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  • A Systems Theory of Religion, ed. André Kieserling, tr. David A. Brenner with Adrian Hermann.
    Luhmann, Niklas (2013)
    Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory
  • Socially engaged religion in a post-Westphalian global context: Remodeling the secular/religious distinction.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:2: 109-129.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Sacred/profane; Systems theory; Differentiation
  • Spirituality and Systems of Belief.
    Pace, Enzo (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 23-32.

    Systems theory approach to characterizing spirituality in dialectic with religion. Notes the usefulness of Troeltsch's Spiritualismus (mysticism) with reference to spirituality.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Mysticism; Troeltsch, Ernst; Dialectic; Systems theory
  • Convert, Revert, Pervert.
    Pace, Enzo (2009)
    In Guiseppe Giordan (ed.) Conversion in the Age of Pluralism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 189-212.

    Typology, corresponding to Weber's types of legitimacy; rituals of return as evidence of conversion being a system-level phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu, Arya Samaj; Return; System; Ritual; Jewish, Lubavitcher; India; Hindu, India; Conversion
  • Raccontare Dio. La religione come comunicazione./Religion as Communication. God's Talk.
    Pace, Enzo (2008)
    Bologna: Il Mulino./Williston, Vermont: Ashgate, 2011.

    A general sociology of religions conceived of in a systems theory framework.

    Associated Search Terms: Food; Systems theory; War; Identity
  • Globalization and the Sociology of Religion in America: Some Representative Perspectives.
    Simpson, John H. (2007)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) American Sociology of Religion. Histories (Religion and the Social Order 13). Leiden: Brill, pp. 291-313.

    Associated Search Terms: Robertson, Roland; Wallerstein, Immanuel; Meyer, John; World system; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Globalization; Beyer, Peter
  • Religions in Global Society.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2006)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Global; Systems theory; System
  • Lost in the Market, Saved at McDonald's: Conversion to Christianity in Urban China.
    Yang, Fenggang (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:4: 423-441.

    Macro-level uncertainty deriving from world-system forces engenders the growth of Protestant Christianity in China.

    Associated Search Terms: Levels of inclusiveness; Protestant, China; Sacralization; World system; China
  • Militant Religion and the Crisis of Modernity: A New Paradigm.
    Bendle, Mervyn F. (2003)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 14: 229-251.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; World system; Marginality; Militancy; Global
  • A Dynamic Model of Church Growth and Its Application to Contemporary Revivals.
    Hayward, John (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 43:3: 218-241.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Systems theory; Methodology, mathematics; Conversion
  • Problem der funktionalen Religionstheorie Niklas Luhmans.
    Pollack, Detlef (2001)
    Sozial Systeme 7: 5-20. Also in Detlef Pollack, Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003, pp. 56-73.

    Associated Search Terms: Luhmann, Niklas; Systems theory; Functionalism
  • Die Religion der Gesellschaft./A Systems Theory of Religion, tr. David A. Brenner with Adrian Hermann.
    Luhmann, Niklas (2000)
    Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp./Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2013.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution, societal; Systems theory; Functionalism; Differentiation; Meaning; Secularization
  • 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: World system; Privatization; Disaffiliation; Identity; New religions; Sect; Tocqueville, Alexis de; State; Catholic, U.S.A.; Market model; Pluralism; Secularization; Politics, U.S.A.; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • La religion comme système de sens. Introduction à la sociologie de la religion de Niklas Luhmann.
    Minnema, Lorens (1998)
    Social Compass 45:2: 279-296.

    Associated Search Terms: Luhmann, Niklas; Meaning; System; Systems theory
  • The Modern Emergence of Religions and a Global Social System for Religion.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1998)
    International Sociology 13:2: 151-172.

    Studies the emergent identifiability of religions.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Systems theory; Denominationalism; Differentiation
  • Religion, residual problems, and functional differentiation: An ambiguous relationship.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1997)
    Soziale Systeme 3:219-235.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Differentiation
  • Una perspectiva sociocibernética sobre la religión: los imaginarios sociales de lo mundanamente irrepresentable.
    Pintos, Juan Luis (1996)
    Política y sociedad 22:33-44.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory
  • The Crash of the Sacred Canopy in Polish Society: A Systems Theory Approach.
    Pace, Enzo (1994)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Politics and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe. Traditions and Transitions. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 133-144.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Poland; Poland; Systems theory; Differentiation
  • Religion and Globalization.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1994)
    Thousand Oaks, California: Sage.

