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  • Pastors and Public Life: The Changing Face of American Protestant Clergy.
    Smidt, Corwin E. (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    1989, 2001, & 2009 data

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Change; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • Blacks and Whites in Christian America. How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions.
    Emerson, Michael O., and Jason E. Shelton (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Discrimination; African Americans; Belief; Christian, U.S.A.
  • Initiation Rites in the Contemporary Catholic Church: What Difference Do They Make?
    Yamane, David (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 401-420.

    Analyzes 2001-02 before & after survey data on 167 individuals in R.C.I.A. programs at 32 parishes in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic diocese. The program can enhance ecclesiastical involvement & spiritual practices.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, South Bend; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Spirituality; Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Practice; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Movement to Movement Transmission and the Role of Place: The Relationship between Catholic Action and Call to Action.
    Pogorelc, Anthony J. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 415-434.

    Place, in this case Chicago, is important in movement-to-movement development.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Historical; Christian Family Movement; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic Action; Call to Action; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2009)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Counters the thesis that American Christianity has little international influence or is isolated from the wider world. Reports 2005 U.S. survey data from church attenders on congregational involvement in sending & supporting missions, & interview data from officials responsible for overseas missions & aid.

    Associated Search Terms: Non-profit organizations; Globalization; Missions; Christian, U.S.A.
  • Public Worship and Public Engagement: Pastoral Cues within the Context of Worship Services.
    Smidt, Corwin E., and Brian Schaap (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:4: 441-462.

    Based on a survey of clergy of the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Homily; Christian Reformed Church; Politics, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America
  • Pilgrims, Seekers and History Buffs: Identity Creation through Religious Tourism.
    Schutt, Sarah Bill (2006)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) On the Road to Being There. Studies in Pilgrimage and Tourism in Late Modernity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 297-327.

    Participant observation & interviews at the William Miller Farm and Homestead, & the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Most visitors were religious tourists, but occasional pilgrim phenomena occurred.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Pilgrimage; United States, New York, Palmyra; United States, New York, Low Hampton; Identity; Tourists; Advent Christian Church; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.
  • Research Note: The Religious Life of Ex-Religious: A Study of Former Christian Brothers in Old Age.
    Dillon, J.T. (2004)
    Review of Religious Research 46:2: 201-205.

    Reports data on the religious beliefs & practices of former members of the Christian Brothers, who left between 1940 & 1980.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Brothers of the Christian Schools; Ex-brothers; Gerontology; Brothers
  • Evangelical Christian Women: War Stories in the Gender Battles.
    Ingersoll, Julie (2003)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Christians for Biblical Equality; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Feminism
  • The Political Activity of Evangelical Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Case Study of Five Denominations.
    Guth, James L., Linda Beail, Greg Crow, Beverly Gaddy, Steve Montreal, Brent Nelsen, James Penning, and Jeff Walz (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 501-514.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from Evangelical clergy, who are overwhelmingly Republican. Age, moral interests, & political interests predict political activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Activism; Clergy; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in America
  • Buddhist and Protestant Korean Immigrants. Religious Beliefs and Socioeconomic Aspects of Life.
    Kwon, Okyun (2003)
    New York: LFB Scholarly Publishing.

    Based on interview, questionnaire, & participant observation data from New York; questionnaires were sent to a national U.S. sample of Korean Buddhist temples.

    Associated Search Terms: Other-worldly asceticism; United States, New York, New York; Protestant, U.S.A.; Assimilation; Comparative; Inner-worldly asceticism; Christian, Korea; Korea; Migrant; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Generations; Korean Americans; Economic; Cho-gye
  • Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Churches in the United States at the Beginning of a New Millennium: Questions of Nature, Identity, and Mission.
    Krindatch, Alexei D. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:3: 533-563.

    Membership, parish, & monastery data, description & governance; tabular summaries of American histories of the churches. Bibliographic sources.

    Associated Search Terms: Antiochian Orthodox Christian, U.S.A.; Orthodox Church in America; Ukrainian Orthodox, U.S.A.; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Greek Orthodox, U.S.A.; Serbian Orthodox, U.S.A.; American Carpatho Russian Greek Catholic; Romanian Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Churches in the United States at the Beginning of a New Millennium: Questions of Nature, Identity, and Mission.
    Krindatch, Alexei D. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:3: 533-563.

    Membership, parish, & monastery data, description & governance; tabular summaries of American histories of the churches. Bibliographic sources.

