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  • Gypsy leadership, cohesion and social memory in the Evangelical Church of Philadelphia.
    Cantón-Delgado, Manuela (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 76-91.

    Based on 2009-15 fieldwork in Spain. Authority among Spanish Gypsy Pentecostals involves a shift of charisma from elders to young theologically educated pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Philadelphia Church (Spanish Evangelical); Life histories; Charisma; Authority; Pentecostal, Spain; Gypsy, Spain; Calós (Spanish gypsy); Spain
  • Just faith? A national survey connecting faith and justice within the Christian Reformed Church.
    Janzen, Rich, Steve van de Hoef, Alethea Stobbe, Allyson Carr, Joshua Harris, Ronald A. Kuipers, and Hector Acero Ferrer (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 229-247.

    Based on survey data from Christian Reformed Church members in English-speaking congregations in Canada. Presents congregants' understandings of justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Christian Reformed Church; Canada
  • Preparation in context: Comparative outcomes of alternative clergy training in the ELCA.
    Porter, Nathaniel D. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 319-338.

    analyzes data from ELCA clergy ordained 1988-2010. Those who graduated from theology schools had less staying power than those with alternative forms of preparation.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Clergy mobility; Seminary; Clergy
  • Sect-to-church movement in globalization: Transforming Pentecostalism and coastal intermediaries in contemporary China.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 407-416.

    Leaders in True Jesus Church, a Pentecostal denomination in China, used the prestige of overseas influences to legitimate change away from sect-like to denomination-like features.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Globalization; Legitimation; True Jesus Church, China; Typology; Pentecostal, China; Change
  • Urban American Indian youth spirituality and religion: A latent class analysis.
    Kulis, Stephen S., and Monica Tsethlikai (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 677-697.

    Based on data from Native American middle school students in Phoenix, Arizona. Connection with traditional Native American religious traditions predicts better school performance.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Native American Church; Native Americans; United States, Arizona, Phoenix; Students, primary
  • 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.
  • Storming Zion. Government Raids on Religious Communities.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Susan J. Palmer (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Overview of government raids on religious minorities. An increase in raids in the 1990s was related to a shift of the anti-cult movement from brain washing accusations to child abuse ones. 6 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; The Family; Apostate; Branch Davidian; Case study; Child abuse; Conflict theory; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Moral panic; Nuwaubian; Persecution; Scientology; Brainwashing; State; Violence; Twelve Tribes; Social movement
  • Religious vs secular nationhood: "Multiple secularities" in post-Soviet Armenia.
    Burchardt, Marian, and Hovhannes Hovhannisyan (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 427-443.

    Analyzes post-Soviet Armenian history in terms of multiple secularities and cultural defense (resistance against secularization).

    Associated Search Terms: Martin, David A.; Identity, national; Nationalism; State; Security; Secularization; Pluralism; NGO; War; Integration (national); Cultural defense; Historical; Freedom of religion; Education; Boundary maintenance; Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia; Armenia; National religions
  • The emerging church movement: A sociological assessment.
    Ganiel, Gladys, and Gerardo Marti (2015)
    Currents in Theology and Mission 42:2: 105-112.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church
  • Emergent church practices in America: Inclusion and deliberation in American congregations.
    Burge, Ryan P., and Paul A. Djupe (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 1-23.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from American Protestant clergy. About 7% self-identify as "emergent church" clergy; they tend to be inclusive, non-dogmatic, & committed to discussion.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Emerging church
  • Congregational diversity and attendance in a mainline Protestant denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., Gerardo Marti, and Brandon C. Martinez (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 668-683.

    Analyzes 1993-2012 ELCA attendance data; diversity is inversely related to weekly attendance totals.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Practice
  • Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2015)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    The greater autonomy & theological anti-worldliness of the Christian Reformed Church predisposed it to the trajectory of white flight in Chicago more than was the case with the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Reformed Church in America; Polity; Christian Reformed Church; Theology
  • Religious tolerance in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
    Djupe, Paul A., and Jeffrey B. Kurtz (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 51-66.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Tolerance
  • Disengaged and indistinct: The subcultural identity of the Emerging Church movement.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 105-121.

    Based on 2009-2010 field work in an Emerging Church congregation in Seattle, Washington. The Emerging Church was disengaged from the issues of the day but not particularly distinct from the dominant religious culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; Emerging church; United States, Washington, Seattle; Congregation
  • Religione, lingua e terra nella memoria lunga del popolo armeno: una conversazione con Antonia Arslan.
    Pace, Enzo (2014)
    Religioni e societŕ 80d: 44-54.

    Associated Search Terms: Armenian Apostolic Church; Memory
  • The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity.
    Marti, Gerardo, and Gladys Ganiel (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Emerging church
  • Dyadic nexus fighting two-front battles: A study of the microlevel process of the official-religion-state relationship in China.
    Huang, Ke-Hsien (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 706-721.

    Based on qualitative data on the True Jesus Church in China Bureaucratic government superiors & lay members push local government officials & local religious leaders, respectively, toward hardline positions, but at the micro level pragmatic cooperation occurs.

