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  • (Un)Believing in Modern Society. Religion, Spirituality, and Religious-Secular Competition.
    Stolz, Jorg, Judith Konemann, Mallory Schneuwly Purdie, Thomas Engleberger, and Michael Kruggeler (2016)
    Florence, Kentucky: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

    Finds institutional, alternative, distanced, & secular categories relevant, using quantitative & qualitative Swiss data.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Secular; Switzerland; Competition
  • Perceived competition, leadership effort, and organizational outreach in religious nonprofit organizations.
    Scheitle, Christopher P. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 287-301.

    Analyzes 2011 mail survey data from founders of U.S. nonprofits. Founders' perception of competition did not predict the time they spent at work in their organizations or the number of their outreach strategies.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition
  • The secularization of Sunday: Real or perceived competition for churches.
    McMullin, Steve (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 43-59.

    2009-10 questionnaire & interview research in 16 declining Protestant congregations in Canada & U.S.A.; respondents attribute decline to competing Sunday events & activities while other reasons seem likely.

    Associated Search Terms: Sunday; Competition; Congregation; Parish
  • Le phénomène évangélique, analyse d'un milieu compétitif.
    Stolz, Jörg, Olivier Favre, Caroline Gachet, and Emmanuelle Buchard (2013)
    Genève: Labor et Fides.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Evangelical, Switzerland; Switzerland
  • Vatican biopoliics.
    Turina, Isacco (2013)
    Social Compass 60:1: 134-151.

    Cultural distinctiveness in the context of competitive power relations were a dimension of Vatican teaching son contraception & human life.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Competition; Pope; Moral; Catholic
  • Die konfessionell-religiöse Konfliktlinie zwischen Säkularisierung und Mobilisierung.
    Ro?teutscher, Sigrid (2012)
    Politische Vierteljahresschrift 45 (special issue): 111-133.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Conflict; Competition
  • Contesting Religious Educational Discourses and Institutions in Contemporary Egypt.
    Asik, Mehmet Ozan (2012)
    Social Compass 59:1: 84-101.

    Examines the Islamist reaction in Egypt against state authority & the West, in the field of religious education. Based on 2005 semi-structured interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Egypt; Education; Islam, Egypt; Competition
  • Sri Lanka's Informal Religious Economy: Evangelical Competitiveness and Buddhist Hegemony in Perspective.
    Woods, Orlando (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 203-219.

    Based on 2010-11 interviews in Sri Lanka; develops a model of "relational competitiveness," wherein Christian Evangelicals recruit members in an "informal economy," i.e. one that leaves no public trace. The model is proposed for unofficial near-monopoly situations.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Market model; Sri Lanka; Evangelical, Sri Lanka; Competition; Secrecy; Regulation
  • Para além da metáfora do Mercado: uma análise não utlitarista da competição religiosa a partir de duas regiões de Minas Gerais.
    Gracino Junior, Paulo (2011)
    Ciencias sociales y religion/Ciências sociais e religião 13:14: 13-41.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Brazil, Minas Gerais
  • Demographic Imperatives and Religious Markets: Considering the Individual and Interactive Roles of Fertility and Switching in Group Growth.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., Jennifer B. Kane, and Jennifer van Hook (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:3: 470-482.

    In-switching (especially in the early years of a group) & fertility are both crucial to the growth of a new religious group.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Conversion; Competition; Market model
  • Anti-Muslim attitudes in the Netherlands: Tests of contradictory hypotheses derived from ethnic competition theory and intergroup contact theory.
    Michael Savelkoul, Peer Scheepers, Jochen Tolsma, and Louk Hagendoorn (2011)
    European Sociological Review 27:6: 741-758.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Competition; Ethnic; Islam, Netherlands
  • A 'WalMartization' of Religion? The Ecological Impact of Megachurches on the Local and extra-Local Religious Economy.
    Wollschleger, Jason, and Jeremy R. Porter (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 279-299.

