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  • The Sea of Faith: Exemplifying transformed retention.
    Davies, Douglas J., and Daniel Northam-Jones (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociologial Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 227-243.

    Account of Sea of Faith, a network of people who think of religions as non-realist constructs but in many cases nevertheless remain rooted in ecclesial communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Network; Sea of Faith
  • Young people in mixed faith families: A case of knowledge and experience of two traditions?
    Arweck, Elisabeth, and Eleanor Nesbitt (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perpectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 57-75.

    Based on 2006-09 open-ended interviews with young people & their parents. The parents' connectedness to their religion & the grandparents' accessibility & acceptance of the grandchildren were important for the transmission of faith traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Children; Family; Great Britain; Mixed-faith families
  • The Underground Church. Nonviolent Resistance to the Vatican Empire.
    Kautzer, Kathleen (2012)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Studies Call to Action, Voice of the Faithful, DignityUSA, Corps of Reerve Priests United for Service, Catholic Organizations for Renewal, Women's Ordination Conference, Women's Ordination Worldwide, Women-Church Convergence, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, Catholics for a Free Choice, & underground parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Underground church; Voice of the Faithful; Liberal; Feminism; Dignity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Call to Action
  • Faithful Revolution: How Voice of the Faithful is Changing the Church.
    Bruce, Tricia Colleen (2011)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Voice of the Faithful; Social movement
  • Société civile religieuse et "effondrement moral" de la nation Lituanienne.
    Lankauskas, Gediminas (2008)
    Anthropologie et sociétés 32: 173-191.

    Associated Search Terms: Word of Faith, Lithuania; Pentecostal, Lithuania; World rejection; Lithuania
  • Church as Contested Terrain: Voice of the Faithful and Religious Agency.
    Leming, Laura M. (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:1: 56-71.

    Studies a lay effort in U.S. Catholicism to assume religious agency.

    Associated Search Terms: Laity; Participant observation; Voice of the Faithful; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Spirituality and Religious Variables as Predictors of Well-Being in Sex Offenders.
    Geary, Brendan, Joseph W. Ciarrocchi, and N.J. Scheers (2005)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 15: 167-187.

    Analyzes 2002-03 questionnaire data from 205 male sex-offenders in treatment groups; faith maturity (spirituality) & practice predicted life satisfaction but had no relation to depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Faith maturity; Life satisfaction; Sex-offenders; Depression
  • Righteous Riches. The Word of Faith Movement in Contemporary African American Religion.
    Harrison, Milmon F. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Participant observation study of a non-denominational "health and wealth" movement in African American religion.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Social movement; Participant observation; Word of Faith, U.S.A.
  • Religious Doubt and Health: Exploring the Potential Dark Side of Religion.
    Krause, Neal, and Keith M. Wulff (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:1: 35-56.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 434 U.S. Christian religious congregations. Religious doubt predicts less satisfaction with health & more depression, especially among congregation members who fill official church offices.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; United States; Faith; Mental health; Doubt
  • Christaquarianism: A New Socio-Religious Movement of Postmodern Society.
    Kemp, Daren (2001)
    Implicit Religion 4:1: 27-40.

    Based on field work with U.K. networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Great Britain; Social movement; Sea of Faith; Christian Awakening to a New Awareness; New age
  • The Faith-Healers of the Assemblies of God in Burkina Faso: Taking Responsibility for Diseases Related to “Living Together”
    Laurent, Pierre-Joseph (2001)
    Social Compass 48:3: 333-351.

    Pastors value faith healers for creating excitement, but fear being upstaged. Economic decline led those who had some prosperity migrating away from crime areas & relatives. In the new urban context they set up new identities by exorcism & healing rites.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Assemblies of God, Burkina Faso; Faith healer; Healing; Urban; Pentecostal, Burkina Faso; Change; Exorcism; Burkina Faso; Identity
  • Aging, Religious Doubt, and Psychological Well-Being.
    Krause, Neal, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, Christopher G. Ellison, and Keith M. Wulff (1999)
    The Gerontologist 39: 525-533.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Faith; Gerontology; Doubt
  • Conservative Protestantism and the World Order: The Faith Movement in the United States and Sweden.
    Coleman, Simon (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:4: 353-373.

    Based on 1986-87, '89, & '91 participant observation in the Word of Life (Livets Ord) foundation in Uppsala.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Sweden; New Thought, Sweden; Livets Ord; Participant observation; Sweden, Uppsala; World system; Nationalism; Faith movement (conservative protestant), Sweden
  • The Sociology of Fowler's Faith Development Theory.
    Hiebert, Dennis W. (1992)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 21:3: 321-335.

    Suggests reasons for sociological interest in the model of faith development of James Fowler.

    Associated Search Terms: Faith development
  • A Sociological Perspective on Faith Development.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1982)
    In Kenneth Stokes (ed.) Faith Development in the Adult Life Cycle. New York: W.H. Sadlier, pp. 209-223.

    Critique of the faith development literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Life cycle; Faith development
  • The Sociology of Fundamentalism. A Typological Analysis Based on Selected Groups in Portland, Oregon, and Vicinity.
    Gustafson, Cloyd V. (1956)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; United States, Oregon, Portland; Apostolic Faith (denomination); American Baptist; North American Baptist General Conference; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative Baptist; Disciples of Christ; Historical; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Schism; Fundamentalism
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