Special Issue "Current Studies in the Sociology of Religion"

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A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2014

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Kent R. Kerley
Department of Justice Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1201 University Blvd., Suite 210, Birmingham, AL 35294-4562, USA
E-Mail: krkerley@uab.edu
Phone: +1 205 9348548
Fax: +1 205 9342067
Interests: religion and crime; religion in the prison context; faith-based programs; evangelical protestantism

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The study of religion as an academic discipline is a rather recent development in colleges and universities in the United States and abroad.  Beginning in about the 1960s, researchers from social science backgrounds (predominately sociology) have studied religion as a social force that may impact a wide range of individual and societal outcomes.  Researchers from this sociology of religion tradition have studied the impact of religion on topics such as community involvement, coping with difficult life events, crime, drug use, environmental concern, family, health and mortality, interpersonal relations, political attitudes, psychological well-being, public life, and racial attitudes.  These studies have incorporated myriad research methodologies such as surveys, in-depth interviews, participant observation, and content analysis.  This special issue brings together sociology of religion scholars who use these diverse methodologies to study the impact of religion on a broad range of outcomes.  In doing so, this issue provides a “snapshot” of current work in the sociology of religion.  At the end of each article, authors will conclude with how their work fits into the current sociology of religion literature and how others may contribute to this literature.

Dr. Kent R. Kerley
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • faith-based research
  • religion and community
  • religion and crime
  • religion and family
  • religion and health
  • religion and politics
  • religion and public life
  • sociology of religion

Published Papers (10 papers)

Religions 2011, 2(4), 676-692; doi:10.3390/rel2040676
Received: 30 October 2011; Accepted: 2 December 2011 / Published: 8 December 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(4), 590-610; doi:10.3390/rel2040590
Received: 20 September 2011; Accepted: 24 October 2011 / Published: 2 November 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(4), 485-503; doi:10.3390/rel2040485
Received: 15 June 2011; in revised form: 11 September 2011 / Accepted: 23 September 2011 / Published: 27 September 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(4), 469-484; doi:10.3390/rel2040469
Received: 1 June 2011; in revised form: 30 August 2011 / Accepted: 5 September 2011 / Published: 27 September 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(3), 372-388; doi:10.3390/rel2030372
Received: 10 June 2011; in revised form: 28 July 2011 / Accepted: 16 August 2011 / Published: 22 August 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(3), 277-296; doi:10.3390/rel2030277
Received: 20 May 2011; in revised form: 1 July 2011 / Accepted: 6 July 2011 / Published: 12 July 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(3), 264-276; doi:10.3390/rel2030264
Received: 12 June 2011; in revised form: 25 June 2011 / Accepted: 5 July 2011 / Published: 12 July 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(2), 198-215; doi:10.3390/rel2020198
Received: 28 March 2011; in revised form: 9 June 2011 / Accepted: 17 June 2011 / Published: 23 June 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(2), 184-197; doi:10.3390/rel2020184
Received: 7 June 2011; in revised form: 15 June 2011 / Accepted: 21 June 2011 / Published: 22 June 2011
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Religions 2011, 2(2), 165-183; doi:10.3390/rel2020165
Received: 15 March 2011; in revised form: 1 June 2011 / Accepted: 9 June 2011 / Published: 15 June 2011
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Last update: 4 March 2014

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