Citations are taken from the Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database, created and updated by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio). The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.
  • Measuring long-term patterns of political secularization and desecularization: Did they happen or not?
    Brown, Davis (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:3: 570-590.

    Finds secularization characterizes the 19th century & peaking in the 1970s-80s, but little support for desecularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Desecularization; Secularization
  • Religiosity and aging: Age and cohort effects and their implications for the future of religious values in high-income OECD countries.
    Shulgin, Sergey, Julia Zinkina, and Adnrey Korotayev (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:3: 591-603.

    analyzes 1981-2014 World Values Survey data; age effects more than cohort effects explain the greater religiosity of older people. This may slow down any secularization process.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Gerontology; Secularization
  • From religious to secular place-making: How does the secular matter for religious place construction in the local?
    Berg, Anna Lea (2019)
    Social Compass 66:1: 35-48.

    Rather than treating the secular as a void into which the sacred is inserted, its agents contest sacralization. Based on 2014 field work in Montrueil, a working class city east of Paris, the secular officials required Islam to unify as one "religion" to build a mosque while difficulties were created for Evangelicals, who were "sects."

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; France, Montrueil; Laïcité; Islam, France; Evangelical, France; Space
  • Secularity and irreligion in cross-national context: A nonlinear approach.
    Kasselstrand, Isabella (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:3: 626-642.

    Analyzes survey data from multiple sources on nations' % non-belief in God, % lacking any trust in religious organizations, & % self-defined atheists.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist
  • One to serve them all. The growthof chaplaincy in public institutions in Denmark.
    Kühle, Lene, and Henrik Reintoft Christensen (2019)
    Social Compass 66:2: 182-197.

    There are numerous interactions between the religious & the secular in secular Denmark. The state shapes the religious landscape by requiring specialist chaplains.

    Associated Search Terms: Denmark; Lutheran, Denmark; Chaplain
  • Mapping religion's other: A review of the study of nonreligion and secularity.
    Smith, Jesse M., and Ryan T. Cragun (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:2: 319-335.

    Review of the literature, focusing on the mid-2000s & after.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist
  • Unorganized atheism and the secular movement: Reddit as a site for studying "lived atheism."
    Lundmark, Evelina, and Stephen LeDrew (2019)
    Social Compass 66:1: 112-129.

    Discourse on an atheist online forum resembles those in formal atheist organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Atheist; Internet
  • French and German teenagers in multicultural cities: Religious indifference as a paradox of secular societies.
    Michon, Bruno (2019)
    Social Compass 66:1: 94-111.

    Based on 2006-09 interviews with secondary students in France & Germany. Develops a typology of indifference.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe, western; Indifference; Pluralism; Students, secondary
  • The Twentysomething Soul: Understanding the Religious and Secular Lives of American Young Adults.
    Clydesdale, Timothy T., and Kathleen Garces-Foley (2019)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Young adults
  • Religious urbanism in Singapore: Competition, commercialism and compromise in the search for space.
    Woods, Orlando (2019)
    Social Compass 66:1: 24-34.

    The dense settlement pattern of Singapore forces religious organizations there to compete for space, sometimes resulting in mixed sacred & secular uses a some spaces.

    Associated Search Terms: Space; Singapore; Sacred/profane; Competition; Urban
  • Spiritism as a target of "annihilation"--conceptual clarification and exemplification of a rhetorical strategy.
    Usarski, Frank (2019)
    Social Compass 66:2: 211-223.

    Describes the rhetorical strategy of doing away with a target by socially constructing it. Gives the example of the 1890-1940 campaign by secular Brazilian authorities against Spiritism, led by physicians.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Discourse; Kardecist; Social construction of reality; Spiritism
  • Religious right, religious left, both, or neither? Understanding religio-political identification.
    McCarthy, Angela F., Laura R. Olson, and James C. Garand (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:3: 547-569.

    Analyzes 2013 survey data from non-secular Americans. Evangelical Protestants identify with the religious right. People with friendships in a religious identity group identify with the political left or right.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.
  • Elitist by Default? Interaction Dynamics and the Inclusiveness of Secularization in Turkish Literary Milieus.
    Büyükokutan, Bar?? (2018)
    American Journal of Sociology 123:5: 1249-1295.

    The secularization of poetry in Turkey, unlike most non-western secularization processes, was not elitist.

    Associated Search Terms: Turkey; Secularization; Literature; Network
  • Divergent global roads to secularization and religious pluralism.
    Casanova, José V. (2018)
    Social Compass 65:2: 187-198.

    In continental Western Europe modernization & urbanization came with drastic secularization & limited religious pluralism; elsewhere modernization & urbanization have led to religious pluralism with limited secularization. In the present global era, the 2 dynamics intertwin & interrelate.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Urbanization; Pluralism; Modernization; Secularization
  • Secularization and attribution: How mainline Protestant clergy and congregants explain church growth and decline.
    Flatt, Kevin N., D. Millard Haskell, and Stephanie Burgoyne (2018)
    Sociology of Religion 79:1: 78-107.

    Based on a small survey; suggests varying reasons given for growth or decline in congregation membership point to secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Attribution theory; Canada, Ontario; Protestant, Canada; Secularization
  • Secular Beats Spiritrual. The Westernization of the Easternization of the West.
    Bruce, Steve (2018)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Secularization
  • Why God has left the Netherlands: Explanations for the decline of institutional Christianity in the Netherlands between 1966 and 2015.
    Kregting, Joris, Peer Scheepers, Paul Vermeer, and Chris Hermans (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:1: 58-79.

    Analyzes 1966-2012 survey data from native-born Dutch adults; education & absence of Christian socialization led to secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Individualism; Netherlands; Secularization
  • One step up and two steps back? The Italian debate on secularization, heteronormativy and LGBTQ citizenship.
    Bellè, Elisa, Caterina Peroni, and Elisa Rapetti (2018)
    Social Compass 65:5: 591-607.

