Publications

Our faculty and graduate student research is widely published in scholarly booksarticles, book chapters, and book reviews.  Many of these publications are also found in our annual newsletter.

Recently Published Books

Atheist

 

Atheist Overreach: What Atheism Can't Deliver

October 2018
By Christian Smith

In Atheist Overreach, Christian Smith takes a look at the evidence and arguments, and explains why we ought to be skeptical of these atheists' claims about morality, science, and human nature. He does not argue that atheism is necessarily wrong, but rather that its advocates are advancing crucial claims that are neither rationally defensible nor realistic. Their committed worldview feeds unhelpful arguments and contributes to the increasing polarization of today's political landscape. Everyone involved in the theism-atheism debates, in shared moral reflection, and in the public consumption of the findings of science should be committed to careful reasoning and rigorous criticism. This book provides readers with the information they need to participate more knowledgably in debates about atheism and what it means for our society.

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Religion: What It Is, How It Works, and Why It Matters

July 2017
By Christian Smith

Religion remains an important influence in the world today, yet the social sciences are still not adequately equipped to understand and explain it. This book builds on recent developments in science, theory, and philosophy to advance an innovative theory of religion that goes beyond the problematic theoretical paradigms of the past.

Drawing on the philosophy of critical realism and personalist social theory, Christian Smith answers key questions about the nature, powers, workings, appeal, and future of religion. He defines religion in a way that resolves myriad problems and ambiguities in past accounts, explains the kinds of causal influences religion exerts in the world, and examines the key cognitive process that makes religion possible. Smith explores why humans are religious in the first place―uniquely so as a species―and offers an account of secularization and religious innovation and persistence that breaks the logjam in which so many religion scholars have been stuck for so long.

The Happiness Effect

The Happiness Effect: How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

February 2017

By Donna Freitas

Social media has become the dominant force in young people's lives, leading many to lament that young people share their each and every thought with the entire world. In The Happiness Effect, Donna Freitas argues that this isn't the case and that the idea of young adults being self-obsessed distracts from the real issues they are facing. Drawing on a large-scale survey and interviews with students on thirteen college campuses, Freitas finds that young people are overwhelmingly concerned with happiness and the pressure to look perfect online and, unable to achieve this impossible standard, they are anxious about letting the less-than-perfect parts of themselves become public. Even the most well-adjusted individuals can be stricken by self-doubt when they compare their experiences with the vast collective utopia they see online.

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Polarization in the US Catholic Church: Naming the Wounds, Beginning to Heal

August 2016

Edited by Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles C. Camosy, and Tricia C. Bruce

It's no secret: the body of Christ in the United States is broken. While universality--and unity amid diversity--is a fundamental characteristic of Roman Catholicism, all-too-familiar issues related to gender, sexuality, race, and authority have rent the church. Healthy debates, characteristic of a living tradition, suffer instead from an absence of genuine engagement and dialogue. But there is still much that binds American Catholics. In naming the wounds and exploring their social and religious underpinnings, Polarization in the US Catholic Church underscores how shared beliefs and aspirations can heal deep fissures and the hurts they have caused. Cutting across disciplinary and political lines, this volume brings essential commentary in the direction of reclaimed universality among American Catholics.

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American Generosity: Who Gives and Why

March 2016

By Patricia Snell Herzog and Heather Price

American charitable giving veers from the hyperbolically generous to the hyberbolically stingy. On some days, no one has a quarter to spare; in times of disaster, Americans will put their lives on hold to build houses for those displaced by hurricanes. The crucial question of who gives and why they do it lies at the heart of American Generosity.

Patricia Snell Herzog and Heather E. Price, sociologists who focus on philanthropy, draw on findings from the groundbreaking Science of Generosity initiative, which combines a nationally representative survey of adult Americans with in-depth interviews and case studies. For most Americans, they find, the important forms of giving are: donating money, volunteering time, and taking political action. Focusing on these three types of activity, the authors go on to examine and analyze multiple dimensions of resources, social status, regional cultural norms, different approaches to giving, social-psychological orientation, and the relational contexts of generosity. The book offers not just analysis, but practical tips for readers who want to increase their own giving, for parents modeling giving behavior to their children, spouses desiring alignment in their giving, and friends and community members seeking to support giving by others.