    Associated Search Terms: Russian Orthodox, U.S.A.; Bulgarian Orthodox, U.S.A.; Macedonian Orthodox, U.S.A.; Albanian Orthodox, U.S.A.; True Orthodox Christian Church of Greece, U.S.A.; Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, U.S.A.; Armenian Apostolic Church
  • Uneasy Alliance: Conservative Catholics and the Christian Right.
    Bendyna, Mary E., John C. Green, Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:1: 51-64.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 1991 & '94 delegates to the Virginia Republican conventions; while Catholic activists agree with Evangelical activists on abortion, school prayer, & private school vouchers, they disagree on justice issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Christian Coalition; Moral; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia
  • Reformed Preachers in Politics.
    Penning, James M., and Corwin E. Smidt (2001)
    In Sue E.S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Christian Clergy in American Politics. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.; Christian Reformed Church
  • The Catholic Experience of Small Christian Communities.
    Lee, Bernard J., William V. D'antonio, Virgilio Elizondo, Patricia O'Connell Killen, Jeanette Rodriguez, Evelyn Eaton Whitehead, and James D. Whitehead (2000)
    New York: Paulist Press.

    Interdisciplinary survey study & interpretation of American small church groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Small Christian communities; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Political Activities of Reformed Clergy in the United States and Scotland.
    Penning, James M., and Corwin E. Smidt (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 204-219.

    Analyzes 1997 (U.S.A.) & '98 (Scotland) questionnaire data from clergy samples; more orthodox clergy are as politically active as modernists.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of Scotland; Politics, Great Britain; Clergy; Activism; Christian Reformed Church; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Great Britain, Scotland; Comparative; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Reformed Church in America
  • The Christian Right Old and New: A Comparison of the Moral Majority and the Christian Coalition.
    Bendyna, Mary E., and Clyde Wilcox (1997)
    In Corwin E. Smidt and J.M. Penning (eds.) The Christian Right in Comparative Perspective. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 41-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Moral Majority; Christian Coalition
  • Millenarians and Violence. The Case of the Christian Identity Movement.
    Barkun, Michael (1997)
    In Thomas Robbins and Susan J. Palmer (eds.), Millennium, Messiahs, and Maynem. Contemporary Apocalyptic Movements. New York: Routledge, pp. 247-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance amplification; Millenarian, U.S.A.; Millennial; Christian Identity
  • Extraordinary Groups. An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles, 5th Ed.
    Kephart, William M., and William W. Zellner (1993)
    New York; St. Martin's Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Science, U.S.A.; Jewish, Hasidic, Satmar; Jehovah´s Witness; Mormon; Father Divine; Oneida; Jewish, Lubavitcher; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Commune; Jewish, Hasidic, Satmarer
  • The Spiritual Churches of New Orleans: Origins, Beliefs, and Rituals of an African-American Religion.
    Jacobs, Claude F., and Andrew J. Kaslow (1991)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Based largely on ethnographic observation in 18 New Orleans churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Spiritualist (Christian), U.S.A..; African Americans; United States, Louisiana, New Orleans; Participant observation
  • Reviving "Muscular Christianity": Gil Dodds and the Institutionalization of Sport Evangelism.
    Mathisen, James A. (1990)
    Sociological Focus 23:3: 233-249.

    Describes the American movement that includes the Sports Ambassadors, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, & International Sports Coalition.

    Associated Search Terms: Sport; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Sports Ambassadors; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Athletes; International Sports Coalition
  • Support for the Christian Right Old and New: A Comparison of Supporters of the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade and the Moral Majority.
    Wilcox, Clyde (1989)
    Sociological Focus 22:2: 87-98.

    Analyzes 1964 & '84 American National Election Studies data; shows '64 C.A.C.C. support not consistently conservative but inclusive of secular conservatives, while '84 M.M. support was consistent but limited to religious conservatives.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Christian Anti-Communism Crusade; United States; Moral Majority
  • Sources of Support for the Old Right: A Comparison of the John Birch Society and the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade.
    Wilcox, Clyde (1988)
    Social Science History 12: 429-449.

    Analyzes 1964 American National Election Study data; fundamentalism was related to some support for the "old right."

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Christian Anti-Communism Crusade; John Birch Society; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States
  • Popular Backing for the old Christian Right: Explaining Support for the Christian Anti-Communism Crusade.
    Wilcox, Clyde (1987)
    Journal of Social History 21: 117-132.

