Best Practices
Paper Series
Resources

Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database
Research Hub > Other Resources

Search thousands of sociological books, journal articles, theses and dissertations by subject, author, title or publication information. To begin, enter search term(s) below and click Go! Title links in search results lead to item in Amazon.com.

You can also browse citations by subject by clicking on the "Browse Terms" tabs.



Citations
  • Gendered God imagery and attitudes toward mothers' labor force participation: Examining the transposable character of religious schemas.
    Shah, Sarah, John P. Bartkowsk, and Xiaohe Xu (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 540-557.

    Analyzes 1972-2011 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; gendered God imagery affects attitudes about women's labor force participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; United States; Labor; Gender role; God, image of
  • Anxious attachment to God, spiritual support, and obesity: Findings from a recent nationwide survey.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 485-497.

    Analyzes 2014 interview data from adult Americans; having an anxious attachment to God predicts obesity, but the association is weakened by spiritual& emotional social support.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Obesity; Health; Anxiety; God, image of; Attachment to God; Social support
  • God versus party: Competing effects on attitudes concerning criminal punishment, national security, and military service.
    Thomson, Robert A., Jr., and Paul Froese (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 839-858.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Image of God as judgmental predicts stands on capital punishment & issues of war & peace, causing effects of political party preference to wash out.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States; God, image of; Capital punishment; Peace/war
  • Sense of divine involvement and sense of meaning in life: Religious tradition as a contingency.
    Jung, Jong Hyun (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 119-133.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; a sense of divine involvement & of meaning in life correlate among the Christian groups but not among others. A sense of divine involvement is the belief that god desires a connection with individuals.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; God, image of; Meaning
  • Male and female He created them: Gender traditionalism, masculine images of God, and attitudes toward same-sex unions.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 479-496.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data; a masculine image of God has an independent effect on opposition to same-sex marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender traditionalism; God, image of; Homosexuality; Marriage; United States
  • Images of a loving God and sense of meaning in life.
    Stroope, Samuel, Scott Draper, and Andrew L. Whitehead (2013)
    Social Indicators Research 111:1:25-44.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Meaning
  • How does religion promote forgiveness? Linking beliefs, orientations, and practices.
    Escher, Daniel (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 100-119.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; orientations toward God & belief that religious imperatives should pervade life help explain the association between religion & forgiveness.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; God, image of; Forgiveness; United States
  • Image of God and community volunteering among rleigious adherents in the United States.
    Mencken, F. Carson, and Brittany Fitz (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:3:491-508.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). A judgmental image of God is inversely related to volunteering in activities not connected to one's own church, net of the effects of volunteering in connection with one's own congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Volunteering; United States; God, image of; Communality; Network
  • 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: Consequential dimension; God, image of; Altruism; Prayer; Experience; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Virtuoso; United States
  • Gender ideology and religion: Does a masculine image of God matter?
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 139-156.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; a view of God as masculine predicts more traditional gender role views.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; God, image of; United States
  • Islamopobia? Religion, Contact with Muslims, and the Respect for Islam.
    Jung, Jong Hyun (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 113-126.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from U.S.A. adults. having a religion, especially Evangelical & religion with a punitive image of God, positively predicts prejudice against Muslims. Contact with Muslims mitigates that for most, but increases it among Evangelicals & African American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Prejudice, anti-Islamic; God, image of; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Scared into Church? Conceptions of God, Exclusivity, and Religious Practice in the United States.
    Bader, Christopher D., and Ashley Palmer (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 109-129.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data. Conceptions of God as angry and as engaged in this world positively predict exclusivist theological beliefs & practice.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Practice; United States; Exclusivism
  • From Obama to Osama: Image of God and trust in Muslims among the highly religious in the United States.
    Hinze, Wesley M., F. Carson Mencken, and Charles M. Tolbert (2011)
    Sociological Focus 44:1: 18-36.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Islam, U.S.A.; Prejudice, anti-Islamic
  • 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; Belief; God, concept of; God, emotions toward; God, image of; Stress; Well-being, psychological
  • Divine justice: The relationship between images of God and attitudes toward criminal punishment.
    Bader, Christopher D., Scott A. Desmond, F. Carson Mencken, and Byron R. Johnson (2010)
    Criminal Justice Review 35: 90-106.

    Associated Search Terms: Criminology; God, image of; Penology
  • Socioeconomic Status and Beliefs about God's Influence in Everyday Life.
    Schieman, Scott (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:1: 25-51.

    Analyzes 2005 U.S.A. survey data ; Socioeconomic status is inversely related to belief in divine intervention, practice positively related.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Belief; God, image of; United States; Practice
  • God Imagery and Opposition to Abortion and Capital Punishment: A Partial Test of Religious Support for the Consistent Life Ethic.
    Unnever, James D., John P. Bartkowski, and Francis T. Cullen (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:3: 307-322.

