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  • How moral talk connects faith and social justice.
    Fuist, Todd Nicholas (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 328-347.

    Based on field work in Chicago & Settle. Examines religious progressives integrating faith & justice in their discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Justice
  • Épilogue: Vers une reconfiguration techno-scientifique des narrations religieuses?
    Servais, Olivier, and Raphaël Liogier (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 60-67.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Technology
  • Epilogue: Towards a technical-scientific reconfiguration of religious narratives?
    Servais, Olivier, and Raphaël Liogier (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 68-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Technology
  • "What It Means to be Truly Human": The Postsecular Hack of Mindfulness.
    Arat, Alp (2017)
    Social Compass 54:2: 167-179.

    Contemporary mindfulness is not a secular detachment of meditation from religious tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
  • Emerging, emergent, emergence: Boundary maintenance, definition construction, and legitimation strategies in the establishment of a post-Evangelical subculture.
    Cooper, Travis Warren (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 398-417.

    Examines texts related to the identification & positive/negative typifications of the Emerging Church movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Identity; Douglas, Mary; Discourse
  • Strategic storytelling by Nuns on the Bus.
    Braunstein, Ruth (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 289-307.

    The "Nuns on the Bus" used story-telling effectively.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Story telling; Sisters; Justice; Catholic, U.S.A.; Moral
  • Aversion to and understanding of God talk in the public sphere: A survey experiment.
    Evans, John H. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:3: 459-480.

    Analyzes 2013-14 USA panel survey data organized in an experimental design. There is some but relatively low aversion to God-talk in the American public.

    Associated Search Terms: Experiment; Panel study; Politics, U.S.A.; Discourse
  • New concepts for new dynamics: Generating theory for the study of religious innovation and social change.
    Marti, Gerardo (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 6-18.

    Within Christianity there is often a movement from counter cultural to established forms, especially fundamentalist ones. Contested legitimation is thematic in the process. This article introduces 4 others dealing with the Emerging Church Movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Individualism; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Emerging church; Discourse; Counterculture; Social movement; Legitimation
  • Analyzing YouTube interaction: A discourse-centered approach.
    Pihlaja, Stephen (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 49-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Interaction; Internet
  • Bridging science and religion: How health-care workers as storytellers construct spiritual meanings.
    Grant, Don, Jeff Sallaz, and Cindy Cain (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 465-484.

    Analyzes questionnaire responses from nurses at a research hospital, including an open-ended question about spirituality. Explores the narrative devices hat nurses use to frame the spiritual dimension of their work in a scientific, spirituality-neutral setting.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbolic interactionism; Spirituality; Nurse; Medical; Discourse; Fuzzy-set; Lived religion
  • Finding their way to heaven: Women, self-narratives and Catholicism in Quito, Ecuador.
    Calderón Muñoz, Maria (2016)
    Socal Compass 63;1: 20-37.

    Based on 2004-06 interviews with women in Catholic groups in Quito. Conversion experiences after a period of dissatisfaction with traditional Catholicism led to maintaining an individualized personal Catholicism, sometimes at odds with official Church teachings.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Conversion; Identification; Catholic, Ecuador; Ecuador, Quito; Women; Post-structuralism
  • "I was a Muslim, but now I am a Christian": Preaching, legitimation, and identity management in a southern Evangelical church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 250-270.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation in a Charlotte Evangelical church. Case study of a convert immigrant pastor who contends with his minority status through his homilies.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Discourse; United States, North Carolina, Charlotte; Race; Participant observation; Homily; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Legitimation; Case study
  • Free Trade and Faithful Globalization: Saving the Market.
    Reynolds, Amy (2015)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Discourse
  • Individualism as a discursive strategy of action: Autonomy, agency, and reflexivity among religious Americans.
    O'Brien, John (2015)
    Sociological Theory 33:2: 1-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Individualism; United States
  • Converting to continuity: Temporality and self in Eastern Orthodox covnersion narratives.
    Winchester, Daniel (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 439-460.

    Conversion narratives of Americans who joined Orthodox churches reveal a progressive discourse of latent religiosity, not a dramatic break with a past.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Discourse; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.
  • Disenchantment revisited: Formations of the "secular" and "religious" in the technological discourse of modernity.
    Han, Sam (2015)
    Social Compass 61:1: 76-88.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Secularization; Modernity; Disenchantment; Discourse
  • Religion and revolutionary we-ness: Religious discourse, speech acts, and collective identity in prerevolutionary Nicaragua.
    Reed, Jean-Pierre, and Sarah Pitcher (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 477-500.

    Based on a content analysis of The Gospel in Solentiname, vol. 1, a work by Ernesto Cardenal.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Discourse; Frame analysis; Identity; Nicaragua; Revolution; Social movement
  • Authority and Performance. Sociological Perspectives on the Council of Chalcedon (AD 431).
    Amirav, Hagit (2015)
    Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse analysis; Councils; Goffman, Erving; Historical; Impression management; Network; Sociolinguistics
  • Religious diversity in the neoliberal welfare state: Secularity and the ethos of egalitarianism in Sweden.
    Schenk, Susanne, Marian Burchart, and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (2015)
    Inernational Sociology 30:1: 3-20.

