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  • L'épiscopat dans l'espace poliique français.
    Portier, Philippe (2014)
    Projet 342: 32-39.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Bishop; Politics, France; Catholic, France
  • Fact Factory: Sociological Expertise and Episcopal Decision Making in the Netherlands.
    Dols, Chris (2014)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Radboud Univrsiteit Nijmegen.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Catholic, Netherlands; Netherlands; Policy research; Sociology of religion, Netherlands
  • Religion, sexual orienttion and the Equality Act 2010: Gay bishops in the Church of England negotiating rights against discrimination.
    Clucas, Rob (2012)
    Sociology 46:5: 936-950.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Bishop; Church of England; Discrimination; Great Britain, England
  • A Critical Note on Aparecida and the Future of the Catholic Church of Latin America.
    Hegy, Pierre (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 539-551.

    Compares the text published by the 5th Conference of Bishops of Latin America with other official Catholic documents; the Catholic Church in Latin America is heading in a new direction with a church-type structure that has some features of the sect type.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Latin America; Typology; Bishops´ conference; Latin America; Church
  • Religious Economy or Organizational Field?: Predicting Bishops' Votes at the Second Vatican Council.
    Wilde, Melissa J., Kristin Geraty, Shelley L. Nelson, and Emily A. Bowman (2010)
    American Sociological Review 75:4: 586-606.

    The role of competition in national settings was only one predictor.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Catholic, Vatican II; Bishop; Councils
  • Les Transactions Sociales de la Religion: de la Médiation au Compromis.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (2009)
    Pensée plurielle. Parole, pratiques & réflexions du social 21:2: 13-25.

    Social mediation of religion involves opposed but not antagonistic elements; example of U.S.A. Catholic bishops' social stands & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishops´ conference; Catholic, U.S.A.; Dialectic; Mediation
  • A Christian Coalition for Catholics? The Massachusetts Model.
    Cunningham, Maurice T. (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:1: 55-70.

    An early 21st century effort by the Massachusetts Catholic bishops to mobilize church members for political stands important to the bishops themselves had modest results.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Catholic, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Moral; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts; Abortion
  • Bishops, Wives and Children: Spiritual Capital Across the Generations.
    Guest, Mathew, and Douglas J. Davies (2007)
    Aldershot, UK: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Church of England; Family; Socialization; Spiritual capital
  • Les Prélats Africains et les Tentatives de Démocratisation du Début de la Décennie 1990.
    Bédard-st-Pierre, Nadine (2006)
    Social Compass 53:4: 467-478.

    Examines pastoral letters of national councils of Catholic bishops; the prelates played a major role in the 1990s democratization of some sub-Saharan African states since they held a compromise (engaged) position in the everyday world.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Africa; Compromise; Bishop; Politics, Africa; Catholic, Africa
  • The Catholic Bishops Conferences of the United States and France. Engaging Immigration as a Public Issue.
    Mooney, Margarita A. (2006)
    American Behavioral Scientist 49:11: 1455-1470.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; France; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, France; Bishop; United States; Migration
  • The Functions and Dysfunctions of the Belgian Bishops' Public Interventions.
    Dobbelaere, Karel (2001)
    In A. Walker and M. Percy (eds.) Restoring the Image. Essays on Religion and Society in Honour of David Martin. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, pp. 22-37.

    Associated Search Terms: Belgium; Bishop; Catholic, Belgium; Bishops´ conference
  • Aportes para la interpretación de la diversidad episcopal: un análisis a partir de los origines, la formación y las trayectorias de los obispos en la Argentina.
    Esquivel, Juan Cruz (2001)
    Sociedad y Religión (Argentina) 22/23: 31-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Argentina; Bishop; Argentina
  • Do Bishops Matter? A Cross-sectional Study of Ordinations to the U.S. Catholic Diocesan Priesthood.
    Yuengert, Andrew (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:3: 294-312.

    Analyzes annual 1986-97 ordination data for American dioceses; bishops who wrote for a conservative magazine & bishops appointed by the conservative Pope John Paul II had more annual ordinations per Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Principle of Subsidiarity.
    Voyé, Liliane (1994)
    In John Fulton and Peter Gee (eds.) Religion in Contemporary Europe. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 109-124.

    Subsidiarity has a largely Catholic history, though its origins share those of the Reformation. The popes have symbolic power while the subsidiary bishops' conferences have administrative control. There is an analogous political application to Europe.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishops´ conference; Papacy; Symbol; Catholic; Subsidiarity
  • Commitments and Non-Commitments: The Social Radicalism of U.S. Catholic Bishops.
    Burns, Gene (1992)
    Theory and Society 21:5: 703-733.

