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  • A bounded affinity theory of religion and the paranormal.
    Baker, Joseph O., Christopher Bader, and F. Carson Mencken (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 334-358. Erratum, 78:1 (2017): 117.

    Develops a propositional theory based on a bounded affinity model wherein paranormal experiences are related positively to experiential religiosity & certain beliefs, but negatively to practice, consequential & knowledge religiosity. Illustrates with 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data, Christian subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Dimensions of religiosity; Experiential dimension; Plausibility structure; Bounded affinity; Paranormal
  • Transcendent Experience and Health: Concepts, Cases, and Sociological Themes.
    Levin, Jeffrey S. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 69-93.

    Considers the role of experience of the transcendent in generating positive health outcomes.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga; Experiential dimension; Healing; Health; Meditation; Transcendence; Experience
  • Ritual, Symbol, and Experience: Understanding Catholic Worker House Masses.
    Spickard, James V. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 337-357.

    Based on extensive participant observation in the Los Angeles Catholic Worker house.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; United States, California, Los Angeles; Catholic Worker; Ritual; Experiential dimension; Phenomenology
  • Main Street Mystics: The Toronto Blessing and Reviving Pentecostalism.
    Poloma, Margaret M. (2003)
    Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Glossolalia; Liminality; Participant observation; Experiential dimension; Healing; Vineyard Churches; Prophecy; Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship; Mysticism; Toronto Blessing; Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship; Pentecostal, neo, Canada; Canada, Ontario, Toronto
  • Ecstasy as 'This-Worldly Path to Salvation': The Techno Youth Scene as a Proto-religious Collective.
    Corsten, Michael (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 91-124.

    Based on 1996-97 interviews with 62 insiders in the Techno Scene (dance) in Berlin.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion; Youth; Dance; Life cycle; Music; Germany, Berlin; Experiential dimension; Scene
  • Religion and Social Justice. The Case of Christianity and the Abolition of Slavery in America.
    Auping, John A. (1994)
    Mexico City: Univrsidad Iberoamericana, Departamento de Ciencias Religiosas.

    Historical sociology establishing the importance of religion in the American abolitionist movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Slavery; Historical; Experiential dimension; Quaker, U.S.A.; Content analysis
  • A Theory of Religious Commitment.
    Finney, John M. (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39:1: 19-35.

    Interprets 1974 telephone survey data from Washington State with a causal sequence model: practice, knowledge, experience, belief, devotional practices

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; United States, Washington; Devotionalism; Experiential dimension; Cognitive dimension; Practice
  • Bridge Burners: Commitment and Participation in a Religious Movement.
    Hine, Virginia H. (1970)
    Sociological Analysis 31:2: 61-66.

    The experiential source of commitment consists of a subjective state that changes the self-image, of some cognitive restructuring, & overt acts that set one apart in some way.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive; Self concept; Pentecostal; Commitment; Experiential dimension
  • A Comparative Study of Delinquents and Non-Delinquents: Family Affect, Religion, and Personal Income.
    Allen, Donald E., and Harjit S. Sandhu (1967)
    Social Forces 46: 263-269.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from delinquents & control groups in Florida; religious feelings, more than church attendance, distinguish delinquents from non-delinquents.

    Associated Search Terms: Delinquency; Adolescents; Experiential dimension
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