Best Practices
Paper Series

Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database
Research Hub > Other Resources

Search thousands of sociological books, journal articles, theses and dissertations by subject, author, title or publication information. To begin, enter search term(s) below and click Go! Title links in search results lead to item in

You can also browse citations by subject by clicking on the "Browse Terms" tabs.

  • Apocalipsis maya: Una creencia posmoderna en la era de la información.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Lizette Campechano (2014)
    Revista Brasileira de História das Religiões 20:7: 35-57.

    Associated Search Terms: Apocalyptic; Internet; Mayan; Post-modern
  • Orthodox Christianity, modernity and postmodernity: Overview, analysis and assessment.
    Makrides, Vasilios N. (2012)
    Religion, State and Society 40: 248-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Orthodox, eastern; Post-modern
  • Theory as a tool in the social scientific study of religion and Martin Riesebrodt's The Promise of Salvation.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen, Loren D. Lybarger, and Kelly H. Chong (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:3: 397-411.

    Critique of the empirical "lived religion" & postmodern approaches. Favors Riesebrodt's focus on liturgies, while acknowledging the limitations it has as revealed in later articles in the same issue of JSSR.

    Associated Search Terms: Lived religion; Riesebrodt, Martin; Post-modern; Practice-centered theory
  • The Emerging Church: Religion at the Margins.
    Packard, Josh (2012)
    Boulder, Colorado: First Forum Press.

    Based on observation and surveys of emerging churches across the US. Uses organizational theory to describe an absence of institutionalism as an advantage in an age of fluid lives.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Extended case method; Post-modern; Institution; Participant observation; Organizational culture
  • Georg Simmel: Religion and Spirituality.
    Varga, Ivan (2007)
    In Kieran Flanagan and Peter C. Jupp (eds.) A Sociology of Spirituality. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 145-160.

    Simmel anticipated the post-modern condition & quest for indivdiual spirituality.

    Associated Search Terms: Simmel, Georg; Individualism; Post-modern
  • Les spiritualités alternatives de la phase du capitalisme tardif.
    Possamaï, Adam (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul, pp. 137-158.

    Based on interviews with 35 practitioners of alternative spiritualities in Melbourne. Many rejected the term "new age" as too commercial.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; New age; Commercialization; Habermas, Jürgen; Neopagan; Market model; Australia, Melbourne; Alternative spirituality
  • Religion and Popular Culture. A Hyper-Real Testament.
    Possamaï, Adam (2005)
    Bruxells: P.I.E.-Peter Lang.

    Observes popular culture as a symbolic resource for faith systems, especially in the New Age style.

    Associated Search Terms: Eclecticism; Popular culture; Alternative spirituality; Consumerism; Post-modern; Esoteric
  • New Approaches in the Sociology of Religion: A Western Perspective.
    Davie, Grace (2004)
    Social Compass 51:1: 73-84.

    Associated Search Terms: Consumerism; Post-modern; Modernity
  • Religion and Postmodernity.
    Beckford, James A. (2004)
    Sociology Review 14:2: 2-4.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern
  • La religion déniée. La conversion au bouddhisme comme mode religieux d'assimilation de la culture montante des sociétés "post-industrielles."
    Liogier, Raphaël (2003)
    Diasporas. Histoire et Sociétés 3: 135-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Conversion; Buddhist
  • The Mystical Option in a Postmodern Setting: Morphology and Sense.
    Nesti, Arnaldo (2002)
    Social Compass 49:3: 379-392.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Mysticism; Troeltsch, Ernst
  • Christaquarianism: A New Socio-Religious Movement of Postmodern Society.
    Kemp, Daren (2001)
    Implicit Religion 4:1: 27-40.

    Based on field work with U.K. networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Great Britain; Social movement; Sea of Faith; Christian Awakening to a New Awareness; New age
  • Jews in Disneyland: Religion in Post-Modern Times.
    Lyon, David (2000)
    Cambridge, U.K.: Polity Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Post-modern
  • Le Nouvel Age, Conspiration Postmoderne.
    Kubiak, Anna E. (1999)
    Social Compass 46:2: 135-143.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Network; Individualism; Experience; Post-modern
  • Postmodern Religion?
    Bauman, Zigmunt (1998)
    In Paul Heelas (ed.) Religion, Modernity and Postmodernity. Oxford: Blckwell, pp. 55-78.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern
  • Anti-modernism, Modernism, and Postmodernism: Struggling with the Cultural Significance of New Religious Movements.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (1998)
    Sociology of Religion 59:2: 131-156.

    Doubts the utility of modern/anti-modern categories for interpreting 20th century new religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-modern; New religions; Post-modern; Modernity
  • From pre- to postmodernity in Latin America: The case of Pentecostalism.
    Martin, Bernice (1998)
    In Paul Heelas (ed.) Religion, Modernity and Postmodernity. Oxsford: Blackwell, pp. 102-146.

    Associated Search Terms: Latin America; Pentecostal, Latin America; Post-modern; Change
  • Religón y postmodernidad.
    Parker Gumucio, Cristián (1997)
    Lima: Proceso Kairos-CEPS.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern
  • "Sin" Talk as Postmodern Text: A View from Savvy Insiders.
    Leslie, Paul (1997)
    Sociological Spectrum 17: 283-304.

    Associated Search Terms: Sin; Discourse analysis; Clergy; Post-modern
  • Postmodernity, High Modernity and New Modernity: Three Concepts in Search of Religion.
    Beckford, James A. (1996)
    In Kieran Flanagan and Peter C. Jupp (eds.) Postmodernity, Sociology, and Religion. London: Macmillan, pp. 30-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Modern; Modernity; Post-modern
  • Postmodern Ethnography and the Sociology of Religion.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (1996)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 7: 3-41.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Participant observation
  • Traditional, modern or postmodern? Recent developments among Jews in Israel.
    Sharot, Stephen (1996)
    In Peter C Jupp and Kieran Flanagan (eds.) Postmodernity, Sociology and Religion. Basingstoke: Macmillan, pp. 118-133.