    Based on county-level American data. Evangelical megachurches reduced membership in Evangelical competitors & increased it in nearby unlike churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Ecology; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Megachurch
  • Orthodoxy Niches: Diversity in Congregational Orthodoxy Among Three Protestant Denominations in the United States.
    Reimer, Samuel H. (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 763-779.

    Based on interview data from Episcopal, United Methodist, and Assemblies of God clergy and congregants in three U.S.A. cities. Congregations and their clergy differed from one another and thereby avoided competition in the Episcopal and Methodist cases. This did not occur among Assemblies congregations because of marked denominational boundaries.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Clergy; Competition; Congregation; Liberal/conservative; Parish
  • Secularization, Individualization, or (Re)vitalization? The State and Development of Churchliness and Religiosity in post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe.
    Müller, Olaf (2011)
    Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe 4:1:21-37.

    Uses multiple survey data sources; Orthodox countries have experienced religious growth, while Catholic & Protestant countries have varied trajectories. There is little support for secularization and supply-side (competition) hypotheses, but some for individualization.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Secularization; Individualism; Europe, central; Europe, eastern; Competition
  • A Silent Battle: Theorizing the Effects of Competition between Churches and Secular Institutions.
    Stolz, Jörg (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:3:253-276.

    Theoretical essay.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Secularization
  • Christian Missionaries and Education in Former African Colonies: How Competition Mattered.
    Gallego, Francisco A., and Robert D. Woodberry (2010)
    Journal of African Economies 19:3: 294-329.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary; Education; Competition; Africa
  • Religious Economy or Organizational Field?: Predicting Bishops' Votes at the Second Vatican Council.
    Wilde, Melissa J., Kristin Geraty, Shelley L. Nelson, and Emily A. Bowman (2010)
    American Sociological Review 75:4: 586-606.

    The role of competition in national settings was only one predictor.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Catholic, Vatican II; Councils; Competition
  • Free Riding, Market Structure, and Church Member Donations in South Carolina.
    Hull, Brooks B., and Jody Lipford (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 172-187.

    Analyzes 2001 data from South Carolina Baptist congregations; free riding goes up with size, an effect mitigated by higher levels of services offered; competition among Baptist congregations lowers donations, competition with non-Baptist ones raise them.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Competition; Congregation; Contributions; Parish; Congregation size; Southern Baptist
  • Religious Diversity in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. National Case Studies.
    Bouma, Gary D., Rod Ling, and Douglas Pratt (2010)
    Dordrecht: Springer.

    Provides reports on the separate nations.

    Associated Search Terms: New Zealand; Palau; Minority; Brunei Darussalam; Kiribati; Marshall Islands; Micronesia; Thailand; Northern Marianas; State; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Timor Leste; Tonga (island nation); Tuvalu; Vanuatu; Nauru; New Caledonia; Competition; Ecumenism; Fiji; French Polynesia; Indonesia; Women; Malaysia; Australia; Papua-New Guinea; Philippines; Pluralism; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Japan
  • Market Share and Religious Competition: Do Small Market Share Congregations and their Leaders Try Harder?
    Hill, Jonathan P., and Daniel V.A. Olson (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 629-649.

    Analyzes 2000 data from U.S.A. congregations; clergy work effort & congregational evangelism are unrelated to competition.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Pluralism; Parish; Clergy; Competition; Proselytizing
  • Congregationally-based Religion: Boon or Bane for Faith in the West?
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 117-133.

    Overview of church attendance in the U.S., with an Episcopalian example. Notes competition with secular alternatives.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Practice; Marginality; Episcopal; Competition
  • Grasping the revolution: Fieldwork on religion in China.
    Lang, Graeme, and Lars Ragvald (2009)
    Fieldwork in Religion 1:3: 219-233.

    Highlights the economic motive behind marketing new Daoist temples to tourists. The authors' interest in a former temple site led to investors rebuilding the temple & a tourist center, thereby exemplifying the impact of research on its object.

