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Encyclopedia of Religion and Society

Edited by William H. Swatos, Jr.

Hardback
The sacred and profane continue to interface, conflict, and intermingle in novel ways. The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society provides a guide map for these developments. From succinct, brief notes to essay-length entries, this encyclopedia covers world religious leaders and scholars—past and present—in the United States and the world. This comprehensive volume is an essential reference for the study of the anthropology, psychology, politics, or sociology of religion. « less more »
AltaMira Press
Pages: 604Size: 8 3/4 x 11 1/4
978-0-7619-8956-1 • Hardback • February 1998 • $155.00 • (£100.00)
Subjects: Religion / General
William H. Swatos, Jr. is the executive director of the Association for the Sociology of Religion and the Religious Research Association.
1 Abortion
2 Acquiva, Sabino
3 Adaptation
4 Adolescence/Youth Culture
5 Adventism
6 Affective Commitment
7 African American Religion
8 Age
9 Alcoholics Anonymous
10 Alienation
11 Allport, Gordon
12 Alternation
13 American Academy of Religion
14 American Catholic Sociological Society
15 American Psychological Association, Section on the Psychology of Religion
16 American Religion
17 American Sociological Association, Section on the Sociology of Religion
18 Amish
19 Ammerman, Nancy T.
20 Anabaptists
21 Ancestor Worship
22 Animism
23 Anomie
24 Anthropology of Religion
25 Anticult Movement
26 Apocalypticism
27 Apostasy and Defection
28 Appalachia
29 Apparition
30 Archives de Science Sociales des Religions
31 Asceticism
32 Asian Religion
33 Association for the Social Scientific Study or Jewry
34 Association for the Sociology of Religion
35 Astrology
36 Atheism
37 Attitudes
38 Attribution Theory
39 Authoritarianism
40 Baha'i
41 Baptists
42 Barker, Eileen
43 Barrett, Donald N.
44 Batson, C. Daniel
45 Becker, Ernst
46 Beckford, James A.
47 Beit-Hallahmi, Benjamin
48 Beliefs
49 Bellah, Robert N.
50 Belonging
51 Bendix, Richard
52 Berger, Peter L.
53 Bergson, Henri
54 Bibby, Reginald
55 Biblical Studies
56 Blizzard, Samuel
57 Bogardus, Emory
58 Book of Mormon
59 Bourdieu, Pierre
60 Bourg, Carroll J.
61 Brainwashing
62 Brewer, Earl D.C.
63 Bricolage
64 Bromley, David G.
65 Brophy, Mary Ligouri
66 Brunner, Edmund S. de
67 Buber, Martin
68 Buddhism
69 Burhoe, Ralph
70 Calvinism
71 Campbell, Joseph
72 Campicje, Ronald J.
73 Canadian Study of Religion
74 Capps, Gordon
75 Cargo Cults
76 Carribbean Religions
77 Carroll, Jackson
78 Casuistry
79 Chalfant, H. Paul
80 Change Movements
81 Change
82 Chanting
83 Charisma
84 Charismatic Movement
85 Christian Right
86 Christian School Movement
87 Christian Science
88 Christian Social Thought
89 Christian Sociology
90 Christianity
91 Church-Sect Theory
92 Church-State Relations (U.S.)
93 Cipriani, Roberto
94 Civil Disobedience
95 Civil Religion
96 Civil Rights
97 Clark, Walter Houston
98 Clemens, Alphonse
99 Clergy
100 Cognitive Dissonance
101 Cognitive Models
102 Commitment
103 Communal Groups/ Religious Community
104 Communal Involvement
105 Communitarianism
106 Community
107 Community Organization
108 Compassion
109 Compensators
110 Conflict
111 Confucianism
112 Congregationalism
113 Conscience
114 Contemporary Jewry
115 Contigency
116 Contributors
117 Conversion
118 Crimes
119 Cult
120 Curtis, Jack H.
121 D'Antonio, William V.
122 Dashefsky, Arnold
123 Davidson, James D.
124 Death and Dying
125 Decision Making
126 Deferred Gratification
127 Definition of Religion
128 Demerath, N. Jay III
129 Democracy
130 Demythologizing
131 Denomination
132 Deprivation Theory
133 Desroche, Henri
134 Deviance
135 Dialectics
136 Disciples of Christ
137 Disenchantment
138 Dittes, James E.
139 Divine Light Mission
140 Dobbelaere, Karel
141 Dogmatism
142 Donovan, John D.
143 Dommsday Cult
144 Douglas, Mary
145 Douglass, H. Paul
146 Drugs
147 DuBois, W.E.B.
148 Dudley, Carl
149 Durkheim, Emile
150 Eastern Orthodoxy
151 Ebaugh, Helen Rose
152 Ecology Movement
153 Ecology of Religion
154 Ecumenism
155 Edwards, Johnathan
156 Eister, Allen W.
157 Elazar, Daniel
158 Elective Affinity
159 Eliade, Mircea
160 Encyclical
161 Engels, Friedrich
162 Episcopal Church
163 Equal Rights Ammendment
164 Erikson, Erik
165 Eschatology
166 est
167 Ethics, Professional
168 Ethnicity
169 Ethnocentrism
170 Ethos
171 Evaluation Research
172 Evangelicalism
173 Evans-Pritchard, E.E.
174 Evolution of Religion
175 Experience
176 Facey, Paul W.