    Associated Search Terms: Israel; Jewish, Israel; Post-modern
  • De-traditionalisation of religion and self: The New Age and postmodernity.
    Heelas, Paul (1996)
    In Peter C. Jupp and Kieran Flanagan (eds.) Postmodernity, Sociology and Religion. London: Macmillan, pp. 64-82.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Tradition; Post-modern
  • Rock Music: Secularisation and its Cancellation.
    Weinstein, Deena (1995)
    International Sociology 10:2: 185-195.

    The "weak religiosity" of post-modernity attaches itself to the charisma of rock music performers, both in explicitly religious rock & in other works.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Post-modern; Charisma
  • Religious Innovation in the Mainline Church. House Churches, Home Cells, and Small Groups.
    Wright, Stuart A. (1995)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Work, Family, and Religion in Contemporary Society. New York: Routledge, pp. 261-281.

    Based on 1983-86 field work & a '87 U.S. survey; sees the house churches effecting de-differentiation, countering postmodern compartmentalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Differentiation; House church; Innovation
  • The limits of consumption and the "postmodern religion" of the New Age.
    Heelas, Paul (1994)
    In R. Keat, N. Whiteley, and N. Abercrombie (eds.) The Authority of the Consumer. London: Routledge, pp. 94-107.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Consumerism; New age
  • Orientalism, Postmodernism and Globalism.
    Turner, Bryan S. (1994)
    London: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Global; Orientalism; Modernization; Islam; Post-modern; Weber, Max
  • Bricolage Afro-Brésilien et bris-collage post-moderne.
    Mary, André (1994)
    In P. Laburthe-Tolra (ed.) Roger Bastide ou le réjouissement du l'abîme. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 85-98.

    Associated Search Terms: Africanist, Brazil; Bricolage; Post-modern; Brazil
  • Zwischen großkirchlich angesonnener Religionspflicht und autonom-individuellem Religiositätsgefühl: Auf dem Weg zur
    Feige, Andreas (1994)
    In Karl Gabriel and Hans Hobelsberger (eds.), Jugend Religion und Modernisierung. Kirchliche Jugendarbeit als Suchbewegung. Opladen: Leske + Budrich, pp. 75-90.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Adolescents; New age; New religions
  • Dopo la secolarizzazione. Il fatto religioso oltre e dentro I confini del "profano."
    Nesti, Arnaldo (1994)
    Religioni e società 20/9: 49-77.

    Features the traits of religion in the postmodern context.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Definition of religion; Change
  • Molteplice e identitario. Immagini contrastanti del cattolicesimo europeo.
    Voyé, Liliane (1994)
    Religioni e società 20/9: 29-48.

    Sees a shift from public church to private clientelist religion; describes a new public stance as a strategy for evangelizing a supranational Europe.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Catholic; Post-modern; Change; Europe; Popular religion
  • Religion and the Body. Sociological Themes and Prospects.
    Simpson, John H. (1993)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) A Future for Religion? New Paradigms for Social Analysis. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 149-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of the body; Post-modern
  • La religion en postmodernité.
    Voyé, Liliane (1993)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 22:4: 503-520.

    Losing the strength it had in organizational unity in Europe, Catholicism allies itself with family-based & other resistances against moral risks.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Catholic, Europe; Europe; Family; Marriage; Moral
  • Religion, Modernity and Postmodernity.
    Beckford, James A. (1992)
    In Bryan R. Wilson (ed.) Religion: Contemporary Issues. London: Travistock, pp. 11-23.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Modern; Post-modern
  • Christentum zwischenTradition und Postmoderne.
    Gabriel, Karl (1992)
    Freiburg: Herder.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern
  • Stepping to Redemption.
    Chalfant, H. Paul (1992)
    Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 20: 115-120.

    Shows Alcoholics Anonymous meets the definition of religion; notes such quests for ultimate meaning outside formal religion in the postmodern world.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcoholics Anonymous; Post-modern
  • Histoire de Vie et Post-Modernité Religieux.
    Lemieux, Raymond (1992)
    In Raymond Lemieux and Micheline Milot (eds.) Les Croyances des Québécois. Esquises pour une approache empirique. Cahiers de recherche en sciences de la religion 11: 189-233.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Canada, Quebec
  • Durkheim and Postmodern Culture.
    Mestrovic, Stjepan G. (1992)
    Hawthorne, New York: Aldine de Gruyter, Ch. 6.

    Focuses on postmodernism & religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Durkheim, Émile
  • Postmoderne Religion: Die junge Generation in den Alten Bundesländern.
    Barz, Heiner (1992)
    Opladen: Leske + Budrich.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Youth; Germany, West; Germany
  • Por una sociología religiosa del orden social: una tipología de la gestión de creencias en medio secular.
    Carrasco Malhue, Pedro (1991)
    Cristianismo y sociedad 29:3: 7-32.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern; Hegemony; Typology
  • A religione nella società "post-moderna."
    Martelli, Stefano (1990)
    Bologna: Dehoniane.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-modern
  • Interpretazione del fenomeno religioso in una società postmoderna.
    Tomasi, Luigi (1990)
    Studi sociale 7/8: 23-53.

    Reviews the literature on secularization, privatization, modernity, & post-modernity; draws implications for membership in & identification with churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Membership; Post-modern; Secularization; Identity
[Viewing Matches 1-42]  (of 42 total matches in Citations)

Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.

Bookmark and Share