    Discourse analysis of 2 demonstrations in Rome, June 2015--one by a conservative Catholic group and one by a gay pride group.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse analysis; Secularization; Homosexuality; Italy
  • "Ashes to Ashes...": Could the recent evolution of the cremation practice in Italy be interpreted as an indication of secularisation?
    Breschi, Marco, Gabriele Ruiu, and Marco Francini (2018)
    Review of Religious Research 60:4: 519-533.

    Examines Italian data on cremation, vs. inhumation. Though the Roman Catholic Church no longer prohibits cremation, it favors inhumation. The increase in cremation may reflect secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Funeral; Secularization; Catholic, Italy
  • Postsecular Catholicism. Relevance and Renewal.
    Dillon, Michele (2018)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interprets trends in papal & other Vatican discourse, especially on moral issues, & U.S. Catholicism in terms of secular engagement & religious commitment, or tension between the two.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Habermas, Jürgen; Freedom; Discourse; Dialectic; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic; Post-secular
  • Religiosity, secularity and fertility in Canada.
    Dilmaghani, Maryam (2018)
    European Journal of Population, DOI: 10.1007/s1680-018-9487-z,

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Fertility
  • Catholic commitment around the globe: A 52-country analysis.
    Conway, Brian, and Bram Spruyt (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:2: 276-299.

    Analyzes European Values Survey & World Values Survey data. Catholicism is eroded by modern society & by security, & affected by historical legacies.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Modernity; Secularization
  • Even intense religiosity is declining in the United States: Comment.
    Voas, David, and Mark Chaves (2018)
    Sociological Science 5: 694-710.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; United States
  • Canadian religious trends: Secularization, polarization, or free-rider exclusion?
    Dilmaghani, Maryam (2018)
    Social Compass 65:5: 626-649.

    Analyzes 1985-2011 Canadian General Social Survey data; notes geographical differences in unaffiliation rates and religiosity; proposes a quantitative measure of polarization; suggests free-rider exclusion as an explanation. Those who are religious in low-religiosity regions in the West of Canada tend to be intensely religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Canada; Membership; Regionalism
  • Where men appear more religious than women: Turning a gender lens on religion in Israel.
    Schnabel, Landon, Conrad Hackett, and David McClendon (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:1: 80-94.

    Analyzes 2014-15 interview data from adults in Israel. Jewish non-secular men were more religious than Jewish non-secular women.

    Associated Search Terms: Israel; Jewish, Israel; Religiosity; Gender
  • The surprising predictable decline of religion in the United States.
    Brauer, Simon (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:4: 654-675.

    Analyzes 2006 European Social Survey & 1998 & 2000 U.S. General Social Survey data. Uses David Voas's model of self-reinforcing religious decline in Europe to interpret USA data, with the latter resembling an early stage.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Comparative; Europe; Generations; Secularization
  • Religious America and secular European courts, or vice-versa? A study of institutional cross-pollination.
    Fokas, Effie (2018)
    In Titus Hjelm (ed.) Peter Beerger and the Sociology of Religion: 50 Years after The sacred Canopy. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 135-155.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; Comparative
  • Whose moral community? Religiosity, secularity and self-rated health across religious contexts.
    Stroope, Samuel, and Joseph O. Baker (2018)
    Journal of Health and Social Behavior 29:2: 185-199.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Moral community
  • Secularism and liberalism in contemporary Argentia: Neoliberal responses, initiatives, and criticisms of Pope Francis.
    Semán, Pablo, Nicolás Viotti, and Mari-Sol García Somoza (2018)
    Social Compass 65:4: 516-533.

    The non-conservative positions of the Argentine Pope, Francis, have led the political right in Argentina to distance itself from Catholicism and promote a laicist position.

    Associated Search Terms: Argentina; Catholic, Argentina; Change; Laïcité; Politics, Argentina; Pope; State
  • Putting politics first: The impact of politics on American religious and secular orientations.
    Campbell, David E., Geoffrey C. Layman, John C Green, and Nathanael G. Sumaktoyo (2018)
    American Journal of Political Science 62:3: 551-565.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.
  • Shifts in religiosity across cohorts in Europe: A multilevel and multidimensional analysis based on the European Values Study.
    Molteni, Francesco and Ferruccio Biolcati (2018)
    Social Compass 65:3: 413-432.

    Practice in Europe is in decline, but belief and self-definition as religious are not.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Europe; Religiosity; Individualism; Dimensions of religiosity; Change; Belief; Secularization
  • Cultural authority in comparative context: A multilevel analysis of trust in science and religion.
    O'Brien, Timothy L., and Shiri Noy (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:3: 495-513.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey program data. Using nations as context variables, finds individuals' trust in science & in religion inversely related, especially in secular societies.

    Associated Search Terms: Contextual effects; Science
  • Zones grises. Diversité religieuse et pouvoir en institution.
    Becci, Irene (2018)
    Social Compass 65:2: 199-214.

    Ambiguities of the religious in secular total institutions allows for uninstitutionalized exertions of power & resistance to power. Refers to some 2017 survey data from Swiss prisons.

    Associated Search Terms: Penology; Pluralism; Power; Switzerland; Total institution
  • Ambiguous Sacred: Between Religion and Spirituality.
    Blasi, Anthony J., Olga Breskaya, and Giuseppe Giordan (2018)
    Sociologia. Rivista quadrimestrale di Scienze Storiche e Sociali 52:2: 82-87.

    Explores the sacred as Rudolf Otto understood it, sacred things as Emile Durkheim understood them, & the tension between sacred & secular as Georg Simmel analyzed it. The last of these turn up in contemporary discussions of spirituality.

