Theoretical and Methodological Issues
in the Study of Religion


2016. “Where are you organizationally situated? Views from here” with Rebecca Barton. Critical Research on Religion.

2015. “The Evolution of Spiritual Assessment Tools in Healthcare” with Julia Bandini. Society. 52(5): 430-437.

2014. “Making ‘Invisible Religion’ Visible: The Significance of Religion and Spirituality in Secular Organizations” with Mary Ellen Konieczny. Sociology of Religion 75(4): 551-563.

2013. “Religion on the Edge: An Introduction” and “Conclusion” with Courtney Bender, Peggy Levitt and David Smilde. In Religion on the Edge:De-Centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion with Courtney Bender, Peggy Levitt and David Smilde. Eds. New York: Oxford University Press.

2012. “Possibilities and Limits of Medical Science. Debates over Double Blind Clinical Trials of Intercessory Prayer.” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science. 47(1): 43-64.

2011. “De-centering and Re-centering: Rethinking Concepts and Methods in the Sociological Study of Religion” with Peggy Levitt and David Smilde. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. 50(3):437-449.

2009. “Saying Your Prayers, Constructing Your Religions: Medical Studies of Intercessory Prayer.” Journal of Religion 89: 299-327

2008. “Blessings, Strength, and Guidance: Prayer Frames in a Hospital Prayer Book” with M. Daglian. Poetics 36: 358-373.

2008.De Facto Congregationalism and the Religious Organizations of Post-1965 Immigrants to the United States: A Revised Approach.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion.76(2):344-374.

2006. “Constructing Buddhism(s): Interreligious Dialogue and Religious Hybridity” with Courtney Bender. Sociology of Religion. 67(3):229-247.

2006. “Presidential Address: On Being a Community of Scholars – Practicing the Study of Religion” with Nancy Ammerman, Omar McRoberts, Robert Woodberry, Milagros Pena. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45(2): 137-148.