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  • Emerging, emergent, emergence: Boundary maintenance, definition construction, and legitimation strategies in the establishment of a post-Evangelical subculture.
    Cooper, Travis Warren (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 398-417.

    Examines texts related to the identification & positive/negative typifications of the Emerging Church movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Identity; Douglas, Mary; Discourse
  • The question of cultural change in the social scientific study of religion: Notes from the Emerging Church.
    Bielo, James S. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 19-25.

    Sees the Emerging Church movement as a critique of conservative Evangelicalism & fundamentalism. Emerging Church ministries created changes, but the changes were variations on received forms.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Emerging church; Culture
  • The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen.
    Day, Abby (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Participant observation; Gerontology; Church of England
  • Taming the spirit by appropriating indigenous culture: An ethnographic study of the True Jesus Church as Confucian-style Pentecostalism.
    Huang, Ke-hsien (2017)
    In Fenggang Yang, Joy K. C. Tong, and Allan H. Anderson (eds.) Global Chinese Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. Leiden: Brill.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Participant observation; Pentecostal, China; True Jesus Church, China
  • An emergent threat: Christian clergy perceptions of the Emerging Church Movement.
    Burge, Ryan P., and Paul A. Djupe (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 26-32.

    A survey of clergy from selected denominations shows that Conservatives, whom the Emergent Church Movement criticizes, were the lest aware of the movement. Those who valued authority saw it as a threat.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Clergy; Conservative, U.S.A.; Emerging church
  • The Emerging Church in transatlantic perspective.
    Guest, Mathew (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 41-51.

    Compares & contrasts the Emerging church movements of 4 English-speaking nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Comparative; Great Britain; New Zealand; United States; Emerging church
  • New concepts for new dynamics: Generating theory for the study of religious innovation and social change.
    Marti, Gerardo (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 6-18.

    Within Christianity there is often a movement from counter cultural to established forms, especially fundamentalist ones. Contested legitimation is thematic in the process. This article introduces 4 others dealing with the Emerging Church Movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Individualism; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Emerging church; Discourse; Counterculture; Social movement; Legitimation
  • 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: Calós (Spanish gypsy); Philadelphia Church (Spanish Evangelical); Life histories; Charisma; Authority; Spain; Pentecostal, Spain; Gypsy, Spain; Participant observation
  • Getting to church. Exploring Narratives of Gender and Joining.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on interviews, focus groups, & participant observation with 3 congregations (Presbyterian, Baptist, Orthodox) in the US Northwest. Describes how people join each congregation and gendered differences in what new members resonated with. Congregational cultures mattered.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Congregation; Focus group; Gender; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Socialization
  • The Emerging Church: Intentionally marginalised community.
    Packard, Josh (2016)
    In Stephen J. Hunt (ed.) Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity: Movements, Institutions, and Allegiance. Leiden: Brill, pp. 317-335.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church
  • That Was the Church, That Was. How the Church of England Lost the English People.
    Brown, Andrew, and Linda Woodhead (2016)
    London: Bloomsbury.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of England; Great Britain
  • 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: Canada; Justice; Christian Reformed Church
  • 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: Seminary; Clergy; Clergy mobility; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • 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: Change; Pentecostal, China; Typology; True Jesus Church, China; Legitimation; China; Globalization
  • 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: United States, Arizona, Phoenix; Students, primary; Native Americans; Native American Church; Education
  • God Hates: Westboro Baptist Church, American Nationalism, and the Religious Right.
    Barrett-Fox, Rebecca (2016)
    Lawrence, Kansas: University Press of Kansas.

    Associated Search Terms: Westboro Baptist Church; Conservative, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Prejudice, anti-homosexual; Participant observation
  • 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: Clergy; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Change; Christian Reformed Church
  • 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: Case study; Nuwaubian; Violence; The Family; State; Social movement; Scientology; Twelve Tribes; Persecution; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Child abuse; Branch Davidian; Brainwashing; Apostate; Anti-cult movement; Conflict theory; Moral panic
  • 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: NGO; National religions; Cultural defense; War; State; Security; Pluralism; Nationalism; Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia; Armenia; Secularization; Martin, David A.; Boundary maintenance; Education; Identity, national; Integration (national); Historical; Freedom of religion
  • 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: Emerging church; Clergy
  • 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: Practice; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Diversity
  • 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: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Christian Reformed Church; Race; Reformed Church in America; Polity; 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: United States, Washington, Seattle; Congregation; Emerging church; Parish; Participant observation
  • "FORMED": Emerging Evangelicals navigate two transformations.
    Bielo, James S. (2014)
    In Brian Steensland and Philip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Enagement. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 31-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Emerging church; Change
  • 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: Emerging church; Social movement
  • 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; China; True Jesus Church, 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: Congregation; Methods; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Scale; Factor analysis
  • 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: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Art; Music; Emerging church; United States
  • 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 Americans; Armenian Apostolic Church, U.S.A.
  • 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: Clergy; Emerging church; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.
  • 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: Churches in Manicaland; Zimbabwe, Manicaland Province; Theodicy; Liberation theology; Legitimation; Social movement
  • The Fragmentation of a Sect: Schism in the Worldwide Church of God.
    Barrett, David V. (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Worldwide Church of God; Schism
  • 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; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality
  • 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: Native American Church; Alcohol; Drug; Native Americans
  • 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: Historical; Episcopal; 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: Pentecostal, Great Britain; Methodist, Great Britain; Education; Evolution; Great Britain, England; Church of England; Evangelical, Great Britain; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • 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
  • Belief, deconversion, and authenticity among U.S. Emerging Evangelicals.
    Bielo, James S. (2012)
    Ethos 40:3: 258-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Emerging 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: Nationalism; Typology; 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: Gender; Race; Metropolitan Community Church; 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; Social movement; Unification Church; 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: United Church of Canada; Demography; 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: Homosexuality; Bishop; Church of England; Discrimination; Great Britain, England
  • 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; Typology; Bishops´ conference; 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: Clergy; Democracy; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
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