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  • Sensing religion, observing religion, reconstructing religion: Contingency and pluralization in post-Westphalian context.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 234-250.

    Previously marginal aspects of religion have been becoming dominant.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion
  • Exceptionalism or Chinamerica: Measuring religious change in the globalizing world today.
    Yang, Fenggang (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 7-22.

    Christianity, especially Evangelical, is growing rapidly in China.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Survey; Folk religion; Definition of religion; China; Methods
  • Religious borderlands: Sociology of religion in conversation with its disciplinary neighbors.
    Carnesecca, Cole (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 225-240.

    Notes the contemporary propensity in anthropology & area studies to abandon the category religion, in contrast to conceptualization in the sociology of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Confucian; China; Definition of religion; Japan; Sociology of religion; Shinto; Emic/etic
  • Extériorité et objectivité du religieux. Un point de vue réaliste.
    Ferrié, Jean-Noël (2014)
    Revue européenne des sciences sociales 52:1: 163-192.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion
  • In defense of religion: The 2013 H Paul Douglass lecture.
    Warner, R. Stephen (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 495-512.

    Maintains that religion is a useful concept despite contemporary claims for the greater usefulness of "spirituality." The latter, as a concept, often serves professional & business interests Cites case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Definition of religion
  • Zwischen Naturalismus und Sozialkonstruktivismus. Kognitive, körperliche, emotionale und soziale Dimensionen von Religion.
    Schüler, Sebastian (2014)
    Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 22:1: 5-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Dimensions of religiosity; Definition of religion
  • Religion and Power. No Logos without Mythos.
    Martin, David (2014)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    A collection of essays, having power & religion as a theme. Criticizes the privatization & rationalization versions of the secularization thesis. Focus on differentiation &the relationship of religion to power. Presupposes a functionalist definition of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Ukraine; Violence; Symbol; Spain; Secularization; Secularism; Rationalization; Privatization; Power; Politics; Poland; Definition of religion; Voluntarism; Charisma; Peace/war; Comparative; Differentiation; Great Britain; Great Britain, London; Identity, national; Individualism; Lithuania; Nationalism; Axial age
  • Perspectives by incongruity. "Religion and "Transnationalism.
    Palmié, Stephan (2013)
    Nova religio 16:4:93-107.

    Critique of the concepts "transnationalism," "globalization," and "religion."

    Associated Search Terms: Transnational; Definition of religion; Globalization
  • Spiritual but not religious? Beyond binary choices in the study of religion.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:258-278.

    Based on interviews with 95 Americans in Boston & Atlanta; spirituality is complex, often overlapping with religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Discourse; Individualism; Spirituality
  • Religion in China. Survival and Revival under Communist Rule.
    Yang, Fenggang (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Brings together previously published essays by the author on religion in Communist China.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Market model; Marxism; Atheist, China; Oligopoly; Persecution; Regulation; China
  • Local ritual traditions of southeast China: A challenge to definitions of religion and theories of ritual.
    Dean, Kenneth (2011)
    In Fenggang Yang and Graeme Lang (eds.) China: Methodology, Theories, and Findings. Leiden: Brill, pp. 133-165.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; China; Definition of religion
  • The contextualization of definitions of religion.
    Dobbelaere, Karel (2011)
    International Review of Sociology 21:1: 191-204.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of knowledge; Definition of religion
  • Defining Religion. A Social Science Approach.
    Droogers, André (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 263-279.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion
  • The dilemma of pursuing Chinese religious studies in the framework of western religious theories.
    Fan, Lizhu (2009)
    Fudan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2:2: 29-48.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Definition of religion; Methodology; Theory
  • Religion and Modernity in a New Key.
    Vukomanovic, Milan (2009)
    In Danijela Gavrilovic (ed.) Revitalization of Religion. Theoretical and Comparative Approaches. Nis, Serbia: Yugoslav Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, pp. 7-13.

    How one conceptualizes religion & all that religion entails affects assessments of secularization & revitalization.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Secularization; Sacralization; Practice; Definition of religion; Discourse
  • Spirituality and Popular Religion in Europe.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2008)
    Social Compass 55:2: 140-153.

    Argues that cultural change necessitates conceptualizing religion as self-transcendence rather than in terms of a sacred/profane divide.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendence; Change; Definition of religion; Sacred/profane; Phenomenology
  • Lived Religion. Faith and Practice in Everyday Life.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2008)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Popular religion; Methodology; Materiality; Healing; Everyday life; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Definition of religion; Lived religion; Latino Americans
  • Medicine, Religion, and Health. Where Science and Spirituality Meet.
    Koenig, Harold G. (2008)
    West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania: Templeton Foundation Press.

