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  • Pornography use and religious bonding among heterosexually married Americans: A longitudinal examination.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 81-98.

    Analyzes 2006 & '12 Portraits of American Life Study data. For most respondents, who view pornography rarely if at all, viewing pornography predicts married couples praying together less. For he minority who view pornography frequently, frequency of viewing predicts higher levels of married couples praying together.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Pornography; Prayer
  • Britain on its knees: Prayer and the public since the Second World War.
    Field, Clive D. (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 92-112.

    Overview of survey data shows a decline in private prayer.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Secularization; Great Britain
  • The poer of prayer in tranforming individuals and marital relationships: A qualitative examination of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim families.
    Hatch, Trevan G., Loren D. Marks, E.A. Bitah, M. Lawrence, N.M. Lambert, David C. Dollahite, and B.P. Hardy (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 27-46.

    In-depth interviews reveal prayer enhancing marital relationships.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Marriage; Prayer
  • Prayer, patronage, and personal agency in Nicaraguan accounts of receiving international aid.
    Probasco, LiErin (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 233-249.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in 2 international aid ventures in Nicaragua. Prayer enabled aid recipients to align their actions with those of donors.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Prayer; Nicaragua; Development; Charities
  • Between real and virtual communities: Sufism in Western societies and the Naqshbandi Haqqani case.
    Piraino, Francesco (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 93-108.

    For most Sufi order members in the West, the internet provides a space for affirmation, not live mysticism. For some Naqshbandi disciples, it is also a space for practicing religion through rituals, prayer requests, initiation, & religious experiences.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Initiation; Internet; Islam, Sufi; Mysticism; Prayer; Ritual
  • Studying digital Hinduism.
    Scheifinger, Heinz (2016)
    In Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor and Suha Shakkour (eds.) Digital Methodologies in the Sociology of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 71-81.

    Argues for a comparison of in situ prayers & internet prayers, & using both traditional ethnography & online methods.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Internet; Hindu; Globalization; Ethics; Comparative; Methods; Rational choice theory; Methodology
  • Prayer as changing the subject.
    Woodhead, Linda (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 213-230.

    Conclusion to a volume of studies of prayer; focuses on the nature of prayer & avenues toward its study.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer
  • An analysis of hospital chapel prayer requests.
    Collins, Peter (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 191-211.

    Examines written prayer requests from a hospital chapel in the U.K.

    Associated Search Terms: Chaplain; Hospital chaplain; Medical; Prayer
  • Talking to God among a cloud of witnesses: Collective prayer as a meaningful performance.
    Fuist, Todd Nicholas (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 523-538.

    Based on field work in several politically progressive religious organizations in Seattle & Chicago. Collective prayer represents a social performance that locates those who pray within wider fields of meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Culture; Prayer; Meaning
  • Prayer as practice: An interpretive proposal.
    Genova, Carlo (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 9-23.

    Overview of the social scientific study of prayer. Proposes a social practice approach to its study.

    Associated Search Terms: Mauss, Marcel; Practice-centered theory; Prayer
  • Filipino Catholic students and prayer as conversation with God.
    Cornelio, Jayeel Serrano (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 133-152.

    Based on interviews with college & university students in Catholic organizations in the Philippines. Respondents described prayer as conversation with God.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Philippines; Philippines; Prayer; Students, undergraduate; Individualism
  • For youth, prayer is relationship.
    Mason, Michael C. (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 25-48.

    Analyzes 2008 interview data from English-speaking Catholic participants in a World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Prayer was not for obtaining this-worldly advantages but expressive of a relationship with God. Frequency of prayer correlated with Catholic practice & belief &with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Practice; Civic engagement; Catholic; Belief; Youth
  • Prayer as a tool in Swedish Pentecostalism.
    Mahieddin, Emir (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 81-96.