    Analyzes 2004 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; close relationship with a loving God predicts opposing both abortion & capital punishment.

    Associated Search Terms: Capital punishment; United States; God, image of; Abortion
  • Attachment to God, Images of God, and Psychological Distress in a Nationwide Sample of Presbyterians.
    Bradshaw, Matt, Christopher G. Ellison, and Jack P. Marcum (2010)
    International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 20: 130-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; God, image of; God, attachment to
  • America's Four Gods. What We Say about God & What That Says about Us.
    Froese, Paul, and Christopher D. Bader (2010)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on Baylor Religion Survey data, the authors explore the sources & consequences of 4 images of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; United States; Abortion; Belief; God, image of; Moral; Peace/war; Politics, U.S.A.; Science; Evolution
  • Revitalization of Religion in the Balkans.
    Kuburic, Zorica, and Marija Kuburic Borovic (2009)
    In Danijela Gavrilovic (ed.) Revitalization of Religion. Theoretical and Comparative Approaches. Nis, Serbia: Yugoslav Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, pp. 45-56.

    Background of the sociology of religion in Yugoslavia & Bulgaria. Reports surveys from the Balkans.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; God, image of; Europe, eastern
  • In God We Trust: Images of God and Trust in the United States among the Highly Religious.
    Mencken, F. Carson, Christopher D. Bader, and Elizabeth Embry (2009)
    Sociological Perspectives 52:1: 23-38.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; image of God affects trust in God.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Trust; United States
  • Unraveling Religious Worldviews: The Relationship Between Images of God and Political Ideology in a Cross-cultural Analysis.
    Froese, Paul, and Christopher D. Bader (2008)
    Sociological Quarterly 49:4:689-718.

    Images of God do not predict political liberalism or conservativism in the western industrial nations, but affect stands on specific moral issues.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Politics; Moral
  • Prayer, God Imagery, and Symptoms of Psychopathology.
    Bradshaw, Matt, Christopher G. Ellison, and Kevin J. Flannelly (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 644-659.

    Analyzes 2004 online survey data from Americans; an image of and prayer to a remote & unloving God correlates with psychopathology symptoms; the reverse was true with an image of & prayer to a close & loving God.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Mental health; God, image of
  • Political Tolerance and God's Wrath in the United States.
    Froese, Paul, Christopher D. Bader, and Buster Smith (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:1: 29-44.

    Analyzes 1991 & '98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; an image of God as wrathful predicts political intolerance. Uses Andrew Greeley's theoretical perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: Greeley, Andrew M.; Civil liberties; God, image of; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Tolerance
  • God Images in a Theoretical Perspective. For a New Beginning.
    Hegy, Pierre (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 291-304.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of
  • Images of Genderless Ministry: Early Christianity ahead of Itself.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 123-139.

    Analyzes canonical Christian literature that reflects earliest Christianity; while the image of God was masculine, the ministerial extension of the presence of God was genderless.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy image; Gender; Early Christian; God, image of
  • Andrew Greeley's Religious Imagination.
    McCready, William C. (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 7-17.

    Biographical notes on the background to Andrew Greeley's concept of the religious imagination & images of God.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Imagination; Greeley, Andrew M.
  • Andrew Greeley and the Religious Imagination.
    Hegy, Pierre (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 29-43.

    Associated Search Terms: Greeley, Andrew M.; Imagination; God, image of
  • God Images and Moral Values among Protestant and Catholic Adolescents in Northern Ireland.
    Francis, Leslie J., and Mandy Robbins (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 109-122..

    Based on questionnaire data from Northern Ireland secondary students. A more favorable image of God is related to strictness of moral values.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; God, image of; Students, secondary; Moral
  • God Images and Empathy. A Study among Secondary School Pupils in England.
    Francis, Leslie J. (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.)What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 67-88.

    Based on questionnaire data from English secondary students. Favorable images of God correlate with empathy scores & gender.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, secondary; Great Britain, England; God, image of; Empathy
  • "It's the Stories": Catholicism and the Analogical Imagination.
    Carroll, Michael P. (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 19-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Hope; God, image of; Greeley, Andrew M.; Imagination; Symbol
  • God in America: Why Theology is not Simply the Concern of Philosophers.
    Froese, Paul, and Christopher D. Bader (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 465-481.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data focuses on the degree to which God is thought to be engaged in the world, which correlates with religious conservatism, & focuses on the image of God.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; United States; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • From liberation to mutual fund: Political consequences of differing conceptions of Christ in the African American church.
    Harris-Lacewell, Melissa V. (2007)
    In J. Matthew Wilson (ed.) From Pews to Polling Places: Faith and Politics in the American Religious Mosaic. Washington: Georgetown University Press, pp. 131-160.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; God, image of; African Americans
  • Some children see Him...: Political participation and the black Christ.
    Reese, Laura, Ronald Brown, and James Ivers (2007)
    Political Behavior 29:4: 51-537.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; God, image of; Activists; African Americans
  • Images of God in the Face of Natural Disasters: Ivan the Terrible and the Persistance of Yoruba Traditions in the Caribbean.
    James, Leslie R. (2007)
    In Pierre Hegy (ed.) What Do We Imagine God to Be? The Function of "God Images" in Our Lives. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 167-179.