    Discusses the interaction of religion & global social change; applies the theme to the American Christian right, Liberation Theology, Islam in Iran, Zionists in Israel, & religious environmentalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Iran; Conservative, U.S.A.; World system; Liberation theology; Environmentalism; Islam, Iran; Politics; Change
  • Contingency Theory Applied to Religious Organizations.
    Johnson, Doyle Paul, and H. Paul Chalfant (1993)
    social Compass 40:1: 75-81.

    Calls attention to religious organizations' relationships with their secularized environments.

    Associated Search Terms: Contingency theory; Systems theory
  • Global Fundamentalism.
    Lechner, Frank J. (1993)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) A Future for Religion? New Paradigms for Social Analysis. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 19-36.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Fundamentalist
  • Another Look at New Religions.
    Melton, J. Gordon (1993)
    annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 527: 97-112.

    Reviews data on "new religions"; sees them as a natural aspect of diffusion in the global setting.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Diffusion; World system
  • Conservative Protestantism and the World Order: The Faith Movement in the United States and Sweden.
    Coleman, Simon (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:4: 353-373.

    Based on 1986-87, '89, & '91 participant observation in the Word of Life (Livets Ord) foundation in Uppsala.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Sweden; New Thought, Sweden; Livets Ord; Participant observation; Sweden, Uppsala; World system; Nationalism; Faith movement (conservative protestant), Sweden
  • The Global Environment as a Religious Issue: A Sociological Analysis.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1992)
    Religion 22:1: 1-19.

    Globalization raises environmental concerns, which elicit religious attention.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; World system; Globalization
  • The Two Churches: Catholicism and Capitalism in the World System.
    Budde, Michael L. (1992)
    Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Economic; World system
  • The Sociology of Roland Robertson: A Symposium.
    Lechner, Frank J. (ed.) (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:3: 296-323.

    Contributions by William R. Garrett, Edward A. Tiryakian, & Bryan S. Turner; reply by Roland Robertson.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Robertson, Roland
  • Religion et société tributaire: l'Aurore de l'empire de Monomotapa.
    Orta, Jose A. (1992)
    In François Houtart et al., Ruptures sociales et religion. L'Éthique religieuse des rapports sociaux dans les sociétés du sud et en Europe. Paris: L'Harmattan; Louvain-la-Neuve: Centre Tricontinental, pp. 129-140.

    Associated Search Terms: Shona; Monomotapa Empire; Africa; Tributary system; Historical
  • Religion and the world system: The Pentecostal ethic and the spirit of monopoly capital.
    Csordas, Thomas J. (1992)
    Dialectical Anthropology 17: 3-24.

    Associated Search Terms: Capitalism; Pentecostal; World system; Healing; Psychotherapy; Economic
  • World Order and Religion: A Match Made in Heaven or a Marriage of Convenience?
    Williams, Rhys H. (1991)
    In Wade Clark Roof (ed.) World Order and Religion. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 297-311.

    Comments on global & systems theory attempts to understand religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Global; Systems theory
  • World Order and Mainline Religions: The Case of Protestant Foreign Missions.
    Burdick Michael A., and Phillip E. Hammond (1991)
    In W. Clark Roof (ed.), World Order and Religion. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 193-213.

    Missionary activity from Great Britain & the U.S. does not correspond to those nations' eras of world hegemony.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Missions
  • Law and Religion in the Development of a World Order.
    Berman, Harold J. (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:1: 27-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; World system
  • Globalization Theory and the Study of Religion: Thinking Religion Globally.
    Robertson, Roland (1991)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Religion and the Social Order: Volume I New Developments in Theory and Research. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 207-224.

    Overview of the place of religion in globalization theory.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Globalization
  • With Justice and Mercy: Intrumental-masculine and Expressive-feminine Elements in Religion.
    Schoenfeld, Eugen, and Stjepan G. Mestrovic (1991)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 30:4: 363-380.

    Places the male & female identity of deities in a systems theory context.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant; Catholic; Jewish; Systems theory; Comparative; God, image of
  • Privatization and Globalization: A Durkheimian Perspective on Moral and Religious Development.
    Schoenfeld, Eugen (1990)
    Archives des sciences sociales des religions 69: 27-40.

    Associated Search Terms: Privatization; Moral development; World system; Durkheim, Émile
  • Religious Politics in Global and Comparative Perspective.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (ed.) (1989)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; World system
  • Religious Fundamentalism as a Response to Foreign Dependency: The Case of the Iranian Revolution.
    Gerami, Shahin (1989)
    Social Compass 36:4: 451-467.

    Associated Search Terms: Iran; Shi'ite, Iran; World system; Revolution
  • Religion and Advanced Industrial Society.
    Beckford, James A. (1989)
    London: Unwin Hyman.

