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  • The question of cultural change in the social scientific study of religion: Notes from the Emerging Church.
    Bielo, James S. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 19-25.

    Sees the Emerging Church movement as a critique of conservative Evangelicalism & fundamentalism. Emerging Church ministries created changes, but the changes were variations on received forms.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Emerging church; Culture
  • Apparitional Movements as Sites of Religious Experimentation: A Case Study from Transcarpathian Ukraine.
    Halemba, Agnieszka (2017)
    Nova Religio 21:2: 43-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Marian; Popular religion; Ukraine, Dzhublyk; Visions; Pilgrimage
  • New concepts for new dynamics: Generating theory for the study of religious innovation and social change.
    Marti, Gerardo (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 6-18.

    Within Christianity there is often a movement from counter cultural to established forms, especially fundamentalist ones. Contested legitimation is thematic in the process. This article introduces 4 others dealing with the Emerging Church Movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Individualism; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Emerging church; Discourse; Counterculture; Social movement; Legitimation
  • The unobtrusive tactics of religious movements.
    Kucinskas, Jaime (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:4: 537-550.

    Provides examples of non-confrontational social movements pursuing religious change.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist; Catholic; Change; Social movement; Comunione e Liberazione; SHAS; Muslim Brotherhood; Feminism
  • Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change.
    Wilde, Melissa J. (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Analysis of the voting blocks at the Second Vatican Council. Events did not follow what a market model would predict.

    Associated Search Terms: Marian; Social movement; Pluralism; Organization; Market model; Ecumenism; Councils; Competition; Birth control; Authority; Change; Catholic, Vatican II
  • From Piety to Professionalism--and Back?: Transformations of Organized Religious Virtuosity.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Examines the effects of secularization of schools, charities, & hospitals on the female religious organizational sponsors; 36 focus groups conducted 1999-2000 with a missionary society, deaconesses, & Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Education; Change; Deaconess; Goal displacement; Social services; Secularization; Women; Hospital; Organization; Missionary; Identity; Sisters; Focus group
  • Mutations normatives dans la socialisation religieuse. De la transmission à l'invention: normes en transaction et paradigme identitaire.
    Voyé, Liliane (2003)
    Éducation et sociétés 11:1: 35-46.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Identity; Education; Belgium; Change
  • Reforming Education, Transforming Religion, 1876-1931.
    Thomas, George M., Lisa R. Peck, and Channin G. DeHaan (2003)
    In Christian Smith (ed.) The Secular Revolution. Power, Interests, and Conflcit in the Secularization of American Public Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 355-394.

    Focuses on the secularization of U.S. education; differentiation was more cultural than organizational.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationalization; Change; Historical; Secularization; Culture; Education; Social movement; United States; Differentiation
  • 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: Definition of religion; Modernization; New religions; Globalization; Social construction of reality; Fundamentalist; Secularization; Pluralism; Change; Levels of inclusiveness; Social movement; Rationalization; Theory; Differentiation
  • Frame Alignment and Strategic Evolution in Social Movements: The Case of Sun Myung Moon's Unification Church.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (1998)
    In Anson Shupe and Bronislaw Misztal (eds.) Religion, Mobilization, and Scoial Action. Westport, connecticut: Praeger, pp. 197-215.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Frame alignment; Unification Church
  • Family Formation, Culture and Change in the Hare Krsna Movement.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (1997)
    ISKCON Communications Journal 5:2: 61-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Accommodation; Family; Economic; Culture; Change; Social movement; Marriage; Hare Krishna, North America; Celibacy
  • Movement Dynamics and Social Change: Transforming Fundamentalist Ideology and Organizations.
    Williams, Rhys H. (1994)
    In Martin Marty and Scott Appleby (eds.) Accounting for Fundamentalisms. The Dynamic Character of Movements. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 785-833.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Social movement; Fundamentalist
  • The Social Movement for Change within the Catholic Church.
    Meyer, Katherine (1991)
    In Helen R.F. Ebaugh (ed.) Religion and the Social Order. Vatican II and U.S. Catholicism. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 187-201.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Catholic; Change
  • Base Christian Communities and Social Change in Brazil.
    Hewitt, Warren Edward (1991)
    Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.

    Draws on 1984-88 field research in Brazil.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Catholic, Brazil; Base communities; Brazil; Social change
  • Denominational Religion and the Voluntary Principle: New Directions for Research.
    Roof, Wade Clark (1991)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Religion and the Social Order: Volume I. New Developments in Theory and Research. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 225-238.

    Notes that the major American denominations are surviving; proposes lines of research into them: identity, privatization, switching, movements, & change.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Conversion; Privatization; Identity; Voluntarism; Denomination (type)
  • Religion and Social Change in Modern Turkey: The Case of Bediüzzaman Said Nursi.
    Mardin, Serif (1989)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Studies the movement led by an individual termed an Islamic extremist, who lived from 1876 to 1960.

