ARDA's Guiding Papers Series is designed to allow prominent scholars to provide guidance on the study of religion, new research agendas, and/or commentaries on the current state of the study of religion.
Current Guiding Papers
- William S. Bainbridge. Internet-Based Research in the Social Science of Religion
- Mark Chaves. The Decline of American Religion?
- Daniel Chirot. Religion and Progress: From the Enlightenment to the Twenty-First Century
- Randall Collins. The Micro-sociology of Religion: Religious Practices, Collective and Individual
- Grace Davie. Thinking Sociologically about Religion: A Step Change in the Debate?
- John L. Esposito. Rethinking Islam and Secularism
- Roger Finke, Christopher D. Bader and Edward Polson. Faithful Measures: Developing Improved Measures of Religion
- Paul Froese. fact, value, God, and reality: How Wittgenstein’s Ethics Clarifies the Fact-value Distinction and, in the Process, Perhaps Subverts a Scientific Holy War.
- Anthony Gill. Septics, Sewers and Secularization: How Government Regulation Flushes Religiosity Down the Drain
- Philip J. Gorski. Civil Religion Today
- Ellen L. Idler, Carol Hogue and Karen Scheib. Under the Umbrella of Religion and Health: What Makes Religion and Public Health Research Different from Religion and Medicine Research?
- Philip Jenkins. Ancient and Modern: What the History of Religion Teaches us about Contemporary Global Trends
- J. Gordon Melton. American Religion’s Mega-Trends: Gleanings from Forty Years of Research
- Christian Smith. Five Proposals for Reforming (Especially Quantitative)
Journal Article Publishing Practices in the Sociology of Religion toward Improving the Quality, Value, and Cumulativeness of Our Scholarship.
- David Voas and Abby Day. Recognizing secular Christians: Toward an unexcluded middle in the study of religion
- Kenneth D. Wald. The Puzzling politics of American Jewry
- R. Stephen Warner. The World Is Not Flat: Theorizing Religion in Comparative and Historical Context
- Robert Wuthnow. Intimate Knowledge as a Concept for Further Research in Studies of Religion