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  • Le Lions clubs au Bénin: un club caritatif qui pratique une liturgie à dessein politique.
    de Hasque, Jean-Frédéric (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 206-219.

    Based on 2011-15 observation in Lions Club meetings, which take on the appearance of political liturgies of an elite pan-Africanism seeking independence from North American Lions Clubs.

    Associated Search Terms: Benin; Political religion; Participant observation
  • What "cultural religion" says about secularization and national identity: A neglected religio-political configuration.
    Laniel, Jean-François (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 372-388.

    Between secularity and religious institutions having authority over society, there is cultural religion, which is prevalent in the West. Focuses on the example of France & other nations.

    Associated Search Terms: LeBras, Gabriel; Boulard, Fernand; Bellah, Robert N.; Demerath, Nicholas Jay III; Turcotte, Paul André; Davie, Grace; Civil religion; Vicarious religion; Catholic, France; France; Political religion; Identity; Cultural religion
  • Civil religion and national politics in a neoliberal era.
    Williams, Rhys H., and Todd Nicholas Fuist (2014)
    Sociology Compass 8:7: 929-938.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Civil religion
  • Religion and power: No logos without mythos.
    Martin, David (2014)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    A collection of essays, having power & religion as a theme. Criticizes the privatization & rationalization versions of the secularization thesis. Focus on differentiation & the relationship of religion to power. Presupposes a functionalist definition of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, London; Poland; Peace/war; Nationalism; Lithuania; Great Britain; Identity, national; Politics; Differentiation; Definition of religion; Comparative; Charisma; Axial age; Individualism; Voluntarism; Privatization; Rationalization; Secularism; Secularization; Spain; Symbol; Ukraine; Violence; Power
  • Civil religion and the cultural politics of national identity in Obama's America.
    Williams, Rhys H. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:239-257.

    The opposition to presidential candidate & president Barak Obama included nativist themes--that he wasn't really American, that he was a Muslim. These reflect an aspect of civil religion that Obama disrupted.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Civil religion
  • Secularisation and Nationalism: A Critical Review.
    Santiago, José (2012)
    Social Compass 59:1: 3-20.

    Review of the literature on nationalism as a surrogate for religion. Finds the theories confound function & cause; nations do not need ucltural integration. Nationalism does not lead to ndividual immortality but social immortlaity & hence is unlike religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (social); Civil religion; Durkheim, Émile; Integration (national); Nationalism; Political religion; Surrogate for religion; Functionalism; Secularization
  • Barak Obama and civil religion.
    Gorski, Philip S. (2011)
    Political Power and Social Theory 22:1:179-214.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Politics, U.S.A.
  • From 'Civil Religion' to Nationalism as the Religion of Modern Times: Rethinking a Complex Relationship.
    Santiago, José (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:2: 394-401.

    Critique of the metaporical nature of studies of civil religion & of nationalism as political religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Nationalism; Political religion
  • Expanding the space of popular religion: Local temple activism and the politics of legitimation in contemporary rural China.
    Chau, Adam Yuet (2009)
    In Yoshiko Ashiwa and David Wank (eds.) Making Religion, Making the State. Palo Alto, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 211-240.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, China; Popular religion; China; Rural
  • Does there Exist a Republican Civil Religion?
    Baubérot, Jean (2007)
    French Politics, Culture and Society 25:2: 3-18.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Civil religion; Political religion
  • La globalisation du discours fondamentalsite. Le cas du néo-évangelisme de George Bush Jr.
    Geoffroy, Martin (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul, pp. 203-222.

    Political Islam is an integralist reaction to the radicalization of North American neo-Evangelicalism & fundamentalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Politics; Discourse; Fundamentalism; Globalization; Integralism; Political religion; Dialectic
  • Politics as Religion.
    Gentile, Emilio (2006)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Political religion; Politics
  • Governmental Reports on Minority Religions. An Assessment and Guidelines.
    Richardson, James T. (2006)
    In Pauline Coté and T. Jeremy Gunn (eds.) La nouelle question religieuse. Régulation ou ingérence de l'État?/The New Religious Question: State Regulation or State Interference? Bern, Switzerland: P.I.E.-Peter Lang, pp. 273-284.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Politics; New religions
  • "Public Religion" and the Pancasila-Based State of Indonesia: An Ethical and Sociological Analysis.
    Intan, Benyamin Fleming (2005)
    New York: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Politics, Indonesia; Indonesia
  • Muslims, the New Age and Marginal Religions in Indonesia: Changing Meanings of Religious Pluralism.
    Howell, Julia Day (2005)
    Social Compass 52:4: 473-493.

