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  • The influence of religious preferences on choice of churh congregation and church attendance.
    Davignon, Phil (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 268-283.

    Analyzes 2012 questionnaire data from Christian students at 31 denominational colleges & universities in the U.S.A. Individual preferences are related to choice of congregation & frequency of attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Students, undergraduate; Practice
  • 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
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Practice; Sexual activity; Sexual attitudes; Change; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; Belief; Conversion; Education; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Membership; Identification; Marriage; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States
  • 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: Ukraine; Violence; Symbol; Spain; Secularization; Secularism; Rationalization; Privatization; Power; Politics; Poland; Definition of religion; Voluntarism; Charisma; Peace/war; Comparative; Differentiation; Great Britain; Great Britain, London; Identity, national; Individualism; Lithuania; Nationalism; Axial age
  • Religion and Civil Society: Theoretical Reflections.
    Herbert, David (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 13-45.

    Reviews rational choice, secularization, and public (civil society) religion theories. Opts for a "functionalization" approach, where religions help overcome shortcomings in the functioning of other institutions or even resist the other institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil society; Secularization; Functionalization; Rational choice theory; Public religion; Islam; Mediatization
  • Les croyances religieuses sont-elles des croyances comme les autres?
    Cuin, Charles-Henry (2012)
    Social Compass 59:2: 221-238.

    Considers the ways a belief can be rational; religious bleiefs as well as others have unfalsifiable aspects.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationality
  • The Rationalization of Miracles.
    Parigi, Paolo (2012)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Account of the rationalization & formalization of the assessment of claimed miracles, in the process of canonizing saints.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Historical; Miracle; Saints; Rationalization
  • Market and money: A critique of rational choice theory.
    Van der Veer, Peter (2012)
    Social Compass 59:2: 183-192.

    Reservations about the market model.

    Associated Search Terms: Asia, Southeast; Rational choice theory; China; Market model
  • The Rational Believer: Choices and Decisions in the Madrasas of Pakistan.
    Bano, Masooda (2012)
    Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Madrasa; Education; Islam, Pakistan; Pakistan
  • Das Mönchtum und der religiöse Orden nach Max Weber und Ernst Troeltsch/Le monachisme et l’ordre religieux chez Max Weber et Ernst Troeltsch.
    Turcotte, Paul-André, with Arthur Lambert (2012)
    Claretianum 52: 428-503.

    Synthesis of the theories about monasticism of Max Weber and Ernst Troeltsch, followed by excerpts from their works.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Rationalization; Monasticism; Troeltsch, Ernst; Weber, Max
  • The Religious Landscape in Germany: Secularizing West--Secularized East.
    Müller, Olaf, Detlef Pollack, and Gert Pickel (2012)
    In Detlef Pollack, Olaf Müller, and Gert Pickel (eds.) The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe. Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 95-120.

    The Catholic Church was disestablished longer & became less dependent on the state, though it has a priest shortage, compared to the Protestant Church. Both provide this-worldly services. Surveys show individual religion is stronger in the West than in the East.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Rational choice theory; Secularization; State; Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland; Catholic, Germany; Germany
  • Le monachisme dans la sociologie de Max Weber et de Ernst Troeltsch.
    Turcotte, Paul-André, with Arthur Lambert (2012)
    Claretianum 52: 405-503.

    Synthesis of the treatment of orders/congregations in the writings of Max Weber & Ernst Troeltsch, followed by extracts from their wriitngs in German with French translations.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationalization; Weber, Max; Virtuoso; Troeltsch, Ernst; Orders/congregations; Charisma; Asceticism; Typology
  • Max Weber: la racionalización del mundo como proceso histórico-universal.
    Weisz, Eduardo (2011)
    Revista española de Investigaciones sociologicas 134: 107-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationalization; Weber, Max
  • Culture vs. rational choice: Assessing the causes of religious discrimination in Muslim countries.
    Sarkissian, Ani, Jonathan Fox, and Yasemin Akbaba (2011)
    Nationalism and Ethnic Politics 17:4: 423-446.

    Associated Search Terms: Culture; Discrimination; Rational choice theory; Islam
  • Rain Dances in the Dry Season: Overcoming the Religious Congruence Fallacy.
    Chaves, Mark (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:1:1-14.

    Considers the lack of congruence between belief & action in religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Rationality
  • The economics and sociology of religious giving: Instrumental rationality or communal bonding?
    Peifer, Jared L. (2010)
    Social Forces 88:4: 1569-1594.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Contributions; Economic; Rationality
  • Les croyances religieuses: entre raison, symbolisation et experience.
    Lamine, Anne-Sophie (2010)
    L'Année Sociologique 60: 93-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Symbol; Rationality; Belief
  • A New Paradigm for the Study of Religion: A Re-examination.
    McMullin, Steve (2010)
    Implicit Religion 13:1:3-16.

