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  • New concepts for new dynamics: Generating theory for the study of religious innovation and social change.
    Marti, Gerardo (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 6-18.

    Within Christianity there is often a movement from counter cultural to established forms, especially fundamentalist ones. Contested legitimation is thematic in the process. This article introduces 4 others dealing with the Emerging Church Movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Individualism; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Emerging church; Discourse; Counterculture; Social movement; Legitimation
  • What religion affords grassroots NGOs: Frames, networks, modes of action.
    Schnable, Allison (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 216-232.

    Religion offers legitimating frameworks, networks,& modes of action to many international NGOs.

    Associated Search Terms: Cultural capital; Development; Legitimation; Network; NGO; Social capital
  • Sect-to-church movement in globalization: Transforming Pentecostalism and coastal intermediaries in contemporary China.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 407-416.

    Leaders in True Jesus Church, a Pentecostal denomination in China, used the prestige of overseas influences to legitimate change away from sect-like to denomination-like features.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Pentecostal, China; Typology; True Jesus Church, China; Legitimation; China; Globalization
  • "I was a Muslim, but now I am a Christian": Preaching, legitimation, and identity management in a southern Evangelical church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 250-270.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation in a Charlotte Evangelical church. Case study of a convert immigrant pastor who contends with his minority status through his homilies.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Discourse; United States, North Carolina, Charlotte; Race; Participant observation; Homily; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Legitimation; Case study
  • Secularist rituals in the US: Solidarity and legitimization.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2015)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Steven Tomlins (eds.) Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. 87-100.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Solidarity; Ritual; Legitimation
  • Which societies provide a strong religious socialization context? Explanations beyond the effects of national religiosity.
    Müller, Tim S., Peter Schmidt, and Nan Dirk DeGraff (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 739-759.

    Analyzes 1971-2008 International Social Survey Programme data. High levels of income inequality predict greater effects of religious socialization. parents need invest less in religiously socializing their children when the society does it.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Differentiation; Family; Legitimation; Practice; Religiosity; Socialization; Secularization
  • The roles of religion in national legitimation: Judaism and Zionism's elusive quest for legitimacy.
    Abulof, Uriel (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 515-533.

    Notes an increased use of religion over time to legitimate Zionism.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Nationalism; Legitimation; Jewish, Israel; Israel; Zionism
  • Religion in times of crisis in Zimbabwe: A case study of Churches in Manicaland and its theodicy of liberation.
    Tarusarira, Joram (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 93-115.

    Based on 2011-13 field work in Manicaland Province, focusing on a multi-denominational social movement organization, Churches in Manicaland. As a movement, it articulated a change-oriented theodicy that the denominations would not.

    Associated Search Terms: Churches in Manicaland; Zimbabwe, Manicaland Province; Theodicy; Liberation theology; Legitimation; Social movement
  • Short-Term Missions: Reinforcing Beliefs and Legitimating Poverty.
    Taylor, William Vaughan (2012)
    Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

    Analyzes narratives given by returned short-term missionaries. They interpreted poverty n the nations they visited in terms of the people's shortcomings & thus legitimized it in their own thinking.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Legitimation; Missionary; Poverty
  • Contemporary progressive Christianity and its symbolic ramifications.
    Edles, Laura Desfor (2012)
    Cultural Sociology 7:3: 3-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Legitimation; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The Cultural Foundations of Islamist Leadership in Morocco.
    Maarouf, Mohammed (2011)
    In Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Volume 2: Religion and Politics. Leiden: Brill, pp. 135-159.

    Cites filed work among Islamists at Chouaib Doukkali University & the surrounding city of El Jadida, Morocco. Explains the legitimation of the Moroccan king & of Islamist groups' leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Morocco; Politics, Morocco; Legitimation; Islam, Morocco
  • The Struggle for Legitimacy. Tensions between the LDS and FLDS.
    Cragun, Ryan T., Michael Nielsen, and Heather Clingenpeel (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 80-103.

    The Latter-day Siants discontinue dpolygymy out of a concern for the legitimacy of the Church, & after the 2008 Texas state raid on the plygamist Fundametnalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints it distanced itself from that group.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Polygyny; Legitimation
  • Politica, legalità e religione nel Mezzogiorno.
    Costabile, Antonio (2010)
    In Vittorio Cotesta, Alberto Febbrajo, Enzo Pace, and Roberto Segatori (eds.) Il pluralismo religioso tra politica, diritto e società. Soveria Mannelli, Catanzaro, pp. 239-293.

    The differentiation of the economy, religion, & politics in the Mezzogiorno is incomplete & not fully legitimated; hence there is clientelism & familism, which secularize by using religion for benefits.

    Associated Search Terms: Familism; Differentiation; Italy, South; Legitimation; Secularization; Clientelism
  • Religiosity, National Identity and Legitimacy: Israel as an Extreme Case.
    Sorek, Tamir, and Alin M. Ceobanu (2009)
    Sociology 43:3: 477-496.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity, national; Israel; Legitimation
  • How Q'eqchi'-Maya Catholics become legitimate interpreters of the Bible. Two models of religious authority in sermons.
    Hoenes del Pinal, Eric (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 80-99.