    Considers the status of 3 new religions in a nation where the law does not quite define them as religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Islam, Indonesia; Anand Ashram, Indonesia; Brahma Kumari, Indonesia; New religions; Salamullah; Politics, Indonesia; Indonesia; New age; Syncretism; State
  • Rituels royaux en Angleterre: deux enterrements et un jubilé.
    Davie, Grace (2004)
    In E. Dianteill, D. Hervieu-Léger, and I. Saint-Martin (eds.) La modernité rituelle: Rites politiques et religieux des sociétés modernes. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 23-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, England; Ritual; Political religion
  • Dieu bénisse l'Amérique. La religion de la Maison-Blanche.
    Fath, Sébastien (2004)
    Paris: Seuil.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Deutschland.
    Pollack, Detlef (2003)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck).

    A collection of essays & studies, most previously published as slightly different versions.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Germany; Disenchantment; Dimensions of religiosity; Differentiation; Definition of religion; State; Literature; Proselytizing; Germany; Privatization; Germany, East; Politics, Germany; Individualism; Lutheran, Germany; Luhmann, Niklas; Luckmann, Thomas; Functionalism; Secularization
  • La violence fondamentaliste: violence politique et religion politique dans le conflit moderne.
    Weisbrod, Bernd (2002)
    Revue internationale des sciences sociales 174: 551-560.

    Associated Search Terms: Violence; Political religion; Conflict; Politics
  • La religiosidad popular en las políticas del patrimonio cultural.
    Carozzi, María Julia (2002)
    Estudios sobre religión. Newsletter de la Asociación de Cientistas Sociales de la Religión en el Mercosur 13: 5-9.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Politics, Latin America; Catholic, Latin America
  • From Civil to Political Religion: The Intersection of Culture, Religion, and Politics.
    Cristi, Marcela (2001)
    Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

    Points not only to Bellah & Durkheim's consensus-based civil religion but also to Rousseau's coercive version. Examines the case of Chile under Pinochet.

    Associated Search Terms: Bellah, Robert N.; Chile; Political religion; Civil religion
  • The Dynamics of Religious Organizations. The Extravasation of the Sacred and Other Essays.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (2000)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Contains revisions of earlier essays.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Privatization; Disaffiliation; Identity; New religions; Sect; Tocqueville, Alexis de; State; Catholic, U.S.A.; Market model; Pluralism; Secularization; Politics, U.S.A.; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Religion Re-emerging. The Role of Religion in Legitimating Integration and Power in Modern Societies.
    Riis, Ole (1998)
    International Sociology 13:2: 249-272.

    Religion can be part of modern politics, especially in protest against elites; secularization is often a political tactic.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Secularization; Protest; Civil religion
  • Varieties of Popular Catholicism: A Parish Study.
    Peterson, Anna Lisa (1998)
    Social Compass 45:3: 399-415.

    Theological, pastoral, & ethical-political tensions are worked out in diverse kinds of popular Catholicism. Based on study of a parish at the edge of San Salvador.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Catholic, El Salvador; El Salvador, San Salvador; Politics, El Salvador; Parish; Conflict
  • Islam politique, Islam populaire et Islam savant.
    Benattia, Houria (1996)
    Revue de l'Institut de Sociologie 1996:1-4: 253-259.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Islam; Politics; Popular religion
  • Otra lógica en América latina: religión popular y modernización capitalista./Religião popular e modernização capitalista./Popular Religion and Modernization in Latin America. A Different Logic, translated by Robert R. Barr.
    Parker Gumucio, Cristián (1996)
    Mexico & Santiago de Chile: Ed. Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1996./Petropolis: Vozes, 1996./Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 1996.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Politics; Pluralism; Modernization; Latin America
  • Reinterpreting Chilean Pentecostalism.
    Sepúlveda, Juan (1996)
    Social Compass 43:3: 299-318.

    Sees Chilean Pentecostalism as an expression of indigenous popular religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Chile; Pentecostal, Chile; Historical; Popular religion; Politics, Chile
  • The Interface of Religion and Politics: A Normative Approach.
    Cochran, Clarke (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.), Religion and the Social Order. Vol. 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 181-196.

    Argues against the notion of politics as quasi-religion; politics tends toward compromise, not righteousness & transcendence.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Politics
  • Religious Rhetoric in American Populism: Civil Religion as Movement Ideology.
    Williams, Rhys H., and Susan M. Alexander (1994)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 33:1: 1-15.

    Demonstrates the importance of civil religious discourse in the Populist political movement of late 19th century U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Historical; Civil religion
  • Public Religions in the Modern World.
    Casanova, José V. (1994)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Disputes the secularization model; explores the cases of Catholicism in Spain, Poland, Brazil, & the U.S.A., & Protestantism in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Brazil; Catholic, Poland; Privatization; Catholic, Spain; Catholic, U.S.A.; Public religion; Politics, U.S.A.; Politics, Poland; Politics, Brazil; Conservative, U.S.A.; Differentiation; United States; Brazil; Poland; Spain; Liberation theology; Politics, Spain
  • Les religiosités séculières.
    Piette, Albert (1993)
    Paris: Les Presses Universitaires de France.