 

Recent Faculty Fellow Relevant Publications

Books

Christian Smith. 2018.  Atheist Overreach:  What Atheism Can't Deliver.  Oxford University Press.

Christian Smith. 2017.  Religion: What it Is, How it Works, and Why it Still Matters. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles Camosy, and Tricia Bruce (eds.). 2016. Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. 

Christian Smith. 2015. To Flourish or Destruct: A Personalist Theory of Human Goods, Motivations, Failure, and Evil. Chicago. University of Chicago Press.

Kevin J. Christiano. 2015.  Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments (with William H. Swatos, Jr., and Peter Kivisto).  Third Paperback Text Edition (Revised); Lanham, Md., and New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson2014. The Paradox of Generosity: Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose. Oxford University Press.

Christian Smith. 2014. The Sacred Project of American Sociology. Oxford University Press.

Christian Smith. 2014. Building Catholic Higher Education: Unofficial Reflections From and On the University of Notre Dame. Cascade Publishers.

Christian Smith, Kyle Longest, Jonathan Hill, and Kari Christoffersen. 2014. Young Catholic America: Emerging Adults In, Out of, and Gone from the Church. Oxford University Press.

Mary Ellen Konieczny. 2013. The Spirit's Tether:  Family, Work and Religion Among American Catholics.  Oxford University Press.

Atalia Omer. 2013. When Peace Is Not Enough: How the Israeli Peace Camp Thinks About Religion, Nationalism, and Justice.  University of Chicago Press. 

Kevin Christiano. 2013. Sociology of Religion: Contemporary Developments (with William H. Swatos, Jr., and Peter Kivisto). Illus. Third Paperback Text Edition (Revised); Lanham, Md., and New York: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2013. Approx. Pp. 400.

Christian Smith with Kari ChristoffersenHilary Davidson, and Patricia Snell Herzog . 2011. Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood, Oxford University Press.

Christian Smith. 2011. How to Go From Being a Good Evangelical to a Committed Catholic in 95 Difficult Steps. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

Christian Smith. 2011. The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press

Atalia Omer and Jason Springs. Forthcoming. Religious Nationalism: A Reference Handbook.Under contract with ABC-CLIO.

Jason A. Springs. 2010. Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei’s Postliberal Theology, Oxford University Press, Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion series.

Kevin Christiano. 2009. Religious Diversity and Social Change: American Cities, 1890-1906. e-book Edition (Complete Electronic Text); Cambridge, England: Cambridge Books Online.

R. Scott Appleby, David Little, and Atalia Omer (eds.). The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding. Under contract with Oxford University Press.

Christian Smith. 2010. What is a Person? Rethinking Humanity, Social Life, and Moral Good from the Person Up. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Christian Smith, with Patricia Snell. 2009. Souls in Transition: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of Young Adults. New York: Oxford University Press.

Christian Smith and Michael Emerson, with Patricia Snell. 2008. Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don’t Give Away More Money. New York: Oxford University Press.


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Kraig Beyerlein and Peter Ryan. 2018. “Religious Resistance to Trump: Progressive Faith and the Women’s March on Chicago” Sociology of Religion.

Kraig BeyerleinDavid Sikkink, and Edwin Hernandez. 2018. “Citizenship, Religion, and Protest: Explaining Differential Participation of Latinos in the 2006 Immigrant Rights Marches.” Social Problems.

Kraig Beyerlein, and David Snow. 2018. “Bringing the Study of Religion and Social Movements Together: Toward an Analytically Productive Intersection.” Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Wiley-Blackwell.

Kraig Beyerlein,  Sarah Soule, and Nancy Martin. 2015. “Prayers, Protest, and Police: How Religion Influences Police Presence at Collective Action Events in the United States, 1960-1995.”  American Sociological Review 80: 1250-1271.

