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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
  • 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
  • Religions in Global Society.
    Beyer, Peter F. (2006)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Global; Systems theory; System
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Systemic Study of the Israelite Monarchy.
    Chaney, Marvin L. (1986)
    Semeia 37: 53-76.

    Associated Search Terms: Hebrew; Systems theory; State; Agrarian society
  • 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
  • The Mission of Quebec Ultramontanism: A Luhmannian Perspective.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1985)
    Sociological Analysis 46:1: 37-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Catholic, Canada; Canada, Quebec
  • Religion in modern society: A systems-theoretical approach.
    Beyer, Peter F. (1984)
    In Barbara Hargrove (ed.) Religion and the Sociology of Knowledge. Modernization and Pluralism in Christian Thought and Structure. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 167-203.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Systems theory
  • The Social Foundations of Morality: Durkheimian Problems and the Vicissitudes of Niklas Luhmann's Systems Theories of Religion, Morality and Personality.
    Schöfthaler, Traugott (1984)
    Social Compass 31:2/3: 185-197.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Luhmann, Niklas; Moral; Systems theory
  • Rationality and Social Control in Orthodox Systems.
    Deconchy, Jean-Pierre (1984)
    In Henri Tajfel (ed.), The Social Dimension. European Developments in Social Psychology, Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge Univesity Press; paris: Editions de la Maison des Ciences de l'Homme, pp. 425-445.

    Systems concept of orthodox bodies facing information about alternatives & about subjective factors; reports results of small group experiments.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Rationality; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Experiment; Social control
  • Religion Paradox: Der systemtheoretische Ansatz in der deutschprachigen Religionssoziologie.
    Schöfthaler, Traugott (1983)
    In Karl-Fritz Daiber and Thomas Luckmann (eds.) Religion in den Gegenwartsströmengum der deutschen Soziologie. München: Kaiser, pp. 136-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory
  • Religion and Cybernetic Concepts in the Theory of Action.
    Lidz, Victor M. (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:4: 287-306.

    Associated Search Terms: Parsons, Talcott; Systems theory
  • Religionssoziologie als kritische Theorie. Die marxistlische Religionskritik und ihre Bedeutung für die Religionssoziologie.
    Neu, Rainer (1982)
    Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Critical theory; Habermas, Jürgen; Evolution, societal; Luhmann, Niklas; System; Luckmann, Thomas; Durkheim, Émile; Wach, Joachim; Troeltsch, Ernst; Weber, Max; Marx, Karl; Systems theory; Berger, Peter L.
  • La théorie systémique dans la sociologie de la religion dans les pays de langue allemands.
    Schöfthaler, Traugott (1980)
    Social Compass 27:1: 63-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Systems theory; Luhmann, Niklas
  • American Denominational Organization. A Sociological View.
    Scherer, Ross P. (ed.) (1980)
    Pasadena, California: William Carey Library.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Organization; United States
  • The Content of the Parochial Sermons in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland as Indicators of the Openness and Closedness of the Church as System.
    Lampinen, Tapio (1980)
    Social Compass 27:4: 417-435.

    1975 data; factor analysis of sermon contents.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Finland; Content analysis; Finland; Systems theory; Preaching; Factor analysis
  • Organizational Goals, Power, and Effectiveness: Desires and Perceptions in a Protestant Denomination. An Empirical Study in the Social Psychology of Formal Organizations.
    Luidens, Donald A. (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Rutgers University. [DA 39:2 A, p. 1115]

    A systems study, using questionnaire data from laity, clergy, governing boards, & national staff.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Organization; Systems theory
  • Funktion der Religion./Funzione della religione.
    Luhmann, Niklas (1977)
    Frankfurt: Suhrkamp./Brescia: Morcelliana, 1991. [Ch. 2 translated by Peter Beyer as Religious Dogmatics and the Evolution of Societies (Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1984]

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution, societal; Functionalism; Systems theory
  • Gesellschaftliche Bestimmung von Unbestimmbarem: Niklas Luhmann.
    Dahm, Karl-Wilhelm (1975)
    In Karl W. Dahm, Volker Drehsen, and Günter Kehrer, Das Jenseits der Gesellschaft. Religion im Prozeß sozialwissenschaftlicher Kritik. München: Claudius Verlag, pp. 269-279.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Luhmann, Niklas
  • Theses on the Interdependence of Religious Organizations and Familial Subsystems.
    Vaskovics, László A. (1974)
    Concilium 91: 139-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Family
  • Systemtheorie und die Entwicklung religiöser Deutungssystem: Zur Logik des sozialwissenschaftlichen Funktionalismus.
    Döbert, Rainer (1973)
    Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp Verlag.

    Associated Search Terms: Functionalism; Systems theory
  • Religion als System. Thesen. Religiöse Dogmatik und gesellschaftliche Evolution.
    Luhmann, Niklas (1972)
    In Karl-Wilhelm Dahm, Niklas Luhmann, and Dieter Stoodt, Religion--System und Sozialisation. Darmstadt: Hermann Luchtenhand Verlag.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution, societal; Systems theory; System
  • Religion--System und Sozialisation. Band II, Reihe Theologie und Politik.
    Dahm, Karl-Wilhelm, Niklas Luhmann, and D. Stoodt (1972)
    Darmstadt, Newied: Luchterhand.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Politics; Socialization
  • Die Organisierbarkeit von Religionen und Kirchen.
    Luhmann, Niklas (1972)
    In Jakobus Wössner (ed.) Religion im Umbruch. Sozialogische Beiträge zur Si8tuation von Religion und Kirche in der gegenwärtigen Gesellschaft. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke, pp. 245-285.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Organization
  • Toward a Theory of Religious Organizations.
    Benson, J. Kenneth, and James H. Dorsett (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10:2: 138-151.

    Develops an open systems model with 4 dimensions--bureaucratization, professionalization, integration, & secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Bureaucracy; Systems theory; Secularization; Professionalization; Organization
  • An Elaboration and Test of a Secularization Hypothesis in Terms of Open-systems Theory of Organization.
    Westhues, Kenneth (1971)
    Social Forces 49:3: 460-469.

    Catholic Church involvement in education & social welfare is related to minority status & ethnicity, & to the modernity & perceived hostility of environments. Uses American states as units.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Charities; Education; Ecology; Minority; Catholic, U.S.A.; Systems theory; Modernity
  • The American Catholic World: Its Origins and Prospects.
    Westhues, Kenneth (1970)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Vanderbilt University. [DA 31:6 A, p. 3064]

    Summarizes secularization theory & systems theory; uses 1906-68 Official Catholic Directory & census data. Focuses on schools, rest homes, orphanages, & hospitals, in states. Notes minority status, lack of modernization, & ethnicity are important.

    Associated Search Terms: Systems theory; Minority; Ethnic; Secularization; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religiöse Partizipation und Kontinuität der Kirche als soziales System.
    Goddijn, Walter (1964)
    In Walter Menges and Norbert Greinacher (eds.), Die Zugehörigkeit zur Kirche. Bericht über die Siebte Internationale Konferenz. Mains: Matthias Grünwald Verlag, pp. 142ff.

    [La participation religieuse et la continuité de l'Église comme système social. In Fernand Boulard et al., L'appartenance religieuse. Conférence internationale de sociologie religieuse, 1962. Bruxelles: Ed. Cep/Paris: Office Général du Livre 1965]

    Associated Search Terms: System; Systems theory; Practice
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