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  • Choosing My Religion.
    Cimino, Richard; Lattin, Don // American Demographics; Apr99, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p60 

    Discusses the shift from religion to spirituality in the mainstream of faith in the United States. Religion and spirituality as a product in the marketplace of goods and services; Experiential religion and its marketing.

  • Converting the Religious Equality Amendment into a statute...
    Smith, Rodney K. // Brigham Young University Law Review; 1996, Vol. 1996 Issue 3, p645 

    Discusses the prospects of a refined statutory strategy designed to accommodate increased activity of a religious and conscience-based nature in the public sector in an evenhanded manner. Whether a statute would be preferable to an amendment; Examination of the political and legal reasons that...

    Smith, Rodney K. // Caterer & Hotelkeeper; 2/24/2012, Vol. 202 Issue 4716, p20 

    The article presents an answer to the question of whether tablecloths should be used in restaurants as well as the results of an opinion poll about whether one should get influenced by religious beliefs in business.

  • Spirituality on the road to re-employment.
    Byron, William J. // America; 5/20/1995, Vol. 172 Issue 18, p15 

    Studies the role of religion and faith in the job-search experience of the managerial level population in the United States. Role of the individual's definition of success; Setback to effective job recovery; Personal experience examples.

  • In Europe, 'church taxes' not unusual.
    Allen, John // National Catholic Reporter; 01/29/99, Vol. 35 Issue 13, p5 

    Focuses on `church taxes' in Europe. Tax collected by the German Catholic church in 1995; Provision of grants to religious denominations in Belgium; Church tax in Italy and Spain.

  • Religion, Markets and Society: An Introduction.
    Hoffmann, Robert; Tan, Jonathan H. W. // Homo Oeconomicus; 2012, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p7 

    An introduction to a series of articles addressing the issues at the interface of religion and economy under the three headings of individual, markets and the society is presented.

    Hempel, Donald J.; McEwen, William J. // Advances in Consumer Research; 1975, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p231 

    In applying marketing concepts to the examination of a selected social institution, this paper reports results of a study of consumers of formal religions. Product perceptions and a range of consumer activities and attributes were surveyed in a mail sample of New England households. Segmentation...

  • Hotelling and the Olympus: Modelling differences in religious prices.
    Rodero, Javier; Bra�as, Pablo // Central European Journal of Operations Research; 2000, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p265 

    An introduction to the modelling of a market for religious commodities is presented in this paper. The model focuses on the household choice for different religions and on the religious institutions supply. Many religions compete in the market, each offering a price to their followers. This...

  • Six economic myths heard from the pulpit.
    Klay, Robin; Gryzen, Christopher // Christian Century; 2/22/95, Vol. 112 Issue 6, p204 

    Focuses on the relationship between religion and economics. Economists' negative reputation in the church during the 19th century; Dispute between clergy and economists regarding the ethics of charging interest; Difference in focus regarding human choice.

  • Editorial.
    Klay, Robin; Gryzen, Christopher // Oxford Journal of Law & Religion; Feb2014, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p1 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including religious symbols in Europe, funding of religion in France and Islamic law in Malaysia.

  • Future depends on 'getting religion' with money.
    DEMEO, DOUG // National Catholic Reporter; 7/18/2014, Vol. 50 Issue 20, p22 

    In this article, the author reflects on the believes of bishops and priests that when it comes to spiritual journeys and faith, money counts and also discusses the updated "Socially Responsible Investment Guidelines" of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

    Myles, Tony // Group; Sep/Oct2012, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p36 

    The author emphasizes the need for people to keep their faith in God despite economic difficulties.

  • Religious Denomination Preference As a Basis for Store Location.
    Thompson, Howard A.; Raine, Jesse E. // Journal of Retailing; Summer76, Vol. 52 Issue 2, p71 

    This article deals with a study which tested the claim of a store owner that religious affiliation was a useful basis for market segmentation in furniture sales. This was of particular concern as he stated that one of the prime reasons for locating a store in Tulsa, Oklahoma was the distribution...

  • China's Socioeconomic Changes and the Implications for the Religion-State Dynamic in China.
    Kim-Kwong Chan // Brigham Young University Law Review; 2004, Vol. 2004 Issue 2, p325 

    Examines the socioeconomic changes and the implications of these changes for the religion-state dynamic in China. History of China's experience with market capitalism; Consequences of China's membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO); Causes of the impending spiritual revolution in...

