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  • Sect-to-church movement in globalization: Transforming Pentecostalism and coastal intermediaries in contemporary China.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 407-416.

    Leaders in True Jesus Church, a Pentecostal denomination in China, used the prestige of overseas influences to legitimate change away from sect-like to denomination-like features.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Pentecostal, China; Typology; True Jesus Church, China; Legitimation; China; Globalization
  • The Spirit Moves West. Korean Missionaries in America.
    Kim, Rebecca Y. (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Case study of a non-denominational Evangelical Korean mission society in the U.S.A. Responding to Korea's relationship to its "big brother," U.S.A., the missionaries sought to "make history" by saving the U.S. from secularization. After the founder's death, the missionary society began to Americanize.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, Korea (South); University Bible Fellowship; Authoritarianism; Case study; Conservative, U.S.A.; Generations; Sect; Evangelical, Korea (South); Race; Missionary; Korea (South); Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Patriarchy; Typology; Korean Americans
  • Megakirchen als religiöse Organisationen: Ein dritter Gemeindetyp jenseits von Sekte und Kirche?
    Kern, Thomas, and Uwe Schimank (2013)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 65, 1 Suppl., 285-309.

    Associated Search Terms: Megachurch; Typology
  • Typen religiöser Sozialformen und ihre Bedeutung für die Analyse religiösen Wandels in Deutschland.
    Krech, Volkhard, Jens Schlamelcher, and Markus Hero (2013)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 65:1: 51-71.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Germany; Typology
  • Le protestantisme et les modes d'institutionnalité du religieux. Complexifier le type "Église."
    Willaime, Jean-Paul (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 501-514.

    In Protestantism, the church type is established through theology & the authority of the doctor/preacher rather than by ritual & office charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Church; Protestant; Typology
  • The national church as a historical form of church-type. Elements of a configurative theorization.
    Turcott, Paul-André (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 525-538.

    The national church is at odds with the conditions of organized religion in contemporary society.

    Associated Search Terms: Nationalism; Typology; Church
  • A Research Note on English-speaking Buddhists in the United States.
    Leamaster, Reid J. (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 143-155.

    Analyzes 2008 U.S. telephone survey data, with an over-sampling of Buddhists. Examines usefulness of typologies & provides basic demographics.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; Typology; Convert
  • A Critical Note on Aparecida and the Future of the Catholic Church of Latin America.
    Hegy, Pierre (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 539-551.

    Compares the text published by the 5th Conference of Bishops of Latin America with other official Catholic documents; the Catholic Church in Latin America is heading in a new direction with a church-type structure that has some features of the sect type.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Latin America; Typology; Bishops´ conference; Latin America; Church
  • The function of "church" in the sociology of religion in America.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 515-524.

    Church served as a residual category to which sect ws contrasted in Max Weber's influential essay on sects in America. The U.S.A. is so denominational that it has trouble understanding church & theocracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Church; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Typology; Weber, Max
  • Reconceptualizing Types of Religious Organization. Dominant, Sectarian, Alternative, and Emergent Tradition Groups.
    Bromley, David G., and J. Gordon Melton (2012)
    Nova Religio 15:3: 4-28.

    Finds problems with the church, denomination, sect, & cult typology in the study of new religions. Proposes a new typology: Dominant, sectarian, alternative, emergent. Places a number of new religions into these categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Sectarian (type); New religions; Emergent (type); Dominant (type); Alternative (type)
  • Le monachisme dans la sociologie de Max Weber et de Ernst Troeltsch.
    Turcotte, Paul-André, with Arthur Lambert (2012)
    Claretianum 52: 405-503.

    Synthesis of the treatment of orders/congregations in the writings of Max Weber & Ernst Troeltsch, followed by extracts from their wriitngs in German with French translations.

    Associated Search Terms: Asceticism; Weber, Max; Orders/congregations; Rationalization; Troeltsch, Ernst; Typology; Virtuoso; Charisma
  • Le partage du croire religieux dans des sociétés d'individus.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (2010)
    L'année Sociologique 60:1: 41-62.

    Explores the paradox of shared beliefs in relatively atomized global social systems. Uses the Weber/Troeltsch typology.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Paradox; Typology
  • Church-sect-cult: Constructing typologies of religious groups.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford handbook of the sociology of religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 525-544.

    Church, sect, etc. remain useful in the West; mode of membership is the best dimension for defining the types.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology
  • New Religions as a Specialist Field of Study.
    Bromley, David G. (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 723-741.

    Dissatisfaction with the larger society occasions the emergence of new religious movements, which are more stable than are countercultural movements.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Typology; Conversion
  • Satanists and nuts: The role of schisms in modern Satanism.
    Petersen, Jesper Aagaard (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 218-247.

