Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on ReligionInstitute for Studies of Relgion

2014 Volume 10

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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