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  • Rationalizing judgment day: A content analysis of Harold Camping's Open Forum program.
    Sarno, Charles, Benjamin Shestakofsky, Helen Shoemaker, and Rebecca Aponte (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 199-221.

    Content analysis of radio programs after they predicted the apocalypse.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Apocalyptic; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Media; Millenarian, U.S.A.
  • Clearing the underbrush: Moving beyond Festinger to a new paradigm for the study of failed prophecy.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (2011)
    In W. Swatos and D. Tumminia (eds.) How Prophecy Lives. Leiden: Brill, pp. 69-78.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Disconfirmation
  • Failed prophecy and group demise: The case of Chen Tao.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Arthur L. Greil (2011)
    In Diana Tumminia and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) The Failure of Prophecy: Fifty Years after Festinger. London: Brill, pp. 153-172.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Disconfirmation; Chen Tao
  • Le Temple de la Restauration, analyse d'une dissidence néopentecôtiste au Cap-Vert.
    Plaideau, Charlotte (2011)
    Social Compass 58:4: 574-592.

    Many followers of the Brazil-based Igreja Universal do Reino do Deus were left destitute after the prosperity gospel failed to provide a return on their contributions. A new church of former members formed in the U.S.A.--Restoration Temple--and gained a foothold in the island republic of Cape Verde (O Templo de Restauração).

    Associated Search Terms: Prosperity Gospel, Cape Verde; Disconfirmation; Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus; Pentecostal, Cape Verde; Restoration Temple, Cape Verde; Cape Verde
  • The "Scandal" of the Lubavitch Rebbe: Messianism as a Response to Failed Prophecy.
    Dein, Simon, and Lorne L. Dawson (2008)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 23:2: 163-180.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Lubavitcher; Messian Judaism; Disconfirmation
  • When Prophecy Never Fails. Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1989-2002 field work in El Cajon, Calfiornia; a disconfirmation led to re-interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Social construction of reality; Phenomenology; Unarian; Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Disconfirmation; Myth
  • What Really Happens When Prophecy Fails: The Case of Lubavitch.
    Dein, Simon (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:3: 383-401.

    Based on participant observation in the Stamford Hill Lubavitch community (U.K.). The failure of a messianic prophecy was followed by more proselytizing at the same pace. Members rationally explained the disconfirmation & spiritualized its meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Disconfirmation; Jewish, Lubavitcher, Great Britain; Cognitive dissonance
  • When Prophecy Fails and Faith Persists: A Theoretical Overview.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (1999)
    Nova Religio 3: 60-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Disconfirmation; Prophecy
  • When Prophecy Passes Unnoticed: New Perspectives on Failed Prophecy.
    Bader, Christopher D. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 119-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Disconfirmation; Cognitive dissonance; Participant observation; UFO cult
  • How Prophecy Never Fails: Interpretive Reason in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (1998)
    Sociology of Religion 59:2: 157-170.

    Based on 1988-93 participant observation & other field data at the Unarius Academy of Science; portrays the logic by which Unarians deny disconfirmation of a prophecy.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnomethodology; UFO cult; Unarian; Disconfirmation
  • When Prophecy is not Validated: Explaining the Unexpected in a Messianic Campaign.
    Shaffir, William (1995)
    Jewish Journal of Sociology 37: 119-136.

    Associated Search Terms: Messian; Jewish, Lubavitcher; Disconfirmation; Prophecy
  • Waiting for the Ships: Disillusionment and the Revitalization of Faith in Bo and Peep's UFO Cult.
    Balch, Robert W. (1995)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.), The Gods Have Landed: New Religions from Other Worlds. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 137-166.

    Associated Search Terms: Heaven´s Gate; UFO cult; Disconfirmation
  • Harold Camping and the stillborn apocalypse.
    Cohen, Edmund (1995)
    Free Inquiry 15: 35-43.

    Associated Search Terms: Apocalyptic; Disconfirmation; Millenarian, U.S.A.
  • Prophecy Fails Again and Again: The Morrisites.
    Halford, L.J., C. Leroy Anderson, and R.E. Clark (1981)
    Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 9:1: 5-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Morrisite; Disconfirmation
  • The Effects of Prophetic Disconfirmation of the Committed.
    Weiser, Neil (1974)
    Review of Religious Research 16:1: 19-30.

    Applies the cognitive dissonance model to disconfirmations faced by tribal peoples.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Cognitive dissonance; Primitive; Disconfirmation
  • Les messianismes et la catégorie de l'échec.
    Desroche, Henri (1963)
    Cahiers internationaux de sociologie N.S. 10/35: 61-84.

    Associated Search Terms: Disconfirmation; Messian
  • When Prophecy Fails. A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World./L'échec d'une prophétie.
    Festinger, Leon, Henry W. Riecken, and Stanley Schachter (1956)
    New York: Harper./Paris: Presses Univrsitaires de France, 1993.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; UFO cult; Prophecy; Association of Sananda and Sanat Kumura; Disconfirmation; Participant observation
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