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  • Perceptions of science education among African American and white Evangelicals: A Texas case study.
    Korver-Glenn, Elizabeth, Esther Chan, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 131-148.

    Based on interviews & participant observation at a largely white upscale megachurch & at a middle class African American Baptist congregation in a Texas city. The white church's leaders & members viewed science education in terms of their theological opposition to evolution; the African American counterparts saw it in secular terms, underfunded.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Education; Southern Baptist; Participant observation; Parish; Megachurch; Evolution; Congregation; African Americans; Comparative
  • How Evangelicals from two churches in the American Southwest frame their relationship with the environment.
    Peifer, Jared L., Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Cara Fullerton (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 373-397.

    Based on 20 interviews in a white Southern Baptist congregation & 20 in an African American Baptist congregation in the U.S. Southwest. Discourse on the environment does not differ on religious grounds.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Baptist, Southern; Baptist, U.S.A.; Discourse; Environmentalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Religious Involvement among Caribbean Blacks Residing in the United States.
    Taylor, Robert Joseph, Linda M. Chatters, Jacqueline S. Mattis, and Sean Joe (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 125-145.

    Reports levels of religiosity for different Black Caribben nationalities and denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Caribbean Americans; Baptist, U.S.A.; Jamaican Americans; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Trinidadian Americans; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Haitian Americans; Religiosity
  • La Samaritaine noire. Les Églises spirituelles noires américaines de la Nouvelle-Orléans.
    Dianteill, Erwan (2006)
    Paris: Éditions de l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritual Baptist; United States, Louisiana, New Orleans; African Americans
  • Never on Sunny Days: Lessons from Weekly Attendance Counts.
    Iannaccone, Laurence R., and Sen F. Everton (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 191-207.

    Explores the use of attendance counts. Uses examples of a Reformed Church in America congregation, a United Church of Christ one, & an American Baptist one. Plots attendance data across time for each.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Parish; Methodology; Reformed Church in America; Market model; American Baptist; United Church of Christ
  • The Political Attitudes and Activities of Mainline Protestant Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Study of Six Denominations.
    Smidt, Corwin E., Sue E.S. Crawford, Melissa Deckman, Donald Gray, Dan Hofrenning, Laura R. Olson, Sherrie Steiner, and Beau Weston (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 515-532.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from mainline Protestant clergy. Denominations differ in adherence to the social gospel & the moral reform movement. Differences in political party also occurred among & within denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; American Baptist; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Introduction.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and John H. Evans (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-24.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; American Baptist; Episcopal; Membership; Belief; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Vital Conflicts. The Mainline Denominations Debate Homosexuality.
    Cadge, Wendy (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 265-286.

    Follows debates about homosexuality in 6 American Protestant churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Protestant, U.S.A.; American Baptist; United Methodist; Homosexuality; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • The historical development of Black Spiritual Churches.
    Baer, Hans A., and Merrill Singer (2000)
    In L. G. Murphy (ed.) Down by the Riverside: Readings in African American Religion. New York: New York University Press, pp. 232-242.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Spiritual Baptist; Historical
  • Theology and the Position of Pastors on Social Issues: Continuity and Change Since the 1960s.
    Johnson, Benton (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:4: 293-308.

    Analyzes 1987 questionnaire data from Protestant clergy in Oregon; divergences were greater than in 1962, but conflict less common.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Conservative Baptist; Southern Baptist; American Baptist; United Methodist; United States, Oregon; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ
  • Feeling the Spirit: Faith and Hope in an Evangelical Black Storefront Church.
    Kostarelos, Frances (1995)
    Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.

    1983-86 ethnography of a storefront African American church in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Solidarity; African Americans; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Storefront church; Charisma; Participant observation; Missionary Baptist
  • Growth and Decline in an Inclusive Denomination: The ABC Experience.
    Green, Norman M., and Paul W. Light (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway (eds.), Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville: Abingdon, pp. 112-126.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Membership
  • Strategies for Evangelism and Growth in Three Denominations (1965-1990).
    Greer, Bruce A. (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway 9eds.), Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville; Abingdon, pp. 87-111.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; United Methodist; American Baptist; United Church of Christ
  • First Corinthians Missionary Baptist Church: An Ethnography of an Evangelical Storefront Church in a Black Ghetto.
    Kostarelos, Frances (1990)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Storefront church; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Missionary Baptist; African Americans; Participant observation
  • A New Typology for Organizations: Market, Bureaucracy, Clan and Mission, with Application to American Denominations.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:4: 475-498.

