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  • Teen religiosity and fertility in adulthood in a Canadian prairie province.
    Trovato, Frank (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 271-284.

    Analyzes telephone survey data from married women aged 20-49 living with husbands in Alberta; reported religiosity in teenage years predicted larger families.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Adolescence; Canada, Alberta; Family size; Religiosity
  • The presentation of the charismatic self in everyday life: Reflections on a Canadian new religious movement.
    Joosse, Paul (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:2: 174-199.

    The everyday aspects of the daily life of John de Ruiter, guru of Oasis Edmonton, endanger his charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Oasis Edmonton; Dramaturgy; Guru; Everyday life; Goffman, Erving; Participant observation; Weber, Max; New religions; Canada, Alberta, Edmonton; Charisma
  • Soka Gakkai: Engaged Buddhism in North America.
    Geekie, Constance Lynn (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 203-224.

    Based on field work at a Soka Gokkai center in Edmonton, Alberta. Focuses on practices & social activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta, Edmonton; Activism; Soka Gakkai, Canada; Participant observation
  • Silence, Charisma, and Power: The Case of John de Ruiter.
    Joosse, Paul (2006)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 21(3): 355-371.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Charisma; Canada, Alberta, Edmonton; Oasis Edmonton
  • Molly Mormons, Mormon Feminists and Moderates: Religious Diversity and the Latter Day Saints Church.
    Beaman, Lori G. (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:1: 65-86.

    Based on 28 life histories of LDS women in southern Alberta, Canada.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Canada, Alberta; Mormon, Canada
  • Circulation of the Saints 1966-1990: New Data, New Reflections.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1994)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 33:3: 273-280.

    Adds a 1986-90 update to previous studies; shows the conservative protestant churches maintaining their 10% of the Canadian religious market.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, Canada; Conversion; Membership; Canada, Alberta, Calgary
  • Casting off the Bonds of Organized Religion: A Religious-Careers Approach to the Study of Apostasy.
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., and Marlene M. MacKie (1993)
    Review of Religious Research 34:3: 235-258.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from students at 2 universities, & from Calgary. Uses types of religious change; explores beliefs & practices within each type, & life satisfaction of apostates. Shows apostasy to be cognitive.

    Associated Search Terms: Cognitive dimension; Conversion; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Disaffiliation; Students, undergraduate
  • Feminism and Religious Behavior: Greeley Revisited in Western Canada.
    Hartnagel, Timothy F. (1991)
    Review of Religious Research 33:2: 153-168.

    Analyzes interview data from Alberta women; shows no negative correlation between church attendance & feminism.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Women; Canada, Alberta; Protestant, Canada; Catholic, Canada
  • The Perception of Mormons by Rural Canadian Youth.
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., Elaine Grandin, Irving Hexham, and Carson Pue (1991)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 30:4: 479-486.

    Surveys students at a rural Alberta high school, with mean social distance scores & correlates thereof for Mormons, Anglicans, & Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta; Rural; Students, secondary; Catholic, Canada; Anglican Church of Canada; Mormon, Canada; Social distance
  • In the Shadow of Antichrist: The Old Believers of Alberta.
    Scheffel, David (1991)
    Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.

    Ethnography of Old Believers of the Berezovta settlement in Alberta, Canada.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Old Believers, Canada; Community study; Participant observation; Canada, Alberta, Berezovta
  • Changing Religious Attitudes and Participation among Catholics in the Post Vatican II Church: Some Canadian Data.
    Hartnagel, Timothy F., and Leo Klug (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:4: 347-361

    Analyzes 1973 & '82 survey data from recipients of the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton's newspaper.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Catholic, Canada; Canada, Alberta, Edmonton
  • Religious Participation and Marital Commitment.
    Larson, Lyle E., and J. Walter Goltz (1989)
    Review of Religious Research 30:4: 387-400.

    Analyzes 1980 interview data from Edmonton, Alberta; church participation is shown to correlate with marital commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta, Edmonton; Practice; Marriage
  • Religious Denominations' Impact upon Gender Attitudes: Some Methodological Implications.
    Brinkerhoff, Merlin B., and Marlene M. MacKie (1984)
    Review of Religious Research 25:4: 365-378.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Lutheran, Canada; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Catholic, Canada; Mormon, Canada; Women; Baptist, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada; Disaffiliation; Denomination (organizational entity); Conversion; Anglican Church of Canada
  • 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
  • Norms of Verbalization and the Decision-making Process in Religious Organizations.
    Nelson, John J., and Harry H. Hiller (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:2: 173-180.

