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  • The Rise of Network Christianity. How Independent Leaders Are Changing the Religious Landscape.
    Christerson, Brad, and Richard Flory (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Focuses on independent Pentecostal leadership in the USA & growth of its churches. Based on interviews with the leaders. A network polity emerged from the 1990s "new paradigm" Pentecostals. Their status as independent apostles avoids the routinization of their charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Market model; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Network; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Polity; Routinization; Charisma
  • Alternative sociologies of religion: Through non-Western eyes.
    Spickard, James V. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Sociology of religion has been bound to western culture, as organization, belief, & morals. The Confucian perspective leads to popular or everyday religion, de-individualized. Ibn Khaldun saw religion & ethnicity as forces for solidarity beyond familism. The Navajo perspective reveals the performative nature of ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Individualism; Popular religion; Ritual; Market model; Familism; Ancestor; Sociology of religion; Culture; Definition of religion; Ethnic; Everyday life; Theory; Solidarity; Confucian; Navajo; Khaldun, Ibn
  • Outreach and exclusion: Jewish denominational marketing in the early 20th century.
    Ellis, Rachel (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 38-56.

    Reviews reports & publications of American Reform & Conservative Jewish denominations 1910-1955; Reform did not market itself to immigrants, Conservative did. Reform did not want to endanger its American identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Marketing; Migration; Historical; Identity; Jewish, Conservative, U.S.A.; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.
  • Regime type, religion-state arrangements, and religious markets in the Muslim world.
    Driessen, Michael D. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:3: 367-394.

    Analyzes 2 datasets; state favoritism can enhance participation in the favored religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; State; Secularization; Islam; Market model
  • Proliferazione delle sette e mercato religioso: appunti dall'Angola.
    Lucà Trombetta, Pino (2013)
    Religione e Società 76: 43-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Angola; Market model
  • Shopping for a church? Choice and commitment in religious behaviour.
    Montemaggi, Francesca E.S. (2013)
    In François Gauthier and T. Martikainen (eds.) Religion in Consumer Culture. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 109-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Consumerism; Market model
  • "We aim to provide excellent service to everyone who comes to church!": Marketing mega-churches in Singapore.
    Yip, Jeaney, and Susan Ainsworth (2013)
    Social Compass 60:4: 503-516.

    Describes marketing strategies changing the nature of religion in 2 Singapore megachurches. Decision-making is concentrated in the hands of the 2 senior pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: Megachurch; Singapore; Marketing; Authority
  • Church and religion in the enlarged Europe: Analyses of the social significance of religion in east and west.
    Pollack, Detlef, Olaf Müller, and Gert Pickel (2012)
    In Detlef Pollack, Olaf Müller, and Gert Pickel (eds.) The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe. Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp.1-26.

    Overview of secularization, individualization, & market theories of religious change & questions these raise concerning Europe. Describes a 2006 survey on which other essays in the book are based.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Market model; Secularization; Europe; Individualism
  • Market and money: A critique of rational choice theory.
    Van der Veer, Peter (2012)
    Social Compass 59:2: 183-192.

    Reservations about the market model.

    Associated Search Terms: Asia, Southeast; Rational choice theory; China; Market model
  • Piety, power, and the purse: Religious economies theory and urban reform in the Holy Roman Empire.
    Pfaff, Steven, and Katie E. Corcoran (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 757-776.

    Historical analysis of the 16th century Reformation in 218 cities of the Holy Roman Empire yielded mixed support for theorized demand factor & entry control hypotheses, & firm support for a hypothesis based on political incentives.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformation; Urban; Market model; Holy Roman Empire; Historical
  • Religion in China. Survival and Revival under Communist Rule.
    Yang, Fenggang (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Brings together previously published essays by the author on religion in Communist China.

    Associated Search Terms: Marxism; Oligopoly; Market model; China; Persecution; Definition of religion; Regulation; Atheist, China
  • Sri Lanka's Informal Religious Economy: Evangelical Competitiveness and Buddhist Hegemony in Perspective.
    Woods, Orlando (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 203-219.

    Based on 2010-11 interviews in Sri Lanka; develops a model of "relational competitiveness," wherein Christian Evangelicals recruit members in an "informal economy," i.e. one that leaves no public trace. The model is proposed for unofficial near-monopoly situations.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Evangelical, Sri Lanka; Market model; Regulation; Secrecy; Sri Lanka; Pluralism
  • Comparing the geographc distributions and growth of Mormons, Adventists, and Witnesses.
    Lawson, Ronald, and Ryan T. Cragun (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 220-240.

    Uses international membership data.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Ecology; Seventh-day Adventist; Mormon; Jehovah´s Witness; Membership
  • Demographic Imperatives and Religious Markets: Considering the Individual and Interactive Roles of Fertility and Switching in Group Growth.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., Jennifer B. Kane, and Jennifer van Hook (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:3: 470-482.

