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Journal of Arab & Muslim Media Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Beliefs & Values: Studies in Religion & Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Biblical Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 57)
Journal of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Chinese Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Chinese Religions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Church and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of College and Character     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Contemporary Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Journal of Coptic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Disability & Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Early Christian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Journal of East Asian Linguistics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Eastern African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Eastern Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Empirical Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Friends of Lutheran Archives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Graduate Review Nakhon Sawan Buddhist College     Open Access  
Journal of Ilahiyat Researches     Open Access  
Journal of Inductive Biblical Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Islamic Manuscripts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Islamic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Jewish Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Korean Religions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Law and Religion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Law, Religion and State     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Media and Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Moravian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Muslim Mental Health     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Pastoral Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Pentecostal Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Philosophy, Culture and Religion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Psychology and Theology     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Qur'anic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Reformed Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Religion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Journal of Religion & Film     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Religion and Business Ethics     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Religion and Demography     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Religion and Health     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Religion and Human Relations     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Religion and Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Religion and Violence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Religion in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Religion in Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Religion in Japan     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Religion Spirituality & Aging     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Religion, Media and Digital Culture     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Religious Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Religious Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Religious History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Research on Christian Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of the American Academy of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Journal of the European Pentecostal Theological Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Journal of the Sociology and Theory of Religion     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Theological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Urdu Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Values Education / Değerler Eğitimi Dergisi     Open Access  
Journal of Youth and Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Jurnal Filsafat     Open Access  
Jurnal Teologi     Open Access  
Kalich Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kernos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kerygma     Open Access  
Kerygma und Dogma     Hybrid Journal  
Kieleckie Studia Teologiczne / Kielce Theological Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Kirchliche Zeitgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Kirke og Kultur     Full-text available via subscription  
Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Kościół i Prawo     Open Access  
Labyrinth : An International Journal for Philosophy, Value Theory and Sociocultural Hermeneutics     Open Access  
Landas : Journal of Loyola School of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Laval théologique et philosophique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Lebenswelt : Aesthetics and philosophy of experience     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Leo Baeck Institute Yearbook     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Levant     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Liber Annuus     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Linacre Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Literature and Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Liturgy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Louvain Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Lumen Vitae     Full-text available via subscription  
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Mandrágora     Open Access  
Marife Dini Araştırmalar Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Marriage, Families & Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription  
Material Religion : The Journal of Objects, Art and Belief     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Mawlana Rumi Review     Hybrid Journal  
Mayéutica     Hybrid Journal  
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Medieval Mystical Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Medieval Sermon Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
MELINTAS     Open Access  
Middle Eastern Literatures: incorporating Edebiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Midéo : Mélanges de l'Institut dominicain d'études orientales     Open Access  
Missiology : An International Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Mission Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Modern Judaism : A Journal of Jewish Ideas and Experience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Modern Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Nashim : A Journal of Jewish Women's Studies & Gender Issues     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Nations and Nationalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
New Blackfriars     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
New Testament Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
New Theology Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Nordic Journal of Religion and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Novum Testamentum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
NTT Journal for Theology and the Study of Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Numen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
O Que Nos Faz Pensar : Cadernos do Departamento de Filosofia da PUC-Rio     Open Access  
Oksident     Open Access  
Oliviana     Open Access  
Ons Geestelijk Erf     Full-text available via subscription  
Oxford Journal of Law and Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Pacifica : Australasian Theological Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Paedagogia Christiana     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pastoraltheologie : Monatsschrift für Wissenschaft und Praxis in Kirche und Gesellschaft     Hybrid Journal  
Patristica Nordica Annuaria     Open Access  
Patterns of Prejudice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Pensamiento. Revista de Investigación e Información Filosófica     Open Access  
Perichoresis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Perspectiva Teológica     Open Access  
Philosophy and Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
PLURA, Revista de Estudos de Religião / PLURA, Journal for the Study of Religion     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Pneuma     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Pointers: Bulletin of the Christian Research Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Political Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Politics and Religion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Polonia Sacra     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Pomegranate : The International Journal of Pagan Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Poznańskie Studia Teologiczne     Open Access  
Practical Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Praktyka Teoretyczna     Open Access  
Prismet     Open Access  
Pro Ecclesia     Full-text available via subscription  
Pro Musica Sacra     Open Access  
Process Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Prooftexts : A Journal of Jewish Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Protokolle zur Bibel     Open Access  
Psychology of Religion and Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
QUAERENS: Journal of Theology and Christianity Studies     Open Access  
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Questions Liturgiques/Studies in Liturgy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Recherches de Théologie et Philosophie Médiévales     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Reformed Theological Review, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Religija ir kultūra     Open Access  
Religion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Religion & Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Religion and American Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Religion and Gender     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Religion and Human Rights     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Religion and Society : Advances in Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Religion and Society in Central and Eastern Europe     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Religion and the Arts     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Religion and Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Religion Compass     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Religion, Brain & Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Religions : A Scholarly Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Religious : Jurnal Studi Agama-Agama dan Lintas Budaya     Open Access  
Religious Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Religious Studies and Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Religious Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Review of Central and East European Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Review of Ecumenical Studies Sibiu     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Review of Faith & International Affairs     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Review of Rabbinic Judaism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Review of Religion and Chinese Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Review of Religious Research : The Official Journal of the Religious Research Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Reviews In Religion & Theology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Revista Batista Pioneira     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Filosofia da Religião     Open Access  
Revista Calundu     Open Access  
Revista Caminhos : Revista de Ciências da Religião     Open Access  
Revista Científica Arbitrada de la Fundación MenteClara     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Revista Cultura & Religión     Open Access  
Revista de Cultura Teológica     Open Access  
Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Religião e Sociedade (NURES)     Open Access  
Revista Eletrônica Espaço Teológico     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Fragmentos de Cultura : Revista Interdisciplinar de Ciências Humanas     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Teologia     Open Access  
Revue Bénédictine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Revue Biblique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Revue d'Etudes Augustiniennes et Patristiques     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue d'Histoire Ecclésiastique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Revue de l’Histoire des Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Revue de Qumran     Full-text available via subscription  
Revue des Études Juives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Revue des Sciences Religieuses     Open Access  
Revue du Droit des Religions     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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Review of Religious Research : The Official Journal of the Religious Research Association
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.514
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Number of Followers: 4  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0034-673X - ISSN (Online) 2211-4866
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  • ‘God will protect us’: Belief in God/Higher Power’s ability to
           intervene and COVID-19 vaccine uptake

