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  • Prayer, patronage, and personal agency in Nicaraguan accounts of receiving international aid.
    Probasco, LiErin (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 233-249.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in 2 international aid ventures in Nicaragua. Prayer enabled aid recipients to align their actions with those of donors.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Prayer; Nicaragua; Development; Charities
  • What religion affords grassroots NGOs: Frames, networks, modes of action.
    Schnable, Allison (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 216-232.

    Religion offers legitimating frameworks, networks,& modes of action to many international NGOs.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Cultural capital; Development; Legitimation; NGO; Social capital
  • How culture matters in poverty alleviation efforts: Microcredit and Confucian ideals in rural China.
    Hsu, Becky Y. (2014)
    In Kathleen O. Korgen, Jonathan M. White, and Shelly K. White (eds.) Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, pp. 197-199.

    Associated Search Terms: Confucian, China; Economic; Rural; Development; China
  • Ingenious institutions: Religious origins of health and development organizations.
    Idler, Ellen L. (2014)
    In Ellen L. Idler (ed.) Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 319-343.

    Describes 5 innovative medical institutions that, at least in their origin, were religiously inspired.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Dhaka Ahsania Mission; Heifer International; La Leche League; L'Arche; Medical; Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Programme
  • Ideen und Interesen. Zum Verhältnis von Religion undwirtschaftlicher Entwicklung,
    Deutschmann, Christoph (2013)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 65, 1 Suppl., 359-381.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Development
  • "The people know they need religion in order to develop": Religion' capacity to inspire people in Pune's slums.
    Bhatewara, Zara, and Tamsin Bradley (2013)
    European Journal of Development Research 25:2: 288-304.

    Associated Search Terms: Poverty; India, Maharashtra State, Pune; Class; Development
  • Is God in the details? A reexamination of the role of religion in economic growth.
    Durlauf, Steven N., Andros Kourtellos, and Chih Ming Tan (2012)
    Journal of Applied Economics 27:7: 1059-1075.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Economic
  • The missionary roots of liberal democracy.
    Woodberry, Robert D. (2012)
    American Political Science Review 106:2: 244-274.

    The historical prevelance of conversionary Protestants in Africa, Asia, Latin America, & Oceania predicts stable democracy. The author cites its role as catalyst for religious liberty, education, printing, publication, voluntary organizations, & colonial reform.

    Associated Search Terms: Democracy; Development; Missions; Protestant
  • Religion and development revisited: Some lessons from Guatemalan micro-entrepreneurs.
    Gooren, Henri (2011)
    In Gerrie ter Haar (ed.) Religion and Development: Ways of Transforming the World. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 141-158.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Economic; Guatemala
  • Religious values and economic growth: A review and assessment of recent studies.
    deJong, Eelke (2011)
    In Gerrie ter Haar (ed.) Religion and Development: Ways of Transforming the World. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 111-140.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Values; Development
  • The Secular Transition: Two Worldwide Growth of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Seventh-Day Adventists.
    Cragun, Ryan T., and Ronald Lawson (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:3: 349-373.

    1960-2006 membership data for 3 religious denominations show economic development curtailing membership growth.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Modernization; Membership; Jehovah´s Witness; Development; Seventh-day Adventist
  • Development, Civil Society and Faith-based Organizations: Bridging the Sacred and the Secular.
    Clarke, Gerard, and Michael Jennings (2008)
    New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: NGO; Development
  • Christian Diversity and Community Development in Vihigo District, Kenya.
    Kilonzo, Susan M. (2008)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Maseno University.

    Associated Search Terms: Community development; African Christian; Kenya
  • Religious zones, economic development and modern value orientations: Individual versus contextual effects.
    Yuchtman-Yaar, Ephraim, and Yasmin Alkalay (2007)
    Social Science Research 36: 789-807.

    Associated Search Terms: Levels of inclusiveness; Development; Values
  • A Place on the Map: Communicating Religious Presence in Civic Life.
    Lichterman, Paul (2007)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Everyday Religion. Observing Modern Religious Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 137-151.

    Based on participant observation in a Midwest U.S. city; examines discourse used to signal the religious motives behind a local community development & social services effort.

    Associated Search Terms: Community development; Discourse; Participant observation; Urban; Social services
  • The role of religion in development: Towards a new relationship between the European Union and Africa.
    Haar, Gerrie ter, and Stephen Ellis (2006)
    European Journal of Development Research 18:3: 351-367.

