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  • Conversion and the historic spread of religions.
    Montgomery, Robert L. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 164-189.

    The 3 world religions--Buddhism, Christianity, Islam--spread most effectively where conversions were volitional.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Diffusion; Historical
  • "Paranormal science" from America to Italy: A case of cultural homogenization.
    Molle, Andrea, and Christopher Bader (2014)
    In O. Jenzen and S.R. Munt (eds.) The Ashgate Research Companion to Paranormal Cultures. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 121-138.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Paranormal; Italy
  • L’«oncion » dans le (néo)pentecôtisme : histoire et trajectoire transatlantique (Amérique, Afrique, Europe).
    Rey, Jeanne (2014)
    In P. Chason, Y. Droz, Y. Gez, and E. Soares (eds.) Mobilité religieuse. Retours croisés des Afriques aux Amériques. Paris : Karthala, pp. 213-227.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Pentecostal, neo; Diffusion
  • Dos igarapés da Amazônia para o outro lado do Atlântico: a expansão e internacionalização do Santo Daime no contexto religioso global.
    Assis, Glauber Loures de, and Beatriz Caiuby Labate (2014)
    Religião e Sociedade 34:2: 11-35.

    Internationalization of Santo Daime, an Amazonian folk religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Globalization; Santo Daime
  • "Conversion" and the resurgence of indigenous religion in China.
    Fan, Lizhu, and Na Chen (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 556-577.

    Describes a revival of folk religion & a sensed need for meaning after the era of Mao Zedong.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Ancestor; Revival; Folk religion; Diffused religion; China
  • Portable Portals. Transnational Rituals for the Head Across Globalizing Orisha Traditions.
    Pérez, Elizabeth (2013)
    Nova religio 16:4: 35-62.

    Based on field work in Chicago. Demonstrates that the physical portability of cult objects, especially parts of the human body, lend traditions a capacity for diffusion, transnationality.

    Associated Search Terms: Africanist, U.S.A.; Transnational; Santeria, U.S.A.; Ritual; Candomble; Diffusion; Participant observation
  • Diffused Religion and Prayer.
    Cipriani, Roberto (2011)
    Religions 2:2: 198-215. www.mdpi.com/journal/religions

    Overview of prayer from the diffused religion perspective, with most illustrations from Italy.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Prayer; Diffused religion
  • A forum on C.K. Yang's institutional religion versus diffused religion.
    Zheng, Xiaojun, Robert P. Weller, Fan Lizhu, Chen Na, and Richard Madsen (2011)
    Religious Cultures in the World 65:5: 40-46.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Diffused religion; Yang, C.K.
  • A Expansão Internacional do Catolicismo Carismático Brasileiro.
    Gabriel, Eduardo (2009)
    Análise Social 190: 189-207.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Catholic; Transnational; Diffusion
  • The Puzzle of Korean Christianity: Geopolitical Networks and Religious Conversion in Early Twentieth-century East Asia.
    Kane, Danielle, and Jung Mee Park (2009)
    American Journal of Sociology 115(2):365-404.

    Focuses on the macro level level history, highlighting the compatibility of Protestant Christianity and nationalistic rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Identity, national; Protestant, Korea; Korea; Historical; Network
  • Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement.
    Miller, Donald E., and Tetsunao Yamamori (2008)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Pentecostal, progressive; Social services
  • The Spread of Religions: A Social Scientific Theory Based on the Spread of Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.
    Montgomery, Robert L. (2007)
    Hackensak, New Jersey: Long Dash.

    Associated Search Terms: Missions; Buddhist; Christian; Islam; Diffusion
  • Diaspora Conversions: Black Carib Religion and the Recovery of Africa.
    Johnson, Paul Christopher (2007)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Africanist, Caribbean; Africanist, U.S.A.; Conversion; Diffusion; Garifuna; Migration; United States, New York, New York; Honduras
  • Human Agency in Mission Work: Missionary Styles and Their Political Consequences.
    Cavalcanti, H.B. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 381-398.

    Compares the diffusion model of one American Protestant missionary to Brazil with the acculturation model of the other.

    Associated Search Terms: Acculturation; Presbyterian, Brazil; Brazil; Diffusion; Southern Baptist, Brazil; Missions
  • Re-Africanization in Secondary Religious Diasporas: Constructing a World Religion.
    Frigerio, Alejandro (2004)
    Civilisations 51:1/2: 39-60.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Africanist
  • The Diffusion of Christianity in the Third Century AD as a Case-study in the Theory of Cultural Selection.
    Runciman, Walter G. (2004)
    European Journal of Sociology 45:1: 3-21.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Diffusion; Culture
  • Orisha Journeys: The Role of Travel in the Birth of Yoruba-Atlantic Religions.
    Cohen, Peter F. (2002)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 117: 17-36.

