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  • It isn't just about the money: The implicit religion of Amway corporation.
    Palmisano, Stefania, and Nicola Pannofino (2013)
    Implicit Religion 16:1: 27-46.

    A study of Amway in Italy, based on interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Quasi-religion
  • Salvation Goods and the Religious Market in the Cultic Milieu.
    Mayer, Jean-François (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 257-273.

    Gives Swiss examples of market behavior among new age enterpreneurs.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Religious goods; Market model; Quasi-religion; New age
  • Des nouvelles formes du religieux? Entre quête de bien-être et logique protetataire: le cas des groupes post-Nouvel-Âge en France.
    Rocchi, Valérie (2003)
    Social Compass 50:2: 175-189.

    1994-98 field work in France suggests post-New Age groups are not necessarily individualist, spontaneous, & de-institutionalized. Their theme of magic exemplifies instrumental reason.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Healing; Human potential movement; Quasi-religion; Network; France; Magic; New age; Rationality
  • Implicit Religion and Related Concepts.
    Hamilton, Malcolm (2001)
    Implicit Religion 4:1: 5-13.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Para-religion; Invisible religion; Implicit religion
  • Mindfulness and Quasi-Religious Meaning Systems: An Empirical Exploration within the Context of Ecological Sustainability and Deep Ecology.
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., and Jeffrey C. Jacob (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38;4: 524-542.

    Analyzes survey data from "back to the landers"; finds the "deep ecology" mindedness independent of formal religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Environmentalism
  • Transformative Movements and Quasi-Religious Corporations. The Case of Amway.
    Bromley, David G. (1998)
    In Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.), Sacred Companies. Organizational Aspects of Religion and Religious Aspects of Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 249-363.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion
  • Hibridité, circulation, transmission. Réflexions autour des religiosités séculières.
    Piette, Albert (1997)
    Recherches sociologiques 3: 113-122.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Secular religion
  • Quasi-religious corporations: The reintegration of capitalism and religion.
    Bromley, David G. (1995)
    In Richard H. Roberts (ed.) Religion and the Transformation of Capitalism. Comparative Approaches. London: Routledge, pp. 135-160.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Capitalism
  • 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: Politics; Quasi-religion
  • The Quasi-sacred: A Theoretical Introduction.
    Fenn, Richard K. (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.), Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 253-271.

    The quasi-sacred occupies the conceptual space between the sacred & anti-sacred; it can be interpreted in terms of a primordial fear of soul loss.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Sacred
  • Quasi-religious and Cultural Movements: Contemporary Witchcraft as a Churchless Religion.
    Neitz, Mary Jo (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 127-149.

    Examines meanings of initiation & problems created by low levels of structure in Wicca.

    Associated Search Terms: Initiation; Witch; Quasi-religion; Organization
  • Star Trek Fandom as a Religious Phenomenon.
    Jindra, Michael (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:1: 27-51.

    Sees the Star Trek fan phenomenon assuming the form of a quasi-religious sect.

    Associated Search Terms: Surrogate for religion; Quasi-religion; Sect; Media
  • The Therapeutic God: Transcendence and Identity in two Twelve-step Quasi-religions.
    Rice, John Steadman (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion an the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 151-164.

    Contrasts the ideologies & social programs of Co-Dependents Anonymous & Alcoholics Anonymous.

    Associated Search Terms: Co-Dependents Anonymous; Alcoholics Anonymous; Quasi-religion
  • The Sullivan Institute/Fourth Wall Community: "Radical" Psychotherapy as Quasi-religion.
    Siskind, Amy B. (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and Theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 51-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Sullivan Institute/Fourth Wall
  • Metaphysics: 'A Practical Religious Philosophy.'
    Wagner, Melinda Bollar (1994)
    In Arthur L. Greil and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Religion and the Social Order. Volume 4 Between Sacred and Secular: Research and theory on Quasi-Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 111-125.

    Describes 2 therapy groups that use a spiritual idiom.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Quasi-religion; Spiritual Frontiers fellowship; Association for Research and Enlightenment
  • Les religiosités séculières.
    Piette, Albert (1993)
    Paris: Les Presses Universitaires de France.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Secular religion; Quasi-religion; Paranormal; Political religion
  • Quasi-Religious Meaning Systems, Official Religion, and Quality of Life in an Alternative Lifestyle: A Survey from the Back-to-the-Land Movement.
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., and Jeffrey C. Jacob (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:1: 63-80.

    Analyzes 1983 questionnaire data from a magazine subscriber list.

    Associated Search Terms: Quality of life; Counterculture; Quasi-religion; Surrogate for religion
  • A Comparative Analysis of the Rituals Used by Some Contemporary "New" Religious and Para-Religious Movements.
    Bird, Frederick B. (1977)
    In Peter Slater (ed.), Religion and Culture in Canada. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, pp. 447-469.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; New religions; Ritual
  • The Orange Order in Ireland: A religious institution?
    Robert, David (1971)
    British Journal of Sociology22:3: 269-282.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Orange Order
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