    Associated Search Terms: Secular religion; Quasi-religion; Political religion; Paranormal; Syncretism
  • New Religions and the Political Order.
    Long, Theodore E. (1993)
    In David G. Bromley and Jeffrey K. Hadden (eds.) Religion and the Social Order Vol. 3. The Handbook on Cults and Sects in America (Part A). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 263-276.

    Notes that the new religions began with political involvement but had abandoned it out of an inability to create broad cultural change.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Political Religion in China: The Cultural Revolution and Beyond.
    Zuo, Jiping (1992)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Twentieth-Century World Religious Movements in Neo-Weberian Perspective. Lewiston, New York: EdwinMellen Press, pp. 45-59.

    Focuses on the cult of Mao Ze-dong in the 1960s & '70s.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, China; Political religion; China
  • Tra lege e nazionalisti: "Religione civile" e nuovi simoli politici.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1992)
    Milano: Effedieffe.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Politics, Italy; Civil religion
  • The Vanishing Point: The Religious Components of Peasant Politics of Protest in Poland, 1970-1980.
    Gorlach, Krzystof (1992)
    In Bronislaw Misztal and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. 9eds.), Religion and Politics in Comparative perspective. Revival of Religious Fundamntalism in East and West. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 43-53.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Poland; Politics, Poland; Rural
  • Political Religion: The Case of the Cultural Revolution in China.
    Zuo, Jiping (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:1: 99-110.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Political religion
  • The politics of culture or a contest of histories: Representations of Chinese popular religion.
    Feuchtwang, Stephan, and ming-ming Wang (1991)
    Dialectical Anthropology 16:3/4: 251-272.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, China; Popular religion; China
  • The Cult of the Divine America: Ritual, Symbol, and Mystification in American Political Culture.
    McLeod, J.R. (1991)
    International Journal of Moral and Social Studies 6:2: 93-116.

    Overview of American political cult.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Political religion
  • Religion and Political Process in an American City.
    Williams, Rhys H., and Nicholas J. Demerath III (1991)
    American Sociological Review 56: 417-431.

    Examines the dialectic of civil religion & separation of church & state in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Civil religion; State; Community study; Politics, U.S.A.
  • État, éthique et religion.
    Willaime, Jean-Paul (1990)
    Cahiers internationaux de sociologie 88: 189-214.

    Political religion in France is becoming much more modest than in the past.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Moral; Political religion
  • Political religion and religious politics in an Alpine Italian village.
    Saunders, George R. (1988)
    In George R. Saunders (ed.) Culture and Christianity: The Dialectics of Transformation. Westport, Connecticut, Greenwood, pp. 159-178.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Italy; Italy; Political religion; Politics, Italy
  • Thanks to God and the Revolution: Popular Religion and Class Consciousness in the New Nicaragua.
    Lancaster, Roger N. (1988)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Based on ethnographic data.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Nicaragua; Popular religion; Catholic, Nicaragua; Politics, Nicaragua; Marxian
  • The Political Significance of Popular Religion in Greece.
    Kokosalakis, Nikos (1987)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 32/64:1: 37-52.

    Explores links among popular religion, civil religion, & Greek political life.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Popular religion; Politics, Greece; Greece
  • Ronald Reagan's "Revival": Voluntarism as a Theme in Reagan's Civil Religion.
    Adams, David S. (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 48:1: 17-29.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Civil religion; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Sociological Theory, Religion and Collective Action.
    Wallis, Roy, and Steve Bruce (1986)
    Belfast: The Queen's University.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Great Britain; South Africa; Presbyterian; Comparative; Conservative; Rajneesh; Children of God; New religions; Deprivation; Hermeneutic; United States; Stark, Rodney
  • The Political Uses of the Dead as Symbols in Contemporary Civil Religions.
    Kearl, Michael C., and Ancel Rinaldi (1983)
    Social Forces 61:3: 693-708.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Civil religion
  • Religione e politica. Il caso italiano: La religione diffusa./Religion and politics. The Italian case: Diffused religion.
    Cipriani, Roberto (1983)
    Studi di sociologia 21:3: 245-271./Archives de sciences sociales des religions 58:1 (1984): 29-51.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffused religion; Politics, Italy; Italy
  • The Politics of Religious Movements.
    Bourg, Carroll J. (1983)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.), Of Gods and Men. New Religious Movements in the West. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 45-64.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Social movement; New religions
  • Neoconservative and Ideological Struggle toward Central-America in the U.S.A.
    Ezcurra, Ana Maria (1983)
    Social Compass 30:2/3: 349-362.

    Studies the political & economic connections between the Institute on Religion and Democracy & the neo-conservative establishment, & the institute's strategies.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Institute on Religion and Democracy
  • Sécularisation et religions politiques.
    Sironneau, Jean-Pierre (1982)
    The Hague: Mouton.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Surrogate for religion; Politics
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