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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: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Change; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • 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: United Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Education; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Belief
  • 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: New age; Catholic, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Media; Membership; United States; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Practice; Social capital; Southern Baptist; State; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Experience; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Strictness; Women; Atheist, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief; United Church of Christ; Denomination (organizational entity); Disciples of Christ; Education; Contributions; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Communality; Megachurch
  • 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: Practice; United States, Michigan, Detroit; Belief; Ethnomethodology; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; 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: United States, Michigan, Detroit; Glossolalia; Mobility (vertical); African Americans; Race; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • 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: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ex-clergy; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; United Methodist
  • Experiencing God: An Ethnography of Pentecostal Worship, Race, and Place.
    Wright, Bonnie (2003)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Wayne State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Race; United States, Michigan, Detroit; African Americans; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • 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.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Contributions; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Parish; Strictness
  • 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: Ethnic; United States, Texas, Houston; Parish; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • 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: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Mennonite General Conference, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mennonite, General Conference, U.S.A.
  • 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: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United States; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • 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: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Voluntarism; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; 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: Southern Baptist; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Membership; Conservative/liberal; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ecology; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Nazarene
  • 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: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Southern Baptist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, 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
  • 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; Proselytizing; Experience; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • 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: Catholic, U.S.A.; Church of God; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Family; Age; Membership; United States; Mormon, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ
  • 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: Women; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Institutionalization; Medical; Prayer; Glossolalia
  • 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.; Disciples of Christ; Moral Majority; United Church 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; Nazarene; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Deviance/social control; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Sect; Church of God; Assemblies 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: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Ritualism scale; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • 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.; Conservative Baptist; Apostolic Faith (denomination); American Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Fundamentalism; Schism; Disciples of Christ; United States, Oregon, Portland; Historical; North American Baptist General Conference; United Methodist, U.S.A.
  • Class Denominationalism in Rural California Churches.
    Goldschmidt, Walter R. (1944)
    American Journal of Sociology 49: 349-355.

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