177 Faith Development
178 Family, The
179 Feminist Theory and Research
180 Feminist Theology
181 Feminization Thesis
182 Ferrarotti, Franco
183 Feuerbach, Ludwig
184 Fichter, Joseph H.
185 Finney, Charles Grandison
186 Fitzpatrick, Joseph P.
187 Folk Religion
188 Frazer, James G.
189 Frazier, E. Franklin
190 Freud, Sigmund
191 Friedel, Francis
192 Friess, Horace L.
193 Fukuyama, Wilfred Cantwell
194 Functionalism
195 Fundamentalism
196 Funerals
197 Furfey, Paul H.
198 Gallagher, Ralph
199 Gandhi, Mohandas K.
200 Gannon, Thomas M.
201 Garrett, William R.
202 Geertz, Clifford J.
203 Geffen, Rela Mintz
204 Gellner, Ernest
205 Gender
206 Geographic Mobility
207 Gerontology
208 Gilligan, Carol
209 Globalization
210 Glock, Charles Young
211 Glossalalia
212 Goldstein, Sidney
213 Gorusch, Richard
214 Graham, Billy
215 Gramsci, Antonio
216 Great Awakenings
217 Greek and Roman Religions
218 Greeley, Andrew M.
219 Groups
220 Gruesser, Jeanine
221 Guilt
222 Hadden, Jeffrey K.
223 Hammond, Phillip E.
224 Hargrove, Barbara J.
225 Harte, Thomas J.
226 Healy, Mary Edward
227 Hegel, G.W.F.
228 Heller, Celia Stopnicka
229 Herberg, Will
230 Herskovitz, Melville
231 Hervieu-Léger, Danièle
232 Himmelfarb, Harry
233 Hinduism
234 Hoge, Dean R.
235 Homans, George C.
236 Homosexuality
237 Hood, Ralph W., Jr.
238 Hughes, John E.
239 Human Rights
240 Hymns
241 Identity
242 Ideology
243 Immanence
244 Implicit Religion
245 Imse, Thomas P.
246 Individualism
247 International Society for Krishna Conciousness
248 Internet
249 Intrinsic-Extrinsic Religiousity
250 Investments
251 Invisible Religion
252 Irreligion
253 Islam
254 Jackson, Jesse
255 Jacquet, Constant H.
256 Jainism
257 James, William
258 Jarrett, William H.
259 Jehovah's Witnesses
260 Jesus People
261 Jewish-Christian Relations
262 Jews
263 Johnson, Benton
264 Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
265 Journal of Church and State
266 Judaism
267 Kallen, Horace M.
268 Kane John J.
269 Kaslow, George W.
270 Kelley, Dean M.
271 Kelly, James R.
272 Khomeini, Ayatollah Ruhollah
273 Kincheloe, Samuel C.
274 King, Martin Luther, Jr.
275 Klausner, Samuel Z.
276 Kloetzi, Walter
277 Kluckhohn, Clyde
278 Koresh, David
279 Ku Klux Klan
280 Labbens, Jean
281 Laity
282 Lane, Ralph, Jr.
283 Language
284 Last Supper
285 Le Bras, Gabriel
286 Leadership
287 Leclerq, Jacques
288 Lehman, Edward C., Jr.
289 Lenski, Gerhard
290 Levi-Strauss, Claude
291 Levy-Bruhl, Lucien
292 Lewsi, G. Douglass
293 Life Satisfaction
294 Lincoln, Abraham
295 Lipset, Seymour Martin
296 Local-Cosmopolitan Distinction
297 Lofland, John
298 Long, Theodore E.
299 Luckmann, Thomas
300 Luhmann, Niklas
301 Lutheranism
302 Magic
303 Mainline Churches
304 Malinowski, Bronislaw
305 Marriage and Divorce
306 Martin, David
307 Marty, Martin E.
308 Marx, Karl
309 Marxism
310 Maslow, Abraham
311 Mass
312 Mauss, Marcel
313 Mayer, Egon
314 McCarey, Augustine D.
315 McGuire, Meredith B.
316 McKinney, William
317 McNamara, Patrick H.
318 McNamara, Robert J.
319 Meaning
320 Mennonites
321 Mental Health
322 Merton, Robert K.
323 Metaphor
324 Methodism
325 Mihanovich, Clement S.
326 Millenarianism
327 Mills, C. Wright
328 Ministry
329 Missions/ Missiology
330 Moberg, David O.
331 Mobility (Social)
332 Modernism
333 Mol, Hans
334 Moral Community
335 Moral Development
336 Morality
337 Momonism
338 Motive
339 Mueller, Franz H.
340 Mulvaney, Bernard G.
341 Mundie, Paul J.
342 Mundy, Paul
343 Murray, Raymond W.
344 Mysticism
345 Nason-Clark, Nancy
346 Nation of Islam
347 National Council of Churches
348 Native Americans
349 Navin, Robert B.
350 Neal, Marie Augusta
351 Near-Death Experiences
352 Nelsen, Hart M.
353 Nelson, Benjamin
354 New Religious Movements
355 Niebuhr, Reinhold
356 Niebuhr, Richard H.
357 Nietzsche, Friedrich
358 Nonofficial Religion
359 Nonrational Experience
360 Noyes, John Humphrey
361 Nuesse, C. Joseph
362 O'Dea, Thomas
363 Occupations
364 Orders
365 Ordination
366 Organization Theory and Religious Organization
367 Orthodoxy
368 Orthopraxy
369 Other-Worldly
370 Otto, Rudolph
371 Papacy
372 Parapsychology
373 Parish
374 Parsons, Talcott
375 Particularism
376 Peace
377 Peak Experiences
378 Pemberton, Prentiss
379 Pentecostalism
380 Peoples Temple
381 Perry, Everett L.
382 Phenomenology
383 Piaget, Jean
384 Pilgrimmage/Tourism
385 Pillarization
386 Plausibility
387 Pluralism
388 Politics
389 Pope, Liston
390 Popular Religion
391 Positivism
392 Postmodernism
393 Poverty
394 Practice
395 Preferential Option for the Poor