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      Abstract: Background Vaccines represent one of the best ways to counter the COVID-19 pandemic. However, vaccine hesitancy among the population limits the effectiveness of vaccines. Recent research has explored the role of religion in vaccine hesitancy, but in doing so has encountered a “black box” problem. There is a relationship between religion and vaccine hesitancy, but the explanation for why remains unclear. Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between religion and vaccine hesitancy. We propose that how an individual conceptualizes God/a higher power is associated with getting vaccinated for COVID-19. Methods We use data from a nationally representative survey of U.S. adults, collected using the Amerispeak® probability-based panel via the National Opinion Research Center (NORC) at the University of Chicago. We examine the association between individuals’ views of God/a higher power as both a supervisory and an intervening figure on vaccine uptake and likelihood of getting vaccinated through logistic regressions. Results We find that belief in God’s/a higher power’s supervision is not significantly associated with the odds of COVID-19 vaccine uptake or vaccination intent. However, belief in God’s/a higher power’s ability to intervene in the world is significantly and negatively associated with the odds of COVID-19 vaccine uptake and the odds of having received or planning to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, in models where belief in the ability of God/a higher power to intervene are included, Christian nationalism ceases to have a statistically significant association with intent to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Conclusions and implications: These findings suggest that how individuals conceptualize God/a higher power is associated with their willingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Given this, those who see God/a higher power as more involved in the world may contribute to delays in achieving herd immunity. This information benefits those working on vaccination campaigns in understanding the beliefs of some of those who are most hesitant to get vaccinated. In addition, this intervention mechanism could also mediate other negative relationships between religion and other science and health-related concerns.
      PubDate: 2022-06-09
       
  • Wuthnow, Robert. 2021. Why Religion is Good for American Democracy.
           Princeton: Princeton University Press

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      PubDate: 2022-06-07
       
  • Evangelical Organizations’ Responses to Domestic Violence: How the
           Cultural Production of Religious Beliefs Challenges or Enshrines
           Patriarchy

