Citations
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.
  • Scriptural coping: An empirical test of hermeneutic theory.
    DeAngelis, Reed T., John P. Bartkowski, and Xiaohe Xu (2019)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 58:1: 174-191.

    Analyzes 2012 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Poor self-rated health & low SES positively predict reading scripture for insights into health & financial status, respectively. Concerning health, reading scripture seems to exacerbate depressive consequences of poor health.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; Stratification; Health; Coping; Bible reading; Hermeneutic
  • Social Science and the Christian Scriptures: Sociological Introductions and New Translation (3 vols.)
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2017)
    Eugene, Oregon: Wimpf & Stock.

    Sociological theories, cued in by the New Testament texts, are given for each book of the New Testament, in their order of composition, so as to provide a series of "stills" in the early development of the Christian movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundries, practices, and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhim, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Based on participant observation in 2 Sunni & 2 Evangelical schools in New York City. Evolution is a greater problem for Evangelicals because of their literal interpretation of scripture.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Participant observation; Moral; United States, New York, New York; Islam, U.S.A.; Comparative; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Literalism
  • Safe and Risky Readings: Women's Spiritual Reading Practices.
    Llewellyn, Dawn (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociologial Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 165-180.

    Based on 2005-06 open-ended interviews in Great Britain, focusing on non-scriptural religious reading. Reading is sometimes safe & a form of withdrawal, but sometimes risky, challenging comfortable patterns. Feminist themes not found in scripture are a focus.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Great Britain; Reading; Women
  • The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture.
    Smith, Christian (2011)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Fundamentalism
  • "We are Anglicans, they are the Church of England." Uses of scripture in the Anglican crisis.
    Rodman, Rosamond C. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 100-113.

    The issue in the Anglican Communion in its crisis was not homosexuality per se but biblical authority, how much context was taken into account when interpreting scripture.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Schism; Anglican; Authority
  • "In the beginning." A chapter from the living testament of Rastafari.
    Pulis, John W. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 30-43.

    Practitioners subordinate scriptural texts to the spoken word.

    Associated Search Terms: Jamaica; Orality; Rastafarian, Jamaica
  • The trouble with Good News. Scripture and charisma in Northern Ireland.
    Murphy, Liam D. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 10-29.

    Unlike the use of the Bible as a symbol in Unionist Northern Irish identity, charismatics use "gifts" mentioned in specific texts for their identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Orange Order; Identity; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Pentecostal, neo, Great Britain
  • The bones restored to life. Dialogue and dissemination in the Vineyard's dialectic of text and presence.
    Bialecki, Jon (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 136-156.

    In the Vineyard Church of Southern California, charism & scripture complement & control one another.

    Associated Search Terms: Dialectic; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, California; Vineyard Churches
  • "The man is the head." Evangelical discourse and the construction of masculinities in a Tzotzil village.
    Baron, Akesha (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 44-63.

    Studies villagers who formulate a masculine ideal in changing times by interpreting scripture as known to them through oral narration.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Evangelical, Mexico; Gender role; Masculinity ideology; Mexico, Chiapas, San Miguel
  • How Q'eqchi'-Maya Catholics become legitimate interpreters of the Bible. Two models of religious authority in sermons.
    Hoenes del Pinal, Eric (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 80-99.

    Contrasts processes by which official Catholic catechists & charismatics gain legitimacy as preachers.

    Associated Search Terms: Base communities; Catechist; Catholic, Guatemala; Homily; Legitimation; Mayan; Pentecostal, Catholic, Guatemala
  • The word of God and "our words." The Bible and translation in a Mam Maya context.
    Samson, C. Mathews (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 44-79.

    Studies the translation of the New Testament & use of languages among Maya people, especially Presbyterians, in Guatemala.

    Associated Search Terms: Guatemala; Missions, Guatemala; Sociolinguistics; Mayan; Presbyterian, Guatemala
  • The social life of the Bible.
    Coleman, Simon (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 205-212.

    Overview of studies of how the Bible translates into practical religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice-centered theory
  • Textual ideology, textual practice. Evangelical Bible reading in group study.
    Bielo, James S. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 157-175.

    Based on observation of a Lutheran-Missouri Synod Bible study group of men in Lansing, Michigan. The group's textual ideology held the bible to be authoritative, relevant to daily life, & and with texts to be read in the context of the whole Bible.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, Michigan, Lansing; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Bible study group; Participant observation
  • Chinese American Christian women of New England. Transformtion and continuity in inter-generational narratives of living in Christ.
    Muse, Erika A. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 114-135.

    Biblical discourse is seen as both liberative & oppressive.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Feminism; Gender role; Generations; Women; Chinese Americans
  • Revolve, the Biblezine. A transevangelical text.
    Harding, Susan F. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 176-193.

    Study of the "Revolve" Bible, which is in magazine form for female youth.