    Associated Search Terms: Otto, Rudolf; Sacred; Simmel, Georg; Spirituality; Definition of religion; Durkheim, Émile
  • Secular living: Many paths, many meanings.
    Smith, Jesse M. (2017)
    In Phil Zuckerman and John Shook (eds.) Oxford Handbook of Secularism. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 515-532.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularism
  • The post-secular: Paradigm shift or provocation?
    Fordahl, Clayton (2017)
    European Journal of Social Theory 20:4: 550-568.

    Notes a change from secularization in sociological theories of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-secular; Sociology of religion; Theory
  • Communal secularity: Congregational work at the Sunday Assembly.
    Smith, Jesse M. (2017)
    In Ryan T. Cragun, Christel J. Manning, and Lori L. Fazzino (eds.) Organized Secularism in the Untied States: New Directions in Research, Religion and its Others. Berlin: DeGruyter,pp. 151-170.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Secularism
  • Recasting secular thinking for emancipatory feminist practice.
    Reilly, Niamh (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 481-494.

    Secularism has become oppressive toward minority women in Europe while religion sometimes serves emancipatory purposes. The Musawah Framework for Action, advanced by the Malaysian group, Sisters in Islam, provides an example how this can be so.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters in Islam; Islam, Malaysia; Malaysia; Prejudice, sexism; Secularism; Women; Feminism
  • The lived religion approach in the sociology of religion and its implications for secular feminist analyses of religion.
    Nyhagen, Line (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 495-511.

    The lived religion approach in the sociology of religion furthers the recognition of women's agency in a "soft secular feminist" stance.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularism; Lived religion; Agency; Feminist theory
  • Reviving the civil religious tradition.
    Gorski, Philip S. (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 271-288.

    Favors civil religion over religious nationalism & radical secularism.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Nationalism; Secularism
  • Can the secular be the object of belief and belonging? The Sunday Assembly.
    Smith, Jesse M. (2017)
    Qualitative Sociology 40:1: 83-109.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Membership; Secularism
  • Secular tolerance? Anti-Muslim sentiment in Western Europe.
    Ribberink, Egbert, Peter Achterberg, and Dick Houtman (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 259-276.

    Analyzes 2008 European Values Study data; while the more secularized nations are more tolerant of Muslims, it is the non-religious who are most intolerant in those nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Levels of inclusiveness; Islam, Europe; Europe; Tolerance
  • Face à l’affaissement du scenario politique: Parcours de redéfinition du catholicisme en Italie.
    Abbruzzese, Salvatore (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 151-166.

    Traces the changes in Italian secularization--from religion vs. modernity, to compromise, to religion in modernity.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Italy; Moral; Politics, Italy; Secularization; Catholic, Italy
  • Secularization, religious plurality and position: Local inter-religious cooperation in contemporary Sweden.
    Nordin, Magdalena (2017)
    Social Compass 64:3:388-403.

    Based on 2010-11 participant observation & interviews. Shows power imbalances in inter-religious cooperation. Interfaith cooperation aims at overcoming secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Pluralism; Power; Sweden
  • The i-zation of Society, Religion, and Neoliberal Post-Secularism.
    Possamai, Adam (2017)
    Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan

    Argues that religions are increasingly taking on a neoliberal form; they are comprised of individual consciousness rather than collective solidarity. This implies a new definition of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Change; Capitalism; Australia; Rationalization; i-zation; Commodification; Scientology, Australia; Post-secular; Neoliberalism; Islam, Australia; Internet; Individualism; Consumerism; Sharia; Definition of religion; Deterritorialization
  • Faithful to Secularism. The Religious Politics of Democracy in Ireland, Senegal, and the Philippines.
    Buckley, David T. (2017)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Politics, Senegal; Politics, Philippines; State; Secularism; Politics, Ireland; Democracy; Historical
  • No one expects a transgender Jew: Religious sexual, and gendered intersections in the evaluation of religious and nonreligious others.
    Cragun, Ryan T., and J. Edward Sumerau (2017)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 6:1: 1-16.

    Associated Search Terms: Transgender; Atheist; Gender
  • Expanding on the experiences of transgender nonreligious people: An exploratory analysis.
    Mathers, Lain A.B. (2017)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 6:1-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Gender; Transgender
  • Diffused religion: Beyond Secularization.
    Cipriani, Roberto (2017)
    New York: Palgrave Macmillan; Dordrecht: Springer.

    Associated Search Terms: Non-institutional religion; Diffused religion
  • Sacralizing the secular. The ethno-fundamentalist movements.
    Pace, Enzo (2017)
    Politica & Sociedades 36: 402-427.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist; Sacralization; Ethnic; Social movement
  • Britain on its knees: Prayer and the public since the Second World War.
    Field, Clive D. (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 92-112.

    Overview of survey data shows a decline in private prayer.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Prayer; Secularization
  • Secularisation, Pentecostalism and Violence. Receptions, Rediscoveries and Rebuttals in the Sociology of Religion.
    Martin, David (2017)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Violence; Pentecostal; Secularization
  • "What It Means to be Truly Human": The Postsecular Hack of Mindfulness.
    Arat, Alp (2017)
    Social Compass 54:2: 167-179.

    Contemporary mindfulness is not a secular detachment of meditation from religious tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
  • Does economic insecurity predict religiosity? Evidence from the European Social Survey 2002-2014.
    Storm, Ingrid (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:2: 146-172.

    Analyzes 2002-14 European Social Survey data. Finds an inverse relationship between religiosity & economic security.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Religiosity; Deprivation; Economic; Europe; Practice
  • Religion, difference, and indifference.
    Quack, Johannes, and Cora Schuh (2017)
    In Johannes Quack and Cora Schuh (eds.) Religious Indifference: New Perspetives from Studies on Secularization and Nonreligion. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 1-24.

