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  • Forty Years of Religion across Borders: Twilight of a Transnational Field?
    Cook, David A. (2002)
    In Helen Rose Ebaugh and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (eds.) Religion Across Borders: Transnational Immigrant Networks. Walnut Creek, California: Altamira, pp. 51-74.

    Based on fieldwork with members of a Latino Protestant congregation in Houston who participate in transnational networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Argentina, Mendoza; Missionary; Latino Americans; Migrant; Brethren, U.S.A.; Transnational; United States, Texas, Houston; Brethren, Argentina; Diffusion
  • On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren.
    Kraybill, Donald B., and Carl F. Bowman (2001)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Hutterite; Anabaptist; Mennonite; Sect; Brethren, U.S.A.; Amish
  • Iglesia Cristiana Evangélica: Arriving in the Pipeline.
    Cook, David (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. 171-192.

    Account of a church organized by Argentine Plymouth Brethren immigrants to Houston in 1960.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Plymouth Brethren, U.S.A.; Argentine Americans; United States, Texas, Houston; Migrant
  • Brethren Society: The Cultural Transformation of a "Peculiar People."
    Bowman, Carl F. (1995)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Focuses on why members of the Church of the Brethren have assimilated faster into American society than the Amish, Mennonites, & other related sects.

    Associated Search Terms: Brethren, U.S.A.; Assimilation
  • The Protestant Mosaic: A Majority of Minorities.
    Boal, Fred, John A. Campbell, and David N. Livingstone (1991)
    In Patrick J. Roche and Brian Barton (eds.), The Northern Ireland Question: Myth and Reality. Aldeershot: Avebury, pp. 99-129.

    Analyzes 1983 survey data from Belfast Protestants; shows political party & attitudes, & social views by denomination, & a denominational sociogram.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Presbyterian, Great Britain; Brethren, Great Britain
  • 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
  • Continuity and Change among Canadian Mennonite Brethren.
    Hamm, Peter M. (1987)
    Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Mennonite, Mennonite Brethren, North America
  • From Sect to Denomination: Church Types and their Implications for Mennonite Brethren History.
    Kyle, Richard G. (1985)
    Hillsboro, Kansas: Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Typology; Mennonite, Mennonite Brethren, North America
  • Circulation of the Saints Revisited: A Longitudinal Look at Conservative Church Growth.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:3: 253-262.

    Compares 1966-70 & '76-80 surveys of 20 Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Membership; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Baptist, Canada; Nazarene, Canada; Plymouth Brethren, Canada; Missionary (denomination), Canada; Christian and Missionary Alliance, Canada; Salvation Army, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada
  • The Late Victorian Decline in Churchgoing: Some New Zealand Evidence.
    Jackson, Hugh (1983)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 28/56:1: 97-106.

    Provides attendance rates in general 1874-1926, & for denominations 1886-1926.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, New Zealand; Brethren, New Zealand; Church of Christ, New Zealand; Congregational, New Zealand; Methodist, New Zealand; Anglican, New Zealand; Catholic, New Zealand; New Zealand; Practice; Baptist, New Zealand
  • Continuity and Change among Canadian Mennonite Brethren, 1925-1975: A Study of Sacralization and Secularization in Sectarianism.
    Hamm, Peter M. (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, McMaster University. [DA 39:6 A, p. 3639]

    Analyzes a Mennonite Brethren subsample from 1972 survey data, & reviews denominational literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Mennonite, Mennonite Brethren, North America
  • Religion: A Persistent Institution in a Changing Appalachia.
    Photiadis, John D., and John F. Schnabel (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 32-42.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from male household heads in West Virginia; compares fundamentalism, religiosity, & buffer-use of religion by Catholics, Methodists, & United Evangelical Brethren.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Alienation; Religiosity; Fundamentalist; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Comfort; United States, West Virginia; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Anabaptists Four Centuries Later A Profile of Five Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Denominations.
    Harder, Leland Daniel, and J. Howard Kauffman (1975)
    Scottdale: Herald Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Mennonite; Brethren; Anabaptist
  • The Circulation of the Saints: A Study of People Who Join Conservative Churches.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:3: 273-283. [Also in Stewart Crysdale and Les Wheatcroft (eds.), Religion in Canadian Society (Toronto: Macmilan of Canada, 1976), pp. 346-358]

    Analyzes 1966-70 survey data from 20 Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary (denomination), Canada; Plymouth Brethren, Canada; Salvation Army, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada; Membership; Baptist, Canada; Christian and Missionary Alliance, Canada; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Conversion; Nazarene, Canada
  • Family Surrogates in Colonial America: The Moravian Experiment.
    Gollin, Gillian Lindt (1969)
    Journal of Marriage and Family 31:4:650-658.

    Traces the decline of the Moravian Brethren choir system that functioned in lieu of the family.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Family; Moravian, U.S.A.; Commune; Brethren, U.S.A.
  • The Exclusive Brethren: A Case Study in the Evolution of a Sectarian Ideology.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1967)
    In Bryan R. Wilson (ed.) Patterns of Sectarianism: Organisation and Ideology in Social and Religious Movements. London: Heinemann, pp. 287-342.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Exclusive Brethren
  • Moravians in Two Worlds. A Study of Changing Communities.
    Gollin, Gillian Lindt (1967)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Historical sociology of the Moravians in Europe & America.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem; Moravian; Germany, Herrnhut; Community study; Brethren, U.S.A.
  • The Religious Factor in Social Change. Max Weber and the Moravian Paradox.
    Gollin, Gillian Lindt (1967)
    Archives de sociologie des religions 12/23: 91-97.

