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  • Finding the sacred in unexpected places: Religious evanescence and evocation.
    Bartkowski, John P. (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3:357-371.

    Without using the term "dialectic," notes the movement toward the sacred in secular song lyrics (evocation) & away from the sacred in seemingly religious song lyrics (evanescence).

    Associated Search Terms: Music; Sacred/profane; Dialectic
  • The Sacred in the Modern World: A Cultural Sociological Approach.
    Lynch, Gordon (2014)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Argues for a sociology of the sacred in the modern world. Focuses on the dark side of the sacred, as seen in religiously-inspired bombings, the cover-up of child abuse in care facilities operated by churches, & a broadcast network declining to appeal for funds for Palestinian children under Israeli occupation.

    Associated Search Terms: Institution; Violence; Media; Sacred; Abuse
  • Socially engaged religion in a post-Westphalian global context: Remodeling the secular/religious distinction.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:2: 109-129.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Differentiation; Systems theory; Sacred/profane
  • Les sites d'eau bénite chrétiens en Éthiopie et le sida: tensions entre des dynamiques sacrées et profanes.
    Hermann, Judith (2012)
    Social Compass 59:3: 357-366.

    The introduction of antiretroviral drugs in a healing site was thought to undermine the power of he holy water, leading pilgrims to an alternative site where they were more discreet about resorting to modern medicine.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethiopian Orthodox; Ritual; Pilgrimage; Sacred/profane; Healing; Ethiopia; AIDS
  • Between religion and state: The Dajia pilgrimage in Taiwan.
    Chang, Hsun (2012)
    Social Compass 59:3: 298-310.

    Focuses on the Dajia Temple in Keelung, Taiwan. Pilgrimages mix sacred & profane rather than establish a boundary.

    Associated Search Terms: Pilgrimage; Politics, Taiwan; Sacred/profane; Taiwan, Keelung; Mazu (Taiwanese goddess)
  • Sociologia e sacro.
    Berzano, Luigi (2010)
    In E. Fabbri and G. Mongini (eds.) Il sacro nel Novecento. prospettive interdisciplinari. Alessandria: Edizioni dell'Orso, pp. 19-34.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred
  • Sacralité, droit et justices: sur les traces de Mauss.
    Verdier, Raymond (2010)
    Revue du M.A.U.S.S. 36:2: 418-426.

    Associated Search Terms: Mauss, Marcel; Sacred
  • The Return of the Sacred: What African Chiefs Teach us about Secularization.
    Swidler, Ann (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:2: 157-171.

    In Malawi the sacred can activate traditional leadership and vice-versa.

    Associated Search Terms: Malawi; Secularization; Sacred
  • A Nigerian Mother in Israel at Coney Island: Authority, Gender, and Translation in a Transnational Yoruba Religion.
    Sanford, Mei-Mei (2010)
    In Afe Adogame and James V. Spickard (eds.) Religion Crossing Boundaries. Transnational Religious and Social Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora. Leiden: Brill, pp. 49-61.

    Based on personal relationship between the author and a healer (Mother in Israel).

    Associated Search Terms: Healer; Transnational; Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim
  • Godless Intellectuals? The Intellectual Pursuit of the Sacred Reinvented.
    Riley, Alexander Tristan (2010)
    Oxford, U.K.: Berghahn Books.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-structuralism; Sacred; Sacred/profane; Baudrillard, Jean; Foucault, Michel; Hertz, Robert; Post-structuralism; Année sociologique; Evil; Hubert, Henri; Durkheim, Émile
  • Straddling the Sacred and Secular: Creating a Spiritual Experience through Belly Dance.
    Kraus, Rachel (2009)
    Sociological Spectrum 29: 598-625.

    Associated Search Terms: Belly dancer; Sacred/profane
  • Reappraising Durkheim for the Study and Teaching of Religion.
    Paden, William E. (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 31-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Sacred
  • The Culture War and the Sacred/Secular Divide: The Problem of Pluralism and Weak Hegemony.
    Hunter, James Davison (2009)
    Social Research 76:4: 1307-1322.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Hegemony; Sacred/profane; Pluralism
  • Renegotiating the Sacred-secular Binary: IX Saves and Contemporary Christian Music.
    Chang, Paul Y., and Dale J. Lim (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:4: 392-412.

    Based on participant observation & interviews with an Evangelical Christian rock band.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Sacred/profane; Music
  • La Fin de la Religion? Réenchantement et Déplacement du Sacré.
    Lee, Raymond L.M. (2008)
    Social Compass 55:1: 66-83.

    The sacred is migrating to the self & away from institutional religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Sacred; Self
  • "Culture populaire et religion": Approches théoriques de la religiosité populaire au sein des cultures populaires latino-américaines.
    Ameigeiras, Aldo Rubén (2008)
    Social Compass 55:3: 304-315.

