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  • La autonomía dinámica de las ideas y el origin de las religiones de salvación en el pensamiento de Max Weber.
    Kalberg, Stephen (2009)
    Estudios Sociológicos 27:2: 349-392.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion; Weber, Max
  • La Naissance des Religions de la Préhistoire aux Religions Universalistes.
    Lambert, Yves (2007)
    Paris: Armand Colin.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion; Monotheism
  • Le débat sur les sources de la morale et de la religion.
    Pinto, Louis (2004)
    Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 153: 41-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Origins of religion
  • Wondrous Healing: Shamanism, Human Evolution, and the Origin of Religion.
    McClenon, James (2002)
    DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Healing; Origins of religion; Ritual; Medical
  • Content Analysis of an Anomalous Memorate Collection: Testing Hypotheses Regarding Universal Features.
    McClenon, James (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:2: 155-169.

    Cross cultural parallels in paranormal experiences occur in data taken from rural, North Carolina African Americans. This is consistent with a biological explanation of such experiences.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Paranormal; Origins of religion; Experience; Comparative; African Americans
  • The Natural Environment's Impact upon Religious Ethics: A Cross-cultural Study.
    Snarey, John R. (1996)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35:2: 85-96.

    Comparative review of 186 religious systems; water scarcities predict morality-concerned deities.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Moral; Origins of religion
  • Normal Revelations: A Rational Model.
    Stark, Rodney (1991)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Religion and the Social Order: Volume I. New Developments in Theory and Research. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 239-251.

    Sees convictions of profound personal revelation a normal occurrence.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Rationality; Origins of religion; Mysticism
  • Durkheim on the Emergence of Religion: Reviewing the Archaeological Evidence (at Last).
    Carroll, Michael P. (1988)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 17:3: 291-301.

    Cites evidence suggesting that the earliest symbolization of the sacred/profane dichotomy accompanied the aggregation of usually dispersed human groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Archaeology; Sacred; Origins of religion
  • Genèse et Structure du Champ Religieux./Genesis and Structure of the Religious Field.
    Bourdieu, Pierre (1971)
    Revue française de sociologie 12: 295-334./Comparative Social Research 13: 1-44.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Marxian; Origins of religion; Popular religion
  • The Ghost Dance. Origins of Religion.
    LaBarre, Weston (1970)
    Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

    Anthropological approach to the origins of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion
  • Sociologies religieuses./Jacob and the Angels. An Essay in Sociologies of Religion, tr. John K. Savacool.
    Desroche, Henri (1968)
    Paris: presses Universitaires de France./Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1973.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion; Practice; Typology; Development
  • The Birth of the Gods. The Origin of Primitive Beliefs.
    Swanson, Guy E. (1960)
    Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Origins of religion; Reductionism; Primitive
  • Primitive Religion: Its Nature and Origin.
    Radin, Paul (1957)
    New York: Viking.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion; Primitive
  • Palaeolithic Religion and the Principle of Social Evolution.
    Klingender, F.D. (1954)
    British Journal of Sociology 5:2: 138-153.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution, social; Origins of religion
  • Theories of the Social Origin of Religion in the Tradition of Emile Durkheim.
    McFarland, H. Neill (1954)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Columbia University.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion; Durkheim, Émile; Année sociologique
  • Religious Origins and Sociological Theory.
    Grafton, Thomas Hancock (1945)
    American Sociological Review 10:6: 726-739.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion
  • Éléments de Sociologie Religieuse.
    Bastide, Roger (1935)
    Paris: Armand Colin. [Paris: Éditions Stock, 1997]

    A Durkheimian approach to the field.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Definition of religion; Evolution, social; Economic; Differentiation; Magic; Taboo; Moral; Ritual; Syncretism; Sacrifice; Origins of religion
  • Les Origines du Sentiment Religieuse./Sources of Religious Sentiment, tr. John A. Spaulding.
    Halbwachs, Maurice (1925)
    paris: Delamain, Boutelleau et Cie./New York: Free Press of Glencoe, 1962.

    A precis of Émile Durkheim's Les formes élémentaires de la vie religieuse.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Definition of religion; Totem; Australia; Origins of religion; Aboriginal Australians
  • The Evolution of Religion.
    Hayes, Edward C. (1915)
    American Journal of Sociology 21:1: 45-64.

    Discusses magic, ancestor worship, & other possible historical origins of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion; Magic; Ancestor
  • The Role of Magic.
    Shotwell, James Thomas (1910)
    American Journal of Sociology 15: 781-793.

    Magic preceded religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion; Magic
  • Die Religion./Georg Simmel: Sociology of Religion, tr. Curt Rosenthal; tr. Horst Jürgen Helle and Ludwig Nieder.
    Simmel, Georg (1906)
    Frankfurt: Rutten & Loening./New York: Wisdom Library, 1959; in Georg Simmel, Essays on Religion. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 137-214.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion
  • Egoism: A Study in the Social Premises of Religion.
    Wallis, Louis (1905)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    "Egoism" includes "indirect egoism"--forming motives from the perspective of the other. Reads the history of Hebrew religious origins from this perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew; Origins of religion; Reference group
  • Zur Soziologie der Religion./A Contribution to the Sociology of Religion.
    Simmel, Georg (1898)
    Neue deutsche Rundschau 9: 111-123./American Journal of Sociology 11 (1905): 359-376; tr. By Horst Jürgen Helle and Ludwig Nieder, in Georg Simmel, Essays on Religion. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1997, pp. 101-120.

    A group member is related to the others with some exaltation, devotion & fervency. An ideal content develops, gods who protect those sustaining the group (e.g., class) & personifying virtues demanded from people. This is one source of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Origins of religion; God, concept of; Class
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