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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.
  • 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.
  • Free Riding, Market Structure, and Church Member Donations in South Carolina.
    Hull, Brooks B., and Jody Lipford (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 172-187.

    Analyzes 2001 data from South Carolina Baptist congregations; free riding goes up with size, an effect mitigated by higher levels of services offered; competition among Baptist congregations lowers donations, competition with non-Baptist ones raise them.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Competition; Congregation; Contributions; Parish; Congregation size; Southern Baptist
  • 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
  • Religious Diversity in a Conservative Baptist Congregation.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., Christopher D. Bader, Paul Froese, Edward C. Polson, and Buster G. Smith (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 321-334.

    Data from a conservative Southern Baptist congregation in central Texas shows diversity of belief among the active members.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; United States, Texas; Parish; Southern Baptist
  • This Spot of Ground. Spiritual Baptists in Toronto.
    Duncan, Carol B. (2008)
    Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

    1992-2004 ethnographic data mostly from 2 mostly female Spiritual Baptist congregations in Toronto, but some data are from Trinidad.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritual Baptist, Canada; Spiritual Baptist, Trinidad; Feminist theory; Caribbean Canadians; Canada, Ontario, Toronto; Participant observation; Church mother; Syncretism; Trinidad and Tobago; Women; Ritual
  • 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
  • Children as Religious Resources: The Role of Children in the Social Re-formation of Class, Culture, and Religious Identity.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 169-183.

    Based on participant observation & open-ended interviews in 2 Pacific Northwest, U.S.A., congregations. The involvement of chidlren in the congregations reinforced adults' class, culture, & religious identities.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Conservative Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Children
  • 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
  • Does Religion Increase the Prevalence and Incidence of Obesity in Adulthood.
    Cline, Krista M.C., and Kenneth F. Ferraro (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:2: 269-281.

    Analyzes 1986-94 panel survey data from Americans; religious media consumption & Baptist membership were related to obesity among women.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Sex; Medical; United States; Obesity; Media
  • Human Agency in Mission Work: Missionary Styles and Their Political Consequences.
    Cavalcanti, H.B. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 381-398.

    Compares the diffusion model of one American Protestant missionary to Brazil with the acculturation model of the other.

    Associated Search Terms: Acculturation; Presbyterian, Brazil; Brazil; Diffusion; Southern Baptist, Brazil; Missions
  • Building Traditions: Comparing Space, Ritual, and Community in Three Congregations.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 47:1: 70-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Architecture; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Conservative Baptist; Parish
  • The Churching of America, 1776-2005: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy.
    Finke, Roger, and Rodney Stark (2005)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Revised edition of The Churching of America, 1776-1992. Received the 1993 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Korean translation published by Seorosarang Publishing, 2009.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Historical; United States; Episcopal; Typology; Ecumenism; Congregational, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Membership; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • Institutional Influences on Growth in Southern Baptist Congregations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D. (2004)
    Review of Religious Research 46:2: 117-131.

    Analyzes 1985, '90, & '95 denominational census data from Southern Baptist congregations; participation in Sunday school & worship attendance predict congregational growth more than do age, size, & staffing.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Practice; Southern Baptist; Membership
  • Identity and Maginality among New Australians. Religion and Ethnicity in Victoria's Slavic Baptist Community.
    Zander, Viktor (2004)
    New York: Walter de Gruyter, [Revised Ph.D.. thesis, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia]

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Ethnic; Slavic Australians; Baptist, Australia; Identity; Assimilation; Australia, Victoria
  • 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
  • Reclaiming African Religions in Trinidad: The Socio-Political Legitimation of the Orisha and Spiritual Baptist Faiths.
    Henry, Frances (2003)
    Kingston, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Orisha, Trinidad and Tobago; Trinidad and Tobago; Spiritual Baptist, Trinidad and Tobago; Politics, Trinidad and Tobago; Africanist, Trinidad
  • The Political Activity of Evangelical Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Case Study of Five Denominations.
    Guth, James L., Linda Beail, Greg Crow, Beverly Gaddy, Steve Montreal, Brent Nelsen, James Penning, and Jeff Walz (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 501-514.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from Evangelical clergy, who are overwhelmingly Republican. Age, moral interests, & political interests predict political activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Activism; Clergy; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in America
  • 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.
  • The Right Faith at the Right Time? Determinants of Protestant Mission Success in the 19th-Century Brazilian Religious Market.
    Cavalcani, H.B. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:3: 423-438.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, Brazil; Southern Baptist, Brazil; Historical; Missions; Brazil
  • The Relative Influence of Youth and Adult Experiences on Personal Spirituality and Church Involvement.
    O'Connor, Thomas P., Dean R. Hoge, and Estrelda Alexander (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:4: 723-732.

    Panel survey at age 38 of Baptists, Catholics, & Methodists who had been studied at age 16 in 1976. Identifies adolescent factors that predicted adult religious involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Life cycle; Adolescents; Panel study; Catholic, 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.
  • L'Etat Face aux Enjeux "Autoriteé-Pouvoir" Chez les Baptistes: l'Exemple Français, 19ème-20ème Siècle.
    Fath, Sébastien (2001)
    Social Compass 48:1: 51-61.