Martínez, Daniel E., Jeremy Slack, Kraig Beyerlein, Prescott Vandervoet, Kristin Klingman, Shiras Manning, Paola Molina, Kylie Walzak, Melissa Burham, Kristen Valencia, and Lorenzo Gamboa. 2017. “The Migrant Border Crossing Study: A Methodological. Population Studies.

Atalia Omer. [forthcoming]. “An Analysis of Political Solidarity in Richard Miller’s Friends and Other Strangers” Journal of Religious Ethics.

Atalia Omer. [forthcoming]. “Religion & Nationalism: Reassessing the Links,” Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Atalia Omer. 2018. “When ‘Good Religion’ Is Good,” Journal of Religious and Political Practice. 4:1, 122-136.

Atalia Omer. 2017. “Commenting on Transvaluation of ISIS and Inhibiting anti- Muslim Violence in Christian Majority Ethiopia” by John Dulin Current Anthropology.785-804.

Atalia Omer, R. Scott Appleby, and David Little “Hitmazrehut or Becoming of the East: Re- Orienting Israeli Sociology,” Critical Sociology, forthcoming. Available in advance view here: http://crs.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/09/21/0896920515604475.abstract?rss=1

Atalia Omer. 2016.  “Religious Humanitarians and the Challenges of History” in Contending Modernities: A Blog About Catholic, Muslim, and Secular Interaction in the Modern World 6.

Atalia Omer. 2015.  “Nationalism and the Comparative Study of Religious Ethics: Future Trajectories,” Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 98:3, 2015: 322-353.

Atalia Omer. 2015.  “Sam Haselby, The Origins of American Religious Nationalism: (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)” Journal of Contemporary Religion.

Atalia Omer. 2015.  “Michael Walzer: The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions:  (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. Pp. xiv, 172.)” The Review of Politics 77, no. 4: 705-708.

Atalia Omer. 2015.  “David Novak, Zionism and Judaism: A New Theory: (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015)” Journal of Religion.

Atalia Omer. 2015.  “When I see them, I see us”: Symbolisms, Analogies, and Cross-Movement Solidarity” in Mobilizing Ideas published on 2 November 2015.

Christian Smith. 2016. “The Conceptual Incoherence of ‘Culture.’” The American Sociologist. 47(1): 1-28.

Christian Smith 2014.  “A Response” (final reply to five essays in a special issue of the journal dedicated to discussing the critical realist personalism of my 2010 book, What is a Person?). Method Journal of Lonergan Studies. 5(1): 129-133.

Jason Springs 2016. “Tentacles of the Leviathan?  Nationalism, lamophobia, and the Insufficiency-yet-Indispensability of Human Rights for Religious Freedom in Contemporary Europe,” Journal for the American Academy of Religion.

Jason Springs 2015. “Hans Frei’s Later Christology: Radiance and Obscurity,” Pro Ecclesia. Vol. 24, No 1: 37-52.

Jason Springs 2015.  “A Tale of Two Islamophobias: Comparative Religious Ethics and the Paradoxes of Civic Nationalism in Contemporary Europe and the United States,” Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Vol. 98, No. 3: 289-321.

Jason Springs 2015.  “‘To Let Suffering Speak’: Can Peacebuilding Overcome the Un- representability of Suffering?  Elaine Scarry and the Case of Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” Peace and Change Vol. 40, No. 4 (October): 539-560.

Esmeralda Sanchez, Nicholas Vargas, Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martinez, Milagros Pena, and Edwin Hernandez. 2016. "Latino Congregations and Youth Educational Expectations." Sociology of Religion 0:0 1-22.

Kraig Beyerlein, Sarah Soule, and Nancy Martin. 2015. “Prayers, Protest, and Police: How Religion Influences Police Presence at Collective Action Events in the United States, 1960-1995.” American Sociological Review: 1250-1271.

Kraig Beyerlein,  and Christopher J. Eberle. 2014. “Who Violates the Principles of Political Liberalism? Religion, Restraint, and Rejection of Same-Sex Marriage” Politics and Religion 7:240-264

Rory McVeigh, Kraig Beyerlein, Burrel J. Vann, Jr., and Priyamvada Trivedi. 2014. “Educational Segregation, Tea Party Organizations, and Battles over Distributive Justice.” American Sociological Review: 79:630-652.