    Associated Search Terms: Indifference
  • No mosque, no refugees: Some reflections on Syrian refugees and construction of religion in Canada.
    Beaman, Lori G., Jennifer A. Selby, and Amélie Barras (2017)
    In Luca Mavelli and Erin K. Wilson (eds.) The Refugee Crisis and Religion: Secularism, Security and Hospitality in Question. London: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 77-95.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Migrant; Syrian Canadians
  • From Belonging to Belief: Modern Secularisms and the Construction of Religion in Kyrgyzstan.
    McBrien, Julie (2017)
    Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Kyrgyzstan; Kyrgyzstan
  • Assessing measures of religion and secularity with crowdsourced data from Amazon's Mechanical Turk.
    Baker, Joseph O., Jonathan P. Hill, and Nathaniel D. Porter (2017)
    In Roger Finke and Christopher D. Bader (eds.) Faithful Measures. New Methods in the Measurement of Religion. New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Crowdsourced data; Methods
  • Religious-secular polarization compared: The cases of Quebec and British Columbia.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2017)
    Studies in Religion 46:2: 166-185.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Canada, British Columbia; Canada, Quebec
  • Religious change over the generations in an extremely secular society: The case of Sweden.
    Hagevi, Magnus (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:4: 499-518.

    Longitudinal analysis of several Swedish surveys. Despite shrinking church attendance, interest in religion has risen among those born after 1970, the year the religious monopoly in Sweden was replaced by a competitive religious market.

    Associated Search Terms: Sweden; Practice
  • Producing Sacredness and Defending Secularity: Faith in the Workplace of Taiwanese Scientists.
    Di, Di, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2017)
    Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World 3:1-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; Taiwan; Scientist; Sacred/profane
  • Diversity as neoliberal governmentality: Towards a new sociological genealogy of religion.
    Burchardt, Marian (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 180-193.

    Religious diversity is a form of governmentality that is both engendered by and enables secular neocapitalist governmentality.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Governmentality; Pluralism; Capitalism; Foucault, Michel; Modernization
  • Challenging the secualrist assumption: Religion, public policy and civil service culture.
    Lindsay, Jane (2017)
    Social Compass 64:2: 262-274.

    Based on interviews with UK civil service officials; finds not secularism but a desire for impartiality when dealing with religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; State
  • Denmark: The still prominent role of the national church and religious traditions.
    Christensen, Henrik Reintoft (2017)
    In N. Jan, C. Sägesser, C. Schreiber, and J.P. Schreiber (eds.) Religion and Secularism in the European Union: State of Affairs and Current Debates. Brussels: Peter Lang, pp. 1-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Denmark
  • Organizational variation in the American nonreligious community.
    Schutz, Amanda (2017)
    In Ryan T. Cragun, Christel J. Manning, and Lori L. Fazzino (eds.) Organized Secularism in the United States: New Directions in Research, Religion and its Others. Berlin: DeGruyter, pp. 113-134.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Atheist, U.S.A.
  • When secular universalism meets pluralism: Religious schools and the politics of school-based management in Hong Kong.
    Qian, Junxi, and Lily Kong (2017)
    Annals of the Association of American Geographers 108:3: 794-810.

    Associated Search Terms: China, Hong Kong; Education; Politics, China
  • The effect of religiosity on life satisfaction in a secularized context: Assessing the relevance of believing and belonging.
    tenKate, Josje, Willem de Koster, and Jeroen van der Waal (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:2: 135-155.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Netherlands residents aged 14-49. Belonging rather than belief is the religious dimension that furthers life satisfaction, with a residual effect of attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Belonging, sense of; Dimensions of religiosity; Life satisfaction; Netherlands; Practice; Belief
  • Secularization, sacralization and the reproduction of sacred space: Exploring the industrial use of ancestral temples in rural Wenzhou, China.
    Chen, Ningning (2017)
    Social & Cultural Geography 18:4: 530-552.

    Associated Search Terms: Ancestor; Sacred/profane; Space; China, Wenzhou
  • Female Muslim subjectivity in the secular public sphere: Hijab and ritual prayer as "technologies of the self."
    Topal, Semiha (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 582-596.

    Based on 20 interviews in Turkey. Analyzes practices as "technologies of the self" as described by Foucault, which form, rather than merely express, an identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Foucault, Michel; Clothing; Identity; Self; Turkey; Women; Islam, Turkey; Practice
  • Gare à l’écart! De l’importance du genre dans la religion, la spiritualité et la laïcité en Italie.
    Palmisano, Stefania, and Simone Martino (2017)
    Social Compass 64:4: 563-681.

    Examines Italian women's participation in the decline of religion in Italy, with their rejection of the Catholic Church's political stands on moral issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Divorce; Women; Politics, Italy; Secularization; Italy; Catholic, Italy; Gender; Abortion
  • Religious practices and beliefs among religious stayers and religious switchers in Israeli Judaism.
    Beider, Nadia (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:1: 81-99.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Israeli Jews. Religious switchers' religious practice & attitudes do not manifest predicted higher converts' commitment but conform to the levels of the groups that converts arrived at. The groups are "secular" & "religious."

    Associated Search Terms: Israel; Conversion; Convert; Jewish, Israel
  • Alternative Sociologies of Religion: Through Non-Western Eyes.
    Spickard, James V. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Sociology of religion has been bound to western culture, as organization, belief, & morals. The Confucian perspective leads to popular or everyday religion, de-individualized. Ibn Khaldun saw religion & ethnicity as forces for solidarity beyond familism. The Navajo perspective reveals the performative nature of ritual.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Secularization; Popular religion; Sociology of religion; Theory; Ancestor; Culture; Definition of religion; Everyday life; Familism; Individualism; Solidarity; Navajo; Khaldun, Ibn; Confucian; Market model; Ritual
  • Beyond the paradigm of secularization?
    Koenig, matthias (2016)
    In Florian Zemmin, Colin Jager, and Guido Vanheesijck (eds.) Working with a Secular Age. Boston: DeGruyter, pp. 23-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization
  • Religious vs secular nationhood: "Multiple secularities" in post-Soviet Armenia.
    Burchardt, Marian, and Hovhannes Hovhannisyan (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 427-443.

