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  • New Monasticism and the Transformation of American Evangelicalism.
    Markofski, Wes (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    2006-11 open ended interview study of an Evangelical urban monastery in a Midwest U.S.A. city; members were critical of theological individualism & political conservatism. Content analysis of Evangelical books shows contrasting positions in the field.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Bourdieu, Pierre; Commune; Conservative/liberal; Content analysis; Culture; Field; Monasticism; Grounded theory; Inner-worldly asceticism; Evangelical, 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: Emerging church; Conservative/liberal; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy
  • Reading the Bible in America: The moral and political attitude effect.
    Franzen, Aaron B. (2013)
    Review of Religious Reseach 55:3:393-411.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.) from Christians who had a clear view about the Bible. Bible reading predicts conservative views among literalists & liberal views among non-literalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Bible reading; Conservative/liberal; Literalism; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Regional Culture: Embedding Religious Commitment within Place.
    Wellman, James K., Jr., and Katie E. Corcoran (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:4: 496-520.

    Based on interviews & focus groups in western Oregon & western Washington, in conservative & liberal Protestant churches. Religion in general is in perceived tension with the regional environment, but Evangelical religion more so.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Focus group; Regionalism; Place; Tension; United States, Pacific Northwest; United States, Oregon; United States, Washington
  • The Spirit's Tether. Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2000-02 field work in 2 Midwest U.S.A. Catholic parishes, one liberal & one conservative. Models of church are transposed into family life. Traditionalists rejected the modernized Church of their childhood while progressives accepted pre-conciliar religious commitment but not its cultural trappings.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Ritual; Justice; Birth control; Authority; Abortion; Participant observation; Traditionalism; Moral; Socialization; Conservative/liberal; Comparative; Family; Habitus; Life histories; Work; Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; Parish
  • What Motivates Cultural Progressives: Understanding Opposition to the Political and Christian Right.
    Yancey, George, and David A. Williamson (2012)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal
  • Higher education and religious liberalization among young adults.
    Mayrl, Damon, and Jeremy Uecker (2011)
    Social Forces 90:1: 181-208.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Education
  • Go Forth and Multiply: Revisiting Religion and Fertility in the United States, 1984-2008.
    Borch, Casey, Matthew West, and Gordon Gauchat (2011)
    Religions 2:4: 469-484. www.mdpi.com/journal/religions

    General Social Survey data show Catholic and conservative Protestant fertility rates higher than that of liberal Protestant population.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States; Conservative/liberal; Fertility
  • Religion and Infant Mortality in the U.S.: A Preliminary Study of Denominational Variations.
    Bartkowski, John P., Xiaohe Xu, and Ginny E. Garcia (2011)
    Religions 2:3: 264-276. www.mdpi.com/journal/religions

    U.S. county-level data show conservative Protestant & Catholic contexts are associated with lower infant morality rates, Pentecostal with higher.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Infant mortality; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Moral Cosmology, Religion, and Adult Values for Children.
    Starks, Brian, and Robert V. Robinson (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific study of Religion 46:1: 17-35.

    Based on 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; socialization into moral individualism & its oppsoite correlates with theological stances.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Conservative/liberal; Moral; Socialization; Individualism
  • The Failure of Liberal Morality.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (2005)
    Socology of Religion 66:21: 99-120.

    Explains the greater political attractiveness of conservative morality in the U.S.A. in terms of American ideology and mythos.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.; Ideology; Moral
  • Implicit Conservatism in Liberal Religion: British Quakers as an "Uncertain Sect" (Research note).
    Dandelion, Pink (2004)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 19:2: 219-229.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Sect; Quaker, Great Britain
  • Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands.
    Wilcox, W. Bradford (2004)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based in large part on 1977-98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Ideology is shown to have some influence on the family-related behavior of Protestant fathers in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; United States; Family; Gender role
  • The demographic imperative in religious change in the United States.
    Hout, Michael, Andrew M. Greeley, and Melissa J. Wilde (2001)
    American Journal of Sociology 107:2: 486-500.

