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  • Divination and Politics in Southern Vietnam: Roots of Caodaism.
    Jammes, Jérémy (2010)
    Social Compass 57:3: 357-371.

    Traces the emergence of Caodaism from Chinese Minh associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Vietnam; Cao Dai; Historical; Vietnam; Divination
  • Religious Involvement, Beliefs about God, and the Sense of Mattering among Older Adults.
    Schieman, Scott, Alex Bierman, and Christopher G. Ellison (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 517-535.

    Analyzes 2001-02 interview data from senior citizens in Washington, D.C. & 2 adjoining Maryland counties; beliefs in divine control mediate effects of practice & prayer on measures of oneself mattering.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Prayer; Practice; Gerontology; Control, divine; Belief; Self concept
  • The Boundary-Crossing Influence of African Initiated Churches (AICS) on Youth in Emuhaya District, Western Kenya.
    Kilonzo, Susan M. (2010)
    In Afe Adogame and James V. Spickard (eds.) Religion Crossing Boundaries. Transnational Religious and Social Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora. Leiden: Brill, pp. 165-184.

    Associated Search Terms: African Divine Church; Redeemed Gospel Church; African Christian; African Israel Nineve Church; Kenya, Western Province, Emuhaya District
  • Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico.
    Romberg, Raquel (2009)
    Austin: University of Texas Press.

    Anthropological study of brujo healing in Puerto Rico.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Divination; Witch; Puerto Rico; Phenomenology; Healing; Brujo
  • The Religious Role and the Sense of Personal Control.
    Schieman, Scott (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:3: 273-296.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from U.S.A. adults; sense of havin control & belief in divine control relate invrsely, oreso among those less religiously active.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, divine; United States
  • Seeking Guidance from the Spirits: Neo-shamanic Divination Rituals in Modern Dutch Society.
    Minkjan, Hanneke (2008)
    Social Compass 55:1: 54-65.

    Accounts of neo-shamanic workshops, interpreted as coping with existential insecurity.

    Associated Search Terms: Insecurity; Shamanism; Netherlands; Trance; Divination
  • Social Involvement in Religious Institutions and God-mediated Control Beliefs.
    Krause, Neal (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 519-537.

    Analyzes 2001 & '04 panel data from American senior citizens--whites & African Americans. Religious involvement & church-based social support predict belief in God-mediated control.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Practice; Gerontology; Social support; Control, divine
  • New Ways of Believing or Belonging: Is Religion Giving Way to Spirituality?
    Glendinning, Tony, and Steve Bruce (2006)
    British Journal of Sociology 57:3: 399-414.

    Based on 2001 British survey data; both church-goers & others accept holistic practies focused on well-being, but only less-educated non-churchgoers accept divination.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Divination
  • The Sense of Divine Control and Psychological Distress: Variations Across Race and Socioeconomic Status.
    Schieman, Scott, Tetyana Pudrovska, Leonard I. Pearlin, and Christopher G. Ellison (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:4: 529-549.

    Based on 2001-02 interview data from senior citizens in & near Washington, D.C.; sense of divine control correlates inversely with distress among African Americans & positively with it among whites.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Control, divine; Gerontology; African Americans; Mental health; Race; Distress; United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • The Sense of Divine Control and the Self-Concept: A Study of Race Differences in Late-Life.
    Schieman, Scott, and M.A. Milkie (2005)
    Research on Aging 27: 165-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, divine; Race; Gerontology; Self concept
  • The Sense of Divine Control and the Self-Concept: A Study of Race Differences in Late Life.
    Schieman, Scott, Tetyana Pudrovska, and Melissa Milkie (2005)
    Research on Aging 27: 165-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Control, sense of; Gerontology; Race; Self concept; Control, divine
  • Le Nouvel Hindouisme Occidental.
    Altglas, Véronique (2005)
    Paris: CNRS Editions.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Life Society (Hindu); Convert; Hindu; Hindu, France; Ramakrishna; France
  • Chine: divination et exorcisme à nouveau autorisés dans les lieux de culte à Beijing.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2002)
    Religioscopie 20 (juillet).

    Associated Search Terms: China, Beijing; Divination; Exorcism
  • Des dieux et signes: initiation, écriture et divination dans les religions afro-cubaines.
    Dianteill, Erwan (2000)
    Paris: Editions de l'EHESS.

    Associated Search Terms: Cuba; Divination; Africanist, Cuba
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Sect; Conversion; Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.; Unification Church; Children of God; New York Mission Society; Process Church of Final Judgment; Altruism; Father Divine
  • Divine Enterprise: Gurus and the Hindu Nationalist Movement.
    McKean, Lise (1996)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Historical & ethnographic analysis of Hindu nationalist organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Nationalism; Divine Life Society (Hindu); Legitimation; Vishva Hindu Parishad; Participant observation; Hindu, India; Marxian; India
  • Les Coquillages du Destin. Une Approche Lassificatoire de la Divination dans le Candomblé de Bahia.
    Lacourse, Josée (1994)
    L'Homme 34/131: 77-92.

    Re-examines the decline of the divinitory priests & priestesses in Candomble.