396 Premillenialism
397 Presbyterians
398 Progressivism
399 Protestant Ethic Thesis
400 Protestantism
401 Proudfoot, Wayne
402 Pruyser, Paul
403 Psychic Phenomena
404 Psychology of Religion
405 Public Opinion Polling
406 Public Religion
407 Purity
408 Quakers
409 Quasi-Religions
410 Racism
411 Radcliffe-Brown, A.R.
412 Radicalism
413 Rajneesh Movement
414 Rational Choice Theory
415 Redfield, Robert
416 Reductionism
417 Reformation
418 Reiss, Paul J.
419 Religion
420 Religiosity
421 Religious Education
422 Religious Research Association
423 Religious Studies
424 Research Committee 22
425 Research Methods
426 Resource Mobilization
427 Review of Religious Research
428 Revitilization movements
429 Revolution
430 Rhetoric
431 Richardson, James T.
432 Rites of Passage
433 Ritual
434 Robbins, Thomas
435 Robertson, Pat
436 Robertson, Roland
437 Robinson, Leo
438 Rokeach, Milton
439 Roles
440 Roman Catholicism
441 Roof, Wade Clark
442 Ross, Eva Jenny
443 Rousseau, Jean Jacques
444 Routinization
445 Ryan, John A.
446 Sacred
447 Sacrifice
448 Salience
449 Salvation Army
450 Sapir, Edward
451 Satanism
452 Scherer, Ross P.
453 Schneider, Louis
454 Schnepp, Gerald J.
455 Schoenherr, Richard A.
456 School Prayer
457 Science and Religion
458 Scientology
459 Secondary Anxiety
460 Secular Religion
461 Secularization
462 Self-Denial
463 Seminaries and Seminarians
464 Sexism
465 Sexuality and Fertility
466 Shakers
467 Shinto
468 Shippey, Frederick A.
469 Shupe, Anson D., Jr.
470 Sikhism
471 Silva Mind Control
472 Simmel, Georg
473 Simpson, John H.
474 Sklare, Marshall
475 Slavery
476 Smith, Joseph
477 Smith, Wilfred Cantwell
478 Smith, William Robertson
479 Snake-Handling Cults
480 Social Action
481 Social Compass
482 Social Control
483 Social Gospel
484 Social Integration
485 Social Justice
486 Social Movements
487 Social Psychology
488 Social Science and Religion
489 Socialization
490 Societe International de Sociologie des Religions
491 Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
492 Sociology of Religion
493 Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review
494 Soka Gakki
495 Southernization
496 Spencer, Anthony
497 Spencer, Herbert
498 Spilka, Bernard
499 Spiritual Fronteirs Fellowship International
500 Spiritualism
501 Spirituality
502 Spiro, Melford
503 Spitzer, Allen
504 Stark, Rodney
505 Stark, Werner
506 Status
507 Stratification
508 Subsidiarity
509 Supernatural
510 Surrogates for Religion
511 Swanson, Guy E.
512 Symbolic realism
513 Symbols
514 Syncretism
515 Systems theory
516 Taboo
517 Tamney, Joseph B.
518 Taoism
519 Tawney, R.H.
520 Technology
521 Televangelism
522 Teresa, Mother
523 Theodicy
524 Theology
525 Theory
526 Theosophy
527 Third World
528 Thomas, John L.
529 Tillich, Paul
530 Timascheff, Nicholasw S.
531 Tiryakian, Edward A.
532 Tocqueville, Alexis de
533 Totemism
534 Transcendental Meditation (TM)
535 Transcendentalism
536 Troeltsch, Ernst
537 Turner, Victor
538 Two-Party Thesis
539 Tylor, Edward B.
540 UFO/ Flying Saucer Cults
541 Ultimacy
542 Unification Church
543 Unitarianism
544 Universalism
545 Values
546 Vatican II
547 Verbit, Mervin F.
548 Verscheure
549 Violence
550 Virgin Mary
551 Virginity
552 Virtuoso
553 Volunteerism
554 Voodoo
555 Voye, Liliane
556 Wach, Joachim
557 Wallace, Anthony F.C.
558 Wallace, Ruth A.
559 Wallis, Roy
560 Warner, R. Stephen
561 Waxman, Chaim I.
562 We-They Boundaries
563 Weber, Max
564 Weigert, Andrew
565 Well-Being
566 Wellness
567 Whitman, Lauris B.
568 Williams, J. Paul
569 Willigan, Walter
570 Wilmore, Gayraud
571 Wilson, Bryan R.
572 Wimberley, Ronald C.
573 Winter, Jerry Alan
574 Witchcraft
575 Wood, James R.
576 Woods, Frances Jerome
577 Workers' Movements
578 World Christian Encyclopedia
579 World-System Theory
580 Wuthnow, Robert
581 Yinger, J. Milton
582 Yoga
583 Young, Brigham
584 Zahn, Gordon
585 Zoroastrianism
Upper-level undergraduates and graduate students will have no difficulty grasping the meaning of the entries, most of which are uniformly clear, authoritative and to-the-point. Specialist scholars studying religion and society will enjoy comparing their own ideas with those of the contributors. And non-specialists will appreciate the opportunity to get quick answers to questions such as 'What is millenarianism?'. In other words, a wide variety of readers will benefit from consulting the encyclopedia, and every university library should aspire to owning a copy.
James A. Beckford, (University of Warwick); British Journal of Sociology