    Analyzes General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; growth in conservative denominations is largely explained by fertility & earlier child-bearing. "Mainline" denominations declined because of fewer conversions from conservative denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Membership; Conservative/liberal; Demography
  • Relationships among Giving, Church Attendance, and Religious Belief: The Case of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
    Lunn, John, Robin Klay, and Andrea Douglass (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 765-775.

    Analyzes 1996 denomination member survey data; conservative Presbyterians contributed more generally & to the local church while liberals gave more to secular charities.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Belief
  • The Growing Divisiveness: Culture Wars or a War of Words?
    Miller, Alan S., and John P. Hoffmann (1999)
    Social Forces 78:2: 721-752.

    Analyzes 1975-96 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data from white Americans; shows a polarization of labels as opposed to a polarization of attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; United States
  • Congregations in Conflict: Cultural Models of Local Religious Life.
    Becker, Penny Edgell (1999)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Based on 1990s interviews in Chicago area congregations; uses a typology of congregations. Values are often expressed in terms of congregation types, & these are sometimes in conflict. The "market model" should use congregation types, not denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Privatism; Moral; Conservative/liberal; Structuration; Organization; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Parish; Conflict; Market model
  • 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: Southern Baptist; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Membership; Conservative/liberal; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ecology; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Nazarene
  • A War for America's Soul? The American Religious Landscape.
    Davis, Nancy J., and Robert V. Robinson (1997)
    In Rhys H. Williams (ed.), Culture Wars in American Politics. Critical Review of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, pp. 39-61.

    Analyzes 1991 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows the American religious landscape as a continuum.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Conservative/liberal
  • What American Culture War? A View from the Trenches as Opposed to the Command Posts and the Press Corps.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III, and Yonghe Yang (1997)
    In Rhys H. Williams (ed.), Culture Wars in American Politcs. Critical Reviews of a Popular myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, pp. 17-38.

    Analyzes 1977-93 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; the U.S. has a religiously moderate majority.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; United States
  • Have Americans' Social Attitudes become More Polarized?
    Dimaggio, Paul, John Evans, and Bethany Bryson (1997)
    In Rhys H. Williams (ed.0, Culture Wars in American Politics. Critical Review of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, pp. 63-99.

    The relevant part of the analysis uses 1974-94 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows a convergence in social views over time among religious groupings.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Conservative/liberal
  • Religious Affiliation, Commitment, and Ideology among U.S. Elites.
    Shortell, Timothy (1997)
    In Rhys H. Williams (ed.) Culture Wars in American Politics. Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, pp. 101-117.

    Analyzes 1979-85 survey data from U.S. elites; focuses on social & economic opinions; shows some religious group effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Christian Left: Who Are they and How Are they Different from the Christian Right?
    Hall, Charles F. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 39:1: 27-45.

    Analyzes 1991-92 U.S. surveys of religious/political activists; religion rather than economic factors predict differences in political stance.

    Associated Search Terms: Sojourners; Politics, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; Activism; Conservative/liberal
  • Divergent Models of Childrearing in Popular Manuals: Conservative Protestants vs. the Mainstream Experts.
    Bartkowski, John P., and Christopher G. Ellison (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:1: 21-34. Reprinted in Nijole Benokraitus (ed.) Feuds about Families: Conservative Centrist, Liberal, and Feminist Perspectives. New York: Prnetice-Hall, 2000, pp. 205-214.

    Contrasts parenting advice from popular manuals produced by liberal & conservative Protestant writers.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Socialization; Family
  • Culture Wars? Insights from Ethnographies of Two Protestant Seminaries.
    Carroll, Jackson W., and Penny Long Marler (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:1: 1-20. [Also in Rhys H. Williams (ed.), Culture Wars in American Politics. Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1997, pp. 121-144]

    Based on 1989-92 participant observation & interviews in 2 Protestant seminaries--a liberal & a conservative; finds contrasting moral visions.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Conflict; Conservative/liberal; Participant observation; Seminary
  • Explaining Jewish Liberalism in the United States: An Exploration of Socioeconomic, Religious, and Communal Living Variables.
    Legge, Jerome S., Jr. (1995)
    Social Science Quarterly 76:1: 124-141.

