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  • Anti-porngraphy narratives as self-fulfilling prophecies: Religious variation in the effect that pornography viewing has on the marital happiness of husbands.
    Thomas, Jeremy N., Becka A. Alper, and Shane A. Gleason (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:4: 471-497.

    The anti-pornography narrative that says pornography-viewing acts negatively on the viewer has acted as a self-fulfilling prophecy. Based on content analysis of magazines & 2014 General Social Survey (USA) data. Effect varies by denominational category.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Marriage; Pornography; Self-fulfilling prophecy
  • Prophecy: Social scientific perspectives and the Lubavitch.
    Dein, Simon (2013)
    In S. Harvey and S. Newcombe (eds.) Prophecy in the New Millennium: When Prophecies Persist. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 25-42.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Jewish, Lubavitcher
  • Clearing the underbrush: Moving beyond Festinger to a new paradigm for the study of failed prophecy.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (2011)
    In W. Swatos and D. Tumminia (eds.) How Prophecy Lives. Leiden: Brill, pp. 69-78.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Disconfirmation
  • Failed prophecy and group demise: The case of Chen Tao.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Arthur L. Greil (2011)
    In Diana Tumminia and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) The Failure of Prophecy: Fifty Years after Festinger. London: Brill, pp. 153-172.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Disconfirmation; Chen Tao
  • Églises africaines en France: pentecôtisme congolais et entreprises prophétiques.
    Mottier, Damien (2011)
    Thèse de sociologie (EHESS).

    Associated Search Terms: African Christian, France; France; Prophecy; Pentecostal, France
  • Prophecy Channels and Prophetic Modalities: A Comparison of Revelation in The Family International and the LDS Chruch.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 734-735.

    Develops hypotheses from the cases of on-going prophecy in the Latter-day Saints Church & The Family (Children of God).

    Associated Search Terms: The Family; Social construction of reality; Prophecy; Mormon; Children of God
  • A Problem of Presence: Beyond Scripture in an African Church.
    Engelke, Matthew (2007)
    Berkeley; University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Masowe weChishanu; Prophecy; Zimbabwe; Homily; Africanist
  • Grassroots Prophecy in The Family International.
    Shepherd, Gary, and Gordon Shepherd (2007)
    Nova religio 10:4: 38-71.

    Intrnational participant observation, interviews, & questionnaires from members' communal homes.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Children of God; Participant observation; Prophecy; Societalization; The Family
  • The Social Construction of Prophecy in The Family International.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2006)
    Nova religio 10:2: 29-56.

    Revelation continued to be socially constructed, after the death of the founder David Berg.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Routinization; Prophecy; Social construction of reality
  • Prophetic Politics. Christian Social Movements and American Democracy.
    Gutterman, David S. (2005)
    Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Revival; King, Martin Luther; Sojourners; Civil rights movement; Politics, U.S.A.; Call to Renewal; Revivalism; Sunday, Billy; Prophecy; Narrative; Social movement; Promise Keepers
  • Text and performance in an African church: The book, "live and direct."
    Engelke, Matthew (2004)
    American Ethnologist 31: 76-91.

    Prophets in the church denigrate the role of religious text by working to create a “live and direct” connection to God through their sermons.

    Associated Search Terms: Zimbabwe; Homily; Prophecy; Masowe weChishanu; Africanist
  • Main Street Mystics: The Toronto Blessing and Reviving Pentecostalism.
    Poloma, Margaret M. (2003)
    Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, neo, Canada; Prophecy; Healing; Liminality; Music; Experiential dimension; Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship; Canada, Ontario, Toronto; Participant observation; Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship; Glossolalia; Mysticism; Vineyard Churches; Toronto Blessing
  • Globalism's "siren song": The United Nations and international law in Christian right thought and prophecy.
    Herman, Didi (2001)
    Sociological Review 77: 56-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative; Prophecy; Global; Law
  • Cultures Jeunes et Religion: Réflexions Théoriques.
    Bizeuil, Yves (2001)
    In Jean-Pierre Bastian (ed.) La modernité religieuse en perspective comparée. Europe latine--Amérique latine. Paris: Karthala, pp. 141-151.

    Post modern youth have functional equivalents for religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (social); Identity; Functionalism, micro; Justice; Meaning; Prophecy; Ritual; Secularization; Youth; Cosmology
  • When Prophecy Fails and Faith Persists: A Theoretical Overview.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (1999)
    Nova Religio 3: 60-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Disconfirmation; Prophecy
  • Prophecy and the performance of metaphor.
    Csordas, Thomas J. (1997)
    American Anthropologist 99:2: 321-332.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Pentecostal, Catholic; Prophecy
  • La Cause des Prophètes. Politique et Religion en Afrique Contemporaine.
    Dozon, Jean-Pierre (1995)
    Paris: Seuil.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Africa; Africa; Prophecy
  • When Prophecy is not Validated: Explaining the Unexpected in a Messianic Campaign.
    Shaffir, William (1995)
    Jewish Journal of Sociology 37: 119-136.

