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History of an Idea

Witham Larry

in Marketplace of the Gods: How Economics Explains Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394757
eISBN:
9780199777372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394757.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The modern “economics of religion” has roots in the thought of Adam Smith, but emerged in modern form when social scientists interested in religion adapted the ideas of George Homans (exchange ... More


 Touching the Transcendent: Rethinking Religious Experience in the Sociological Study of Religion

Courtney J. Bender

in Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195305418
eISBN:
9780199785094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305418.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reintroduces religious experience as a key theme and trope within contemporary religion. Taking a woman’s gripping out-of-body experience (during which she meets Jesus) as a starting ... More


Female Agency and the Critique of Republican Paternalism

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 6 presents a range of radical feminist objections to the hijab ban. It first interprets the paternalistic ban on hijab as a form of state oppression, which claims to coerce individuals into ... More


 The Seventies and Eighties: A Reversal of Fortunes

Joseph E. Davis and David Franz

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores the trajectories of two traditions of thinking about godlessness, which move in opposite directions in the 1970s and 1980s: the jeremiad tradition and the social scientific ... More


 The Sixties: Secularization and the Prophesies of Freedom

Slavica Jakelić

in Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter shows that during the 1960s there was an increasing affinity between the notion that de‐institutionalized religion is something good and the intellectual and social sensibilities of the ... More


Europe's Religious Inheritance: Religion, Law, and Identity in Contemporary Europe

Ronan Mccrea

in Religion and the Public Order of the European Union

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199595358
eISBN:
9780191595776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595358.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law

This chapter sets out the factual background to the Union's approach to the relationship between religion, politics, the law, and the state. It notes how European identity originally arose out of a ... More


Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smilde (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The thirteen chapters in this volume offer a challenge to conventional scholarly approaches to the sociology of religion. They urge readers to look beyond congregational settings, beyond the United ... More


Toward a Comparative-Historical Sociology of Religious Politics: The Case for Cross-Religious and Cross-Regional Comparisons

Ateş Altınordu

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter argues that comparative-historical approaches to sociology promise to make distinctive contributions to the project of de-centering and re-centering the sociology of religion presented ... More


Sociology of Religion

Allan Anderson, Michael Bergunder, André Droogers, and Cornelis van der Laan

in Studying Global Pentecostalism: Theories and Methods

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520266612
eISBN:
9780520947504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266612.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter deals with the sociology of religion. The sociology of religion is one of the oldest branches of the discipline of sociology. Despite its contrasting and divergent approaches, the ... More


Enlisting Smelser’s Theory of Ambivalence to Maintain Progress in Sociology of Religion’s New Paradigm

R. Stephen Warner

in Self, Social Structure, and Beliefs: Explorations in Sociology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520241367
eISBN:
9780520937857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520241367.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter draws on the theoretical power of ambivalence in accounting for aspects of religious attitudes and behavior. Contrary to the claims of theorists looking at Europe, this chapter contends ... More


The Socratic Durkheim: Teaching Durkheim on Moral Obligation

Stephen P. Turner and Carlos Bertha

in Teaching Durkheim

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195165272
eISBN:
9780199784554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165276.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses pedagogical uses of Durkheim that serve to make sense of obligation by enabling students to see how these and related moral concepts are based on, and express, actual moral ... More


Religion and Knowledge in the Post-Secular Academy

John Schmalzbauer and Kathleen Mahoney

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter explores the link between religion and knowledge in the post-secular academy. It considers the comeback of religion across the disciplines, the networks of scholars and organizations ... More


Introduction Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering

Courtney Bender, Wendy Cadge, Peggy Levitt, and David Smilde

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter is structured as a discussion of four of the central empirical and analytic tendencies in the sociology of religion in the US, and as an account of what is going on at the ... More


Secular Liturgies and the Prospects for a “Post-Secular” Sociology of Religion

James K. A. Smith

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter proposes a methodological shift in both philosophy of religion and sociology of religion that rejects what Charles Taylor terms “intellectualism”: a methodological paradigm that has the ... More


Introduction

Véronique Altglas

in From Yoga to Kabbalah: Religious Exoticism and the Logics of Bricolage

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199997626
eISBN:
9780199380336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997626.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The introduction summarizes the limitations of the current sociological analysis of bricolage, and presents the book’s objectives and theoretical frame. Inscribed inside a larger effort to contribute ... More


Epilogue: Jews and the American Religious Landscape

Uzi Rebhun

in Jews and the American Religious Landscape

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231178266
eISBN:
9780231541497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178266.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Epilogue synthesizes the entire analyses. It discusses the meanings of the observations in terms of the Jews’ vitality and particularity. En passant, it also glances at the American religious scene ... More


Theorizing US Foreign Policy in a Postsecular World Society

Gregorio Bettiza

in Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190949464
eISBN:
9780190949495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949464.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter presents the book’s theoretical framework, which is grounded in a sociological approach to international relations (IR) theory. It suggests that to explain the causes and shape of the ... More


Religious Pluralism in Modern America: A Sociological Overview

John H. Evans

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In reference to religion, the term “pluralism” intends something more than “diversity,” which refers to the simple fact that differences exist. Pluralism, rather, involves understanding the diverse ... More


Emotional knowledge, emotional styles, and religion

Hubert Knoblauch and Regine Herbrik

in Collective Emotions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199659180
eISBN:
9780191772238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659180.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter deals with collective emotions from a sociological point of view. It focuses on emotions that can be observed where religion is celebrated and religiosity is played out and lived. ... More


A Europeanist Theory of History: Du pape

Carolina Armenteros

in The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reads Du pape (1819) as a Europeanist text and an early exercise in the sociology of religion. The crucial event in this narrative is the advent of Christianity, the religion that ... More


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