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  • Conversion and retention in Mormonism.
    Bryant, Seth L., Henri Gooren, Rick Phillips, and David G. Stewart, Jr. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 756-785.

    Ending polygyny & being exposed to the non-Mormon world led to emphasizing unique practices & creating a ruling bureaucracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Adaptation; Bureaucracy; Conversion; Historical; Identity; Organization; Mormon
  • Assessing Context and Ideology on the Behavior of Denominational Bureaucrats.
    Calfano, Brian Robert (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 166-180.

    Analyze survey data from district-level & above Presbyterian officials; notes greater influence of bureau associates on 2 issues compared to prior personal ideology.

    Associated Search Terms: Bureaucracy; Social issues; Homosexuality; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Escaping the Procrustean Bed. A Critical Analysis of the Study of Religious Organizations, 1930-2001.
    Chang, Patricia M.Y. (2003)
    In Michele Dillon (ed.) Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 123-136.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Organization; Bureaucracy
  • Professionalism and Bureaucracy as Work Environments Among the Protestant Clergy.
    Thompson, Robert Clarence (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Washington State University. [DA 38:6 A, p. 3744]

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from clergy of 10 protestant denominations in Washington State.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington; Protestant, U.S.A.; Bureaucracy; Organization; Professionalism; Clergy
  • Toward a Theory of Religious Organizations.
    Benson, J. Kenneth, and James H. Dorsett (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10:2: 138-151.

    Develops an open systems model with 4 dimensions--bureaucratization, professionalization, integration, & secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Professionalization; Systems theory; Organization; Bureaucracy
  • Bureaucracy and Church Reform.
    Thompson, Kenneth A. (1970)
    Oxford: Clarendon Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Conflict; Organization; Bureaucracy; Church of England
  • Bureaucracy and the Church.
    Thompson, Kenneth A. (1968)
    In David Martin (ed.) A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain, 1. London: SCM Press, pp. 32-46.

    Applies Weber's depiction of bureaucracy to the Church of England; notes dilemmas inherent in bureaucracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Bureaucracy; Organization; Church of England
  • Bureaucracy and the Liberal Church.
    Page, Charles H. (1952)
    Review of Religion 16:3/4: 137-150.

    General introduction to the bureaucratic pattern in churches, the latter varying from sect to denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Bureaucracy; Organization; Typology
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