    Analyzes post-Soviet Armenian history in terms of multiple secularities and cultural defense (resistance against secularization).

    Associated Search Terms: Identity, national; Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia; Armenia; Education; Boundary maintenance; Historical; Freedom of religion; State; War; Security; Secularization; Pluralism; NGO; Nationalism; National religions; Martin, David A.; Integration (national); Cultural defense
  • (Un)Believing in modern society. Religion, spirituality, and religious-secular competition.
    Stolz, Jörg, Judith Konemann, Mallory Schneuwly Purdie, Thomas Engleberger, and Michael Kruggeler (2016)
    Florence, Kentucky: Taylor & Francis/Routledge.

    Finds institutional, alternative, distanced, & secular categories relevant, using quantitative & qualitative Swiss data.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Spirituality; Secular; Switzerland; Individualism
  • Kids, you make the choice: Religious and secular socializations among marginal affiliates and nonreligious individuals.
    Thiessen, Joel (2016)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 5:6: 1-16.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Socialization; Atheist
  • A post-secular reading of public sociology.
    Hashemi, Morteza (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 461-477.

    Critique of Michael Burroway's call for an engaged public sociology.

    Associated Search Terms: Post-secular; Value free theory; Secular
  • Is the United States a counterexample fo the secularization thesis?
    Voas, David, and Mark Chaves (2016)
    American Journal of Sociology 12:5: 1517-1556.


    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; United States
  • American Secularism. Cultural Contours of Nonreligious Belief Systems.
    Baker, Joseph O., and Buster G. Smith (2016)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Secularism
  • Secularization versus religious revival in Eastern Europe: Church institutional resilience, state repression and divergent paths.
    Northmore-Ball, Ksenia, and Geoffrey Evans (2016)
    Social Science Research 57: 31-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe, eastern; Persecution; Desecularization; Secularization
  • The dynamics of religious practice in Spain from the mid-19th century to 2010.
    Rossi, Maurizio, and Ettore Scappini (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 579-596.

    Uses Spanish census data from the 19th century & after, & time use data from 2003 & 2010. Analyzes by birth cohort, age, & period. Secularization began in the 19th century.

    Associated Search Terms: Time use survey; Secularization; Spain
  • Beheading the Saint: Nationalism, Religion and Secularism in Quebec.
    Zubrzycki, Geneviève (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Feast; Identity, national; Migration; Politics, Canada; Prejudice, anti-religious; Canada, Quebec
  • Religious forms in secularized society: Three Catholic groups in comparison.
    Turco, Daniela (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 513-528.

    With a background of secularization, where ordinary practice is ancillary to extraordinary experiences, Catholic Action, charismatic renewal, and Catholic-affiliated scouting represent different aspects of Catholicism. Only the charismatics resist modernity.

    Associated Search Terms: Scouting; Italy, Cosenza; Belief; Moral; Homosexuality; Euthanasia; Abortion; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Catholic, Italy; Divorce; Catholic Action
  • What "cultural religion" says about secularization and national identity: A neglected religio-political configuration.
    Laniel, Jean-François (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 372-388.

    Between secularity and religious institutions having authority over society, there is cultural religion, which is prevalent in the West. Focuses on the example of France & other nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, France; Demerath, Nicholas Jay III; Turcotte, Paul André; Davie, Grace; Vicarious religion; Bellah, Robert N.; LeBras, Gabriel; Political religion; Identity; Cultural religion; Civil religion; France; Boulard, Fernand
  • The Nonreligious. Understanding Secular People and Societies.
    Zuckerman, Phil, Luke W. Galen, and Frank L. Pasquale (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist
  • Lived secularity: Atheism, indifference, and the social significance of religion.
    Kasselstrand, Isabella (2016)
    In Phil Zuckerman (ed.) Religion: Beyond Religion. New York: Macmillan, pp. 37-52.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist; Indifference
  • Religion as theoretical case, lens, and resource for critique: Three ways social theory can learn from the study of religion.
    Wincheser, Daniel (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 241-260.

    Highlights religion as an explanation, conceptual lens, & critique of secular assumptions.

    Associated Search Terms: Theory; Sociology of religion
  • European principles and Canadian practices: Developing secular contexts for religious diversity.
    Christiano, Kevin J. (2016)
    In Francisco Colom Gonzalez and Gianni D'Amato (eds.) Multireligious Society: Dealing with Religious Diversity in Theory and Practice. Fqarnham, U.K.: Ashgate,

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Canada
  • Secularization and the wider gap in values and personal religiosity between the religious and nonreligious.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 717-736.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey Program data; in regions where the unaffiliated form a greater proportion of the population, differences in sexual attitudes & stances toward abortion & gender roles between the affiliated & unaffiliated are greater.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual attitudes; Gender role; Atheist; Abortion
  • Secular Conversions: Political Institutions and Religious Education in the United States and Australia, 1800-2000.
    Mayrl, Damon (2016)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Australia; Comparative; Education; United States
  • Religion, secular humanism, and atheism: Multi-institutional politics and the USAFA cadets' freethinkers group.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen, and Megan C. Rogers (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 821-838.

    Examines the opportunity structure of the Cadet Freethinkers Group at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

    Associated Search Terms: Military; Atheist, U.S.A.
  • Superstitions, religiosity and secularization: An analysis of the periodic oscillations of weddings in Italy.
    Breschi, Marco, and Gabriele Ruiu (2016)
    Genus 72:7 (online)

    Observes the selection of wedding dates as directed by superstitious beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Superstition; Wedding
  • Just how Pascalian are the Pascalian Meditations? Critical reflections on the theological unconscious of Bourdieusian theory.
    Gorski, Philip S. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:3: 280-296.

