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  • 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
  • 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
  • Theorizing the sacred: The role of the implicit in yearning "away."
    Heelas, Paul (2012)
    Implicit Religion 15:4: 477-521.

    The secular is not an end-point but generates momentum toward som ekind of perfection.

    Associated Search Terms: Implicit religion; Secular
  • Secularisation and Nationalism: A Critical Review.
    Santiago, José (2012)
    Social Compass 59:1: 3-20.

    Review of the literature on nationalism as a surrogate for religion. Finds the theories confound function & cause; nations do not need ucltural integration. Nationalism does not lead to ndividual immortality but social immortlaity & hence is unlike religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Integration (social); Integration (national); Civil religion; Durkheim, Émile; Nationalism; Surrogate for religion; Secularization; Political religion
  • Religions séculières: origine, nature et destin.
    Gauchet, Marcel (2011)
    Débat 167:5: 187-192.

    Associated Search Terms: Secular religion
  • La "montée" au Mur des Fédérés du Père-Lachaise, pèlerinage laïque partisan.
    Frégosi, Franck (2011)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 155:3: 165-189.

    Focuses on the site where communards were executed in 1871.

    Associated Search Terms: France, Paris; Pilgrimage; Secular religion
  • German Youth: Neither Participants nor Partakers in Religion?
    Pickel, Gert (2010)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Vol. 1: Youth and Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 251-287.

    Based on 1990-2008 data from multiple German surveys.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Secularization; Market model; Invisible religion; Germany; Youth
  • Canada's Dataless Debate about Religion: The Precarious Role of Research in Identifying Implicit and Explicit Religion.
    Bibby, Reginald W. (2009)
    Implicit Religion 12:3: 251-269.

    Critique of the application of impliict religion to Canada; such use amounts to a denial of data.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Implicit religion; Canada
  • A Christian Cancellation of the Secularist Truce? Waning Christian Religiosity and Waxing Religious Deprivatization in the West.
    Achterberg, Peter, Dick Houtman, Stef Aupers, Willem de Koster, Peter Mascini, and Jeroen van der Waal (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 687-701.

    1998 survey data from 18 western nations & 1970-96 Dutch survey data show the number of Christians inversely related to their support for public religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Privatization; Netherlands; Public religion; Secularization
  • Religion and Modernity in a New Key.
    Vukomanovic, Milan (2009)
    In Danijela Gavrilovic (ed.) Revitalization of Religion. Theoretical and Comparative Approaches. Nis, Serbia: Yugoslav Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, pp. 7-13.

    How one conceptualizes religion & all that religion entails affects assessments of secularization & revitalization.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Secularization; Sacralization; Practice; Definition of religion; Discourse
  • Secularism and coercive freedoms.
    Beckford, James A. (2008)
    British Journal of Sociology 59:1:41-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Freedom of religion; Secularism; Freedom
  • Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations can Tell Us About Contentment.
    Zuckerman, Phil (2008)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on interviews in Denmark & Sweden. The relative absence of religion & social problems or individual anxiety refutes macro & micro functionalist explanations of religion. Speaks of cultural religion--occasional observance without belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden; Secularism; Meaning; Death; Cultural religion; Happiness; Denmark; Atheist, Denmark
  • La Crise de la Laïcité Face au Processus de Mondialisation.
    Baubérot, Jean (2007)
    In Martin Geoffroy, Jean-Guy Vaillancourt, and Michel Gardaz (eds.) La mondialisation du phénomène religieux. Montréal: Mediaspaul.

    Laïcité is a global phenomenon, having seeral dimensions. Explores the case of France.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; Civil religion; France; Globalization; Laïcité; State; Secularization; Socialization; Identity
  • Technology.
    Stahl, William A. (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 321-332.

    Associated Search Terms: Technology; Implicit religion; Science; Secularization
  • The Sociocultural Significance of Modern New Religious Movements.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 68-98.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Modernity; New religions
  • The Social Organization of Diffuse Beliefs and the Future of Cultic Religion.
    Bruce, Steve (2004)
    In Alasdair Crockett and Richard O'Leary (eds.) Patterns and Processes of Religious Change in Modern Industrial Societies. Europe and the United States. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 231-254.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; New age; Secularization; Typology; New religions
  • Contentious Public Religion: Two Conceptions of Islam in Revolutionary Iran. Ali Shariàti and Abdolkarim Soroush.
    Ghamari-Tabrizi, Behrooz (2004)
    International Sociology 19:4: 504-523.

