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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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