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  • Stark and Finke or Durkheim on Conversion and (Re-)affiliation: An Outline of a Structural Functionalist Rebuttal to Stark and Finke.
    Hak, Durk (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 295-312.

    Develops a functionalist theory of conversion as deviance, with social cohesion (solidarity) as the central concept.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Functionalism; Solidarity; Stark, Rodney
  • Conversion as a Process of Rational Choice: An Evaluation of the Stark-Finke Model on (Re-)Affiliation.
    Hak, Durk (2006)
    In Wout J. Van Bekkum, Jan N. Bremmer, and Arie L. Molendijk (eds.) Cultures of Covnersion. Leuven: Peeters, pp. 13-24.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Conversion; Rational choice theory
  • The Concept of Choice in the Rise of Christianity: A Critique of Rational-Choice Theory.
    Lundskow, George (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 223-248.

    Critique of Rodney Stark's Rise of Christianity.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Rational choice theory; Early Christian
  • From A Beautiful Mind to the Beautiful Soul: Rational Choice, Religion, and the Critical Theory of Adorno & Horkheimer.
    Brittain, Christopher Craig (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 151-177.

    Criticizes rational choice theory as overlooking realities outside the scope of instrumental reason.

    Associated Search Terms: Compensators; Adorno, Theodor W.; Critical theory; Rational choice theory; Deprivation; Stark, Rodney; Iannaccone, Lawrence; Horkheimer, Max
  • Give Me That Ol' Time Hormonal Religion.
    Carroll, Michael P. (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 275-278.

    Criticizes the claim by Rodney Stark that female religiosity is inherent in female biology; points to a historical trend away from greater masculine piety toward greater female piety.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Stark, Rodney
  • Stark's Age of Faith Argument and the Secularization of Things: A Commentary.
    Sommerville, C. John (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:3: 361-372.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Europe, medieval; Stark, Rodney; Secularization
  • Did Early Christianity Succeed Because of Jewish Conversions?
    Sanders, Jack T. (1999)
    Social Compass 46:4: 493-505.

    Argues that most early Christians were gentiles.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Assimilation; Stark, Rodney
  • Stark and Bainbridge, Durkheim and Weber: Theoretical Comparisons.
    Collins, Randall (1997)
    In Lawrence A. Young (ed.) Rational Choice Theory and Religion: Summary and Assessment. New York: Routledge, pp. 161-180.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Weber, Max; Stark, Rodney; Rational choice theory; Bainbridge, William Sims
  • Stark Realities and Eurocentric/Androcentric Bias in the Sociology of Religion.
    Carroll, Michael P. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:3: 225-239.

    Sees the Stark-Bainbridge & derivative theory as biased to Protestant male America; notes its inapplicability to folk Catholicism in Italy.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Popular religion; Italy; Bainbridge, William Sims; Rational choice theory
  • The Work of Rodney Stark: A Review Panel.
    Anonymous (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:3: 361-386.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney
  • Sociological Theory, Religion and Collective Action.
    Wallis, Roy, and Steve Bruce (1986)
    Belfast: The Queen's University.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics; Comparative; Presbyterian; South Africa; Children of God; Rajneesh; Great Britain; Stark, Rodney; Hermeneutic; New religions; Deprivation; Conservative
  • The Stark-Bainbridge Theory of Religion: A Critical Analysis and Counter Proposals.
    Wallis, Roy, and Steve Bruce (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:1: 11-28. Reply by William Sims Bainbridge and Rodney Stark 45:2 (1984): 145-158. Rejoinder by Steve Bruce and Roy Wallis 46:1 (1985): 73-76.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Stark, Rodney; Bainbridge, William Sims
  • The Lofland-Stark Conversion Model: A Critical Assessment.
    Snow, David A., and Cynthia L. Philips (1980)
    Social Problems 27: 430-447.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Lofland, John; Conversion
  • Dépossession et besoins à l'origine des groupes religieux.
    Nelson, Geoffrey K. (1971)
    Social Compass 18:2: 237-246.

    Reviews theories of Niebuhr & of Glock & Stark; maintains deprivation is an inadequate explanation for religion because of more specifically religious needs.

    Associated Search Terms: Stark, Rodney; Glock, Charles Y.; Deprivation; Niebuhr, H. Richard
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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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