    Argues that political Islam contradicts the secularization, privatization, & market models of modern religion. Reviews the thought of Ali Shariàti & Abdolkarim Soroush.

    Associated Search Terms: Shi'ite, Iran; Public religion; Secularization; Market model; Privatization; Islam; Differentiation; Iran
  • Pour une Sociologie des "Modernités Religieuses Multiples": Une Autre Approche de la "Religion Invisible" des Sociétés Européennes.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (2003)
    Social Compass 50:3: 287-295.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Privatization; Europe; Invisible religion
  • Deinstitutionalisierung des Religiösen und religiöse Individualisierung in Ost- und Westdeutschland.
    Pollack, Detlef, and Gert Pickel (2003)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 55:3: 447-474.

    2 surveys show that individualized religiosity is not a serious alternative to church religion, & that the decline in the latter results in secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Invisible religion; Secularization; Luckmann, Thomas; Germany
  • Social Theory and Religion.
    Beckford, James A. (2003)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Reviews the literature on a number of theoretical concepts from a social constructionist perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Rationalization; Differentiation; Modernization; Change; Secularization; Social movement; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist; Pluralism; Definition of religion; Levels of inclusiveness; Theory; Globalization
  • Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Deutschland.
    Pollack, Detlef (2003)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck).

    A collection of essays & studies, most previously published as slightly different versions.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State; Individualism; Germany, East; Dimensions of religiosity; Functionalism; Lutheran, Germany; Disenchantment; Catholic, Germany; Definition of religion; Differentiation; Germany; Luckmann, Thomas; Proselytizing; Politics, Germany; Luhmann, Niklas; Literature; Privatization
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Religion Re-emerging. The Role of Religion in Legitimating Integration and Power in Modern Societies.
    Riis, Ole (1998)
    International Sociology 13:2: 249-272.

    Religion can be part of modern politics, especially in protest against elites; secularization is often a political tactic.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Protest; Civil religion; Politics
  • Les Recompositions Religieuses et les Tendances Actuelles de la Sociologie des Religions en France.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1998)
    Social Compass 45:1: 143-153.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Sociology of religion; Secularization
  • Modern Popular Religion. A Complex Object of Study for Sociology.
    Parker Gumucio, Cristián (1998)
    International Sociology 13:2: 195-212.

    In underdeveloped societies with uneven modernization, popular religions thrive as expressive (not magical) systems.

    Associated Search Terms: Counterculture; Modernization; Syncretism; Popular religion; Secularization
  • Secularization and Religious Modernity in Western Europe.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1998)
    In Anson Shupe and Bronislaw Misztal (eds.), Religion, Mobilization, and Social Action. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 15-31.

    Associated Search Terms: Definition of religion; Tradition; Europe; Secularization
  • Confidence in Religious Institutions and Secularization Trends and Implications.
    Hoffmann, John P. (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:4: 321-343.

    Analyzes 1974-94 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; notes a decline in confidence in religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; United States; Confidence in religion
  • Ethnocentrism, Social Theory and Non-western Sociologies of Religion. Toward a Confucian Alternative.
    Spickard, James V. (1998)
    International Sociology 13:2: 173-194.

    Argues that the Weberian problem of religious authority, the study of secularization, & rational choice theory are ethnocentric.

    Associated Search Terms: Theory; Confucian sociology of religion; Rational choice theory; Secularization; Authority
  • Hibridité, circulation, transmission. Réflexions autour des religiosités séculières.
    Piette, Albert (1997)
    Recherches sociologiques 3: 113-122.

    Associated Search Terms: Quasi-religion; Secular religion
  • Patterns of Religious Separation and Adherence in Contemporary Australia.
    Lovat, Terence J. (1997)
    In Mordechai Bar-Lev and William shaffir (eds.) Leaving Religion and Religious Life. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI press, pp. 97-116.

    Sees movement rather than decline of religion in Australia.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Secularization; Australia
  • Volksreligion und Herrschafts-kirche. Die Werzeln religiösen Verhaltens in westlichen Gesellschaften.
    Höllinger, Franz (1996)
    Opladen: Leski + Budrich.

    Presents comparative data from western European nations & the U.S. on religious identification, practice, prayer, belief in God, belief in magic & astrology. Focuses especially on Germany, Netherlands, & Ireland.

    Associated Search Terms: Disenchantment; Netherlands; Ireland; Astrology; Magic; Germany; Religiosity; Secularization; Change; Definition of religion; Privatization; Comparative
  • Religion in the Modern World. From Cathedrals to Cults.
    Bruce, Steve (1996)
    Oxford; Oxford University Press.

