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  • Transcendence matters: Do the ways family members experience God meaningfully relate to family life?
    Dalton, Hilary, David C. Dollahite, and Loren D. Marks (2018)
    Review of Religious Research 60:1: 23-47.

    Based on interviews with 198 U.S.A. families; finds family life affects experiences of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; God, concept of
  • For the wrath of God: Fatalism and images of God in violent regions of the world.
    Bader, Christopher D., Andrea Molle, Benjamin Gurrentz, and James J. Coyle (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:2: 173-191.

    Analyzes 2012 Caucasus Barometer data; conception of God as judgmental predicts fatalism in each of the 3 nations in the violent Caucasus region.

    Associated Search Terms: God, concept of; Armenia; Azerbaidjan; Fatalism; Georgia
  • Does religiousness increase with age? Age changes and generational differences over 35 years.
    Bengtson, Vern L., Norella M. Putney, Merril Slversten, and Susan C. Harris (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 363-379.

    Based on a Southern California panel study. Religiosity increases with age, though attendance drops in old age. For younger cohorts, spirituality becomes increasingly detached from religion & God is less transcendent & more immanent.

    Associated Search Terms: God, concept of; Life course; Practice; Age; United States, California; Panel study; Transcendence; Spirituality; Immanence; Gerontology; Generations
  • Beliefs about God and mental health among American adults.
    Silton, Nava R., Kevin J. Flannelly, Kathleen Galek, and Christopher G. Ellison (2014)
    Journal of Religion and health 53;5: 1285-1296.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Belief; God, concept of; United States
  • The Role of Divine Beliefs in Stress Processes.
    Schieman, Scott, and Alex Bierman (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 45-68.

    Consideration of beliefs about God as a moderating influence between stressors and well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; God, emotions toward; God, concept of; Belief; Well-being, psychological; Stress; God, image of
  • Beliefs about God, Psychiatric Symptoms, and Evolutionary Psychiatry.
    Flannelly, Kevin J., Kathleen Galek, Christopher G. Ellison, and Harold G. Koenig (2010)
    Journal of Religion and Health 49: 246-261.

    Associated Search Terms: God, concept of; Mental health
  • The Abstract Image of God: The Case of Dutch Youth.
    Janssen, Jacques (1999)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.) Alternative Religions among European Youth. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 57-82.

    Based on 1991 interviews asking open-ended questions of young adults in the Netherlands. Dutch youth are religious, but not by organizational identity. Empirical typology of the non-organizationally religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Open-ended questions; Methodology; New age; Prayer; Youth; God, concept of; Netherlands
  • Spiritual Correlates of Reported Sexual Abuse among Mormon Women.
    Pritt, Ann F. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:2: 273-285.

    Compares measures from Mormon women who had vs. had not experienced sexual abuse as children.

    Associated Search Terms: God, concept of; Well-being, spiritual; Mormon; Sexual abuse; Women
  • Addressing God as ruler: Prayer and petition.
    Nicholls, David (1993)
    British Journal of Sociology 44:1: 125-141.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; God, concept of
  • High Gods and the Means of Subsistence.
    Simpson, John H. (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:3: 213-222.

    Analyzes data drawn from Murdock's Ethnographic Atlas.

    Associated Search Terms: High gods; Monotheism; Swanson, Guy E.; Economic; God, concept of
  • Theistic Conceptions in American Protestantism.
    Broughton, Walter (1975)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:4: 331-244.

    Analyzes 1969-70 semantic differential questionnaire data from Protestants in 2 upstate New York cities; focuses on concepts of God & correlates thereof.

    Associated Search Terms: Semantic differential; God, concept of; United States, New York
  • The Metaphoric Parallelist Approach to the Sociology of Theistic Beliefs: Theme, Variations and Implications.
    Winter, J. Alan (1973)
    Sociological Analysis 34:3: 212-229.

    Reviews theories that see God-concepts as metaphors of social realities.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Swanson, Guy E.; Simmel, Georg; God, concept of
  • Religious Change on a College Campus.
    Ferman, Louis A. (1960)
    Journal of College Student Personnel 1:3: 1-12.

    Analyzes 1950 & '52 questionnaire data from students at Cornell University; notes stability & change in conceptions of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; God, concept of
  • The Effect of the College Experience Upon Students' Concepts of God.
    Wickenden, Arthur C. (1932)
    Journal of Religion 12:2: 242-267.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 1st & 4th year students at church & non-church colleges in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, & Minnesota. Separate data for specific denominational colleges. Shows an effect of educational challenges on belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; God, concept of; Congregational, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; United Brethren, U.S.A.; Education; Students, undergraduate
  • Themis, A Study of the Social Origins of Greek Religion.
    Harrison, Jane Ellen (1912)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [2nd rev. ed., 1927; reprinted Cleveland: World, 1962]

    Greek deities reflected the social structures in which they were cultivated.

    Associated Search Terms: Collective representation; Greece, ancient; God, concept of
  • Zur Soziologie der Religion./A Contribution to the Sociology of Religion.
    Simmel, Georg (1898)
    Neue deutsche Rundschau 9: 111-123./American Journal of Sociology 11 (1905): 359-376; tr. By Horst Jürgen Helle and Ludwig Nieder, in Georg Simmel, Essays on Religion. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 101-120.

    A group member is related to the others with some exaltation, devotion & fervency. An ideal content develops, gods who protect those sustaining the group (e.g., class) & personifying virtues demanded from people. This is one source of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Class; God, concept of; Origins of religion
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