On the whole, this encyclopedia is a good starting point for research on the role of religion in society. Entries include topics ranging from abortion to Zoroastrianism, as well as individuals and organizations who have studied them. The longer essays on topics such as fundamentalism (Frank Lechner), Judaism (Herbert Danzger), new religions (David Bromley), or feminist research and theory (Mary Jo Neitz) provide comprehensive analyses and useful references, and are written by experts in each field. The essays on the institutional history of various societies (SSSR, ASR, etc.) are also useful, since this information is not easily available elsewhere.
Christel Manning, (Sacred Heart University); Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review


This volume is an impressive collection of highly informative and well-articulated essays with up-to-date trends, written in precise language by a dedicated group of scholars.
K.V. Raman; The Hindu


It can be fairly taken to represent the state of the art in this field....The quality is high. This is a reference work many...will want to have on hand.
Robert Ellwood, (University of Southern California); Nova Religio: The Journal Of Alternative And Emergent Religions


This is an excellent volume for majors in religious studies and for use in introduction to religious courses and is highly recommended for libraries.
Fred Burnett; Religious Studies Review, Vol 26, Issue 4, Oct 2000


The Encyclopedia of Religion and Society can be regarded as the first substantial reference work specifically concerned with sociological study of religion....It is a book that deserves to be widely recognized for making this contribution to the field.
American Journal of Islamic Social Studies


This new encyclopedia is likely to become a standard reference work for those interested in the relationship between religion and society over the coming decade. The international team of one hundred and nine contributors, all prestigious specialists in the sociology of religion, have provided a comprehensive and accessible resource for scholars in the field. Reflecting the interdisciplinary history of the discipline, the encyclopedia will be useful to those working in religious studies, anthropology and psychology....The avoidance of complex technical jargon makes the book accessible to a wide readership and to those new to the field....A valuable and user-friendly resource for students and researchers...It undoubtedly deserves a place on library shelves.
Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Cardiff University, Wales; Journal Of Contemporary Religion


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