    Examines prior studies of various denominations; focuses on the % of members adhering to the denomination of their parents, & data on pastors' views of church organization & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: American Lutheran Church; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; American Baptist; Organization; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Organizational Resistance to Women in Ministry.
    Lehman, Edward C., Jr. (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:2: 101-118.

    Officials are more concerned with the impact of clergy on congregation viability than influenced by sex role socialization or sex stratification attitudes; this may hinder or help female clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Women; Clergy; Organization
  • The Influence of Assimilation on American Protestant Ministers' Beliefs, 1928-1978.
    Hoge, Dean R., and John E. Dyble (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:1: 64-77.

    Replicates the survey of Chicago Protestant clergy by Betts in 1928; shows a liberalization of theological beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Belief; Assimilation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Change; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Episcopal
  • Patterns of Lay Resistance to Women in Ministry.
    Lehman, Edward C., Jr. (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:4: 317-338.

    Factor analysis of 1977-78 American national survey data; 2 factors differently influence resistance to female ministers. One affects the tendency to stereotype, the other the willingness to discriminate.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Clergy; American Baptist
  • Project SWIM: A Study of Women in Ministry.
    Lehman, Edward C., Jr. (1979)
    Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: American Baptist Churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Clergy; American Baptist
  • Comparison of Trends in Ten Denominations, 1950-75.
    Doyle, Ruth T., and Sheila M. Kelly (1979)
    In Dean R. Hoge and David A. Roozen (eds.), Understanding Church Growth and Decline 1950-1978. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 144-159.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Church of Canada; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Membership; Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • Religiosity and Opposition to Church Social Action: A Test of a Weberian Hypothesis.
    Broughton, Walter (1978)
    Review of Religious Research 19;2: 154-166.

    1969-70 survey of 4 churches in New York State show providentialist & other theodicies, but not belief in the supernatural, predicting opposition to church social action.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Congregational, U.S.A.; American Baptist; Activism; Southern Baptist; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Religious Beliefs of Clergy Wives.
    Hartley, Shirley Foster, and Mary G. Taylor (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 63-72.

    Analyzes 1970 survey data from clergy wives in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & educational attainment.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Lutheran Church in America; American Baptist; Disciples of Christ; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Episcopal; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Denomination (organizational entity); Clergy spouses; Education; Women
  • Parish Clergy and the Aged: Examining Stereotypes.
    Longino, Charles F., Jr., and Gay C. Kitson (1976)
    Journal of Gerontology 31:3: 340-345.

    Analyzes 1965 survey data from American Baptist Convention clergy; focuses on the extent to which they enjoyed ministering to the aged.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; American Baptist; Gerontology
  • Dimensionality of Belief among Mainstream Protestant Clergy.
    Longino, Charles F., Jr., and Jeffrey K. Hadden (1976)
    Social Forces 55:1: 30-42.

    Analyzes 1965 survey data from American clergy from 6 denominations; suggests the usefulness of using a common belief scale across denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Belief; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church
  • The Prophetic Clergy. Social Activism Among Protestant Ministers.
    Quinley, Harold E. (1974)
    New York: Wiley.

    Analyzes 1968 interview data from Protestant clergy in California.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; Episcopal; United States, California; Lutheran Church in America; American Lutheran Church; American Baptist; Southern Baptist; Activism; Clergy; Mexican Americans; Labor; Civil rights movement
  • The Influence of Theology, Denomination, and Values upon the Positions of Clergy on Social Issues.
    Jeffries, Vincent, and Clarence E. Tygart (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:3: 309-324.

