Abel, Michael K., "Sources of Adolescent Faith: Explaining and Verifying the Origins of Religious Confidence." Under Review
Abel, Michael K., "Sacred Ties: Why Religion Inspires Confidence, Community, and Sacrifice." Book Manuscript.
Abel, Michael K. "A Theory of Religious Group Solidarity: Synthesizing Cultural and Rational Explanations of Religion." Manuscript
Abel, Michael K., "Confidence-based Sacrifice: The Impact of Belief on Religious Giving." Manuscript.
Kiser, Edgar and Michael K. Abel, "State-Making by Imitation: A Case Study of the Administrative Reforms of Peter the Great." Manuscript.
Abel, Michael K., "Until Death Do Us Part: Western Conceptions of Marriage and Marital Persistence." Manuscript.
Abel, Michael K., 2000. "Communism and Religiosity: Communism's Influence on Public and Private Devotion in the Soviet Union." Writings 9:61-73.
Abel, Michael K, 2008. Contributor to Classroom Activities for Introductory Sociology Courses. Belmont, CA: Thomas Wadsworth.