    Based on participant observation of Pentecostals in a pietistic part of Sweden; focuses on changes in prayer. Physical charismatic manifestations, glossolalia, prophecy, & healing are now reserved for private prayer groups, not Sunday services. Studies the case of Swedish Pentecostals creating an orphanage in Romania.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden, Jönköping; Glossolalia; Prayer; Prayer group; Social services; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Sweden
  • Contrasting regimes of Sufi prayer and emotion work in the Indonesian Islamic revival.
    Howell, Julia Day (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 97-118.

    Based on 1990s participant observation on Java. Recitation of Sufi litanies in the context of other prayer settings brings a sense of closeness to God into those settings. Contrasts litany recitation in Sufi orders & mass rallies.

    Associated Search Terms: Indonesia, Java; Islam, Sufi, Indonesia; Prayer; Ritual; Emotion
  • The embodiment of prayer in charismatic Christianity.
    Wilkinson, Michael, and Peter Althouse (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 153-167.

    Field work on "soaking prayer" in Catch the Fire (formerly Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship).

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, neo, Canada; Prayer; Catch the Fire; Body; Silence
  • Transcendence and immanence in public and private prayer.
    Stringer, Martin D. (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 67-80.

    Intimate prayer does not necessarily imply an immanent deity. The author stresses 3 dimensions: immanence/transcendence, intimacy/distance,& intense/non-intense.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Prayer; Immanence; Communitas; Transcendence/immanence
  • Christian colleges and universities as moral communities: The effects of institutional characteristics on student religiosity.
    Davignon, Phil, and Robert A. Thomson, Jr. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 531-554.

    Analyzes online survey data from students at 31 member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Satisfaction with spiritual mentorship, religious homogeneity, & satisfaction with institutional integration of faith with learning predicted various measures of religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Education; University; Students, undergraduate; Belief; Practice; Prayer; Professor
  • A socio-anthropological analysis of forms of prayer among the Amish.
    Borella, Andrea (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 119-131.

    Based on participant observation in a family in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Amish silent prayers support the autonomy of Amish men & women.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Amish, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Silence
  • How religious are American women and men? Gender differences and similarities.
    Schnabel, Landon (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 616-622.

    Uses General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; wome3's greater religiosity is found only in the Christian tradition & hence is not universal.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Women; Proselytizing; Practice; Gender; Belief; United States
  • Pentecostal prayer as personalcommunication and invisible institutional work.
    Fer, Yannick (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 49-65.

    Based on 2000 & after field work in French Polynesian Assemblies of God, where individual prayer is highlighted & institutional work remains invisible.

    Associated Search Terms: Institution; Prayer; Mauss, Marcel; Habitus; Glossolalia; French Polynesia; Assemblies of God, French Polynesia; Pentecostal, French Polynesia
  • Generational conversion? The role of religiosity int he politics of Evangelicals.
    Pelz, Mikael L., and Corwin E. Smidt (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 380-401.

    Analyzes a 2007 & a 2012 U.S.A. survey. Evangelical identity predicts opposition to abortion & favoring the Republican Party in 3 generations, but less so on a variety of other issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Prayer; Abortion; Literalism; Generations; Homosexuality; United States; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Prayer behavior in rural Kilimanjaro, Tanzania.
    Manongi, Freddy S., and Peter J. Balint (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 760-774.

    Based on surveys. Reports prayer characteristics of Christians in a rural district of Tanzania. Notes similarities to & differences from first world contexts.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Rural; Tanzania
  • Prayer, attachment to God, and symptoms of anxiety-related disorders among U.S. adults.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Matt Bradshaw, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Kathleen C. Galek (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 208-233.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; there was no relationship between frequency of praying & anxiety symptoms. Anxious attachment to God predicted them, secure attachment to God inversely predicted them. Among those securely attached to God, frequency of prayer inversely predicts them & positively predicted them among those anxiously attached to God. See erratum Sociology of Religion 76:1:140.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Anxiety; Prayer; Attachment to God
  • Volunteering and the dimensions of religiosity: A cross-national analysis.
    Paxton, Pamela, Nicholas E. Reith, and Jennifer L. Glanville (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 597-625.

