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  • The Rise of Network Christianity. How Independent Leaders Are Changing the Religious Landscape.
    Christerson, Brad, and Richard Flory (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Focuses on independent Pentecostal leadership in the USA & growth of its churches. Based on interviews with the leaders. A network polity emerged from the 1990s "new paradigm" Pentecostals. Their status as independent apostles avoids the routinization of their charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Market model; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Network; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Polity; Routinization; Charisma
  • The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States.
    Pew Research Center (2014)
    Washington, D.C.: Pew Reserch Center.

    Largely 2013 descriptive statistics on a sample of Latino Americans, focusing on their religion & related attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Practice; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Denomination (organizational entity); Charismatic, U.S.A.; Belief; Conversion
  • Race, Religion, and Worship: Are Contemporary African-American Worship Practices Distinct?
    Edwards, Korie L. (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 30-52.

    1998 General Social Survey /National Congregations Study data (U.S.A.) show ecstatic worship (verbal affirmation & spontaneous physical worship) is no longer uniquely African American nor found only among the uneducated.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Worship
  • Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2008)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on ethnographic field work & interviews; studies a multiracial congregation that appealed to individualists struggling in the entertainment industry.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Occupation; Parish; Race; Media; Individualism; Entertainer; Participant observation; United States, California, Los Angeles; Durkheim, Émile; Charismatic, U.S.A.
  • The Effects of Religious Self-identification on Support for the New Christian Right: An Analysis of Political Activists.
    Wilcox, Clyde, and Ted G. Jelen (1992)
    Social Science Journal 29:2: 199-210.

    Analyzes 1988-89 questionnaire data from contributors to Republican U.S. presidential candidates; shows the effect of fundamentalist & charismatic self-identification on attitudes toward candidates & groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Moral Majority; Politics, U.S.A.; Charismatic, U.S.A.
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