Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on ReligionInstitute for Studies of Relgion

2014 Volume 10

Article 9:
Consumer Expenditures and the Faith Factor
Author: Vince E. Showers (Bradley University), Linda S. Showers (Illinois State University), James E. Cox, Jr. (Illinois State University), Jeri M. Beggs (Illinois State University), and Hulda G. Black (Illinois State University)


Article 8:
Religious Tradition and Involvement in Congregational Activities That Focus on the Community
Author: Jennifer M. McClure (Pennsylvania State University)


Article 7:
When Charisma Doesn’t Fail: Charismatic Authority and Dissonance Management in the Case of Diamond Mountain
Author: Matthew Immergut (Purchase College, State University of New York)


Article 6:
Unpacking the Role of Mindfulness in Conscientiousness and Spirituality
Author: Maree Boyce (Queensland University of Technology) and Sukanlaya Sawang (Queensland University of Technology)


Article 5:
The Use of Servant Leadership in the United Methodist Church
Author: Jessica Dearth (Regent University) and G. R. Bud West (Regent University)


Article 4:
Is Religious Freedom Good for Business?: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis
Author: Brian J. Grim (Georgetown University), Greg Clark (Brigham Young University), and Robert Edward Snyder (Brigham Young University)


Article 3:
Catholic Young Adults' Attitudes Toward the Church's Pro-Life Teachings: A Bellwether for the Church's Political Strategy?
Author: Tia Noelle Pratt (St. Joseph's University)


Article 2:
Christian Conversion and Cultural Incongruity in Asia
Author: Rodney Stark (Baylor University) and Xiuhua Wang (Baylor University)


Article 1:
Intelligence and Religious and Political Differences Among Members of the U.S. Academic Elite
Author: Edward Dutton (University of Oulu) and Richard Lynn (University of Ulster)


2013 Volume 9

Article 13:
Deregulation and Demographic Change: A Key to Understanding Whether Religious Plurality Leads to Strife
Author: Brian J. Grim (Pew Research Center), Vegard Skirbekk (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis), and Jesus Crespo Cuaresma (Vienna University of Economics and Business)


Article 12:
"I'm a Mormon Feminist": How Social Media Revitalized and Enlarged a Movement
Author: Jessica Finnigan (University of Cambridge) and Nancy Ross (Dixie State University)


Article 11:
Religious Motivations and Social Service Volunteers: The Interaction of Differing Religious Motivations, Satisfaction, and Repeat Volunteering
Author: Richard M. Clerkin (North Carolina State University) and James E. Swiss (North Carolina State University)


Article 10:
The Effect of University Characteristics on Student Religiousness: A Meta-Analysis of Catholic Universities
Author: D. Paul Sullins (The Catholic University of America)


Article 9:
The Assessment of Various Dimensions of Religious Faith Based on Four Meta-Analyses
Author: William Jeynes (California State University at Long Beach)


Article 8:
The Effects of State-Established Religion on Religious Freedom for Minorities
Author: Fatima Z. Rahman (Lake Forest College)


Article 7:
The Ambiguous Roles of Religion: The European Integration Project as a Multilevel Case
Author: Florian Grötsch (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) and Annette Schnabel (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)


Article 6:
Understanding British Muslim Environmentalism Using Qualitative Research Techniques and Issue Crawler Mapping Software
Author: Mohammed Ghayas Chowdhury (Lancaster University)


Article 5:
Can Sense of Coherence Be Modified by Religious/Spiritual Interventions?: A Critical Appraisal of Previous Research
Author: Florian Jeserich (University of Bayreuth)


Article 4:
The Collapse of Secular Social Capital and Religious Revival in Rural China: An Empirical Study
Author: Xiuhua Wang (Renmin University of China)


Article 3:
Religious Diversity and Religious Vitality: New Measuring Strategies and Empirical Evidence
Author: Volkhard Krech (Ruhr University), Markus Hero (Ruhr University), Stefan Huber (University of Bern), Kimmo Ketola (Church Research Institute), and Richard Traunmüller (University of Mannheim)