    Analyzes survey data from clergy of 5 denominations in the Los Angeles metropolitan area; theological stance best predicted opinions & actions pertaining to a variety of social issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; American Baptist; Clergy; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Social Movement Participation: Clergy and the anti-Vietnam War Movement.
    Tygart, Clarence E. (1973)
    Sociological Analysis 34:3: 202-211.

    Analyzes 1969 questionnaire data from American Baptist & United Methodist clergy in southern California; shows anti-war activists' attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace/war; United States, California; Activism; American Baptist; United Methodist; Clergy
  • Normative and Motivational Determinants of Reported Religious Experience in Two Baptist Samples.
    Hood, Ralph W., Jr. (1972)
    Review of Religious Research 13:3: 192-16.

    Intrinsically religiously oriented subjects were more likely than extrinsically to report religious experiences; Southern Baptists were more likely to report them than were American Baptists.

    Associated Search Terms: Intrinsic/extrinsic; American Baptist; Southern Baptist; Experience
  • Clergy Authority and Friendship with Parishioners.
    Hammond, Phillip E., Albert Gedricks, Edward Lawler, and Louise Allen Turner (1972)
    Pacific Sociological Review 15: 185-204.

    Analyzes 1969 data from Wisconsin clergy in four denominations; high vs. low church perspective, puritanical outlooks, and friendships with parishioners are the principal variables.

    Associated Search Terms: American Lutheran Church; Assemblies of God; Episcopal; American Baptist; Authority; United States, Wisconsin; Clergy role
  • A Denomination Looks at Itself.
    Campolo, Anthony (1971)
    Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Judson.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist
  • Communality as a Dimension of Ecumenical Negaivism.
    Hiller, Harry H. (1971)
    Review of Religious Research 12:2: 111-114.

    Uses the non-merger of the Baptist General Conference & the North American Baptist General Conference to show that ecumenism is resisted when it disrupts social relationships.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist General Conference; North American Baptist General Conference; Communality; Ecumenism
  • Wayward Shepherds: Prejudice and the Protestant Clergy.
    Stark, Rodney, Bruce D. Foster, Charles Y. Glock, and Harold E. Quinley (1971)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Analyzes 1968 survey data from clergy of major Protestant denominations in California.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Prejudice; Belief; United Methodist; United States, California; Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; Southern Baptist; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; American Baptist; American Lutheran Church
  • Religiosity and Black Militancy: A Reappraisal.
    Alston, Jon P., Charles W. Peek, and C. Ray Wingrove (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:3: 252-261.

    1969 sample of African American adults in non-southern urban areas; militancy varied inversely with religion among older, male, & Baptist respondents, positively with it among younger, female & non-Baptist respondents.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Baptist, U.S.A.; Sex; Age; Politics, U.S.A.; Militancy
  • Growth in Religious Organizations: A Comparative Study.
    Kunz, Phillip R., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1970)
    Social science 45:4: 215-222.

    Compares the Midwest American units of the American Baptist Convention & the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; shows the latter more likely to benefit from birth rates in the church, migration from similar units, & conversions.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; American Baptist; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • The Minister in the Labor Market.
    Bonifield, William C. (1970)
    In Phillip E. Hammond and Benton Johnson (eds.), American Mosaic. Social Patterns of Religion in the United States. New York: Random House, pp. 209-220.

    Analyzes 1964 economic data from American Baptist, United Presbyterian, & Methodist clergy in 5 Midwest U.S. states, & '66 data on lay views of clergy pay.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Methodist, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian; Clergy; American Baptist
  • The Gathering Storm in the Churches. A Sociologist Looks at the Widening Gap between Clergy and Laymen.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1969)
    Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

    Analyzes 1965 questionnaire data from American clergy in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & attitudes toward the civil rights movement.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Civil rights movement; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; American Baptist; Episcopal
  • Socialization into the Ministry: A Comparative Analysis.
    Berg, Philip L. (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:2: 59-71.