    Not only did African traditions appear in the new world, but they migrated in changed form back to Africa.

    Associated Search Terms: Africanist; Diffusion
  • Diffused Religion: Theory and Practice.
    Cipriani, Roberto (2002)
    In Edward I. Bailey (ed.) The Secular Quest for Meaning in Life. Denton Papers in Implicit Religion. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 87-104.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffused religion
  • The Lopsided Spread of Christianity: Toward an Understanding of the Diffusion of Religion.
    Montgomery, Robert L. (2002)
    Westport, Connecticut: Praeger Publishing.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Historical; Early Christian; Pluralism
  • Forty Years of Religion across Borders: Twilight of a Transnational Field?
    Cook, David A. (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira, pp. 51-74.

    Based on fieldwork with members of a Latino Protestant congregation in Houston who participate in transnational networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Argentina, Mendoza; Missionary; Latino Americans; Migrant; Brethren, U.S.A.; Transnational; United States, Texas, Houston; Brethren, Argentina; Diffusion
  • Religion as Diffusion of Values.
    Cipriani, Roberto (2001)
    In Richard K. Fenn (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 292-305.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; Italy; Diffused religion
  • La diffusion du pentecôtisme brésilien en France et en Europe: le cas de l’IURD.
    Aubrée, Marion (2000)
    In C. Lerat and B. Rigal-Cellard (eds.) Les mutations transatlantiques des religions. Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, p. 149-157.

    Associated Search Terms: Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus; Diffusion; France; Europe
  • El rol de la "escuela uruguaya" en la expansión de las relgigiones afrobrasileñas en Argentina.
    Frigerio, Alejandro (1998)
    In Renzo Pi Hugarte (ed.) Los cultos de posesión en Uruguay: antropología e historia. Montevideo: Banda Oriental, pp. 75-98.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Argentina; Africanist, Argentina
  • La diffusion de l'hindouisme en France à travers les diver mouvements religieux et pratiques se référant à l’hindouisme.
    Altglas, Véronique (1998)
    Sciences des religions et des systèmes de pensées, École Pratique des hautes Études, Paris.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Hindu, France; Diffusion
  • New Religions in Australia: Cultural Diffusion in Action.
    Bouma, Gary D. (1998)
    In Madeleine Cousineau (ed.) Religion in a Changing World: Comparative Studies in Sociology. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 203-212.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Diffusion; New religions
  • Il persistere della tradizione in un'area che si va differenziando: la specificità religiose del Mezzogiorno.
    Martelli, Stefano (1998)
    In Domenico Pizzuti, Ciro Sarnataro, Giacomo DiGennaro, and Stefano Martelli (eds.), La religiosità nel Mezzogiorno. Persistenza e differenziazione della religione in un'area in trasformazione. Milano: Franco Angeli, pp. 385-415.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, South; Religiosity; Diffused religion
  • The Diffusion of Religions. A Sociological Perspective.
    Montgomery, Robert L. (1996)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Christian; Buddhist; Missions; Diffusion; Historical
  • G. Simmel: Religion, sociologie et sociologie de la religion.
    Watier, Patrick (1996)
    Archvies de sciences sociales des religions 41/93: 23-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Simmel, Georg; Diffused religion; Form
  • Difusão das religiões afro-brasileiras do Rio Grande do Sul para os paises do Prata.
    Oro, Ari Pedro (1994)
    In Ari pedro Oro (ed.) As religiões afro-brasileiras do Rio Grande do Sul. Porto Alegre: Editora UFRGS.,

    Associated Search Terms: Latin America; Diffusion; Migration; Africanist, South America
  • Charismatic Churches in South Africa. A Critique of Criticisms and Problems of Bias.
    Hexham, Irving, and Karla Poewe (1994)
    In Karla Poewe (ed.) Charismatic Christianity and Global Culture. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, pp. 50-69.

    Counters criticisms of South African independent charismatic churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, South Africa; African Christian; Transnational; South Africa; Diffusion
  • Another Look at New Religions.
    Melton, J. Gordon (1993)
    annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 527: 97-112.

    Reviews data on "new religions"; sees them as a natural aspect of diffusion in the global setting.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Diffusion; World system
  • De la Religion Diffuse à la Religion des Valeurs.
    Cipriani, Roberto (1993)
    Social Compass 40:1: 91-100.

    Analyzes 1989-90 interviews from the Catholic dicoese of Caltanisetta to examine diffued religion; shows 6 types: acritical church, critical church, critical divergent, diffused religion, critical distance from church, no religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, Sicily, Caltanisetta; Atheist; Diffused religion
  • Pluralité Confessionnel, Religiosité Difusse, Identité Culturelle en Suisse.
    Campiche, Roland J. (1991)
    Bâle: Programme Nationale de Recherche.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Identity; Diffused religion; Pluralism
  • American Zen's 'Japan Connection': A Critical Case Study of Zen Buddhism's Diffusion to the West.
    Finney, Henry C. (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:4: 379-396.

