Sociology of Religion
Theory of religious economy Religious economy refers to religious persons and organizations interacting within a market framework of competing groups and ideologies. An economy makes it possible for religious suppliers to meet the demands of different religious consumers. By offering an array of religions and religious products, a competitive religious economy stimulates such activity in a market-type setting. The field applies rational choice theory to the theory of religion such that supply and demand are used to model the development and success of organized religions. Major proponents of the theory include William Sims Bainbridge, Roger Finke, Laurence Iannaccone, and Rodney Stark.
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Oxford Journals | Social Sciences | Sociology of Religion
The Future of new religious movements
Rational Choice and Religious Economies.pdf (application/pdf Obj
Review of Religious Research - the journal of the RRA
Believing Without Belonging: Just How Secular Is Europe?