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  • Talking with the Children of God: Prophecy and Transformation in a Radical Religious Group.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2010)
    Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • Prophecy Channels and Prophetic Modalities: A Comparison of Revelation in The Family International and the LDS Chruch.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 734-735.

    Develops hypotheses from the cases of on-going prophecy in the Latter-day Saints Church & The Family (Children of God).

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Prophecy; Mormon; The Family; Children of God
  • Grassroots Prophecy in The Family International.
    Shepherd, Gary, and Gordon Shepherd (2007)
    Nova religio 10:4: 38-71.

    Intrnational participant observation, interviews, & questionnaires from members' communal homes.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Societalization; The Family; Participant observation; Children of God; Prophecy
  • The Social Construction of Prophecy in The Family International.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2006)
    Nova religio 10:2: 29-56.

    Revelation continued to be socially constructed, after the death of the founder David Berg.

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Children of God; Routinization; Prophecy
  • Polish Children and Refugees: The Role of Religious Culture and Gender in the Host Community Acculturation Process.
    DeMarinis, Valerie, Halina Grzymala-Moszczynska, and Przemyslaw Jablonski (2004)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 12: 23-52.

    Based on interviews with Polish children & their parents who live near refugee settlements. Examines influence of images of God on attitudes toward refugees.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Poland; Children; Refugees; Migrant
  • Anthropomorphism or Preparedness? Exploring Children's God Concepts.
    Barrett, Justin L., and Rebekah A. Richert (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 44:3: 300-312.

    Associated Search Terms: Anthropomorphism; Children; God, image of
  • The Endtime Family: Children of God.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (2002)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Compares survey results from members internationally with responses in the General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • Brainwashing Programs in The Family/Children of God and Scientology.
    Kent, Stephen A. (2001)
    In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 349-378. Critique by Lorne L. Dawson, pp. 379-400. Rejoinder by Kent, pp. 401-411.

    Uses public documents & interviews with former members of The Family & Scientology to illustrate brainwashing that was used to retain members.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Brainwashing; Scientology
  • Child-rearing Issues in Totalist Groups.
    Siskind, Amy (2001)
    ]In Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins (eds.) Misunderstanding Cults. Searching for Objectivity in a Controversial Field. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 415-451.

    Associated Search Terms: Child abuse; Commune; Oneida; Children of God; Bruderhof; Hare Krishna; Children
  • Academic Compromise in the Social Scientific Study of Alternative Religions.
    Kent, Stephen A., and Theresa Krebs (1998)
    Nova religio 2:1: 44-54.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; New religions; Ethics
  • Parent-child Relationships and Children's Images of God.
    Dickie, Jane R., Amy K. Eshleman, Dawn M. Merasco, Amy Shepard, Michael Vander Wilt, and Melissa Johnson (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:1: 25-43.

    Based on interviews with children.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Children; God, image of
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Sect; Conversion; Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.; Unification Church; Children of God; New York Mission Society; Process Church of Final Judgment; Altruism; Father Divine
  • Parental Influences on God Images among Children: Testing Durkheim's Metaphoric Parallelism.
    Hertel, Bradley R., and Michael J. Donahue (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:2: 186-199.

    Analyzes 1982-83 U.S. survey data from children (5th-9th graders) & their parents; notes parallels between divine & parental attributes.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; United States; Family; God, image of; Students, primary; Children
  • Update on The Family.
    Richardson, James T. (1994)
    In James R. Lewis and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Sex, Sin, and Slander. Stanford, California: Center for Academic Publications.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • Misattribution and Social Control in the Children of God.
    Kent, Stephen A. (1994)
    Journal of Religion and Health 33:1: 29-43.

