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  • Prophets of resistance: Social justice activists contesting comfortable church culture.
    Delehanty, John D. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 37-58.

    Based on 2014-15 participant observation in a Christian-only community organizing coalition. Individualist "comfortable" church culture hinders organizing around issues of social justice, limiting activism to charitable works.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Community organization; Activism; Social justice; Participant observation; Justice; Culture
  • Just faith? A national survey connecting faith and justice within the Christian Reformed Church.
    Janzen, Rich, Steve van de Hoef, Alethea Stobbe, Allyson Carr, Joshua Harris, Ronald A. Kuipers, and Hector Acero Ferrer (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 229-247.

    Based on survey data from Christian Reformed Church members in English-speaking congregations in Canada. Presents congregants' understandings of justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Christian Reformed Church; Canada
  • Interventionist secularism: A comparative analysis of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (1923-1928) and the Indian Constituent Assembly (1946-1949) debates.
    Madra, Aysel (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 222-241.

    Modern Turkish government limits religion in order to fashion unity while the Indian government promotes reforms for purposes of equality & justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Turkey; State; Secularism; Pluralism; Justice; India; Identity, national
  • Interrogatng and constructing the "authentic" Roman Catholic Church: Feminist perspectives among Canadian women religious.
    Gervais, Christine, and Claire Turenne Sjolander (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 365-396.

    Based on 2008-11 field work, interviews, & questionnaire data from current & former sisters in Ontario. Respondents constructed "church" often from a feminist & social justice orientation rather than the official hierarchical one.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Feminism; Ex-sisters; Canada, Ontario; Orders/congregations; Sisters; Social construction of reality; Women; Catholic, Canada; Authenticity
  • New Monasticism and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism.
    Markofski, Wes (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    2006-11 open ended interview study of an Evangelical urban monastery in a Midwest U.S.A. city; members were critical of theological individualism & political conservatism. Content analysis of Evangelical books shows contrasting positions in the field.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Bourdieu, Pierre; Commune; Conservative/liberal; Content analysis; Culture; Field; Monasticism; Grounded theory; Inner-worldly asceticism; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Ex-Combatants, Religion, and Peace in Northern Ireland: The Role of Religion in Transitional Justice.
    Brewer, John D., David Mitchell, and Gerard Leavey (2013)
    New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; Justice; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Change
  • Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City.
    Karraker, Meg Wilks (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Migration; Education; Sisters; Race; Orders/congregations; Diversity; Community study; Justice
  • The Spirit's Tether. Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2000-02 field work in 2 Midwest U.S.A. Catholic parishes, one liberal & one conservative. Models of church are transposed into family life. Traditionalists rejected the modernized Church of their childhood while progressives accepted pre-conciliar religious commitment but not its cultural trappings.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Ritual; Justice; Birth control; Authority; Abortion; Participant observation; Traditionalism; Moral; Socialization; Conservative/liberal; Comparative; Family; Habitus; Life histories; Work; Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; Parish
  • Disneyfication and Religion in Times Square.
    Tokke, Hans E. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 25-54.

    Focuses on 2 Times Square theater churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Consumerism; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Gentrification; Justice; Parish; Tourists; United States, New York, New York; Urban
  • With God on Our Side. The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital.
    Reich, Adam D. (2012)
    Ithaca, new York: Cornell University Press/ILR Press.

    It was necessary for a unionization campaign at a religiously-sponsored hospital to engage issues of values & theology, not simply material interests.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; United States, California, Santa Rosa; Values; Social movement; Orders/congregations; Hospital; Gramsci, Antonio; Emotion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Social justice
  • Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America.
    Slessarev-Jamir, Helene (2011)
    New York: New York Univrsity Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Justice; Social movement
  • Workers in the Vineyard: Catholic Women and Social Action.
    Holtmann, Cathy (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 141-152.

    Based on interviews with activist Catholic women in New Brunswick, including women religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, New Brunswick; Catholic, Canada; Change; Justice; Volunteering; Women; Activism
  • Religious congregations as mediating structures for social justice: A multilevel examination.
    Todd, Nathan R., and Nicole E. Allen (2010)
    American Journal of Community Psychology 48:3: 222-237.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Justice
  • Beyond Orthodoxy: Social Theology and the Views of Protestant Clergy on Social Issues.
    Gray, Don (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:2: 221-240.

    Based on the Protestant subsample of a 2000-2001 U.S.A. clergy survey. Theologies rather than denominations predict social & political views.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Justice; Politics, U.S.A.; Theology
  • Political Justice and Religious Values.
    Andrain, Charles F. (2008)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; Politics, U.S.A.; Justice
  • Vocation Versus Vocational Status in the Lives of Current and Former Vowed American Catholic Religious.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 83-102.

    Analyzes 2002-2003 survey data from current and former Racine Dominican sisters & province of American current and former Franciscan priests and brothers (O.F.M.).