    Bourdieu's assumptions about ethics & politics can be understood as secularized versions of central dogmas of Reformed theology. Notes parallels with Pascal.

    Associated Search Terms: Bourdieu, Pierre
  • Religious seekers' attraction to the plain Mennonites and Amish.
    Anderson, Cory (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 125-147.

    Factor analysis of survey data from a web-based convenience sample of seekers attracted to austere plain Anabaptist sects. Factor themes: familism, rejection of sexualized youth culture, fundamentalism perceived as anti-secularization, primitivism, desire for structure, Anabaptist ancestors.

    Associated Search Terms: Amish; Seeker; Mennonite; Internet survey; Factor analysis; Anabaptist; Conversion
  • Bridging alone: Religious conservatism, marital homogamy, and voluntary association membership.
    Kim, Young-Il (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 47-73.

    Analyzes 1992-94 (2nd wave) National (U.S.A.) Survey of families and Households data. Conservative religious homogamy, paired with belief in biblical authority & inerrancy, increases membership in religious groups & reduces wives' membership in secular organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Social participation; Civic engagement; Conservative, U.S.A.; Marriage
  • Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2016)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2009 surveys, on interviews, & on case studies. For many, the Roman Catholic Church is a convenient foil against which the define their fair. Describes extra-institutional religion--religiosity connected to & going beyond organized churches, thereby balancing individualism. Reports attitudes toward reconciliation & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Clergy; State; Secularization; Pluralism; Parish council; Ireland; Individualism; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Extra-institutional; Ecumenism; Conflict; Change; Catholic, Ireland; Ambivalence; Diversity
  • Vulnerable post-Soviet secularities; Patterns and dynamics in Russia and beyond.
    Agadjanian, Alexander (2015)
    In Marian Burchardt, Monika Wohlrab-Sahr, and Matthias Middell (eds.) Multiple Secularities beyond the West: Religion and Modernity in the Global Age. Boston: De Gruyter, pp. 241-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Russia; Secular
  • Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report.
    Mahmood, Saba (2015)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Persecution of minorities in Egypt is a function of secular nationalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Egypt; Participant observation; Secularization; Nationalism; Persecution
  • Disenchantment revisited: Formations of the "secular" and "religious" in the technological discourse of modernity.
    Han, Sam (2015)
    Social Compass 61:1: 76-88.

    Weber's concept of demagicalization is not as important as a grand narrative of modernit & secularization but as a prompt to redefining the technological & the religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Secularization; Discourse; Weber, Max; Disenchantment
  • Varieties of secularization theories and their indispensable core.
    Pollack, Detlef (2015)
    Germanic Review 90:1: 60-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization
  • Recognizing the Nonreligious: Reimagining the Secular.
    Lee, Lois (2015)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Secular; Atheist
  • How does the state structure secularization?
    Maryl, Damon (2015)
    European Journal of Sociology 56:2: 207-239.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State
  • Political Secularism, Religion, and the State: A Time Series Anaysis of Worldwide Data.
    Fox, Jonathan (2015)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Increases, not decreases, of state involvements with religion.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Secularization
  • Islam and Secularity: The Future of Europe's Public Sphere.
    Göle, Nilüfer (2015)
    Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Europe; Laïcité; Europe; Secularism
  • Religion, reintegration, and rehabilitation in French prisons: The impact of prison secularism.
    Rostaing, Corinne, Céline Béraud, and Claire de Galembert (2015)
    In I. Becci and O. Roy (eds.) Religious Diversity in European Prisons: Challenges and Implications for Rehabilitation. Basel: Springer, pp. 63-79.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Penology; Secularism
  • Religious monoplies, religious pluralism, and secularization: The relationship between religious pluralism and religious participation in Sweden.
    Hamberg, Eva M. (2015)
    International Journal of Research on Religion 11: 1-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Secularization; Sweden
  • Traditional, modern, and post-secular perspectives on science and religion in the Untied States.
    O'Brien, Timothy L., and Shiri Noy (2015)
    American Sociological REview 80:1: 92-115.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Post-secular; United States
  • Religious diversity in the neoliberal welfare state: Secularity and the ethos of egalitarianism in Sweden.
    Schenk, Susanne, Marian Burchart, and Monika Wohlrab-Sahr (2015)
    Inernational Sociology 30:1: 3-20.

    In the politics of confessional schools, the discourse of free choice & freedom of religion confront the Swedish tradition of creating equality through a unitary public school system.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Sweden; Discourse; Education; Secularism; Equality; State; Sweden; Diversity
  • Interventionist secularism: A comparative analysis of the Turkish Grand National Assembly (1923-1928) and the Indian Constituent Assembly (1946-1949) debates.
    Madra, Aysel (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 222-241.

    Modern Turkish government limits religion in order to fashion unity while the Indian government promotes reforms for purposes of equality & justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; State; Secularism; Identity, national; India; Justice; Turkey
  • Familial relationship outcomes of coming out as an atheist.
    Zimmerman, Kevin, Jesse Smith, Kevin Simonson, and Benjamin W. Myers (2015)
    Secularism and Nonreligion 4:1: 1-13.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Atheist
  • Der säkulare Staat, religiöser Pluralismus und Liberalismus.
    Casanova, José V. (2015)
    In G. Schwarz, B. Sitter-Liver, A. Holderegger, and B. Tag (eds.) Religion, Liberalität und Rechtstaat: Ein offenes Spannungsverhältnis. Zürich: Verlag Neue Zürcher Zeitung, pp. 19-26.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Politics; Secular
  • Losing our religion: How unaffiliated parents are raising their children.
    Manning, Christel J. (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Atheist; Family; Secularization
  • The Making of a Postsecular Society: A Durkheimian Approach to Memory, Pluralism and Religion in Turkey.
    Rosati, Massimo (2015)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Turkey; Post-secular; Pluralism
  • Religion and Politics in the European Union: The Secular Canopy.
    Foret, François (2015)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Focuses on backgrounds of European Union leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Europe; Europe
  • Secular Faith. How Culture has Trumped Religion in American Politics.
    Smith, Mark A. (2015)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Divorce; United States; Slavery; Abortion; Feminism; Homosexuality; Historical
  • "Men of iron will": Idealized gender in Christian heavy metal.
    Rademacher, Heidi E. (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 632-648.