    Associated Search Terms: Divination; Candomble; Brazil, Bahia; Change; Clergy
  • Les systèmes divinatoires de la règle Ocha à Cuba.
    Argüelles Mederos, Anibal (1994)
    Social Compass 41:2: 293-301.

    Describes the Rule of Ocha cult of the Yoruban Cubans.

    Associated Search Terms: Cuba; Ancestor; Africanist, Cuba; Divination; Yoruban Cubans; Rule of Ocha
  • Extraordinary Groups. An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles, 5th Ed.
    Kephart, William M., and William W. Zellner (1993)
    New York; St. Martin's Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Science, U.S.A.; Jewish, Hasidic, Satmar; Jehovah´s Witness; Mormon; Father Divine; Oneida; Jewish, Lubavitcher; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Commune; Jewish, Hasidic, Satmarer
  • Akiwowo, Orature and Divination: Approaches to the Construction of an Emic Sociological Paradigm of Society.
    Payne, Mark W. (1992)
    Sociological Analysis 53:2: 175-187.

    Reviews the use of orature (traditional oral literature) by the Nigerian sociologist A.A. Akiwowo as a source of data in his sociating-based sociology; sees divination as an example of orature having sociological information.

    Associated Search Terms: Akiwowo, Akinsola A.; Tradition; Divination
  • How People Recognize Charisma: The Case of Darshan in Radhasoami and Divine Light Mission.
    DuPertuis, Lucy Gwyn (1986)
    Sociological Analysis 47:2: 111-124.

    Recognizes charisma as an active, conscious social process involving the confirmation of belief through non-cognitive alterations of perception.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Meditation; Radhasoami; Participant observation; Divine Light Mission
  • New Religious Movements Turn to Worldly Success.
    Khalsa, Kirpal Singh (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:2: 233-247. [Also in James T. Richardson (ed.), Money and Power in the New Religions (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1988), pp. 117-140]

    In contrast to the Healthy-Happy-Holy Organization & the Vajradhatu church, Divine Light Mission did not attempt entrepreneurial & professional ventures.

    Associated Search Terms: Vajradhatu; Economic; Divine Light Mission; Healthy-Happy-Holy
  • Trois nouvelles religions de la lumière et du son: la Science de la Spiritualité, Eckanker, la Mission de la Lumière Divine.
    Chagnon, Roland (1985)
    Montréal: Les Éditions Paulines.

    Associated Search Terms: Eckanker; Science de la Spiritualité; Divine Light Mission; New religions
  • Contacts, Cognitions, and Conversion: A Rational Choice Approach.
    Gartrell, C. David, and Zane K. Shannon (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 27;1: 32-48.

    Proposes an outcomes anticipation model of conversion; illustrates the model with observations on Divine Light Mission in Victoria, British Columbia.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Canada, British Columbia, Victoria; Rational choice theory; Divine Light Mission
  • Subgroups in Divine Light Mission Membership: A Comment on Downton.
    Derks, Frans, and Jan M. an der Lans (1983)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.), Of Gods and Men. New Religious Movements in the West. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 303-308.

    Points to changes in kinds of Divine Light Mission members over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission
  • Company of Truth: Meditation and Sacralized Interaction Among Western Followers of an Indian Guru.
    DuPertuis, Lucy Gwyn (1983)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California at Berkeley. [DA 45:3 A, p. 952]

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Divine Light Mission; Meditation
  • Ursachen und Wirkungen gesellschaftlicher Verweigerung junger Menschen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der
    Berger, Herbert, and Peter C. Hexel (1981)
    Vienna: European Center for Social Welfare and Research.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, Germany; Scientology, Germany; World rejection; Germany; Youth; Ananda Marga, Germany; New religions; Divine Light Mission
  • Strange Gods. The Great American Cult Scare.
    Bromley, David G., and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1981)
    Boston: Beacon.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Scientology; Anti-cult movement; Unification Church; Jonestown; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Divine Light Mission; Children of God; Contributions
  • An Evolutionary Theory of Spiritual Conversion and Commitment: The Case of Divine Light Mission.
    Downton, James V., Jr. (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:4: 381-396.

    The process of converting to Divine Light mission is shown to be gradual rather than dramatic. Based on interview data.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Divine Light Mission
  • The guru: Perceptions of American devotees of the Divine Light Mission.
    Saliba, John A. (1980)
    Horizon 7: 69-81.

    Associated Search Terms: Guru; Divine Light Mission
  • Daddy Jones and Father Divine: The cult as political religion.
    Lincoln, C. Eric, and Lawrence H. Mamiya (1980)
    Religion in Life 49: 6-23.

    Associated Search Terms: Political religion; African Americans; Father Divine
  • God Comes to America: Father Divine and the Peace Mission Movement.
    Burnham, Kenneth E. (1979)
    Boston: Lambeth.

    Associated Search Terms: Father Divine; African Americans
  • Sacred Journeys: The Conversion of Young Americans to Divine Light Mission.
    Downton, James V., Jr. (1979)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Divine Light Mission
  • The Divine Light Mission as a Social Organization.
    Price, Maeve (1979)
    Sociological Review 27:2: 279-296.