    Analyzes 1964 American National Election Study data from white Americans; notes that the Crusade arose from the same social sectors as the 1920s Christian right & the 1980s new Christian right.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Christian Anti-Communism Crusade; United States; Social movement
  • America's Radical Right Revisited. A Comparison of the Activists in Christian Right Organizations from the 1960s and the 1980s.
    Wilcox, Clyde (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 48:1: 46-57.

    Shows the 1980s Ohio Moral Majority resembling comparable 1960s organizations; activists in both are high socio-economic status Republicans.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Ohio; Politics, U.S.A.; Moral Majority; Christian Anti-Communism Crusade
  • Life Crises among the Religiously Committed: Do Sectarian Differences Matter?
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Kathe Richman, and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:1: 19-31.

    Based on interviews in Houston with Christian Scientists, Catholic charismatics, & Baha'is; the 3 define crises similarly, but react to them differently.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Adjustment; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Christian Science; United States, Texas, Houston; Baha´i, U.S.A.
  • Ideology and Recruitment in Religious Groups.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Sharron Lee Vaughan (1984)
    Review of Religious Research 26:2: 148-157.

    Based on 1978 interviews in Houston, with Christian Scientists, Catholic charismatics, & Baha'is; charismatics recruited actively through casual acquaintances while Christian Scientists & Baha'is operated through more primary relationships.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Conversion; United States, Texas, Houston; Christian Science; Baha´i, U.S.A.
  • Civil Religion and other Religious Identities.
    Wimberley, Ronald C., and James A. Christenson (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:2: 91-100.

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from a North Carolina sample; civil religion attitude scores vary by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; Church of God; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Lutheran, U.S.A.; Christian, U.S.A.; United States, North Carolina; Civil religion
  • Occupational and Religious Mobility in a Small City.
    Lauer, Robert H. (1975)
    Sociological Quarterly 16: 380-392.

    Analyzes telephone interview data from household heads in a small Midwest U.S. city; shows highly educated people who are occupationally mobile across great distance to be highly religiously mobile.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Conversion; Unitarian; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Occupation; Episcopal; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Methodist, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Christian (U.S.A. denomination); Mobility (vertical)
  • Christian Science and Secular Science: Adaptation on the College Scene.
    Mudelman, Arthur E. (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:3: 271-276.

    Analyzes 1967 interview data from Christian science students at a Midwest U.S. university. Respondents were less likely than others to major in behavioral & life sciences, no less likely in physical science, & more likely in engineering.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Science, U.S.A.; Science; Students, undergraduate
  • The Committed; A Sociological Study of the Brothers of Christian Schools.
    Ammentorp, William, and Brian Fitch (1968)
    Winona, Minnesota: St. Mary's College Press.

    Study of the congregation of male religious in the United States.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations; Brothers of the Christian Schools
  • Alternation and Conversion in Jewish Identities.
    Travisano, Richard V. (1967)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Minnesota.

    Associated Search Terms: Alternation; Conversion; Jewish, U.S.A.; Hebrew Christian
  • Social Correlates of Religious Interest.
    Lenski, Gerhard (1953)
    American Sociological Review 18: 533-544.

    Analyzes 1941 interview data from white Protestant households of couples who had been married 1927-29, living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene; Baptist, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Evangelical and Reformed, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; United Brethren, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • These Also Believe: A Study of Modern American Cults and Minority Religious Movements.
    Braden, Charles S. (1949)
    New York: Macmillan

    Associated Search Terms: Unity School of Christianity, U.S.A.
  • These Also Believe: A Study of Modern American Cults and Minority Religious Movements.
    Braden, Charles S. (1949)
    New York: Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Theosophy, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Oxford Group Movement, U.S.A.; Anglo-Israel, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Liberal Catholic Church, U.S.A.; Christian Science, U.S.A.; New Thought; Father Divine; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • A Case Study of a Religion as a Form of Adjustment Behavior.
    Johnson, Joseph K. (1937)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Washington University (St. Louis).

    Associated Search Terms: Adjustment; Christian Science, U.S.A.
  • Churches and War Attitudes.
    Droba, Daniel Dboslav (1932)
    Sociology and Social Research 16:6: 547-552.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Students, undergraduate; Congregational, U.S.A.; Christian Science, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Peace/war; Episcopal; Jewish, U.S.A.
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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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