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  • Native Evangelism in Central Mexico.
    Nutini, Hugo G., and Jean F. Nutini (2014)
    Austin: University of Texas Press

    Based on 1996-2006 field work in the Córdoba-Orizaba region & the Tlaxcala-Pueblan Valley. 2 independent Evangelical sects differ-one authoritarian & hierarchical, & the other not. Develops the concept “destructive sect” for Luz del Mundo.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Amistad y Vida; Sexual abuse; Functionalism; Evangelical, Mexico; Conversion; Polity; Mexico; Luz del Mundo; Comparative
  • Religion and Civil Society: Theoretical Reflections.
    Herbert, David (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 13-45.

    Reviews rational choice, secularization, and public (civil society) religion theories. Opts for a "functionalization" approach, where religions help overcome shortcomings in the functioning of other institutions or even resist the other institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil society; Secularization; Functionalization; Rational choice theory; Public religion; Islam; Mediatization
  • Secularisation and Nationalism: A Critical Review.
    Santiago, José (2012)
    Social Compass 59:1: 3-20.

    Review of the literature on nationalism as a surrogate for religion. Finds the theories confound function & cause; nations do not need ucltural integration. Nationalism does not lead to ndividual immortality but social immortlaity & hence is unlike religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Integration (social); Integration (national); Civil religion; Durkheim, Émile; Nationalism; Surrogate for religion; Secularization; Political religion
  • The Recondite Religious Life of Health.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 261-271.

    Because religion is oriented to the non-empirical, it cannot have its effects on health if consciously used instrumentally. Thus the effects can be seen as latent micro functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Latent function; Health
  • Religion and Family Links. Neofunctionalist Reflections.
    Swenson, Donald (2008)
    Secaucus, New Jersey: Springer

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Family
  • A Movement without a Crisis is a Movement with a Crisis: A Paradox in Search of a Paradigm.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 93-102.

    Develops a typology of crises. Crises often give rise to or are often functional for social movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Crisis; Functionalism; Social movement; Structuration
  • Stark and Finke or Durkheim on Conversion and (Re-)affiliation: An Outline of a Structural Functionalist Rebuttal to Stark and Finke.
    Hak, Durk (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 295-312.

    Develops a functionalist theory of conversion as deviance, with social cohesion (solidarity) as the central concept.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Functionalism; Solidarity; Stark, Rodney
  • Religiöse Pluralität in nationaler Verfassungstaat.
    Münch, Richard (2006)
    Berliner Journal für Soziologie 16:4: 463-484.

    Develops a functionalist/institutionalsit model of differentiation that leads to pluralism.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Differentiation; Institutionalization; Pluralism
  • Zeichen und Wunder. Über die Funktion der Selig- und Heiligsprechenungen in der katholischer Kirche.
    Bienfait, Agathe (2006)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 58:1: 1-22.

    The increased beatifications & canonizations of saints in Catholicism functions to bind office charisma to personal charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Saints; Catholic; Charisma; Functionalism
  • Cross-national correlations of quantifiable societal healh with popular religiosity and secuarism in the prosperous democracies.
    Paul, Gregory (2005)
    Journal of Religion and Society 7: 1-17.

    Uses graphics to show relationships.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalism; Suicide; Homicide; Evolution; Functionalism
  • Considerações teóricas em torno do reducionismo funcionalista em ciências de religião.
    Silva Filho, Paulo Gonçalves (2004)
    Rever--Revista de estudos da religião 4:4: 1-26.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Reductionism
  • Transformations of Religion and Morality in Modern Europe.
    Luckmann, Thomas (2003)
    Social Compass 50:3: 275-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Functionalism; Europe; Privatization
  • Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Deutschland.
    Pollack, Detlef (2003)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck).

    A collection of essays & studies, most previously published as slightly different versions.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State; Individualism; Germany, East; Dimensions of religiosity; Functionalism; Lutheran, Germany; Disenchantment; Catholic, Germany; Definition of religion; Differentiation; Germany; Luckmann, Thomas; Proselytizing; Politics, Germany; Luhmann, Niklas; Literature; Privatization
  • Implicit Religion and Power.
    Borg, Meerten B. ter (2002)
    Implicit Religion 5:1: 5-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Implicit religion; Social construction of reality; Functionalism, micro; Sacred; Symbol
  • Problem der funktionalen Religionstheorie Niklas Luhmans.
    Pollack, Detlef (2001)
    Sozial Systeme 7: 5-20. Also in Detlef Pollack, Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003, pp. 56-73.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Luhmann, Niklas; Systems theory
  • Cultures Jeunes et Religion: Réflexions Théoriques.
    Bizeuil, Yves (2001)
    In Jean-Pierre Bastian (ed.) La modernité religieuse en perspective comparée. Europe latine--Amérique latine. Paris: Karthala, pp. 141-151.

