Comfort
  • Looking for God in Brazil: The Progressive Catholic Church in Urban Brazil's Religious Arena.
    Burdick, John (1993)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in the Catholic diocese of Duque de Caxias; focuses on the comfort/challenge dilemma of Catholicism vs. Evangelical, Spiritualist, & Africanist alternatives.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Africanist, Brazil; Evangelical, Brazil; Comfort; Spiritualist, Brazil; Catholic, Brazil; Brazil, Duque de Caxias
  • Organized Religion as Opiate or Prophetic Stimulant: A Study of American and English Assessments of Social Justice in Two Urban Settings.
    Perkins, H. Wesley (1983)
    Review of Religious Research 24:3: 206-224.

    Analyzes 1975 interview data from New Haven, Connecticut, & London, England; shows religious identity related to concern for justice, after controlling for conventionality.

    Associated Search Terms: Conformity; Conventionality; Great Britain, London; Justice; Comfort; United States, Connecticut, New Haven; Comparative; Religiosity
  • La "religion des gens." A propos de diverses enquêtes réalisées en Austriche (1970-1980).
    Zulehner, Paul M. (1982)
    Social Compass 29:2/3: 209-221.

    Reviews surveys made in Austria; interprets them in terms of popular religion (a term the author avoids) providing security & thereby serving a conservative function.

    Associated Search Terms: Comfort; Popular religion; Austria
  • A Sociological Perspective on the New Religions.
    Johnson, Benton (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. 51-66.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Comfort
  • Prophets and Advisors in Black Spiritual Churches: Therapy, Palliative, or Opiate?
    Baer, Hans A. (1981)
    Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 5: 145-170.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Comfort; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • Religion: A Persistent Institution in a Changing Appalachia.
    Photiadis, John D., and John F. Schnabel (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 32-42.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from male household heads in West Virginia; compares fundamentalism, religiosity, & buffer-use of religion by Catholics, Methodists, & United Evangelical Brethren.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Comfort; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist; Religiosity; United States, West Virginia; Alienation; Stratification
  • Religious Belief as an Independent Variable.
    Davidson, James D. (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:1: 65-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana; Consciousness raising; Methodist, U.S.A.; Comfort
  • To Comfort and to Challenge: A Dilemma of the Contemporary Church.
    Glock, Charles Y., Benjamin B. Ringer, and Earl R. Babbie (1967)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Prophetic role; Comfort; Consciousness raising
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