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  • Centered in time: A sociological phenomenology of religious rituals.
    Spickard, James V. (2012)
    In J.P. Hoffman (ed.) Understanding Religious Ritual. New York: Routledge, pp. 154-167.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Phenomenology
  • The Beginning of Life: A Social Constructionist Approach.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mappng Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Leiden: Brill, pp. 131-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Life (moral issue); Abortion; Moral; Constructionist theory
  • Experiential careers: The routinization and de-routinization of religious life.
    Tavory, Iddo, and Daniel Wincheser (2012)
    Theory and Society 41:4: 351-373.

    Field studies with an Orthodox Jewish community & with a community of Muslim converts, both in the U.S., show experiential intensity at the time of conversion tapering off after a time. (The authors discovered what spiritual writers have in the past termed "first fervor.")

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Experience; Participant observation; Phenomenology; Islam, U.S.A.; Career; Conversion
  • Hearing the Mermaid's Song. The Umbanda Religion in Rio de Janeiro.
    Hale, Lindsay (2009)
    Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.

    Focuses largely on Umbanda in Rio de Janiro, making comparisons with "white"- & African-centered versions. Presents vignettes of ethnographic moments from decades of research.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Race; Sexuality; Umbanda; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro; Participant observation
  • Healing Dramas: Divination and Magic in Modern Puerto Rico.
    Romberg, Raquel (2009)
    Austin: University of Texas Press.

    Anthropological study of brujo healing in Puerto Rico.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Divination; Witch; Puerto Rico; Phenomenology; Healing; Brujo
  • Spirituality and Popular Religion in Europe.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2008)
    Social Compass 55:2: 140-153.

    Argues that cultural change necessitates conceptualizing religion as self-transcendence rather than in terms of a sacred/profane divide.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendence; Change; Definition of religion; Sacred/profane; Phenomenology
  • Why Christianity Works: An Emotions-focused Phenomenological Account.
    Smith, Christian (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:2: 165-178. Comments by David Yamane, Penny Edgell, Shane Sharp, Thomas Lynch, James V. Spickard; Reply by Smith 69:4:441-488.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian; Emotion; Forgiveness; Meaning; Membership; Moral; Phenomenology; Transcendence
  • Ritual, Symbol, and Experience: Understanding Catholic Worker House Masses.
    Spickard, James V. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 337-357.

    Based on extensive participant observation in the Los Angeles Catholic Worker house.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; United States, California, Los Angeles; Catholic Worker; Ritual; Experiential dimension; Phenomenology
  • When Prophecy Never Fails. Myth and Reality in a Flying-Saucer Group.
    Tumminia, Diana G. (2005)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1989-2002 field work in El Cajon, Calfiornia; a disconfirmation led to re-interpretation.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Cognitive dissonance; Myth; Phenomenology; United States, California, El Cajon; UFO cult; Unarian; Disconfirmation; Social construction of reality
  • Le Bouddhisme mondialisé. Une perspective sociologique sur la globalisation du religieux.
    Liogier, Raphaël (2004)
    Paris: Ellipses

    Analyzes the westernization of the Buddhist traditions, globally, with special focus on Asian nations & France, some information on North America and the U.K.. The westernized traditions legitimate political engagement at the infra- & supra-state levels. Uses a typology of Buddhism: pietist-culturalist, nationalist-moralist, elitist-culturalist, intimist-individualist, & solardist-universalist.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, France; Buddhist, Great Britain; Buddhist; Buddhist, China; Activism; Buddhist, Tibet; Zen; Soka Gakkai, France; Soka Gakkai; Phenomenology; Globalization; Falun Gong; Buddhist, Vietnam; Buddhist, Burma; Buddhist, Tibetan, France; Buddhist, India; Buddhist, Thailand; Buddhist, Sri Lanka; Buddhist, Korea; Buddhist, Japan; Buddhist, U.S.A.
  • Transformations of Religion and Morality in Modern Europe.
    Luckmann, Thomas (2003)
    Social Compass 50:3: 275-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Functionalism; Europe; Privatization
  • Europe and Invisible Religion.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2003)
    Social Compass 50:3: 267-274.

    Associated Search Terms: Invisible religion; Europe; Luckmann, Thomas; Phenomenology
  • Narrative and Religious Experience.
    Yamane, David (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:2: 171-189.

    Religious experiences & subsequent verbal accounts of them are only loosely connected. "Data" on experiences need to be treated as narration.

    Associated Search Terms: Narrative; Phenomenology; Experience; Methodology
  • A Phenomenological Study of In-church and Televised Worship.
    Wolff, Richard F. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:2: 219-235.