    Post modern youth have functional equivalents for religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Cosmology; Functionalism, micro; Integration (social); Meaning; Prophecy; Ritual; Secularization; Youth; Identity
  • Die Religion der Gesellschaft./A Systems Theory of Religion, tr. David A. Brenner with Adrian Hermann.
    Luhmann, Niklas (2000)
    Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp./Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2013.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Differentiation; Evolution, societal; Functionalism; Meaning; Systems theory
  • 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: Holiness religion; Dimensions of religiosity; Shaker; Conversion; Seventh-day Adventist; Commune; Sect; Schism; Relative deprivation; New age; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Deprivation; Functionalism; Compensators; Jehovah´s Witness; Oneida; Stratification
  • Why America Needs Religion. Secular Modernity and Its Discontents.
    Lewy, Guenter (1996)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; United States
  • D.W. Riddle e la funzione sociale di apocalissi e martirologi. Un recupero critico.
    Staples, Peter (1996)
    Religioni e società 11/24: 48-62.

    Review of the sociology of early Christianity formulated by the early 20th century scholar Donald W. Riddle.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Apocalyptic; Martyr; Functionalism; Riddle, Donald W.
  • The Importance of a Religious Service at Birth: The Persistent Demand for Baptism in Flanders (Belgium).
    Meerbeeck, Anne van (1995)
    Social Compass 42:1: 47-58.

    Reports 1990 European Values Study data; sees Catholic ritual performing social functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Belgium, Flanders; Baptism; Functionalism; Catholic, Belgium; Ritual
  • Le Rite Enchantant la Concorde.
    Rivière, Claude (1992)
    Cahiers internationaux de sociologie 92: 5-29.

    The study of ritual is coming to see its object as part of coping in everyday life rather than as part of religion--ritual in sports, travel, etc.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Ritual
  • The New and the Old in Religion.
    Luckmann, Thomas (1991)
    In Pierre Bourdieu and James S. Coleman (eds.) Social Theory for a Changing Society. Boulder, Colorado; Westview, pp. 167-182.

    Observations on the place of religion in sociological theory; articulates a microfunctional view of religion, & describes the privatization process.

    Associated Search Terms: Privatization; Functionalism
  • A Revised Functionalism in the Sociology of Religion: Mary Douglas's Recent Work.
    Spickard, James V. (1991)
    Religion 21: 141-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Douglas, Mary
  • Möglichkeiten und Grenzen einer funktionalen Religionsanalyse: Zum religionssoziologischen Ansatz Niklas Luhmanns.
    Pollack, Detlef (1991)
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 39: 957-975.

    Associated Search Terms: Luhmann, Niklas; Functionalism
  • Religion and Society (A Study of Koyas).
    Murthy, A. Satyanarayna (1991)
    New Delhi: Discovery Publishing House.

    Ethnography of the Koya Dora tribe in Andra Pradesh State, south India; focuses on the impact of their religion. 1986-89 observations elaborate the author's 1969 Ph.D. thesis. Includes accounts of principal rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; India, Andra Pradesh; Ritual; Koya Doras
  • Le catholicisme, ving-cenq ans après Vatican II.
    Rouleau, Jean-Paul (1990)
    Sociologie et société 22:2: 33-48.

    A functionalist analysis pointing to difficulties in post-Vatican II Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Functionalism
  • Religion and Advanced Industrial Society.
    Beckford, James A. (1989)
    London: Unwin Hyman.

    Critique of the presuppositions of the sociology of religion that are predicated on industrial, not advanced industrial, society.

    Associated Search Terms: Gramsci, Antonio; Parsons, Talcott; Luhmann, Niklas; Bell, Daniel; Berger, Peter L.; Luckmann, Thomas; Foucault, Michel; Troeltsch, Ernst; Robertson, Roland; Privatization; Fenn, Richard K.; Weber, Max; Durkheim, Émile; Marxian; Wilson, Bryan R.; Differentiation; Marxism; Rationalization; Systems theory; Functionalism; Economic; World system; Secularization; Bellah, Robert N.
  • The Functions of Religion: A Reappraisal.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1988)
    Religion 18: 199-216.

    As religion has lost its societal integrative function, it has taken up personal functions & the critique of societal arrangements. This gives new, flexible religions an advantage.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (societal); Functionalism; Privatization; New religions
  • Vatican II, Ecumenism and a Parsonian Analysis of Change.
    Aloisi, Michael F. (1988)
    Sociological Analysis 49:1: 17-28.

    Vatican II is understood as an attempt to increase the adaptive capacity of the Roman Catholic church.

    Associated Search Terms: Vatican II; Functionalism; Ecumenism; Change; Parsons, Talcott
  • Religion and Communal Life in an Evolutionary-Functional Perspective: The Orthodox Kibbutzim.
    Fishman, Aryei (1987)
    Comparative Studies in Society and History 29: 763-796.

