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  • The honeymoon is over: Occupational relocation and changes in mental health among United Methodist clergy.
    Eagle, David E., Andrew A. Miles, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 31-45.

    Analyzes 2008 & '10 panel survey data from United Methodist clergy in the U.S.A. Those who had relocated between the 2 survey waves reported less stress & higher morale.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist, U.S.A.; Stress; Panel study; Clergy; Morale
  • A Matter of Discretion. The Politics of Catholic Priest in the United States and Ireland
    Calfano, Brian Robert, Melissa R. Michelson, and Elizabeth A. Oldmixon (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Ireland; United States; Politics, Ireland; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, Ireland; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The price of the calling: Exploring clergy compensation using current population survey data.
    Schleifer, Cyrus, and Mark Chaves (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 130-152.

    Analyzes census (Current Population Survey) data. Over decades, clergy compensation has improved but remains lower than comparably educated occupations.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States
  • Clergy work orientation profiles and wellbeing at work: A study of the Lutheran clergy in Finland.
    Tervo-Niemelä, Kati (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 365-384.

    Analyzes 2014 survey data from Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland clergy. Finds 4 role profiles: multi-faceted, worship, justice & helping, & passive. Only the last of these was inversely associated with job satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Clergy role; Finland; Lutheran, Finland; Job satisfaction
  • 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
  • The doors of the church are now open: Black Clergy, collective efficacy, and neighborhood violence.
    Pegram, Kashea, Rod K. Brunson, and Anthony A. Braga (2016)
    City & Community 15:3:289-314.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Community organization; Deviance/social control; Urban; Youth; Violence
  • The space between: Exploring how religious leaders reconcile religion and politics.
    Edwards, Korie L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 271-187.

    Based on interviews with African American religious leaders, mostly clergy, in Ohio. They reconciled their support for president Obama & opposition to his acceptance of same-sex marriage through compartmentalization ("sequestration"), issue minimization, & selective denial.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Clergy; Cognitive dissonance; Homosexuality; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio
  • Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2016)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2009 surveys, on interviews, & on case studies. For many, the Roman Catholic Church is a convenient foil against which the define their fair. Describes extra-institutional religion--religiosity connected to & going beyond organized churches, thereby balancing individualism. Reports attitudes toward reconciliation & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Ambivalence; Catholic, Ireland; Change; Clergy; Conflict; Diversity; Pluralism; Extra-institutional; Individualism; Ireland; Parish council; Secularization; State; Ecumenism
  • 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.
  • Occupational conditions, self-care, and obesity among clergy in the United States.
    Fergerson, Todd W., Brita Andercheck, Joshua C. Tom, Brandon C. Martinez, and Samuel Stroope (2015)
    Social Science Research 49: 249-263.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Clergy role; Clergy
  • 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
  • Revisiting gender and religion.
    Charlton, Joy C. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 331-339.

    Review of the experiences of the 1st generation of female Protestant clergy & female scholars in the study of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Gender; Women
  • Keeping the Vow. The Untold Story of Married Catholic Priests.
    Sullins, D. Paul (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Former married priests of the Anglican Communion who had been accepted into the Latin rite Roman Catholic priesthood, which is usually characterized by celibacy.

    Associated Search Terms: Celibacy; Clergy; Convert; Conversion; Catholic
  • The political tolerance of clergy and its democratic roots.
    Djupe, Paul A., Ryan P. Burge, and Brian R. Calfano (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 21-33.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.; Tolerance
  • The golden rule theory: The nature of clergy influence on congregational political tolerance.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Brian R. Calfano (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 34-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Tolerance; Clergy influence
  • From Celibate Catholic Priest to Married Protestant Minister. Shepherding in Greener Pastures.
    Fichter, Stephen Joseph (2015)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Based on interviews with former Catholic priests in the U.S.A. who became pastors in Protestant churches, most in the Episcopal church but some in the Evangelical Lutheran & United churches. For most, celibacy had been a burden.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Clergy; Role strain; Episcopal; Conversion; Clergy spouses; Celibacy; Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Believing vaguely: Religious socialization and Christian beliefs in Britain.
    Hunt, Stephen (2015)
    Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 7:3: 10-46.