    The local & informal power systems of the Baptists led successively to distrust, acceptance, & suspicion, during the 19th & 20th centuries.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Baptist, France; France
  • O projeto missionário protestante no Brasil do século 19: comparando a experiência presbiteriana e batista.
    Cavalcanti, H.B. (2001)
    Rever--Revista de estudos da religião 1:4: 61-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Missions; Presbyterian, Brazil; Baptist, Brazil; Comparative; Historical
  • The Mobilization of a Religious Elite: Political Activism among Southern Baptist Clergy in 1999.
    Guth, James L. (2001)
    In Sue E.S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Christian Clergy in American Politics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 139-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Clergy; Activism
  • The Effects of Switching on Denominational Subcultures.
    Gay, David A., John P. Lynxwiler, and Charles W. Peek (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 515-525.

    Analyzes 1990-98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; people who switched denominations held attitudes similar to those already in the denominations. Baptists show the least heterogeneity in moral attitudes, Catholics the most.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Moral; Attitude; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Baptist, U.S.A.; Conversion
  • 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
  • Religious Activity, Alcohol Use, and Depression in a Sample of Elderly Baptists.
    Musick, Marc A., Daniel G. Blazer, and Judith C. Hays (2000)
    Research on Aging 22: 91-116.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist; Alcohol; Gerontology; Depression
  • 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
  • Journeys to the Spiritual Lands. The Natural History of West Indian Religion.
    Zane, Wallace W. (1999)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Ethnography of the Converted religion (also called Spiritual Baptist) of the island nation of St. Vincent; interprets it as a response to the past experience of colonialism.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritual Baptist, St. Vincent; Colonialism; Converted; St. Vincent
  • Local Baptists, Local Politics: Churches and Communities in the Middle and Uplands South.
    Grammick, Clifford A., Jr. (1999)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Describes 6 sectarian Baptist groups in the Appalachian South, & their varied involvements in politics.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Appalachia; Localism; Politics, U.S.A.; Baptist, 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 Shakers of St. Vincent: A Symbolic Focus for Discourses.
    Gullick, Charles (1998)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.), New Trends and Developments in African Religions. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, pp. 87-104.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritual Baptist, St. Vincent; St. Vincent
  • 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
  • Ethnic Distance and Religious Convergence: Shango, Spiritual Baptist, and Kali Mai traditions in Trinidad.
    Vertovec, Steven (1998)
    Social Compass 45:2: 247-263.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritual Baptist, Trinidad and Tobago; Pluralism; Ethnic; Kali Mai puja, Trinidad; Shango, Trinidad and Tobago; Trinidad and Tobago; Hindu, Trinidad and Tobago
  • 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.
  • Organizational Opportunity and Social Movement Mobilization.
    Kurzman, Charles (1998)
    Mobilization 3:1: 23-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberation theology; Catholic, Latin America; Shi'ite, Iran; Islam, Iran; Iran; Civil rights movement; National Baptist Convention, U.S.A.; Social movement; Buddhist, Burma; Burma; Politics, Burma; Organization; Latin America
  • 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
  • New World African Ritual: Genuine and Spurious.
    Glazier, Stephen D. (1996)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35:4: 420-431.

    Applies the "genuine" & "spurious" cultures models of Edward Sapir to Afro-Caribbean religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritual Baptist; Africanist; Accommodation; Culture; Caribbean; Syncretism; Ritual
  • Male God Imagery and Female Submission: Lessons from a Southern Baptist Ladies' Bible Class.
    Pevey, Carolyn, Christine L. Williams, and Christopher G. Ellison (1996)
    Qualitative Sociology 19: 173-193.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; God, image of; Southern Baptist; Gender role
  • 'Authenticity' in Afro-Caribbean Religions: Contested Constructs, Contested Rites.
    Glazier, Stephen D. (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.), The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religion. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 207-225.

    Associated Search Terms: Trinidad and Tobago; Authenticity; Africanist; Orisha, Trinidad and Tobago; Spiritual Baptist, Trinidad and Tobago
  • The Significance of Personal Change for Operative Goals: A Structuralist Approach to Theological Self-identification and Attitudes Toward Academic Policy in Southern Baptist Colleges.
    Ingram, Larry C. (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38:1: 61-78.

    Analyzes 1991 questionnaire data from professors at Southern Baptist colleges; liberals emphasized scholarship, fundamentalists Baptist socialization.

    Associated Search Terms: University; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Professor; Education; Liberal, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • The Bully Pulpit: Southern Baptist Clergy and Political Activism 1980-1992.
    Guth, James L. (1996)
    In John C. Green, James L. Guth, Corwin E. Smidt, and Lyman A. Kellstedt (eds.) Religion and the Culture Wars: Dispatches from the Front. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 146-173.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; Conflict
  • In Search of Denominational Subcultures: Religious Affiliation and 'Pro-Family' Issues Revisited.
    Gay, David A., Christopher G. Ellison, and Daniel A. Powers (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38;1: 3-17.

    Analyzes 1982-91 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; finds distinctive denominational subcultures.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Atheist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Sexuality; United States; Methodist, U.S.A.; Subculture; Conservative, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Gender role; Jewish, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Abortion; Episcopal
  • 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.
  • Organizational Mission as Source of Vulnerability: Comparing Attitudes of Trustees and Professors in Southern Baptist Colleges.
    Ingram, Larry C., and Ann Carol King (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 36:4: 355-368.

    Analyzes 1990 questionnaire data from professors & board members of Southern Baptist colleges & universities, concerning academic freedom & related issues; see no cleavage between the 2 groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Professor; Southern Baptist
  • 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
  • Religion as Poetry.
    Greeley, Andrew M. (1995)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Environmentalism; Southern Baptist; Paranormal; Politics, U.S.A.; God, image of; Imagination
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