    Associated Search Terms: Development
  • Religiosity and Economic Development in Singapore.
    Pereira, Alexius A. (2005)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 20:2: 161-177.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Singapore; Economic; Religiosity
  • The Spirit of Devleopment: Protestant NGOs, Morality, and Economics in Zimbabwe.
    Bornstein, Erica (2005)
    Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

    2 Protestant development NGOs in Zimbabwe.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, Zimbabwe; Zimbabwe; Development
  • The Forgotten Factor: The Uneasy Relationship between Religion and Development.
    Selinger, Leah (2004)
    Social Compass 51:4: 523-543.

    Associated Search Terms: Development
  • The Beloved Myth: Protestantism and the Rise of Industrial Capitalism in Nineteenth-Century Europe.
    Delacroix, Jacques, and François Nielsen (2001)
    Social Forces 80:2: 509-553.

    Uses indicators of development to test the "common interpretation" of the Protestant Ethic thesis; the thesis is not supported.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant Ethic; Europe; Development
  • The Renaissance of Community Economic Development among African-American Churches in the 1990s.
    Day, Katherine (2001)
    In Richard K. Fenn (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 321-335.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Economic; African Americans; Development
  • The Soul of Development: Biblical Christianity and Economic Transformation in Guatemala.
    Sherman, Amy L. (1997)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on survey & interview data in Guatemala; orthodoxy, not denomination, correlates with modernizing attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Syncretism; Protestant, Guatemala; Catholic, Guatemala; Fatalism; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Guatemala; Economic
  • Hinduism, empowerment of women, and development in India.
    Dhruvarajan, Vanaja (1996)
    LABOUR. Capital and Society 29: 16-40.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; India; Development; Hindu, India
  • Economic Development in East Asia and Confucian Ethics.
    Nakajima, Mineo (1994)
    Social Compass 41:1: 113-119. Comment by Yoshiya Abe 41:1: 151-159.

    Sees Confucian ethics providing favorable contexts for economic development.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Development; Asia; Confucian
  • The Sociology of Fowler's Faith Development Theory.
    Hiebert, Dennis W. (1992)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 21:3: 321-335.

    Suggests reasons for sociological interest in the model of faith development of James Fowler.

    Associated Search Terms: Faith development
  • Religion and Development in Hindu Society.
    Oommen, T.K. (1992)
    Social Compass 39;1: 67-75.; Comment by Otto Mduro 39:1: 77-80.

    Observes that it is not formal theology but daily values that are responsible for any association between religions & development; gives the Hindu example.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Hindu; Values; Economic; Everyday life
  • Privatization and Globalization: A Durkheimian Perspective on Moral and Religious Development.
    Schoenfeld, Eugen (1990)
    Archives des sciences sociales des religions 69: 27-40.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Moral development; Privatization; World system
  • The Formation and Development of a Protestant Conversion Movement among the Highland Quichua of Ecuador.
    Kanagy, Conrad L. (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:2: 205-217. [Also in William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Religion & Democracy in Latin America (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, 1995), pp. 135-147]

    Based on 1985 participant observation; focuses on the relationship of religious institutionalization to local economic development.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Protestant, Ecuador; Ecuador, Chimborazo Province, El Troje; Development; Native Ecuadorians
  • Spatial Development and Religious Orientation in Kenya.
    Wortham, Robert Alexander (1987)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Emory University. [DA 47:11 A, p. 4111] [San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press, 1991]

    Notes an ecological correlation between Christian adherence & development for 1962, '69, & '79; the correlation weakened slightly over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Christian, Kenya; Kenya; Ecology
  • Development Activities by American Missionaries in Sub-saharan Africa.
    Hickey, Jo Ann S., and Anthony A. Hickey (1987)
    Sociology and Social Research 72:1: 17-19.

    Factor analysis of descriptions of projects in 43 nations, 1978-83; correlates 3 factors with selected social & economic indicators of the nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Missions; Christian, Africa; Africa; Factor analysis
  • Legitimität, Religion und Entwicklung im islamischen Raum.
    Simson, Uwe (1986)
    Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie 11:3: 120-128.

    Overview of the contemporary legitimation of political authority by Islam.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Islam; Politics; Legitimation
  • Religion, Political Order and Social Change: With Special Reference to Shi'ite Islam.
    Arjomand, Said Amir (1985)
    Current Perspectives in Social Theory 6. Greenwich, Conncticut: JAI Press, pp. 1-15.

    Applies a Weberian approach, showing Shi'ite Islam affecting not economic values but political structures that have economic consequences.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Development; Politics; Shi'ite
  • Religion et développement: étude comparée de deux villages libanais.
    Sicking, Thom (1985)
    Beirut: Dar el-Machreg Sarl Éditeurs.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Catholic, Maronite, Lebanon; Comparative; Lebanon; Shi'ite, Lebanon
  • A Sociological Perspective on Faith Development.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1982)
    In Kenneth Stokes (ed.) Faith Development in the Adult Life Cycle. New York: W.H. Sadlier, pp. 209-223.