Christian Smith, Brandon Vaidyanathan, Nancy Tatom Ammerman, José Casanova , Hilary Davidson, Elaine Howard Ecklund, John H. Evans, Philip S. Gorski , Mary Ellen Konieczny, Jason A. Springs, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Meredith Whitnah. 2013. “Twenty-Three Theses on the Status of Religion in American Sociology: A Mellon Working-Group Reflection,” Journal for the American Academy of Religion. December. Pp. 1-36. (The 7th most frequently downloaded JAAR article in 2014).

Kraig Beyerlein, and Steve Vaisey. 2013 “Individualism Revisited: Moral Worldviews and Civic Engagement.” Poetics 41: 384-406.

Mary Ellen Konieczny, Loren D. Lybarger and Kelly H. Chong. 2012. “Theory as a Tool in Social Scientific Study of Religion and Martin Riesebrodts’ The Promise of Salvation,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 51(3):412-428.

Atalia Omer. 2012. “Religious Peacebuilding: The Exotic, the Good, and the Theatrical,” Practical Matters 5.

Jason Springs. 2012 “Meaning vs. Power: Are Thick Description and Power Analysis intrinsically at Odds?:Response to Interpretation, Explanation, and Clifford Geertz,” Religion Compass.

Kyle Longest and Christian Smith. 2011. “Conflicting or Compatible: Beliefs About Religion and Science Among Emerging Adults in the United States.” Sociological Forum, 26(4): 846-869.

Kraig Beyerlein, Gary Adler, and Jenny Trinitapoli. 2011. “The Effect of Religious Mission Trips on Youth Civic Engagement.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:780-795.

Jessica Collett. 2011. “(Re)Integrating Simmel in Social Exchange: The Effect of Nonpartisans on Exchange Outcomes,” Social Forces 90:617-37.

Jessica Collett and Jade Avelis. 2011. “Building a Life Together: Reciprocal and Negotiated Exchange in Fragile Families,” Advances in Group Processes, 28:227-54.

Jessica Collett and Ellen Childs. 2011. “Minding the Gap: Meaning, Affect, and the Potential Shortcomings of Vignettes,” Social Science Research, 40:513-22.


Book Chapters

Christian Smith. 2016. "Reflections on This Moment in the Church." In Mary Ellen Konieczny, Charles Camosy, and Tricia Bruce (eds.). Polarization in the U.S. Catholic Church. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press. pp. 16-21

Kraig Beyerlein and Joseph West. “Explaining Progressive Congregation-Based Mobilizing in Southern Arizona.” in Progressive Religion and Social Activism, edited by Ruth Braunstein, Todd Fuist, and Rhys Williams. New York: New York University Press.  [Forthcoming].

Kevin Christiano. 2016.  "European Principles and Canadian Practices: Developing Secular Contexts for Religious Diversity."  Chapter 3 in Francisco Colom González and Gianni D'Amato (eds.), Multireligious Society: Dealing with Religious Diversity in Theory and Practice.  Farnham, England, and Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing.

Kevin Christiano. 2015.  "Trends in Religiosity and Religious Affiliation."  Chapter for Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn (gen. eds.), Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: Interdisciplinary Directions.  Hoboken, N.J., and Oxford, England: Wiley Online Library, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.

Kevin Christiano.  2015. "Boundaries."  Chapter for Kocku von Stuckrad and Robert  A. Segal (eds.), Vocabulary for the Study of Religion.  Leiden, The Netherlands, and Boston: E. J. Brill Academic Publishers.

Christian Smith. 2016. “Persons and Human Nature." In Agustin Fuentes and Aku Visala. Conversations on Human Nature. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press. pp. 171-187.

Christian Smith. 2015. “Reply to My Critics.” In R.R. Reno and Barbara McClay (eds.). Religion and the Social Sciences: Conversations with Robert Bellah and Christian Smith. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books. pp. 104-116.