    Associated Search Terms: Social control; Children of God
  • From Children of God to The Family: Movement adaptation and survival.
    Wright, Stuart A. (1994)
    In James R. Lewis and J. Gordon Melton (eds.) Sex, Slander and Salvation. Stanford, California: Center for Academic Publishing, pp. 121-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; Children of God; The Family
  • The Children of God: A Make-Believe Revolution?
    Wangerin, Ruth Elizabeth (1993)
    Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

    Traces the group's social history; shows the leaders keeping a once-threatened middle class status by prohibiting marriage among the followers & economically exploiting them. Restructuring led to the leaders, who had large families, leaving.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Economic; Children of God; Class
  • Living in the Children of God.
    VanZandt, David E. (1991)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Based on 1976 participant observation in Europe, part covert & part overt; focuses on the relationship between belief & everyday life.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Participant observation; Belief; Everyday life
  • Hostages to Fortune: Thoughts on the Future of Scientology and the Children of God.
    Wallis, Roy (1987)
    In David G. Bromley and Phillip E. Hammond (eds.) The Future of New Religious Movements. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 80-90.

    Associated Search Terms: Scientology; Children of God
  • Leaving Cults: The Dynamics of Defection.
    Wright, Stuart A. (1987)
    Washignton, D.C.: Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

    Based on interviews with 45 voluntary defectors from & questionnaire data from 45 current members of the Unification Church, the Hare Krishna movement, & the Children of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Children of God; Hare Krishna; Unification Church
  • Figuring out Cult Receptivity.
    Wallis, Roy (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:4: 494-503.

    Examines the relationship between traditional church strength & cult membership for various western nations, with particular focus on Scientology & the Children of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Scientology; New religions
  • Dyadic Intimacy and Social Control in Three Cult Movements.
    Wright, Stuart A. (1986)
    Sociological Analysis 47;2: 137-150.

    Based on interviews with 45 voluntary defectors & 45 current members of the Unification Church, the Hare Krishna movement, & the Children of God. When one partner in an intimate dyad leaves the other may also, though having no problem with the cult.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Marriage; Unification Church; Hare Krishna; Disaffiliation
  • Families and Cults: Familial Factors Related to Youth Leaving or Remaining in Deviant Religious Groups.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Elizabeth S. Piper (1986)
    Journal of Marrige and the Family 48:1: 15-25.

    Analyzes interview data from voluntary defectors & current members of 3 controversial new religions; shows family disapproval of the religions predictive of withdrawal, especially if the families were close ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Unification Church; Disaffiliation; Family; Children of God
  • Sociological Theory, Religion and Collective Action.
    Wallis, Roy, and Steve Bruce (1986)
    Belfast: The Queen's University.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics; Comparative; Presbyterian; South Africa; Children of God; Rajneesh; Great Britain; Stark, Rodney; Hermeneutic; New religions; Deprivation; Conservative
  • Ideology and Structure in the Children of God: A Study of a New Sect.
    VanZandt, David E. (1985)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. thesis, University of London.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • Post-involvement Attitudes of Voluntary Defectors from Controversial New Religious Movements.
    Wright, Stuart A. (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:2: 172-182.

    Based on interviews with 45 voluntary defectors from the Unification church, the Hare Krishna movement, & the Children of God. Most felt wiser for the experience; a few felt angry or brainwashed.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Children of God; Unification Church; Disaffiliation
  • Sviluppo del pensiero e immagine di Dio nel fanciullo e nel preadolescente.
    Mocciaro, Rosario (1983)
    Sociologia 17;1 (Nuova Serie): 297-304.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Italian children, aged 8-14; focuses on the evolution of their image of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; God, image of; Italy
  • Experiential Fundamentalism: Revisions of Orthodoxy in the Jesus Movement.
    Richardson, James T., and Rex Davis (1983)
    Journal of the American Academy of Religion 51:3: 397-425. [Also in William Shaffir and L. Greenspan (eds.) Identification and the Revival of Orthodoxy. The Hague: Mouton, 1983]

    Examines the belief structure of the Jesus People in general, particularly that of the Children of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Jesus movement
  • A Sociological Study of Defection from Controversial New Religious Movements.
    Wright, Stuart A. (1983)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Connecticut. [DA 45:5 A, p. 1531]

