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  • From A Beautiful Mind to the Beautiful Soul: Rational Choice, Religion, and the Critical Theory of Adorno & Horkheimer.
    Brittain, Christopher Craig (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 151-177.

    Criticizes rational choice theory as overlooking realities outside the scope of instrumental reason.

    Associated Search Terms: Compensators; Adorno, Theodor W.; Critical theory; Rational choice theory; Deprivation; Stark, Rodney; Iannaccone, Lawrence; Horkheimer, Max
  • Salvation Goods and Religious Markets: Integrating Rational Choice and Weberian Perspectives.
    Stolz, Jörg (2006)
    Social Compass 53:1: 13-32. [Also in Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 51-80.]

    Typlogy of religious goods; based on but goes beyond rational choice theory and Weber's Heilsgut.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Weber, Max; Rational choice theory; Market model; Compensators; Membership; Religious goods
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge.

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Holiness religion; Dimensions of religiosity; Shaker; Conversion; Seventh-day Adventist; Commune; Sect; Schism; Relative deprivation; New age; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Deprivation; Functionalism; Compensators; Jehovah´s Witness; Oneida; Stratification
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