Jason Springs 2016. “Religion’s Challenge to Classism” in Anthony Pinn, ed., Just Religion: Race, Gender, Class, and the Environment (MacMillan, forthcoming).

Jason Springs 2015. “’Violence that Works on the Soul’: Structural and Cultural Violence in Religion and Peacebuilding,” The Oxford Handbook of Religion, Conflict, and Peacebuilding, eds. Atalia Omer, Scott Appleby, and David Little (Oxford: OUP).

Christian Smith. 2014. “On Social Solidarity.” In Vincent Jeffries (ed.). Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. pp. 219-247.

Chrisitian Smith. 2013. “Forward.” In Mathew Guest, Kristin Aune, Sonya Sharma, and Rob Warner, Christianity and the University Experience: Understanding Student Faith. London: Bloomsbury.

Christian Smith. 2011. “How the Sociology of Education Can Help Us Better Understand Religion and Morality” in Maureen T. Hallinan, Frontiers in Sociology of Education. New York: Springer.

Christian Smith. 2011. “Grievances Were Not Enough: Response to Jasper” in Jeff Goodwin and James M. Jasper (eds.), Contention in Context, Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. 217-220.

Kevin Christiano. 2013. "Boundaries."  Chapter for Kocku von Stuckrad and Robert  A. Segal (eds.), Vocabulary for the Study of Religion.  Leiden, The Netherlands, and Boston: E. J. Brill Academic Publishers.

Kevin Christiano. 2012. "Religions and Families in America: Historical Traditions and Present Positions."  Chapter 38 for Stephen J. Stein (gen. ed.), The Cambridge History of Religions in America.  Volume 1: Pre-Columbian Times to 1790.  Cambridge Histories Series.  Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.

Kevin Christiano. 2011. "Clio Goes to Church -- Again: Places for History in the Sociology of Religion."  Chapter to appear in Barbara Jones Denison (ed.), History, Time, Meaning, and Memory: Ideas for the Sociology of Religion.  Religion and the Social Order, Volume 20.  Leiden, The Netherlands, and Boston: E. J. Brill Academic Publishers.

Kevin Christiano. 2011. "Christianity in North America: Changes and Challenges in a Land of Promise."  Chapter forthcoming for Charles E. Farhadian (ed.), Introducing World Christianity.  Oxford, England, and Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishing.

Jason Springs. 2011 “But did it really happen? Hans Frei, Carl Henry, and Karl Barth on Historical Reference and Critical Realism,” Karl Barth and American Evangelicalism Clifford Anderson and Bruce McCormack (eds), Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.

Christian Smith. 2010. “On ‘Moralistic Therapeutic Deism’ as U.S. Teenagers’ Actual, Tacit, De Facto Religious Faith.” In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and P. Dandelion (eds.), Religion and Youth. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Christian Smith and Brandon Vaidyanathan. 2010. “Religion and Multiple Modernities.” In Chad Meister (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity. New York: Oxford University Press.

Atalia Omer. 2010. “Conflict & Peacebuilding.” in Vince Biondo and Richard Hecht (eds.), Religion in the Practice of Daily Life. Praeger.

Christian Smith and Brandon Vaidyanathan. 2010. “Multiple Modernities and Religion." In Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity. Edited by Chad Meister. New York: Oxford University Press.

Andrew Weigert and Stephen Scharper. 2009. “An Invitation to Inclusive Environmental Reflection.” In D. Paul Sullins and Anthony J. Blasi (eds.), Catholic Social Thought:  American Reflections on the ‘Compendium’.  Lanham:  Lexington Books.

Christian Smith. 2009. “Is Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism the New Religion of American Youth?” In Don Miller and James Heft (eds.), The Faith of the Next Generation.T New York: Fordham University Press.

Christian Smith and Robert Faris. 2009. “Socioeconomic Inequality in the American Religious System: An Update and Assessment.” In Sean McCloud and William A. Mirola (eds.), Religion and Class in America: Culture, History, and Politics. Boston: Koninklijke Brill NV.