    Shows a decline in the polls of traditional Christian beliefs & other indicators. Ulster is a significant exception.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Great Britain; Generations; Clergy image; Belief
  • A Year in White: Cultural Newcomers to Lukumi and Santería in the United States.
    Carr, C. Lynn (2015)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Interview & participant observation study of the 53-week process of entering the Santería priesthood, which includes wearing white clothing exclusively.

    Associated Search Terms: Initiation; Clergy; Participant observation; Santeria, U.S.A.
  • Being "one of them": Hierarchy and institutionalisation of charisma of an ethnic pastor in a Romani congregation.
    Ripka, Št?pán (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 147-158.

    Study of a religious leader who combined ethnic identity & religious charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Charisma; Clergy; Romani; Czech Republic; Ethnic; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Czech Republic
  • The effects of descriptive associational leadership in civic engagement: The case of clergy and gender in Protestant denominations.
    Djupe, Paul A. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 497-514

    Analyzes 2011 U.S. Congregational Life Study data. The effect of female clergy on female congregants' congregational & political participation is small.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy influence; Women; Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Seeking empowerment and spiritualiy in the secular age: Secular and traditionalsit Israelis consulting rabbis.
    Keshet, Yael, and Ido Liberman (2014)
    Sociology 48:1: 92-110.

    The phenomenon of secular & less religious Jews who consult orthodox rabbis on personal matters indicates the current relevance of religion and spirituality as resources for empowerment when dealing with various kinds of existential and personal difficulty.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Israel; Jewish, Israel
  • Strategically prophetic priests: An analysis of competing principal influence on clergy political action.
    Calfano, Brian Robert, Elizabeth A. Oldmixon, and Mark Gray (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 1-21.

    Analyzes 2009-10 questionnaire data from a stratified representative sample of U.S. Catholic priests. Encouragement by bishops increases the likelihood of activism on such issues as immigration & abortion while anticipation of parish financial reaction decreases it

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism; Migration; Clergy
  • Role strain theory and understanding the role of head clergy of racially diverse churches.
    Edwards, Korie L. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 57-79.

    Based on 2002-03 participant observation & interviews in a Midwest U.S. interracial congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Role strain; Participant observation; Parish; Levels of inclusiveness; Congregation; Diversity
  • 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
  • Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy.
    Gilliat-Ray, Sophie, Mansur Ali, and Stephen Pattison (2013)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Chaplain; Islam; Clergy role; Clergy
  • Être imam en France. Les transformations du “clergé” musulman en context minoritaire.
    Sèze, Romain (2013)
    Paris: Cerf.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Islam, France; France; Clergy; Clergy role
  • Dimensioni e caratteristiche dei cattolici e del clero in Italia: un'analisi delle fonti ufficiali.
    Bonarini, F. (2013)
    Religione e Società 76: 51-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Italy; Clergy; Italy
  • Feminization of the theological field and its implications to Church life--Analysis of the growth of women in ministry in Finland.
    Niemelä, Kati (2013)
    In Simone Mantei, Regina Sommer, and Ulrike Wagner-Rau (eds.) Geschlechterverhältnisse und Pfarrberuf in Wandel. Irritationen, Analysen, Forschungsperspektiven. Practische Teologie heute. Stuttgart Kohlhammer, pp. 165-180.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Finland; Change; Women
  • Businessmen, priests and parishes. Religious individualization and privatization in Russia.
    Kölner, Tobias (2013)
    Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions 162:2:37-57.

    Associated Search Terms: Business people; Clergy; Privatization; Russia
  • Occupational burnout levels of Turkish imams.
    Küçüksüleymano?lu, Rüyam (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 27-42.

    Data from 124 imams in Bursa, Turkey.

    Associated Search Terms: Burnout; Clergy; Islam, Turkey; Turkey, Bursa
  • Declining religious authority? Confidence in the leaders of religious organizations, 1973-2010.
    Hoffmann, John P. (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 1-25.

    Analyzes 1973-2010 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; confidence in clergy declined among those born 1945-70, rebounding among later cohorts among thsoe who attend religious services.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Clergy image; United States; Generations
  • Overcoming the challenges of pastoral work? Peer support groups and psychological distress among United Methodist Church clergy.
    Miles, Andrew, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 199-226.

    Based on 2008 focus group data & 2008-10 survey data--all from United Methodist clergy in North Carolina. Not all participants in peer support group session benefited from them.