    Associated Search Terms: Semiotics; Phenomenology; Media; Worship
  • Metaphors, Transcendences and Indirect Communication. Alfred Schutz' Phenomenology of the Life-world and the Metaphors of Religion.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1999)
    In Lieven Boeve, Kurt Frayaerts, and James Francis (eds.) Metaphor and God-Talk. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 75-94.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendence; Symbol; Schutz, Alfred; Phenomenology
  • Transzendenzerfahrung und symbolische Kommunikation. Die phänomenologische orientierte Soziologie und die kommunikative Konstruktion der Religion.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (1998)
    In Hartmann Tyrell, Volkhard Krech, and Hubert A. Knoblauch (eds.) Religion als Kommunikation. Würzburg: Ergon, pp. 147-186.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Phenomenology; Symbol; Experience
  • Clergy Worldviews: Now the Men's Voices.
    Ice, Martha Long (1995)
    Westpoint, Connecticut: Praeger.

    Based on in-depth interviews with 19 male clergy in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Phenomenology
  • On the Social Affinity between Religion and Values: A Multi-Disciplinary Consideration.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1995)
    In Luigi Tomasi (ed.), Values and Post-Soviet Youth. The Problem of Transition. Milano: Franco Angeli, pp. 29-65.

    An intellectual history & phenomenology of the affinity between religion & values.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Values
  • Gesture Language as a Vehicle in the Expression of Emotion: A Phenomenological Investigation of the Use of Non-verbal Expression in Monotheistic Gaudiya Vaisnava Tradition.
    Squarcini, Federico (1995)
    Social Compass 42:4: 451-460.

    Associated Search Terms: Emotion; Ritual; Hindu; Phenomenology; Gaudiya Vaisnava
  • Dereification in Zen Buddhism.
    Moore, Robert J. (1995)
    Sociological Quarterly 36:4: 699-723.

    Conceptual analysis applied to Zen literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Zen; Ethnomethodology; Phenomenology; Meditation; Conversion; Reification
  • I-Sight, the World of Rastafari: An Interpretive Sociological Account of Rastafarian Ethics.
    Johnson-Hill, Jack A. (1995)
    Metuchen, New Jersey: Scarecrow Press.

    Focuses on poetry informed by participant observation data.

    Associated Search Terms: Jamaica; Literature; Phenomenology; Symbol; Life world; Anti-structure; Liminality; Communitas; Rastafarian, Jamaica
  • Ways of Seeing Ecstasy in Modern Society: Experiential-expressive and Cultural-linguistic Views.
    Yamane, David, and Megan Polzer (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:1: 1-28.

    Analyzes 1972-89 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows experience & conventional religiosity correlate.

    Associated Search Terms: Culture; Phenomenology; United States; Experience
  • The Sacred Self: A Cultural Phenomenology of Charismatic Healing.
    Csordas, Thomas J. (1994)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Healing; Medical; Body; Pentecostal, Catholic; Phenomenology
  • Experiencing Religious Rituals: A Schutzian Analysis of Navajo Ceremonies.
    Spickard, James V. (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:2: 191-204.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Music; Ritual; Navajo; Native Americans
  • Sociology and Liturgy. Re-Presentations of the Holy.
    Flanagan, Kieran (1991)
    New York: St. Martin's Press.

    Based on an examination of Anglican & Catholic liturgies; argues that the modernization of ritual undermines its success in separating out the holy. Develops a dramaturgical consideration of ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Hermeneutic; Phenomenology; Dramaturgy; Catholic; Ritual; Church of England
  • The Missionary as Stranger: A Phenomenological Analysis of Christian Missionaries' Encounter with the Folk Religions of Thailand.
    Cohen, Erik (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 31:4: 337-350.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Stranger; Thailand; Missionary; Missions
  • "Adapted for heaven": Conversion and culture in western Sicily.
    Ducchiari, Salvatore (1988)
    American Ethnologist 15:3: 417-441.

    Critical of the deprivation theory approach.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Shamanism; Pentecostal, Italy; Italy, Sicily; Deprivation; Conversion; Comparative
  • Power and Authority in Organized Religion: Disaggregating the Phenomenological Core.
    Schoenherr, Richard A. (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 47:S: 52-71.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Phenomenology
  • Tempo e Finitudine in Alfred Schutz.
    Vannini, Luigi (1987)
    Religioni e società 2:3: 136-139.

    Focuses on the possibilities of Schutz's thought for the analysis of religious consciousness.

    Associated Search Terms: Schutz, Alfred; Time; Space; Phenomenology
  • La prospettiva fenomenologica.
    Nesti, Arnaldo (1985)
    In Domenico Pizzuti (ed.) Sociologia della religione. Roma:Borla.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology
  • Ritual as a Form of the Religious Mentality.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1985)
    Sociological Analysis 46:1: 59-72.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Ritual
  • Liturgy, Ambiguity and Silence: The Ritual Management of Real Absence.
    Flanagan, Kieran (1985)
    British Journal of Sociology 36:2: 193-223.

    Argues that liturgies work on the basis of an apophatic character that distinguishes them as religious rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Phenomenology
  • Riten als Bewältigung lebensweltlicher Grenzen.
    Luckmann, Thomas (1985)
    Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie 11:3: 535-550.

    Rituals are enacted symbols that cope with what lies beyond immediate grasp; they depend on the social construction of "other worlds."