    Modernity erodes religion except where the latter finds important work other than relating people to God.

    Associated Search Terms: Migration; Typology; Secularization; Protestant Ethic; New religions; Modernity; Individualism; Ethnic; New age
  • Swiatopoglad 'New Age.'
    Doktór, Tadeusz (1996)
    In Tadeusz Doktór (ed.), Ruchy Pogranicza Religii I Nauki. Jako Zjawisko Socjopsychologiczne, tom 5. Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, pp. 167-216.

    Factor analyses 1992 Warsaw student data; shows "New Age" & "Christian" factors of their beliefs. Sees support for the invisible religion model of secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Poland; New age; Factor analysis; Luckmann, Thomas; Invisible religion; Secularization
  • Sociological Controversies in Perspective.
    Tschannen, Olivier (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:1: 70-86.

    Explores why participants in the debate in the sociology of religion over secularization talk past each other.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Sociology of religion
  • Les religiosités séculières: une hybridité exemplaire pour l'anthropologie du religieux. A propos de La religion pour mémoire de D. Hervieu-Léger.
    Piette, Albert (1994)
    Social Compass 41:4: 571-584.

    Questions the distinction between religion & non-religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Secular religion; Definition of religion
  • The Moth and the Flame: Religion and Power in Comparative Blur.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:2: 105-117.

    Argues that an international perspective allows one to see selected topics take on different meanings in different contexts.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; State; Fundamentalist; Secularization; Civil religion; Comparative
  • New Religions, Science, and Secularization.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1993)
    In David G. Bromley and Jeffrey K. Hadden (eds.), Religion and the Social Order. Volume 3 The Handbook on Cults and Sects in America (Part A). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 277-292.

    Proposes that new religions overcome secularization by embracing scientific metaphors.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Science; Secularization
  • Cults and Sects in America: Organizational Development.
    Hammond, Phillip E., and David W. Machecek (1993)
    In David G. Bromley and Jeffrey K. Hadden (eds.), Religion and the Social Order. Volume 3 The Handbook on Cults and Sects in America (Part A). Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 93-105.

    Reviews the literature from the perspective of secularization & typological theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Typology; New religions
  • Les religiosités séculières.
    Piette, Albert (1993)
    Paris: Les Presses Universitaires de France.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Secular religion; Quasi-religion; Paranormal; Political religion
  • 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
  • Ainsi va la sociologie de la religion. Réflexions en marge d'une étude sur la sécularisation.
    Lapointe, Roger (1992)
    Revue européennes des sciences sociales 30/93: 175-188.

    Notes 3 secularizations: Protestant Ethic (Weber), Comte's, & autonomization; the paradigm of the sociology of religion is based on the 1st epistemologically, but encounters data from the third.

    Associated Search Terms: Differentiation; Secularization; Sociology of religion
  • Private and Public Religions.
    Casanova, José V. (1992)
    Social research 59:1: 17-57.

    Notes ambiguities in the private/public distinction; explores established/disestablished, civil/alternative, individual/denominational, individual/group, etc. distinctions.

    Associated Search Terms: Public religion; Privatization; Secularization; Differentiation; Typology
  • Japanese Religion and Society. Paradigms of Structure and Change.
    Davis, Winston (1992)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Rebellion; Anti-structure; Pilgrimage; New religions; Buddhist, Japan; Shinto; Japan; Civil religion; Motive; Historical; Secularization; Syncretism; Christian, Japan; Modernization; Protestant Ethic; Itoen
  • How to Think about the Sacred in a Secular Age.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (1991)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.), Religion and the Social Order: Volume I. New Developments in Theory and Research. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 115-127]

    Distinguishes the sacred & religion; notes that quests for the sacred survive secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Sacred; Definition of religion
  • New Religious Movements and the Sociology of Religion.
    Robbins, Thomas L., and David G.Bromley (1991)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Religion and the Social Order: Volume I. New Developments in theory and Research. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 183-205.

    Summarizes the implications of new religion research for theories of secularization, church/sect, religious economy, & conversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Typology; New religions; Conversion; Competition
  • Sacro quotidiano e nuove salvezze.
    Voyé, Liliane (1990)
    Religioni e società 5:9: 49-69.

    Contemporary forces are reflected in changing ideas of "salvation," e.g. in the new religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Everyday life; New religions; Secularization; Belief
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