Best Practices
Paper Series

Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database
Research Hub > Other Resources

Search thousands of sociological books, journal articles, theses and dissertations by subject, author, title or publication information. To begin, enter search term(s) below and click Go! Title links in search results lead to item in

You can also browse citations by subject by clicking on the "Browse Terms" tabs.

  • Britain on its knees: Prayer and the public since the Second World War.
    Field, Clive D. (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 92-112.

    Overview of survey data shows a decline in private prayer.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Secularization; Great Britain
  • Beyond the paradigm of secularization?
    Koenig, matthias (2016)
    In Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager, and Guido Vanheesijck (eds.) Working with a Secular Age. Boston: DeGruyter, pp. 23-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization
  • A post-secular reading of public sociology.
    Hashemi, Morteza (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 461-477.

    Critique of Michael Burroway's call for an engaged public sociology.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-secular; Value free theory; Secular
  • (Un)Believing in Modern Society. Religion, Spirituality, and Religious-Secular Competition.
    Stolz, Jorg, Judith Konemann, Mallory Schneuwly Purdie, Thomas Engleberger, and Michael Kruggeler (2016)
    Florence, Kentucky: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

    Finds institutional, alternative, distanced, & secular categories relevant, using quantitative & qualitative Swiss data.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Secular; Switzerland; Competition
  • American Secularism. Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems.
    Baker, Joseph O., and Buster G. Smith (2016)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Secularism
  • The dynamics of religious practice in Spain from the mid-19th century to 2010.
    Rossi, Maurizio, and Ettore Scappini (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 579-596.

    Uses Spanish census data from the 19th century & after, & time use data from 2003 & 2010. Analyzes by birth cohort, age, & period. Secularization began in the 19th century.

    Associated Search Terms: Time use survey; Secularization; Spain
  • Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion and Secularism in Quebec.
    Zubrzycki, Geneviève (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Feast; Identity, national; Migration; Politics, Canada; Prejudice, anti-religious; Secularization
  • Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2016)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2009 surveys, on interviews, & on case studies. For many, the Roman Catholic Church is a convenient foil against which the define their fair. Describes extra-institutional religion--religiosity connected to & going beyond organized churches, thereby balancing individualism. Reports attitudes toward reconciliation & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Ambivalence; Catholic, Ireland; Change; Clergy; Conflict; Diversity; Pluralism; Extra-institutional; Individualism; Ireland; Parish council; Secularization; State; Ecumenism
  • Religious vs secular nationhood: "Multiple secularities" in post-Soviet Armenia.
    Burchardt, Marian, and Hovhannes Hovhannisyan (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 427-443.

    Analyzes post-Soviet Armenian history in terms of multiple secularities and cultural defense (resistance against secularization).

    Associated Search Terms: Martin, David A.; Identity, national; Nationalism; State; Security; Secularization; Pluralism; NGO; War; Integration (national); Cultural defense; Historical; Freedom of religion; Education; Boundary maintenance; Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia; Armenia; National religions
  • Recognizing the Nonreligious: Reimagining the Secular.
    Lee, Lois (2015)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Secular
  • Vulnerable post-Soviet secularities; Patterns and dynamics in Russia and beyond.
    Agadjanian, Alexander (2015)
    In Marian Burchardt, Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, and Matthias Middell (eds.) Multiple Secularities beyond the West: Religion and Modernity in the Global Age. Boston: De Gruyter, pp. 241-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Russia; Secular
  • How does the state structure secularization?
    Maryl, Damon (2015)
    European Journal of Sociology 56:2: 207-239.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Secularization
  • Political Secularism, Religion, and the State: A Time Series Anaysis of Worldwide Data.
    Fox, Jonathan (2015)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Increases, not decreases, of state involvements with religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State
  • Losing Our Religion: How Unaffiliated Parents Are Raising their Children.
    Manning, Christel J. (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Family; Secularization; Socialization
  • The Making of a Postsecular Society: A Durkheimian Approach to Memory, Pluralism and Religion in Turkey.
    Rosati, Massimo (2015)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Post-secular; Turkey
  • Islam and Secularity: The Future of Europe's Public Sphere.
    Göle, Nilüfer (2015)
    Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Islam, Europe; Laïcité; Secularism
  • Traditional, modern, and post-secular perspectives on science and religion in the Untied States.
    O'Brien, Timothy L., and Shiri Noy (2015)
    American Sociological REview 80:1: 92-115.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Science; Post-secular
  • Disenchantment revisited: Formations of the "secular" and "religious" in the technological discourse of modernity.
    Han, Sam (2015)
    Social Compass 61:1: 76-88.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Disenchantment; Secularization; Weber, Max; Modernity; Discourse
  • An extraordinary degree of exaltation: Durkheim, effervescence and Pentecostalism's defeat of secularisation.
    Jennings, Mark (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 61-75.

