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  • 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
  • Authority and Performance. Sociological Perspectives on the Council of Chalcedon (AD 431).
    Amirav, Hagit (2015)
    Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociolinguistics; Network; Impression management; Historical; Goffman, Erving; Councils; Discourse analysis
  • Religious Economy or Organizational Field?: Predicting Bishops' Votes at the Second Vatican Council.
    Wilde, Melissa J., Kristin Geraty, Shelley L. Nelson, and Emily A. Bowman (2010)
    American Sociological Review 75:4: 586-606.

    The role of competition in national settings was only one predictor.

    Associated Search Terms: Bishop; Catholic, Vatican II; Councils; Competition
  • A Whisper toward Peace: A Theoretical Analysis of the Council for a Parliament of the World Religions.
    Bloch, Jon P. (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 612-627.

    Examines statements from the Council for a Parliament of the World Religions (founded 1993); finds a limited view of globalization in them.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; Globalization; Ecumenism; Council for a Parliament of the World Religions
  • Creating New Discursive Arenas and Influencing the Policies of the State: The Case of the Muslim Council of Britain.
    Pedziwiatr, Konrad (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 267-280.

    The 2nd generation of British Muslims engages in politics nationally rather than operate in ethnic enclaves.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Great Britain; Generations; Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain; Muslim Council of Britain
  • Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life.
    Tipton, Steven M. (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based mostly on interviews with Washington-based mainline Protestant church officials.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; National Council of Churches; Liberal, U.S.A.
  • Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change.
    Wilde, Melissa J. (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Analysis of the voting blocks at the Second Vatican Council. Events did not follow what a market model would predict.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Catholic, Vatican II; Social movement; Pluralism; Change; Ecumenism; Birth control; Competition; Councils; Organization; Market model; Marian
  • The Disability Advocacy of the National Council of Churches.
    Herzog, Albert A., Jr. (2006)
    In Albert A. Herzog, Jr. (ed.) Disability Advocacy among Religious Organizations. Histories and Reflections. Binghamton, New York: Haworth Pastoral Press, pp. 11-38. [Journal of Religion, Disabilities & Heatlh 10:1/2]

    Associated Search Terms: National Council of Churches; Disability
  • The Positioning of the Parish in a Context of Individualization.
    De Groot, Kees, Joris Kregting, and Erik Borgman (2005)
    Social Compass 52:2: 211-223.

    Analyzes 2003 questionnaire data from Dutch Catholic parish councils. Factor analysis: an "accessible" type that included most cases & a distinctively "Christian" type, not identical to but analogous to the "service" & "exclusive" types theorized.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Catholic, Netherlands; Factor analysis; Parish; Parish council
  • The Hydra and the Swords. Social Welfare and Mainline Advocacy, 1964-2000.
    Steensland, Brian (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 213-236.

    Traces changes in advocacy for social welfare by the liberal Protestant churches.

    Associated Search Terms: National Council of Churches; Politics, U.S.A.; Activism
  • Caring for Creation. Environmental Advocacy by Mainline Protestant Organizations.
    Moody, Michael (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 237-264.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; National Council of Churches; Environmentalism
  • L'Église catholique: synodes et exercise du pouvoir.
    Palard, Jacques (1997)
    Paris: Cerf.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Councils; Catholic
  • The Role of Church Assemblies in Building a Civil Society: The Case of the United Methodist General Conference's Debate on Homosexuality.
    Wood, James R., and Jon P. Block (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:2: 121-136.

    Examines the 1992 General Conference as a "private legislature" that helped model civility in discourse on a controversial issue.

    Associated Search Terms: Civility; Homosexuality; United Methodist; Councils
  • Program Dissensus between Denominational Grass Roots and Leadership and Its Consequences.
    Johnson, Douglas W. (1980)
    In Ross P. Scherer (ed.), American Denominational Organization. A Sociological View. Pasadena, California: William Carey Library, pp. 330-345.

    Overview, with some basic data on the National Council of Churches.

    Associated Search Terms: National Council of Churches; Conflict
  • When Priests Began to Bargain.
    Stewart, James H. (1979)
    Review of Religious Research 20:2: 168-179.

    Analyzes data from the National Federation of Priests' Councils from 2 time periods, to test hypotheses concerning organizational effectiveness & changes in value & interest orientations.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; National Federation of Priests´ Councils; Clergy; Organization; Change
  • American Catholic Leadership. A Decade of Turmoil 1966-1976. A Sociological Analysis of the National Federation of Priests' Councils.
    Stewart, James H. (1978)
    The Hague, The Netherlands: Mouton.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Change; Catholic, U.S.A.; National Federation of Priests´ Councils; Clergy
  • Organizational Stress and Adaptation to Changing Political Status. The Case of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the United States.
    Pratt, Henry J. (1974)
    American Behavioral Scientist 17:6: 865-883.

    The N.C.C. turned to political concerns as the member churches lost political influence; to avoid losing members in controversies, it emphasized incentives outside of the political realm.

    Associated Search Terms: National Council of Churches; Organization; Adaptation; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Values, Interests, and Organizational Change: The National Federation of Priests' Councils.
    Stewart, James H. (1973)
    Sociological Analysis 34:4: 281-295.

    Analyzes 1970 & '72 questionnaire data from elected delegates; value-oriented delegates were more committed to pastoral change & more militant than were interest-oriented ones.

    Associated Search Terms: National Federation of Priests´ Councils; Clergy; Change; Catholic, 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
  • Unanticipated Consequences of Organizational Coalitions: Ecumenical Cooperation and Civil Rights Policy.
    Wood, James R. (1971)
    Social Forces 50: 512-521.

    Notes that denominations in the National (U.S.A.) Council of Churches experienced unanticipated involvement in the civil rights movement, sometimes at great cost, especially if regionally centered in the American South.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Civil rights movement; National Council of Churches; United States, regions
  • A Career Model of a Professional Organization. A Study of Organizational Effectiveness.
    Stewart, James H. (1970)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Notre Dame.

    Analyzes 1968-69 questionnaire data & uses primary literature, interviews, & observations from meetings of the National Federation of Priests' Councils (U.S.A.).

    Associated Search Terms: National Federation of Priests´ Councils; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Rokeach and the Church: A Theory of Organizational Reaction Formation.
    Mueller, Samuel A. (1967)
    Review of Religious Research 8: 131-140.

    Reviews the analysis of Roman Catholic ecumenical councils by the psychologist, Milton Rokeach.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Councils; Organization
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