Structure and Dynamics of Religious Insurgency

  title={Structure and Dynamics of Religious Insurgency},
  author={Hyojoung Kim and Steven Pfaff},
  journal={American Sociological Review},
  pages={188 - 215}
The Protestant Reformation swept across Central Europe in the early-sixteenth century, leaving cities divided into Evangelical and Catholic camps as some instituted reforms and others remained loyal to the Roman Church. In offering a new explanation of the Reformation, we develop a theory that identifies ideologically mobilized students as bridge actors—that is, agents of religious contention who helped concatenate incidents of local insurgency into a loosely organized Evangelical movement by… 

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