    Contrasts processes by which official Catholic catechists & charismatics gain legitimacy as preachers.

    Associated Search Terms: Catechist; Base communities; Legitimation; Catholic, Guatemala; Mayan; Pentecostal, Catholic, Guatemala; Homily
  • Critical Whiteness Theories and the Evangelical 'Race Problem': Extending Emerson and Smith's DIVIDED BY FAITH.
    Tranby, Eric, and Douglas Hartmann (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:3: 341-359.

    Analyzes 2003 U.S.A. survey data; individualist views tend to legitimate racial inequality.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Legitimation; Racial attitudes
  • The European Compromise: Between Immanence and Transcendence.
    Massignon, Bérengère (2007)
    Social Compass 54:4: 573-582.

    The European Union is politically minimal & in need of legitimation by traditions such as religious ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Legitimation
  • Bourdieu on Religion: Imposing Faith and Legitimacy.
    Rey, Terry (2007)
    London: Equinox.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Bourdieu, Pierre
  • L'Usage Politique de l'Islam: l'Universel au Service d'un État.
    Belhaj, Adssamad (2006)
    Recherches sociologiques 2006:2: 121-139.

    Consideration of the place of Islam in the government on the Moroccan monarchy.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Morocco; Morocco; Legitimation
  • Zeichen und Wunder. Über die Funktion der Selig- und Heiligsprechenungen in der katholischer Kirche.
    Bienfait, Agathe (2006)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 58:1: 1-22.

    The increased beatifications & canonizations of saints in Catholicism functions to bind office charisma to personal charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Functionalism; Saints; Legitimation; Catholic
  • Elite Power: Social Networks within American Evangelicalism.
    Lindsay, D. Michael (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:3: 207-227.

    Based on 2002-04 interviews with Evangelical leaders about strategies related to the movement of Evangelicalism into the U.S. mainstream.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Legitimation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Leadership
  • Sacerdotes Midiáticos. O Candomblé, Discursos de Celebridade e a Legitimação da Autoridade Religiosa na Esfera Público Baiana.
    Van de Port, Mattijs (2005)
    Religião e sociedade 25:2: 32-61.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil, Bahia; Legitimation; Candomble; Media; Charisma
  • La communauté Baay Faal des Mourides du Sénégal: dynamiques de marginalisation, modes de construction et de légitimation.
    Pezeril, Charlotte (2005)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Paris, EHESS.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Senegal; Legitimation; Marginality; Senegal; Mouride, Senegal; Islam, Sufi, Baay Faal
  • Dalla religione alla spiritualità: una nuova legittimazione del sacro?
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2004)
    Quaderni di sociologia 35: 105-107.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation
  • Les estratègies de legitimació dels grups religiosos minoritaris.
    Iglesias, Agusti, Maria del Mar Griera (2003)
    Revista catalana de sociologia 19: 229-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Minority
  • Dall'uno al molteplice. Dispositivi di legittimazione nell'epoca del pluralismo.
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2003)
    Torino: Stampatori.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Legitimation
  • Autorité Publique, Pluralisation et Authentification Religieuse en Modernité Tardive.
    Côté, Pauline (2003)
    Archvies de sciences sociales des religions 121: 19-39.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Pluralism; Legitimation
  • Modern Times: Religion, Consecration and the State in Bourdieu.
    Engler, Steven (2003)
    Cultural Studies 17:3: 445-467.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Bourdieu, Pierre; Legitimation
  • Objetos del mundo superior y del inframundo y la legitimación del poder shamánico secoya, Ecuador.
    Cipolletti, María Susana (2002)
    In Thomas P. Myers and María Susana Cipolletti (eds.) Artifacts and Society in Amazônia (Bonner Amerikanistische Studien, 36). Markt Schwaben: Verlag Anton Saurwein, pp. 143-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Material culture; Shamanism
  • Crises of Charismatic Legitimacy and Violent Behavior in New Religious Movements.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (2002)
    In David G. Bromley and J. Gordon Melton (eds.), Cults, Religion, and Violence. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 80-101.

    Conceptualization accompanied by examples.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Legitimation; Violence; New religions
  • Le 'Cercle Dieu et Vérité.' Un mouvement panthéiste entre les populations d'origine africaine de Recife (1929/1968).
    Aubrée, Marion (2002)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 117: 81-99.

    Examines a movement in which a circle of adherents in Recife sought to legitimize their incorporation into the wider Brazilian society.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; African Brazilians; Brazil, Pernambuco, Recife; Pantheist
  • John's Apologetic Christology: Legitimation and Development in Johannine Christology.
    McGrath, James F. (2001)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Legitimation
  • Transnational religious needs and political delegitimisation in Latin America.
    Corten, André (2001)
    In André Corten and Ruth Marshall-Fratani (eds.) Between Babel and Pentecost: Transnational Pentecostalism in Africa and Latin Amrica. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 106-123.