    In-switching (especially in the early years of a group) & fertility are both crucial to the growth of a new religious group.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Market model; Competition; Conversion
  • The Eastern Church in the Spiritual Marketplace: American Conversions to Orthodox Christianity.
    Slagle, Amy (2011)
    DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois Univrsity Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; United States, Mississippi, Jackson; Participant observation; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Market model; Conversion
  • Immigrants, migration, and religious economies.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2010)
    In Rachel M. McCleary (ed.) Handbook of Economics of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 151-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Migrant; Migration
  • Explaining religious market failure: A gendered critique of the religious economies model.
    Bush, Evelyn L. (2010)
    Sociological Theory 38:3: 304-325.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Feminist theory
  • Does Duration of Deregulated Religious Markets Affect Church Attendance? Evidence from 26 Religious Markets in Europe and North America Between 1981 and 2006.
    Aarts, Olav, Manfred te Grotenhuis, Ariana Need, and Nan Dirk de Graaf (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 657-672.

    Based on European & World Values Study data; modernization corrodes church attendance more than deregulation can stimulate it.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Secularization; Modernization; Market model
  • Säkularisierung, Individualisierung oder Marktmodell?
    Pickel, Gert (2010)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 62:2: 219-245.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Europe; Individualism; Market model; Comparative
  • German Youth: Neither Participants nor Partakers in Religion?
    Pickel, Gert (2010)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Vol. 1: Youth and Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 251-287.

    Based on 1990-2008 data from multiple German surveys.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Germany; Individualism; Invisible religion; Market model; Youth
  • A Market Theory of Religion.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2009)
    Social Compass 56:2: 263-272.

    Reformulates market theory of religion to better adhere to & apply the law of supply and demand.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model
  • Pluralism as outcome: The ecology of religious resources, suppliers, and consumers.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Roger Finke (2009)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 5:7: 1-21.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Ecology; Market model
  • Religious Oddities: Explaining the Different Religious Markets in Poland and East Germany.
    Froese, Paul, and Steven Pfaff (2009)
    In Gert Pickel and Olaf Müller (eds.) Church and Religion in Contemporary Europe. Results from Empirical and Comparative Research. Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 123-144.

    Associated Search Terms: Poland; Market model; Germany, East
  • Market Share and Religious Competition: Do Small Market Share Congregations and their Leaders Try Harder?
    Hill, Jonathan P., and Daniel V.A. Olson (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 629-649.

    Analyzes 2000 data from U.S.A. congregations; clergy work effort & congregational evangelism are unrelated to competition.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Market model; Proselytizing; Parish; Pluralism; Clergy
  • Grasping the revolution: Fieldwork on religion in China.
    Lang, Graeme, and Lars Ragvald (2009)
    Fieldwork in Religion 1:3: 219-233.

    Highlights the economic motive behind marketing new Daoist temples to tourists. The authors' interest in a former temple site led to investors rebuilding the temple & a tourist center, thereby exemplifying the impact of research on its object.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Tourists; Revival; Marketing; Market model; Economic; Daoist, China; Competition; China; Revival periods
  • Débats autour de la sécularisation, la "guerre des genres" et le clivage entre qualitatif et quantitatif.
    Stolz, Jörg (2008)
    Social Compass 55:2: 194-202.

    Comments on 3 articles in the same issue of Social Compass.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Secularization; Market model
  • Deregulation and the Religious Market in Taiwan: A Research Note.
    Lu, Yunfeng, Byron Johnson, and Rodney Stark (2008)
    Sociological Quarterly 49:1: 139-153.

    Congregational organization grew after deregulation in the 1980s.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Taiwan; State
  • Parameters of paradigms: Toward a specification of the U.S. religious market system.
    Warner, R. Stephen (2008)
    Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 21:2:129-146.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Market model
  • The Social Limits on Religious Markets.
    Bruce, Steve (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 81-100.

    Critique, citing counter examples & counter rationales to increasing income & minimizing costs.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Rational choice theory
  • Salvation Goods and Domination: Pierre Bourdieu's Sociology of the Religious Field.
    Schultheis, Franz (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 30-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Bourdieu, Pierre; Habitus; Class; Market model; Field
  • Religious Change in Europe: Theoretical Considerations and Empirical Findings.
    Pollack, Detlef (2008)
    Social Compass 55:2: 168-186.

    The emergence of new religious groups & individualistic forms has not compensated for the losses experienced by traditional churches & religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Europe; Individualism; Market model; Secularization
  • The new religious economy of Latin America.
    Bastian, Jean-Pierre (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation goods and religious markets: Theory and applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 171-192.

    Change from competition within Catholicism to one in a pluralist setting that is more explicitly market oriented. Gives many examples of practices & behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Field; Globalization; Latin America; Market model; Bourdieu, Pierre
  • Salvation Goods and the Religious Market in the Cultic Milieu.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 257-273.