  • Firm offers priestly perspective.
    Barr, Paul G. // Pensions & Investments; 8/18/1997, Vol. 25 Issue 17, p28 

    Examines the integration of religion in investments, making direct reference to Reverend Richard P. Zang, an investment adviser at Crowe Portfolio Management. Origin of Zang's investment expertise; Background information on Zang; Factors which prompted him to pursue a career in investments.

  • Psicanálise da religiosidade: o marketing da intolerância ou de como a iurd oprime a umbanda.
    de Oliveira, Sidney Nilton // REVER: Revista de Estudos da Religião; jul-dez2012, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p111 

    Religion has always been a part of human history. From a historical point of view, the same is true for alliance between churches and the State. Under the more recent conditions of neoliberalism, these alliances have become increasingly problematic giving rise to an individualized religiosity...

  • O "Mercado Religioso": considerações sobre as possibilidades analíticas da teoria da "economia religiosa" para a compreensão da religiosidade contemporânea.
    Jungblut, Airton Luiz // REVER: Revista de Estudos da Religião; jul-dez2012, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p11 

    In this article we seek to address the potential explanatory theory called the "Religious Market" whcih, in its most recent versions, appears associated with "Theory of Rational Choice" (T. R. C). At first, some of the key assumptions that constitue this theory will be explained. Next, the...

  • Choice of Religious Believes: A Literature Review of the Economics of Religion.
    RUAN Rongping; ZHENG Fengtian; LIU Li // Society: Chinese Journal of Sociology / Shehui; 2013, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p193 

    This paper reviews theoretical and empirical studies of the economics of religion in Western countries using a "supply-demand" framework. It is found that the existing theories in the economics of religion try to explain the mechanism of religious choice from either the supply or demand angle....

    KARAHÖYÜK, Mustafa // Felsefe ve Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi (FLSF); Fall2013, Issue 16, p193 

    Religion and economy are two important facts which guide the social life and determine the daily politics. These two concepts which are considered as important within the society are often subject of some researches. The relationship between these two concepts is worth to research as a different...

  • A day of greed and gluttony.
    Campbell, Joe // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 12/21/98, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p38 

    Comments on the Christmas season. The economic symbolism associated with Santa Claus; The two-month orgy of buying, selling, exchanging, and consuming; The ritual of putting a tree indoors; The office Christmas party; The barbarian frenzy of opening presents; People as tourists visiting their...

  • Bagged for Jesus.
    Marty, Martin E. // Christian Century; 10/16/2007, Vol. 124 Issue 21, p71 

    The editorial presents the editor's reflections on the term "economy of salvation," in both its proper sense from church history and its popular use in marketing and the economic models of a capitalistic Christian faith. The presence of a choice and market driven religious life is discussed and...

    Usman, Ali Manzo // OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development; 2011, Vol. 3 Issue 5, p57 

    The main purpose of this study is to reveal and disclose the teeming strategies adopted by Islam in a bid to eradicate poverty towards sustainable development since it has been regarded by this divine religion as one of the key factors that play a vital role in contributing towards miserable,...

  • The Christian capitalists.
    McGraw, Dan // U.S. News & World Report; 3/13/95, Vol. 118 Issue 10, p52 

    Examines how a group of spiritual and spirited entrepreneurs is changing religion, politics and business in America. Norman Miller, chairman of Interstate Batteries; Sam Moore, head of publisher Thomas Nelson; S. Truett Cathy, CEO of Chick-fil-A, a restaurant chain; Bob Reese, vice president of...

  • Religion and the Built Environment in Informal Settlements: A Focus on Karevan in the Suburbs of Tehran.
    Elhamoui, Wisam // International Journal of the Constructed Environment; 2011, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p187 

    "Cultural environment" is the term used to refer to the different cultural components that influence and shape every built environment. Ensuring sustainable development as well as the material and spiritual wellbeing of the community is closely related to understanding and internalising its...

  • Freshwater Scarcity, Interdependence and Institutionalism in Jordanian Foreign Policy: Towards Conflict or Cooperation?
    EL-ANIS, Imad H. // Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs; Winter2013, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p195 

    Freshwater scarcity is an increasingly important aspect of the international relations of the Middle East and North Africa, and is magnified when sources are shared between states. In the Jordanian, Israeli and Syrian cases, most of their freshwater sources are shared. At the same time,...

  • Saudia Arabia's Islamic Growth Model.
    Looney, Robert E. // Journal of Economic Issues (Association for Evolutionary Economi; Jun82, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p453 

    The purpose of this article is to directly challenge the negative assumptions made concerning the compatibility of Islam and economic growth. This is done through surveying the manner in which Saudi Arabia has incorporated Islamic principles into several of its more important economic...