    A comparative analysis of Herrnhut, the major Moravian settlement in Europe, & Bethlehem, the major American Moravian settlement.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Change; Moravian; Germany, Herrnhut; United States, Pennsylvania, Bethlehem; Brethren, U.S.A.
  • A Collation of Data about Religion in Australia.
    Mol, Hans (Johannes J.) (1967)
    Social Compass 14:2: 117-132.

    Associated Search Terms: Greek Orthodox, Australia; Jewish, Australia; Lutheran, Australia; Congregational (Independent), Australia; Churches of Christ, Australia; Catholic, Australia; Brethren, Australia; Baptist, Australia; Anglican, Australia; Australia
  • The Plain People of Oregon.
    Barclay, Harold B. (1967)
    Review of Religious Research 8: 140-165.

    Analyzes the survival mechanisms used by the Church of God in Christ (Mennonite), Old Order Amish, Unaffiliated Conservative Amish Mennonites, & Old German Baptist Brethren.

    Associated Search Terms: Mennonite, North America; Anabaptist; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Amish, U.S.A.; United States, Oregon; Old German Baptist Brethren, U.S.A.; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Amish
  • Ecumenism in Two Protestant Churches in Ontario.
    Pletsch, Donald J. (1966)
    Unpublished M.Sc. Thesis, University of Guelph.

    Studies attitudes toward a church merger (United Church of Canada & Evangelical United Brethren), as they vary with age, education, sex, income, ethnicity, & occupation.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Canada, Ontario; Evangelical United Brethren, Canada; United Church of Canada
  • The Brethren Pastor: Differential Conceptions of an Emerging Role.
    Evans, Theodore Q. (1963)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 3:1: 43-51.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from lay officeholders & pastors; focuses on the professionalization of the clergy as the Church of the Brethren changes from a sect to a church.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Church of the Brethren; Typology
  • Religious Exogamy: A Study of Social Distance.
    Bealer, Robert C., Fern K. Willits, and Gerald W. Bender (1963)
    Sociology and Social Research 48:1: 69-79.

    Analyzes longitudinal data from a sample of rural Pennsylvania 1947 high school sophomores; sect-likeness did not affect religious exogamy.

    Associated Search Terms: Social distance; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Rural; United States, Pennsylvania; Typology; Marriage; Greek Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • The Acculturation Process and the Peace Doctrine of the Church of the Brethren.
    Royer, Donald Mark (1955)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    History of the Brethren development from sect to denomination & lesser social control in gaining adherence to the historical peace doctrine. Some congregations were further along in the process than others. Reports questionnaire data from selected congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Secularization; Peace/war; Parish; Brethren; Dunker; Acculturation
  • Social Correlates of Religious Interest.
    Lenski, Gerhard (1953)
    American Sociological Review 18: 533-544.

    Analyzes 1941 interview data from white Protestant households of couples who had been married 1927-29, living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene; Baptist, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Evangelical and Reformed, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; United Brethren, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • A Study of the Opinions of Members of the Church of the Brethren in Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Evans, T. Quentin (1950)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Cincinnati.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Ohio, Cincinnati; Brethren, U.S.A.
  • A Study of Changes in the Value Patterns of the Church of the Brethren.
    Eshleman, Robert Forney (1948)
    Unpublsihed Ph.D. dissertation, Cornell University.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Church of the Brethren
  • The Functional Development of Christian Education in the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.
    Boyer, John Neely (1947)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Pittsburgh.

    Associated Search Terms: Brethren, U.S.A.; Church of the Brethren; Education; Functionalism; United Brethren, U.S.A.
  • The Changing Religious Sect: A Study of Social Types.
    Weller, Forrest Levaun (1945)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. thesis, University of Chicago.

    Uses life histories from students in Brethren colleges to explore the experience of change in the Church of the Brethren.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Church of the Brethren; Life histories; Typology
  • Social Attitudes on Marriage Partners.
    Weller, Forrest Levaun (1942)
    Sociology and Social Research 26:512-524.

    Data from 250 students at 4 Brethren colleges in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of the Brethren; Marriage; Students, undergraduate
  • Cultural Changes in the Church of the Brethren. A Study in Cultural Sociology.
    Dove, Frederick Denton (1932)
    Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.

    Associated Search Terms: Brethren, U.S.A.; Change
  • The Effect of the College Experience Upon Students' Concepts of God.
    Wickenden, Arthur C. (1932)
    Journal of Religion 12:2: 242-267.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 1st & 4th year students at church & non-church colleges in Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, & Minnesota. Separate data for specific denominational colleges. Shows an effect of educational challenges on belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregational, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United Brethren, U.S.A.; God, concept of; Students, undergraduate; Education
  • A Study of the Social Life of the Brethren, as Depicted by the English River Congregation near South English, Keokuk County, Iowa.
    Kirkpatrick, Ellis Lore (1920)
    Unpublished M.S. thesis, University of Kansas.

    Associated Search Terms: Brethren, U.S.A.; United States, Iowa, South English; Parish
  • Literary Activity of the German Baptist Brethren in the Eighteenth Century.
    Flory, John Samuel (1908)
    Elgin, Illinois: Brethren Publishing.

    Associated Search Terms: Brethren; Literature
  • The Dunkers: A Sociological Interpretation.
    Gillin, John Lewis (1906)
    Ph.D.. thesis, Columbia University. [New York, 1906]

    Interprets largely German origins & migration to Pennsylvania, largely in terms of consciousness of kind.

    Associated Search Terms: German Americans; Church of the Brethren; Old Order Brethren; German Baptist Brethren; Dunker; Migration; Historical
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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