    Analyzes the 1999-2001 wave of European Values Survey data. Religious salience, prayer, & belief predict volunteering, with interaction effects with attendance. These statistical effects are more marked among Protestants than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Europe; Volunteering; Salience; Prayer; Practice
  • Prayer and Liturgy as Constitutive-Ends Practices in Black Immigrant Communities
    Mooney, Margarita A., and Nicolette D. Manglos-Weber (2014)
    Journal for the Theor of Social Behaviour 44:4: 459-480.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Ritual; Prayer; Participant observation; Haitian Americans; Ghanaian Americans
  • Sacred Stories, Spiritual Tribes. Finding Religion in Everyday Life.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    95 in-depth interviews in Boston & Atlanta, 2006, including life histories, & followed up with observation at worship & study groups. Disposable cameras were left with respondents for them to photograph significant places. Audio-diaries were collected.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; Prayer; Practice; Narrative; Methods; Life histories; Everyday life; Discourse; Health; Family; Diaries; Spirituality; Lived religion; Visual
  • When prayers go unanswered.
    Sharp, Shane (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 1-16.

    Based on interviews with female victims of intimate partner abuse. Develops a typology of attribution of rationales on the part of God, Who did not anser prayers of 51 of the 62 interviewees.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer
  • Prayer: Making the sacred real.
    Mason, Michael C. (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) Prayer in Religion and Spirituality. Annaul Review of the Sociology of Religion. Leiden and Boston:Brill, pp. 9-25.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer
  • How to do things with prayer utterances.
    Sharp, Shane (2013)
    Symbolic Interaction 36:2: 159-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Discourse
  • Patterns of change in prayer activity, expectancies, and contents during older adulthood.
    Hayward, R. David, and Neal Krause (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52(1):17-34.

    Analyzes 4 waves of survey data (2001-07) from the 48 contiguous U.S. states, from people aged 66+ in 2001. Prayer frequency & beliefs emphasizing trust in God increased over the 7 years.

    Associated Search Terms: Longitudinal; Prayer; Belief; Gerontology
  • Prayer beliefs and change in life satisfaction over time.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2013)
    Journal of Religion and Health 52: 674-694.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Life satisfaction
  • Close ties, intercessory prayer, and optimism among American adults: Locating God in the social support netowrk.
    Schafer, Markus H. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 35-56.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. survey data. Network non-Kin prayers for respondents robustly predict optimism, an indicator of well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Well-being; Optimism; Prayer; Network
  • The private life of public ritual: Interaction, sociality and codification in a Jewish Orthodox congregation.
    Tavory, Iddo (2013)
    Qualitative Sociology 36:2: 125-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Ritual; Participant observation; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • The Heart of Religion. Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love.
    Lee, Matthew T., Margaret M. Poloma, and Stephen G. Post (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interviews with 120 American Christian exemplars of benevolence; and a representative US survey. The reported experience of God's love correlated positively with acts of benevolence.

    Associated Search Terms: Consequential dimension; God, image of; Altruism; Prayer; Experience; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Virtuoso; United States
  • Prayer as inner sense cultivation: An attentional learning theory of spiritual experience.
    Lurmann, Tanya M., Howard Nusbaum, Ronald Thisted, and Rachel Morgain (2012)
    Ethos 40:4: 359-389.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Prayer
  • Prayer utterances as aligning actions.
    Sharp, Shane (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 257-265.

    Uses illustrations of statements of public figures citing prayer as a way of establishing a fit between a course of action & widely-held values.

    Associated Search Terms: Aligning action; Discourse; Prayer
  • Christian prayer for human rights and peace: A spiritual or civic commitment?
    Trigeaud, Sophie-Hélène (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 99-116.