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      Abstract: Background A significant body of research has established the central role of religion in creating and preserving cultural beliefs about gender. But existing studies have tended to focus more on the multiplicity and flexibility of religious beliefs about gender, and less on the ways in which the cultural production of varying religious beliefs about gender can involve active conflict. Attending to the institutional processes that shape the production of competing beliefs is important for considering how religion can challenge or enshrine patriarchy. Purpose This paper examines how religiously formed beliefs about gender are produced through organizational conflict to shape varying public responses to survivors of domestic violence. Methods The paper employs a qualitative, comparative research design to analyze the public discourse of two evangelical organizations that were founded to produce and promote two competing gender ideologies in the contemporary evangelical movement: complementarianism and egalitarianism. Analyzing the public discourse of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood and Christians for Biblical Equality from 1987 to 2018, I coded for the ways in which both their beliefs about creation, sin, and submission and their references to one another’s ideologies shape their different attention to abused women’s experiences. Results Christians for Biblical Equality both presents domestic violence as a distortion of God-ordained equality and critiques patriarchal theology for contributing to domestic violence. The Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood both presents domestic violence as a distortion of God-ordained male authority and defends their ideology against criticisms that it promotes abuse. This intersection of beliefs and organizational conflict results in either centering or pivoting away from abused women’s experiences. Conclusions and Implications This study illustrates the importance of examining how the institutional processes that produce hegemonic and alternative religious belief systems about gender are marked by the negotiation of both organizational and gendered power. In making this argument, the paper contributes to our understanding of how religiously formed cultural belief systems can challenge or reinforce patriarchy.
      PubDate: 2022-05-17
       
  • Review of Studying Lived Religion by Nancy Ammerman, 2021 and What Happens
           When We Practice Religion: Textures of Devotion in Everyday Life by Robert
           Wuthnow, 2020

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      PubDate: 2022-04-27
       
  • Review of 20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America by Ryan P.
           Burge, 2022

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      PubDate: 2022-04-27
       
  • The Effects of Role Differentiation Among Clergy: Impact on Pastoral
           Burnout and Job Satisfaction

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      PubDate: 2022-04-22
       
  • Catalysts of Connectedness: A Case for Greater Complexity in Religious
           Identity Formation Research

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      Abstract: Background Religious identity research has predominantly investigated effects of discrete factors, despite many factors exercising interconnected effects on religious connectedness, resulting in a limited understanding of the mechanism influencing religious identity development. Purpose This study examined the mechanism underlying the religious identity development in Jewish young adults, also showcasing the benefits of bringing together a range of known catalysts for examination in a single analytic model. Methods Informed by Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological model, data from a sample of 1712 young adults from the Gen17: Australian Jewish Community Study (2018) was used to estimate bivariate and OLS regression models including moderated mediation to examine the relationships between Jewish schooling, critical Jewish experiences, parental religious connectedness and young adult religious connectedness. Results Jewish schooling significantly affected young adults’ religious connectedness; without mediating effects of other critical Jewish experiences, however, Jewish schooling effects were negligible. Upbringing by parents with high religious connectedness had an intensifying effect, while parents with low religious connectedness had a diminishing effect on the association between Jewish schooling and young adult religious connectedness. Those raised by parents with high religious connectedness had higher religious connectedness than those raised by parents with low-to-moderate religious connectedness, regardless of Jewish schooling. In addition, having a high proportion of Jewish peers in one’s friendship network was the most powerful of the critical Jewish experiences in mediating the effect of Jewish schooling on religious connectedness. Conclusions and implications Parents and Jewish friendship networks play important roles in the development of young adults’ religious connectedness, which is only apparent with research approaches that acknowledge the complexity of the formation of religious connectedness. The enduring nature of these influences even into young adulthood has implications for scholars of religion as well as religious communities, as there may be greater gain from investment in agency-building in families and coreligionist friendship networks rather than outsourcing to program development by communal institutions.
      PubDate: 2022-04-16
       
  • Religious/spiritual struggles and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic:
           Does “talking religion” help or hurt'

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      Abstract: Background Research to date has suggested that religion might be a source of comfort and strength in times of crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it may also be a form of stress if spiritual struggles are experienced. We posit the discussion of religious and spiritual matters as a potential feature of religious life that may be helpful or harmful for dealing with the impacts of spiritual struggles. Purpose This study has two objectives. First, we assess the association between religious/spiritual struggles and both perceptions of psychological distress and self-rated health, affording attention to the prevalence of religious struggles during this time. Second, drawing from social penetration theory, we consider both the potential helpful and harmful role of discussing religion with friends and family members for the well-being of those experiencing various degrees of religious/spiritual struggles. Methods Using data from a nationally representative sample of Americans collected in January 2021, nearly a year after the onset of the pandemic (N = 1,711), we conduct a series of OLS and ordinal logistic regression models. Results Results suggest that religious/spiritual struggles were somewhat common among Americans during COVID-19 and were associated with greater psychological distress and worse perceived self-rated health during the pandemic. In the context of high R/S struggles, both psychological distress and perceived self-rated health were more favorable when religious and spiritual matters were discussed very frequently, several times a week or more. Unlike for psychological distress, however, we found no evidence that discussion of religious matters in the face of greater R/S struggles exacerbated their ill effect on health. Supplemental analyses showed that these findings are not being driven by religious denominational differences across our focal variables. Conclusions and implications Encouraged by discussions of faith with close network confidants, people experiencing R/S struggles might seek help in the form of counseling in both secular and/or religious settings. Exploring potential resilience factors, such as religious discussion, may help inform broader or more local strategies aimed at economic recovery. Our results therefore invite future investigation into the role of religious coping in mitigating the health effects of pandemic hardship.
      PubDate: 2022-04-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-022-00487-0
       
