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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: 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
  • 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
  • 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: Vocation; Clergy; Gender; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; African Americans; Dramaturgy; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Attachment to God, Images of God, and Psychological Distress in a Nationwide Sample of Presbyterians.
    Bradshaw, Matt, Christopher G. Ellison, and Jack P. Marcum (2010)
    International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 20: 130-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; God, image of; God, attachment to; Stress
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; United States; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, U.S.A.; Strictness; Catholic, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Mormon, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Experience; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Communality; Contributions; Women; Nazarene, U.S.A.; State; Unitarian Universalist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; New age; United Church of Christ; Membership; Social capital; Education; Media; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry.
    Hoge, Dean R., and Jacqueline E. Wenger (2005)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2005.

    Based on 2002 questionnaire data from former U.S. Protestant clergy and a control group of active clergy, with telephone interview follow-ups with a subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Ex-clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • Differential Maintenance and Growth of Religious Organizations Based upon High-cost Behaviors: Serpent Handling within the Church of God.
    Williamson, W. Paul, and Ralph W. Hood, Jr. (2004)
    Review of Religious Research 46:2: 150-168.

    Associated Search Terms: Serpent handling; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
  • Black Clergy in the 2000 Election.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 533-546.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from A.M.E. & C.O.G.I.C. clergy. Education & political interest predicted political involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Moving from Sect to Church: Variations in Views Regarding Sanctification among Wesleyan/Holiness Clergy.
    Stockard, Jean, Susie C. Stanley, and Benton Johnson (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:1: 70-92.

    Analyzes 1994 questionnaire data from clergy of 3 Holiness denominations. The degree to which clergy adhered to "sanctification" doctrines varied by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Evangelical Church of North America; Clergy; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Nazarene; United States, Oregon
  • Variations in Strictness and Religious Commitment within and among Five Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and Paul Perl (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 757-764.

    Analyzes survey data on 625 congregations; strictness correlates with time & financial commitment across denominations but not within them.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Strictness; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Contributions; Parish; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Giving in Five Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1999)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller (eds.), Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 3-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; United States; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • The Meaning of Religious Giving.
    Miller, Sharon L. (1999)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller (eds.) Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 37-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Mennonite, General Conference, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Mennonite General Conference, U.S.A.; Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • The Value of Volunteers as Resources for Congregations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;3: 470-480.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Southern Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Effects of Geographical Variability on Protestant Church Membership Trends, 1980-1990.
    Stump, Roger W. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 636-651.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Nazarene; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; United Methodist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Membership; Ecology
  • Believing Identity: Pentecostalism and the Mediation of Jamaican Ethnicity and Gender in England.
    Toulis, Nicole Rodriguez (1997)
    Oxford and New York: Berg.

    Associated Search Terms: New Testament Church of God; Participant observation; Great Britain, Birmingham; Pentecostal, Great Britain; Jamaican British; Identity; Women
  • 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: Father Divine; Conversion; Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.; Unification Church; Children of God; Process Church of Final Judgment; Moral; New York Mission Society; Sect; Altruism
  • The Role of Social Change in the Rise and Development of New Religious Groups in the Pacific Islands.
    Ernst, Manfred (1996)
    Münster: LIT-Verlag.

    Surveys the growth of evangelical & fundamentalist Christian churches in the South Pacific.

    Associated Search Terms: South Pacific; Campus Crusade for Christ; Wycliffe Bible Translators International; New Apostolic Church; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God; Christian Fellowship Church; Jehovah´s Witness
  • Money Matters. Personal Giving in American Churches.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1996)
    Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press.

    Analyzes 1993-94 member questionnaire & congregation interview data from U.S.A. congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • All Is Forgiven: The Secular Message in American Protestantism.
    Witten, Marsha G. (1993)
    Princeton, New Jersey; Princeton University Press.

    Discourse analysis of texts of 47 sermons on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, delivered in large metropolitan churches, 1986-88.

    Associated Search Terms: Preaching; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Rationalization; Pluralism; Privatization; Accommodation; God, image of; Discourse analysis; Southern Baptist
  • Denominations as Dual Structures: An Organizational Analysis.
    Chaves, Mark (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:2: 147-169. [Also in Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.), Sacred Companies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 175-194.

