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  • Somatic coordination: An ethnography of religious entrainment in Christian and neo-pagan rituals.
    Dougherty, Beth L. (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 108-128.

    Based on interviews subsequent to participant observation in witch, Catholic, & Unitarian prayer services. Sensory boundary work allows for the establishment of extra-institutional ritual moments.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Ritual; Experience
  • Lessons learned from SoulPulse, a smartphone-based experience sampling method (S-ESM) study of spirituality.
    Wright, Bradley R.E., Richard Blackmon, David M. Carreon, and Luke Knepper (2017)
    In Roger Finke and Christopher D. Bader (eds.) Faithful Measures. New Methods in the Measurement of Religion. New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Experience; Sampling
  • Examining social desirability in measures of religion and spirituality using the bogus pipeline.
    Jones, Ann E., and Marta Elliott (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 47-64.

    An experiment to determine the extent that survey responses reporting religiosity are affected by the social desirability of being religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Religiosity scale; Social desirability; Experiment
  • Bingo! Holy play in experience-oriented society.
    Groot, Kees de (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 194-205.

    Based on 2006-14 participant observation of advertised public events in the Netherlands; data are reported from 4 events. Sacred or holy play appears in unexpected places. Uses a typology of play for interpretation

    Associated Search Terms: Huizinga, Johan; Sacred; Experience; Netherlands; Participant observation; Play; Ritual
  • 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
  • Love thy self? How belief in a supportive God shapes self-esteem.
    Schieman, Scott, Alex Bierman, Laura Upenieks, and Chistopher G. Ellison (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:3: 293-318.

    Analyzes 2000 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; belief in a supportive god helps explain & strengthens the association between religious involvement & self-esteem.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; United States; Self-esteem; Practice; Dimensions of religiosity; Born again experience; Prayer
  • Individual sensory experiences, socialized senses, and everyday lived religion in practice.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 152-162.

    Argues for the importance of sensation in religious; gives examples.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Experience
  • Between real and virtual communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case.
    Piraino, Francesco (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 93-108.

    For most Sufi order members in the West, the internet provides a space for affirmation, not live mysticism. For some Naqshbandi disciples, it is also a space for practicing religion through rituals, prayer requests, initiation, & religious experiences.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Mysticism; Ritual; Experience; Initiation; Internet; Islam, Sufi
  • Mystical bodies/unruly bodies: Experience, empowerment and subjectification in Syrian Sufism.
    Pinto, Paulo G. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 197-212.

    Ethnographic report of ritual body piercing in a ritual lodge of a Sufi community in northern Syria, which creates a variety of charisma. Based on 1999-2010 field work.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Body; Syria, Afrin; Kurdish Syrians; Experience; Islam, Sufi, Syria; Charisma; Participant observation
  • African Pentecostals in Catholic Europe. The Politics of Presence in the Twenty-First Century.
    Butticci, Annalisa (2016)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

    Participant observation of African Pentecostal worship in Ital; in practice they parallel Catholicism in their sacramental materiality--especially that of folk Catholicism. The worship also establishes a anti-structure a term the author does not use.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Prejudice, racial; Popular Catholicism; Pentecostal, Italy; Participant observation; Minority; Material culture; Materiality; Relic; Art; Italy; Migrant; Anti-structure; Catholic, Italy; Certeau, Michel de; Competition; Experience; Folk religion; Gramsci, Antonio; African Italians
  • Sensing God: Bodily manifestations and their interpretation in Pentecostal rituals and everyday life.
    Inbody, Joel (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:3: 337-355.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in a Pentecostal congregation; notes bodily sensations found to be meaningful by subjects.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Ritual; Pentecostal; Participant observation; Experience; Emotion
  • Religion, race, and discrimination: A field experiment of how American churches welcome newcomers.
    Wright, Bradley R.E., Christopher M. Donnelly, Michael Wallace, Stacy Missari, Annie Scola Wisnesky, and Christine Zozula (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 185-204.