    In the past, American Catholic bishops avoided church/state conflict to avoid Roman condemnations of American tolerance & American accusations of theocratism; both threats have passed.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Catholic, U.S.A.; Bishop; Activism
  • Religious elites and public opinion: The impact of the Bishops' peace pasoral.
    Wald, Kenneth D. (1992)
    Review of Politics 4: 112-143.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishops´ conference; Catholic, U.S.A.; Elite; Peace
  • La hiérarchie catholique dans une société sécularisée.
    Remy, Jean (1990)
    Sociologie et société 22:2: 21-31.

    Especially when individual religious participation declines, public interventions by the hierarchy can be particularly, & paradoxically, powerful. Its moral authority increases as church disciplinary authority decreases.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Catholic, Canada; Secularization; Bishop
  • Die Bischofskonferenz in Spannungsfeld von Zentralisierung und Dezentralisierung.
    Kaufmann, Franz-Xaver (1989)
    Diakonia 20: 400-407.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishops´ conference; Catholic; Organization
  • Archbishop: Inside the Power Structure of the American Catholic Church.
    Reese, Thomas J. (1989)
    San Francisco: Harper & Row.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Bishop
  • Jonestown and Bishop Hill: Continuities and Disjunctures in Religious Conflict.
    Hall, John R. (1989)
    In Rebecca Moore and Fielding McGehee III (eds.), New Religious Movements, Mass Suicide, and Peoples Temple. Scholarly Perspectives on a Trajedy. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 77-92.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Erik Janssonist Movement (Bishop Hill); Jonestown
  • Conflict and Change in the Catholic Church.
    Seidler, John, and Katherine Meyer (1989)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Views 20th century changes in Catholicism, esp. in the U.S., as a social movement; content analysis of the National Catholic Reporter. Analyzes 1971 questionnaire data from strategically placed clergy in U.S. dioceses, analyzes with dioceses as units.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Social movement; Accommodation; Change; Content analysis; Ex-clergy; Diocese; Clergy; Bishop; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Political Structure of Ideological Change: Roman and American Catholicism.
    Burns, Gene (1988)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. [DA 50:1 A, p. 263]

    Examines the questioning of Rome's priorities in sociopolitical issues by U.S. bishops, U.S. sisters, & Latin American liberation theologians.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Politics; Catholic; Bishop; Change; Liberation theology
  • Church Schism and Secession: A Necessary Sequence?
    Steed, Mary Lou (1986)
    Review of Religious Research 27:4: 344-355.

    Studies secession from the Episcopal church after a schism over women's ordination & revision of the Book of Common Prayer; 4 case studies suggest bishops' style may prevent secession.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Bishop; Women; Episcopal; Diocese
  • Les évêques de france en politique.\
    Vassort-Rousset, Brigitte (1986)
    Paris: Cerf.

    Based on 1979-80 interviews with a sample of French Catholic bishops.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, France; Bishop; France; Politics, France
  • Institutional Stress: Journalistic Norms in the Catholic Press.
    Thorn, William J., and Bruce Garrison (1983)
    Review of Religious Research 25:1: 49-62.

    Shows an incongruence between views of the Catholic press held by bishops & by their editors.

    Associated Search Terms: Media; Catholic, U.S.A.; Bishop
  • La sainte famille. L'épiscopat français dans le champ du pouvoir.
    Bourdieu, Pierre, and Monique de Saint Martin (1982)
    Actes de la recherche en sciences sociales 44/45: 2-53.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Catholic, France; Bishop; Habitus; Politics, France
  • Control Structures in Religious Organizations: Accounting for Organizational Patterns and Individual Perceptions.
    Szafran, Robert F. (1981)
    Journal of the Sociology of Work and Occupations 8:3: 327-352.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from American Catholic priests; bishops' progressivism best explains patterns & perceptions of control.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Bishop; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Authority; Polity
  • The Occurrence of Structural Innovation within Religious Organization.
    Szafran, Robert F. (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Wisconsin. [DA 38:10 A, p. 6349]

    Examines the introduction of clergy personnel boards in American Catholic dioceses, 1967-72; includes analysis of 1970 questionnaire data from clergy. Backgrounds of bishops were important.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Organization; Clergy; Bishop
  • The Erik Janssonist Movement of Pre-industrial Sweden.
    Nelson, Charles H. (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38:3: 209-225.

    Studies a 19th century sect that fled persecution in Sweden & settled in Illinois, sparking a Swedish national debate about religious liberty. Both material conditions & religious distinctiveness gave the movement a protest character.

    Associated Search Terms: Persecution; Historical; Social movement; Sweden; Tolerance; Erik Janssonist Movement (Bishop Hill)
  • Análisis Sociológico del Episcopado Español de la Restauración.
    Garcia de Cortazar, Fernando (1976)
    Revue internationale de sociologie 18-20: 63-90.