    In the politics of confessional schools, the discourse of free choice & freedom of religion confront the Swedish tradition of creating equality through a unitary public school system.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Sweden; State; Secularism; Politics, Sweden; Equality; Education; Discourse
  • For the sake of the nations: Media, homosexuality and religio-sexual nationalisms in the post-Yugoslav space.
    Sremac, Srdjan, Zlatiborka Popov Mom?inovi?, Martina Topi?, and Miloš jovanovi? (2015)
    In Srdjan Sremac and R. Ruard Ganzevoort (eds.) Religious and Sexual Nationalisms in Central and Eastern Europe. Gods, Gays and Govrnments. Leiden: Brill, pp. 52-73.

    Recounts the emergence of ethno-nationalism in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovena, & Croatia, where elites define LGBT movements as foreign & unhealthy. The media contributed to this in Serbia & Bosnia and Herzegovena.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Serbia; Prejudice, anti-homosexual; Nationalism; Ideology; Discourse; Croatia; Bosnia; Media
  • When heterodoxy becomes heresy: Using Bourdieu's concept of doxa to describe state-sanctioned exclusion in Pakistan.
    Qadir, Ali (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 155-176.

    Examines declassified transcripts of Pakistani parliamentary discussions of constitutional amendments that made Ahmadiyya heretical & subject to persecution.

    Associated Search Terms: Ahmadiyya; Symbolic capital; Politics, Pakistan; Persecution; Pakistan; Islam, Pakistan; Heresy; Doxa; Discourse; Bourdieu, Pierre
  • Leaving the church behind: Applying a deconversion perspective to Evangelical exit narratives.
    Fazzino, Lori L. (2014)
    Journal of Conemporary Religion 29:2: 249-266.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Discourse; Evangelical
  • The role of language in religious conversion.
    Stromberg, Peter G. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 117-139.

    Reviews studies of the conversion narrative & the relationship between discourse & personal transformation.

    Associated Search Terms: Testimonial; Discourse; Conversion
  • Mystical Science and Practical Religion. Muslim, Hindu and Sikh Discourse on Science and Technology.
    Cimino, Richard (2014)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu; Sikh; Islam; Discourse; Science
  • God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Brian R. Calfano (2014)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Discourse
  • Worship discouse and white race-based policy attitudes.
    Brown, R. Khari, Angela Kaiser, and James S. Jackson (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 291-312.

    Analyzes 2004 National Politics Study (U.S.A.) interview data, white non-Latino subsample. Attendance at churches where politics is discussed affects attitudes toward such race policies as affirmative action.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Discourse; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religious public discourses and institutional structures: A cross-national analysis of Catholicism in Chile, Ireland, and Nigeria.
    Conway, Brian (2014)
    Sociological Perspectives 57:2: 149-166.

    Analyzes pastoral statements of Catholic episcopal conferences.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Discourse; Catholic, Chile; Catholic, Ireland; Catholic, Nigeria; Comparative
  • Use of Islam in the definition of foreign otherness in Switzerland: A comprative analysis of media discourse between 1970-2004.
    Lindemann, Anaid, and Jörg Stolz (2014)
    Islamophobia Studies Journal (online) 2:44-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Islam, Switzerland; Media; Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Switzerland
  • The Headscarf Debates: Conflicts of National Belonging.
    Aziz, Sahar F. (2014)
    Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Netherlands; Turkey; Clothing; Discourse; France; Gender; Germany; Islam, France; Islam, Germany; Netherlands; Islam, Turkey
  • How Evangelicals from two churches in the American Southwest frame their relationship with the environment.
    Peifer, Jared L., Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Cara Fullerton (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 373-397.

    Based on 20 interviews in a white Southern Baptist congregation & 20 in an African American Baptist congregation in the U.S. Southwest. Discourse on the environment does not differ on religious grounds.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, Southern; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Environmentalism; Baptist, U.S.A.; African Americans; Discourse
  • Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes. Finding Religion in Everyday Life.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    95 in-depth interviews in Boston & Atlanta, 2006, including life histories, & followed up with observation at worship & study groups. Disposable cameras were left with respondents for them to photograph significant places. Audio-diaries were collected.

    Associated Search Terms: Everyday life; Family; Health; Life histories; Methods; Narrative; Prayer; Spirituality; Visual; Work; Practice; Lived religion; Diaries; Discourse
  • How to do things with prayer utterances.
    Sharp, Shane (2013)
    Symbolic Interaction 36:2: 159-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Prayer
  • "I was always this way...": Rhetorics of continuty in narratives of conversion.
    Johnston, Erin F. (2013)
    Sociological Forum 28:3: 549-573.

