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  • Religion and power: No logos without mythos.
    Martin, David (2014)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    A collection of essays, having power & religion as a theme. Criticizes the privatization & rationalization versions of the secularization thesis. Focus on differentiation & the relationship of religion to power. Presupposes a functionalist definition of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, London; Poland; Peace/war; Nationalism; Lithuania; Great Britain; Identity, national; Politics; Differentiation; Definition of religion; Comparative; Charisma; Axial age; Individualism; Voluntarism; Privatization; Rationalization; Secularism; Secularization; Spain; Symbol; Ukraine; Violence; Power
  • Religious congregations as voluntary associations: An overview.
    Cnaan, Ram A., and Daniel W. Curtis (2013)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 42:1: 7-33.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Congregation; Voluntarism
  • Catholicism and Filipino American community volunteerism and participation.
    Cherry, Stephen M. (2013)
    Sociological Spectrum 33:1: 36-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Civic engagement; Filipino Americans; Voluntarism
  • Hidden voluntary social work: A nationally representative survey of Muslim congregations in Sweden.
    Borell, Klas, and Arne Gerdner (2011)
    British Journal of Social Work 41:5: 968-974.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Islam, Sweden; Social services; Sweden; Voluntarism
  • The Civic Life of American Religion: An Introductory Statement.
    Lichterman, Paul, and C. Brady Potts (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 1-22.

    Overview of religion in American civil society.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil society; United States; Voluntarism
  • Heart, Mind and Soul: Catholic Women and Social Action.
    Holtmann, Cathy (2009)
    Unpublished Master's thesis, University of New Brunswick.

    Based on interviews and focus groups with women in Canadian Catholic parishes; most of the social action took the form of involvement in charitable works.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Canada; Canada; Voluntarism; Women; Activists
  • Religion and the logic of the civic sphere: Religious tradition, religious practice, and voluntary association.
    Loveland, Matthew T., Keely Jones-Stater, and Jerry Z. Park (2008)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 4: 2-26.

    Analyzes Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey data; the logic of the U.S. voluntary sector resembles the logic of mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Practice; Voluntarism; Volunteering
  • Religious Diversity and Community Volunteerism among Asian Americans.
    Ecklund, Elaine Howard, and Jerry Z. Park (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 233-244.

    Analyzes 2000 U.S.A. survey data; Christian Asian Americans volunteer more than unaffiliated, & the latter more than members of non-Christian religious organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Minority; Asian Americans; Voluntarism
  • The New Voluntarism and the Case of Unsynagogued Jews.
    Davidman, Lynn (2007)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Everyday Religion. Observing Modern Religious Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 51-67.

    Based on 30 interviews in 2001 with non-synagogue-affiliated third generation American Jews in southeast New England. Author sees Jewish identity as achieved, not ascribed.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Syncretism; Achieved/ascribed; Jewish, U.S.A.; Identity
  • From Obligation to Consumption: A Framework for Reflection in Northern Europe.
    Davie, Grace (2005)
    Political Theology 6:3: 281-301.

    Observes the opposite of voluntarism, treating religion as a utility.

    Associated Search Terms: Vicarious religion; Europe, northern; Voluntarism
  • Where's the Religion? Distinguishing Faith-Based from Secular Social Service Agencies.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Paula F. Pipes, Janet Saltzman Chafetz, and Martha Daniels (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:3: 411-426.

    Based on a survey of aid-to-the-homeless agencies in Houston; religiously-based agencies identified themselves as such, relied more on volunteers, & often employed personnel sharing their own faith identities.

    Associated Search Terms: Social services; Voluntarism; United States, Texas, Houston; Charities
  • Religion and Civic Engagement in Canada and the United States.
    Uslaner, Eric M. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:2: 239-254.

    Analyzes U.S. & Canadian survey data (date not given); fundamentalist religious identification is related to volunteering in church works rather than secular works.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist; Voluntarism; Social participation; Canada; United States
  • Reassembling the Civic Church: The Changing Role of Congregtions in American Civil Society.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2002)
    In Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan, Ann Swidler, and Steven M. Tipton (eds.) Meaning and Modernity. Religion, Polity, and Self. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 163-180.

    For people whose communities are porous, religious involvement occurs as a reassembling--i.e., they form community anew.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Mobility (geographical); Membership; Individualism; Community
  • As the Flocks Gather: How Religion Affects Voluntary Association Participation.
    Lam, Pui-yan (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:3: 405-422.

    Analyzes 1996 North American survey data. Religious committee service predicts secular committee service, but volunteering & attendance negatively predict it. Private religiosity predicts volunteer secular participation but salience does not.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Social participation; Salience; Voluntarism; Dimensions of religiosity; Prayer
  • Religion and American Adolescent Delinquency, Risk Behaviors and Constructive Social Activities.
    Smith, Christian, and Robert Faris (2002)
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina: National Study of Youth and Religion.

    Analyzes 1996 survey data from American adolescents (grade 12 students). Religious participation is shown to have benign correlates.

    Associated Search Terms: Tobacco; Drug; Adolescents; Athletics; Delinquency; Alcohol; Voluntarism; Education; Students, secondary; Practice
  • God Is Dead. Secularization in the West.
    Bruce, Steve (2002)
    Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell.