    Associated Search Terms: Revival periods; Tourists; Revival; Methodology; Marketing; Economic; Daoist, China; Competition; China; Market model
  • Religious Education in Egypt: A Sociological Analysis of Contesting Religious Educational Institutions, Policies and Discourses.
    Asik, Mehmet Ozan (2008)
    Sarrbrücken: VDM Verlag.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Egypt; Competition; Islam, Egypt
  • Contemporary Evidence Regarding the Impact of State Regulation of Religion on Religious Participation and Belief.
    Fox, Jonathan, and Ephraim Tabory (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:3: 245-271.

    Based on 1990-2002 international nation-level data; degree of state regulation of religion invrsely predicts religious practice but not belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Monopoly; Belief; Competition; Practice; State
  • The New Religious Economy of Latin America.
    Bastian, Jean-Pierre (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 171-192.

    Change from competition within Catholicism to one in a pluralist setting that is more explicitly market oriented. Gives many examples of practices & behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Latin America; Bourdieu, Pierre; Competition; Globalization; Market model; Field
  • Religious America, Secular Europe? A Theme and Variations.
    Berger, Peter L., Grace Davie, and Effie Fokas (2008)
    Hampshire, U.K.: Aldershot.

    Comparisons between U.S.A. & European nations suggest a multiple modernity approach to contemporary religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Comparative; Secularization; Pluralism; Europe; Intellectuals; Modernity; United States
  • Rationalizing Religion: Religious Conversion, Revivalism and Competition in Singapore Society.
    Tong, Chee Kiong (2007)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Rationalization; Revivalism; Singapore; Conversion
  • Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change.
    Wilde, Melissa J. (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Analysis of the voting blocks at the Second Vatican Council. Events did not follow what a market model would predict.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Catholic, Vatican II; Social movement; Pluralism; Change; Ecumenism; Birth control; Competition; Councils; Organization; Market model; Marian
  • Religious Competition and Revival in Italy: Exploring European Exceptionalism.
    Introvigne, Massimo, and Rodney Stark (2005)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 1:1:1-20.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Italy
  • Can Rising Rates of Church Participation be a Consequence of Secularization?
    Phillips, Rick (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:2: 139-153.

    Not competition, but rather the loss of extra-worship activities to the churches results in greater emphasis being placed on worship--hence higher rates of practice.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Secularization; Revival periods; Revival; Competition; Practice; Differentiation
  • A Formalization and Test of the Religious Economies Model.
    Montgomery, James D. (2003)
    American Sociological Review 68:5: 782-809.

    Tests a model on New York towns in 1865 & U.S. counties in 1990; competition is associated with less practice.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; United States; Practice; Pluralism
  • Becoming the Red Bishop of Cuernavaca: Rethinking Gill's Religious Competition Model.
    Mackin, Robert Sean (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:4: 499-514.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Catholic, Mexico; Competition; Mexico, Cuernavaca
  • The Origins of Religious Stratification in Colonial America.
    Pyle, Ralph E., and James D. Davidson (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:1: 57-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Power; Anti-Catholicism; Prejudice; Historical; Competition
  • Internal Competition in a National Religious Monopoly: The Catholic Effect and the Italian Case.
    Diotallevi, Luca (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:2: 137-155.

    Secularization & market theory would predict a decline of religion in Italy, but Catholicism remains relatively strong. Vitality seems to derive from internal competition.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Italy; Competition; Secularization
  • Hungary for Religion: A Supply-side Interpretation of the Hungarian Religious Revival.
    Froese, Paul (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:2: 251-268.

    Interprets the revival of religion in post-communist Hungary in "supply side" terms.

    Associated Search Terms: Hungary; Competition
  • From Ex-communication to Nullification: Testing and Extending Supply-side Theories of Religious Marketing with the Case of Catholic Marital Annulments.
    Wilde, Melissa J. (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:2: 235-249.

    Competitive religious markets & organization by divorced Catholics explain the higher rates of Catholic annulments in some societies, especially the U.S.A., compared to other societies.