    Sees sect as having an authoritarian epistemology & cult an eclectic & tolerant one. Describes a cult-producing Satanic milieu wherein rejected knowledge systems are incorporated. The very eclecticism allows different amalgamations to form & leads to schisms.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; Satanist; Sect; Schism; Typology; Syncretism
  • Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation.
    Flory, Richard W., and Donald E. Miller (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Explores post-boomer religion in the U.S. with a new typology of orientations to popular culture: innovators, appropriators, resisters, & reclaimers. Based on interviews in site visits & on internet searches.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Popular culture; Typology; Generations; United States; Appropriator; Innovator; Body; Resistor; Reclaimer
  • Family.
    Wilcox, W. Bradford (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 97-120.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Family
  • La typologie Église-secte-mystique selon Ernst Troeltsch.
    Disselkamp, Annette (2006)
    Année sociologique 56:2: 457-474.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Troeltsch, Ernst
  • Community-Kirchen im Wandel. Zur Entwicklung christlicher Migrantengemeinden zwischen 1950 und 2000.
    Lehmann, Karsten (2006)
    Berliner Journal für Soziologie 16:4: 485-497.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Migrant; Typology
  • Intensité-Extension
    Séguy, Jean (2006)
    In Paul-André Turcotte and Jean Remy (eds.) Médiations et compromis. Institutions religieuses et symboliques sociales. Contributions à une relecture des classiques de la sociologie. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 47-61.

    An opposition of intensity and extension is fundamental to the pure type tradition in the sociology of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Compromise; Troeltsch, Ernst; Weber, Max; Typology
  • Impact of the State on the Evolution of a Sect.
    Lu, Yunfeng, and Graeme Lang (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:3: 249-270.

    Yiguan Dao was sect-like when under repression but is becoming more a denomination now that it is recognized in Taiwan.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Change; China; Sect; Yiguan Dao; Taiwan; Persecution; Typology
  • Exploring Spirituality and Unchurched Religions in America, Sweden, and Japan.
    Stark, Rodney, Eva Hamberg, and Alan S. Miller (2005)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 20:1: 3-23.

    Associated Search Terms: Unchurched religion; Japan; United States; Typology; Comparative; Sweden
  • The Churching of America, 1776-2005: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy.
    Finke, Roger, and Rodney Stark (2005)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Revised edition of The Churching of America, 1776-1992. Received the 1993 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Korean translation published by Seorosarang Publishing, 2009.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Historical; Typology; United States; Membership; Methodist, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Ecumenism; Baptist, U.S.A.; Episcopal
  • 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: Typology; New age; Belief; New religions; Secularization
  • Church-sect Dynamics and the Feast of Corpus Christi.
    Walters, Barbara R. (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:3: 285-301.

    Associated Search Terms: Feast; Typology; Europe, medieval; Women; Sect; Historical
  • Église Nationale, Régulation Etatique et Société Civile.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2003)
    L'année canonique 45: 287-294.

    Theoretical account of the paradoxes of a co-extension of church & state.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Typology; Church
  • Escaping the Procrustean Bed. A Critical Analysis of the Study of Religious Organizations, 1930-2001.
    Chang, Patricia M.Y. (2003)
    In Michele Dillon (ed.) Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 123-136.

    Associated Search Terms: Bureaucracy; Organization; Typology
  • Max Weber's Mysticism.
    Adair-Toteff, Christopher (2002)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 43:3: 339-353.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Mysticism; Weber, Max
  • African American Religion: Varieties of Protest and Accommodation.
    Baer, Hans A., and Merrill Singer (2002)
    Knoxville; University of Tennessee Press.

    Discusses the history, beliefs, social organization, & rituals of African American mainstream churches, conversionist sects, messianic-nationalist sects, & thaumaturgical sects.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Messian; Thaumaturgical; Typology; Identity
  • Individualism, the Validation of Faith, and the Social Nature of Religion in Modernity.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (2001)
    In Richard K. Fenn (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 161-175.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Typology
  • Organizational Revival from Within: Explaining Revivalism and Reform in the Roman Catholic Church.
    Finke, Roger, and Patricia Wittberg (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 154-170.

    Rather than through spawning sects, Catholicism reforms itself internally through orders that create sect-like features within a broader church framework.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Orders/congregations; Typology; Catholic; Change
  • Sociologia dell'Islam. Fenomeni religiosi e logiche sociali.
    Pace, Enzo (1999)
    Rome: Carocci.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Conflict; Dimensions of religiosity; Typology; Charisma; Islam
  • A Time for Every Purpose: Updating and Extending Blizzard's Survey on Clergy Time Allocation.
    Brunette-Hill, Sandi, and Roger Finke (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 41: 48-63.

    Updates Blizzard's study of time use by clergy & extends it to sectarian & Catholic clergy, who resemble one another in time use more than they resemble liberal Protestant clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Clergy role; Typology; Blizzard, Samuel W.
  • When Immigrants Take Over: The Impact of Immigrant Growth on American Seventh-Day Adventism's Trajectory from Sect to Denomination.
    Lawson, Ronald (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 83-102.