    Gives Swiss examples of market behavior among new age enterpreneurs.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Market model; New age; Religious goods; Switzerland
  • Worthiness as Spiritual Capital: Theorizing Little Haiti's Religious Market.
    Rey, Terry (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 193-210.

    Favors a Weberian interpretation of Little Haiti market phenomena, as opposed to rational choice theory or Bourdieu's field theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Haitian Americans; Market model; United States, Florida, Miami
  • Hope for Healing: The Mobilization of Interest in Three Types of Religious Healing in the Netherlands Since 1850.
    Vellenga, Sipco J. (2008)
    Social Compass 55:3: 330-350.

    Interprets historical trends with market concepts.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Netherlands; Pentecostal, Netherlands; Historical; Esoteric; Catholic, Netherlands; Healing; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Market model
  • Church Growth and Decline: A Test of the Market-based Approach.
    Stoll, Laurie Cooper, and Larry R. Petersen (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:3: 251-268.

    Based on data from a sample of congregations in Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis); strictness predicted the supply of volunteers, financial contributions, & church growth, but not recruitment activity or extensiveness of programs.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Strictness; Volunteering; Contributions; Market model; Membership; Rational choice theory
  • Salvation Goods, the Gift Economy and Charismatic Concern.
    Pace, Enzo (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 149-170.

    Salvation goods are governed not only by the exchange economy but also & moreso by the gift economy. Case studies from Brazil & Italy. The Catholic Charismatic case responded to an internal Church market; the Igreja Universal responded to an external one.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Brazil; Italy; Gift; Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus; Charisma; Communitas; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Liminality; Religious goods; Comparative; Pentecostal, Brazil; Ritual
  • Organizational niches and religious markets: Uniting two literatures.
    Scheitle, Christopher P. (2007)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 3:2: 1-28.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Organization
  • Religious Persecution in Cross-national Context: Clashing Civilizations or Regulated Religious Economies?
    Grim, Brian J., and Roger Finke (2007)
    American Sociological Review 72: 633-658.

    Received the 2009 Distinguished Article Award from the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Section.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Comparative; Market model; Persecution
  • Simulating sects: A computer model of the Stark-Finke-Bainbridge-Iannaccone rules for sectarian behavior.
    Spickard, James V. (2007)
    In Inger Furseth and Paul Lee-Salveson (eds.) Religion in Late Modernity: Essays in Honor of Pål Repstad. Trondheim: Tapir Academic Press, pp. 131-152.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Sectarian (type); Methods; Market model
  • Competitive Spirits: Latin America's New Religious Economy.
    Chesnut, R. Andrew (2007)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Africanist, Brazil; Pentecostal, Latin America; Pentecostal, Catholic, Latin America; Competition; Market model; Latin America
  • Les spiritualités alternatives de la phase du capitalisme tardif.
    Possamaï, Adam (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul, pp. 137-158.

    Based on interviews with 35 practitioners of alternative spiritualities in Melbourne. Many rejected the term "new age" as too commercial.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; New age; Commercialization; Habermas, Jürgen; Neopagan; Market model; Australia, Melbourne; Alternative spirituality
  • Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change.
    Wilde, Melissa J. (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Analysis of the voting blocks at the Second Vatican Council. Events did not follow what a market model would predict.

    Associated Search Terms: Marian; Social movement; Pluralism; Organization; Market model; Ecumenism; Councils; Competition; Birth control; Authority; Change; Catholic, Vatican II
  • The religious market model and conversion: Towards a new approach.
    Gooren, Henri (2006)
    Exchange 35:1: 39-60.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Market model
  • In Search of Certainties: The Paradoxes of Religiosity in Societies of High Modernity.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (2006)
    Hedgehog Review 8:1-2: 59-69.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Individualism; Market model
  • Biens de salut et marché religieux dans le cultic milieu.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2006)
    Social Compass 53:1: 97-108.

    Finds the market model useful for conceptualizing the cultic milieu in Switzerland.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; Switzerland; Market model
  • Les Limites du 'Marché Religieux.'
    Bruce, Steve (2006)
    Social Copass 53:1: 33-48.

    Critique of the market model and of rational choice theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Market model
  • What Price Salvation? The Exchange of Salvation Goods between India and the West.
    Burger, Maya (2006)
    Social Compass 53:1: 81-95. [Also in Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Bern: Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 235-255]

    Finds market theory wanting for the study of the spread of Yoga.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Pilgrimage; Yoga; Bricolage
  • La Nouvelle économie Religieuse de l'Amérique Latine.
    Bastian, Jean-Pierre (2006)
    Social Compass 53:1: 65-80.

    Applies market theory to the newly plural Latin America; finds it useful but only to some extent.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Latin America; Change; Market model
  • The Red, Black, and Gray Markets of Religion in China.
    Yang, Fenggang (2006)
    Sociological Quarterly 47:1: 92-122.

    Associated Search Terms: Non-institutional religion; Market model; China
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