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  • Pastors and Public Life: The Changing Face of American Protestant Clergy.
    Smidt, Corwin E. (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    1989, 2001, & 2009 data

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Change; Christian Reformed Church
  • Pentecostal prayer as personalcommunication and invisible institutional work.
    Fer, Yannick (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 49-65.

    Based on 2000 & after field work in French Polynesian Assemblies of God, where individual prayer is highlighted & institutional work remains invisible.

    Associated Search Terms: Institution; Assemblies of God, French Polynesia; French Polynesia; Pentecostal, French Polynesia; Habitus; Mauss, Marcel; Prayer; Glossolalia
  • Genre, conversion personnelle et individualism en pentecôtisme: les Assemblées de Dieu de Polynésie française.
    Malogne-Fer, Gwendoline (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 189-203.

    Seemingly individualist conversion is contingent on couples who live together marrying; the call to the pastorate is limited to males. Generally, women want to convert first & their mates convert with them.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, French Polynesia; French Polynesia, Moorea; Individualism; Gender role; Conversion; Assemblies of God, French Polynesia
  • Achilles and the tortoise. A society monoplized by Catholicism faced with an unexpected religious pluralism.
    Pace, Enzo (2013)
    Social Compass 60:3: 315-331.

    Descriptive data & maps of other-than-Catholic places of worship, Catholic Charismatic Renewal centers, & Catholic ministries to immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodox, eastern, Italy; Sikh, Italy; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Migrant; Jehovah´s Witness, Italy; Italy; Islam, Italy; Catholic, Italy; Assemblies of God, Italy; Pluralism
  • Forced to Leave: Forced Termination Experiences of Assemblies of God Clergy and its Connection to Stress and Well-being Outcomes.
    Tanner, Marcus, and Anisa Zvonkovic (2011)
    Pastoral Pscychology 60:5: 713.

    On-line survey data show ministers who had been forced from a ministry position had less family well-being & more health problems than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God; Health; Clergy; Family
  • The Assemblies of God: Godly Law and the Revitalization of American Pentecostalism.
    Poloma, Margaret M., and John C. Green (2010)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Higher Education and Theological Liberalism: Revisiting the Old Issue.
    Reimer, Samuel H. (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:4: 393-408.

    Analyzes interview data from congregations in three U.S. cities from three denominations; exposure to secular theories in higher education liberalizes theological beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Episcopal; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Education; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • On the Inscrutability of the Ways of God: The Transnationalization of Pentecostalism on the West African Coast.
    Noret, Joël (2010)
    In Afe Adogame and James V. Spickard (eds.) Religion Crossing Boundaries. Transnational Religious and Social Dynamics in Africa and the New African Diaspora. Leiden: Brill, pp. 107-122.

    Institutionalized churches organize around offices, personalized ones around personal charisma. Transnational relationships among churches follow suit.

    Associated Search Terms: Transnational; Charisma; Foursquare Gospel, Nigeria; Assemblies of God, Benin; Nigeria; Benin; Ministère d'Evangéliisation et du Perfectionnement; Institutionalization
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; United States; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, U.S.A.; Strictness; Catholic, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Mormon, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Experience; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Communality; Contributions; Women; Nazarene, U.S.A.; State; Unitarian Universalist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; New age; United Church of Christ; Membership; Social capital; Education; Media; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Speaking in Tongues: A Dialectic of Faith and Practice.
    Wright, Bonnie, and Anne Warfield Rawls (2006)
    In Warren S. Goldstein (ed.) Marx, Critical Theory, and Religion. A Critique of Rational Choice. Leiden: Brill, pp. 249-284.

    Examines 4 instances of glossalalia, praise, & prophecy that were seen as disruptive & were not accepted, despite being consitent with belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Belief; Ethnomethodology; Participant observation; United States, Michigan, Detroit; Practice
  • Genèse des émotions au sein des Assemblées de Dieu polynésiennes.
    Fer, Yannick (2005)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 131/132: 143-163.

    Associated Search Terms: Emotion; Assemblies of God, Polynesia
  • Charisma and structure in the Assemblies of God: Revisting O'Dea's five dilemmas.
    Poloma, Margaret M. (2005)
    In David A. Roozen and J.R. Nieman (eds.) Church, Identity, and Change: theology and Denominational Structures in Unsettled Times. Grand Rapids, Michigan: W.B. Eerdmans, pp. 45-96.

    Associated Search Terms: Institutionalization; Assemblies of God; O´Dea, Thomas F.; Routinization
  • The Process of Bricolage between Mythic Societies and Global Modernity: Conversion to the Assembly of God Faith in Burkina Faso.
    Laurent, Pierre-Joseph (2005)
    Social Compass 52:3: 309-323.