  • Understanding Coping Mechanisms during the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Case Study
           of Stakeholders of the African Sisters Education Collaborative

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      Abstract: Background The African Sisters Education Collaborative (ASEC) operates education programs for women religious in ten countries of Africa south of the Sahara. As ASEC prioritizes strong relationships with partner institutions, understanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on these stakeholders is central to providing effective interventions that will ensure continuation of its programs. Purpose The purpose of this study was to obtain an organizational understanding of stakeholders’ ministry/work stress and coping mechanisms during the initial phase of the pandemic. ASEC surveyed its more than 3,500 stakeholders to assess their ministry/work stress, sources of emotional well-being, and coping skills during the early months of the pandemic. The study was designed to provide information to help ASEC initiate a proactive response to the pandemic at an organizational level. Methods ASEC prepared a brief online survey that was distributed from late April through mid-May 2020. Scales to measure emotional well-being, coping skills, ministry/work stress, and sources of pandemic support were researcher-designed. Lockdown status of the country at the time of the survey was used as a proxy measure of severity of the pandemic. Results Religious sisters who have participated in ASEC’s education programs experienced increased stress in their ministry/work settings, particularly in countries that were under lockdown at the time of the survey. Ministry/work stress was lessened by individual coping skills and sense of emotional well-being, as predicted by the balanced affect literature on ministry stress among religious workers. Working under lockdown, lower levels of ministry/work stress, and confidence in one’s coping skills all positively impacted emotional well-being. In turn, emotional well-being was significantly related to greater coping skills, which was also impacted by lower levels of ministry/work stress and greater sources of pandemic support. Conclusions and Implications The pandemic has negatively impacted the ministries and work settings of these stakeholders, which has influenced their personal emotional well-being as well as their assessment of their coping skills. Positive attitudes about their ability to cope and their emotional well-being reduced their levels of ministry/work stress.
      PubDate: 2022-04-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-022-00488-z
       
  • Correction to several papers published in Review of Religious Research

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      PubDate: 2022-04-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-022-00483-4
       
  • R. Khari Brown, Ronald E. Brown, and James S. Jackson: Race and the Power
           of Sermons on American Politics

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      PubDate: 2022-03-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-022-00485-2
       
  • Societal Inputs, Religious Outputs, and Young Adults: A Cross-Cohort
           Analysis of Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Relations and Civil Liberties for
           Gays and Lesbians

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      Abstract: Background Within an open systems theorization, the degree to which religious identity and attendance at religious services influence attitudes toward same-sex relations and civil liberties for gays and lesbians will be shaped by how religious groups respond to societal inputs over time. In recent decades, while some Christian denominations in the United States have remained resolute in their condemnatory stance on these issues, the religious outputs of others have become more tolerant. A cross-cohort examination of the influence of religious identity and attendance at religious services on such attitudes can help uncover effects of this interplay over time. Purpose The present study tests the significance of religious identity and attendance at religious services on attitudes toward same-sex relations and civil liberties for gays and lesbians, comparing young adults across the Baby Boomer, Generation X, and Millennial cohorts. The uniqueness of the study is twofold: (1) Cross-cohort analyses are used to compare young adults within a single study rather than examining each cohort in isolation, and (2) the analyses are contextualized within an open systems framework. Methods Data from the General Social Survey are used to examine the significance of religious identity and attendance at religious services on the attitudes of young adults (ages 20–37) toward moral acceptance of same-sex relations and civil liberties of gays and lesbians. Multiple linear regression analyses are used to test for significant differences across three birth cohorts, controlling for relevant sociodemographics. Results The analyses demonstrate cross-cohort change in the significance of religious identity on attitudes about the morality of same-sex relations and the civil liberties of gays and lesbians, while attendance at services is consistently a strong predictor across the generations. Of particular interest, among Millennial young adults, unlike previous generations, the evangelical Protestant identity does not affect attitudes about civil liberties for gays and lesbians. Conclusions and Implications The findings suggest the importance of examining the interplay of religious outputs and societal inputs and how these dynamics influence public opinion over time. This study reveals a need for increased research into how societal inputs have shifted the output of religious organizations, not just toward gays and lesbians, but also other sexual and gender minorities.
      PubDate: 2022-03-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-022-00484-3
       