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Ex-clergy; Ex-priests; Ex-sisters; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Social issues; Social justice; Orders/congregations; Order of Preachers
  • The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States.
    Palacios, Joseph M. (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based on interviews & participant observation, with case studies in Oakland, California, and Guadalajara, Jalisco.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; United States, California, Oakland; Community organization; Participant observation; Activism; Catholic, Mexico; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara; Comparative; Parish; Base communities
  • The Egalitarian Face of Islamic Orthodoxy: Support for Islamic Law and Economic Justice in seven Muslim-majority Nations.
    Davis, Nancy J., and Robert V. Robinson (2006)
    American Sociological Review 71:2: 167-290.

    Based on survey data from 7 Muslim-majority nations; favoring implementation of shari'a law correlates with economic communitarianism.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Economic; Justice
  • The Catholic Citizen: Perennial Puzzle or Emergent Oxymoron?
    Baggett, Jerome P. (2006)
    Social Compass 53:2: 291-309.

    Based on participant observation in the San Francisco Bay area; Catholic parish subculture, with its minimalism, actually diminishes social justice sensitivities.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Participant observation; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • Women with a Mission: Religion, Gender, and the Politics of Women Clergy.
    Olson, Laura R., Sue E.S. Crawford, and Melissa M. Deckman (2005)
    Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Justice; Women; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The Costa Rican Catholic Church, Social Justice, and the Rights of Workers, 1979-1996.
    Sawchuk, Dana (2004)
    Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Costa Rica; Justice; Gramsci, Antonio; Maduro, Otto; Catholic, Costa Rica
  • Assessing Conventional Wisdom about Religion and Politics: A Preliminary View from the Pews.
    Brewer, Mark D., Rogan Kersh, and R. Eric Petersen (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:1: 125-136.

    Content analysis of 1998-99 U.S. sermons & services; they often have political content, but most often refer to social justice rather than electoral or other recommendations.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Preaching; Politics, U.S.A.; Justice
  • Catholic Priests and the Political Order: The Political Behavior of Catholic Pastors.
    Jelen, Ted G. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 591-604.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from Catholic clergy; priests tend to be liberal Democratic because of social justice concerns & Republican because of the abortion issue.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Abortion
  • Islam and Human Rights: A Case of Deceptive First Appearances.
    Price, Daniel (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:2: 213-225.

    Using nations as units of analysis, finds Islam unrelated to the enhancement or suppression of human rights.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Justice
  • The Social Visions of the Hebrew Bible: A Theological Introduction.
    Pleins, J. David (2001)
    Louisville: Westminster John Knox.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Hebrew
  • Religion and Social Justice in Post-Communist Croatia.
    Zrinš?ak, Siniša (2001)
    In Irena Borowik and Miklós Tomka (eds.) Religion and Social Change in Post-Communist Europe. Krakow: Nomos.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Croatia
  • Radicalization of Religious Discourse in El Salvador: The Case of Oscar A. Romero.
    Shortell, Timothy (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:1: 87-103.

    Analyzes the homilies of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; El Salvador; Discourse analysis; Catholic, El Salvador; Prophetic role
  • Locating the Social in Social Justice: Social Justice Teaching and Practice in the American and Mexican Catholic Churches.
    Palacios, Joseph Martin (2001)
    Unpublished PhD. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Mexico; Catholic, U.S.A.; Justice; Activism
  • The Gender Paradox in Work Satisfaction and the Protestant Clergy.
    McDuff, Elaine M. (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:1: 1-21.

    Analyzes 1996 U.s. survey data from United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ pastors. Explanations for greater job satisfaction among female clergy include subjective rewards & differential senses of justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Justice; Job satisfaction; Clergy; Women; United Church of Christ
  • 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
  • Uneasy Alliance: Conservative Catholics and the Christian Right.
    Bendyna, Mary E., John C. Green, Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:1: 51-64.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 1991 & '94 delegates to the Virginia Republican conventions; while Catholic activists agree with Evangelical activists on abortion, school prayer, & private school vouchers, they disagree on justice issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Christian Coalition; Moral; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia
  • The Role of Christian Churches in National Politics: Reflections from Laity and Clergy in Ghana.
    Yirenkyi, Kwasi (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:3: 325-338.

    Based on 1990s surveys & interviews; Christians in Ghana are active in politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, Ghana; Ghana; Politics, Ghana; Justice; Catholic, Ghana
  • Sociology and Public Theology: A Case Study of Pro-Choice/Pro-Life Common Ground.
    Kelly, James R. (1999)
    Sociology of Religion 60:2: 99-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Abortion; Moral
  • Public Religion and Economic Inequality.
    Davidson, James D., and Ralph E. Pyle (1999)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr., and James K. Wellman, Jr. (eds.), The Power of Religious Publics. Staking Claims in American Society. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 101-114.

    Sees a class bias in most religious organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Justice; Stratification
  • Social Justice and Religion in Prison: The Case of England and Wales.
    Beckford, James A. (1999)
    Social Justice Research 12:4: 315-322.