    Conversion to the Assemblies of God involves a break of prior ties & a change of identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Burkina Faso; Conversion; Identity; Assemblies of God, Burkina Faso; Participant observation
  • 'Discerning the Spirit' in the Context of Racial Integrtion and Conflict in Two Assemblies of God Churches.
    Wright, Bonnie (2005)
    Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior 35:4: 413-435.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Glossolalia; Mobility (vertical); Race; African Americans; United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry.
    Hoge, Dean R., and Jacqueline E. Wenger (2005)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2005.

    Based on 2002 questionnaire data from former U.S. Protestant clergy and a control group of active clergy, with telephone interview follow-ups with a subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Ex-clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • Experiencing God: An Ethnography of Pentecostal Worship, Race, and Place.
    Wright, Bonnie (2003)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Wayne State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Participant observation; African Americans; Race; United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • The Faith-Healers of the Assemblies of God in Burkina Faso: Taking Responsibility for Diseases Related to “Living Together”
    Laurent, Pierre-Joseph (2001)
    Social Compass 48:3: 333-351.

    Pastors value faith healers for creating excitement, but fear being upstaged. Economic decline led those who had some prosperity migrating away from crime areas & relatives. In the new urban context they set up new identities by exorcism & healing rites.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Assemblies of God, Burkina Faso; Faith healer; Healing; Urban; Pentecostal, Burkina Faso; Change; Exorcism; Burkina Faso; Identity
  • Variations in Strictness and Religious Commitment within and among Five Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and Paul Perl (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 757-764.

    Analyzes survey data on 625 congregations; strictness correlates with time & financial commitment across denominations but not within them.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Strictness; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Contributions; Parish; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Diabolisation de l'autre et ruses de l'Esprit: les Assemblées de Dieu du Burkina Faso.
    Laurent, Pierre-Joseph (2000)
    In André Corten and Andrée Mary (eds.) Imaginaires politiques et pentecôtisme. Afrique/Amérique latine. Paris: Karthala, pp. 61-80.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, Burkina Faso; Burkina Faso; Demonology
  • Southwest Assembly of God: Whomsoever Will.
    Dorsey, Patricia (2000)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.), Religion and the New Immigrants. Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 291-321.

    Account of a congregation organized in 1943 that changed from a largely Anglo to a diverse membership by the 1980s.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Ethnic; United States, Texas, Houston; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • L'Eglise des Assemblées de Dieu du Burkina-Faso. Histoire, transitions et recompositions identitaires.
    Laurent, Pierre-Joseph (1999)
    Archvies de sciences sociales des religions 44/105: 71-97.

    Notes the growth of the Assemblies of God in Burkina-Faso; emphasizes survival advantages of the churches to their members.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, Burkina Faso; Burkina Faso; Identity
  • Giving in Five Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1999)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller (eds.), Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 3-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; United States; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • The Meaning of Religious Giving.
    Miller, Sharon L. (1999)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller (eds.) Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 37-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Mennonite, General Conference, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Mennonite General Conference, U.S.A.; Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Conversions aux Asemblées de Dieu du Burkina Faso. Modernité et Socialité.
    Laurent, Pierre-Joseph (1998)
    Journal des africanistes 68:1: 67-98.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, Burkina Faso; Conversion; Burkina Faso; Modernity
  • The Value of Volunteers as Resources for Congregations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;3: 470-480.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Southern Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Effects of Geographical Variability on Protestant Church Membership Trends, 1980-1990.
    Stump, Roger W. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 636-651.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Nazarene; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; United Methodist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Membership; Ecology
  • Class, Prestige, and Religious Conversion among Women in Rural Mexico.
    Woodrich, Anne C. (1997)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 8: 75-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Jehovah´s Witness, Mexico; Stratification; Rural; Assemblies of God, Mexico; Conversion; Mexico, Yucatan, Santa Cruz
  • The Role of Social Change in the Rise and Development of New Religious Groups in the Pacific Islands.
    Ernst, Manfred (1996)
    Münster: LIT-Verlag.

    Surveys the growth of evangelical & fundamentalist Christian churches in the South Pacific.

    Associated Search Terms: South Pacific; Campus Crusade for Christ; Wycliffe Bible Translators International; New Apostolic Church; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God; Christian Fellowship Church; Jehovah´s Witness
  • Money Matters. Personal Giving in American Churches.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1996)
    Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press.

