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  • How Our Lady of Guadalupe became Lutheran: Latin American Migration and Religious Change.
    Freier, Luisa Feline (2009)
    Migraciones Internacionales 5:2: 153-190.

    Latino migrants joining a Lutheran church in Madison, Wisconsin, brought the popular Catholic cult into their new church.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Migrant; United States, Wisconsin, Madison; Marian; Popular Catholicism; Latino Americans
  • 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.
  • Denominations as Dual Structures: An Organizational Analysis.
    Chaves, Mark (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:2: 147-169. [Also in Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.), Sacred Companies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 175-194.

    Sees American denominations as dual entities of religious authority & agency structures; cites cases & draws implications for internal conflict & schism, & for internal secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God; United Methodist; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Organization; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; Denomination (type); Schism; Secularization
  • 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
  • A Covariance Structure Analysis of the DeJong, Faulkner, and Warland Religious Involvement Model.
    Hilty, Dale M., and Sue J. Stockman (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:4: 483-493.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data from American Lutheran Church members from Ohio, & from students at Ohio State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Students, undergraduate; Dimensions of religiosity; American Lutheran Church
  • 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
  • Resource Inequality and Accumulative Advantage: Stratification in the Ministry.
    Broughton, Walter, and Edgar W. Mills, Jr. (1980)
    Social Forces 58:4: 1289-1301.

    1969 data from 21 denominations show resources accumulate with ministers' seniority; the trend appears among & within 7 denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Stratification; United Methodist; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Clergy; Episcopal
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Religious Affiliation and Social Participation: Differences between Lutherans and Catholics.
    Petersen, James C., and Gary R. Lee (1976)
    Journal of Voluntary Action Research 5:2: 82-93.

    Analyzes survey data from Minnesota respondents 35 or less years old who were married once 6+ years; shows the American Lutheran Church fitting the voluntary association model better than does the Catholic Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; United States, Minnesota; Social participation; American Lutheran Church; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • Religion, Socioeconomic Status, and Anomie.
    Lee, Gary R., and Robert W. Clyde (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:1: 35-47. Comment by David D. McCloskey 13:4 (1874): 497-502.

    Analyzes 1970 data from American Lutheran &Roman Catholic young married couples in Minnesota; shows religious variables rather than stratification ones as important for personal normlessness.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; American Lutheran Church; United States, Minnesota; Anomie; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Consensus of Clergy Role Task Expectations and Congregational Viability.
    Zishka, Ronald Louis (1973)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Ohio State University. [DA 34:2 A, p. 879]

    Analyzes data from parish reports & questionnaires in the Ohio District of the American Lutheran Church.

    Associated Search Terms: American Lutheran Church; Clergy role; United States, Ohio
  • 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
  • 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
  • Size of Organizations and Member Participation in Church Congregations.
    Wilken, Paul H. (1971)
    Administrative Science Quarterly 16: 173-179.

    Analyzes 1967 data reported by American Lutheran Church congregations in South Dakota; shows generally inverse relationships between congregation size & indices of participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Practice; United States, South Dakota; Congregation size; American Lutheran Church
  • 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.
  • Professionalism and Lutheran Seminarians.
    Berg, Philip L. (1968)
    Lutheran Quarterly 20: 406-441.

    1962-63 survey of Protestant seminarians, American Lutheran Church & Lutheran Church in America subsamples: value orientation & professionalism scores.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; American Lutheran Church; Professionalism; Values; Lutheran Church in America
  • A Limited Study of the Continued Participation of Recent Confirmands of the American Lutheran Church.
    Jarvis, Wayne L. (1967)
    Unpublished M.S.T. thesis, Wartburgh Theological Seminary.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Adolescents; American Lutheran Church
  • The Language Transition in Some Lutheran Denominations.
    Hofman, John E. (1966)
    In Joshua A. Fishman et al. (eds.), Language Loyalty in the United States. The Hague: Mouton, pp. 139-155. [Also in Joshua A. Fishman (ed.), Readings in the Sociology of Language (The Hague: Mouton, 1968), pp. 620-638]

    Analyzes data from 1917 & after.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Assimilation; Norwegian Lutheran Church in America; Norwegian Americans; Sociolinguistics
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Factors in the Rural-urban Development of Norwegian Lutheranism in Minnesota.
    Westby, Frithjof Orval Martinus (1953)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Minnesota.

    Associated Search Terms: Norwegian Americans; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United States, Minnesota; Urban/rural; Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Democracy in Jonesville. A Study of Quality and Inequality.
    Warner, W. Lloyd, with Wilfrid C. Bailey, Arch Cooper, Walter Eaton, A.B. Hollingshead, Carson McGuire, Marchia Meeker, Bernice Neugarten, Joseph Rosenstein, Evan Z. Vogt, Jr., and Donald Wray (1949)
    New York: Harper & Brothers.

    Community in Midwest U.S.A. Ch. 10 by Wilfrid C. Bailey shows church membership & class correlating. Ch 11 by Donald Wray describes a sectarian Norwegian Lutheran congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Community study; Norwegian Lutheran Church in America; Norwegian Americans; Sect; Membership
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