Article 2:
The Influence of the Quasi-Monopolistic Religious Market on Religiosity in Poland: Considerations Based on an Economic Approach
Author: Łukasz Kutyło (University of Łódź)


Article 1:
Containing the Umma?: Islam and the Territorial Question
Author: Matthew Derrick (Humboldt State University)


2012 Volume 8

Article 10:
God, Guts, and Glory: An Investigation of Relational Support Mechanisms for War Veterans Provided by Religious Communities
Author: Terry Shoemaker (Western Kentucky University)


Article 9:
Whom Do People Dislike More: Atheists or Cultists?
Author: Ryan T. Cragun (University of Tampa), Patrick Henry (Eckerd College), Casey P. Homan (University of California, Berkeley), and Joseph Hammer (Iowa State University)


Article 8:
Religion as a Credence Good and the Case Against Galileo
Author: Kristina Terkun Castro (DePaul University)


Article 7:
Pride, Sloth/Lust/Gluttony, Envy, Greed/Wrath: Rating the Seven Deadly Sins
Author: Douglas M. Stenstrom (California State University, Los Angeles) and Mathew Curtis (University of Southern California)


Article 6:
Meaning Making Under the Sacred Canopy: The Role of Orthodox Jewish Marriage Guidebooks
Author: Nurit Novis-Deutsch (University of California) and Ari Engelberg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)


Article 5:
Liar, Liar: Adolescent Religiosity and Lying to Parents
Author: Scott A. Desmond (Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis) and Rachel Kraus (Ball State University)


Article 4:
Religion and Endorsement of Same-Sex Marriage: The Role of Syncretism Between Denominational Teachings About Homosexuality and Personal Religious Beliefs
Author: Michael R. Woodford (University of Michigan), N. Eugene Walls (University of Denver), and Denise L. Levy (Appalachian State University)


Article 3:
The Confucian Ethic of Female Subordination and Depression Among Young People in Rural China
Author: Jie Zhang (Central University of Finance and Economics) and Eric Y. Liu (Renmin University of China)


Article 2:
Women Religious in a Changing Urban Landscape: The Work of Catholic Sisters in Metropolitan Cleveland
Author: Robert L. Fischer (Case Western Reserve University) and Jennifer Bartholomew (Case Western Reserve University)


Article 1:
Religion, Secularism, and Political Discourse in Tanzania: Competing Perspectives by Religious Organizations
Author: Mohammed A. Bakari (University of Dar es Salaam)


2011 Volume 7

Article 11:
Religion and Volunteering in Four Sub-Saharan African Countries
Author: Meredith J. Greif (Georgia State University), Amy Adamczyk (City University of New York), and Jacob Felson (William Paterson University)


Article 10:
Catholics and the Death Penalty: Religion as a Filter for Political Beliefs
Author: Thomas K. Bias (West Virginia University), Abraham Goldberg (University of South Carolina Upstate), and Tara Hannum (West Virginia University)


Article 9:
Religion, Politics, and Polity Replication: Religious Differences in Preferences for Institutional Design
Author: Joshua D. Ambrosius (West Virginia State University)


Article 8:
Building Composite Measures of Religion and State
Author: Jonathan Fox (Bar Ilan University)


Article 7:
Near-Death Experience from Serpent Bites in Religious Settings
Author: Ralph W. Hood, Jr. (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) and W. Paul Williamson (Henderson State University)


Article 6:
The Social Gospel Legacy in U.S. Foreign Policy
Author: S. R. Thompson (University of Washington) and James K. Wellman, Jr. (University of Washington)


Article 5:
Sources of Adolescent Faith: Examining the Origins of Religious Confidence
Author: Michael K. Abel (Brigham Young University-Idaho)


Article 4:
The Effect of Religious Background on Sexual Orientation
Author: Jacob Felson (William Paterson University)


Article 3:
Divided by Age?: Generational Shifts in White Evangelical Christians' Attitudes Toward Racial Diversity
Author: Darin M. Mather (University of Minnesota)