    Associated Search Terms: Peer support groups; United States, North Carolina; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Stress; Clergy; Focus group
  • Institutional selection for conformity: The case of U.S. Catholic priests.
    Sullins, D. Paul (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:1: 56-81.

    Analyzes 2002 survey data from American Catholic priests; both birth cohort & ordinatio cohort predict divergence from official teachings, increasing it before 1970, decreasing it 1970 & after. Thus contextual culture explains divergence before 1970 & institutional selection after.

    Associated Search Terms: Cloning; Suicide; Stem cell controversy; Moral; Clergy; Celibacy; Birth control; Abortion; Sexual attitudes; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Uncertainty in clergy's perspectives on homosexuality: A research note.
    Cadge, Wendy, Jennifer Girouard, Laura R. Olson, and Madison Lylerohr (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:3: 371-387.

    Interview data from 40 clergy n a Southeast U.S.A. metropolitan area show uncertainty on their part about homosexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Homosexuality
  • Models of Clergy Spouse Involvement in Protestant Christian Congregations.
    Johnson, Lenore M. Knight (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 19-44.

    Develops 3 models of clergy spouses' involvement in the clergy's congregations, based on in-depth interviews: partnership, layperson, independent.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy spouses
  • Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players, and Hedge Fund Traders.
    Delaney, Kevin J. (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Contributions; Economic
  • The effect of religious-based mentoring on educational attainment: More than just a spiritual high?
    Erickson, Lance D., and James W. Phillips (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:3: 568-587.

    Analyzes 1994-2008 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.A.) interview data. Religious youth are more likely to complete high school & enroll in college, net of other factors. Informal mentoring, especially by religious figures, plays an important role in college enrollment.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Education; Clergy influence; Mentor
  • The American Mosque 2011: Basic Characteristics of the American Mosque, Attitudes of Mosque Leaders.
    Bagby, Ihsan (2012)
    Washington: Council on American–Islamic Relations.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Islam, U.S.A.; Mosque
  • An increasingly female, increasingly urban and increasingly liberal clergy changing Church life in Finland: patterns of change among the clergy in Finland.
    Niemelä, Kati (2012)
    In Kati Niemelä (ed.) Church Work and Management in Change. Publication 61. Tampere: Church Research Institute, pp. 112-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal/conservative; Change; Finland; Clergy; Women
  • Are Rural Clergy Worse Off? An Examination of Occupational Conditions and Pastoral Experiences in a Sample of United Methodist Clergy.
    Miles, Andrew, and Rae Jean Proeschold-Bell (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:1: 23-45.

    Analyzes 2008 survey data from United Methodist clergy in North Carolina; the introduction of statistical controls leaves little difference in stress between urban & rural pastoral work.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, North Carolina; Clergy; Urban/rural; Clergy role; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Rural; Stress
  • Same Call, Different Men. The Evolution of the Priesthood since Vatican II.
    Gautier, Mary L., Paul M. Perl, and Stephen J. Fichter (2012)
    Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Traditionalism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sexual abuse; Job satisfaction; Clergy role; Celibacy; Clergy
  • Forced Termination of American Clergy: Its Effects and Connection to Negative well-being.
    Tanner, Marcus N., Anisa M. Zvonkovic, and Charlie Adams (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 1-17.

    Analyzes internet questionnaire data from a snowball sample of Protestant American clergy; 28% had been forced from a ministry position at least once in their careers; they had poorer health than others & lower self-esteem, & were more likely to experience emotional exhaustion.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Depression; Health; Stress; Self-esteem; Mental health
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Female clergy as agents of religious change.
    Niemelä, Kati (2011)
    Religions 2:3: 358-371.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Clergy; Women
  • 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
  • Use of ministers for a serious personal problem among African Americans.
    Chatters, Linda M., Jacqueline S. Mattis, Robert J. Taylor, Amanda T. Woodward, Harold W. Neighbors, and Nyasha N. Grayman (2011)
    American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 81:1: 118-127.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; African Americans; Counseling
  • Seeking help from clergy among black Caribbeans in the United States.
    Taylor, Robert Joseph, Amanda T. Woodward, Linda M. Chatters, Jacqueline S. Mattis, and James S. Jackson (2011)
    Race and Social Problems 3;4: 241-251.

    Associated Search Terms: Counseling; Caribbean Americans; Clergy role
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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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