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  • Integration or Individuation: Are the Salvation Goods Promised by First-Century Christian Preaching Still Attractive?
    Brandt, Pierre-Yves (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 101-125.

    The 1st century appeal of Christianity, as presented by Gerd Theissen, was social integration; Christianity does not offer that in the modern world.

    Associated Search Terms: Religious goods; Modernity; Integration (social); Early Christian; Individualism
  • 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
  • Salvation Goods and the Canonization Logic: On Two Popular Cults of Southern Italy.
    Mancini, Silvia (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 127-147.

    Based on 2004 field work on the cults of San Pio da Patrelcina (Padre Pio) & Alberto de Serradarce.

    Associated Search Terms: Religious goods; Possession; Saints; Italy, Salerno; Exorcism; Italy, San Giovanni Rotondo; Italy, South; Popular religion; Magic
  • 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
  • Salvation Goods, the Gift Economy and Charismatic Concern.
    Pace, Enzo (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 149-170.

    Salvation goods are governed not only by the exchange economy but also & moreso by the gift economy. Case studies from Brazil & Italy. The Catholic Charismatic case responded to an internal Church market; the Igreja Universal responded to an external one.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Comparative; Italy; Gift; Liminality; Igreja Universal do Reino de Deus; Pentecostal, Brazil; Communitas; Religious goods; Ritual; Charisma; Brazil; Market model
  • Indian Gurus and the Quest for Self-Perfection Among the Educated Middle-Class.
    Altglas, Véronique (2008)
    In Jörg Stolz (ed.) Salvation Goods and Religious Markets. Theory and Applications. Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 211-233.

    Based on field work in France & Great Britain; highlights adaptations made in the religious goods.

    Associated Search Terms: Yoga, France; Siddha Yoga, France; Sivananda, Great Britain; Hindu, Great Britain; Adaptation; France; Participant observation; Hindu, France; Religious goods; Great Britain
  • 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
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