Selected Articles

“Class, Radicalism, and Religious Involvement,” American Sociological Review, 29 (1964) 698-706.

“Psychopathology and Religious Commitment,” Review of Religious Research, 12 (1971) 165-176.

Rodney Stark and W.S. Bainbridge, “Networks of Faith: Interpersonal Bonds and Recruitment to Cults and Sects,” American Journal of Sociology, 85 (1980) 1376-1395.

Rodney Stark, Daniel P. Doyle, and Lori Kent, “Rediscovering Moral Communities: Church Membership and Crime,” in Travis Hirschi and Michael Gottfredson (eds.), Understanding Crime, BeverlyHills: Sage, 1980, 43-52.

Rodney Stark and W.S. Bainbridge, “American-Born Sects: Initial Findings,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 20 (1981) 130-149. Rodney Stark and W.S. Bainbridge, “Secularization and Cult Formation in the Jazz Age,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 20 (1981) 360-373.

Rodney Stark, Lori Kent, and Daniel P. Doyle, “Religion and Delinquency: The Ecology of a “Lost” Relationship,” Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 19 (1982) 4-24.

Rodney Stark and Lynne Roberts, “The Arithmetic of Social Movements: Theoretical Implications,” Sociological Analysis, 43 (1982) 53-68.

“The Rise of a New World Faith,” Review of Religious Research, 26 (1984) 18-27.

“From Church-Sect to Religious Economies,” in Phillip E. Hammond, ed., The Sacred in a Post-Secular Age, Berkeley: University of California Press, 1985, 139-149.

“The Class Basis of Early Christianity: Inferences From a Sociological Model,” Sociological Analysis, 47 (1986) 216-225.

“Deviant Places: A Theory of the Ecology of Crime,” Criminology, 25 (1987) 891-907.

Rodney Stark and Roger Finke, “American Religion in 1776: A Statistical Portrait,” Sociological Analysis, 49 (1988) 39-51.

“Epidemics, Networks and the Rise of Christianity,” Semeia, 56 (1992) 159-175.

“Do Catholic Societies Really Exist?” Rationality and Society, 4 (1992):261-271.

“Europe’s Receptivity to New Religious Movements: Round Two.”  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, (1993) 32:389-397.

Rodney Stark and Laurence R. Iannaccone, “A Supply-Side Reinterpretation of the “Secularization” of Europe.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, (1994) 33:230-252.

Italian translation: “Quanta  secolarizzata l’Europa?” Inchiesta 32 (aprile-giugo, 2002):99-112. Translation by Monica Turci e Marco Zecchi.

Roger Finke, Avery M. Guest, and Rodney Stark, “Mobilizing Local Religious Markets: Pluralism and Religious Participation in the Empire State, 1855-1865.”  American Sociological Review, (1996) 61:203-218.

“Religion as Context: Hellfire and Delinquency One More Time.” Sociology of Religion, (1996) 57:163-173.

Rodney Stark, Laurence R. Iannaccone, and Roger Finke, “Religion, Science, and Rationality” American Economic Review, papers and proceedings (1996):433-437.

“Why Religious Movements Succeed or Fail: A Revised General Model.” Journal of Contemporary Religion, (1996) 11:133-146.

Romanian translation: “De ce au succes sau decad miscarile religioase. un model general revizuit.”  Analele Stiintifice ale Universitatii, Al.I. Cuza din lasi (Serie Noua) Sociologie-Politologie, Tormal VI, Editura Universitati Al.I Cuza, lasi-2002: 123-137. Translation by Sebastian Nastuta.

“German and German-American Religion: Approximating A Crucial Experiment.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, (1997) 36:182-193.

“A Theory of Revelations.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion (1999) 38:286-307.

“Secularization, R.I.P.” Sociology of Religion, (1999) 60:249-273.

Turkish translation: “Topragin Bol Olsum SekŸlerlesme.” in Ali Kšse, editor and translator, SekŸlerizm Sorgulaniyor. Istanbul: Ufuk Litaplari: (2002) 33-74. Translation by Ali Kšse.

“Micro Foundations of Religion: A Revised Theory.” Sociological Theory (1999):17:264-289.

“Religious Effects: In Praise of `Idealistic Humbug.'” Review of Religious Research (2000) 41:289-310.

Italian translation: “In lode delle “frottole” idealistiche.” Inchiesta (2002) 32 (aprile-giugo):29-40. Translation by Antonella Savioli.

“Discovering Data: A Neglected Virtue of Theory-driven Research.” Theory and Methods: The Official Journal of the Japanese Association of Mathematical Sociology. (2001) 16:19-29.

“Gods, Rituals, and the Moral Order.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. (2001) 40:619-636.

“Reconceptualizing Religion, Magic, and Science.” Review of Religious Research. (2001) 43:101-120.

Alan S. Miller and Rodney Stark, “Gender and Religiousness: Can Socialization Explanations Be Saved?” American Journal of Sociology. (2002): 107: 1399-1423.

“Why Gods Should Matter in Social Science.”  The Chronicle of Higher Education (The Chronicle Review section) (June 6, 2003) 49:39:B7-9.

“Upper Class Asceticisim: Social Origins of Ascetic Movements and Medieval Saints.” Review of Religious Research. (2003): 45: 5-19.

“Putting an End to Ancestor Worship.” (SSSR Presidential Address). Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. (2004) 43:465-475.

Rodney Stark, Eva Hamberg, and Alan S. Miller. “Exploring Spirituality and Unchurched Religions in America, Sweden, and Japan.” Journal of Contemporary Religion. 20 (2005): 1-21.

Massimo Introvigne and Rodney Stark. “Religious Competition and Revival in Italy.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. 1 (2005) Article 5:

“A Civil Society: How Christianity Created Free and Prosperous Societies.” The American Enterprise 17 (May, 2006): 16-19.

“Religious Competition and Roman Piety.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. 2 (2006) Article 6:

“Early Christianity: Opiate of the Privileged?” Faith & Economics. 54: (2009):1-18.

Rodney Stark and Eric Y. Liu, “The Religious Awakening in China,” Review of Religious Research. 52 (2011):282-289.

Rodney Stark, Carson Mencken, and Byron Johnson.  “A Reliable Estimate of  the Number of Chinese Christians.”  First Things.  May, 2011:14-16.

Rodney Stark and Buster G. Smith, “Pluralism and the Churching of Latin America.” Latin American Politics and Society,54 (2012):35-50.