Christian Smith. 2009. “Does Naturalism Warrant a Moral Belief in Universal Benevolence and Human Rights?” In Jeffrey Schloss and Michael Murray (eds.), The Believing Primate: Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Perspectives on the Evolution of Religion. New York: Oxford University Press.

David Sikkink. 2009. “Conservative Protestants, Schooling, and Democracy.” In Stephen Brint and Jean Schroedel (eds.), The Christian Conservative Movement and American Democracy. Russell Sage Foundation Press.

David Sikkink. 2009. “Religion and Academic Achievement,” In James C. Carper and Tom Cook (eds.), Praeger Handbook of Religion and Education in the United States.

Martin Riesebrodt and Mary Ellen Konieczny. 2005/2009. “Sociology of Religion,” In John Hinnels (ed.), Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion (First edition, and revised chapter in 2nd edition). London and New York: Routledge.


Book Reviews

Kevin Christiano. 2019. “De l'évaluation des modernités: De la "pré-" à la "post" et à l'ultramodernité» ["On Evaluating Modernities: From 'Pre-' to 'Post-' to 'Ultramodernity'"], a chapter in French for a collective volume, Retour sur l'ultramodernité chez Jean-Paul Willaime: Sociologie des religions et sociologie historique des sociétés contemporaines [Reflections on Jean-Paul Willaime's Ultramodernity: The Sociology of Religions and the Historical Sociology of Contemporary Societies], edited by É.-Martin Meunier and Pascal Blaise Beboua.

Kevin Christiano. 2019. "Studying the Religions of Québec: Description or Distortion from an American Angle?" Chapter in Étudier la religion au Québec: Regards d'ici et d'ailleurs [Studying Religion in Québec: Perspectives from Here and from Elsewhere], edited by Jean-François Laniel, David Koussens, and Catherine Foisy. Québec, Qué.: Les Presses de l'Université du Québec,2019; Rennes, France: Les Presses universitaires de Rennes.

Kevin Christiano. 2018. "Religious Liberty in Official Catholic Parlance: A Two-Nation Comparison." Chapter in Les catholicismes devant les nouvelles formes de régulation de l'espace public: Portraits comparatifs (Europe / Amériques) [Catholicisms in the Context of New Forms in the Regulation of Public Space: A Comparative Overview (Europe / The Americas)], edited by Philippe Portier and É.-Martin Meunier. Collection: « 21e - Société, histoire et cultures ». Ottawa, Ont.: Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa, 2018; Rennes, France: Les Presses universitaires de Rennes.

Kevin Christiano. 2016.Compte rendu de Catholicisme et cultures: Regards croisés Québec-France, sous la direction de Solange Lefebvre, Céline Béraud et É.-Martin Meunier.  Collection: « Sciences religieuses » (Les Presses de l'Université Laval [Québec]); Collection: « Sciences des religions » (Les Presses universitaires de Rennes [France]) [in French; translated from the English by Lauriane Guihard]. « Les terrains de la laïcité au Québec ».  Recherches sociographiques [Québec] 57 (mai-décembre [May-December]

Kevin Christiano. 2016. Review of Political Secularism, Religion, and the State: A Time Series Analysis of Worldwide Data, by Jonathan Fox.  Series: Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion, and Politics (Cambridge University Press).  Contemporary Sociology 45.

Kevin Christiano. 2016. Review of Fernand Dumont: A Sociologist Turns to Theology, by Gregory Baum (McGill-Queen's University Press).  Québec Studies 61.

Kevin Christiano. 2015.  Review of Liberal Nationalisms: Empire, State, and Civil Society in Scotland and Quebec, by James Kennedy (McGill-Queen's University Press). Québec Studies 58 (Fall, 2014 / Winter, 2015): 153-155.

Kevin Christiano. 2015.  Review of Le Québec après Bouchard-Taylor: Les identités religieuses de l'immigration, edited by Louis Rousseau (Les Presses de l'Université du Québec) [in English].  Québec Studies 58.

