Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion

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The purpose of the Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion (ARSR) is to investigate the “new” role of religion in the contemporary world, which is characterized by cultural pluralism and religious individualism. 

It is the aim of the ARSR to combine different methods within the social scientific study of religion. The ARSR employs an interdisciplinary and comparative approach at an international level, to describe and interpret the complexity of religious phenomena within different geopolitical situations, highlighting similarities and discontinuities. Dealing with a single theme in each volume, the ARSR intends to tackle the relationship between the practices and the dynamics of everyday life and the different religions and spiritualities, within the framework of post-secular society. All contributions are welcome, both those studying organizational aspects and those exploring individual religiosity. 


Descrizione dell’attività svolta nell’annata 2018

Volume 9: The Changing Faces of Catholicism (2018)

Guest Editors: Solange Lefebvre and Alfonso Pérèz-Agote Poveda

Introduction to The Changing Faces of Catholicism by Solange Lefebvre and Alfonso Pérez-Agote 

Part 1: Catholicism in Both Catholic and Pluralistic Societies

1 Religion and National Identity in Catholic Societies: The Quarrel between Religion and Culture 
  Jean-François Laniel 
2 Popular Religiosity and Value Changes in Mexico City Youth 
  Jesús Antonio Serrano Sánchez, Ramiro Gómez-Arzápalo and Alejandro Gabriel Emiliano Flores 
3 From a Place of Popular Religiosity to a Transnational Space of Multiple Meanings and Religious Interactions 
  Helena Vilaça 
4 Cultural Catholics in the United States 
  Tricia C. Bruce

Part 2: Strategies within Specific Countries to Counteract the Secularization Crisis

5 Occupying the Margins of Society: Operationalizing Minority Identity Politics among Youth within the Catholic New Evangelization 
  Paul L. Gareau 
6 Catholic Reconquest: The Case of the Sainte Blandine Megachurch in Lyon 
  Valérie Aubourg 
7 The Catholic Charismatic Renewal ( ccr ) in the Americas 
  Andrea Althoff and Jakob Egeris Thorsen 
8 Religious Practices, Beliefs and Commitments on the Margins of the Catholic Church in Belgium 
  Karel Dobbelaere and Liliane Voyé 

Part 3: Strategies and General Attitudes of the Catholic Church, and of the Vatican Centre in Particular,in Relation to Problems of the Global Era

9 Catholicism and Eastern Religions: Spiritual Innovators and Interreligious Dialogue (de Mello and Merton) 
  Andrew P. Lynch 
10 Religion in a Globalized Culture: Institutional Innovation and Continuity of Catholicism—The Case of World Youth Day 
  Sławomir Mandes and Wojciech Sadłoń 
11 The Joy of Dialogue in an Intercultural World: Educational Implications from Evangelii Gaudium 
  Graham P. McDonough

Part 4: Changes in Specific Catholic Institutions

12 Navigating the Fault Lines of Catholic Institutional Identity 
  Kevin Ahern 
13 The Economy of Stability in Catholic Monasteries in the Czech Republic and Austria 
  Barbora Spalová and Isabelle Jonveaux 


Volume 10: Interreligious Dialogue. From Religion to Geopolitics (2019)

Guest Editors: Giuseppe Giordan and Andrew P. Lynch

Introduction: Interreligious Dialogue: From Religion to Geopolitics by Giuseppe Giordan and Andrew P. Lynch 

Part 1: Interreligious Coexistence, Sacred Spaces and Multi-Religious Rituals

1 European Identities, Heritage, and the Iconic Power of Multi-Religious Buildings: Cordoba’s Mosque Cathedral and Berlin’s House of One 
  Mar Griera, Marian Burchardt and Avi Astor 
2 Struggling to Establish Jewish-Muslim Dialogue in a Paris Synagogue after the 2015 Attacks 
  Samuel Sami Everett 
3 The Lingsar Festival on Lombok, Indonesia: Cooperation and Contestation at a Shared Sacred Site 
  Volker Gottowik 
4 Beyond Interreligious Dialogue: Oral-Based Interreligious Engagements in Indonesia 
  Izak Y.M. Lattu 
5 Geopolitics and Interreligious Dialogue: A Phenomenological Turn in Transnational Churches 
  Tanner Morrison 