    Argues for the usefulness of secularization as a concept of an empirical process; uses evidence from Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Relativism; Compartmentalization; Privatization; Modernization; State; Implicit religion; Schism; Pluralism; Differentiation; Sect; Individualism; Secularization; Societalization; Identity; Change; New age; Great Britain
  • Religious Involvement and Volunteering: Implications for Civil Society.
    Becker, Penny Edgell, and Pawan H. Dhingra (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:3: 315-335.

    Based on upstate New York survey data; salience of religion & church attendance predict volunteering, & for attenders having church members in one's network of friends predicts that Churches compete with other entities for members' time.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Salience; Network; Social participation; Competition; Practice
  • Global Civil Religion: A European Perspective.
    Davie, Grace (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:4: 455-473.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Civil religion; Europe; Voluntarism; Missions
  • Race and Formal Volunteering: The Differential Effects of Class and Religion.
    Musick, Marc A., John Wilson, and William B. Bynum, Jr. (2000)
    Social Forces 78:4: 1539-1571.

    Analyzes 1986 & '89 U.S.A. panel data; church attendance promotes conventional voluntarist activity & reduces unconventional, especially among African Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Voluntarism; Social participation; African Americans
  • 'To Whom Much Has Been Given...': Religious Capital and Community Voluntarism among Churchgoing Protestants.
    Park, Jerry Z., and Christian Smith (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:3: 272-286.

    Analyzes 1996 American telephone survey data; church attendance predicts volunteering among American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; United States; Voluntarism
  • Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life.
    Becker, Penny Edgell (1999)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Based on 1990s interviews in Chicago area congregations; uses a typology of congregations. Values are often expressed in terms of congregation types, & these are sometimes in conflict. The "market model" should use congregation types, not denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Parish; Conflict; Market model; Privatism; Moral; Conservative/liberal; Structuration; Organization; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • The Value of Volunteers as Resources for Congregations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;3: 470-480.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Southern Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Other Civic America: Religious and Social Capital.
    Greeley, Andrew M. (1997)
    American Prospect 32: 68-73.

    1981 & '91 European Values Study data (including U.S. & Canada) suggest religious practice contributes to volunteering.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Practice
  • Who Cares?: Toward an Integrated Theory of Volunteer Work.
    Wilson, John, and Mark Musick (1997)
    American Sociological Review 62: 694-713.

    Analyzes 1986 & '89 interview data; religiosity contributes to formal volunteering.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Religiosity
  • Organized Religion in a Voluntaristic Society.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:3: 203-215.

    Associated Search Terms: Levels of inclusiveness; Voluntarism
  • Forza della religione e debolezza della fede.
    Garelli, Franco (1996)
    Bologna: Il Mulino.

    Finds in Italy respect for religion strong but individual religiosity weak; reports 1994 questionnaire data from Italian adults.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Politics, Italy; Voluntarism
  • Being Needful: Family, Love, and Prayer among AIDS Volunteers.
    Chambré, Susan M. (1995)
    Research in the Sociology of Health Care 12: 113-139.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Voluntarism; Prayer
  • Learning to Care.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1995)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on interviews with U.S. high school students involved in voluntary service; religion is a resource.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Charities; Voluntarism; Students, secondary
  • Religious People, Religious Congregations, and Volunteerism in Human Services: Is There a Link?
    Cnaan, Ram A., Amy Katernaiks, and Robert J. Wineburg (1993)
    Nonprofit and Volunteer Sector Quarterly 22: 33-54.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism
  • Church Growth through Member Identification and Commitment: A Congregational Case Study.
    Wilson, Gerald L., Joann Keyton, G. David Johnson, Cheryl Geiger, and Johanna C. Clark (1993)
    Review of Religious Research 34:3: 259-272.

    Based on interviews in a growing congregation in a middle sized city in the U.S. South; the strength of the church lay in smaller groups within it that allow for the expression of voluntarism.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Commitment; Voluntarism; Parish; Organization
  • 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)
  • Signs and Wonders: The Growth of the Vineyard Christian Fellowship.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Washington State University. [DA 50:10 A, p. 3366]

    Analyzes survey data from members of a Jesus Movement outgrowth; sees seriousness & appeals to voluntarism as responsible for membership increases.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Vineyard Churches; Voluntarism
  • Ronald Reagan's "Revival": Voluntarism as a Theme in Reagan's Civil Religion.
    Adams, David S. (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 48:1: 17-29.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Civil religion; Politics, U.S.A.
  • American Mainline Religion: Its Changing Shape and Future.
    Roof, Wade Clark, and William McKinney (1987)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Overview of American religion after 1950, sometimes using General Social Survey & similar data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Moral; Ethnic; Stratification; Individualism; Membership; Privatization; United States; Voluntarism
  • Transformations in Religious Commitment.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1985)
    Review for Religious 44:2: 161-170.

    Examines changes in commitment mechanisms as Catholic religious communities change from international communities to voluntary associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Voluntarism; Association; Commune; Commitment; Orders/congregations
  • Religious Affiliation and Social Participation: Differences between Lutherans and Catholics.
    Petersen, James C., and Gary R. Lee (1976)
    Journal of Voluntary Action Research 5:2: 82-93.

    Analyzes survey data from Minnesota respondents 35 or less years old who were married once 6+ years; shows the American Lutheran Church fitting the voluntary association model better than does the Catholic Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Social participation; Voluntarism; United States, Minnesota
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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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