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  • Perfect Children. Growing Up on the Religious Fringe.
    Van Eck Duymaer van Twist, Amanda (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Sect; Socialization; Children
  • The Spirit Moves West. Korean Missionaries in America.
    Kim, Rebecca Y. (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Case study of a non-denominational Evangelical Korean mission society in the U.S.A. Responding to Korea's relationship to its "big brother," U.S.A., the missionaries sought to "make history" by saving the U.S. from secularization. After the founder's death, the missionary society began to Americanize.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; University Bible Fellowship; Sect; Conservative, U.S.A.; Missionary; Typology; Korean Americans; Generations; Korea (South); Participant observation; Authoritarianism; Conservative, Korea (South); Evangelical, U.S.A.; Patriarchy; Race; Evangelical, Korea (South)
  • In principio era la setta.
    Pace, Enzo (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano (ed.) Credere è Reato? Libertà religiosa nello Stato laico e nella società aperto. Padova: Messaggero, pp. 103-115.

    Definition of sect, with consideration of illustrative cases.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect
  • Satanists and nuts: The role of schisms in modern Satanism.
    Petersen, Jesper Aagaard (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 218-247.

    Sees sect as having an authoritarian epistemology & cult an eclectic & tolerant one. Describes a cult-producing Satanic milieu wherein rejected knowledge systems are incorporated. The very eclecticism allows different amalgamations to form & leads to schisms.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; Satanist; Schism; Sect; Syncretism; Typology
  • L'intégrisme catholique schismatique de type mystique-ésotérique. Le cas des Apôtres de l'Amour infini.
    Geoffroy, Martin (2009)
    In Martin Geoffroy and Jean-Guy Vaillancourt (eds.) La religion à l'extrême. Montréal: Médiaspaul, pp. 219-240.

    History & description of an esoteric schismatic church in the Catholic tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Schism; Integralism, Canada; Canada, Quebec; Sect; Catholic traditionalists; Apôtres de l'Amour infini, Canada; Esoteric
  • Sects in Islam.
    Zubaida, Sami (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 545-561.

    Historical account of the Shi'ite sects.

    Associated Search Terms: Ismaili; Druze; Sufi; Shi'ite; Dervish; Millenarian; Alawi (Nusairis); Baha´i; Alevi; Yazidis; Sufi, Mevlevi; Sufi, Bektashi; Sect
  • Characters in Search of a Script: The Exit Narrtives of Formerly Ultra-Orthodox Jews.
    Davidman, Lynn, and Arthur L. Greil (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of religion 46:2: 201-216.

    Based on interviews in the U.S.A. & Israel. There is less structural support for disaffiliation than for converstion into a sect-like religion. Defection from a childhood faith differs from deconversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Jewish, Ultraorthodox; Disaffiliation
  • Bryan R. Wilson: hommage au spécialiste des sectes de terrain protestant.
    Séguy, Jean (2006)
    Social Compass 53:2: 133-139.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Wilson, Bryan R.
  • Impact of the State on the Evolution of a Sect.
    Lu, Yunfeng, and Graeme Lang (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:3: 249-270.

    Yiguan Dao was sect-like when under repression but is becoming more a denomination now that it is recognized in Taiwan.

    Associated Search Terms: Persecution; State; Typology; Yiguan Dao; Sect; China; Change; Taiwan
  • Chinese Traditional Sects in Modern Society.
    Lu, Paul Yunfeng (2005)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, City University of Hong Kong.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; China; Yiguan Dao, China
  • Evangelical Protestantism in France: An Example of Denominational Recomposition?
    Fath, Sébastien (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 399-418.

    The "sect" concept presupposed by French scholars makes understanding the growth & militancy of French Evangelicalism difficult.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Marginality; Evangelical, France; France; Historical
  • Churches, Sects, and Invisible Religion in Central and Eastern Europe after the Transformation.
    Doktór, Tadeusz (2004)
    In Jerolimov, Dinka Marinovic, Sinisa Zrinscak, and Irena Borowik (eds.), Religion and Patterns of Social Transformation. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research--Zagreb, pp. 299-313.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe, eastern; Invisible religion; Church; Sect
  • Implicit Conservatism in Liberal Religion: British Quakers as an "Uncertain Sect" (Research note).
    Dandelion, Pink (2004)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 19:2: 219-229.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Sect; Quaker, Great Britain
  • Bounded Choice: True Believer and Charismatic Cults.
    Lalich, Judith (2004)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Comparison of Heaven's Gate & the Democratic Workers Party; focuses on themes of charismatic leadership, belief, & control.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Heaven´s Gate; Social control; Charisma
  • "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
  • Church-sect Dynamics and the Feast of Corpus Christi.
    Walters, Barbara R. (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:3: 285-301.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Europe, medieval; Typology; Feast; Women; Sect
  • 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
  • Le qigong et la tradition sectaire chinoise.
    Palmer, David A. (2003)
    Social Compass 50:4: 471-480.