    Associated Search Terms: Annulment; Catholic; Competition
  • Il rompicapo della secolarizzazione italiana.
    Diotallevi, Luca (2001)
    Catanzaro: Rubbettino.

    Both secularization theory & market theory predict a crisis in Italian Catholicism, but it is not there. Italian Catholicism is not a "lazy monopoly" but a forum of internal competition.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Competition; Market model
  • Religious Involvement and Volunteering: Implications for Civil Society.
    Becker, Penny Edgell, and Pawan H. Dhingra (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:3: 315-335.

    Based on upstate New York survey data; salience of religion & church attendance predict volunteering, & for attenders having church members in one's network of friends predicts that Churches compete with other entities for members' time.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Social participation; Voluntarism; Network; Salience; Practice
  • Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion.
    Stark, Rodney, and Roger Finke (2000)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Received the 2001 Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Section. Chinese translation published by the People's University Press of China, 2004. Translated by Fenggang Yang. Korean translation published by Bookorea Publishing Co., Forthcoming.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Market model; Rational choice theory; Sisters; Catholic; Competition; Secularization; Congregation size; Commitment; Sect; Mormon; Social capital; Conversion
  • Culture, Religion and Demographic Behaviour. Catholics and Lutherans in Alsace, 1750-1870.
    McQuillan, Kevin (1999)
    Liverpool, U.K.: Liverpool University Press/Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press.

    Examines records for families in 5 Alsatian villages as well as aggregate data for 26 villages. Catholics & Lutherans differed in demographic patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, France; Catholic, France; Competition; Fertility; Demography; France, Alsace
  • The "Secularization" of Utah and Religious Competition.
    Phillips, Rick (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 72-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Competition; Secularization; United States, Utah; Monopoly
  • Context and Conscience: The Catholic Church as an Agent of Political Socialization in Western Europe.
    Jelen, Ted G., and Clyde Wilcox (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:1: 28-40.

    Analyzes 1981-83 world Values Survey data & 1981 Eurobarometer data; sees competition leading to stronger Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Catholic, Europe; Competition; Pluralism
  • Rendering Unto Ceasar: The Catholic Church and the State in Latin America.
    Gill, Anthony (1998)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Catholic, Latin America; Latin America; State; Pluralism
  • Catholic Contexts: Competition, Commitment and Innovation.
    Stark, Rodney (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:3: 197-208.

    Analyzes 1995-96 Catholic Directory data; indicators of commitment & innovative leadership correlates inversely with % Catholic of territorial units.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Competition; Vocation; United States
  • Religious Vitality in Canada: The Complementarity of Religious Market and Secularization Perspectives.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:2: 272-288.

    Competition furthered the 19th century churching of Canada, but it led to rather than emerged from deregulation.

    Associated Search Terms: Supply side; Secularization; Canada; Competition; Market model
  • Secularization as an Economic and Cultural Phenomenon: A Cross-national Analysis.
    Verweij, Johan, Peter Ester, and Rein Nauta (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:2: 309-324.

    Analyzes 1990 European Values Survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Gender; Competition; Secularization; Market model; State; Economic
  • Avanço pentecostal e reação católica.
    Oro, Ari Pedro (1996)
    Petrópolis: Vozes.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Competition; Catholic, Brazil; Pentecostal, Brazil
  • Religious Competition in Contemporary Venezuela.
    Froehle, Brian T. (1995)
    In Satya R. Pattnayak (ed.), Organized Religion in the Political Transformation of Latin America. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, pp. 125-152.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Venezuela
  • The Effect of Religious Market Competition on Church Giving.
    Zaleski, Peter A., and Charles E. Zech (1995)
    Review of Social Economy 53: 330-367.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Market model; Competition
  • The Truth about Religion in Britain.
    Bruce, Steve (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:4: 417-430. Comment by Rodney Stark, Roger Finke, & Laurence R. Iannaccone 516-519. Reply by Steve Bruce 520-522.

    Reviews evidence on religion in Great Britain; confirms the decline of religion there, despite denominational competition.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Competition; Great Britain
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