    Detailed review of the literature on the effect of religiosity on aspects of health.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Stress; Health; Definition of religion; Coping; Anxiety; Mortality; Disability; Suicide; Depression; Social support; Well-being, psychological
  • Cultus und Heilsversprechen: Eine Theorie der Religionen./The Promise of Salvation: A Theory of Religion, tr. Steven Rendall.
    Riesebrodt, Martin (2007)
    Munich: Verlag C.H. Beck./Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice-centered theory; Definition of religion
  • The third bank of the river. Play, methodological ludism, and the definition of religion.
    Droogers, André (2006)
    In Anton van Harskamp, Grace Davie, Johan Roeland, and Peter Versteeg (eds.) Playful Religion. Delft: Eburon, pp. 75-96.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Methodology; Play
  • 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
  • Defining Religion in the Context of New Religious Movements.
    Crnic, Ales (2004)
    In Jerolimov, Dinka Marinovic, Sinisa Zrinscak, and Irena Borowik (eds.), Religion and Patterns of Social Transformation. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research--Zagreb, pp. 235-251.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; New religions
  • Conceptions of Religion: On Distinguishing Scientific, Theological, and "Official" Meanings.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2003)
    Social Compass 50:2: 141-160.

    Critique of those who would discard the category "religion"; distinguishes theological, scientific, & official meanings, corresponding to different institutional orders.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Definition of religion
  • Contested Meanings and Definitional Boundaries: Historicizing the Sociology of Religion.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2003)
    In Arthur L. Greil and David G. Bromley (eds.) Defining Religion: Investigating the Boudnaries between the Sacred and the Secular. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 127-138.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Sociology of religion
  • Social Theory and Religion.
    Beckford, James A. (2003)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Reviews the literature on a number of theoretical concepts from a social constructionist perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Rationalization; Differentiation; Modernization; Change; Secularization; Social movement; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist; Pluralism; Definition of religion; Levels of inclusiveness; Theory; Globalization
  • Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Deutschland.
    Pollack, Detlef (2003)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck).

    A collection of essays & studies, most previously published as slightly different versions.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State; Individualism; Germany, East; Dimensions of religiosity; Functionalism; Lutheran, Germany; Disenchantment; Catholic, Germany; Definition of religion; Differentiation; Germany; Luckmann, Thomas; Proselytizing; Politics, Germany; Luhmann, Niklas; Literature; Privatization
  • Religione Invisibile o Religione Diffusa?/Invisible Religion or Diffused Religion in Italy?
    Cipriani, Roberto (2002)
    Studi di sociologia 2002:3: 231-248./Social Compass 50:3 (2003): 311-320.

    The invisible religion thesis encoutners problems in definition of religion & does not lend itself to empirical inquiry.

    Associated Search Terms: Luckmann, Thomas; Invisible religion; Definition of religion
  • What Counts as Religion in Global Society? From Practice to Theory.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2001)
    In Peter Beyer (ed.) Religion in the Process of Globalization. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, pp. 125-150.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Definition of religion
  • Meaning and Contradiction.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (2001)
    Implicit Religion 4:2: 97-106.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Definition of religion
  • Reconceptualizing Religion, Magic, and Science.
    Stark, Rodney (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:2: 101-120.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Magic; Science
  • The Varieties of Sacred Experience: Finding the Sacred in a Secular Grove.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:1: 1-11.

    Suggests defining religion substantively & sacred functionally.

    Associated Search Terms: Counterculture; Definition of religion; Secularization; Sacred
  • The Politics of Defining Religion in Secular Society: From a Taken-for-Granted Institution to a Contested Resource.
    Beckford, James A. (1999)
    In J.G. Platvoet and A.L. Molendijk (eds.), The Pragmatics of Defining Religion: Context, Concepts and Contests. Leiden: Brill, pp. 23-40.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion
  • What is Religion?
    Borg, Meerten B. ter (1999)
    In Jan G. Platvoet and Arie L. Molendijk (eds.) The Pragmatics of Defining Religion: Contexts and Contents. Leiden: E.J. Brill, pp. 397-408.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion
  • Scientology--Is this a religion?
    Kent, Stephen A. (1999)
    Marburg Journal of Religion 4: 1-12.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Scientology
  • New Age Spiritualities as Secular Religion: A Historian's Perspective.
    Hanegraaff, Wouter J. (1999)
    Social Compass 46:2: 145-160.

    Associated Search Terms: Privatism; Definition of religion; Individualism; New age
  • Micro Foundations of Religion: A Revised Theory.
    Stark, Rodney (1999)
    Sociological Theory 17:3: 264-289.

    Elaborates Stark's earlier exchange theory & expands rational choice theory to explain more dimensions of human nature; religion consists of very general explanations that justify & specify the terms of exchange with god(s).

