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  • Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century.
    Zech, Charles E., Mary L. Gautier, Mark M. Gray, Jonathon L. Wiggins, and Thomas P. Gaunt (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Diversity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • Trends in addressing social needs: A longitudinal study of congregation-based service provision and political participation.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2016)
    Religions 7:5: 51-67.

    Social services have risen, political engagement lessened, but both have risen in Catholic Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Latino Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Social services; Longitudinal
  • Complementarianism as doctrine and governance: Narratives on women's leadership among second-generation Asian Americans.
    Chan, Esther (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 435-452.

    Based on interviews & observation in a West Coast U.S.A. second generation Asian American congregation hat experienced a schism over the issue of women's roles in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Gender traditionalism; Schism; Gender role; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Congregation; Asian Americans
  • Loose connections and liberal theology: Blurring the boundaries in two church-based communities of spiritual practice.
    Edgell, Penny, and Derek Robey (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 649-667.

    Field study of innovative worship that blurs boundaries between church members vs. non-members & between Christian vs. other; the services were meant to attract the non-religious, but most participants turned out to be Christian liberals.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Spirituality; Boundary blurring; Congregation; Change; Liberal, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • New Generations of Catholic Sisters. The Challenge of Diversity.
    Johnson, Mary, Patricia Wittberg, and Mary L. Gautier (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on a 1999 survey of women who entered U.S.A. religious communities in 1965-85 who stayed, & a 2009 survey of women who entered 1993-2008 who stayed.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters
  • The Politics of Evangelical Identity. Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada.
    Bean, Lydia (2014)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, Canada; Canada, Ontario, Hamilton; Evangelical, Canada; Participant observation; United States, New York, Buffalo; Politics, U.S.A.; Comparative; Congregation
  • The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of US Catholicism.
    Hoover, Brett C. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Congregation; Diversity; Participant observation; Latino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic
  • Mosque-based emotional support among young Muslim Americans.
    Nguyen, Ann W., Robert Joseph Taylor, Linda M. Chatters, Aaron Ahuvia, Elif Izberk-Bilgin, and Fiona Lee (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 535-555.

    Analyzes survey data from graduate & undergraduate students, & other young adult Muslims in southeastern Michigan. Giving & receiving social support & experiencing negative interactions in mosques were associated with demographic variables.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Islam, U.S.A.; Mosque; Social support
  • Religion and Military Policy Attitudes in America.
    Brown, Ronald E., R. Khari Brown, and Aaron W. Blase (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 573-595.

    Analyzes interview data from the 2004 National Politics Study (U.S.A.), white subsample. Evangelicals oppose war less, Mainline Protestants more; lay discussion in worship spaces increases this contrast.

    Associated Search Terms: European Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Parish; Peace/war; United States
  • Disneyfication and Religion in Times Square.
    Tokke, Hans E. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 25-54.

    Focuses on 2 Times Square theater churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Consumerism; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Gentrification; Justice; Parish; Tourists; United States, New York, New York; Urban
  • Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City.
    Karraker, Meg Wilks (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Migration; Education; Sisters; Race; Orders/congregations; Diversity; Community study; Justice
  • Building Strong Church Communities. a Sociological Overview.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2012)
    Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press.

    Calls attention to the communal ideals of the Catholic Chuch & assesses the state of various community types within it. Employs parish survey data & data from orders & congregations, collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Internet; Orders/congregations; Parish; Lay movements; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • With God on Our Side. The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital.
    Reich, Adam D. (2012)
    Ithaca, new York: Cornell University Press/ILR Press.

    It was necessary for a unionization campaign at a religiously-sponsored hospital to engage issues of values & theology, not simply material interests.

    Associated Search Terms: Labor; United States, California, Santa Rosa; Values; Social movement; Orders/congregations; Hospital; Gramsci, Antonio; Emotion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Social justice
  • Recent Vocations to Religious Life: A Report for the National Religious Vocation Conference.
    Bendyna, Mary E., and Mary L. Gautier (2009)
    Washington: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • Racial/ethnic differences in the political behavior of American religious congregations.
    Brown, R. Khari (2009)
    Sociological Spectrum 29:2: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Race; Politics, U.S.A.; Congregation; Parish
  • So Close and Yet So Far Away. Comparing Civic Social Capital in Two Cuban Congregations.
    Mahler, Sarah J. (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 41-71.