    Associated Search Terms: State; True Jesus Church, China; China
  • The Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints after the Texas state raid: Assessing a post-raid movement trajectory.
    Wright, Stuart A., and James T. Richardson (2014)
    Nova Religio 17:4: 38-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Measuring congregational vitality: Phase 2 development of an outcome measurement tool.
    Bobbitt, Linda (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 467-484.

    Development of a scale of congregational vitality in the context of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Scale; Factor analysis; Congregation; Methods
  • Northern Ireland, America and the Emerging Church Movement: Exploring the significance of Peter Rollins and the Ikon Collective.
    Ganiel, Gladys, and Gerardo Marti (2014)
    Journal for the Irish Association for the Academic Study of Religion 1:1: 26-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; United States; Art; Music
  • Sanctuary, community or museum: The Apostolic church in the life-worlds of a sample of American Armenians.
    Terian, Sara Kärkkäinen (2014)
    In Alexander Agadianian (ed.) Armenian Christianity Today; Identity Politics and Popular Practice. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 253-272.

    Associated Search Terms: Armenian Apostolic Church, U.S.A.; Armenian Americans
  • Truly inclusive or uniformly liberal? An analysis of the politics of the Emerging Church.
    Burge, Ryan P., and Paul A. Djupe (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 636-651.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Protestant clergy; Emergent Church clergy are politically more liberal than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Conservative/liberal; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy
  • Religion in times of crisis in Zimbabwe: A case study of Churches in Manicaland and its theodicy of liberation.
    Tarusarira, Joram (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 93-115.

    Based on 2011-13 field work in Manicaland Province, focusing on a multi-denominational social movement organization, Churches in Manicaland. As a movement, it articulated a change-oriented theodicy that the denominations would not.

    Associated Search Terms: Legitimation; Zimbabwe, Manicaland Province; Theodicy; Social movement; Liberation theology; Churches in Manicaland
  • The Fragmentation of a Sect: Schism in the Worldwide Church of God.
    Barrett, David V. (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Worldwide Church of God
  • Public deliberation about gay rights in religious contexts: Commitment to deliberative norms and practice in ELCA congregations.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Laura Olson (2013)
    Journal of Public Deliberation 9:1: Article 1 (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Homosexuality; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Indigenous supports for recovery from alcoholism and drug abuse: The Native American Church.
    Prue, Bob (2013)
    Journal of Ethnic and Culural Diversity in Social Work 22:3/4: 271-287.

    Associated Search Terms: Drug; Native Americans; Native American Church; Alcohol
  • From internal to external pluralism: The Anglican metamorphosis.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 149-159.

    Traces patterns of pluralism within and among the Episcopal Church & other Anglican bodies in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Historical; Pluralism; Anglican Church in North America
  • Rejection of Darwinian evolution among churchgoers in England: The effects of psychological type.
    Village, Andrew, and Sylvia Baker (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 557-572.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from churches in England. Denomination (Church of England & Methodist versus Evangelical & Pentecostal), education, & theological education predicted acceptance of evolution.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Pentecostal, Great Britain; Methodist, Great Britain; Evangelical, Great Britain; Church of England; Great Britain, England; Evolution; Education
  • Catholic majority societies and religious hegemony: Concepts and comparisons.
    Schröder, Ingo W. (2012)
    In Milda Ališauskiene and Ingo W. Schröder (eds.) Religious Diversity in Post-Soviet Society: Ethnographies of Catholic Hegemony and the New Pluralism in Lithuania. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 17-35.

    Reviews the ethnographic literature of studies of religion that employ the concept of hegemony, both in terms of elite domination & subaltern fragmentation.

    Associated Search Terms: Hegemony; Catholic; Church
  • Le protestantisme et les modes d'institutionnalité du religieux. Complexifier le type "Église."
    Willaime, Jean-Paul (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 501-514.

    In Protestantism, the church type is established through theology & the authority of the doctor/preacher rather than by ritual & office charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Church; Protestant; Typology
  • The national church as a historical form of church-type. Elements of a configurative theorization.
    Turcott, Paul-André (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 525-538.

    The national church is at odds with the conditions of organized religion in contemporary society.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Nationalism; Church
  • Mobilizing race, class, and gender discourses in a Metropolitan Community Church.
    Sumerau, J. Edward (2012)
    Race, Gender, and Class 19:1: 93-132.

    Associated Search Terms: Metropolitan Community Church; Race; Gender; Discourse; Class
  • From the Unification Church to the Unification Movement and Back.
    Bromley, David G., and Alexa Blonner (2012)
    Nova religio 16:2: 86-95.

    Based on interviews with Unification Church leaders during a time of transition. There was a recurring tension between settled church & social movement forms of organization.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Unification Church; Social movement; Leadership
  • Normalizing denominational statistics with demographic data: The case of he United Church of Canada.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2012)
    Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie 49:2: 173-187.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Demography; United Church of Canada
  • Religion, sexual orienttion and the Equality Act 2010: Gay bishops in the Church of England negotiating rights against discrimination.
    Clucas, Rob (2012)
    Sociology 46:5: 936-950.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, England; Homosexuality; Church of England; Bishop; Discrimination
  • A Critical Note on Aparecida and the Future of the Catholic Church of Latin America.
    Hegy, Pierre (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 539-551.