    Analyzes 1990 National (U.S.) Jewish Population Survey data; religious involvement independently contributes toward political liberalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Communality; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Western Hemisphere Protestantism in Global Perspective.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1994)
    In Roberto Cipriani (ed.) "Religions sans Frontières?" Prsent and Future Trends of Migration, Culture, and Communication. Roma: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, pp. 180-196. Comment by Mario Miegge, pp. 197-202.

    Examines divisions & clusters in western hemisphere Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant; Conservative/liberal; Women; Local/cosmopolitan
  • The Mood of America in the 1980s: Some Further Observations on Sociomoral Issues.
    Simpson, John H. (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:3: 291-305. [Also in Steve Bruce, Peter Kivisto, and William H. Swatos, Jr. 9eds.) The Raputre of Politics. The Christian Right as the United States Approaches the Year 2000. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1995, pp. 69-83]

    Analyzes 1980 & '88 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows the American population divided into 3 camps on socio-moral issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; United States; Moral; Politics, U.S.A.
  • What Relates to Vote for Three Religious Categories?
    Johnson, Stephen D. (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:3: 263-275. [also in Steve Bruce, Peter Kivisto, and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) The Rapture of Politics. The Christian Right as the United States Approaches the Year 2000 (New Brunswick, N.J: Transaction, 1995), pp. 41-53]

    Analyzes 1992 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana; class predicted Catholics' votes, family issues conservative Protestants'; nothing liberal Protestants'.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Family; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Liberals and Conservatives, Religious and Political: A Conjuncture of Modern History.
    Collins, Randall (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:2: 127-146.

    Narrates changes in the content of "conservative" & "liberal" stances in western history; proposes a 3-part typology: mass enthusiast, centralist, decentralist.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Organization
  • Theological Perspectives and Environmentalism among Religious Activists.
    Guth, James L., Lyman A. Kellstedt, Corwin E. Smidt, and John C. Green (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:4: 373-382.

    analyzes 1990-91 questionnaire data from religious social activists; shows fundamentalists, pentecostals, & conservatives giving environmentalism lower priority.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Conservative, U.S.A.; Environmentalism
  • The Resilience of Christianity in the Modern World.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1992)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialism; Conservative; Liberation theology; Catholic, Latin America; Poland; Politics, Poland; Modernization; Accommodation; Latin America; Counterculture; Catholic, Poland
  • Mirror Images? Conceptions of God and Political Duty on the Left and Right of the Evangelical Spectrum.
    MacIver, Martha Abele (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:3: 287-295.

    Content analysis of Sojourners & Fundamentalist Journal.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Media; Content analysis; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Classifying Protestant Denominations.
    Smith, Tom W. (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 31:3: 225-245.

    Reviews the literature on typing American denominations on a fundamentalist-liberal scale; describes the classificatory method used in the General Social Survey.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; United States; Methodology; Denomination (organizational entity); General Social Survey (U.S.A.)
  • Localism, religiosity, orthodoxy, and liberalism: The case of Jews in the United States.
    Lazerwitz, Bernard, J. Alan Winter, and Arnold Dashefsky (1988)
    Social Forces 67: 229-242.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Jewish, U.S.A.; Localism; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Religiosity
  • American Religion: Conservative Upsurge, Liberal Prospects.
    Berger, Peter L. (1986)
    In Robert S. Michaelson and Wade Clark Roof (eds.), Liberal Protestantism. Realities and Possibilities. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 19-36.

    Overview of developments in the U.S.A. throughout the 1970s & '80s.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; United States; Liberal, U.S.A.
  • The Curious Path of Conservative Protestantism.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (1985)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 480: 53-62. {Also

    History of the emergence of liberal & conservative wings in U.S. Protestantism; the recent reinvigoration of the conservative movement is a national event more than a theological one.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; United States; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Politics. The Relationship of Religious Participation to Political Efficacy and Involvement.
    Hougland, James G., Jr., and James A. Christenson (1983)
    Sociology and Social Research 67:4: 405-420.