    E-mail inquiries to a sample of churches, ostensibly from families moving to the geographical area of each church. Ostensible names varied to communicate white, African American, Latino, or Asian identity. Responses from Mainline Protestant churches showed discrimination.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet survey; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Discrimination; Catholic, U.S.A.; Race; Experiment; Homophily; United States
  • Exaltation: Ecstatic Experience in Pentecostalism and Popular Music.
    Jennings, Mark (2014)
    Bern: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecstasy; Pentecostal; Experience; Music
  • Does education develop or diminish spirituality in Taiwan?
    Voas, David (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 556-574.

    Analyzes 2009-10 Taiwanese survey data; religious involvement is inversely related to education, non-religious spirituality, especially experiential, is directly related.

    Associated Search Terms: Taiwan; Experience; Education
  • Religious affliation and hiring discrimination in the American South: A field experiment.
    Wallace, Michael, Bradley R.E. Wright, and Allen Hyde (2014)
    Social Currents 1:2: 189-207.

    Associated Search Terms: Identification; Experiment; Discrimination; United States, South
  • Religion and attitudes toward family planning issues among US adults.
    Barrett, Jennifer B., Julie DaVanzo, Christopher G. Ellison, and Clifford Grammich (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 161-188.

    Analyzes 1998 U.S.A. survey data. Attendance & born-again Christian identity predict less approval of contraception; Evangelical identity predicts negative views of increased access to family planning services. Catholic & conservative protestant identity have mixed associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Family planning; Practice; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Born again experience; Birth control; United States
  • Childhood Misfortune, Ultimate Redemption? A Stress Process--Life Course Analysis of Adult Born-Again Experiences.
    Schafer, Markus H. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 25-56.

    Analyzes 1995 questionnaire and 2004-06 follow-up questionnaire data (Midlife Development in the United States data). People broadly victimized as children are more likely than others to have a born-again experience.

    Associated Search Terms: Life course; Victimization; United States; Panel study; Conversion; Born again experience; Stress
  • Religious affiliation and hiring discrimination in New England: A field experiment.
    Wright, Bradley R.E., Michael Wallace, John Bailey, and Allen Hyde (2013)
    Research in Social Sratification and Mobility 34: 111-126.

    Associated Search Terms: Discrimination; Experiment
  • The religious experiences of the non-religious in Taiwan.
    Kao, chen-yang (2013)
    In Yen-zen Tsai (ed.) Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China. Taipei: National Chengchi University Press, pp. 125-140.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Atheist, Taiwan; Taiwan
  • Taiwanese Daoism and religious experiences.
    Kuo, Cheng-tian (2013)
    In Yen-zen Tsai (ed.) Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China. Taipei: National Chengchi University Press, pp. 77-90.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Taiwan; Daoist, Taiwan
  • Confucian culture in contemporary Taiwan and religious experiences.
    Tsai, Yen-zen (2013)
    In Yen-zen Tsai (ed.) Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China. Taipei: National Chengchi University Press, pp. 141-162.

    Associated Search Terms: Confucian, Taiwan; Experience; Taiwan
  • Les héritiers du baby-boom. Jeunes et religion au Québec.
    Gauthier, François, and Jean-Philippe Perreault (2013)
    Social Compass 60:4: 527-543.

    Quebec adolescents continue the non-practice of religion of their parents' generation. The label "Catholic" persists, however. There is an experiential religiosity decoupled from its would-be institutional embodiment.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Canada, Quebec; Experience; Generations; Individualism
  • Privatized religiosity revisited: Building an authenticity model of individual-church relations.
    Pessi, Anne Birgitta (2013)
    Social Compass 60:1: 3-21.

    Based on in-depth interviews with 17 religious Finns who were not active in churches. Interviewees equated privatized religion with authenticity.

    Associated Search Terms: Authenticity; Privatization; Grounded theory; Experience; Finland
  • Pluralism and rituals in Italian Catholicism: The spiritual approach of Renewal in the Spirit.
    Contiero, Emanuela (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 39-55.