  • Jesus saves, you invest.
    Hetter, Katia // U.S. News & World Report; 04/27/98, Vol. 124 Issue 16, p70 

    Examines the views of Dave Ramsey, who uses biblical values to teach thrift. Ramsey's book `Financial Peace: Restoring Financial Hope to You and Your Family,'; Other with a similar message; Financial crisis being a symptom of a spiritual crisis; Ramsey's advice; Reasons for disintegration of...

  • The Asian Religious Resurgence in the Context of Global Secularity.
    Sali, Augustine // Japan Mission Journal; Spring2014, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p26 

    The article offers the author's insight on the religious resurgence and other religious engagements in Asia in the context of global security. He mentions that Japan only experiences a modest religious resurgence compared to its neighboring countries despite being a pioneer of laity-based, peace...

  • Ethics And Judgement: A Panacea for Human Transformation In Yorùbá Multireligious Society.
    Oladosu A., Olusegun // Asia Journal of Theology; Apr2012, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p88 

    The article assesses the significance of religion in social, political and economic life of human beings. It focuses on the impact of Islam, Christianity and African Traditional religion in the transformation of the people in the Yorùbá environment. It offers definition of religion,...

  • Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion.
    Nelson, Robert H. // Independent; Winter2011, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p1 

    The article focuses on the underlying conflict between economics and environmentalism in the U.S. The author mentions that the tensions within Christian theology seem to reflect the conflicts between economic and environmental religion in the country. He notes that to be able to understand...

  • The Mythical Foundations of Islamic Banking.
    Ali Kazmi, Aqdas // Economic Review (05318955); Jul2006, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p13 

    The article discusses the mythologies of Islamic banking. A bank would not exist without interest. In Islamic banking, the norm of interest has been eliminated. To justify Islamic banking, the Shariah experts, scholars and economist have provided the myths of Islamic banking. Details related to...

    Plopeanu, Aurelian-Petrus; Bodea, Gabriela // Review of Economic Studies & Research Virgil Madgearu; Dec2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p97 

    The values, faiths and virtues generate relatively stable attitudes and enduring predispositions of behavior, manifested in relation to a situation or person. The Weberian secularization hypothesis shows that, while the process of economic development is launched, the religious institution plays...

  • Proliferation of Churches: A Leeway to Commercialization of Religion.
    Essien, Anthonia M. // European Journal of Scientific Research; Oct2010, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p649 

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  • Religion and Attainment.
    Keister, Lisa A. // Sociological Focus; Nov2011, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p354 

    Religion is an important determinant of social and economic attainment, but the mechanisms that underlie this relationship are not well understood. Early scholars recognized this connection, but their ideas do not adequately explain contemporary stratification patterns. Recent research documents...

    Chiswick, Carmel U.; Chiswick, Barry R. // Contemporary Jewry; Jan2000, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p78 

    The article explores the costs and benefits of Jewish way of living, and their effects on American Jewish continuity. It first makes an economic analysis of Judaism in the American diaspora. Thereafter, it studies the issue of Jewish continuity from the perspective of cost, as it affects the...

    Mannes, George // Money; Jun2009, Vol. 38 Issue 6, p88 

    The article presents the personal stories of families regarding the impact that their faiths have on their financial difficulties. Financial difficulties that have been faced by the families discussed in the article include the prices of homes located near synagogues and problems in purchasing a...

  • Religion in China under Communism: A Shortage Economy Explanation.
    Yang, Fenggang // Journal of Church & State; Jan2010, Vol. 52 Issue 1, p3 

    The article discusses the nature of religion in China under the Communist regime, with particular focus given to attempts to suppress and eradicate religious practice in the nation. Efforts of the Chinese government to restrict and regulate religious practices are examined and replacements for...

    Redman, Barbara J. // Review of Religious Research; Summer80, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p330 

    Economic theory offers an analysis of an individual's choice of spiritual goods to produce in this life and offer to God. It also offers some hypotheses concerning the role of the church in the production of these goods. The selection of goods to be produced should be reflected in the...

  • Investing on Faith.
    Scherreik, Susan // Money; Nov98, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p168 

    Focuses on biblical investing, a form of investing which considers God as the ultimate financial adviser. Example of Tom Fyler, a New York City investment advisor and founder of Ephesus Inc.; The number of new religion-oriented mutual funds available; The organizations known as the National...