    Immigration of members slows the Adventist movement from sect to denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Migrant; Typology; United States, New York, New York; Change
  • Le chasse-croisé de l'Eglise et de la secte.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (1998)
    In Bernard Ouellet and Richard Bergeron (eds.) Croyances et sociétés. Montréal: Fides, pp. 351-375.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Church; Typology; Orders/congregations
  • Broadening the Boundaries of Church-Sect Theory: Insights from the Evolution of the Nonschismatic Mission Churches of Seventh-Day Adventism.
    Lawson, Ronald (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 652-672.

    Trajectories of churches' home bases influence mission church trajectories; based on interviews with clergy & lay leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Missions; Change; Seventh-day Adventist; Typology
  • Marching on the Margins: An Analysis of the Salvation Army in the United States.
    Hazzard, John W. (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 40:2: 121-141.

    The Salvation Army is not completely sect-like, but stands between liberal & Evangelical. It is also located between special purpose groups & recognized Christian denominations. Based on a 1993 survey of officials in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Salvation Army, U.S.A.
  • Seventh-Day Adventists and the U.S. Courts: Road Signs along the Route of a Denominationalizing Sect.
    Lawson, Ronald (1998)
    Journal of Church and State 40: 553-588.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; State; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Typology
  • Iglesias y nuevos movimientos religiosos: Un esfuerzo para aclarar la confusion.
    Masferrer Kan, Elio (1997)
    Revista Académica para el Estudio de las Relgiones 1: 25-27.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Sect; Typology
  • Dissenting Sect or Evangelical Denomination: The Tension within Seventh-Day Adventism.
    Dudley, Roger L., Duane C. McBride, and Edwin I. Hernandez (1997)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 8: 95-116.

    Based on a survey at a church world conference.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Seventh-day Adventist; Denomination (type); Typology
  • The Persistence of Apocalypticism within a Denominationalizing Sect. The Apocalyptic Fringe Groups of Seventh-Day Adventism.
    Lawson, Ronald (1997)
    In Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer (eds.) Millennium, Messiahs, and Mayhem. Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements. New York: Routledge, pp. 207-228.

    Based on interviews; focuses on the urgency of the Second Coming in Adventism.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Seventh-day Adventist; Millenarian; Millennial
  • The Varieties of Ecological Piety.
    Szerszynski, Bronislaw (1997)
    Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 1: 37-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Implicit religion; Sect; Environmentalism; Church; Monasticism; Folk religion
  • Zwischen Theologie und Soziologie: Ernst Troeltschs Typen der christlichen Gemeinschaftsbildung: Kirche, Sekte, Mystik.
    Molendijk, Arie L. (1996)
    Troeltsch-Studien Band 9. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Troeltsch, Ernst
  • Zwischen Theologie und Soziologie. Ernst Troeltschs Typen der christlichen Gemeinschaftsbildung: Kirche, Sekte, Mystik.
    Molendijk, Arie L. (1996)
    Gütesloh: Gütersloher Verlagshaus.

    Associated Search Terms: Troeltsch, Ernst; Typology; Mysticism; Church; Sect
  • Onward Christian Soldiers? Seventh-Day Adventists and the Issue of Military Service.
    Lawson, Ronald (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 37:3: 193-218.

    Based on interviews with Seventh-day Adventists in 54 nations; sees a trend toward a less sect-like position on the issue of military service.

    Associated Search Terms: Accommodation; Peace/war; Seventh-day Adventist; Typology
  • 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: Protestant Ethic; Secularization; New religions; New age; Modernity; Migration; Individualism; Ethnic; Typology
  • The Jewish Messianic Movement. From Faction to Sect.
    Elliott, John H. (1995)
    In Philip F. Esler (ed.), Modeling Early Christianity. Social-Scientific Studies of the New Testament in its Context. London: Routledge, pp. 74-95.

    Conceptualizes the Jesus movement as a faction & early Christianity as a sect.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Jesus movement; Typology; Faction; Early Christian
  • Other- and Inner-worldly Esceticism in Medieval Waldensianism: A Weberian Analysis.
    Kaelber, Lutz (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:2: 91-119.

    Describes the largely other-worldly asceticism of medieval Waldensian itinerant preachers & inner-worldly asceticism of the Austrian Waldensians.

    Associated Search Terms: Waldensian; Typology; Inner-worldly asceticism; Historical; Otherworldliness
  • Sect-State Relations: Accounting for the Differing Trajectories of Seventh-Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Lawson, Ronald (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:4: 351-377.

    Compares paths that led the Witnesses to become an established sect & the Adventists more a denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Seventh-day Adventist; Typology; State; Apocalyptic; Comparative; Jehovah´s Witness
  • The Emerging Network: A Sociology of the New Age and Neo-Pagan Movements.
    York, Michael (1995)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowan & Littlefield.

    Reviews the literature on new age & neopagan phenomena. Descriptive survey data from groups in London. Reviews typologies (church, sect, etc.) , assessing the usefulness of various approaches for the study of new age & neopagan phenomena. "Network" works.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, London; House of the Goddess; New age; St. James´ Alternatives; Participant observation; Typology; Neopagan; Network; New religions
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