    Critique of the faith development literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Life cycle; Faith development
  • Development and Religion in Tanzania. Sociological Soundings of Christian Participation in Rural Transformation.
    VanBergen, Jan P. (1981)
    Leiden, The Netherlands: Interuniversity Institute for Missiological and Ecumenical Research.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Tanzania; Development; Christian, Tanzania
  • Pentecostalism and development: The Colombian case.
    Flora, Cornelia Butler (1980)
    In Stephen D. Glazier (ed.) Perspectives on Pentecostalism: Case Studies from the Caribbean and Latin America. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, pp. 81-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Colombia; Development; Pentecostal, Colombia
  • The Catholic Church and Development in Latin America: The Role of the Basic Christian Communities.
    Bruneau, Thomas C. (1980)
    World Development 8: 535-544.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Latin America; Base communities; Latin America; Development
  • Church and Development in Kerala.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1979)
    Bangalore: TPI.

    Associated Search Terms: India, Kerala; Development
  • Deriving a Theory of Development from Weber's Protestant Ethic Thesis.
    Olshan, Marc A. (1979)
    Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 7: 169-173.

    Applies the Protestant Ethic thesis to Afrikaners.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa; Afrikaners; Protestant Ethic; Development
  • Religious Conversion and Community Development.
    Turner, Paul R. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:3: 252-260.

    Examines a late 1940s-to-early '50s mass conversion of Tzeltal Indians in Oxchuc, from folk Catholicism to evangelical Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico, Chiapas, Oxchuc; Conversion; Evangelical, Mexico; Community development
  • Toward Modernity: A Developmental Typology of Popular Religious Affiliations in Japan.
    Davis, Winston (1977)
    Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Development; Membership; Popular religion
  • Structural Factors in Rural Development: The Church and the Peasant in Honduras.
    White, Robert Anthony (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Cornell University. [DA 38:9 A, p. 5731]

    Examines 1968-75 organizing by campesinos in the Christian Social Movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Honduras; Catholic, Honduras; Development; Rural
  • Nouvelles formes de religiosité et développement socio-économique en Italie.
    Acquaviva, Sabino S., Gustavo Guizzardi, and Giancarlo Milanesi (1975)
    Lloret de mar: C.I.R.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Development; Economic
  • Smith et Marx contre Weber et les wébériens: sur les origines du développement et du sousdéveloppement dans le nouveau monde.
    Gunder-Frank, André (1975)
    L'homme et société 35/36: 149-185.

    Associated Search Terms: Smith, Adam; United States; Latin America; Marx, Karl; Weber, Max; Protestant Ethic; Development; Mode of production; Caribbean
  • Elites Protestantes, Politique et Procès du Développement. Le Cas de l'Argentine.
    Lalive d'Epinay, Christian (1974)
    Revue française de sociologie 15:4: 553-569.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 341 leaders of 5 protestant churches. A typology of churches (ethnic minority, U.S. affiliate, etc.) is related to levels & kinds of Political activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Argentina; Politics, Argentina; Protestant, Argentina
  • Catholicism and Nationalism in Latin Amrica.
    Turner, Frederick C. (1974)
    American Behavioral Scientist 17:6: 845-864.

    Uses admittedly crude measures of the strengths of Catholicism & nationalism in the Latin American nations; shows them positively correlated. Catholicism adapted by furthering humanist concerns in a developmental context.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Latin America; Latin America; Nationalism; Change; Development
  • Religion et développement. Situation de la recherche.
    Sinçay, Béatrice de (1973)
    Cultures et développement 5:2: 369-378.

    Associated Search Terms: Development
  • Ideologias religiosas y prática del desarrollo. Contribución a una sociología religiosa diferencial.
    Desroche, Henri (1973)
    Pasos (Chile) 46: 1-6.

    Associated Search Terms: Development; Comparative
  • The Hindu Ethic and the Ethos of Development: Some Western Views.
    Stackhouse, Max L. (1973)
    Religion and Society 20:4: 5-33.

    Reviews the literature, from Max Weber onward.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Hindu, India; Development
  • The Relevance of Neo-Vedanta for an Ethos of Development in India.
    Srinivasa Rao, G.S.S. (1973)
    Religion and Society 20:4: 34-41.

    Reviews neo-Vedanta thought: Roy, Dayananda, Vivekananda, Gandhi, Tagore, Rdhakrishnan.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Vedanta, India; Development
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