    Analyzes decisions made in 3 independent Baptist churches in Calgary, Albert, Canada.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, independent, Canada; Decision-making; Parish; Canada, Alberta, Calgary
  • Declining fertility in a religious isolate: The Hutterite population of Alberta, Canada, 1951-1971.
    Laing, Lorie M. (1980)
    Human Biology 52:2: 289-310.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta; Fertility; Hutterite, Canada
  • Religiosity and Drug Use: A Test of Social Control Theory.
    Linden, Rick, and Raymond Currie (1977)
    Canadian Journal of Criminology and Corrections/Revue canadienne de criminologie 19:4: 346-355.

    Analyzes 1971 interview data from adolescents in Calgary; shows an inverse relationship between church membership & use of marijuana, opiates, etc.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Drug; Adolescents
  • Alberta and the Bible Belt Stereotype.
    Hiller, Harry H. (1976)
    In Stewart Crysdale and Les Wheatcroft (eds.), Religion in Canadian Society. Toronto: Macmillan, pp. 372-383.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta; Evangelical, Canada
  • Religious Experiences among Calgary Youth: Taxonomic and Social Contextual Considerations.
    McCombs, Charles R. (1975)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Manitoba.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Experience
  • When Proselytizing Fails: An Organizational Analysis.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1974)
    Sociological Analysis 35:3: 189-200.

    Analyzes information from & about Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city; proselytizing persists not because it recruits members but because of its latent functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Evangelical, Canada; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Latent function
  • Church Involvement and the Comfort Thesis in Alberta.
    Hobart, Charles W. (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:4: 463-470.

    Analyzes 1967-69 interview data from Alberta adults; generally contradicts deprivation theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Canada; Deprivation; United Church of Canada; Canada, Alberta; Lutheran, Canada; Anglican Church of Canada
  • Sources of Religious Involvement: Issues for Future Empirical Investigations.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1974)
    Review of Religious Research 15:2: 71-79.

    Analyzes 1971 survey data from a western Canadian city, showing socialization, accommodation, cognitive factors, & deprivation explaining practice.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Socialization; Accommodation; Cognitive; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Practice
  • Religion and Images of Man among Calgary Youth.
    Currie, Raymond F. (1973)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Fordham University. [DA 34:1 A, p. 423]

    Analyzes questionnaire data from a sample of adolescents in Calgary; shows religiosity to have almost no relationship to an interior sense of control over events.

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Adolescents; Locus of control
  • 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
  • A Lebanese Community in Lac La Biche, Alberta.
    Barclay, Harold B. (1971)
    In Jean Leonard Elliott (ed.), Immigrant Groups. Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice-Hall, pp. 66-83.

    Socio-economic characteristics & adaptation of a Lebanese community in Alberta; extent to which it has kept its Muslim tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Canada; Lebanese Canadians; Canada, Alberta, Lac La Biche
  • Religious Style and Social Class.
    Goodall, Raymond M. (1970)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of British Columbia.

    Shows a curvilinear relationship between style in worship & social class in Lethbridge, Alberta; formality characterized lower classes, semi-formal upper & middle, informality lower & middle.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Stratification; Canada, Alberta, Lethbridge
  • Religious Secularization: A Study of a Contemporary Baptist Church.
    Luft, Murray C. (1969)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Calgary.

    Defines "secularization" & examines the evidence for it in a congregation, using questionnaires, interviews, & participant observation.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Secularization; Baptist, Canada
  • The Protestant Ethic Versus the Spirit of Capitalism.
    Barclay, Harold B. (1969)
    Review of Religious Research 10:3: 151-158.

    The Holdeman Mennonites, as seen with the group at Linden, Alberta, encourage individual private enterprise yet stifle the evolution of any complex corporate system out of such enterprises.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta, Linden; Protestant Ethic; Economic; Mennonite, North America
  • The Distribution of Religious Groups in Alberta, 1961.
    Lester, Geoffrey Austin (1966)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Alberta.

    Religion has been an important factor in migrations into Alberta--e.g., Mormons & Mennonites.

    Associated Search Terms: Migration; Mormon, Canada; Mennonite, Canada; Canada, Alberta; Ecology
  • Social Conditions Underlying the Growth of Religious Sects in Calgary, Alberta.
    Mann, William E. (1953)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Toronto. [Abridged as Sect, Cult and Church in Alberta. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1955]

    Examines social factors linked to the growth of fundamentalist sects & occult & healing cults, in Alberta (1920-40s).

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Fundamentalist, Canada; Politics, Canada; Cult; Sect; Stratification
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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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