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  • Religion and Modern Society: Citizenship, Secularisation and the State.
    Turner, Bryan S. (2011)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Weber, Max; Douglas, Mary; Parsons, Talcott; Durkheim, Émile; Globalization
  • Secularization Patterns in the Old Paradigm.
    Goldstein, Warren S. (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:2: 157-178.

    Critique of "old paradigm" secularization is misguided since the paradigm did not speak of a linear process; favors a dialectical model.

    Associated Search Terms: Luckmann, Thomas; Luhmann, Niklas; Martin, David A.; Parsons, Talcott; Secularization; Wilson, Bryan R.; Fenn, Richard K.; Dialectic; Berger, Peter L.; Bellah, Robert N.
  • Key Thinkers in the Sociology of Religion.
    Fenn, Richard K. (2009)
    London & New York: Continuum.

    Expostiions of aspects of the approaches of selected scholars.

    Associated Search Terms: Freud, Sigmund; Bell, Catherine; Martin, David A.; Wilson, Bryan R.; Bloch, Maurice; Weber, Max; Parsons, Talcott; Geertz, Clifford; Durkheim, Émile; Berger, Peter L.; Luhmann, Niklas
  • Das Leben als Gabe. Die Religionssoziologie im Spätwerk von Talcott Parsons./The gift of life: The sociology of religion in Talcott Parsons' late work.
    Joas, Hans (2002)
    Berliner Journal für Soziologie 12:4: 505-515./Journal of Classical Sociology 1:1 (2002): 127ff.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott
  • Secularization: The Trend from the Comics.
    Heeren, John W., and Donald B. Lindsey (1997)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 8: 193-211.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Parsons, Talcott; Wilson, Bryan R.; Berger, Peter L.; Content analysis; Media
  • Some Problems with Talcott Parsons version of 'The Protestant Ethic.'
    Ghosh, Peter (1994)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 35:1: 104-123.

    Shows that Parsons' translation of Weber's Protestant Ethic reflects Parsons' interpretations rather than Weber's intent.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Parsons, Talcott; Protestant Ethic
  • The Secularization Paradigm: A Systematization.
    Tschannen, Olivier (1991)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 30:4: 395-415.

    Reviews literature on secularization; shows differentiation, rationalization, & worldliness included in all paradigms; others: autonomization, privatization, generalization, pluralism, world view decline.

    Associated Search Terms: Berger, Peter L.; Secularization; Wilson, Bryan R.; Privatization; Luckmann, Thomas; Pluralism; Differentiation; Fenn, Richard K.; Bellah, Robert N.; Parsons, Talcott; Rationalization; Martin, David A.
  • Fundamentalism and Sociocultural Revitalization: On the Logic of Dedifferentiation.
    Lechner, Frank J. (1990)
    In Jeffrey C. Alexander and Paul Colomy (eds.) Differentiation Theory and Social Change. Comparative and Historical Perspectives. New York: Columbia University Press, pp. 88-118.

    Interprets fundamentalism as dedifferentiation, against the backdrop of Parsons' differentiation.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Fundamentalist; Parsons, Talcott
  • Religion and Advanced Industrial Society.
    Beckford, James A. (1989)
    London: Unwin Hyman.

    Critique of the presuppositions of the sociology of religion that are predicated on industrial, not advanced industrial, society.

    Associated Search Terms: Gramsci, Antonio; Parsons, Talcott; Luhmann, Niklas; Bell, Daniel; Berger, Peter L.; Luckmann, Thomas; Foucault, Michel; Troeltsch, Ernst; Robertson, Roland; Privatization; Fenn, Richard K.; Weber, Max; Durkheim, Émile; Marxian; Wilson, Bryan R.; Differentiation; Marxism; Rationalization; Systems theory; Functionalism; Economic; World system; Secularization; Bellah, Robert N.
  • Vatican II, Ecumenism and a Parsonian Analysis of Change.
    Aloisi, Michael F. (1988)
    Sociological Analysis 49:1: 17-28.

    Vatican II is understood as an attempt to increase the adaptive capacity of the Roman Catholic church.

    Associated Search Terms: Vatican II; Functionalism; Ecumenism; Change; Parsons, Talcott
  • Fundamentalism and Sociocultural Revitalization in America: A Sociological Interpretation.
    Lechner, Frank J. (1985)
    Sociological Analysis 46:3: 243-260.