    Associated Search Terms: Messian; Jewish, Lubavitcher; Disconfirmation; Prophecy
  • When Time Shall Be No More: Prophecy Belief in Modern American Culture.
    Boyer, Paul (1992)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Prophecy; United States
  • Radical Religious Movements: A Global Perspective.
    Fossen, Anthony B. van (1992)
    In Bronislaw Misztal and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (eds.), Religion and Politics in Comparative Perspective. Revival of Religious Fundamentalism in East and West. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 151-163.

    Associated Search Terms: Millennial; Social movement; Prophecy; Messian; Millenarian
  • Prophecy and Society.
    Carroll, Robert P. (1989)
    In Ronald E. Clements (ed.), The World of Ancient Israel. Sociological, Anthropological and Political Perspectives. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 203-225.

    Critique of the sociologically informed literature on Hebrew prophets.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Prophet; Hebrew
  • The Social Construction of a Religious Prophecy.
    Shepherd, Gordon (1987)
    Sociological Inquiry 57:4: 394-414.

    Based on interview data & participant observation; makes a sociology-of-knowledge interpretation of a community response to a prophecy made in a small Arkansas community.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of knowledge; United States, Arkansas, Bradford; Participant observation; Prophecy
  • Prophecy, Charisma, and Politics: Reinterpreting the Weberian Thesis.
    Long, Theodore E. (1986)
    In Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson Shupe (eds.) Prophetic Religions and Politics. (Religion and the Political Ordr, Volume One) New York: Paragon House, pp. 3-17.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Politics; Weber, Max; Prophecy
  • The Narrative Structure of Prophecy among the Maranke Apostles: An Alternative System of Religious Expression.
    Jules-Rosette, Bennetta (1986)
    Semiotica 61: 1-2.

    Associated Search Terms: Mantra; Apostolic Church of John Maranke; Prophecy
  • Confucianism, Maoism, and Max Weber.
    Yu, David C. (1985)
    In Vatro Murvar (ed.) Theory of Liberty, Legitimacy, and Power. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, pp. 141-167.

    Using the concepts of transcendence, prophecy, morality, & rationality, updates Weber's approach to Confucianism & develops a parallel analysis of Maoism.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Confucian; Prophecy; Transcendence; Marxism; Politics, China; China; Weber, Max; Rationality
  • Sociological Approaches to the Old Testament.
    Wilson, Robert R. (1984)
    Philadelphia: Fortress.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Hebrew; Genealogy
  • Charisma, prophétie, religion populaire.
    Séguy, Jean (1984)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 57:2: 153-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Prophecy; Charisma
  • Ancient Judaism. Biblical Criticism from Max Weber to the Present.
    Zeitlin, Irving M. (1984)
    Cambridge, England: Polity Press; New York: Basil Blackwell.

    Examines Max Weber's Ancient Judaism in the light of subsequent research; sees less importance than did Weber for ethical prophecy & more for non-elites.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Weber, Max; Hebrew
  • Exemplarische Prophetie oder ethisch geleitete Askese? Überlegungen zur früh buddhistischen Reform.
    Obeyesekere, Gananath (1984)
    In Wolfgang Schluchter (ed.) Max Webers Studie über Hinduismus und Buddhismus. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, pp. 247-273.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist; Asceticism; Weber, Max; Prophecy
  • Monotheism and the Prophetic Minority: An Essay in Biblical History and Sociology.
    Lang, Bernhard (1983)
    Sheffield: JSOT Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Hebrew; Economic; Monotheism
  • The Struggle for Integrity.
    Webber, George W. (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 23:1: 3-21.

    Interprets the post-World War II history of the expanding American Protestant churches as a struggle to maintain a prophetic stance.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Protestant, U.S.A.; Historical
  • Prophecy and Society in Ancient Israel.
    Wilson, Robert R. (1980)
    Philadelphia: Fortress.

    Reviews literature on prophecy. Maintains that northern Israeli prophets who had been marginalized since Solomon & who regained influence temporarily under Josiah & Hezekiah, gained influence in Juda only when they provided a rationale for catastrophe.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Hebrew
  • When Prophecy Failed. Cognitive Dissonance in the Prophetic Traditions of the Old Testament.
    Carroll, Robert P. (1979)
    New York: Seabury.

    Notes dissonance reducation in Hebrew prophetic literature; addresses problems in the cross-cultural application of a sociological model.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Hebrew; Cognitive dissonance
  • After Prophecy Fails: A Reappraisal of a Japanese Case.
    Sanada, Takaaki (1979)
    Japanese Journal of Religious Studies 6:1/2: 217-237.

    Focuses on a disconfirmed prophecy of an earthquake for 1974; only the most committed members re-emphasized their faith afterwards.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; Ichigen no Miya; Japan; Prophecy
  • The Social Context of Prophecy: 'Word-gifts' of the Spirit among Catholic Pentecostals.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 18:2: 134-147.