    Associated Search Terms: Spain; Catholic, Spain; Bishop
  • Toward a More Accurate Approximation of the Class Composition of the Erik Janssonists.
    Nelson, Charles H. (1975)
    The Swedish Pioneer Historical Quarterly 26:1: 3-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Erik Janssonist Movement (Bishop Hill); Swedish Americans
  • A Socio-Cultural Interpretation of a Protestant Religious Movement: The Case of the Erik Janssonists of 19th Century Sweden.
    Nelson, Charles H. (1975)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, New School for Social Research. [DA 36:2 A, p. 1102]

    Historical sociology, from 1840s Sweden to Bishop Hill, Illinois, U.S.A. after 1846.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Bishop Hill; Sweden; Historical; Erik Janssonist Movement (Bishop Hill)
  • Sociology of Religion and Sociology of Elites. Elite and Sous-Elite in the Church of England.
    Bryman, Alan (1974)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 19/38: 109-121.

    Identifies some of the differing social & career experiences of the bishops & archdeacons of 1968.

    Associated Search Terms: Archdeacon; Church of England; Elite; Great Britain; Bishop
  • Church of England Bishops as an Elite.
    Thompson, Kenneth A. (1974)
    In Philip Stanworth and Anthony Giddens (eds.) Elites and Power in British Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 198-207.

    Examines bishops' family backgrounds & status, 1860-1960; sees the episcopacy providing the Church of England its identity through traditionalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Bishop; Traditionalism; Great Britain; Church of England; Identity
  • Univers mental et stratégie des évêques. La declaration des évêques de Belgique sur l'avortement.
    Mormont, Marc, Catherine Mougenot, and Danielle Ruquoy (1973)
    Social Compass 20:3: 475-496.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociolinguistics; Abortion; Catholic, Belgium; Belgium; Bishop
  • The Bishops, 1860-1960: An Elite in Decline.
    Bentley, James (1972)
    Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 5: 161-183.

    The class alignment of individual bishops was largely responsible for a rapid decline in status of the episcopate as the 20th century began.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Church of England; Great Britain
  • L'Évolution du comportement des prêtres en matière politique.
    Rémond, René (1972)
    In René Metz and Jean Schlick (eds.) Politique et foi. Strasbourg: Cerdic, pp. 80-100.

    Comments on 1970s poll data from France, from Catholic clergy, bishops, & laity, regarding politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Catholic, France; Politics, France; Clergy; France
  • Una ricerca pilota sui vescovi italiani.
    Montezemolo, Maria I. (1971)
    La critica sociologica 20: 61-81.

    Analyzes interview data from 35 Italian bishops in different provinces.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Italy
  • Time, Persons, Doctrine: The Modernization of the Church in Chile.
    Landsberger, Harry A. (1970)
    In Harry A. Landsbergr (ed.) The Church and Social Change in Latin America. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, pp. 77-94.

    Overview of change in Latin American Catholicism; examines the doctrinal positions of Chilean bishops.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Change; Latin America; Catholic, Chile; Catholic, Latin America; Chile
  • The Social and Educational Background of Anglican Bishops--Continuities and Changes.
    Morgan, D.H.J. (1969)
    British Journal of Sociology 20:3: 295-310.

    Discovers considerable continuity, 1860-1960.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of England; Bishop
  • The Religious Census of Bishop's Stortford.
    Spencer, Anthony E.C.W. (1968)
    In David Martin (ed.) A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 1. London: SCM Press, pp. 135-145.

    Analyzes 1966 religious census data.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Hertfordshire, Bishop´s Stortford; Census; Membership
  • Pouvoir religieux et sécularisation.
    Ryan, Claude (1966)
    Recherches sociographiques 7:1/2: 101-109.

    Describes the role of the ecclesiastic in Canada.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Secularization; Catholic, Canada; Bishop
  • Methodist Episcopacy: From the General to the Specific.
    Smith, James A., Jr. (1966)
    Review of Religious Research 7: 163-166.

    Discusses the manner in which the diffuse & unstructured "original" charisma of Francis Asbury has become increasingly routinized.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Charisma; Routinization; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • The American Catholic Hierarchy: A Social Profile.
    Donovan, John D. (1958)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 19:2: 98-112.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Bishop
  • The United House of Prayer for All People: A Case Study of a Charismatic Sect.
    Whiting, Albert N. (1952)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, American University.

    Associated Search Terms: United House of Prayer for All People; African Argentinians; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Bishop Grace
  • The Bishop Hill Colony. A Religious Communist Settlement in Henry County, Illinois.
    Mikkelsen, Michael Andrew (1892)
    Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins Press. [New York: Johnson Reprinting, 1973]

    A study of the Erik Janssonist movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Swedish Americans; United States, Illinois, Henry County; Commune; Erik Janssonist Movement (Bishop Hill)
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