    Reviews literature on secularization & rational choice, & offers theoretical prospects.

    Associated Search Terms: Theory; Secularization; Rational choice theory
  • Social Sources of the Spirit: Connecting Rational Choice and Intractive Ritual Theories in the Study of Religion.
    Baker, Joseph O. (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:4: 432-456.

    Based on 1998 key informant data from American congregations; strictness predicts expressive worship.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Strictness; Ritual
  • Religious Giving and the Boundedness of Rationality.
    Hoffmann, John P., Bruce R. Lott, and Catherine Jeppsen (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:3: 323-348.

    Examines preictors of contriubtions using 5 U.S.A. data sets.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Contributions; United States
  • Rational Choice Theory. A Critique.
    Hamilton, Malcolm (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 116-133.

    Summary of the theory, its applications, & criticisms of it.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory
  • Max Weber. Religion and Modernization.
    Kippenberg, Hans G. (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 63-78.

    Weber saw modernization as religiously-influenced rationalization, not as secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Weber, Max; Rationalization; Disenchantment
  • The Meaning and Scope of Secularization.
    Dobbelaere, Karel (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 599-615.

    At the macro level, a baseline for the study of secularization would be 13th century Europe; macro, organizational, & individual secularizations are described.

    Associated Search Terms: Levels of inclusiveness; Rationalization; Differentiation; Secularization; Individualism
  • Patterns of Secularization and Religious Rationalization in Emile Durkheim and Max Weber.
    Goldstein, Warren S. (2009)
    Implicit Religion 12:2: 135-163.

    The linear secularization model is only one theme in classical sociological theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Differentiation; Secularization; Durkheim, Émile; Rationalization; Dialectic
  • The Social Limits on Religious Markets.
    Bruce, Steve (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 81-100.

    Critique, citing counter examples & counter rationales to increasing income & minimizing costs.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Market model
  • Any Given Sunday: Weekly Church Attendance in a Midwestern City.
    Olsen, Paul J. (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:3: 443-461.

    Analyzes attendance patterns in one city; practice ebbs & flows with feasts & external events such as weather, moreso for liturgical denominations than others. Stricness alone is not determinative of practice rates.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Strictness; Practice
  • Salvation Goods and Culture Goods: An Interpretation of Max Weber.
    Merz-Benz, Peter-Ulrich (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 19-30.

    Weber's depiction of the rational elimination of distractions from a subjective dwelling on the divne is a more convincing model of religious rationality than that proposed in rational choice theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Religious goods; Rationality; Rational choice theory; Other-worldly asceticism; Mysticism; Asceticism; Inner-worldly asceticism
  • The Inner-world Mysticism and a Successful Social Integration of the Sikh Panth.
    Pace, Enzo (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 85-92.

    Inner-world mysticism characterizes the Sikh tradition & helps explain the Sikhs' economic success both in Panjab & in the Sikh diaspora.

    Associated Search Terms: Diaspora; Sikh; Rationalization; Inner-worldly; Guru; Economic; Adaptation
  • Church Growth and Decline: A Test of the Market-based Approach.
    Stoll, Laurie Cooper, and Larry R. Petersen (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:3: 251-268.

    Based on data from a sample of congregations in Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis); strictness predicted the supply of volunteers, financial contributions, & church growth, but not recruitment activity or extensiveness of programs.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Volunteering; Strictness; Membership; Market model; Contributions; United States, Tennessee, Memphis
  • A sociologia da religião como recapitulação da teologia cristã: Weber e as raízes proféticas do racionalismo ocidental.
    Freitas, Renan Springer de (2007)
    Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais 22/65: 109-129.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationality; Weber, Max
  • Rationalizing Religion: Religious Conversion, Revivalism and Competition in Singapore Society.
    Tong, Chee Kiong (2007)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Rationalization; Revivalism; Singapore; Conversion
  • Secularization Theory and Rational Choice. An Integration of Micro- and Macro-theories of Secularization Using the Example of Switzerland."
    Stolz, Jörg (2007)
    In Detlef Pollack and Daniel V.A. Olson (ed.) The Role of Religion in Modern Societies. New York: Routledge, pp. 249-270.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Levels of inclusiveness; Rational choice theory
  • Testing Secularization Theory in Comparative Perspective.
    Dobbelaere, Karel (2007)
    Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 20:2: 137-147.

    Suggests measurements of societal secularization & ways to incorporate rational choice theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Rational choice theory; Measurement; Comparative
  • Mercado religioso na Paraiba: a competição e o aumento da racionalização da atividaes das organização religiosas.
    Guerra, Lemuel Dourado (2006)
    Religião e sociedade 26:2: 155-186.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationalization; Brazil, Paraiba
  • Economy.
    Iannaccone, Laurence R. (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 21-39.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Rational choice theory
  • Les Limites du 'Marché Religieux.'
    Bruce, Steve (2006)
    Social Copass 53:1: 33-48.