    Qigong (breathing arts), including Falungong, is a modern expression of the Chinese tradition of popular sectarianism.

    Associated Search Terms: Falun Gong; Sect; China; Qigong
  • Le Phénomène des Sectes: le Point de Vue du Sociologue.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2002)
    Yaoundé: Presses de l'Univrsité Catholique du l'Afrique Centrale.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect
  • The Cultic Milieu: Oppositional Subcultures in an Age of Globalization.
    Kaplan, Jeffrey, and Helene Loow (2002)
    New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Subculture; Globalization; New religions; Sect
  • Fundamentalism in the Contemporary U.S. Baha'i Community.
    Cole, Juan R.I. (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 43:3: 195-217.

    Historical account of the Baha'i faith becoming more sect-like in the U.S., despite its superficially liberal content.

    Associated Search Terms: Baha´i, U.S.A.; Sect
  • Revisiting the Social Sources of American Christianity 1972-1998.
    Park, Jerry Z., and Samuel H. Reimer (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:4: 733-746.

    Associated Search Terms: Niebuhr, H. Richard; United States, regions; Class; United States; Demography; Sect
  • God Is Dead. Secularization in the West.
    Bruce, Steve (2002)
    Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell.

    Argues for the usefulness of secularization as a concept of an empirical process; uses evidence from Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Voluntarism; Pluralism; State; New age; Great Britain; Privatization; Compartmentalization; Relativism; Sect; Modernization; Societalization; Individualism; Schism; Change; Differentiation; Secularization; Identity
  • The New Holy Clubs: Testing Church-to-Sect Propositions.
    Finke, Roger, and Rodney Stark (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:2: 175-189.

    Focuses on the contemporary conservative movement within the United Methodist Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; United Methodist; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Investigating the Sect-church-sect Cycle: Cohort-specific Attendance Differences across African-American Denominations.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2001)
    Journal for the scientific Study of Religion 40:2: 221-234.

    Analyzes 1972-98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data, African American subsample; finds lessening attendance levels in denominational categories. Switching to sects has occurred.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Practice; Conversion; African Americans; Generations; Sect
  • On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren.
    Kraybill, Donald B., and Carl F. Bowman (2001)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Hutterite; Anabaptist; Mennonite; Sect; Brethren, U.S.A.; Amish
  • Moving from Sect to Church: Variations in Views Regarding Sanctification among Wesleyan/Holiness Clergy.
    Stockard, Jean, Susie C. Stanley, and Benton Johnson (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:1: 70-92.

    Analyzes 1994 questionnaire data from clergy of 3 Holiness denominations. The degree to which clergy adhered to "sanctification" doctrines varied by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Clergy; United States, Oregon; Nazarene; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Evangelical Church of North America
  • Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion.
    Stark, Rodney, and Roger Finke (2000)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Received the 2001 Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Section. Chinese translation published by the People's University Press of China, 2004. Translated by Fenggang Yang. Korean translation published by Bookorea Publishing Co., Forthcoming.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Market model; Rational choice theory; Sisters; Catholic; Competition; Secularization; Congregation size; Commitment; Sect; Mormon; Social capital; Conversion
  • The Dynamics of Religious Organizations. The Extravasation of the Sacred and Other Essays.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (2000)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Contains revisions of earlier essays.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Tocqueville, Alexis de; World system; State; Ethnic; United States; Secularization; Market model; New religions; Protestant, U.S.A.; Pluralism; Disaffiliation; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Sect; Privatization; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Les définitions sociologique de la secte.
    Willaime, Jean-Paul (1999)
    In Francis Messner (ed.) Les "sectes" et de droit en France. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, pp. 21-46.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Law; Sect
  • Sects and Sociology.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1999)
    In Liliane Voyé and Jaak Billiet (eds.) Sociology and Religins. An Ambiguous Relationship/Sociologie et religions. Des relations ambiguës. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press, pp. 194-203.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of religion; Sect
  • Weber and Islamic Sects.
    Cook, Michael (1999)
    In Toby E. Huff and Wolfgang Schluchter (eds.) Max Weber and Islam. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, pp. 273-279.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Islam; Weber, Max
  • Linking Social Structure and the Exit Process in Religious Organizations: Defectors, Whistle-Blowers, and Apostates.
    Bromley, David G. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;1: 145-160.

    Relates varieties of disaffiliation with organizational stances toward the social environment.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Organization; Disaffiliation
  • Le chasse-croisé de l'Eglise et de la secte.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (1998)
    In Bernard Ouellet and Richard Bergeron (eds.) Croyances et sociétés. Montréal: Fides, pp. 351-375.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Sect; Church; Orders/congregations
  • Contemporary Evangelicals: Born-again and World Affirming.
    Shibley, Mark A. (1998)
    Annals of the American Academy of Poltiical and Social Science 558: 67-87.

