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  • Socioeconomic satus and religious beliefs among U.S. Latinos: Evidence from the 2006 Hispanic Religion Survey.
    Jung, Jong Hyun, Scott Schieman, and Christopher G. Ellison (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:4: 469-493.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from U.S. Latino adults. levels of education & income independently inversely predict prosperity gospel beliefs, though education less so among those who frequently read the Bible. Bible reading predicts belief in miracles.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Stratification; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Education
  • Narrating and navigating authorities: Evangelical and mainline Protestant interpretations of the Bible and science.
    Chan, Esther, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 54-69.

    Based on U.S.A. interviews with non-fundamentalist Evangelicals & members of mainline Protestant congregations. The majority of both accept science, including evolution, but Evangelicals are more willing to see miracles as evidence of God's power over nature.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Miracle; Protestant, U.S.A.; Evolution; Science; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Faith Pinnacle Moments: Stress, Miraculous Experiences, and Life Satisfaction in Young Adulthood.
    Manglos, Nicolette D. (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 176-198.

    Analyzes telephone interview data from the National Study of Youth and Religion (U.S.A.) survey, respondents who participated in all 3 waves (2002-08). Those who experienced miracles were more likely to have experienced traumatic events. Miracles predict life satisfaction & partially buffer the effects of stress.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Stress; Life satisfaction; Young adults
  • Pentecostal affiliation.
    Garneau, Christopher R.H., and Philip Schwadel (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 339-353.

    Analyzes 2007 U.S.A. telephone interview data; Pentecostals compared to other Evangelicals are less education, more likely to be biblical literalists, more likely to believe in miracles, more likely to want anti-abortion laws, more likely to oppose homosexuality & evolution, & more likely to have voted for George W. Bush in 2004.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Miracle; Literalism; Homosexuality; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • The Rationalization of Miracles.
    Parigi, Paolo (2012)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Account of the rationalization & formalization of the assessment of claimed miracles, in the process of canonizing saints.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Historical; Miracle; Saints; Rationalization
  • "All Things Are Possible": Towards a Sociological Explanation of Pentecostal Miracles and Healings.
    Stolz, Jörg (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 456-482.

    Based on interviews & close examination of a DVD of a healing workshop held in French-speaking Switzerland; suggests a combination of social techniques (suggestion, rhythm, music), contextual factors (audience size, beliefs), & causal mechanisms (probability, labeling, selection, & editing effects) produces healings.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Pentecostal; Testimonial; Miracle; Case study; Methodology; Medical; Healing; Association Internationale des Ministères de Guérisons
  • Tous égaux devant Dieu? Réflexions sur les logiques d'éligibilité des miraculés.
    Amiotte-Suchet, Laurent (2005)
    Social Compass 52:2: 241-254.

    Compares ethnographic data from the late 1990s on French Pentecostals & Catholic pilgrims to Lourdes; the former seek physical miracles while the latter seek interior transformation.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Miracle; Pentecostal, France; Participant observation; Catholic, France; Pilgrimage; Healing
  • 'Your Faith Has Made You Well': The Role of Storytelling in the Experience of Miraculous Healing.
    Singleton, Andrew (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:2: 121-138.

    Analyzes 49 narratives of healings interpreted as miracles, obtained in taped interviews with members of campus religious clubs at an Australian university.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Students, undergraduate; Healing; Narrative; Australia
  • Introduction: Miracles as Social Acts.
    Davis, Richard H. (1998)
    In Richard H. Davis (ed.) Images, Miracles, and Authority in Asian Religious Traditions. Boulder, Colorado: Westview, pp. 1-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle
  • Les Miracles: un Défi pour la Science.
    Delooz, Pierre (1997)
    Louvain-la-Neuve: Duculot.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Science
  • Everyday Miracles: The Study of Lived Religion.
    Orsi, Robert Anthony (1997)
    In David D. Hall (ed.) Lived Religion in America: Toward a History of Practice. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton Univrsity Press, pp. 3-21.

    Associated Search Terms: Everyday life; Miracle
  • A New Religious Movement and Spiritual Healing Psychology Based on A Course in Miracles.
    Weiss, Arnold S. (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 197-215.

    Account of a 20th century spiritual healing movement that developed around a new book of Christian revelation.

    Associated Search Terms: Course in Miracles; Healing
  • Miracle in the Early Christian World. A Study in Sociohistorical Method.
    Kee, Howard Clark (1983)
    New Haven: Yale University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Early Christian; Identity; Healing; World construction
  • The Virgin of Guadalupe and the politics of becoming human.
    Kurtz, Donald V. (1982)
    Journal of Anthropological Research 38:2: 194-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Mexico; Miracle; Mexico; Marian; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Liminality
  • La Désacralisation et le Merveilleux Religieux.
    Maeterns, Jean-Thierry (1973)
    In Fernand Dumont, Jean-Paul Montminy, and Michel Stein (eds.) Le Merveileux. Deuxième Colloque sur les Religions Populaires 1971. Quebec: Les Presses de l'Université Laval, pp. 111-130.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Miracle
  • Das Wunder im Glauben und Aberglauben der Völker.
    Mensching, Gustav (1957)
    Leyden: E.J. Brill.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle
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