    Based on participant observation & interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Catholic, Italy; Individualism; Ritual; Spirituality; Experience; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Italy
  • The Heart of Religion. Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love.
    Lee, Matthew T., Margaret M. Poloma, and Stephen G. Post (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interviews with 120 American Christian exemplars of benevolence; and a representative US survey. The reported experience of God's love correlated positively with acts of benevolence.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; United States; Consequential dimension; Experience; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Altruism; Virtuoso; God, image of
  • Prayer as inner sense cultivation: An attentional learning theory of spiritual experience.
    Lurmann, Tanya M., Howard Nusbaum, Ronald Thisted, and Rachel Morgain (2012)
    Ethos 40:4: 359-389.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Prayer
  • Adaptação cultural e validação da Underwood’s Daily Spiritual Experience Scale?versão Brasileira.
    Kimura, Miako, Acácia Lima de Oliveira, Lina Sayuri Mishima, and Lynn G. Underwood (2012)
    Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP 46(Spec): 99-106.

    Associated Search Terms: Scale; Experience
  • Pentecostal body logic: Cultivaing a modern sensorium.
    Brahinsky, Josh (2012)
    Cultural Anthropology 27:1: 215-238.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Pentecostal; Body; Ritual
  • A new approach for studying stratification and religion: Early results from a national internet-based field experiment study of U.S. churches.
    Wallace, Michael, Bradley R.E. Wright, Christine Zozula, Stacy Missari, Christopher M. Donnelly, and Annie Scola Wisnesky (2012)
    Research in the Sociology of Work 23:1: 369-397.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; United States; Stratification; Sampling; Experiment
  • Sufi spirituality and the code of Islam in everyday practice: Findings from a qualitative study of a Sufi group in Milan.
    Sündal, Fatma (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 181-199.

    Based on participat observation & interviews in a Jerrahi-Halveti group in Milano; focuses on a small number of converts.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Experience; Italy, Milano; Conversion; Islam, Italy; Convert; Spirituality; Sufi, Italy; Everyday life
  • Experiential careers: The routinization and de-routinization of religious life.
    Tavory, Iddo, and Daniel Wincheser (2012)
    Theory and Society 41:4: 351-373.

    Field studies with an Orthodox Jewish community & with a community of Muslim converts, both in the U.S., show experiential intensity at the time of conversion tapering off after a time. (The authors discovered what spiritual writers have in the past termed "first fervor.")

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Career; Participant observation; Experience; Phenomenology
  • Devotees, a new ordeal and a sense of belonging: Ethnography and nethnography of Saint Agatha.
    DiGiovanni, Elisabetta (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 167-180.

    Account of the behavior of young people on the feast of St. Agatha in Catania, which included tests of endurance. Notes what participants who posted videos of the feast focused on.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Italy, Catania; Internet; Feast; Visual; Popular religion; Popular Catholicism; Experience
  • Contemporary spirituality and the making of religious experience: Studying the social in an individualized religiosity.
    Versteeg, Peter, and Johan Roeland (2011)
    Fieldwork in Religion 6:2: 120-133.

    Associated Search Terms: Constructionist theory; Individualism; Spirituality; Experience
  • Children Speak: Catholic Second Graders' Agency and Experiences in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
    Beste, Jennifer (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:3: 327-350.

    Based on interviews with 73 Catholic second graders.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Children; Penance; Students, primary; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • 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: Experiential dimension; Yoga; Transcendence; Meditation; Health; Healing; Experience
  • Ethnic and Gender Variation in Religious Involvement: Patterns of Expression in Young Adulthood.
    Jones, Janine M., Josie R. St. Peter, Sherira J. Fernandes, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Rick Kosterman, and J. David Hawkins (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 207-225.

    Analyzes panel interview data from yong adults in Seattle; notes changes over time in religious "profiles" (spiritual/not religious; religious; intrinsic; organizational; not organizational).

    Associated Search Terms: Young adults; Age; Experience; Gender; Panel study; Ritual; Spirituality; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Complicating the "Clash of Civilizations": Gender and Politics in Contemporary Kuwait.
    González, Alessandra L., and Lubna Al-Kazi (2011)
    In Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Volume 2: Religion and Politics. Leiden: Brill, pp. 64-84.