    Sees convergence of Evangelical music & secular heavy metal music in an idealized gender trope.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Evangelical; Music; Popular culture; Gender traditionalism
  • An extraordinary degree of exaltation: Durkheim, effervescence and Pentecostalism's defeat of secularisation.
    Jennings, Mark (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 61-75.

    While Durkheim thought society would of itself provide effervescence, Pentecostalism has done this instead.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal; Durkheim, Émile; Collective effervescence; Secularization
  • The Meaning of Sunday: The Practice of Belief in a Secular Age.
    Thiessen, Joel (2015)
    Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press.

    Reports interview data from active & marginal church members as well as non-members in Canada.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada
  • Secularization and desecularization in Georgia: State and chrch under the Saakashvili government (2003-2012).
    Janelidze, Babare (2015)
    In Alexander Agadjanian, A.Jodicke, and E. van der Zweerde (eds.) Religion, Nation, and Democracy in the South Caucasus. New York: Routlege, pp. 63-80.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Georgia
  • Gendering (non)religion: Politics, education, and gender gaps in secularity in the Untied States.
    Baker, Joseph O., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2015)
    Social Forces 94:4: 1623-1645.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Gender; Education; Atheist, U.S.A.
  • The Secular State Under Siege: Religion and Politics in Europe and America.
    Joppke, Christian (2015)
    Cambridge, UK: Polity.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Europe; Politics, U.S.A.; State
  • Seculaization and changing moal views. European trends in church attendance and views on homosexuality, divorce, abortion, and euthanasia.
    Halman, Loek, and Erik van Ingen (2015)
    European Sociological Review 31:5: 616-627

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Divorce; Europe; Euthanasia; Homosexuality; Moral; Practice; Secularization
  • Languages of change in prison: Thoughts about the homologies between secular rehabilitation, religious conversion and spiritual quest.
    Becci, Irene (2015)
    In Irene Becci and Olivier Roy (eds.) Religious Diversity in European Prisons. Challenges and Implications for Rehabilitation. Berlin: Springer, pp. 159-176.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Penology; Quest
  • Reassessing women, religion and the Turkish secular state in the light of the professionalisation of female preachers (vaizeler) in Istanbul.
    Maritato, Chiara (2015)
    Religion, State and Society 44:3: 258-275.

    Associated Search Terms: Turkey, Istanbul; State; Professionalization; Islam, Turkey; Women
  • The cultural, the nominal, and the secular: The social reality of religious identity among Sri Lankan Tamil youth in Canada.
    Amarasingam , Amarnath (2015)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Steven Tomlins (eds.) Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. 69-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Nominal religion; Youth; Sri Linkan Canadians; Cultural religion; Canada; Atheist, Canada; Tamil, Canada
  • Prayers, protest, and police: How religion influences police presence at collective action events in the United States, 1960-1995.
    Beyerlein, Kraig, Sarah Soule, and Nancy Martin (2015)
    American Sociological Review 80:6: 1250-1271.

    Police are generally less likely to be present for protest events staged by religious groups than ones by secular groups, but there are exceptions.

    Associated Search Terms: Protest; Deviance/social control
  • Perceptions of science education among African American and white Evangelicals: A Texas case study.
    Korver-Glenn, Elizabeth, Esther Chan, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 131-148.

    Based on interviews & participant observation at a largely white upscale megachurch & at a middle class African American Baptist congregation in a Texas city. The white church's leaders & members viewed science education in terms of their theological opposition to evolution; the African American counterparts saw it in secular terms, underfunded.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Science; Participant observation; Southern Baptist; Megachurch; Education; Congregation; Comparative; African Americans; Parish
  • 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: University Bible Fellowship; Authoritarianism; Case study; Conservative, Korea (South); Evangelical, Korea (South); Missionary; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Generations; Korea (South); Participant observation; Korean Americans; Sect; Typology; Race; Patriarchy; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • The subjective secularization of Great Britain, 1991-200.
    Swenson, Donald S. (2014)
    Implicit Religion 17:2: 165-182.

    Analyzes 1991-2007 panel survey data from British subjects; supports a subjective secularization thesis.

    Associated Search Terms: Panel study; Great Britain; Secularization
  • The two dimensions, temporal and spatial, of the secular: Comparative reflections on the Nordic Protestant and Southern Catholic patterns from a global perspective.
    Casanova, José V. (2014)
    In R. van den Breemer, J. Casanova, and T. Wyller (eds.) Secular and Sacred? The Scandinavian Case of Religion, in Human Rights, Law, and Public Space. Gottingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, pp. 21-33.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Secularization
  • A laicidade e o “jeitinho brasileiro”: formas diversificadas e improvisadas de regulação do religioso em ambientes laicos e públicos: o caso de escolas municipais de Juiz de Fora/ MG / Secularism and the ‘Brazilian way.’
    Camurça, Marcelo, and Sueli Martins (2014)
    Numen: Revista de estudos e pesquisa da religião 17:1: 141-170.

    Takes a multidimensional approach to secularization in the public schools of a town in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil, Minas Gerais, Juiz de Fora; Education; Regulation; Secularization
  • Shifts along the American religious-secular spectrum.
    Keysar, Ariela (2014)
    Secularity and Nonreligion 3:1: 1-16.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; United States
  • Secularism and Religion in Multi-faith Societies. The Case of India.
    Sen, Ragini, Wolfgang Wagner, and Caroline Howarth (2014)
    Dordrecht: Springer.