    Kandogan, Yener // Review of Applied Economics; 2009, Vol. 5 Issue 1/2, p99 

    This paper develops a gravity model to explain different components of imports. It is shown that specific variables from competing trade theories affect each component differently: As economic sizes or relative factor endowments become similar, the volume of intra-industry imports, especially...

  • Japan's Search for Spirituality.
    Gaouette, Nicole // Christian Science Monitor; 10/8/98, Vol. 90 Issue 221, pB1 

    Discusses the popularity of new-age philosophy in Japan. Religion once thought to be practically irrelevant in Japan; Growing concern about personal ethics; How the Japanese are redefining what it means to be religious; Sense of Japanese that they need something spiritual; Seminars on seishin...

  • Religious schism or synthesis?
    Yukleyen, Ahmet; Karahan, Gokhan // Public Choice; Mar2010, Vol. 142 Issue 3/4, p465 

    This article is a response to the article by Maloney et al., which adapts an economic model of Christian schism to Islam. We evaluate the basic assumptions, concepts, and approach of the article and then turn to factual questions to be considered. Their main contribution is to explain ex post...

  • The Irish Catholic American Journey.
    McCaffrey, Lawrence J. // Irish Literary Supplement; Fall2011, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p2 

    This article offers the author's views on the history of the condition of Irish Catholics in the U.S. It explores the economic status of Irish Catholics citing various works from several authors which depict how they were considered by Americans including the essay "No Irish Need Apply: A Myth...

  • Ben-Ami: The huge challenges facing the Israeli economy.
    Ben-Ami, Daniel // Fundweb; 11/13/2012, p1 

    The article discusses the challenges of the economy in Israel. The influence of politics on the constitution of the labor workforce in the country is outlined. The economic implications of the culture and religion in the country are emphasized. Filipino caregivers serving Israeli Jewish families...

  • Somos todos iguais? Religião e renda no Censo 2010.
    Meirelles, Mauro; Alves, Daniel // HORIZONTE: Revista de Estudos de Teologia e Ciências da ReligiÃ; oct-dez2012, Vol. 10 Issue 28, p1184 

    This article examines and discusses the preference of Pentecostals for individuals of low income. The author affirms that such preference was true some time ago, but it has changed nowadays. Some years ago this new religion needed to find its space in large urban centers. However, through the...

  • O novo modelo sacerdotal do mercado fonográfico enangélico brasileiro.
    Dolghie, Jacqueline Z. // REVER: Revista de Estudos da Religião; jul-dez2012, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p63 

    The gospel music industry in Brazil is constantly growing. Although promoted by evangelical churches, the industry becomes increasingly autonomous in relation both to its producers and distributors. Under these conditions, the market not only makes use of religious leaders known by the churches,...

  • Bíblias no Mercado: o poder dos consumidores e a competição entre os editores - o caso da sociedade bíblica do Brasil.
    Campos, Leonildo Silveira // REVER: Revista de Estudos da Religião; jul-dez2012, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p35 

    The first copies of the Holy Bible arrived in Brazil at the beginning of the 19th century. The protestant missionaries distributed Bibles, but until the end of the Second World War, the Bibles were printed abroad and their distribution depended on efforts from the British and Foreign Bible...

  • A Bola de Neve avança, o diabo retrocede: preparando Davis para a batalha e o domínio através de um marketing de guerra santa em trânsito.
    de Albuquerque Maranhão Filho, Eduardo Meinberg // REVER: Revista de Estudos da Religião; jul-dez2012, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p123 

    The so-called holy war marketing of the Pentecostal Church Bola de Neve based on the church's Theology of Spiritual Battle and Domain is one of many expressions of the growing "spectularization" and "mediatization" of the Brazilian religious landscape. The article, written from the perspective...

  • Marketização da Igreja Protestante? Orientação do consumidor e ofertas de baixo limiar em igrejas de cidades alemãs.
    Schlamelcher, Jens // REVER: Revista de Estudos da Religião; jan-jun2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p125 

    This article examines religious and social changes in relation to economic demands. The Protestant Church in Germany faces a financial crisis since the early 1990s due to shrinking church taxes. Attracting new members in a secular environment has thus become a key imperative. In order to meet...

  • Benny Hinn submits records in Senate probe.
    Schlamelcher, Jens // Christian Century;  

    The article reports on televangelist Benny Hinn's submission of financial records to the United States Senate Finance Committee for review. The author states that Hinn has submitted records after repeatedly refusing to do so. the author also states that Hinn and other televangelists are being...

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