    Reflections on Zen in the U.S.A. as cultural diffusion rather than cult, occasioned by the confirmation of an American Zen teacher in Japan.

    Associated Search Terms: Zen, U.S.A.; Zen, Japan; Diffusion
  • De Quelques Récompositions Culturelles du Catholicisme Français.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1990)
    Sociologie et sociétés 22:2: 195-205.

    Observes that French Catholicism corresponds to a diffuse "cultural Christianity" that resides outside any institutional boundaries.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffused religion; Catholic, France; France
  • "Diffused Religion" and New Values in Italy.
    Cipriani, Roberto (1989)
    In James A. Beckford and Thomas Luckmann (eds.), The Changing Face of Religion. Sage Studies in International Sociology 37. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 24-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffused religion; Italy
  • Feminist Consciousness among American Nuns: Patterns of Ideological Diffusion.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1989)
    Women's Studies International Forum 12:5: 529-537.

    Explores the applicability of Philip Converse' s model of ideological diffusion to 25 American nuns.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Catholic, U.S.A.; Diffusion; Sisters
  • La religione diffusa: teoria e prassi.
    Cipriani, Roberto (1988)
    Roma: Borla.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffused religion
  • Du monopole religieux à la connivence culturelle en Belgique. Un Catholicisme "hors les murs."
    Voyé, Liliane (1988)
    L'année sociologique 38: 135-167.

    In Belgium Catholicism is shown in various studies to be becoming less a church & more a common culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Belgium; Diffused religion; Catholic, Belgium
  • Per una teoria della religione diffusa.
    Cipriani, Roberto (1986)
    Studi di sociologia 24:2: 161-174.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffused religion
  • Religion Diffuse et Sécularisation.
    Baubérot, Jean (1983)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 56:2: 195-198.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Diffused religion
  • Religione e politica. Il caso italiano: La religione diffusa./Religion and politics. The Italian case: Diffused religion.
    Cipriani, Roberto (1983)
    Studi di sociologia 21:3: 245-271./Archives de sciences sociales des religions 58:1 (1984): 29-51.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Italy; Italy; Diffused religion
  • The Sacred Heart: A case for stimulus diffusion.
    Kehoe, Alice B. (1979)
    American Ethnologist 6:4: 763-771.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Devotion; Diffusion
  • Theatrical Elements in Voodoo: The Case for Diffusion.
    Wilmeth, Marlyn Walton, and J. Richard Wilmeth (1977)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 16:1: 27-37.

    Elements of the commedia dell'arte appear in Voodoo in Haiti. They can be seen in some places in Haiti but not in Africa.

    Associated Search Terms: Voodoo, Haiti; Haiti; Theatre; Diffusion
  • Grass Roots Ecumenism: Religious and Social Cooperation in Two African Churches.
    Jules-Rosette, Bennetta (1977)
    African Social Research 23: 185-216.

    While 2 independent Christian churches maintain their official distinctiveness, they borrow from one another. Based on 1974-76 participant observation.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Diffusion; Zambia, Marrapodi; Apostolic Church of John Maranke; Participant observation; Apostolic Church of John Masowe
  • American Religious Sects in Europe.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1975)
    In C.W.E. Bigsby (ed.) Superculture: American Popular Culture and Europe. London: Elek, pp. 107-122.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Europe; Sect
  • American Religion: Its Impact on Britain.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1973)
    In A.J.N. den Hollander (ed.) Contagious Conflcit: The Impact of American Dissent on European Life. Leiden: E.J. Brill, pp. 233-263.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Great Britain
  • The Black Madonna: An Example of Culture-borrowing.
    Moss, Leonard W., and Stephen C. Cappannari (1953)
    Scientific Monthly 76:6: 319-324. [Also in Werner J. Cahnmann and Alvin Boskoff (eds.) Sociology and History. Theory and Research (New York: Free Press, 1964), pp. 313-321.

    Traces the Christian cult to pre-Christian origins.

    Associated Search Terms: Marian; Diffusion; Syncretism
  • Missions and Cultural Diffusion.
    Brown, G. Gordon (1944)
    American Journal of Sociology 50: 214-219.

    Overview of the impact of western culture on societies to which missions bring it.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Missions; Global
  • Peyote, the Giver of Visions.
    Cavan, Ruth Shonle (1925)
    American Anthropologist 27: 53-75.

    Traces the history & status of the peyote cult; sees it spreading by networks that were established in the ghost dance movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Ghost Dance; Network; Peyote; Native Americans; Diffusion
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