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  • The gift economy of direct transnational civic action: How reciprocity and inequality are managed in religious "partnerships."
    Adler, Gary J., Jr., and Stephen Offutt (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:3: 600-619.

    In congregation-sponsored travel for the purpose of engaging in development projects, cases from host communities in El Salvador suggest the inequality inherent in the exchange is balanced by the spiritualization of the experiences of the foreign travelers.

    Associated Search Terms: El Salvador; Exchange; Exchange theory; Gift; Missions
  • A God trap: Seed planting, gift logic and the prosperity gospel.
    Droz, Yvan, and Yonatan N. Gez (2015)
    In A. Heusser (ed.) Pastures of Plenty: Tracing Religio-Scapes of Prosperity Gospel in Africa and Beyond. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 25-307.

    Associated Search Terms: Africa; Prosperity Gospel, Africa; Gift
  • Du don au paiement rituel. L'echange en question.
    Jamous, Raymond (2011)
    Archives de sciences socales des religions 154: 179-197.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Exchange; Gift; Hindu, India
  • God, Gifts and Poor People: On Charity in Islam.
    Kochuyt, Thierry (2009)
    Social Compass 56:1: 98-116.

    Conceptualizes the zakat (requirement in Islam of helping the poor) in terms of a 3-way reciprocity among God, the faithful, & the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Gift; Almsgiving
  • Salvation Goods, the Gift Economy and Charismatic Concern.
    Pace, Enzo (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 149-170.

    Salvation goods are governed not only by the exchange economy but also & moreso by the gift economy. Case studies from Brazil & Italy. The Catholic Charismatic case responded to an internal Church market; the Igreja Universal responded to an external one.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Brazil; Italy; Gift; Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus; Charisma; Communitas; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Liminality; Religious goods; Comparative; Pentecostal, Brazil; Ritual
  • Favor Fishing and Punch-Bowl Christians: Ritual and Conversion in a Chinese Protestant Church.
    Abel, Andrew (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:2: 161-178.

    Based on field work in one congregation & in an international organization. Favors done randomly & with no expectation of reciprocity bound recipients to the church rather than to individuals in a network.

    Associated Search Terms: Gift; Participant observation; Parish; Conversion; Chinese Americans
  • Beyond purity and danger: Gift-giving in the monotheistic religions.
    Silber Friedrich, Ilana (2000)
    In Toon Vandevelde (ed.) Gifts and Interests. Louvain: Peeters, pp. 115-132.

    Associated Search Terms: Gift
  • The charismatic gift.
    Coleman, Simon (1996)
    Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 10: 421-442.

    Associated Search Terms: Gift; Sweden; Word of Life
  • Gift-giving in the Great Traditions: The Case of Donations to Monasteries in the Medieval West.
    Silber, Ilana Friedrich (1995)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 36:2: 209-243.

    Gifts came primarily from the nobles. Compares with non-western gift exchange patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, medieval; Contributions; Gift; Comparative; Monasticism; Historical
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