    Analyzes 2007 questionnaire data from Kuwaiti undergraduate students. Religiosity & membership in a conservative denomination inversely predicts feminist views, but literalism positively predicts them.

    Associated Search Terms: Kuwait; Gender; Women; Students, undergraduate; Modernization; Politics, Kuwait; Denomination (organizational entity); Literalism; Islam, Kuwait; Feminism; Experience; Education; Salience
  • Emotion.
    Fer, Yannick (2010)
    In R. Azaria and D. Hervieu-Léger (eds.) Dictionnaire des faits religieux. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp. 312-316.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Emotion
  • How does prayer help manage emotions?
    Sharp, Shane (2010)
    Social Psychology Quarterly 73:4: 417-437.

    Associated Search Terms: Emotion; Prayer; Experience
  • "Aber es gibt keine antisemiten mehr": Eine experimentelle Studie zur Kommunikationslatenz antisemitischer Einstellungen.
    Beyer, Heiko, and Ivar Krumpal (2010)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 62:4: 681-705.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-Semitism; Experiment
  • The Inventory of Emotions Towards God (EtG): Psychological Valences and Theological Issues.
    Huber, Stefan, and Matthias Richard (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:1: 21-40.

    Development of a questionnaire instrument.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Methods; God, emotions toward; Scale
  • Collective effervescence, numinous experience or proto-religious phenomena? Moshing with Durkheim, Schleiermacher and Otto.
    Jennings, Mark (2010)
    In E. De la Fuente and P. Murphy (eds.) Philosophical and Cultural Theories of Music. Leiden: Brill, pp. 117-141.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Durkheim, Émile; Collective effervescence; Experience
  • The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination.
    Bender, Courtney J. (2010)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Spirituality; United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge.; Experience; Individualism
  • Born Again in Balaka: Pentecostal Versus Catholic Narratives of Religious Transformation in Rural Malawi.
    Manglos, Nicolette D. (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:4: 409-431.

    Based on 2007 interview data from born again young adults in rural Balaka District, Malawi; Pentecostals are more likely to believe they can convert to a new way of life than Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Born again experience; Malawi; Young adults; Pentecostal, Malawi; Catholic, Malawi
  • L’église à l’épreuve du pentecôtisme. L’expérience religieuse à l’île de la Réunion.
    Aubourg, Valérie (2010)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Anthropology, University of Reunion Island.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, French Polynesia; Pentecostal, French Polynesia; French Polynesia, Réunion; Experience; French Polynesia
  • The Anthropologist and the Initiated: Reflections on the Ethnography of Mystical Experience among the Sufis of Aleppo, Syria.
    Pinto, Paulo G. (2010)
    Social Compass 57:4: 464-478.

    An ethnographer's account of participation in Sufi ritual to access the mystical experiences at the core of the religious phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Experience; Body; Islam, Sufi; Islam, Syria; Mysticism; Participant observation; Syria, Aleppo
  • Religious Experience Reconsidered: A Building-block Approach to the Study of Religion and Other Special Things.
    Taves, Ann (2009)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience
  • Ethical and Methodological Dilemmas of Scientific Study of Contemporary Political Dimensions of Religion--The Case of the Church of Holy Simplicity.
    Crnic, Ales (2009)
    In Danijela Gavrilovic (ed.) Revitalization of Religion. Theoretical and Comparative Approaches. Nis, Serbia: Yugoslav Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, pp. 81-89.

    Report of a group of sociologists who founded & sought to register a church in Slovenia.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Slovenia; Experiment
  • The Variety of Religious Experiences.
    Baker, Joseph O. (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:1: 39-54.

    2005 American national survey data show that experience is a broad category encompassing varying phenomena that need be treated separately.

    Associated Search Terms: Paranormal; Experience; United States
  • Spirituality in silence and nature: Motivations, experiences and impressions among Swedish pilgrims.
    Davidsson Bremborg, Anna (2008)
    Journal for Empirical Theology 21:2: 149-165.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Pilgrimage; Spirituality; Sweden
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