    Based on 1971-75 participant observation in 7 Catholic charismatic prayer groups in New Jersey; shows social control was maintained amidst a semblance of spontaneity & equality through the "gift of prophecy" & related speech roles.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, New Jersey; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Prophecy
  • The Dawn of Apocalyptic: The Historical and Sociological Roots of Jewish Apocalyptic Eschatology.
    Hanson, Paul D. (1976)
    Philadelphia: Fortress Press.

    Develops a typology based on Max Weber, Karl Mannheim, & Ernst Troeltsch; examines the relationship between prophecy & apocalyptic.

    Associated Search Terms: Mannheim, Karl; Apocalyptic; Eschatology; Weber, Max; Prophecy; Hebrew; Troeltsch, Ernst
  • Pour une lecture marxist du prophetisme:Champ autre et champ outre.
    Vidal, Daniel (1975)
    Social Compass 22: 355-380.

    Marxist theory had emphasized the function of religion in social relationships. Analyzing prophecy enables verifying the role of religion in neutralizing social contradictions, but beyond putting dominated classes down, it may lead them to their death.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Marxian; Prophecy; Stratification
  • The Effects of Prophetic Disconfirmation of the Committed.
    Weiser, Neil (1974)
    Review of Religious Research 16:1: 19-30.

    Applies the cognitive dissonance model to disconfirmations faced by tribal peoples.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Cognitive dissonance; Primitive; Disconfirmation
  • How Prophecy Lives.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1972)
    Sociological Analysis 33:3: 125-141.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Justice
  • When Prophecies Fail. A Theoretical Perspective on the Comparative Evidence.
    Zygmunt, Joseph F. (1972)
    American Behavioral Scientist 16:2: 245-268. [In Jon R. Stone (ed.) Expecting Armageddon: Essential Readings in Failed Prophecy. New York: Routledge, 2000, pp. 87-103.]

    Examines millenarian movements; argues that organizational resources rather than psychological dissonance is central to their surviving the disconfirmation of their prophecies.

    Associated Search Terms: Millenarian; Prophecy; Cognitive dissonance; Organization
  • The Social Location of Israelite Prophecy.
    Williams, James G. (1969)
    Journal of the American Academy of Religion 37: 153-165.

    Critique of Peter L. Berger's article "Charisma and religious innovation: The social location of Israelite prophecy." American Sociological Review 28 (1963): 940-950.

    Associated Search Terms: Berger, Peter L.; Hebrew; Prophecy; Prophet
  • Magic, Rationality, and Max Weber.
    Wax, Murray L. (1967)
    Kansas Journal of Sociology 3:1: 12-19.

    Contrasts Weber's implicit definition of magic with that used in contemporary ethnography; criticizes Weber's suggestion that only rationalist prophecy breaks the hold of magic.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Prophecy; Rationality; Magic
  • Prophetic and Mystic Experience: Comparison and Consequences.
    Thorner, Isidor (1965)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 5:1: 82-96.

    Compares Moses & Buddha.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Mysticism; Prophecy; Experience; Buddhist; Hebrew
  • Pentecostal Sects among West Indian Migrants.
    Calley, Malcolm J.C. (1962)
    Race 3:2: 55-64.

    Account of 3 Pentecostal sects in Great Britain, 1961.

    Associated Search Terms: New Testament Church of God, Great Britain; Pentecostal, Great Britain; West Indian British; Migrant; Sect; Church of God in Christ, Great Britain; Church of God of Prophecy, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Prophetic movements as an expression of social protest.
    Kobben, A.J.F. (1960)
    International Archvies of Ethnography 49:1: 117-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Social movement; Protest
  • When Prophecy Fails. A Social and Psychological Study of a Modern Group that Predicted the Destruction of the World./L'échec d'une prophétie.
    Festinger, Leon, Henry W. Riecken, and Stanley Schachter (1956)
    New York: Harper./Paris: Presses Univrsitaires de France, 1993.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dissonance; UFO cult; Prophecy; Association of Sananda and Sanat Kumura; Disconfirmation; Participant observation
  • Do Churches Exert Significant Influence on Public Morality?
    Johnson, F. Ernest (1952)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 280: 125-132.

    Sees autonomous groups within large denominations rather than the denominations themselves as capable of prophetic critique of society.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Moral
  • The Religious Sect in Canadian Politics.
    Clark, S.D. (1945)
    American Journal of Sociology 51:3: 207-216. [Also in S.D. Clark, The Developing Canadian Community (Toronto: U. of Toronto Press, 1962) & B.R. Blishen et al. (eds.), Canadian Society, Sociological Perspectives, 3rd ed. (Toronto: Macmillan, 1971)]]

    Sects that merged into churches, not churches, inspired progressive politics: Baptists (N.S.), Methodists (Upper Canada), Bible Prophecy (Alberta).

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Bible Prophecy movement, Canada; Politics, Canada; Methodist, Canada; Baptist, Canada; Sect
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