    Compares a Seventh-day Adventist & a Nazarene congregation in the Miami, Florida, area, one exemplifying bridging capital & the other bonding capital. Emphasis is placed on the responsiveness of congregants in enabling pastors' charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Cuban Americans; Congregation; Civic engagement; Participant observation; Social capital; United States, Florida, Miami; Charisma; Activism; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.
  • Religion and the New Immigrants. How Faith Communities Form Our Newest Citizens.
    Foley, Michael W., and Dean R. Hoge (2007)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on participant observation & a survey of ethnic religious organizations; emphasizes the various levesl of civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Congregationalism; Activism; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Social services; Indian Americans; Assimilation; Parish; Sikh, U.S.A.; Network; Social capital; Islam, U.S.A.; Korean Americans; Polity; Hindu, U.S.A.; Salvadoran Americans; Civic skills; Identity; Organization
  • Collective identity and distinctiveness: The case of U.S. conferences of apostolic women and men religious.
    Johnson, Mary (2006)
    In T. Frank Kennedy (ed.) Inculturation and the Church in North America. New York: Herder & Herder, Crossroad, pp. 179-197.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Orders/congregations
  • International Priests in America. Challenges and Opportunities.
    Hoge, Dean R., and Aniedi Okure (2006)
    Collegeville, Minnesota: Liturgical Press.

    Analyzes data from 2004 surveys of foreign-born Catholic priests & religious in the U.S., from dioceses, & focus groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Orders/congregations; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Churching of America, 1776-2005: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy.
    Finke, Roger, and Rodney Stark (2005)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Revised edition of The Churching of America, 1776-1992. Received the 1993 Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Korean translation published by Seorosarang Publishing, 2009.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Historical; United States; Episcopal; Typology; Ecumenism; Congregational, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Membership; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • A Church of Our Own. Disestablishment and Diversity in American Religion.
    Warner, R. Stephen (2005)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    A collection of essays.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; United States; Pluralism; Music; Migrant; Assimilation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Ambivalence; Herberg, Will; United States, California, Mendocino; Congregationalism; Rational choice theory; Syncretism; Mestizaje; Parish
  • By their fruits you shall know them: The challenge of renewal among men religious in the USA today.
    Sammon, Seán D. (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 209-228.

    Discusses change in American Catholic orders & congregations of priests & brothers, brought about becaue of the Second Vatican Council.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • Religion and Society--Two Sides of the Same Coin. Part II.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2001)
    In Michael H. Barnes (ed.) Theology and the Social Sciences. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, pp. 205-213.

    Contemplation & the common life rather than apostolic works attract new members to orders & congregations today.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation; Orders/congregations
  • Religious life in the USA: Community as a key bridge to young adults.
    Johnson, Mary (2001)
    Social Compass 48:2: 229-236.

    A focus on community living & spirituality can overcome the demographic gap between membership of religious orders & congregations on the one hand, & new recuits on the other.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Generations
  • Partners in Mission: A Profile of Associates and Religious in the United States.
    Bendyna, Mary E. (2000)
    Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations; Associates of orders/congregations
  • Power in the Margins: Gendered Organizational Effects on Religious Activism.
    Stalp, Maryeth, and Bill Winders (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:1: 41-60.

    Clergy faced behind-the-scenes opposition to their activism from the bishop while sisters received support from their superior. The gendered differences between public leadership & private work help explain the difference.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; Activism; Women; United States, Illinois, Cairo; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Orders/congregations; Clergy
  • An Orderly Return to Tradition: Explaining the Recruitment of Members into Catholic Religious Orders.
    Finke, Roger (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:2: 218-230.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations; Sisters
  • Deep Structure in Community Cultures: The Revival of Religious Orders in Roman Catholicism.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:3: 239-259.

    Analyzes emergent cultural paradigms of new religious communities in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Revitalization movement; Culture; Organization; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • "Real" Religious Communities: A Study of Authentication in New Roman Catholic Religious Orders.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1996)
    In Lewis F. Carter (ed.) The Issue of Authenticity in the Study of Religions. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 149-174.

    Based on interviews with members of new religious orders in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Legitimation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Economic and Attitudinal Factors in Catholic and Protestant Religious Giving.
    Zaleski, Peter A., and Charles E. Zech (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 158-167.

    Secondary analysis of 1987 survey data from American congregations; makes Protestant/Catholic analysis.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Congregation size; Contributions; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Determinants of Religious Giving in Urban Presbyterian Congregations.
    Zaleski, Peter A., Charles E. Zech, and Dean R. Hoge (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 197-206.

    Analyzes 1985 data from Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. data.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Congregation size
  • Relationship of Parish Characteristics to Sunday Giving among Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
    Rexhausen, Jeff, and Michael J. Cieslak (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 218-229.