    Examines factors militating against the organizational success of Divine Light Mission.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Organization
  • What Is Real? The Failure of the Phenomenological Approach in a Field Study of the Divine Light Mission.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J., and Lakshmi Bharadwaj (1979)
    Humanity and Society 3:1: 16-34.

    Suggests the need for greater self-awareness on the part of field researchers studying Divine Light Mission; takes examples from primary & secondary data.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Phenomenology; Participant observation; Methodology
  • Taking Knowledge: A Sociological Approach to the Study of Meditation and the Divine Light Mission.
    Armstrong, Paul F. (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Essex University.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Meditation
  • The Origin, Development, and Decline of a Youth Culture Religion: An Application of Sectarianization Theory.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J. (1978)
    Review of Religious Research 20:1: 23-43.

    Divine Light Mission's development shows that cults are fragile & constrained from effective institutionalization by internal factors.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Precarity; Divine Light Mission; Cult
  • Worshiping the Absurd: the Negation of Social Causality among the Followers of Guru Maharaj Ji.
    Foss, Daniel A., and Ralph W. Larkin (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39;2: 157-164.

    Participant observation study showing former counter culture youth turning to Divine Light Mission in the absence of the plausibility of the former youth culture or acceptability of conventional society.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth culture; Divine Light Mission; Participant observation; Cognitive distortion
  • Conversion and Alternation Processes in the Youth Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Religious Transformations.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J. (1978)
    Pacific Sociological Review 21:4: 379-405. [Also in David G. Bromley and James T. Richardson (eds.) The Brainwashing/Deprogramming Controversy: Sociological, Psychological, Legal and Historical Perspectives. New York: Edwin Mellen, 1983, pp. 51-72]

    Based on interviews from Divine Light Mission & Hare Krishna members; contrasts "sectarian conversion" in Hare Krishna, involving radical identity changes, & "cultic alternation."

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Alternation; Conversion; Hare Krishna; Youth culture
  • Patients and Pilgrims. Changing Attitudes Toward Psychotherapy of Converts to Eastern Mysticism.
    Anthony, Dick, Thomas Robbins, Madeleine Doucas, and Thomas E. Curtis (1977)
    American Behavioral Scientist 20:6: 861-886.

    Describes experiences with psychotherapy of converts to the Meher Baba & the Guru Maharaj ji movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Meher Baba; Psychotherapy
  • Guru Maharaj Ji and the Divine Light Mission.
    Messer, Jeanne (1976)
    In Charles Y. Glock and Robert N. Bellah (eds.) The New Religious Consciousness. Berkeley: Univesity of California Press, pp. 52-72.

    General account written by a devotee.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission
  • Changing Attitudes toward Ministry. A Case Study.
    Rashke, Richard (1973)
    Lumen vitae 28:3: 489-505.

    Analyzes 1971 questionnaire data from members of the Society of the Divine Word, a Catholic missionary order; notes tradition-oriented, witness-oriented, & development-oriented approaches toward ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Society of the Divine Word; Catholic; Missionary; Clergy role
  • Divination, Transe et Possession en Afrique Transaharienne.
    Bourguignon, Erika (1968)
    In M. Leibovici (ed.) La Divination. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

    Associated Search Terms: Divination; Africa, south central; Possession; Trance
  • Father Divine: A Case Study of Charismatic Leadership.
    Burnham, Kenneth E. (1963)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

    Associated Search Terms: Father Divine; Charisma; African Americans
  • A Study of the Social Background Factors of Seminarians of the Western Province Preparing for the Priesthood in the Society of the Divine Word.
    Jaeckels, Ronald (1959)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Catholic University of America.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations; Vocation; Society of the Divine Word
  • Problemática pessõal e interpretação divinatoria nos cultos afro-brasileiros do Recife.
    Ribeiro, René (1956)
    Revista do Museu Paulista 10: 225-242.

    Associated Search Terms: Divination; African Brazilians; Africanist, Brazil; Brazil, Pernambuco, Recife
  • These Also Believe: A Study of Modern American Cults and Minority Religious Movements.
    Braden, Charles S. (1949)
    New York: Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Theosophy, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Oxford Group Movement, U.S.A.; Anglo-Israel, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Liberal Catholic Church, U.S.A.; Christian Science, U.S.A.; New Thought; Father Divine; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • Black Gods of the Metropolis. Negro Religious Cults in the Urban North.
    Fauset, Arthur H. (1944)
    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    Studies 5 African American sects in Philadelphia.

    Associated Search Terms: Black Jews, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Black Muslim; Sect; Father Divine; Moorish Science Temple of America
  • The Kingdom of Father Divine.
    Cantril, Hadley, and Muzafer Sherif (1938)
    Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 33: 147-167.

    Based on participant observation in Harlem; sees Father Divine's church providing escape from hardship, sustenance for meaning in life, & status.

    Associated Search Terms: Father Divine; United States, New York, New York; African Americans; Participant observation; Meaning; Deprivation
  • Beliefs and Practices of the Cult of Father Divine.
    Mayne, F. Blair (1935)
    Journal of Educational Sociology 10:5: 296-306.

    A general description.

    Associated Search Terms: Father Divine
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