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  • Experiential careers: The routinization and de-routinization of religious life.
    Tavory, Iddo, and Daniel Wincheser (2012)
    Theory and Society 41:4: 351-373.

    Field studies with an Orthodox Jewish community & with a community of Muslim converts, both in the U.S., show experiential intensity at the time of conversion tapering off after a time. (The authors discovered what spiritual writers have in the past termed "first fervor.")

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Experience; Participant observation; Phenomenology; Islam, U.S.A.; Career; Conversion
  • Gender, Tokenism, and the Construction of Elite Clergy Careers.
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 38:3: 193-210.

    Based on biographies of female & male Episcopal priests ordained 1920-90; examines correlates of high church office within gender groupings.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Clergy; Career; Sex
  • Conversion Careers.
    Richardson, James T. (1980)
    Society 17:3: 47-50.

    Overview of literature on conversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Career; Anti-cult movement
  • Conversion Careers: In and Out of the New Religions.
    Richardson, James T. (ed.) (1978)
    Beverly Hills, California: Sage.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Conversion; Disaffiliation; Career
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