    While Durkheim thought society would of itself provide effervescence, Pentecostalism has done this instead.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Pentecostal; Durkheim, Émile; Collective effervescence
  • Religious diversity in the neoliberal welfare state: Secularity and the ethos of egalitarianism in Sweden.
    Schenk, Susanne, Marian Burchart, and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (2015)
    Inernational Sociology 30:1: 3-20.

    In the politics of confessional schools, the discourse of free choice & freedom of religion confront the Swedish tradition of creating equality through a unitary public school system.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden; State; Secularism; Politics, Sweden; Equality; Education; Discourse; Diversity
  • Interventionist secularism: A comparative analysis of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (1923-1928) and the Indian Constituent Assembly (1946-1949) debates.
    Madra, Aysel (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 222-241.

    Modern Turkish government limits religion in order to fashion unity while the Indian government promotes reforms for purposes of equality & justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Turkey; State; Secularism; Pluralism; Justice; India; Identity, national
  • Agency-driven secularization and Chinese experiments in multiple modernities.
    Yang, Fenggang (2014)
    In Peter Berger, The Many Altars of Modernity: Towad a Paradigm for Religion in a Pluralsit Age. Berlin: DeGruyter, pp. 123-140.

    The essay is a response to Peter Berger's text.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; China
  • Le désenchantement désenchanté?
    Gauchet, Marcel (2014)
    In S. Taussig (ed.) Charles Taylor. Religion et sécularisation. Paris: CNRS Éditions, pp. 73-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Disenchantment
  • Religious tendencies in Brazil: Disenchantment, secularization, and sociologists.
    Motta, Roberto (2014)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Religious Pluralism: Framing Religious Diversity in the Contemporary world. London: Springer, pp. 171-184.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Disenchantment; Secularization; Sociologists
  • The subjective secularization of Great Britain, 1991-200.
    Swenson, Donald (2014)
    Implicit Religion 17:2: 165-182.

    Analyzes 1991-2007 panel survey data from British subjects; supports a subjective secularization thesis.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Great Britain; Panel study
  • Négocier les différences religieuses dans les organisations laïques: l’exemple des chapelles d’hôpitaux.
    Cadge, Wendy (2014)
    Social Compass 61:2:178-194.

    Studies chapels in academic hospitals in the U.S.A. Sees a process of secularization with the removal of explicitly denominational materials, albeit it retaining underlying Christian themes. Comments by Afe Adogame, pp. 207-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Hospital; Hospital chaplain; Material culture; Secularization
  • Regime type, religion-state arrangements, and religious markets in the Muslim world.
    Driessen, Michael D. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:3: 367-394.

    Analyzes 2 datasets; state favoritism can enhance participation in the favored religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Islam; Market model; Secularization; State
  • An investigation into the swiftness and intensity of recent secularization in Canada: Was Berger right?
    Hay, D. Alastair (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 136-162.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview & follow-up questionnaire data from Canadians. Pluralism, individualism, & scientific rationalism (evolution & philosophical materialism) inversely predicted religiosity. Deprivation & differentiation did not.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Canada; Deprivation; Differentiation; Individualism; Pluralism; Secularization; Science; Materialism
  • A laicidade e o “jeitinho brasileiro”: formas diversificadas e improvisadas de regulação do religioso em ambientes laicos e públicos: o caso de escolas municipais de Juiz de Fora/ MG / Secularism and the ‘Brazilian way.’
    Camurça, Marcelo, and Sueli Martins (2014)
    Numen: Revista de estudos e pesquisa da religião 17:1: 141-170.

    Takes a multidimensional approach to secularization in the public schools of a town in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Regulation; Education; Brazil, Minas Gerais, Juiz de Fora
  • Which societies provide a strong religious socialization context? Explanations beyond the effects of national religiosity.
    Müller, Tim S., Peter Schmidt, and Nan Dirk DeGraff (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 739-759.

    Analyzes 1971-2008 International Social Survey Programme data. High levels of income inequality predict greater effects of religious socialization. parents need invest less in religiously socializing their children when the society does it.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Belief; Differentiation; Legitimation; Religiosity; Secularization; Socialization; Family
  • Religiosity and politics in Spain and Poland: A period effect analysis.
    Requena, Miguel, and Mikolaj Stanek (2014)
    Social Compass 61:3: 348-367.

    The Catholic Church legitimated authoritarian rule in Spain & opposed it in Poland. After the fall of Franco in Spain & Communism in Poland, both nations experienced secularization, but moreso in Spain.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Poland; Politics, Poland; Politics, Spain; Secularization; Spain; Catholic, Spain; Poland; Comparative
  • Secularism and Religion in Multi-faith Societies. The Case of India.
    Sen, Ragini, Wolfgang Wagner, and Caroline Howarth (2014)
    Dordrecht: Springer.

