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The Churching of America, 1776-2005: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy
In The Churching of America, 1776-2005 Roger Finke and Rodney Stark once again revolutionize the way we think about religion in America. Extending the argument that the nation's religious environment…
International Religion Indexes: Government Regulation, Government Favoritism, and Social Regulation of Religion.
This work develops measurement models and indexes for government regulation, government favoritism, and social regulation of religion that will allow researchers and others to measure the government's subsidy andregulation of religion as well as the restrictions placed on religion by social and cultural forces beyond the state.
Religious Persecution in Cross-National Context: Clashing Civilizations or Regulated Religious Economies?
Despite the high visibility of religiously charged international social conflicts, the unique role of religion often is overlooked in social science research and theory. Some studies ignore religion,…
RELIGIOUS ECONOMIES AND SACRED CANOPIES: RELIGIOUS MOBILIZATION IN AMERICAN CITIES, 1906*
For generations, sociologists have believed that cities are less hospitable to religion than are rural areas and that where many faiths compete for followers, the credibility of each is reduced. In…
Supply-Side Explanations for Religious Change
Traditional scholarship approaches religious history from the demand side, attributing developments to the shifting desires, perceptions, and circumstances of religious consumers. This article…
Secularism and State Policies Toward Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey
- R. Finke
- 1 March 2010
Product Review: Restless Gods: The Renaissance of Religion in Canada
- R. Finke
- 1 January 2004
Cross-National Moral Beliefs: The Influence of National Religious Context
It is found that national religious context, the respondent's age, and religious beliefs and practices are the most consistent predictors of the sexual morality index.
Deregulating religion: the economics of church and state
Traditional religious research fails to recognize religion as a market phenomenon. It especially overlooks supply-side factors that shape the incentives and opportunities of religious firms,…
Catholic religious vocations: Decline and revival
This essay attempts to explain the dramatic, recent decline in Catholic vocations-in the number of persons becoming priests, nuns, or monks. Appropriate data force rejection of gender-based…