    Examines factors involved in voluntary apostasy from 3 controversial new religions: exposure to outside influences, dyadic relationships between members, perceived failure of world transformation, & leaders acting contrary to their ideals.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church; Hare Krishna; Children of God; Disaffiliation
  • New Religious Movements and Mental Health.
    Kuner, Wolfgang (1983)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) Of Gods and Men. New Religious Movements in the West. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, pp. 255-263.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God, Germany; Unification Church, Germany; Ananda Marga, Germany; Germany, West; Mental health
  • Soziogenese der Mitgliedschaft in drei Neuen Religiösen Bewegungen.
    Kuner, Wolfgang (1983)
    Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

    Applies an alienation scale & a life process scale to German members of the children of God, the Unification Church, & Ananda Marga.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God, Germany; Unification Church, Germany; Ananda Marga, Germany; Germany, West; Alienation
  • Charisma, Commitment and Control in a New Religious Movement.
    Wallis, Roy (1982)
    In Roy Wallis (ed.) Millennialism and Charisma. Belfast: The Queen's University of Belfast, pp. 73-140.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Children of God
  • The Social Construction of Charisma.
    Wallis, Roy (1982)
    Social Compass 29:1: 25-39. [Also in Roy Wallis and Steve Bruce, Sociological Theory, Religion and Collective Action. Belfast: The Queen's University, 1986]

    Argues that charisma is not an inherent property of an individual, but of a situationally generated social relation; illustrates with the case of David Berg (Moses David), founder of the Children of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Charisma
  • Giocare con Dioc. L'immagine di Dio nei ragazzi d'oggi.
    Mocciaro, Rosario (1982)
    Roma: Editrice Kappa.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Italian children, aged 8-14; focuses on the evolution of their image of God.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; Children; Italy
  • Yesterday's Children: Cultural and Structural Change in a New Religious Movement.
    Wallis, Roy (1981)
    In Bryan R. Wilson (ed.) The Social Impact of New Religious Movements. New York: Rose of Sharon Press, pp. 97-133.

    Historical sociology of the Children of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Children of God
  • Strange Gods. The Great American Cult Scare.
    Bromley, David G., and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1981)
    Boston: Beacon.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Scientology; Anti-cult movement; Unification Church; Jonestown; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Divine Light Mission; Children of God; Contributions
  • You gotta be a baby oder Happiness flutsch flutsch. Eine Untersuchung zu Charakter, Genese und sozialen Ursachen einer den sogennannten "Jugendreligionen" zugeordneten sozialen Bewegung, der Kinder Gottes (Familie der Liebe).
    Kuner, Wolfgang (1979)
    Unpublished M.A.-Arbeit, Tübingen.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • Salvation and Protest: Studies of Social and Religious Movements.
    Wallis, Roy (1979)
    New York: St. Martin's.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God; Social movement; Schism
  • Recruiting Christian Manpower.
    Wallis, Roy (1978)
    Society 15:4: 72-74.

    Report on the use of the sexual attractiveness of young female members to recruit new disciples & allies for the children of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • The Organization and Functioning of the Children of God.
    Davis, Rex, and James T. Richardson (1976)
    Sociological Analysis 37;4: 321-339.

    Examines the group's early history & current international organizational structure.

    Associated Search Terms: Children of God
  • Observations on the Children of God.
    Wallis, Roy (1976)
    Sociological Review 24:4: 807-829.

    Interviews, documents, & limited participant observation suggest beliefs of leader & members are as important as organizational dynamics.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Belief; Participant observation; Children of God
  • I Neopentecostali in Italia. Dal Jesus Movement ai Bambini di Dio.
    Castiglione, Miriam (1974)
    Torino: Claudiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Jesus movement, Italy; Italy; Children of God, Italy; Pentecostal, neo, Italy
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