    Based on observation of websites of religious non-governmental organizations active at the nited Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Moral; Prayer
  • Possibilities and limits of medical science: Debates over double-blind clinical trials of intercessory prayer.
    Cadge, Wendy (2012)
    Zygon 47:1: 43-64.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Prayer; Healing
  • Testing Prayer: Science and Healing.
    Brown, Candy Gunther (2012)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Healing; Pentecostal; Prayer
  • Asceticism and the place of the body in modern monastic prayer.
    Jonveaux, Isabelle (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 151-166.

    History of the role of asceticism in monastic prayer. Contemporary shft to use of the body as a means of expression isntead. "Spirituality" functionally replaces asceticism.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Spirituality; Monasticism; Asceticism; Prayer
  • Taking Sufism to the Streets: Majelis Zikir an Majelis Shalawat as New Venues for Popular Islamic Piety in Indonesia.
    Zamhari, Arif, and Julia Day Howell (2012)
    Review of Indonesian and Malaysian Affairs 46:2: 47-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Indonesia; Islam, Indonesia; Prayer group; Media
  • Constructing profiles of religious agreement and disagreement between adolescents and mothers: A research note.
    Noonan, Anne E., Allison Tracy, and Jennifer M. Grossman (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 239-254.

    Analyzes interview data from adolescents & mothers in Wave 1 (1994-95) of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health survey (U.S.A.). Develops a typology of child/mother relationships based on religious items.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Salience; Prayer; Practice; Dyad; Family
  • Discovering a Blissful Island: Religious Involvement and Happiness in Taiwan.
    Liu, Eric Y., Harold G. Koenig, and Dedong Wei (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:1: 46-68.

    Analyzes 2004 survey data from Taiwan. Beliefs differ in their relationship with happiness, depending on content. Some kinds of prayer correlate positively with happiness; practice is unrelated to it. Belief in God moderates effects of stress.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Practice; Taiwan; Happiness; Stress; Prayer
  • Young people's prayers between religion and spirituality in the Veneto.
    Chilese, Monica, and Emanuela Contiero (2012)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Mapping Religion and Spirituality in a Postsecular World. Religion and the Social Order 22. Leiden: Brill, pp. 117-130.

    Based on open-ended interviews about prayer with 80 young adults in and near Padua & Vicenza.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Italy; Italy, Veneto; Prayer; Youth
  • Toward a Sociology of Prayer.
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 77-88.

    Review of extra sociological definitions & Marcel Mauss's approach to prayer, & proposes avenues of future study.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Mauss, Marcel
  • Instrumental variable estimation of the effect of prayer on depression.
    Denny, Kevin J. (2011)
    Social Science and Medicine 73:8: 1194-1199.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Measurement; Prayer
  • Diffused Religion and Prayer.
    Cipriani, Roberto (2011)
    Religions 2:2: 198-215. www.mdpi.com/journal/religions

    Overview of prayer from the diffused religion perspective, with most illustrations from Italy.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Prayer; Diffused religion
  • The Perceived Prayers of Others, Stress, and Change in Depressive Symptoms Over Time.
    Krause, Neal (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 341-356.

    Analyzes 2005 & '07 interview data from American seniors from the 48 contiguous states. The depression occasioned by living in a delapidated neighborhood is reduced for those who believe others often prayer for them.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Mental health; Gerontology; Depression
  • Age, period, and cohort effects on religious activities and beliefs.
    Schwadel, Philip (2011)
    Social Science Research 40:1: 181-192.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Prayer; Practice; Literalism; Cohort; Belief; Afterlife
  • Religiousness, Spirituality, and Psychological Distress in Taiwan.
    Liu, Eric Y., Scott Schieman, and Sung Joon Jang (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 137-159.

    Analyzes 2004 survey data from Taiwan. Supernatural belief & resort to fortune telling & other secular supernatural activities predict more stress, while daily prayer predicts less; but attendance is unrelated to it.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Stress; Prayer; Fortune telling; Practice; Taiwan
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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