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Exchange theory; Definition of religion; Magic
  • Secularization and Religious Modernity in Western Europe.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1998)
    In Anson Shupe and Bronislaw Misztal (eds.), Religion, Mobilization, and Social Action. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 15-31.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Tradition; Europe; Secularization
  • "Paris est aussi grand que Madras". . . Le "détour" par l'Hindouisme.
    Tarabout, Gilles (1997)
    In Yves Lambert, Guy Michelat, and Albert Piette (eds.) Le religieux des sociologues. Trajectoires personnelles et débats scientifiques. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 187-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu; Definition of religion
  • De l'Utopie à la Tradition: Retour sur une Trajectoire de Recherche.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1997)
    In Yves Lambert, Guy Michelat, and Albert Piette (eds.), Le religieux des socologues. Trajectoires personnelles et débats scientifiques. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 21-31.

    Presents the author's intellectual itinerary toward a general concept of religion as a mode of consciousness that is largely in the West "condensed" in religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Hervieu-Léger, Danièle
  • Symboliques sociales et "religion." Rétrospectives et prospectives autour de l'objet.
    Hiernaux, Jean Pierre. (1996)
    In L. Voyé (ed.) Figures des Dieux. Rites et Mouvements Religieux. Bruxelles: DeBoeck, pp. 1-30.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Symbol
  • Volksreligion und Herrschafts-kirche. Die Werzeln religiösen Verhaltens in westlichen Gesellschaften.
    Höllinger, Franz (1996)
    Opladen: Leski + Budrich.

    Presents comparative data from western European nations & the U.S. on religious identification, practice, prayer, belief in God, belief in magic & astrology. Focuses especially on Germany, Netherlands, & Ireland.

    Associated Search Terms: Disenchantment; Netherlands; Ireland; Astrology; Magic; Germany; Religiosity; Secularization; Change; Definition of religion; Privatization; Comparative
  • Religious Toleration & Religious Diversity.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1995)
    Santa Barbara, California: Institute for the Study of American Religion.

    Reviews conceptual requirements for a sociology of religion in a pluralist setting.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Pluralism
  • Was ist Religion? Versuch einer Definition.
    Pollack, Detlef (1995)
    Zeitschrift für Religionswissenschaft 3: 163-190. Also in Detlef Pollack, Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003, pp. 28-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Dimensions of religiosity
  • Les religiosités séculières: une hybridité exemplaire pour l'anthropologie du religieux. A propos de La religion pour mémoire de D. Hervieu-Léger.
    Piette, Albert (1994)
    Social Compass 41:4: 571-584.

    Questions the distinction between religion & non-religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Secular religion; Definition of religion
  • Les recherches socio-religieuses à Cuba: définitions théoriques, méthodologiques et conceptuelles.
    Ramírez Calzadilla, Jorge (1994)
    Social Compass 41:2: 203-223.

    Sets forth a generally marxian framework for studying religion in Cuba.

    Associated Search Terms: Cuba; Marxian; Definition of religion
  • But is It a Genuine Religion?
    Barker, Eileen (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.), Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 97-109.

    Argues that the boundary between religion & non-religion is an empirical issue of social construction, not a theoretical one.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Definition of religion; Constructionist theory
  • Dopo la secolarizzazione. Il fatto religioso oltre e dentro I confini del "profano."
    Nesti, Arnaldo (1994)
    Religioni e società 20/9: 49-77.

    Features the traits of religion in the postmodern context.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Definition of religion; Change
  • Buddhism and the Definition of Religion: One More Time.
    Herbrechtsmeier, William (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:1: 1-18.

    Critique of the attempt to define religion in terms of revering superhuman beings.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Buddhist
  • La Religion pour Mémoire./Religion as a Chain of Memory, tr. Simon Lee.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1993)
    Paris: Cerf./New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2000.

    Uses a functional definition of religion to examine the alleged secularization of France.

    Associated Search Terms: Tradition; France; Sacred; Implicit religion; Sociology of religion, France; Modernity; Collective memory; Surrogate for religion; Utopian; Definition of religion; Secularization
  • Geneaologies of Religion. Discipline and Reasons of Power in Christianity and Islam.
    Asad, Talal (1993)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Argues against a transhistorical definition of religion. Describes origins of anthropologists' concepts of religion, ritual, inquisitorial torture, & penance. Sees obedience as crucial in medieval Christian monasticism. Culture is analogous to referents, not text. Discusses public criticism in Islamic Saudi Arabia.

    Associated Search Terms: Obedience; Geertz, Clifford; Saudi Arabia; Penance; Torture; Monasticism; Law; Islam, Saudi Arabia; Historical; Foucault, Michel; Definition of religion; Catholic, medieval; Methodology; Ritual
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