Christian Smith. 2015. Review of Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans’ Shifting Religious Identities. Darren E. Sherkat. New York: New York University Press. American Journal of Sociology. July, Volume 121, number 1.

Christian Smith. 2015.  Review of Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans’ Shifting Religious Identities. Darren E. Sherkat. New York: New York University Press. American Journal of Sociology. July, Volume 121, number 1.

Jason Springs. 2016. Review of The Origins of American Religious Nationalism, Journal for the American Academy of Religion by Sam Haselby.

Christian Smith. 2013. Review of Why Things Matter to People: Social Science, Values, and Ethical Life, Andrew Sayer. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Journal of Critical Realism. 2013, Volume 12: pp. 255-259.

Kraig Beyerlein. 2013. “Review of Patterns of Protest: Trajectories of Participation in Social Movements by Catherine Corrigall-Brown.” American Journal of Sociology 118: 1456-1458.

Kraig Beyerlein, and Kelly Bergstrand. 2013. “Biographical Availability.” Pp. 137-138 in Encyclopedia of Social and Political Movements, edited by David A. Snow, Donatella Della Porta, Bert Klandermans, and Doug McAdam. Willey-Blackwell.

Kevin Christiano. 2013. Review of The Protestant Ethic Revisited, by Philip S. Gorski (Temple University Press).  Sociology of Religion: A Quarterly Review 74.

Kevin Christiano. 2013. Review of Histoire intellectuelle de l'indépendantisme québécois.  Tome 1: 1834-1968, edited by Robert Comeau, Charles-Philippe Courtois, and Denis Monière (VLB Éditeur) [in English].  Québec Studies 55.

Christian Smith. 2012. “Review: Rethinking Human Nature: A Multidisciplinary Approach,” Journal of Critical Realism, 11.2 (April): 272-273.

Kevin Christiano. 2012. Review of Chicago Catholics and the Struggles Within Their Church, by Andrew M. Greeley (Transaction Publishers). Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 41 (May, 2012): 340-341.

Christian Smith. 2011. “More Realism, Critically”—A Reply to James K. A. Smith’s “The (Re)Turn to the Person in Contemporary Theory,” Christian Scholar’s Review, XL(2) (Winter 2011).

Kevin Christiano. 2011. "Regulating Religion in Québec," compiled by Martin Geoffroy and Solange Lefebvre (edited with Jane M. Moss and Roseanna L. Dufault).  Quebec Studies 52 (Fall, 2011 / Winter, 2012).  Orono, Me.: American Council for Québec Studies.

Kevin Christiano. 2010. Review of The Odyssey Experience: Physical, Social, Psychological, and Spiritual Journeys, by Neil J. Smelser (University of California Press). Teaching Sociology 38.

Mary Ellen Konieczny. 2010. Book Review of Global Catholicism: Diversity and Change since Vatican II, by Ian Linden. Journal of Contemporary Religion.

Kevin Christiano. 2009. Review of The Robert Bellah Reader, edited by Robert N. Bellah and Steven M. Tipton (Duke University Press). Sociology of Religion 70 (Spring, 2009): 86-87.

Mary Ellen Konieczny. 2009. Book Review of In the Course of a Lifetime: Tracing Religious Belief, Practice, and Change, by Michele Dillon and Paul Wink. American Journal of Sociology.


Recent Graduate Student Relevant Publications

Patricia Snell Herzog, and Heather E. Price. 2016. American Generosity: Who Gives and Why. Oxford University Press.

Brad Vermurlen. 2016 “Structural Overlap and the Management of Cultural Marginality: The Case of Calvinist Hip-Hop.” American Journal of Cultural Sociology 4(1): 68-106.

Justin Farrell. 2015.  The Battle for Yellowstone:  Morality and The Sacred Roots of Environmental Conflict.  Princeton University Press.

Brad Vermurlen. 2015. “Perceptions of and Objections to Christianity Among Unchurched and Dechurched Adults.” Review of Religious Research 57(1): 161-162.

Daniel Escher. 2013. "How Does Religion Promote Forgiveness? Linking Beliefs, Orientations, and Practices." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion  52 (1): 100–19.