  • Review of After the Revival: Pentecostalism and the Making of a Canadian
           Church by Michael Wilkinson and Linda Ambrose, 2020

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      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-021-00459-w
       
  • Is There Really ‘Another’ Counterexample to the Secularization
           Thesis' Religious Dynamics in Italy Between 1910 and 2013

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      Abstract: Background Among the modern Western countries where the issue of religiosity has been studied, the United States and Italy offer the only examples of empirically verified periods when religious practice was consolidated or even revived to some extent. A recent study, however, shows that the nature of religious exceptionalism in the United States does not constitute a real counterexample. This leaves Italy as the only country that might provide evidence of the falseness of the assumption that the secularization process is inescapable. Purpose This study seeks to enhance our knowledge about the case of Italy, where the many surveys conducted over the years have produced a wide variety of often divergent results, prompting a fervent debate among scholars. Several authors argue that the level of participation remained almost constant from 1980 to 1990. Others, on the contrary, claim that the level of participation increased between 1980 and 2000. This paper contributes to this path of study, aiming to shed light on the development of religiosity in Italy between 1910 and 2013. Methods Different data sets—time use surveys, ‘stylized surveys’, direct surveys and other kind of data—and an innovative method will be used to develop the reasoning and trace the trend of secularization. Results As will be shown, there are discontinuities in the pattern of religious practice over time. These fractures were due to attrition caused in turn by factors related to economic phenomena like migration and political/ideological subcultures, which temporarily changed the level of religious practice and, at least for a time, counterbalanced the long-term trend away from religious practice. Conclusions and Implications The trends presented suggest that secularization in Italy developed without any discontinuity, leading to confirmation that modernization and religious action ‘counteracted’ each other in an extremely regular manner. Therefore, according to the current state of knowledge, no documented modern Western country constitutes a counterexample to the secularization thesis. It can thus be claimed that modernization and secularization are inextricably linked processes.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-021-00475-w
       
  • An Organizational Analysis of the Schismatic Church of Satan

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      Abstract: Background The Church of Satan, the seminal example of organizational Satanism, was founded in 1966. During the 1970s, the Church of Satan was wracked by a history of numerous schisms. Despite the notoriety of Satanism in popular culture, few scholars have analyzed the Church of Satan as a religious organization. Furthermore, not many scholars have directly discussed the schisms that it has undergone. Purpose The purpose of this research is to analyze the Church of Satan, an understudied case in American religious organizational history, and its schisms. A theoretical framework based on religious economies and organizational ecology is introduced to account for schism in Satanism, which hitherto has been dominated by European cultural milieu arguments. Methods A historical case study is performed on the case of the Church of Satan, using primary and secondary documentation, in order to address four theoretical propositions. Results Findings demonstrate costliness, authority, doctrine, and niche/environment were all potential causes for the schisms that impacted the Church of Satan. Conclusions and Implications The Church of Satan conforms to religious economies and organizational ecology theory expectations of schism. Further research is needed to understand organizational aspects of Satanism and other avant garde religious groups.
      PubDate: 2022-03-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-021-00468-9
       
  • Review of Exploring the Public Effects of Religious Communication on
           Politics by Brian Calfano (Ed.), 2021

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      PubDate: 2022-01-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-021-00481-y
       
