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  • Religious seekers' attraction to the plain Mennonites and Amish.
    Anderson, Cory (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 125-147.

    Factor analysis of survey data from a web-based convenience sample of seekers attracted to austere plain Anabaptist sects. Factor themes: familism, rejection of sexualized youth culture, fundamentalism perceived as anti-secularization, primitivism, desire for structure, Anabaptist ancestors.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet survey; Factor analysis; Conversion; Anabaptist; Seeker; Amish; Mennonite
  • Structural ('Objective') Hermeneutics and the Sociology of Religion.
    Jindra, Ines W., and Michael Jindra (2003)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 14: 253-275.

    Associated Search Terms: Interview; Oevermann, Ulrich; Conversation analysis; Hermeneutic; Structuralism
  • Choosing Rationality.
    Beckford, James A. (2001)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 12: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversation analysis; Social construction of reality; Ethnomethodology; Rational choice theory
  • Language and Self-Transformation: A Study of the Christian Conversion Narrative.
    Stromberg, Peter G. (1993)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Conversation analysis
  • The Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist Movement in America: A Sociological Examination of Its Value Orientation, Recruitment Efforts and Spread.
    Snow, David A. (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles. [DA 37:8 A, p. 5374]

    Based on participant observation & content analysis of movement literature; focuses on recruitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Participant observation; Nichiren Shoshu; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Conversion
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