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Ritual
  • A Phenomenological Transformation of the Social Scientific Study of Religion.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1985)
    New York & Bern: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Weber, Max; Phenomenology; Anti-structure; Ritual; Moral; Conversion; Latin America; Pietist (mentality); Definition of religion; Cognitive distortion
  • Sistemi simbolico-religiosi e dinamica storico-sociale.
    Vaccarini, Italo (1984)
    Studi di sociologia 22:1: 37-60.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Phenomenology
  • Metaphors of Social Control in a Pentecostal Sect.
    Darrand, Tom Craig, and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1983)
    New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Participant observation study, mostly in Oakland, California, of a non-institutional form of Pentecostalism; one author was a member 1969-76 & non-member 1977-81.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Latter Rain (Pentecostal); Participant observation; Disaffiliation; United States, California, Oakland; Hermeneutic
  • Definition of Religion and Phenomenological Approach towards a Problematic.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1980)
    Cahiers du Centre des Recherches en Sociologie Religieuse 3: 55-70.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Definition of religion
  • What Is Real? The Failure of the Phenomenological Approach in a Field Study of the Divine Light Mission.
    Pilarzyk, Thomas J., and Lakshmi Bharadwaj (1979)
    Humanity and Society 3:1: 16-34.

    Suggests the need for greater self-awareness on the part of field researchers studying Divine Light Mission; takes examples from primary & secondary data.

    Associated Search Terms: Divine Light Mission; Phenomenology; Participant observation; Methodology
  • Zur Konstitutionsanalyse religiöser Phänomene. Kontingenz und Konsistenz der Lebenswelt.
    Mörth, Ingo (1978)
    In Wolfram Fischer and Wolfgang Marhold (eds.) Religionssoziologie als Wissenssoziologie. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, pp. 21-37.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Sociology of knowledge; Social construction of reality
  • Measuring the Muse: Reflections on the Use of Survey Methods in the Study of Religious Phenomena.
    Schroeder, W. Widick (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 18:2: 148-162.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Survey
  • The Science of Religion and the Sociology of Knowledge.
    Smart, Ninian (1977)
    Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of knowledge; Phenomenology; Hermeneutic
  • Seeking Spiritual Meaning. The World of Vedanta.
    Damrell, Joseph (1977)
    Beverly Hills, California: Sage

    Participant observation study, centered in California.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Hindu, U.S.A.; Mysticism; Participant observation; Vedanta, U.S.A.
  • Consciousness, Valuation, and Religion: Toward a Paradigm.
    Turner, Robert G. (1976)
    Review of Religious Research 18:1: 25-35.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Definition of religion
  • The Privatization of the Sacred World. Thomas Luckmann's Phenomenologically Founded Sociology of Modern Religion.
    Mason, Michael C. (1975)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Columbia University.

    Associated Search Terms: Luckmann, Thomas; Privatization; Phenomenology
  • Measuring Intergenerational Religious Behavior Patterns: A Comment on Alternative Representation Strategies.
    Wieting, Stephen G. (1975)
    Review of Religious Research 16:2: 111-123.

    Assesses the use of structuralism, ethnoscience, phenomenology, & psychometric theory for measuring intergenerational religious patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Phenomenology; Generations; Ethnoscience; Psychometrics; Structuralism
  • Troublesome Transcendence: The Supernatural in the Scientific Study of Religion.
    Garrett, William R. (1974)
    Sociological Analysis 35:3: 167-180.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Transcendence; Reductionism; Phenomenology
  • The Secular Practice and the Spirit of Religion.
    Goodridge, R. Martin (1973)
    Social Compass 20:1: 19-30.

    Examines the Protestant Ethic thesis in terms of the motives of elites in the secular sphere in the late medieval era, & sees secular & religious motives in a dialectic of mutual involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Dialectic; Protestant Ethic; Phenomenology
  • Mythos und Sozialstruktur. Studien zur Sozialwissenschaft, Band 7.
    Eickelpasch, Rolf (1973)
    Düsseldorf: Bertelsmann Univrsitätsverlag.

    Examines the approaches of Durkheim, Malinowski, Radcliffe-Brown, & Lévi-Strauss, with added discussions of methodological individualism & the phenomenological alternative. Illustrative study of the Cargo cult movement of the Tangu of New Guinea.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodological individualism; Myth; Radcliffe-Brown, A.R.; Phenomenology; Malinowski, Bronislaw; Papua-New Guinea; Cargo cult; Levi-Strauss, Claude; Durkheim, Émile
  • The Journeying Self. A Study in Philosophy and Social Role.
    Natanson, Maurice (1970)
    Reding, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley.

    Sees religion performing the cognitive function of the ego in the face of death; the cognitive realm is thus eternalized, including its negation of the social collection of role constructs derived from others.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Cognitive; Phenomenology; Role
  • The Sacred Canopy. Elements of a Sociological Theory of Religion.
    Berger, Peter L. (1967)
    Garden City: Doubleday.

    Definition of religion is discussed on pp. 175-177.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Sociology of knowledge; Plausibility structure; Phenomenology
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