  • Religion and Americans’ Fear of Crime in the 21st Century

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      Abstract: Background Fear of crime is not only a reflection of the prevalence of crime and victimization but also varies by individual and social characteristics such as gender and social integration. Religion is another attribute that influences worldviews and structures social interactions, and thus may affect fear of crime. Purpose Given the importance of religion in American life and the micro and macro costs associated with fear of crime, we examine the associations between various aspects of religion (i.e. religious tradition, service attendance, prayer, biblical literalism, born-again identity, and changes in religious affiliation) and Americans’ fear of crime. Methods We use nationally representative survey data collected between 2004 and 2018 and binary logistic regression models with relevant controls. Results Partial models each with a single measure of religion and control variables show that service attendance, prayer, biblical literalism, born-again identity, and transitioning from no religious affiliation to having a religious affiliation are all positively associated with fear of crime while mainline Protestant affiliation is negatively associated with fear of crime. In full models that include all the religion variables, however, born-again identification is the only religion measure with a robust association with fear of crime, though this association appears to decline in magnitude over time. Changes in religious affiliation and prayer have more moderate, positive associations with fear of crime in the full models. Conclusions and Implications Religion appears to influence fear of crime through worldviews and both static and dynamic identities, particularly the born-again Christian identity. With the born-again label becoming more prevalent, and the nation becoming more polarized, fear of crime may remain high, regardless of the level of crime and victimization; and heightened fear of crime can have negative consequences for individuals and communities, such as the potential negative repercussions for born-again Christians’ mental health.
      PubDate: 2021-11-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-021-00478-7
       
  • Religion and Intergroup Boundaries: Positive and Negative Ties Among Youth
           in Ethnically and Religiously Diverse School Classes in Western Europe

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      Abstract: Background In the past decades, Western European countries have become increasingly religiously diverse; furthermore, a growing share of their population is now youth with a migration background. Little is known about the role religion plays in social ties among children of native and immigrant origins. Purpose This study examines religious group boundaries among youth in secondary schools in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. To this end, it describes to what extent youth’s positive and negative ties in the classroom are segregated along religious lines. Furthermore, it analyzes the role of structural opportunities and religious in-group preferences in the formation of religious boundaries in the social networks of youth. Methods The data come from the first wave of the Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU), which contains more than 18,000 adolescents (aged 14–15) in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and Sweden. First, we describe overall religious segregation in the social ties of youth by using the full survey data. Second, we test our hypotheses by analyzing the complete social networks of 5236 students in 247 classes. Results The analysis reveals that friendships are more likely between classmates with similar religious affiliations than classmates with different religious affiliations. In particular, in terms of friendships, there is clear segregation between non-religious and Christian youth on the one hand and Muslim youth on the other. This segregation is partly driven by structural forces that constrain intergroup meeting opportunities. However, group segregation goes beyond the patterns expected from opportunities alone. The results show strong preferences for intrareligious friendships and a tendency to avoid ties between Muslim and non-Muslim youth. Conclusion and Implications There are religious boundaries in the social relationships of youth in ethnically and religiously diverse school classes in Western Europe. In particular, social boundaries between Muslim and non-Muslim youth are the strongest. Creating opportunities for positive intergroup contact, such as the promotion of religiously diverse schools, apparently is not sufficient to avoid religious boundaries among youth. To reduce segregation along religious lines, interventions would also need to address the factors that shape youth’s preferences for intrareligious friendships.
      PubDate: 2021-11-05
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-021-00473-y
       
  • Religious Congregations’ Technological and Financial Capacities on the
           Eve of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Abstract: Background The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically upended religious life and placed significant strain on religious congregations. However, the effects of the pandemic were likely not felt evenly across the religious landscape. Purpose We used data from the fourth wave of the National Congregations Study, gathered on the eve of the coronavirus pandemic in 2018–19, to identify the kinds of congregations that may have been especially vulnerable to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods Using bivariate and multiple regression analysis, we examined two aspects of congregations' preparedness for the pandemic: technological infrastructure and financial stability. Results We found that, while many congregations were technologically and financially equipped for a time of social distancing and economic recession, there were stark inequalities in levels of preparedness among congregations on the basis of race, class, size, urban/rural location, religious tradition, and the age of congregations' parishioners. In particular, Catholic congregations and congregations with older attendees tended to lack streaming or online communication capacities, and both rural and small congregations had more limited technological infrastructure and less financial cushion. Somewhat surprisingly, predominantly Black congregations were more likely to have worship streaming systems set up prior to the pandemic, though these congregations were more likely to lack other kinds of technological and financial infrastructure. Conclusions and Implications Though COVID-19’s full impact on congregations will not be known for several years, these results highlight variations in congregations’ readiness for the pandemic’s challenges, and they show that COVID-19’s impact likely has not been felt equally across the religious landscape.
      PubDate: 2021-11-02
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-021-00477-8
       
  • Review of Signs of Life: Catholic, Mainline, and Conservative Protestant
           Congregations of Canada by Bill McAlpine, Joel Theissen, Keith Walker,
           Arch Chee Keen Wong

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      PubDate: 2021-10-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s13644-021-00471-0
       
 
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