    Analyzes 1991 data on Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati parishes; church attendance is important, as is parish size in rural settings.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban/rural; Congregation size; Contributions; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio, Cincinnati
  • Women in the Vanishing Cloister: Organizational Decline in Catholic Religious Orders in the United States.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose (1993)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Future of Religious Orders in the United States: Transformation and Commitment.
    Nygren, David J., and Miriam D. Ukeritis (1993)
    Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

    Based in part on a random sample of members of Catholic religious orders in the United States.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • Residence Stability and Decline in Roman Catholic Religious Orders of Women: A Preliminary Investigation.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:1: 76-82.

    Based on archival data of American Catholic female religious orders; shows smaller & more stable residential unites in 1990 compared to 1964.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • A Report on the National Profile of the Third Sisters' Survey.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1991)
    Boston: Emmanuel College.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • American Sisters: Organizational and Value Changes.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1991)
    In Helen R.F. Ebaugh (ed.) Religion and the Social Order. Vatican II and U.S. Catholicism. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 105-121.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Change; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Orders/congregations; Organization
  • How the Upstart Sects Won America: 1776-1850.
    Finke, Roger, and Rodney Stark (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28;1: 27-44.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Historical; Membership; United States; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Outward Orientation in Declining Organizations.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1988)
    In Nadine Foley (ed.) Claiming Our Truth: Reflections on Identity by U.S. Women Religious. Washington: Leadership Conference of Women Religious, pp. 89-105.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters
  • Sisters at Work: Career and Community Changes.
    Briody, Elizabeth K., and Teresa A. Sullivan (1988)
    Work and Occupations 15:3: 313-333.

    Based on 1983 interviews of 30 sisters in 11 orders, Catholic Diocese of Brownsville; suggests the diversification of occupational choices after Vatican II parallels new choices of other women.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Orders/congregations; Occupation; United States, Texas, Brownsville
  • Ministerial Discernment: An Application of the Lens Model to the Study of Decision Making.
    Wiener, Richard L., Thomas J. Kramer, and Miriam J. Nolan (1987)
    Review of Religious Research 29:1: 57-68.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from sisters in a southern U.S. province of an international order, who worked in education, health, community service, & diverse ministries.

    Associated Search Terms: Decision-making; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations; Sisters
  • Transformations in Religious Commitment.
    Wittberg, Patricia (1985)
    Review for Religious 44:2: 161-170.

    Examines changes in commitment mechanisms as Catholic religious communities change from international communities to voluntary associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.; Association; Voluntarism; Commitment
  • Catholic Sisters in Transition. From the 1960s to the 1980s.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1984)
    Wilmington, Delaware: Michael Glazier.

    Analyzes 1967 & '80 questionnaire data from American sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations; Change; Sisters
  • Who They Are and What They Do.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1983)
    In Robert J. Daley (ed.) Religious Life in the U.S. Church: A New Dialog. New York: Paulist Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Local/Cosmopolitan Theory and Religiosity among Catholic Nuns and Brothers.
    Petersen, Larry R., and K. Peter Takayama (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:4: 303-315.

    Analyzes 1981 questionnaire data from nuns & brothers in the Catholic diocese of Memphis.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Local/cosmopolitan; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Orders/congregations; Brothers
  • Problem-Solving Versus Problem-Setting: The Case of the Jesuit General Survey.
    Gannon, Thomas M. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:4: 337-353. Comment by Carroll J. Bourg 23:4: 353-356.

    Associated Search Terms: Society of Jesus; Catholic, U.S.A.; Policy research; Orders/congregations
  • The Plymouth Congregational Church of Louisville, Kentucky.
    Berry, Jr., Benjamin D. (1981)
    Phylon 42:3: 224-232.

    Social history of a middle/upper class African American congregation that left its emotionalist religious tradition & joined the Congregationalist denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Parish; Congregational, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); United States, Kentucky, Louisville
  • The Sisters' Survey, 1980: A Report.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1980)
    Probe 10:5: 1-7.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Orders/congregations; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • White American Socio-religious Groups and Work Values.
    Roof, Wade Clark (1980)
    Ethnicity 7: 218-224.

    Analyzes 1973, '74, '76, & '77 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data from white men; reports mean conformance-to-Protestant-Ethic scores for Protestant denominations & Catholic ethnic groups; finds ethnicity & specific denomination important.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); United States; Congregational, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Protestant Ethic; Jewish, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Ethnic
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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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