    Critique of the presuppositions of the sociology of religion that are predicated on industrial, not advanced industrial, society.

    Associated Search Terms: Gramsci, Antonio; Privatization; Rationalization; Systems theory; Functionalism; Economic; World system; Differentiation; Foucault, Michel; Luckmann, Thomas; Fenn, Richard K.; Secularization; Marxian; Weber, Max; Robertson, Roland; Wilson, Bryan R.; Berger, Peter L.; Troeltsch, Ernst; Parsons, Talcott; Bellah, Robert N.; Luhmann, Niklas; Marxism; Bell, Daniel; Durkheim, Émile
  • Religiöse Chiffrierung und soziologische Aufklärung: Die Religionstheorie Niklas Luhmanns im Rahmen ihrer systemtheoretischen Voraussetzungen.
    Pollack, Detlef (1988)
    Frankfurt a.M.: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Luhmann, Niklas; Systems theory
  • Liberation Theology and Dependency Theory.
    Garrett, William R. (1988)
    In Richard L. Rubenstein and John K. Roth (eds.), The Politics of Ltin American Liberation Theology: The Challenge to U.S. Public Policy. Washington: Washington Institute Press, pp. 174-198.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Liberation theology
  • Pharisees, Scribes and Sadducees in Palestinian Society: A Sociological Approach.
    Saldarini, Anthony J. (1988)
    Wilmington, Delaware: Michael Glazier.

    Approaches the Jewish groupings of Palestine in the Roman era in terms of tributary systems of power.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Roman Empire; Tributary system
  • Toward a Theory of Ideological Change: The Case of the Radical Reformation.
    Kniss, Fred (1988)
    Sociological Analysis 49;1: 29-38. [Also in William h. Swatos, Jr. (ed.), Time, Place, and Circumstance. Neo-Weberian Studies in Comparatie Religious History (New York: Greenwood, 1990), pp. 151-161]

    Criticizes neglecting ideology as an independent factor; applies ideological change theory to early Anabaptist history.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Historical; Reformation; Ideology; Anabaptist; Change
  • Die Unterschiedung Gottes.
    Luhmann, Niklas (1987)
    In Niklas Luhmann, Soziologische Afklärung 4: Beiträge zur funktionalen Differenzierung der Gesellschaft. Opladen: Westdeutscher Verlag, pp. 236-253.

    Associated Search Terms: Neofunctionalism; Systems theory; Differentiation
  • Church-State Relations and the World Systems.
    Robertson, Roland (1987)
    In Thomas Robbins and Roland Robertson (eds.) Church-State Relations: Tension and Transitions. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, pp. 39-52.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; State
  • Globalization, the New Religious Right, and the Poltiics of the Body.
    Simpson, John H. (1987)
    Psychohistory Review 15:2: 59-75.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Conservative; Politics
  • La funzione della religione nella teoria sistemica di Luhmann.
    Pace, Enzo (1986)
    Rassegna italiana di sociologie 27:4: 551-562.

    Associated Search Terms: Luhmann, Niklas; Systems theory
  • Anglo-American Religion and Hegemonie. Change in the World System, c. 1870-1980.
    Smith, Peter (1986)
    British Journal of Sociology 37:1: 88-105.

    Establishment religiosity in a nation strengthens when that nation enjoys an international hegemony, but weakens as the hegemony is lost.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Hegemony; World system
  • Systemic Study of the Israelite Monarchy.
    Chaney, Marvin L. (1986)
    Semeia 37: 53-76.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew; Systems theory; State; Agrarian society
  • Indigenous Religions and the Transformation of Peripheral Societies.
    Henry, Paget (1986)
    In Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (eds.), Prophetic Religions and Politics. (Religion and the Political Order, Volume One). New York: Paragon House, pp. 123-150.

    Discusses Rastafarians, liberation theology, & Islamic revivalism.

    Associated Search Terms: World system; Islam; Liberation theology; Jamaica; Rastafarian, Jamaica
  • Society, Meaning, Religion--Based on Self-Reference.
    Luhmann, Niklas (1985)
    Sociological Analysis 46:1: 5-20. Comment by James Schmidt 46:1: 21-26. Comment by Ruth A. Wallace 46:1: 27-31. Response by Niklas Luhmann 46:1: 33-36. [Also in Niklas Luhmann, Essays on Self-Reference (NY: Columbia U. Press, 1990), pp. 144-164]

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Self
  • Religion and Ultimate Paradox: A Symposium on Aspects of the Sociology of Niklas Luhmann.
    O'Toole, Roger (1985)
    Sociological Analysis 46:1: 1-3.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Luhmann, Niklas
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