    Analysis of information from Hurrican Ivan.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Granada; God, image of; Disaster; Conflict; Orisha, Granada; Africanist, Granada
  • Images of God and Public Support for Capital Punishment: Does a loving God Matter?
    Unnever, James D., Francis T. Cullen, and John Bartkowski (2006)
    Criminology 44: 835-866.

    Associated Search Terms: Capital punishment; God, image of
  • Mother, Father, and Self: Sources of Young Adults' God Concepts.
    Dickie, Jane R., Lindsey V. Ajega, Joy R. Kobylak, and Kathryn M. Nixon (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:1: 57-71.

    Based on questionnaire & interview data from 132 undergraduates from a small church-affiliated college.

    Associated Search Terms: Self-esteem; Family; Socialization; God, image of
  • The Effects of Childhood Maltreatment on Adult Religiosity and Spirituality: Rejecting God the Father Because of Abusive Fathers?
    Bierman, Alex (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:3: 349-359.

    Analyzes 1995 National (U.S.A.) Survey of Midlife Development data from American adults; physical (non-sexual) & emotional abuse by fathers in childhood predicts lower religiosity in adulthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Child abuse; God, image of
  • Images of God: The Effect of Personal Theologies on Moral Attiudes, Political Affiliation, and Religious Behavior.
    Bader, Christopher D., and Paul Froese (2005)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 1:24. (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Abortion; Politics, U.S.A.; God, image of
  • Polish Children and Refugees: The Role of Religious Culture and Gender in the Host Community Acculturation Process.
    DeMarinis, Valerie, Halina Grzymala-Moszczynska, and Przemyslaw Jablonski (2004)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 12: 23-52.

    Based on interviews with Polish children & their parents who live near refugee settlements. Examines influence of images of God on attitudes toward refugees.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Poland; Children; Refugees; Migrant
  • Anthropomorphism or Preparedness? Exploring Children's God Concepts.
    Barrett, Justin L., and Rebekah A. Richert (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 44:3: 300-312.

    Associated Search Terms: Anthropomorphism; Children; God, image of
  • For the Glory of God. How Monotheism Led to Reformation, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery.
    Stark, Rodney (2003)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Social history of pre-modern religion in Europe, countering anti-religious distortions perpetrated by Enlgihtment & other anti-religious scholars.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Reformation; Witch; Slavery; Science; God, image of; Europe; Abolitionist movement; Monotheism; Historical
  • God, Love, and Health: Findings from a Clinical Study.
    Levin, Jeffrey S. (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:3: 277-293.

    Based on questionnaires distributed at a medical clinic to patients; having a loving relationship with God predicts better health.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia; Medical; God, image of
  • Les Mutations de la Représentation du Divin au Sein d'un Groupe à Vocation Thérapeutique. Le Cas de l'Antoinisme.
    Bégot, Anne-Cécile (2000)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 111: 41-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Antoinist; Healing; God, image of
  • The Abstract Image of God: The Case of the Dutch Youth.
    Janssen, Jacques, and Maerten Prins (2000)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 109: 31-48.

    Reports 1991 survey data from young Dutch adults.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Belief; Netherlands; Adolescents
  • Religious Effects: In Praise of "Idealistic Humbug."
    Stark, Rodney (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:3: 289-310.

    Critique of "materialist" explanations; points to the importance of images of gods. Uses historical examples.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Belief; Reductionism; Historical
  • God Images: A Concept Map.
    Kunkel, Mark A., Stephen Cook, David S. Meshel, Donald Daughtry, and Anita Hauenstein (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:2: 193-202.

    Inductive development of images of God, beginning with open-ended questions.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of
  • Poverty and Prayer: Spiritual Narratives of Elderly African-American Women.
    Black, Helen K. (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 40:4: 359-374.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Coping; African Americans; Gerontology; God, image of; Stratification
  • The Image of God: Black Theology and Racial Empowerment in the African American Community.
    Calhoun-Brown, Allison (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 40:3: 197-212.

    Analyzes 1993 survey data from African American adults; holding a black image of Christ had no relation to voting, racial solidarity, or belief that the church should be involved in politics.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; God, image of
  • Parent-child Relationships and Children's Images of God.
    Dickie, Jane R., Amy K. Eshleman, Dawn M. Merasco, Amy Shepard, Michael Vander Wilt, and Melissa Johnson (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:1: 25-43.

    Based on interviews with children.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Children; God, image of
[Viewing Matches 1-50] > [View Matches 1-95]  (of 95 total matches in Citations)

Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.

Bookmark and Share