Justin Farrell. 2013“Environmental Activism and Moral Schemas: Cultural Components of Differential Participation.” Environment and Behavior 45(3): 399-423.

Brian Miller, Peter Mundey, and Jonathan P. Hill. Forthcoming. “Faith in the Age of Facebook: Exploring the Links Between Religion and Social Network Site Membership and Use.” Sociology of Religion. doi: 10.1093/socrel/srs073. First published online January 9, 2013 

Robert Brenneman. 2012. Homies and Hermanos:  God and Gangs in Central America. Oxford University Press

Peter Mundey, Hilary Davidson, and Patricia Snell. 2011.  “Making Money Sacred: How Two Church Cultures Translate Mundane Money into Distinct Sacralized Frames of Giving.” Sociology of Religion, 72(3): 303-326.

Patricia Snell. Forthcoming. “Contextual Inequalities in Religious Youth Programming,” Review of Religious Research, doi: 10.1007/s13644-011-0012-7. First published online: June 2, 2011.

Mary Stuart Van Leeuwen and Jade Avelis. 2012. "Five Uneasy Questions: Or, Will Success Spoil Christian Psychologists?" in T. Ream, J. Pattengale, and D. Riggs (eds.) Beyond Integration: Inter/Disciplinary Possibilities for the Future of Christian Higher Education, Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, pp.125-140.

Peter Mundey. 2012. Review of Omri Elisha’s Moral Ambition: Mobilization and  Social Outreach in Evangelical ChurchesSociology of Religion, 73(2): 225-227.

Brandon Vaidyanathan. 2012. “Religion in the Formal and Informal Economy: Catholicism and Professionals in the Arabian Gulf,” Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

Brandon Vaidyanathan. 2012. “Professionalism ‘from below’: Mobilization Potential in Indian Call Centres.” Work, Employment, and Society, 26(2): 211.227.

Justin Farrell. 2011. “The Young and the Restless? The Liberalization of Young Evangelicals.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:517-532.

Justin Farrell. 2011. “The Divine Online: Civic Organizing, Identity Building, and Internet Fluency among Different Religious Groups.” Journal of Media and Religion 10(2):73-90.

Chris Hausmann, Erika Summers-Effler, and Amy Jonason. 2011. “Interaction Ritual and Structural Symbolic Interaction.” Symbolic Interactionn 34(3): 319-329.

Jonathan P. Hill and Brandon Vaidyanathan. 2011.  “Substitution or Symbiosis? Rethinking the Relationship between Religious and Secular Giving.” Social Forces, August.

Patricia Snell. 2011. “Just Reproduce After What I Taught You: Spatial Segregation of Religious Youth Socialization and the Reproduction of Social Inequality,” Youth & Society, 43(3): 931-956.

Brandon Vaidyanathan. 2011. "Religious Resources or Differential Returns? Explaining Variations across Religious Traditions in Effects of Early Religious Socialization on Attendance Decline in Emerging Adulthood." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50(2): 366-387.

Brandon Vaidyanathan and Patricia Snell. 2011. “Motivations for and Obstacles to Religious Financial Giving,” Sociology of Religion, 72(2): 189-214.

Brandon Vaidyanathan, Jonathon Hill, and Christian Smith. 2011. “Religion and Charitable Financial Giving to Religious and Secular Causes:  Does Political Ideology Matter?" Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Ellen Childs. 2010. "Religious Attendance and Happiness: Examining Gaps in the Current Literature." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:550-560.

Patricia Snell. 2010. “Emerging Adult Civic Disengagement: A Longitudinal Analysis of Moral Values in Explaining Interest in Political Involvement,” Journal of Adolescent Research. 25(2): 258-287.

Patricia Snell. 2009. “What Difference Does Youth Group Make?: A Longitudinal Analysis of Religious Youth Group Participation and Religious and Life Outcomes,”Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48(3): 572-587.

Stephen Armet. 2009."Intrinsic Religion:  The Relationship between Religious Socialization and Identity Formation in Adolescents of High Tension Religion."  Review of Religious Research.