    Compares the text published by the 5th Conference of Bishops of Latin America with other official Catholic documents; the Catholic Church in Latin America is heading in a new direction with a church-type structure that has some features of the sect type.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Latin America; Bishops´ conference; Typology; Latin America; Church
  • The Deliberative Pulpit? The Democratic Norms and Practices of the PCUSA.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Brian R. Calfano (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 90-109.

    Analyzes 2009 representative e-mail questionnaire data from Presbyterian, U.S.A., pastors; clergy vary in prioritizing democracy or doctrine.

    Associated Search Terms: Democracy; Clergy; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Beyond the culture war: Managing sexual relationships inside a congregation of gay Evangelicals.
    Thomas, Jeremy N., and Daniel V.A. Olson (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:3: 349-370.

    Field work in a gay Evangelical congregation in the Midwest U.S.A. Notes a blend of Evangelical & gay community themes.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Metropolitan Community Church
  • The function of "church" in the sociology of religion in America.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 515-524.

    Church served as a residual category to which sect ws contrasted in Max Weber's influential essay on sects in America. The U.S.A. is so denominational that it has trouble understanding church & theocracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Church; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Typology
  • Off the Map? Locating the Emerging Church: A Comparative Case Study of Congregations in the Pacific Northwest.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 69-91.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & primary sources in 4 Seattle congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Washington, Seattle; Emerging church; Youth
  • The Emerging Church: Religion at the Margins.
    Packard, Josh (2012)
    Boulder, Colorado: First Forum Press.

    Based on observation and surveys of emerging churches across the US. Uses organizational theory to describe an absence of institutionalism as an advantage in an age of fluid lives.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Organizational culture; Institution; Extended case method; Post-modern; Emerging church
  • Attachment to God, Stressful Life Events, and Changes in Psychological Distress.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Matt Bradshaw, Nilay Kuyel, and Jack P. Marcum (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 53:4: 493-511.

    Analyzes 2005 questionnaire data from members of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Secure attachment to God buffers the effects of stress while an anxious attachment t God exacerbates them.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Panel study; Mental health; God, attachment to
  • Social class and finding a congregation: How attendees are introduced to their congregations.
    Schwadel, Philip (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 543-554.

    Analyzes survey data on Presbyterians in the 1990s & 2001 survey data from a USA sample of congregations. Less educated & less wealthy people are more likely to be introduced to their congregations through social networks, highly educated & more wealthy through denominational identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Stratification; Denomination (organizational entity); Network; Parish
  • The Underground Church. Nonviolent Resistance to the Vatican Empire.
    Kautzer, Kathleen (2012)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Studies Call to Action, Voice of the Faithful, DignityUSA, Corps of Reerve Priests United for Service, Catholic Organizations for Renewal, Women's Ordination Conference, Women's Ordination Worldwide, Women-Church Convergence, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, Catholics for a Free Choice, & underground parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Feminism; Dignity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Call to Action; Underground church; Voice of the Faithful; Liberal
  • Biblical literalism: A test of the compensatory schema hypothesis among Anglicans in England.
    Village, Andrew (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 175-196.

    Analyzes 2000-02 clergy survey data & 2004-07 lay member data from the Church of England. Education (inversely) rather than gender predicted literalism, even among conservatives & evangelical believers, thus not supporting the theory that literalism compensates for a lack of access to leadership positions in a church.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Church of England; Clergy; Gender; Great Britain, England; Literalism; Literalism scale
  • Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism.
    Pitt, Richard N. (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on interviews with ministers & aspiring ministers of the Church of God in Christ; focuses on their sense of calling. Includes male clergy & female ministers. Many men never became pastors, despite ordination.

    Associated Search Terms: Dramaturgy; Clergy; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; African Americans; Vocation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Gender
  • How Anglican clergy perceive Freemasonry: Complementary system, incompatible enemy or harmless eccentricity.
    Apsiôn, Tania, Leslie J. Francis, and Caroline Windsor (2011)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 26:2: 225-243.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of England; Clergy; Freemasonry
  • Resisting institutionalization: Religious professionals in the emerging church.
    Packard, Josh (2011)
    Sociological Inquiry 81:1: 3-33.

    Associated Search Terms: Institutionalization; Emerging church; Clergy role
  • "A Quaint and Dangerous Anachronism"? Who Supports the (Dis)establishment of the Church of England?
    Field, Clive D. (2011)
    Implicit Religion 14:3: 319-341.

    Secondary analysis of surveys, showing the matter of the (dis)establishment of the Church of England is not a pressing issue.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Church of England; State
  • The Protestant House Church and Its Poverty of Rights in China.
    Hong, Zhaohui (2011)
    In Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Volume 2: Religion and Politics. Leiden: Brill, pp. 160-176.

    Describes the legal dilemmas of unofficial Protestant churches in China, termed a "poverty of rights."

    Associated Search Terms: State; Protestant, China; House church; Freedom; China
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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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