    Associated Search Terms: Transnational; Latin America; Politics, Latin America; Legitimation
  • Cattolicisme et libéralisme: les étapes de l'affrontement pour la définition de la modernité religieuse en Amérique latine.
    Mallimaci, Fortunato (2001)
    In Jean-Pierre Bastian (ed.) La modernité religieuse en perspective comparée. Europe latine--Amérique latine. Paris: Karthala, pp. 59-79.

    A narrative that proceeds from a largely Argentine perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Individualism; Catholic, Latin America; Differentiation; Rationalization; Identity; State; Latin America; Legitimation; Liberation theology; Pluralism; Secularization; Globalization
  • La religion, le droit et le problème de l'intégration social en Corée: évolution de la société entre autonomie nationale et tradition confucianiste.
    Jetzkowitz, Jens (2000)
    Social Compass 47:4: 487-505.

    The formation of a secular legal code, essential to modernization, conflicts with Korean religious social integration.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (societal); Korea (South); Modernization; Legitimation; Law
  • The Religious Construction of Sanctuary Provision in Two Congregations.
    Park, Kristin (1998)
    Sociological Spectrum 18:4: 393-421.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Participant observation; Sanctuary; Legitimation; Parish
  • The Effect of Religious Orientation on International Relief and Development Organizations.
    Kniss, Fred, and David Todd Campbell (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:1: 93-103.

    Examines 63 U.S. religiously-based foreign relief & development agencies; they differ in legitimations directed toward constituents more than in programs.

    Associated Search Terms: Philanthropy; Charities; Legitimation
  • Remembering the Future: A Sociological Narrative of Crisis Episodes, Collective Action, Culture Workers, and Countermovements.
    Bromley, David G. (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:2: 105-140.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Priest; Prophetic role; Covenantal social relations; Contractual social relations
  • A realidade social das religiões no Brasil: religião, sociedade e política.
    Pierucci, Antônio Flávio, and J. Reginaldo Prandi (1996)
    São Paulo: HUCITEC.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Modernization; Legitimation
  • Théologie et théalogie: les légitimations religieuses du fait féminin en Amérique du Nord.
    Côté, Pauline, and Jacques Zylberberg (1996)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 41/95: 95-115.

    Effect of secular feminism on theology & theaology.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Feminism; Legitimation; Goddess
  • Religious Authenticity as a Function of State Power.
    Herbrechtsmeier, William (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.), The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 3-23.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Islam; Hebrew; Violence; State
  • Authenticity Lost: When Victims of Clergy Abuse Confront Betrayed Trust.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.) The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 261-279.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Deviance/social control; Clergy malfeasance
  • "Real" Religious Communities: A Study of Authentication in New Roman Catholic Religious Orders.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.) The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 149-174.

    Based on interviews with members of new religious orders in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Legitimation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Authentication at the Periphery: Old Order Mennonite and Unitarian-Universalist Congregations and their Discursive Practices.
    Zito, George V., and Daniel B. Lee (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.) The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 135-145.

    Associated Search Terms: Unitarian, U.S.A.; Mennonite; Legitimation; Unitarian
  • Divine Enterprise: Gurus and the Hindu Nationalist Movement.
    McKean, Lise (1996)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Historical & ethnographic analysis of Hindu nationalist organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Life Society (Hindu); Marxian; Nationalism; Hindu, India; India; Participant observation; Vishva Hindu Parishad; Legitimation
  • Religion and the legitimation of violence: The case of conservative Protestantism and corporal punishment.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and John P. Bartkowski (1995)
    In Lester R. Kurtz and Jennifer L Turpin (eds.) The Web of Violence: From Interpersonal to Global. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 45-67.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Conservative, U.S.A.; Corporal punishment; Legitimation
  • Cops, News Copy, and Public Opinion. Legitimacy and the Social Construction of Evil in Waco.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr., and Jeffrey K. Hadden (1995)
    In Stuart A. Wright 9ed. Armageddon in Waco. Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict. Chicago: Univesity of Chicago Press, pp. 177-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Branch Davidian; Legitimation; United States, Texas, Waco; Constructionist theory
  • Secularization as Declining Religious Authority.
    Chaves, Mark (1994)
    Social Forces 72:3: 749-774.

    Conceptualizes secularization as a decline in a particular kind of legitimation at individual & macro levels.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Levels of inclusiveness; Legitimation
  • The War in ex-Yugoslavia and Religion.
    Vrcan, Srdjan (1994)
    social Compass 41:3: 413-422.

    Sees the Bosnian War of the 1990s not as a war of religion but a nationalist conflict in which the factions seek to use religions for legitimacy.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Serbia; Bosnia; Peace/war; Croatia
  • Religion and Political Legitimation.
    Billings, Dwight B., and Shaunna L. Scott (1994)
    Annual Review of Sociology 20: 173-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Marxian; Stratification; Social movement; Politics; Legitimation; Feminist theory
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