    Analyzes 1993-94 member questionnaire & congregation interview data from U.S.A. congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • Prosélytisme religieux, intensification agricole et organisation paysanne. Le Rôle des Assemblées de Dieu dans l'émergence de la Fédération Wend-Yam au Burkina Faso.
    Laurent, Pierre-Joseph (1994)
    In Jean-Pierre Jacob and Philippe Lavigne Delville (eds.) Les associations paysannes en Afrique: organisation et dynamiques. Paris: Karthala.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, Burkina Faso; Rural; Proselytizing; Burkina Faso
  • 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: Organization; Catholic, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Assemblies of God; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; African Methodist Episcopal Church; United Methodist; Secularization; Episcopal; Conflict; Schism; Denomination (type)
  • Religious Experiences, Evangelism, and Institutional Growth within the Assemblies of God.
    Poloma, Margaret M., and Brian F. Pendleton (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:4: 415-431.

    Analyzes 1982 questionnaire data from 16 congregations; shows ecstatic experiences motivating evangelistic efforts.

    Associated Search Terms: Glossolalia; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Experience
  • The Assemblies of God at the Crossroads. Charisma and Institutional Dilemmas.
    Poloma, Margaret M. (1989)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Based on observations, interviews, congregation surveys, & a national clergy survey in the U.s. in the mid-1980s.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Women; Medical; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Institutionalization; Glossolalia
  • American Religion in the Post-aquarian Age: Values and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 75-89.

    Presents mean member ages & number of children born to members of 14 denominations, from 1972-85 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United States; Membership; Age; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Church of God; Episcopal
  • A Comparative Study of Two New Religious Movements in the Republic of Korea: The Unification Church and the Full Gospel Central Church.
    Choi, Syn-Duk (1986)
    In James A. Beckford (ed.), New Religious Movements and Rapid Social Change. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 113-145.

    Includes 1978 questionnaire data from 8 large parishes of the Full Gospel Central Church, a Korean affiliate of the Assemblies of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, Korea (South); Korea (South); Unification Church, Korea (South)
  • Os Escolhidos de Deus. Pentecostais, trabalhadores e cidadania.
    Novaes, Regina Celia Reyes (1985)
    Cadernos do ISER No. 19. Rio de Janeiro: Instituto de Estudos da Religio.

    Based on 1976-77 field work on a congregation of the Assembléia de Deus in a municipio of Pernambuco.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, Brazil; Brazil, Pernambuco State
  • Religious Awakenings and Status Politics: Sources of Support for the New Religious Right.
    Harper, Charles L., and Kevin Leicht (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:4: 339-353.

    Analyzes Nebraska questionnaire data from United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, & Assembly of God members; shows support for Moral Majority stands correlating more with religious & cultural factors than threatened status.

    Associated Search Terms: Status politics; Politics, U.S.A.; Moral Majority; United Church of Christ; Disciples of Christ; United States, Nebraska; Assemblies of God
  • Sectarian Tension.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Rodney Stark (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 22:2: 105-124.

    Analyzes 1963 survey data from the San Francisco Bay Area; focuses on denomination members' disapproval of the life ways of the wider society.

    Associated Search Terms: Churches of Christ; Church of God; Nazarene; Assemblies of God; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Deviance/social control; Sect
  • Community of the Saved: An African Revivalist Church in the East Cape.
    Dubb, Allie A. (1976)
    Johannesurg:Witwatersrand University Press.

    Based on 1957-58 field work on an independent African Christian church in East London, South Africa; contains statistics & qualitative data.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa, East London; African Assembly of God
  • Responses to Religion. Studies in the Social Psychology of Religious Belief.
    Maranell, Gary M. (1974)
    Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Ritualism scale; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
  • 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 Baptist; Assemblies of God; Episcopal; Authority; United States, Wisconsin; American Lutheran Church; Clergy role
  • Religion and Social Control in a South African Township.
    Mayer, Philip (1971)
    In Herbert Adam (ed.) South Africa: Sociological Perspectives. London: Oxford University Press, pp. 177-196.

    Compares social control in the Assembly of God (locally termed "Bhenguist") & the non-Christian Xhosa South Africans.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa, East London; Assemblies of God, South Africa; Social control; Xhosa South Africans
  • La diffusion du protestantisme dans les zones sous-développées de l'Italie méridionale.
    Miegge, Mario (1959)
    Archives de sociologie des religions 8: 81-96.

    Overview of Protestantism in Italy; focuses on Assembly of God growth in the South.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, South; Protestant, Italy; Assemblies of God, Italy
  • The Sociology of Fundamentalism. A Typological Analysis Based on Selected Groups in Portland, Oregon, and Vicinity.
    Gustafson, Cloyd V. (1956)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; United States, Oregon, Portland; Apostolic Faith (denomination); American Baptist; North American Baptist General Conference; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative Baptist; Disciples of Christ; Historical; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Schism; Fundamentalism
  • Class Denominationalism in Rural California Churches.
    Goldschmidt, Walter R. (1944)
    American Journal of Sociology 49: 349-355.

    Associated Search Terms: Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; United States, California, San Joaquin Valley; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Rural; Occupation; Church of God; Nazarene, U.S.A.
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