    Associated Search Terms: Prison chaplain; Justice; Great Britain
  • The Might Have Been and Could Be of Religion in Social Theory.
    Lemert, Charles C. (1999)
    Sociological Theory 17:3: 240-263.

    Discusses how social theory might have developed differently had Weber & Durkheim seen religion as a sense of human limits rather than a mere sense of social boundaries; proposes that inter-group justice depends on a religious recognition of human limits.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Weber, Max; Theory; Justice
  • The Brazilian Catholic Church and Land Conflicts in the Amazon.
    Cousineau, Madeleine (1998)
    In Anson Shupe and Bronislaw Misztal (eds.), Religion, Mobilization, and Social Action. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 85-99.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Brazil; Land reform; Change; Brazil; Justice; Base communities
  • Religion, Ideology, and Electoral Politics.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1997)
    In Rhys H. Williams (ed.) Culture Wars in American Politics. Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldien de Gruyter, pp. 237-258.

    Analyzes 1988 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows denominational effects on moral & social justice stances.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Justice; Denomination (organizational entity); Moral
  • The Greening of Mainline American Religion: A Sociological Analysis of the Environmental Ethics of the National Religious Partnership for the Environment.
    Shibley, Mark A., and Jonathon L. Wiggins (1997)
    Social Compass 44:3: 333-348.

    Associated Search Terms: National Religious Partnership for the Environment; Politics, U.S.A.; Justice; Environmentalism
  • Sociology and Social Justice: The Case Study of Joseph Fichter S.J.'s Research.
    Coleman, John A. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:4: 367-372.

    Associated Search Terms: Fichter, Joseph H.; Justice
  • Pericles and the Plague: Civil Religion, Anomie, and Injustice in Thucydides.
    Nielsen, Donald A. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:4: 397-407.

    Associated Search Terms: Greece, Athens, ancient; Civil religion; Anomie; Justice
  • Ministry of American Catholic Sisters: The Vowed Life in Church Renewal.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1996)
    In Catherine Wessinger (ed.) Religious Institutions and Women's Leadership. New Roles Inside the Mainstream. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, pp. 231-243.

    Overview of modern development sin female orders & congregations, leading up to an emphasis on social justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Orders/congregations; Catholic; Social justice
  • The Brazilian Catholic Church and the Struggle for Land in the Amazon.
    Adriance, Madeleine (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:3: 377-382.

    Based on interviews; notes the Catholic Church supporting peasants' rights in northern Brazil through a pastoral commission & base communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Catholic, Brazil; Base communities; Justice; Land reform
  • Cambios en la Identidad Católica: La Juventud de Alfonso Carlos Comín.
    Carmona Fernández, Francisco J. (1995)
    Madrid: Libertaria Prodhufi.

    Portrays macro-level changes in Spanish Catholicism in the life of Alfonso Carlos Comín.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Spain; Spain; Marxism; Catholic, Spain; Identity; Biography; Justice
  • Promised Land. Base Christian Communities and the Struggle for the Amazon.
    Adriance, Madeleine Cousineau (1995)
    Albany: State University of New York press.

    Based on interviews in Brazil's Amazon region; shows base communities as activist organizations for land reform with both external & indigenous roots.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Catholic, Brazil; Brazil; Base communities; Politics, Brazil; Justice; Activism; Women; Land reform; Rural
  • God and Mammon in America.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1994)
    New York: Free Press.

    Based on open-ended interviews with a variety of adult Americans & 1992 closed ended interviews with a representative sample of employed American adults.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Materialism; Volunteering; Work; United States; Economic; Justice; Stewardship
  • The Quest for the Just Society: Canadian Catholicism in Transition.
    Hewitt, Warren Edward (1993)
    In Warren Edward Hewitt (ed.), the Sociology of Religion: A Canadian Focus. Toronto: Butterworths, pp. 253-271.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Canada; Catholic, Canada
  • Religion, Class Conflict, and Social Justice.
    Schoenfeld, Eugen (1993)
    In William H. swatos, Jr. (ed.) A Future for Religion? New Paradigms for social Analysis. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 37-54.

    Explores the role of religion in class dynamics, including quests for justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Stratification; Ideology; Justice
  • Entre universalismes et particularismes en Europe: le rôle des eglises.
    Sainsaulieu, Renard (1993)
    In Gilbert Vincent and Jean-Paul Willaime (eds.) Religions et transformations de l'Europe. Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg, pp. 47-58.

    Compares Europe & early 20th c. U.S.A., where the structural functionalists saw a process of cultural integration & symbolic interactionists saw micro-level norms emerging. Socialization now prepares people for individualism, not societal integration.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Europe; Individualism; Justice; Pluralism
  • 1492-1992: Cristianesimo e dominazione nelle Americhe.
    Houtart, François (1993)
    Religioni e società 8/15: 51-70.

    Overview of the Catholic presence in Latin America; notes the early desire to incorporate the native peoples into a European system, & a more recent solidarity with the poor that is threatened by a 1980s acceptance of capitalist development models.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Latin America; Colonialism; Catholic, Latin America
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