    Applies neo-Parsonian action theory to revitalization movements & awakenings; sees fundamentalism as a modern phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott; Revitalization movement; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States
  • Civil Religion and Moral Order.
    Hughey, Michael W. (1983)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Parsons, Talcott; Bellah, Robert N.; Civil religion
  • Talcott Parsons on Religion: A Preface.
    Robertson, Roland (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:4: 283-286.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott
  • Bibliography of Talcott Parsons' Writings on Religion.
    Robertson, Roland, and Michael Cavanaugh (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:4: 369-374.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott
  • A Revised Interpretive Approach to the Religious Significance of Death in Western Societies.
    Baum, Ranir C. (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:4: 327-350.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott; Death
  • Religion and Cybernetic Concepts in the Theory of Action.
    Lidz, Victor M. (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:4: 287-306.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott; Systems theory
  • Parsons on the Evolutionary Significance of American Religion.
    Robertson, Roland (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:4: 307-326.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Parsons, Talcott; Evolution, societal
  • Puritan America in the Modern World: Mission Impossible?
    Tiryakian, Edward A. (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:4: 351-368.

    Sees Calvinism's having collapsed the separation of religious & mundane spheres & between members of the community & outsiders; suggests this led to an ethic of service & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Puritan, U.S.A.; Parsons, Talcott
  • The Value-Orientations of the Religious Poor.
    Lefever, Harry G. (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:3: 219-230.

    Analyzes survey & participant observation data from a white, low-income area in Atlanta; interprets them with Talcott Parsons' patterned variables.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Georgia, Atlanta; Stratification; Values; Parsons, Talcott
  • Parsons' Analytical Theory of Religion as Ultimate Reality.
    Sieert, Rudolf J. (1980)
    In Gregory Baum (ed.) Sociology and Human Destiny. Essays on Sociology, Religion and Society. New York: Seabury, pp. 27-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Habermas, Jürgen; Parsons, Talcott; Functionalism
  • The Comparative Implications of Functional and Conflict Theory as Theoretical Frameworks for Religious Research and Religious Decision Making.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1979)
    Review of Religious Research 21:1: 24-50.

    Exposition of the sociology of Talcott Parsons & of Karl Marx; finds the former neglects issues of power & who benefits from functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Marxian; Parsons, Talcott; Functionalism; Conflict theory
  • Immaginazione Simbolica e Struttura Sociale.
    D'Agostino, Federico (1977)
    Bologna, Italy: Il Mulino.

    Exposition of a functionalist sociology of religion in a modern context; example of changes in authority in Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Magic; Functionalism; Parsons, Talcott; Symbol; Integration (social); Ideology; Sacred; Secularization; Catholic; Change; Organization; Modernity
  • Religion in the Social Theories of Talcott Parsons.
    Mews, Stuart P. (1975)
    Religion. Journal of Religion and Religions 5:1: 69-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott
  • Religion--die logische Notwendigkeit der Gesellschaft: Bronislaw Malinowski und Talcott Parsons.
    Drehsen, Volker, and Günter Kehrer (1975)
    In Karl W. Dahm, Volker Drehsen, and Günter Kehrer, Das Jenseits der Gesellschaft. Religion im Prozeß sozialwissenschaftlicher Kritik. München: Claudius Verlag, pp. 155-172.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Malinowski, Bronislaw; Parsons, Talcott
  • Religión y cambio social. Marx, Durkheim, Freud, Pareto, Weber, Malinowski, Parsons and Levi-Strauss.
    Rubio Carracedo, Florentino (1974)
    Madrid: Editorial Ricardo Aguilera.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Parsons, Talcott; Weber, Max; Pareto, Vilfredo; Durkheim, Émile; Marx, Karl
  • The Role of Religious Belief and Social Structure in Korea's Breakthrough into Modernity.
    Kim, Hei Chu (1973)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, New School for Social Research [DA 34:7 A, p. 4432-33]

    Uses Parsons' pattern variables to depict premodern Yi Korea as too particularistic to modernize.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Korea; Confucian, Korea; Parsons, Talcott; Modernization; Particularism
  • Urbanization, Secularization, and Roles of the Professional's Wife.
    Smith, Herman W. (1972)
    Review of Religious Research 13: 134-139.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from wives of urban & rural ministers & dentists; interprets results with Parsons' patterned variables. Notes both urban-rural & sacred-secular relationships.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy spouses; Urban/rural; Parsons, Talcott; Secularization
  • Talcott Parsons' Ordering of the Sciences: A Resume and a Critique.
    Schroeder, W. Widick (1965)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 4:2: 162-174.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott
  • An Examination of Some Criticisms of Talcott Parsons' Sociology of Religion.
    Pemberton, Prentiss L. (1956)
    Journal of Religion 36: 241-256.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott; Functionalism
  • The Sociology of Religion.
    O'Dea, Thomas F. (1954)
    American Catholic Sociological Rvieew 15:2: 73-92. [Also in Thomas F. O'Dea, Sociology and the Study of Religion. Theory, Research, Interpretation. New York: Basic, 1970, pp. 221-239]

    Reviews & makes a critique of Talcott Parsons' sociology of religion, as retaining positivistic presuppositions.

    Associated Search Terms: Positivism; Sociology of religion; Functionalism; Parsons, Talcott
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