    Analyzes 1979 data from Kentucky adults. Religious participation correlated with voting but not with other kinds of political action; liberal but not conservative religion was related to politics.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Kentucky; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal
  • An Economic Analysis of Religious Choice.
    Redman, Barbara J. (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 21:3: 330-342.

    Analyzes 1964-75 U.S. census data; includes reports on religious contributions & time spent on religious education; shows stratification related differently to liberal & conservative religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Conservative/liberal; United States
  • Those Who Stay Religious 'Nones' and Those Who Don't: A Research Note.
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk, and Wade Clark Roof (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:2: 194-200.

    Analyzes 1973-77 National Opinion Research Center (U.S.A..) data; those raised as & remaining "nones" were more politically & morally liberal than those who acquired religions; the latter were more satisfied with where they lived & their friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Mobility (geographical); United States
  • The Differential Impact of Religious Preference and Church Attendance on Attitudes toward Abortion.
    McIntosh, William Alex, Letitia T. Alston, and Jon P. Alston (1979)
    Review of Religious Research 20:2: 195-213.

    Analyzes 1979 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States; Abortion; Practice; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religion and the 'Right to Life': Correlates of Opposition to Abortion.
    Petersen, Larry R., and Armand L. Mauss (1976)
    Sociological Analysis 37:3: 243-254.

    Analyzes 1972 Roper/National Opinion Research Center data.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Abortion; United States; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal
  • Liberal and Conservative Catholic Pentecostals.
    Fichter, Joseph H. (1974)
    Social Compass 21:3: 303-310.

    Found politically liberal American Catholic pentecostals to have more education than the conservatives, & frequently more Catholic education.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Attitudes toward Abortion: A Study of Nurses and Social Workers.
    Hertel, Bradley R., Gerry E. Hendershot, and James W. Grimm (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:1: 23-34.

    1971 survey data from Christian nurses & social workers in a Nashville Planned Parenthood training program show attendance in both conservative & liberal denominations related to opposing abortion.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Social worker; Abortion; Nurse; Conservative/liberal; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Secularization and the Protestant Parish Minister.
    Dempsey, Kenneth C. (1973)
    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology 9:3: 46-50.

    General observations on conservative & radical left responses to secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Secularization; Clergy; Protestant
  • The Correspondence between Religious Orientation and Socio-political Liberalism and Conservatism.
    Stellway, Richard J. (1973)
    Sociological Quarterly 14:3: 430-439.

    Analyzes 1971 interview data from semi-rural west central Illinois; shows political & religious liberalism/Conservatism correlated, especially among people with unfulfilled occupational expectations.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Occupation; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The Liberalization of American Protestantism: A Case Study in Complex Organizations.
    Pratt, Henry J. (1972)
    Detroit: Wayne State University Press.

    Analyzes the leftward movement of the National Council of Churches (U.S.A.)

    Associated Search Terms: National Council of Churches; Organization; Activism; Conservative/liberal
  • Theology and Political Attitudes Among Clergymen.
    Balswick, Jack O. (1970)
    Sociological Quarterly 11:3: 397-405.

    Analyzes interview data from Christian clergy from various denominations in a small Midwest U.S.A. city; the liberal/conservative theologies correlated with liberal/conservative political positions.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Clergy Responses to Urban Violence.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1969)
    Dialog 8;1: 40-47.

    Based on 1967 interviews with clergy in Grand Rapids after a race riot; shows liberal clergy more than conservative engaged in the problem.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids; Clergy; Conservative/liberal; Riot; Conflict
  • Analyse de contenu comparée de deux publications catholiques: "Maintenant" et "Relations."
    Beausoleil, Pierre (1968)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, l'Université de Montréal.

    Places Maintenant & Relations on a conservative/progressive continuum.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Media; Content analysis; Catholic
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