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  • 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
  • Se Raconter une Histoire.... Pour une Analyse Révisée de la Conversion.
    Billette, André (1976)
    Social Compass 23:1: 47-56.

    Investigates conversion accounts serving more than an informative function.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Conversion; Testimonial; Latent function
  • When Proselytizing Fails: An Organizational Analysis.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1974)
    Sociological Analysis 35:3: 189-200.

    Analyzes information from & about Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city; proselytizing persists not because it recruits members but because of its latent functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Canada; Latent function; Proselytizing; Canada, Alberta, Calgary
  • Skidders and Their Servants: Variable Goals and Functions of the Skid Road Rescue Mission.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Armand L. Mauss (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:4: 421-436.

    Observation & interview study of skid road missions in Seattle, showing their official objectives not being achieved but personal goals of leaders & clientele successfully realized.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Latent function; Charities; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Inspirational Religious Literature: From Latent to Manifest Functions of Religion.
    Schneider, Louis, and Sanford M. Dornbusch (1957)
    American Journal of Sociology 62:5: 476-481. [Also in Louis Schneider (ed.) Religion, Culture and Society. New York: Wiley, 1966, pp. 157-163; Ephraim Misrucki (ed.) The Substance of Sociology. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967, pp. 302-308]

    Associated Search Terms: Latent function; Functionalism; New Thought; Manifest function; Media
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