    Analyzes data from a 1962-63 sample of Protestant seminarians from 24 seminaries, 10 denominations; focuses on socialization into the ministry-related skills, mind-sets, & intrinsic religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; United Presbyterian; American Baptist; Seminarians; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Southern Baptist; Disciples of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran Church in America; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • American Piety: The Nature of Religious Commitment.
    Stark, Rodney, and Charles Y. Glock (1968)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from church Christians in the San Francisco Bay Area, & 1964 survey data from adult Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; United States; American Baptist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Congregational, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Dimensions of religiosity; Conversion
  • The Integration of Negroes and Whites in an Integrated Church Setting.
    Parker, James H. (1967)
    Social Forces 46: 359-366.

    Based on participant observation at the First Baptist Church in Chicago; the most active members interacted with both races, but seating patterns showed separation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; African Americans; Participant observation; American Baptist; Integration (racial)
  • Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1966)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from churched Christians in the San Francisco Bay Area; shows status & education undermining beliefs that predispose people to anti-semitism.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Stratification; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Methodist, U.S.A.; American Baptist; Belief; Southern Baptist; Prejudice, anti-Semitism
  • The Relationship of Church Members to Church Organizations.
    Ashbrook, James B. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientifc Study of Religion 5:3: 397-419.

    Analysis of 1963 questionnaire data from a sample of Protestant congregations in Rochester, New York, focusing on instrumental vs. expressive lay involvement in the churches.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Membership; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; American Baptist; United States, New York, Rochester
  • Polity, Church Attractiveness, and Ministers' Careers: An Eight-denomination Study of Inter-church Mobility.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 5:2: 241-258.

    Analyzes 1960 data from American clergy from 8 protestant denominations; focuses on material bases of career decisions.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Congregational, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; Organization; American Baptist
  • Religion and Society in Tension.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1965)
    Chicago: Rand McNally.

    The label "Lutheran, U.S.A.." refers to a combined category of the American Lutheran church and the Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Congregational, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Definition of religion; Parish; Disciples of Christ; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • Social Contexts and Religious Experience.
    Stark, Rodney (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 7:1: 17-28.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from churched Christians in the San Francisco area; sees much religious experience as norm compliance, not individual psychological effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; American Baptist; Experience; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Social Class in American Protestantism.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (1965)
    Chicago: Rand McNally.

    Analyzes 1957 survey data from a non-South U.S.A. sample of 5 denominations; Charles Y. Glock's dimensions of religiosity are formed into a sect/church continuum & related to class.

    Associated Search Terms: Status discrepancy; Status consistency; American Baptist; Stratification; Communality; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Dimensions of religiosity; Congregational, U.S.A.; Typology; Disciples of Christ
  • Attitudes among Local Baptist Church Leaders in Washington State.
    Brown, Robert Lane (1963)
    Sociology and Social Research 47:3: 322-330.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from American Baptist clergy & lay officers in Washington State; clergy were generally more liberal than were lay officers.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Washington; American Baptist; Lay
  • Attitudes of Ministers and Lay Leaders of the American Baptist Convention of the State of Washington on Selected Social Issues.
    Brown, Robert Lane (1962)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Southern California {DA 23:3, p. 1102]

    Analyzes interview data about liquor, social welfare, likelihood of war, church-state relations, law enforcement, overseas relief, & relations with Jews; clergy were more liberal than lay leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Laity; United States, Washington; American Baptist
  • Church Adaptation to Urban Social Change: A Typology of Protestant City Congregations.
    Stanley, Manfred (1962)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 2:1: 64-73. [Also in Richard D. Knudten (ed.) The Sociology of Religion. An Anthology. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967, pp. 167-176]

    Based on observations, interviews, & questionnaires of churches in urban transition zones; finds involuted, transitional, & involved churches.

    Associated Search Terms: United Lutheran Church in America; Parish; Urban; Adaptation; Change; American Baptist
  • Minister-Parishioner Relations.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1962)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Columbia University. [DA 26:3, p. 1820]

    Analyzes 1960 data from an American sample of clergy from 8 Protestant denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Parish; Congregational; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; American Baptist; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; American Lutheran Church
  • Are American Baptists Declining? Chicgo Baptists, 1931-1955.
    Hine, Leland D. (1960)
    Foundations 3: 144-156.

    Discusses difficulties involved in assessing church membership data; loses seem to have been over-stated.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; United States, Illinois, Chicago
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