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Salvation Goods and Religious Markets

Theory and Applications

Jörg Stolz

Contents: Jörg Stolz: Introduction: A New Look at the Question of Salvation Goods and Religious Markets – Peter-Ulrich Merz-Benz: Salvation Goods and Culture Goods: An Interpretation of Max Weber – Franz Schultheis: Salvation Goods and Domination: Pierre Bourdieu’s Sociology of the Religious Field – Jörg Stolz: Salvation Goods and Religious Markets: Integrating Rational Choice and Weberian Perspectives – Steve Bruce: The Social Limits on Religious Markets – Pierre-Yves Brandt: Integration or Individuation: Are the Salvation Goods Promised by First-Century Christian Preaching Still Attractive? – Silvia Mancini: Salvation Goods and the Canonization Logic: On Two Popular Cults of Southern Italy – Enzo Pace: Salvation Goods, the Gift Economy and Charismatic Concern – Jean-Pierre Bastian: The New Religious Economy of Latin America – Terry Rey: Worthiness as Spiritual Capital: Theorizing Little Haiti’s Religious Market – Véronique Altglas: Indian Gurus and the Quest for Self-perfection Among the Educated Middle-Classes – Maya Burger: What is the Price of Salvation? The Exchange of Salvation Goods between India and the West – Jean-François Mayer: Salvation Goods and the Religious Market in the Cultic Milieu.