Part 2: Interreligious Governance and Politics

6 Enacting Diversity: Boundary Work and Performative Dynamics in Interreligious Activities 
  Alexander-Kenneth Nagel 
7 Interfaith Dialogue and Peacebuilding: A Case Study on Bosnia-Herzegovina’s Post-conflict Educational System 
  Giuseppe Giordan, Adriana Michilli and Siniša Zrinščak 
8 Municipal Interreligious Dialogue in Bordeaux: Between the “Politics of Diversity” and a Catholicentric Laïcité 
  Gwendoline Malogne-Fer 
9 Minorities and Interreligious Dialogue: From Silent Witnesses to Agents of Change 
  Emanuela C. Del Re 
10 Interreligious and Interfaith Dialogue in Post-Soviet Russia: Debates about Secularism and Post-secularism 
  Marianna Napolitano

Part 3: Interreligious Action and Social Context

11 Commitment without Borders: Jewish-Muslim Relations and the Making of a Cosmopolitan Habitus in Berlin 
  Elisabeth Becker 
12 Conversion Dialogue and Resilient Pluralism 
  Oleg Dik 
13 More than Tea and Samosas: Dialogue for Action in Leicester 
  Tom Wilson 
14 Through One Another’s Lenses: Photovoice and Interfaith Dialogue 
  Roman R. Williams, William L. Sachs, Catherine Holtmann, Elena G. van Stee, Kaitlyn Eekhoff, Michael Bos and Ammar Amonette 
15 Interreligious Education in a Post-secular World: The Relevance of the Radhakrishnan Commission’s Recommendations in the Indian Context 
  Arpita Mitra

16 The Cube of Love Experience at School: Fostering Peaceful Societies Through a Pedagogy of Dialogue 
  Marianna Pavan and Alberto García


Volume 11: Chinese Religions Going Global (2020)

Guest Editors: Nanlai Cao, Giuseppe Giordan, and Fenggang Yang
Preface by Nanlai Cao, Giuseppe Giordan, and Fenggang Yang
Chapter 1 Bargaining with God in the Name of Family. Chinese Christian Entrepreneurs in Italian Coffee Bars
Ting Deng
Chapter 2 From China with Faith. Sinicizing Christianity in Europe
Nanlai Cao
Chapter 3 A Bridge between the Spiritual and the Worldly. The Puhuasi Buddhist Temple in Prato (Italy)
Fabio Berti and Valentina Pedone
Chapter 4 Exploring Chinese Catholicism in the Italian Peninsula. A Sociological Study of the Chinese Catholic Community in Italy
Marco Guglielmi
Chapter 5 Encounter, Initiation, and Commitment. Christian Conversion among New Chinese Migrants in Britain
Xinan Li, Line Nyhagen, and Thoralf Klein
Chapter 6 Chinese Christian Community in Germany. Home-Making and Chineseness
Jie Kang
Chapter 7 Going Global and Back Again. The Transformation of Chinese Christian Networks between Southeast Asia and China since the 1980s
Chris White and Jifeng Liu
Chapter 8 The Ironies of Bringing Christ to the Motherland. The Interaction Ritual Chains of Chinese-Canadian Evangelicals over Short-Term Missions to China
Jonathan Tam
Chapter 9 Between Cultural Reproduction and Cultural Translation. A Case Study of Yiguandao in London and Manchester
Hung-Jen Yang
Chapter 10 Global Dao. The Making of Transnational Yiguandao
Nikolas Broy
Chapter 11 Tension between the Chinese Government and Transnational Qigong Groups. Management by the State and Their Dissemination Overseas
Utiraruto Otehode and Benjamin Penny
Chapter 12 To Be or Not to Be a Confucian. Explicit and Implicit Religious Identities in the Global Twenty-First Century
Anna Sun
Chapter 13 Diverse Religious Experiences among Overseas Chinese in the United Arab Emirates
Yuting Wang
Chapter 14 Chinese Muslim Diaspora Communities and the Role of International Islamic Education Networks. A Case Study of Dubai
Jacqueline Armijo and Shaojin Chai
Progetti in cantiere
Volume 12: Religious Freedom: Social-Scientific Approaches (Forthcoming 2021)

Guest Editors: Olga Breskaya, Roger Finke, Giuseppe Giordan