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Timeline
  • Church Growth Movement: In the 1970s and 1980s, American evangelicals coupled their love for evangelism with new pragmatic marketing strategies known as the Church Growth Movement.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Publishes Uncle Tom's Cabin: In 1852, Uncle Tomís Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1886) spread a powerful message that slavery was evil and Christian love could eradicate it.
  • King, Martin Luther: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) was an African-American Baptist minister and civil rights leader who combined Gandhiís nonviolent philosophy and Christian love to fight racism.
  • Jonathan Edwards Preaches 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God': Jonathan Edwards's sermon "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God" (1741) was one of the foundational texts of the First Great Awakening.
  • Pilmore, Joseph : Joseph Pilmore (1739-1825) was an English Methodist preacher and missionary, who helped spread Methodism in early America.
  • Memorial Movement: With early origins in the 1780s, the memorial movement highlights how Americans commonly commemorate the dead in visual and material forms.
  • Abolitionism: The abolitionist movement (1680s-1860s) led a variety of Christians across denominations to denounce the evils of slavery occurring both within and outside their congregations.
  • Buck, Pearl S.: Pearl Buck (1892-1973) was an award-winning novelist, whose liberal views on theology and Presbyterian missions drew criticism from conservative Presbyterians.
  • Publication of "Economic Justice for All": The United States Catholic bishops wrote the pastoral letter entitled "Economic Justice for All" (1986) to promote the economic well-being for all citizens.
  • Death of Francis Asbury: Francis Asburyís 1816 death marked the end of an influential 55-year ministry, but American Methodists continued to flourish following his death.
  • Church of Satan: Anton Szandor LaVey (1930-97) started the Church of Satan in 1966, offering a new Golden Rule: "Do unto others as they do unto you."
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ARDA Dictionary
  • Grace:The term refers to an expression of unmerited divine love and assistance given to humans from God (Esposito et al. 2012b: G-6). In Christianity, God's grace is expressed through the sacrifice of his Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross for the redemption of human sin.
  • King, Martin Luther (1929-1968):Martin Luther King, Jr. was an important African-American Baptist minister and civil rights leader who combined Gandhiís nonviolent philosophy and Christian love to fight racism. He is the most recognizable figures in in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. For more information on Martin Luther King, Jr., click here .
  • Images of God:Images of God are a collection of survey items that tap into personal theologies pertaining to Godís nature. Typically, these measures ask respondents their beliefs pertaining to: Godís level of engagement or distance from the world, wrath or anger, and love (see Froese and Bader 2010). For more information on this topic, click here .
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Teaching Tools
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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.
  • Love, faith or social foci? Happiness, religion, and social networks in Sweden.
    Edling, Christopher, and Jens Bohman Rydgren (2014)
    European Sociological Review 30:5: 615-626.

    Associated Search Terms: Happiness; Sweden; Network; Social support
  • Christendom, the Ummah and Community in the Age of Televangelism.
    Howell, Julia Day (2014)
    Social Compass 61:2: 234-249.

    Some features of late-modern North Atlantic religiosity are appearing in Asian Islamic mobilizations in Indonesia: mass audience revival ministries promoted through television, and mass prayer rallies, seeker spirituality, fluid participation, focus on experience, lay leaders, and preference for a loving God. Comments by FranÁois Gauthier, pp. 261-271.

    Associated Search Terms: Indonesia; Islam, Indonesia; Media; Revivalism
  • The Heart of Religion. Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love.
    Lee, Matthew T., Margaret M. Poloma, and Stephen G. Post (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interviews with 120 American Christian exemplars of benevolence; and a representative US survey. The reported experience of God's love correlated positively with acts of benevolence.

    Associated Search Terms: Consequential dimension; God, image of; Altruism; Prayer; Experience; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Virtuoso; United States
  • Religion and psychology in the age of emotional capitalism: The case of the Master Academy of Love.
    Hall, Dorota (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 174-188.

    Based on 2009-10 participant observation in meetings of the Master Academy of Love (Mistrzowska Akademia Mi?o?ci), a seminar conducted in Warsaw by a personality from a Catholic radio station. Psychology infused into religion does not necessarily make the latter more progressive.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Poland, Warsaw; Catholic, Poland; Psychology
  • Soul Mates. Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos.
    Wilcox, W. Bradford, and Nicholas H. Wolfinger (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; African Americans; Family; Latino Americans
  • Images of a loving God and sense of meaning in life.
    Stroope, Samuel, Scott Draper, and Andrew L. Whitehead (2013)
    Social Indicators Research 111:1:25-44.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Meaning
  • Seeking a "pure relationship?" Israeli religious Zionist singles looking for love and marriage.
    Engelberg, Ari (2011)
    Religion 41:3: 431-448.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Jewish, Zionist; Courtship; Jewish, Israel; Israel; Dating
  • The Sorokin Multidimensional Inventory of Love Experience (SMILE): Development, Validation, and Religious Determinants.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., and Berton H. Kaplan (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:4: 380-401.

    Develops a scale based on Pitirim A. Sorokin's writings on religion and love.

    Associated Search Terms: Love; Sorokin, Pitirim A.; Scale; Altruism
  • God Imagery and Opposition to Abortion and Capital Punishment: A Partial Test of Religious Support for the Consistent Life Ethic.
    Unnever, James D., John P. Bartkowski, and Francis T. Cullen (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:3: 307-322.

    Analyzes 2004 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; close relationship with a loving God predicts opposing both abortion & capital punishment.

    Associated Search Terms: Capital punishment; United States; God, image of; Abortion
  • Confronting Islamophobia in the United States: Framing civil rights activism among Middle Eastern Americans.
    Love, Erik (2009)
    Patterns of Prejudice 43:3/4: 401-425.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Activism
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Data Archive
  • General Social Survey, 2004:
    The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted by the National Opinion Research Center annually since 1972 except for the years 1979, 1981, and 1992 (a supplement was added in 1992), and biennially beginning in 1994. The GSS are designed as part of a program of social indicator research, replicating questionnaire items and wording in order to facilitate time-trend studies. The 2004 data contain twelve topical modules, including modules on daily spiritual experiences and religious transformations.
    Funded By: National Science Foundation , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , CIRCLE, the Fetzer Institute , the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health , the Metanexus Institute , the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love , the National Human Genome Research Institute , the Smith Richardson Foundation , the Bureau of the Census , the Russell Sage Foundation , and Yale University .
    Collected: 2004, Uploaded 12/9/2005
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Questions/Variables on Surveys
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