    Based on open-ended interviews from a purpose sample of Hindu & Muslim young adult Indians. Secularism was understood as peaceful pluralism &, by the authors, as a form of social capital.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Hindu, India; India; Islam, India; Young adults; Minority; Conflict; Secularism; Social capital; Politics, India
  • 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
  • Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism & Community in America.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on participant observation in atheist meetings & events, on interviews, surveys, & content analyses of literature & websites. Awakened atheism & religious activism dialectically need each other.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Participant observation; Minority; Dialectic; Content analysis; Atheist, U.S.A.; Media; Schism; Secular humanism; Social movement; Identity; Internet
  • 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
  • Entwurf einer Theorie religiös-säkularer Konkurrenz.
    Stolz, Jörg (2013)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 65, 1 Suppl., 25-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularism; Secularization
  • Exploring the postsecular: Three meanings of "the secular" and their possible transcendence.
    Casanova, José V. (2013)
    In Craig Calhoun, Eduardo mendieta, and Jonathan Van Antwerpen (eds.) Habermas and Religion. Cambridge: Polity Press, pp. 27-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-secular; Secular
  • Religion as Heritage, Religion as Belief: Shifting Frontiers of Secularism in Europe, the USA and Brazil.
    Lehmann, David (2013)
    International Sociology 28:6: 645-662.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Secularism; Europe; Brazil; Comparative; United States
  • The Dynamics of Civil Society: Density, Age, Fertility and Completeness in the Religious Voluntary Sector.
    Ro?tentscher, Sigrid (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 87-107

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Practice; Secularization; Europe
  • Secularization and the Sources of Morality: Religion and Morality in Contemporary Europe.
    Halman, Loek, and Erik van Ingen (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 87-107.

    Analyzes 2008 European Values Study data. Religious membership and attendance are inversely related to permissiveness, especially in more secular (modern) European nations where religious people are in the minority.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Moral; Europe; Secularization
  • Des glissements du spirituel au "psy". Entre quête de sens et quête de santé dans le contexte de la sécularisation avancée.
    Garnoussi, Nadia (2013)
    Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions 163:3: 63-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Psychology; Medicalization
  • Secularization and church growth in the United Kingdom.
    Bruce, Steve (2013)
    Journal of Religion in Europe 6:3: 273-296.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Secularization; Great Britain
  • Danish state policy on the teaching of religion from 1900 to 2007.
    Reeh, Niels (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 236-250.

    The Danish state became more interested in the teaching of religion during World War II & during the War on Terror. The trajectory was not one of simple secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Denmark; State; Secularization; Education
  • Excluded, included or foundational? Religion in liberal-democratic states.
    Bader, Veit (2013)
    In Gavin D'Costa, Malcolm Evans, Tariq Modood, and Julian Rivers (eds.) Religion in a Liberal State. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 135-163.

    Argues that a liberal-democratic constitutional state needs be founded neither on a religion nor on an exclusive secularism. References are largely to Germany.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany; Secularism; State
  • The Religious and the Politcal. A Comparative Sociology of Religion.
    Turner, Bryan S. (2013)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Case studies refute the secularization thesis.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Secularization; State
  • "Secularization of consciousness" or alternative opportunities? The impact of economic growth on religious belief and practice in 13 European countries.
    Hirschle, Jochen (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:410-424.

    Uses data from various sources; economic development is associated with reduced church attendance but not belief, though belief may decline as a result of the lowered attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Economic; Europe; Practice; Secularization
  • "Multiple secularities": Postcolonial variations and guiding ideas in India and South Africa.
    Burchardt, Marian, Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, and Ute Wegert (2013)
    International Sociology 28:6: 612-628.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa; Comparative; India; Secular
  • Secularization in Poland and Spain after the democratic transition: A cohort analysis.
    Requena, Miguel, and Mikolaj Stanek (2013)
    International Sociology 28:1: 84-101.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Cohort; Secularization; Spain; Poland
  • American Jewish secularism: Jewish life beyond the synagogue.
    Kosmin, Barry A., and Ariela Keysar (2013)
    In Arnold Dashefsky and I. Sheskin (eds.) American Jewish Yearbook 2012. New York: Springer.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Secularism
  • Outsourcing moral authority: The internal secuarization of Evangelicals' anti-pornography narratives.
    Thomas, Jeremy N. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 457-475.

    A content analysis of Christianity Today (1956-2010) shows the rationale for opposition to pornography depending less on explicitly religious rationales over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Content analysis; Discourse; Evangelical; Pornography; Secularization
[Viewing Matches 1-50] > [View Matches 1-150]  (of 854 total matches in Citations)

Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.

Bookmark and Share