    Born-again Christians are increasingly comfortable with American popular culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Sect
  • Sectes religieuses et sectes politiques.
    Pace, Enzo (1997)
    In Françoise Champion and Martine Cohen (eds.) Sectes et dmocraties. Paris: Seuil, pp. 241-259.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect
  • Le sette.
    Pace, Enzo (1997)
    Bologna: Il Mulino.

    Concept of sect, typology, and overview of reasons for adherence.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; New religions
  • Iglesias y nuevos movimientos religiosos: Un esfuerzo para aclarar la confusion.
    Masferrer Kan, Elio (1997)
    Revista Académica para el Estudio de las Relgiones 1: 25-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Sect; New religions
  • Dissenting Sect or Evangelical Denomination: The Tension within Seventh-Day Adventism.
    Dudley, Roger L., Duane C. McBride, and Edwin I. Hernandez (1997)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 8: 95-116.

    Based on a survey at a church world conference.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Seventh-day Adventist; Denomination (type); Sect
  • The Varieties of Ecological Piety.
    Szerszynski, Bronislaw (1997)
    Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 1: 37-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Typology; Implicit religion; Folk religion; Church; Sect; Monasticism
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge.

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Holiness religion; Dimensions of religiosity; Shaker; Conversion; Seventh-day Adventist; Commune; Sect; Schism; Relative deprivation; New age; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Deprivation; Functionalism; Compensators; Jehovah´s Witness; Oneida; Stratification
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Sect; Conversion; Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.; Unification Church; Children of God; New York Mission Society; Process Church of Final Judgment; Altruism; Father Divine
  • La Mythologie des Sectes.
    Bromley, David G. (1996)
    In Massimo Introvigne and J. Gordon Melton (eds.), Pour en Finir avec les Sectes. Le débat sur le rapport de la commission parlementaire. Torino and paris: CESNUR; Milano: Di Giovanni, pp. 127-133.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Sect; New religions
  • Sous le regard du sociologue: le rapport de la commission d"enquête parlementaire française sur les sectes.
    Voyé, Liliane (1996)
    In Massimo Introvigne and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Pour en finir avec les sectes. Le débat sur le rapport de la commission parlementaire. Torino and Paris: CESNUR, Milano: DiGiovanni, pp. 103-125.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; New religions; France
  • Le savant, le politique et le secourist.
    Poulat, Émile (1996)
    In Massimo Introvigne and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Pour en finir avec les sectes. Le débat sur le rapport de la commission parlementaire. Torino and paris: CESNUR; Milano: Di Giovanni, pp. 59-62.

    Explores the meaning of "sect" & the place of sects in the French church/state framework.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Sect; France
  • A Test of the Stark-Bainbridge Theory of Affiliation with Religious Cults and Sects.
    Bader, Christopher D., and Alfred Demaris (1996)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35:3: 285-303.

    Analyzes 1987 National Survey of Families and Households (U.S.A.) data; presents modes of sect, cult, & church affiliation that are derived from the theories of Rodney Stark & William Sims Bainbridge.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Sect; United States
  • Zwischen Theologie und Soziologie. Ernst Troeltschs Typen der christlichen Gemeinschaftsbildung: Kirche, Sekte, Mystik.
    Molendijk, Arie L. (1996)
    Gütesloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus.

    Associated Search Terms: Church; Troeltsch, Ernst; Sect; Mysticism; Typology
  • Christians in Hiding: The "No Name" Sect.
    Johnson, Benton (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion S. Goldman (eds.), Sex, Lies and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 37-55.

    Describes an Evangelical Christian sect having no name & practicing secrecy: the secrecy derives from indiscretions of the deposed 19th century founder.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Secrecy
  • Sects and Violence. Factors Enhancing the Volatility of Marginal Religious Movements.
    Robbins, Thomas L., and Dick Anthony (1995)
    In Stuart A. Wright (ed.) Armageddon in Waco. Critical Perspectives on the Branch Davidian Conflict. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press., pp. 236-259.

    Also in Lorne L. Dawson (ed.) Cults in Context. Readings in the Study of New Religious Movements. Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 1996; New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, 1998, pp. 343-363.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Violence; Sect; Apocalyptic
  • Sectes et Eglise Catholique au Guatémala: Du Phénomène Marginal à un "Problème Alarmant."
    Garcia-Ruiz, Jesus F. (1995)
    In René Luneau and Patrick Michel (eds.), Tous les chemins ne mènent plus à Rome. Les mutations actuelles du catholicisme. Paris: Albin Michel, pp. 302-326.

    Associated Search Terms: Guatemala; Sect; Protestant, Guatemala; Catholic, Guatemala
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