    Associated Search Terms: Social change; Change; Islam, Turkey; Turkey; Social movement
  • Conflict and Change in the Catholic Church.
    Seidler, John, and Katherine Meyer (1989)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Views 20th century changes in Catholicism, esp. in the U.S., as a social movement; content analysis of the National Catholic Reporter. Analyzes 1971 questionnaire data from strategically placed clergy in U.S. dioceses, analyzes with dioceses as units.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Social movement; Accommodation; Change; Content analysis; Ex-clergy; Diocese; Clergy; Bishop; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Church Renewal Movement in Sociological Perspective.
    Maxam, Donald A. (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 23:2: 195-204.

    Content analysis of 50 church renewal books, & analysis of questionnaire data from the authors; interprets the 1950-69 movement as a response to crises in personal meaning & secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Authors; Social movement; Change; Content analysis; Secularization
  • Religious Symbolisation of the Transition from Caste to Class: The Temple-Entry Movement in Travancore, 1860-1940.
    Jeffrey, Robin (1981)
    Social Compass 28:2/3: 269-291.

    Historical material pertaining to a society in southern India.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Change; Class; Caste; Stratification; India, Travancore; Hindu, India; Social movement
  • The Social Development of the Synanon Cult: The Managerial Strategy of Organizational Transformation.
    Ofshe, Richard (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:2: 109-127.

    Development history of Synanon, from 1950 origin as alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous through 3 transformations: therapeutic community, alternative society; religion. The changes were management strategies for expanding & consolidating control.

    Associated Search Terms: Synanon; Change; Deviance/social control; Organization
  • Immaginazione Simbolica e Struttura Sociale.
    D'Agostino, Federico (1977)
    Bologna, Italy: Il Mulino.

    Exposition of a functionalist sociology of religion in a modern context; example of changes in authority in Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Magic; Sacred; Symbol; Secularization; Catholic; Functionalism; Modernity; Ideology; Change; Authority; Parsons, Talcott; Organization; Integration (social)
  • Les mouvements d'innovation religieuse en Afrique noire.
    Balandier, Georges (1976)
    In Henri-Charles Puech (ed.) Histoire des Religions, tome III. Paris: Gallimard, pp. 1243-1277.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Africa
  • New Religious Phenomena in Italy. Towards a post-Catholic Era?
    Guizzardi, Gustavo (1976)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 21/42: 97-116.

    The changed concept of church, sensed moral imperatives, & the end of the Christian-Marxist conflict converge to spark extra-ecclesiastical religious movements that have an inevitable relationship with Italian Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marxism; Social movement; Moral; Change; Italy
  • Organizational Change and Social Participation: Results of Renewal in a Women's Religious Order.
    Norr, James L., and Jeanne Schweickert (1976)
    Review of Religious Research 17:2: 120-133.

    Analyzes 1972 questionnaire data from members of a sisters community living in the U.S.; age is inversely & father's socioeconomic status positively correlated with social participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Social participation; Stratification; Orders/congregations
  • Religion and Social Change; Neonative Movement in Assam.
    Chavhan, S.K., and S.L. Barvah (1974)
    Social Action (India): 1: 49-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Revitalization movement; India, Assam; Change
  • A Sociological Analysis of the Church Renewal Movement: A Movement for Change in American Christianity, 1950-1969.
    Maxam, Donald A. (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Princeton Theological Seminary [DA 35:5 A, p. 3132]

    Content analysis of 50 church renewal books, & analysis of questionnaire data from the authors.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Social movement; Content analysis; Authors; Change
  • Religious Mass Movements and Social Change in Brazil.
    Willems, Emilio (1966)
    In Eric N. Baklanoff (ed.) New Perspectives of Brazil. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, pp. 205-232.

    Reviews Spiritualism, Umbanda, & Pentecostalism in Brazil.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Spiritualist, Brazil; Brazil; Change; Pentecostal, Brazil; Umbanda
  • Sociocultural Change and Quakerism: A Case Study in Functional Sociology of Religion in Terms of Reference-group Theory.
    Stafford, David Benbow (1955)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Duke Univrsity.

    Historical sociology, focusing on the early history of the Quaker movement, especially biographies.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Quaker; Reference group; Social movement; Historical
  • Religion and the Mores.
    Sumner, William Graham (1919)
    American Journal of Sociology 15:5: 577-591.

    Lived mores precede doctrine in socialization & in religious change. (1909 American Sociological Society president address).

    Associated Search Terms: Popular religion; Mores; Socialization; Change
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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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