Article 2:
Estimating the Global Muslim Population: Size and Distribution of the World's Muslim Population
Author: Brian J. Grim (Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life) and Becky Hsu (Princeton University)


Article 1:
The Impact of Church Attendance on the Decline in Female Happiness in the United States
Author: G. Alexander Ross (Institute for the Psychological Sciences)


2010 Volume 6

Article 8:
Explaining Early Christian Charity: A Psychosocial Theories Approach
Author: Daniel Kim (University of Chicago)


Article 7:
Conversion to Latin American Protestantism and the Case for Religious Motivation
Author: Rodney Stark (Baylor University) and Buster G. Smith (Baylor University)


Article 6:
Explaining Atheism: Testing the Secondary Compensator Model and Proposing an Alternative
Author: Laura A. Hunter (University of Notre Dame)


Article 5:
Does Change in Teenage Religiosity Predict Change in Marijuana Use Over Time?
Author: Scott A. Desmond (Purdue University), George Kikuchi (National Research Institute of Police Science), and Kristen Budd (Purdue University)


Article 4:
Excluding Inclusivity: Protestant Framing of Homosexuality
Author: Carolyn A. Kapinus (Ball State University), Rachel Kraus (Ball State University), and Daniel R. Flowers (St. Mary's College)


Article 3:
Teenage Religiosity and Changes in Marijuana Use During Transition to Adulthood
Author: Jeffrey T. Ulmer (The Pennsylvania State University), Scott A. Desmond (Purdue University, Sung Joon Jang (Baylor University), and Byron R. Johnson (Baylor University)


Article 2:
Revelation and Revolution: Friedrich Engels and the Apocalypse
Author: Roland Boer (University of Newcastle)


Article 1:
Religion, Race, and Drug Use Among American Youth
Author: Sung Joon Jang (Baylor University) and Byron R. Johnson (Baylor University)


2009 Volume 5

Article 10:
Religion and Academic Achievement Among Adolescents
Author: Benjamin McKune (The Pennsylvania State University) and John P. Hoffmann (Brigham Young University)


Article 9:
Identity, Psychology, and the Psychici: Tertullian's "Bishop of Bishops"
Author: David Wilhite (Baylor University)


Article 8:
The Influence of Christian Missionaries on Alaskan Indigenous Peoples
Author: Julie Manville (Australian National University) and Ross Maller (Australian National University)


Article 7:
Pluralism as Outcome: The Ecology of Religious Resources, Suppliers, and Consumers
Author: Christopher P. Scheitle (The Pennsylvania State University) and Roger Finke (The Pennsylvania State University)


Article 6:
The Folk Piety of William Peter Blatty: "The Exorcist" in the Context of Secularization
Author: Joseph Laycock (Boston University)


Article 5:
Gender Differences in Identity Processing Style and Islamic Religiosity in an Iranian Undergraduate University Sample
Author: S. Khodarahimi (Islamic Azad University) and D. L. Cothran (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga)


Article 4:
Social Responsibility of the Young in Iran: Shiraz as a Case Study
Author: M.T. Iman (Shiraz University) and V. Jalaeian (Shiraz University)


Article 3:
Religion and Faith: A Decision Theory Perspective
Author: Tigran Melkonyan (University of Nevada, Reno) and Mark Pingle (University of Nevada, Reno)


Article 2:
Neighbors in the Pews: Social Status Diversity in Religious Congregations
Author: Philip Schwadel (University of Nebraska)


Article 1:
Christian City Councillors in the Roman Empire Before Constantine
Author: Paul McKechnie (Macquarie University)


2008 Volume 4

Article 7:
Religion and the Logic of the Civic Sphere: Religious Tradition, Religious Practice, and the Voluntary Association
Author: Matthew T. Loveland (LeMoyne College), Keely Jones-Stater (University of Connecticut), Jerry Z. Park (Baylor University)


Article 6:
The Secret Gospel of Mark: A 20th Century Forgery
Author: Birger A. Pearson (University of California, Santa Barbara)