    Latin American popular religion does not observe a sacred/profane dichotomy.

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Latin America; Sacred/profane
  • Spirituality and Popular Religion in Europe.
    Knoblauch, Hubert A. (2008)
    Social Compass 55:2: 140-153.

    Argues that cultural change necessitates conceptualizing religion as self-transcendence rather than in terms of a sacred/profane divide.

    Associated Search Terms: Transcendence; Change; Definition of religion; Sacred/profane; Phenomenology
  • Immanence and Transcendence in the Religious and the Political.
    Corten, André, and Marie-Christine Doran (2007)
    Social Compass 54:4: 565-571.

    Conceptual clarification.

    Associated Search Terms: Immanence; Transcendence; Sacred
  • From "chapel" to "prayer room": The production, use, and politics of sacred space in public institutions.
    Giliat-Ray, Sophie (2006)
    Culture and Religion 6:2: 287-318.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Space
  • The Politics of Pilgrimage: The Social Construction of Ground Zero.
    Selby, Jennifer A. (2006)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) On the Road to Being There. Studies in Pilgrimage and Tourism in Late Modernity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 159-185.

    Associated Search Terms: Turner, Victor; Disaster; Pilgrimage; Sacred
  • Les fondements sociaux de l'agir normatif chez Durkheim et Weber: le rôle du sacré.
    Piras, Mauro (2004)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 127: 139-166.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Social control; Sacred; Durkheim, Émile
  • The Sacred: Differentiating, Clarifying and Extending Concepts.
    Evans, Matthew T. (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:1: 32-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred
  • The Making and Representing of Society: Religion, the Sacred and Solidarity among Strangers in a Durkheimian Perspective.
    Rosati, Massimo (2003)
    Journal of Classical Sociology 3:2: 173-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Solidarity; Collective representation; Sacred; Stranger; Durkheim, Émile
  • The Sacred as Surrogate: Notes on Implicit A-Religion.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (2002)
    In Edward I. Bailey (ed.) The Secular Quest for Meaning in Life. Denton Papers in Implicit Religion. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 55-65.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Secularization
  • Implicit Religion and Power.
    Borg, Meerten B. ter (2002)
    Implicit Religion 5:1: 5-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Implicit religion; Social construction of reality; Functionalism, micro; Sacred; Symbol
  • Émile Durkheim (1858-1917): Le Sacré et la Religion.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (2001)
    In Danièle Hervieu-Léger and Jean-Paul Willaime, Sociologie et religion: approches classiques. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp. 147-194.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Durkheim, Émile
  • Beyond Idols. The Shape of a Secular Society.
    Fenn, Richard K. (2001)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Argues for a non-idolatrous secular society where the Sacred can be sacred.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Psychoanalytic; Charisma; Sacred; Authoritarianism; Civil religion
  • Il posto del sacro.
    Abbruzzese, Salvatore (2000)
    In Renzo Gubert (ed.) La via italiana alla postmodernità. Verzo una nuova architettura dei valori. Vilano: FrancoAngeli, pp. 397-455.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Italy
  • The Varieties of Sacred Experience: Finding the Sacred in a Secular Grove.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:1: 1-11.

    Suggests defining religion substantively & sacred functionally.

    Associated Search Terms: Counterculture; Definition of religion; Secularization; Sacred
  • Revisiting the Sacred.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1999)
    Implicit Religion 2:1: 33-38.

    Critique of the sacred-profane dichotomy; notes implicit religion & spirituality are genuine social phenomena that violate that dichotomy.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Implicit religion; Sacred
  • Transcending Sacred and Secular: Mutual Benefits in Analyzing Religious and Nonreligious Organizations.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III, and Terry Schmitt (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. 381-400.

    Religious & non-religious organizations should not be studied alone; the religious have secular aspects & the secular have religious aspects.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Sacred; Organization
  • The Sacred Groves of South India: Ecology, Traditional Communities and Religious Change.
    Chandran, M.D. Subash, and J. Donald Hughes (1997)
    Social Compass 44:3: 413-427.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Sacred; India, Karnataka; Change
  • Mana ou Sacré? La Contribution de Marcel Mauss à la Fondation de la Sociologie Religieuse.
    Martelli, Stefano (1996)
    Revue européenne des sciences sociales 34/105: 51-66.

    Associated Search Terms: Mana; Mauss, Marcel; Sacred
  • The Sacred and Profane among Italian American Catholics: The Giglio Feast.
    Varacalli, Joseph A., and Salvatore Primeggia (1996)
    International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society 9:3.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred/profane; Feast; Italian Americans
  • Conscience and the Establishment Clause: The Courts Remake the Sacred.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (1996)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35:4: 356-367.

    Examines the redefinition of the sacred in U.S. Supreme Court cases.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; State; Law; Peace/war; Abortion; Euthanasia; Sacred
  • 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
  • Transcending Sacred and Secular: Mutual Benefits in Analyzing Religious and Nonreligious Organizations.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III, and Terry Schmitt (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. 27-49.