    Sees American denominations as dual entities of religious authority & agency structures; cites cases & draws implications for internal conflict & schism, & for internal secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Catholic, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Assemblies of God; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; African Methodist Episcopal Church; United Methodist; Secularization; Episcopal; Conflict; Schism; Denomination (type)
  • The Socio-religious Develoment of the Church of God in Christ.
    Baer, Hans A. (1992)
    In Hans Baer and Y. Jones (eds.) African-Americans in the South: Isssues of Race, Class, and Gender. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 111-122.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United States, South
  • 'God's Line Is never Busy': An Analysis of Symbolic Discourse in two Southern Appalachian Denominations.
    Zimmermann, Stephanie, Joy Hart Seibert, Dwight B. Billings, and James G. Hoagland, Jr. (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:3: 297-306.

    Analyzes 1958-59 sermons & talks, & questionnaire data from Church of God (Cleveland) & Southern Baptist congregations in southern Appalachia.

    Associated Search Terms: Preaching; Southern Baptist; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Discourse; Appalachia; Story telling; Content analysis; United States, Appalachia
  • American Religion in the Post-aquarian Age: Values and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 75-89.

    Presents mean member ages & number of children born to members of 14 denominations, from 1972-85 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United States; Membership; Age; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Church of God; Episcopal
  • 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: Hare Krishna; Unification Church; Disaffiliation; Children of God
  • 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: Disaffiliation; Children of God; Hare Krishna; Unification Church; Marriage
  • 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: Unification Church; Hare Krishna; Disaffiliation; Family; Children of God
  • A Comparative Study of Two New Religious Movements in the Republic of Korea: The Unification Church and the Full Gospel Central Church.
    Choi, Syn-Duk (1986)
    In James A. Beckford (ed.), New Religious Movements and Rapid Social Change. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 113-145.

    Includes 1978 questionnaire data from 8 large parishes of the Full Gospel Central Church, a Korean affiliate of the Assemblies of God.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, Korea (South); Korea (South); Unification Church, Korea (South)
  • Government Regulatory Powers and Church Autonomy: Deviant Groups as Test Cases.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1985)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 24:3: 237-252.

    Legal conflict over church autonomy reflects the incompatibility of the functional diversification of constitutionally-protected religious organizations & the growing mandate of the state to enforce public accountability of organizations for harm & fraud.

    Associated Search Terms: Worldwide Church of God, U.S.A.; Law; State; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • 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: Disaffiliation; Children of God; Hare Krishna; Unification Church
  • Religious Awakenings and Status Politics: Sources of Support for the New Religious Right.
    Harper, Charles L., and Kevin Leicht (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:4: 339-353.

    Analyzes Nebraska questionnaire data from United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, & Assembly of God members; shows support for Moral Majority stands correlating more with religious & cultural factors than threatened status.

    Associated Search Terms: Status politics; Politics, U.S.A.; Moral Majority; United Church of Christ; Disciples of Christ; United States, Nebraska; Assemblies of God
  • 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: Hare Krishna; Unification Church; 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; Alienation; Unification Church, Germany; Ananda Marga, Germany; Germany, West
  • Moral Maturity and Education beyond Conventional Morality.
    Philibert, Paul J. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 286-296.

    Analyzes 1979-80 questionnaire data from parents & educators in 6 U.S. denominations; focuses on priority given to moral maturity.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Southern Baptist; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Episcopal
  • Teachers, Pedagogy and the Process of Religious Education.
    Philibert Paul J., and Dean R. Hoge (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 264-285.

    Analyzes 1979-80 survey of parents & religious educators in 6 U.S. denominations; profiles preferred pedagogical method & teacher qualities & correlates them with educational objectives.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Denomination (organizational entity); Education; Episcopal; United Methodist; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Southern Baptist
  • Desired Outcomes of Religious Education and Youth Ministry in Six Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Esther Heffernan, Eugene F. Hemrick, Hart M. Nelsen, James P. O'Connor, Paul J. Philibert, and Andrew D. Thompson (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 230-254.

    Survey of 1,853 religious educators & parents.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Southern Baptist; United Methodist; Justice; Belief; Education; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Youth ministry; Conversion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Moral
  • Strange Gods. The Great American Cult Scare.
    Bromley, David G., and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1981)
    Boston: Beacon.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church; Divine Light Mission; Scientology; Jonestown; Children of God; New religions; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Anti-cult movement; Contributions
  • 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: Baptist, U.S.A.; Church of God; Christian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); United States, North Carolina; Civil religion; Quaker, U.S.A.
  • Sectarian Tension.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Rodney Stark (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 22:2: 105-124.