Article 5:
The Faith Factor and Prisoner Reentry
Author: Byron R. Johnson (Baylor University)


Article 4:
The Complexities of Comparative Research
Author: Rodney Stark (Baylor University)


Article 3:
Religious Adherence and Military Enlistment Before and After the 9/11 Attacks
Author: James DeFronzo (University of Connecticut) and Jungyun Gill (University of Connecticut)


Article 2:
The Sociology of Buddhism: Theoretical Implications of Current Scholarship
Author: Buster G. Smith (Baylor University) and Paul Froese (Baylor University)


Article 1:
Human Development and the Demography of Secularization in Global Perspective
Author: Eric Kaufmann (University of London)


2007 Volume 3

Article 3:
Religion, Intact Families, and the Achievement Gap
Author: William H. Jeynes (California State University at Long Beach)


Article 2:
Organizational Niches and Religious Markets: Uniting Two Literatures
Author: Christopher P. Scheitle (Pennsylvania State University)


Article 1:
Religion and Philanthropic Giving and Volunteering: Building Blocks for Civic Responsibility
Author: Stephen V. Monsma (The Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics)


2006 Volume 2

Article 6:
Religious Competition and Roman Piety
Author: Rodney Stark (Baylor University)


Article 5:
Events and Value Change: The Impact of September 11, 2001, on the Worldviews of Egyptians and Moroccans
Author: Mansoor Moaddel (Eastern Michigan University) and Hamid Latif (American University in Cairo, Egypt)


Article 4:
The Market for Martyrs
Author: Laurence R. Iannaccone (George Mason University)


Article 3:
Urbanization, Religious Pluralism, Cultural Continuity, and the Expansion of Gnostic Communities
Author: Robert Wortham (North Carolina Central University)


Article 2:
Religious Motivation vs. Traditional Religiousness: Bridging the Gap Between Religion and Politics and the Psychology of Religion
Author: Marie A. Eisenstein (Indiana University Northwest)


Article 1:
International Religion Indexes: Government Regulation, Government Favoritism, and Social Regulation of Religion
Author: Brian J. Grim (Pennsylvania State University), Roger Finke (Pennsylvania State University)


2005 Volume 1

Article 12:
Retention Strategies and Religious Success: A Regional Comparison of American Jews
Author: Michael K. Abel (University of Washington)


Article 11:
Images of God: The Effect of Personal Theologies on Moral Attitudes, Political Affiliation, and Religious Behavior
Author: Christopher Bader (Baylor University), Paul Froese (Baylor University)


Article 10:
Purity and Anger: Gentiles and Idolatry in Antioch
Author: Magnus Zetterholm (Lund University)


Article 9:
Social Mobility and Sect Transformation: Testing the Regression-to-the-Mean Hypothesis
Author: Sean F. Everton (Stanford University)


Article 8:
The Gnostic Church of Brazil: Contemporary Neo-Esotericism in Late-Modern Perspective
Author: Andrew Dawson (University of Chester)


Article 7:
Does Religion Promote Trust?: The Role of Signaling, Reputation, and Punishment
Author: Richard Sosis (Hebrew University of Jerusalem and University of Connecticut)


Article 6:
The Social and Symbolic Boundaries of Congregations: An Analysis of Website Links
Author: Christopher P. Scheitle (Pennsylvania State University)


Article 5:
Religious Competition and Revival in Italy: Exploring European Exceptionalism
Author: Massimo Introvigne (CESNUR, Torino, Italy), Rodney Stark (Baylor University)


Article 4:
Folk Temples and the Chinese Religious Economy
Author: Graeme Lang (City University of Hong Kong), Selina Ching Chan (Shueyan College), Lars Ragvald (Lund University)


Article 3:
Niches in the Islamic Religious Market and Fundamentalism: Examples from Turkey and Other Countries
Author: Massimo Introvigne (CESNUR, Torino, Italy)


Article 2:
Atheism
Author: William Sims Bainbridge (Arlington, Virginia)


Article 1:
The Political Origins of Religious Liberty
Author: Anthony Gill (University of Washington)


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