    Critique of the market model and of rational choice theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Rational choice theory
  • Conversion as a Process of Rational Choice: An Evaluation of the Stark-Finke Model on (Re-)Affiliation.
    Hak, Durk (2006)
    In Wout J. Van Bekkum, Jan N. Bremmer, and Arie L. Molendijk (eds.) Cultures of Covnersion. Leuven: Peeters, pp. 13-24.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Conversion; Rational choice theory
  • How Secular is Europe?
    Hall, Brian, and Veerie Draulans (2006)
    British Journal of Sociology 57:2: 263-288.

    Based on European values Study data; beliefs as well as practic show secularization increasing in Europe despite pluralism, which rational choice theory would have countering secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Pluralism; Rational choice theory; Secularization; Belief
  • The Concept of Choice in the Rise of Christianity: A Critique of Rational-Choice Theory.
    Lundskow, George (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 223-248.

    Critique of Rodney Stark's Rise of Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Rational choice theory; Early Christian
  • The Notion of the Totally 'Other' and its Consequence in the Critical Theory of Religion and the Rational Choice Theory of Religion.
    Ott, Michael R. (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 121-150.

    Critical theory analysis of rational choice theory as ideology.

    Associated Search Terms: Ideology; Individualism; Rational choice theory; Horkheimer, Max; Critical theory
  • From A Beautiful Mind to the Beautiful Soul: Rational Choice, Religion, and the Critical Theory of Adorno & Horkheimer.
    Brittain, Christopher Craig (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 151-177.

    Criticizes rational choice theory as overlooking realities outside the scope of instrumental reason.

    Associated Search Terms: Compensators; Adorno, Theodor W.; Critical theory; Rational choice theory; Deprivation; Stark, Rodney; Iannaccone, Lawrence; Horkheimer, Max
  • Salvation Goods and Religious Markets: Integrating Rational Choice and Weberian Perspectives.
    Stolz, Jörg (2006)
    Social Compass 53:1: 13-32. [Also in Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, 2008, pp. 51-80.]

    Typlogy of religious goods; based on but goes beyond rational choice theory and Weber's Heilsgut.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Weber, Max; Rational choice theory; Market model; Compensators; Membership; Religious goods
  • The Secularization of Confessional Protests: The Role of Religious Processes of Rationalization and Differentiation.
    Young, Michael P., and Stephen M. Cherry (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:4: 373-395.

    Religiously inspired social movements lead to secularization as the movements rationalize; based on letters & diaries of 6 white anti-slavery activists.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Historical; Differentiation; Slavery; Social movement; Rationalization
  • The Dialectics of Religious Rationalization and Secularization: Max Weber and Ernst Bloch.
    Goldstein, Warren S. (2005)
    Critical Sociology 31(1-2): 115-152.

    Associated Search Terms: Dialectic; Bloch, Ernst; Rationalization; Secularization; Weber, Max
  • A Church of Our Own. Disestablishment and Diversity in American Religion.
    Warner, R. Stephen (2005)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    A collection of essays.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; United States; Pluralism; Music; Migrant; Assimilation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Ambivalence; Herberg, Will; United States, California, Mendocino; Congregationalism; Rational choice theory; Syncretism; Mestizaje; Parish
  • Religion, Rationality, and Experience: A Response to the New Rational Choice Theory of Religion.
    Jerolmack, Colin, and Douglas Porpora (2004)
    Sociological Theory 22:1: 140-160.

    Criticizes the egocentricity presupposed by rational choice theories of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Individualism
  • Charisma and the Iron Cage: Rationalization, Science and Scientology.
    Locke, Simon (2004)
    Social Compass 51:1: 111-131.

    Emphasizes the socially constructed & rhetorical nature of the meaning of science used in the legitimation of Scientology.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Rationality; Scientology
  • "Although We Are Catholic, We Are Dutch"--The Transition of the Dutch Catholic Church from Sect to Church as an Explanation for its Growth and Decline.
    Sengers, Erik (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1: 129-139.

    When the Dutch Catholic Church was in tension with its society, it grew.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Catholic, Netherlands; Rational choice theory; Netherlands
  • Studien zur Genese rationaler Lebensführung und zum Sektentypus Max Webers. Das Beispiel mennonitischer Bauernfamilien im deutschen Südwesten (1632-1850).
    Konersmann, Frank (2004)
    Zeitschrift für Soziologie 33:5: 418-438.

    Associated Search Terms: Mennonite, Germany; Rural; Germany; Weber, Max; Sect; Rationalization
  • Rationality, Choice, and the Religious Economy: Individual and Collective Rationality in Supply and Demand.
    Bankston, Carl L. III (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:2: 155-171.

    Rationality is more complex than rational choice theory assumes; levels of inclusiveness (individual & collective) need be considered in the study of religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Rationality; Levels of inclusiveness
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