    Analyzes 1963 survey data from the San Francisco Bay Area; focuses on denomination members' disapproval of the life ways of the wider society.

    Associated Search Terms: Churches of Christ; Church of God; Nazarene; Assemblies of God; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Deviance/social control; Sect
  • The Testimony as Performance: The Relationship of an Expressive Event to the Belief System of a Holiness Sect.
    Kroll-Smith, J. Stephen (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:1: 16-25.

    The step-by-step model in fundamentalist theology, lack of formal passage rites between steps, & belief in spiritual growth through a series of private experiences create a need for identity work, a need met by testimony in the Church of God in Christ.

    Associated Search Terms: Testimonial; Identity; African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.
  • The Street Corner Preacher.
    Hong, Lawrence K., and Marion V. Dearman (1977)
    Urban Life 6:1: 53-68.

    Based on observation & interviews with streetcorner preachers; notes their informal network and status hierarchy.

    Associated Search Terms: Streetcorner preacher; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Participant observation
  • Clergy Authority and Friendship with Parishioners.
    Hammond, Phillip E., Albert Gedricks, Edward Lawler, and Louise Allen Turner (1972)
    Pacific Sociological Review 15: 185-204.

    Analyzes 1969 data from Wisconsin clergy in four denominations; high vs. low church perspective, puritanical outlooks, and friendships with parishioners are the principal variables.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Assemblies of God; Episcopal; Authority; United States, Wisconsin; American Lutheran Church; Clergy role
  • Sociocultural Change in a Pentecostal Group: A Cae Study in Education and Culture of the Church of God in Sonora, Mexico.
    Elliott, William W. (1971)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Education and Religion, University of Tennessee.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Mexico; Mexico, Sonora State; Church of God, Mexico; Change
  • Immigrant Sect Development in Britain: A Case of Status Deprivation?
    Hill, Clifford (1971)
    Social Compass 18:2: 231-236.

    Anomie caused by racial prejudice & a consequent lowered status is more important than economic deprivation.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; New Testament Church of God, Great Britain; West Indian British; Deprivation; Migrant; Great Britain; Pentecostal, Great Britain
  • Pentecostalism in a Puerto Rican Community.
    LaRuffa, Anthony L. (1966)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University.

    Based on participant observation in a neighborood of a village in Puerto Rico.

    Associated Search Terms: Puerto Rico, San Cipriano; Sect; Pentecostal, Puerto Rico; Community study; Change; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Functionalism
  • Pentecostal Sects among West Indian Migrants.
    Calley, Malcolm J.C. (1962)
    Race 3:2: 55-64.

    Account of 3 Pentecostal sects in Great Britain, 1961.

    Associated Search Terms: New Testament Church of God, Great Britain; Pentecostal, Great Britain; West Indian British; Migrant; Sect; Church of God in Christ, Great Britain; Church of God of Prophecy, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • The Church of God: A Study in Social Adaptation.
    Clear, Val (1961)
    Review of Religious Research 2: 129-133.

    Examines those historical adaptations that have moved the church closer to the dominant Protestant patterns in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Adaptation
  • Adaptation and Pattern Integration of a California Sect.
    Young, Frank W. (1960)
    Review of Religious Research 1:4: 137-150. [Also in Richard D. Knudten (ed.) The Sociology of Religion, An Anthology. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967, pp. 136-146]

    Examines the gradual shift of a local congregation from a sect to a denomination form of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Typology; Adaptation; Denomination (type); Pentecostal Church of God in America; Sect
  • The Hawaiian Church of the Living God: An Episode in the Hawaiian's Quest for Identity.
    Aiona, Darrow L. (1959)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Hawaii.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Church of the Living God; United States, Hawaii
  • The Sociology of Fundamentalism. A Typological Analysis Based on Selected Groups in Portland, Oregon, and Vicinity.
    Gustafson, Cloyd V. (1956)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; United States, Oregon, Portland; Apostolic Faith (denomination); American Baptist; North American Baptist General Conference; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative Baptist; Disciples of Christ; Historical; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Schism; Fundamentalism
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