    Associated Search Terms: Literature; Media; Women; Youth culture
  • Scripture, Sin and Salvation: Theological Conservatism Reconsidered.
    Hempel, Lynn M., and John P. Bartkowski (2008)
    Social Forces 86:4: 1647-1674.

    Finds literalism, belief in perfvasiveness of evil, & belief in salvation through commitment to Jesus comprise conservative Protestantism in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Evil; Conservative, U.S.A.; Belief; Literalism
  • Poor Teenagers' Religion.
    Schwadel, Philip (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:2: 125-149.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview data from Americans aged 13-17; poor teenagers are less likely to attend religious services, have other-worldly beliefs, or be experientially religious, but more likely to pray or read scripture.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Adolescents; Poverty; Practice; Stratification
  • A Problem of Presence: Beyond Scripture in an African Church.
    Engelke, Matthew (2007)
    Berkeley; University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Africanist; Masowe weChishanu; Prophecy; Zimbabwe; Homily
  • Queering Religious Texts: An Exploration of British non-Heterosexual Christians' and Muslims' Strategy of Constructing Sexuality-affirming Hermeneutics.
    Yip, Andrew K.T. (2005)
    Sociology 39:1: 47-65.

    Examines the critique of scriptures by homosexuals & their advocates.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Homosexuality; Islam, Great Britain
  • Black Church Culture and Community Action.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2005)
    Social Forces 84:2: 967-994.

    Analyzes 2000 survey data from African American congregations; prayer groups & gospel music are associated with community activism, but spirituals & use of sacred scripture less so.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; African Americans; Activism
  • The Sources of Gender Role Attitudes among Christian and Muslim Arab-American Women.
    Read, Jen'nan Ghazal (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:2: 207-222.

    Analyzes 2000 questionnaire data from Arab American women. More than half were Christian & many were immigrants. Immigrant status & scriptural literalism predicted gender role traditionalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Migration; Arab Americans; Literalism; Gender role
  • The Spirituality of Academic Physicians: An Ethnography of a Scripture-based Group in an Academic Medical Center.
    Messikomer, Carla M., and Willy DeCraemer (2002)
    Academic Medicine 77:6: 562-573.

    Associated Search Terms: Physician; Participant observation
  • Queer Spirituality.
    Bardella, Claudio (2001)
    Social Compass 48:1: 117-138.

    Describes gay & lesbian hermeneutics for interpreting scripture & ancient religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Gay religion; Lesbian religion; Homosexuality
  • Citing[sighting] up: Words, sounds, and reading scripture in Jamaica.
    Pulis, John W. (1999)
    In John W. Pulis (ed.) Religion, Diaspora, and Cultural Identity: A Reaer in the Anglophone Caribbean. Amsterdam: Gordon & Breach, pp. 357-365.

    Associated Search Terms: Language; Sociolinguistics; Jamaica
  • "What scripture tells me": Spontaneity and regulation in the Catholic charismatic renewal.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1997)
    In David D. Hall (ed.) Lived Religion in America. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, pp.22-40.

    Associated Search Terms: Social control; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Reading
  • Beyond Biblical Literalism and Inerrancy: Conservative Protestants and the Hermeneutic Interpretation of Scripture.
    Bartkowski, John P. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:3: 259-272.

    Shows commentators' presuppositions at work in interpretations of biblical passages concerning female roles.

    Associated Search Terms: Hermeneutic; Conservative, U.S.A.; Sex role
  • The presence of the name: Reading scripture in an Indonesian village.
    Baker, James N. (1993)
    In Jonathan Boyarin (ed.) The Ethnography of Reading. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 98-138.

    Associated Search Terms: Reading; Indonesia
  • The Churches and Social Change in Twentieth-century America.
    Glock, Charles Y. (1993)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 527: 67-83.

    Examines churches' reinterpreting scripture when facing changes regarding anti-semitism, race relations, women's status, & sexual issues. Membership trends favor less accommodating churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexuality; Prejudice, racial; Anti-Semitism; Homosexuality; Change; Women
  • Church, Sect, and Scripture: The Protestant Bible and Mormon Sectarian Retrenchment.
    Mauss, Armand L., and Philip L. Barlow (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:4: 397-414.

    Since 1950 the Mormons have, contrary to the usual sect-to-church evolution, reversed an earlier trend toward assimilation by emphasizing their unique doctrines, including a distinctive canonization of the King James Version bible.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Typology; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Society, the Sacred, and Scripture in Ancient Judaism: A Sociology of Knowledge.
    Lightstone, Jack N. (1988)
    Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

    Focuses on scripture reception as a reflection of society in the Hebrew & formative rabbinic eras.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociology of knowledge; Jewish; Hebrew
  • The Great Reversal: Evangelism Versus Social Concern.
    Moberg, David O. (1972)
    Philadelphia: J.b. Lippincott. [London: Scripture Union, 1973; revised ed., Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1977; Eugene, Oregon: Wipf, 2006]

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Activism
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