    Religious & non-religious organizations should not be studied alone; the religious have secular aspects & the secular have religious aspects. [Same as a 1998 item]

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Sacred
  • Status and Sacredness: Worship and Salvation as Forms of Status Transformation.
    Milner, Murray, Jr. (1994)
    Journal for the Scientific study of Religion 33:2: 99-109.

    Argues for the utility of conceiving of sacredness as other-worldly status; worship becomes upward status transformation by association with the deity.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Worship; Status transformation
  • Before 'the Sacred' became Theological: Rereading the Durkheimian Legacy.
    Paden, William E. (1994)
    In Thomas A. Indinopulos and Edward A. Yonan (eds.) Religion and Reductionism: Essays on Eliade, Segal and the Challenge of the Social Sciences for the Study of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 198-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Sacred
  • La sociología de la religion y la modernidad: por una revisión crítica de las categorias durkheimianas desde América Latina.
    Parker Gumucio, Cristián (1994)
    Revista mexicana de sociologia 56:4: 229-254.

    Suggests changes in Durkheimian sociology of religion for Latin America.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Collective effervescence; Latin America
  • Sociological Implications of the Distinction Between "Locality" and Extended "Territory" with Particular Reference to the Old Testament.
    Grosby, Steven (1993)
    Social Compass 40:2: 179-198.

    Based on the Bible; examines the restricted sacred space & the wide sacred territories as constituting a variable.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Hebrew; Space
  • L'Imaginaire et le Sacré dans la Sociologie de Durkheim.
    Maffesoli, Michel (1993)
    Social Compass 40:3: 389-398.

    Interprets Durkheim's sociology as applied 19th century myth.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Sacred
  • Durkheim, Ideology and the Sacred.
    Thompson, Kenneth A. (1993)
    Social Compass 40:3: 451-461.

    Draws parallels between the Marxian concept of ideology, & Durkheim's concept of the sacred.

    Associated Search Terms: Ideology; Sacred; Durkheim, Émile
  • The Sacred and the Spanish Transition to Democracy in Spain.
    Edles, Laura Desfor (1993)
    Social Compass 40:3: 399-414.

    Interprets the Spanish transition to democracy as a ritual accomplishment; uses the categories of Victor Turner.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Turner, Victor; Ritual; Politics, Spain; Spain
  • Ethique environnementale et théorie du fait moral chez Durkheim.
    Tessier, Robert (1993)
    Social Compass 40:3: 437-449.

    Content analysis of Quebec newspapers on the issue of acid rain, to see if environmentalist concerns tend to replace a weberian Protestant Ethic with a Durkheimian sense of the sacred.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred; Content analysis; Protestant Ethic; Media; Canada, Quebec; Environmentalism
  • Maus et Durkheim: Une Désaccord sur la Question du Sacré et une Perspective Relationnelle sur Simmel et la Société Post-Moderne.
    Martelli, Stefano (1993)
    Social Compass 40:3: 375-387.

    Reviews Durkheim's "sacred" vs. the "mana" of Mauss; favors instead Simmel's relational approach.

    Associated Search Terms: Mana; Mauss, Marcel; Simmel, Georg; Sacred; Form; Durkheim, Émile
  • La Religion pour Mémoire./Religion as a Chain of Memory, tr. Simon Lee.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1993)
    Paris: Cerf./New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2000.

    Uses a functional definition of religion to examine the alleged secularization of France.

    Associated Search Terms: Tradition; France; Sacred; Implicit religion; Sociology of religion, France; Modernity; Collective memory; Surrogate for religion; Utopian; Definition of religion; Secularization
  • Les croyances ésotériques: une reconstruction ludique du sacré.
    Bouchard, Alain (1992)
    In Raymond Lemieux and Micheline Milot (eds.), Les Croyances des Québécois. Esquisses pour une approache empirique. Cahiers du Recherche en Sciences de la Religion 11: 295-324.

    Associated Search Terms: Esoteric; Play; Sacred; Canada, Quebec
  • Healing Homophobia: Volunteerism and 'Sacredness' in AIDS
    Kayal, Philip M. (1992)
    Journal of Religion and Health 31:2: 113-128.

    Events in New York City suggest that communal support for AIDS victims reveals the sacred outside of institutional religion & thereby overcomes the legitimation of hostility toward homosexuals.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Legitimation; Gemeinschaft; Prejudice, anti-homosexual; AIDS; Sacred
  • Durkheim, Religion, and Buddhism.
    Orrù, Marco, and Amy Wang (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:1: 47-61.

    Maintains that Durkheim erred in holding that Buddhism lacks supra-mundane beings or has an important sacred/profane distinction.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Sacred/profane; Buddhist; Durkheim, Émile
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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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