    Associated Search Terms: Pagan; Convert; Conversion; Discourse
  • Religious reasons in the public sphere: An empirical study of religious actors' argumentative patterns in Swiss direct democratic campaigns.
    Bachtiger, Andre, Judith Konemann, Ansgar Jodicke, and Dominik Hangartner (2013)
    European Political Science Review 5:1: 105-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Switzerland; Switzerland; Discourse
  • Public deliberation about gay rights in religious contexts: Commitment to deliberative norms and practice in ELCA congregations.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Laura Olson (2013)
    Journal of Public Deliberation 9:1: Article 1 (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality
  • Outsourcing moral authority: The internal secuarization of Evangelicals' anti-pornography narratives.
    Thomas, Jeremy N. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 457-475.

    A content analysis of Christianity Today (1956-2010) shows the rationale for opposition to pornography depending less on explicitly religious rationales over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Content analysis; Secularization; Pornography; Moral; Evangelical
  • 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: Discourse; Individualism; Spirituality; Definition of religion
  • Moderate secularism in liberal societies?
    McGhee, Derek (2013)
    In Gavin D'Costa, Malcolm Evans, Tariq Modood, and Julian Rivers (eds.) Religion in a Liberal State. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 117-134.

    In the secular state, religions participate in the political culture, but they need to be able to use secular speech in the public realm, just as the secularity of the state needs to be a moderate one.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Habermas, Jürgen; Politics; Secularism; Modood, Tariq
  • Creating a godless community: The collective identity work of contemporary American atheists.
    Smith, Jesse M. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 80-99.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in 7 American atheist organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Discourse; Atheist, U.S.A.; Activism; Stigma; Participant observation
  • "I was always this way...": Rhetorics of continuity in narratives of conversion.
    Johnson, Erin (2013)
    Sociologial Forum 28:3: 549-573.

    Studies the principal rhetorical conventions within Pagan practitioners’ narratives of conversion. Based on fieldwork & 25 in-depth interviews with Pagan practitioners.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Pagan, U.S.A.; Discourse; Conversion
  • Prayer utterances as aligning actions.
    Sharp, Shane (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 257-265.

    Uses illustrations of statements of public figures citing prayer as a way of establishing a fit between a course of action & widely-held values.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Discourse; Aligning action
  • Of prophets and propaganda: An exploration of modern Christian dispensationalism using the work of Martin Riesebrodt.
    Reed, Randall (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:3: 468-481.

    Uses Riesebrodt's framework to describe contemporary American apocalyptic (dispensationalism).

    Associated Search Terms: Apocalyptic; Discourse; Riesebrodt, Martin
  • Beyond the liberal-conservative divide: Assessing the relationship between religious denominations and their associated LGBT organizations.
    Fuist, Todd Nicholas, Laurie Cooper Stoll, and Fred Kniss (2012)
    Qualitative Sociology 35:1: 65-87.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Moral; Discourse; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Mobilizing race, class, and gender discourses in a Metropolitan Community Church.
    Sumerau, J. Edward (2012)
    Race, Gender, and Class 19:1: 93-132.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Race; Metropolitan Community Church; Discourse; Class
  • Contemporary progressive Christianity and its symbolic ramifications.
    Edles, Laura Desfor (2012)
    Cultural Sociology 7:3: 3-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Legitimation; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Storytelling in Liberal Religious Advocacy.
    Braunstein, Ruth (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 110-127.

    Analyzes 2008-2011 interview data with professionals in liberal religious advocacy in the U.S., as well as policy statements. Focuses on story telling as a non-technical yet secular form of discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; Discourse
  • From confrontation to conciliation: On syncretic rapprochement between Catholics and charismatic evangelists in Lithuania.
    Lankauskas, Gediminas (2012)
    In Milda Ališauskiene and Ingo W. Schröder (eds.) Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 99-1214.

    Based on interviews & historical sources. An interfaith wedding is used as an illustration.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Pentecostal, Lithuania; Lithuania; Ecumenism; Discourse; Catholic, Lithuania; Wedding
  • Individualism and Community as Contested Rhetorics in the Catholic New Evangelization Movement.
    McCallion, Michael J., Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter, and David R. Maines (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:3: 291-310.

    Describes an emerging movement of Catholics promoting a personal relationship with Jesus, in contrast to communal Vatican II-oriented Catholicism. Uses field data from the Archdiocese of Detroit.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Individualism; Social movement; United States, Michigan, Detroit; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Warrior chicks: Youtful aging in a postfeminist prosperity discourse.
    Jenkins, Kathleen E., and Gerardo Marti (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 241-256.

    Based on ethnographic field work & review of ministry literature, Hollywood.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Discourse; Gender; Feminism; United States, California, Los Angeles; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • Taking Talk Seriously: Religious Discourse as Social Practice.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:1: 1-21.

    Argues for the importance of conducting research on religious discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse
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