    Examines the Religious Kibbutz Federation in Israel; shows religion playing a dysfunctional role in a communal system.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Functionalism; Israel; Kibbutz; Jewish, Orthodox, Israel
  • Social Science Methods and Theories of Significance for the Study of the Israelite Monarchy: A Critical Review Essay.
    Frick, Frank S. (1986)
    Semeia 37: 9-52.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew; Functionalism
  • Modernity and Its Discontents.
    Lechner, Frank J. (1985)
    In Jeffrey C. Alexander (ed.) Neofunctionalism. Beverly Hills, California: Sage, pp. 157-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Fundamentalist; Functionalism
  • Über die Funktion der Religion.
    Luckmann, Thomas (1985)
    In Peter Koslowski (ed.) Die religiöse Dimension der Gesellschaft. Tübingen: Mohr, pp. 26-41.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism, micro; Invisible religion
  • Kontinuität und Wandel der Religion: Die strukturell-funktionale Analyse in der deutschen Religions- und Kirchensoziologie nach 1945: Versuch einer problemsgeschichtlichen und systematisch orientierten Bestandsaufnahme.
    Drehsen, Volker (1983)
    In Karl Fritz Daiber and Thomas Luckmann (eds.) Religion in den Gegenwartsströmungen der deutschen Soziologie. München: Kaiser, pp. 86-135.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism
  • Religion, Work Specialization, and Job Satisfaction: Interactive Effects.
    Martinson, Oscar B., and Eugene A. Wilkening (1983)
    Review of Religious Research 24:4: 347-356.

    Analyzes 1974 questionnaire data from adults in Wisconsin; shows religion correlated with job satisfaction & suggests a functionalist interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: Job satisfaction; Functionalism; United States, Wisconsin
  • Religion in Sociological Perspective.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1982)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism
  • Sociological Insight. An Introduction to Non-Obvious Sociology.
    Collins, Randall (1982)
    New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 30-59.

    Revised 2nd edition released in 1992.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Identity
  • The Functionalist Paradigm Dominating the Social-Scientific Study of Religion and a Structural Alternative.
    Friedrichs, Robert W. (1982)
    Bulletin of the Council on the Study of Religion 13: 1-5.

    Associated Search Terms: Structuralism; Functionalism
  • Time and Transcendence in a Dialectical Sociology of Religion.
    Mol, Hans (Johannes J.) (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 42:4: 317-324.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendence; Time; Functionalism; Dialectic
  • Religionssoziologie als kritische Theorie. Die marxistlische Religionskritik und ihre Bedeutung für die Religionssoziologie.
    Neu, Rainer (1982)
    Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Habermas, Jürgen; Wach, Joachim; Luhmann, Niklas; Berger, Peter L.; Luckmann, Thomas; Evolution, societal; Durkheim, Émile; Critical theory; Weber, Max; Marx, Karl; Systems theory; System; Functionalism; Troeltsch, Ernst
  • The Notion of Functional Equivalence with Special Regard to its Usage in Empirical Sociology of Religion.
    Grönblom, Gunnar, and Jörgen Thorgaard (1981)
    Annual Review of the Social Sciences of Religion 5: 133-165.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Surrogate for religion
  • Functionalism and Ethics in Sociology: The Relationship between "Ought" and "Function."
    Beckford, James A. (1981)
    Annual Review of the Social Sciences of Religion 5: 101-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion, ethics; Functionalism
  • Franconian Witchcraft: A Discussion of Functionalism.
    Sebald, Hans (1981)
    Deviant Behavior 2:4: 349-370.

    Based on participant observation in the author's home area; sees witchcraft lore as social control.

    Associated Search Terms: Witch; Functionalism; Social control; Participant observation; Germany, Franconian Switzerland
  • Functionalism and the Explanation of Religion.
    Burhenn, Herbert (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:4: 350-360.

    If explanation answers "how" rather than "why" questions, functionalism can provide explanation.

    Associated Search Terms: Explanation; Functionalism
  • Dimensions of Religiosity in Modern Society. An Approach to a Systematical Stock-Taking of Structural-Functionalist Analysis.
    Drehsen, Volker (1980)
    Social Compass 27:1: 51-62.

    Special focus on the reception of functionalism in German sociology of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Privatization
  • Symbols, Anxiety, and Ritual: A Functional Interpretation.
    Meddin, Jay (1980)
    Qualitative Sociology 3:4: 251-271.

    Sees ritual as a means for containing the disruptive potential inherent in human symbol production.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Ritual
  • La Vision des Sectes au Québec. Mécanismes et Résultats.
    Foucart, Eric (1980)
    Cahiers du Centre des Recherches en Sociologie Religieuse 3: 117-128.

    Discusses the social function of the popular concept of "sect" in Quebec.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Canada, Quebec; Functionalism
  • The Great Asiatic Religions and their Social Functions./Le Religioni asiatiche e la loro funzione sociale.
    Houtart, François, and Geneviève Lemercinier (1980)
    Louvain-la-Neuve: Centre de Recherches Socio-Religieuse./Roma: Iassua, 1984.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Asia; India, ancient; Buddhist
  • Parsons' Analytical Theory of Religion as Ultimate Reality.
    Sieert, Rudolf J. (1980)
    In Gregory Baum (ed.) Sociology and Human Destiny. Essays on Sociology, Religion and Society. New York: Seabury, pp. 27-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Habermas, Jürgen; Parsons, Talcott; Functionalism
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