    Based on open-ended interviews from a purpose sample of Hindu & Muslim young adult Indians. Secularism was understood as peaceful pluralism &, by the authors, as a form of social capital.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Young adults; India; Islam, India; Minority; Pluralism; Secularism; Conflict; Hindu, India; Politics, India
  • Agency-driven secularization and Chinese experiments in multiple modernities.
    Yang, Fenggang (2014)
    In Peter Berger, The Many Altars of Modernity: Towad a Paradigm for Religion in a Pluralsit Age. Berlin: DeGruyter, pp. 123-140.

    The essay is a response to Peter Berger's text.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; China
  • Are high levels of existential security conducive to secularization? A response to our critics.
    Norris, Pippa, and Ronald Inglehart (2014)
    In Stanley D. Brumm (ed.) The Changing World Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Practices and Politics. Dordrecht: Springer, 3389-3408.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Security
  • Religious tendencies in Brazil: Disenchantment, secularization, and sociologists.
    Motta, Roberto (2014)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Enzo Pace (eds.) Religious Pluralism: Framing Religious Diversity in the Contemporary world. London: Springer, pp. 171-184.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Sociologists; Secularization; Disenchantment
  • From Religious Empires to Secular States: State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia.
    Ba?kan, Birol (2014)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Russia; Secularization; State formation; Turkey; Iran
  • Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism & Community in America.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on participant observation in atheist meetings & events, on interviews, surveys, & content analyses of literature & websites. Awakened atheism & religious activism dialectically need each other.

    Associated Search Terms: Secular humanism; Minority; Participant observation; Ritual; Schism; Media; Atheist, U.S.A.; Social movement; Internet; Identity; Content analysis; Dialectic
  • Seeking empowerment and spiritualiy in the secular age: Secular and traditionalsit Israelis consulting rabbis.
    Keshet, Yael, and Ido Liberman (2014)
    Sociology 48:1: 92-110.

    The phenomenon of secular & less religious Jews who consult orthodox rabbis on personal matters indicates the current relevance of religion and spirituality as resources for empowerment when dealing with various kinds of existential and personal difficulty.

    Associated Search Terms: Israel; Jewish, Israel; Clergy role
  • An investigation into the swiftness and intensity of recent secularization in Canada: Was Berger right?
    Hay, D. Alastair (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 136-162.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview & follow-up questionnaire data from Canadians. Pluralism, individualism, & scientific rationalism (evolution & philosophical materialism) inversely predicted religiosity. Deprivation & differentiation did not.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Differentiation; Deprivation; Canada; Individualism; Science; Secularization; Pluralism; Materialism
  • Négocier les différences religieuses dans les organisations laïques: l’exemple des chapelles d’hôpitaux.
    Cadge, Wendy (2014)
    Social Compass 61:2:178-194.

    Studies chapels in academic hospitals in the U.S.A. Sees a process of secularization with the removal of explicitly denominational materials, albeit it retaining underlying Christian themes. Comments by Afe Adogame, pp. 207-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Hospital; Material culture; Secularization; Hospital chaplain
  • Religiosity and politics in Spain and Poland: A period effect analysis.
    Requena, Miguel, and Mikolaj Stanek (2014)
    Social Compass 61:3: 348-367.

    The Catholic Church legitimated authoritarian rule in Spain & opposed it in Poland. After the fall of Franco in Spain & Communism in Poland, both nations experienced secularization, but moreso in Spain.

    Associated Search Terms: Poland; Catholic, Poland; Comparative; Politics, Poland; Politics, Spain; Secularization; Spain; Catholic, Spain
  • 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: Peace/war; Great Britain, London; Lithuania; Charisma; Comparative; Identity, national; Differentiation; Axial age; Politics; Poland; Individualism; Great Britain; Definition of religion; Voluntarism; Violence; Ukraine; Symbol; Spain; Secularism; Privatization; Power; Rationalization; Nationalism; Secularization
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Ethnic; Belief; Sexual activity; Polity; Politics, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Disaffiliation; Change; Marriage; Sexual attitudes; Rational choice theory; Identification; United States; Membership; Conversion; Homosexuality; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Migration; Education; Practice; Stratification
  • Le désenchantement désenchanté?
    Gauchet, Marcel (2014)
    In S. Taussig (ed.) Charles Taylor. Religion et sécularisation. Paris: CNRS Éditions, pp. 73-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Disenchantment; Secularization
  • Chaplaincies in a "post-secular" multicultural university.
    Possamai, Adam, Arathi Sriprakash, Ellen Brackenreg, and John McGuire (2014)
    Fieldwork in Religion 9:1: 147-165.

    Associated Search Terms: Chaplain, university; Education
  • Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions.
    Zuckerman, Phil (2014)
    New York: Penguin.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist
  • The Republic Unsettled: Muslim French and the Contradictions of Secularism.
    Fernando, Mayanthi L. (2014)
    Durham, North Carolina: Duke Unviersity Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Clothing; France; Laïcité
  • Inheritance of religiosity among Muslim immigrants in a secular society.
    Pol, Jasper van de, and Frank van Tubergen (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 87-106.

    Analyzes 2008-10 interview & questionnaire data from Turkish & Moroccan immigrants in the Netherlands, aged 15-45. A stronger transmission is found in families with warm ties, different parental backgrounds, families strongly embedded in religious community, & families with higher parental religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; Islam, Netherlands; Family; Netherlands; Generations; Religiosity; Socialization; Migrant
  • Grounded theologies: "Religion" and the "secular" in human geography.
    Tse, Justin K.H. (2014)
    Progress in Human Geography 38:2: 201-220.

    Associated Search Terms: Sacred/profane; Space
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