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  • 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.
  • Organizational Context and the Sexual Harassment of Clergy.
    McDuff, Elaine M. (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:3: 297-316.

    Based on a 1996 survey of United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ pastors. As with other occupations, sexual harassment against clergy is affected by organizational climate.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; United Church of Christ; Sexual harassment; Organization
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Catholic, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Media; Membership; United States; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Practice; Social capital; Southern Baptist; State; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Experience; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Strictness; Women; Atheist, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief; United Church of Christ; Denomination (organizational entity); Disciples of Christ; Education; Contributions; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Communality; Megachurch
  • Factors Leading to Clergy Job Search in Two Protestant Denominations.
    Wildhagen, Tina, Charles W. Mueller, and Minglu Want (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:4: 380-403.

    Analyzes 1996 survey data from United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples) clergy; push factors rather than pull or sense of a new call explain new job-seeking activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; United Church of Christ; Occupation; Clergy
  • Clergy-congregation Mismatches and Clergy Job Satisfaction.
    Mueller, Charles W., and Elaine M. McDuff (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 261-273.

    Analyzes 1996 data from United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ clergy; clergy who are more liberal than their congregations experience job dissatisfaction, but not conservative clergy with liberal congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal/conservative; Clergy; Job satisfaction; United Church of Christ; Disciples of Christ
  • The Political Attitudes and Activities of Mainline Protestant Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Study of Six Denominations.
    Smidt, Corwin E., Sue E.S. Crawford, Melissa Deckman, Donald Gray, Dan Hofrenning, Laura R. Olson, Sherrie Steiner, and Beau Weston (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 515-532.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from mainline Protestant clergy. Denominations differ in adherence to the social gospel & the moral reform movement. Differences in political party also occurred among & within denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; American Baptist; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • 'Good' Jobs and 'Bad' Jobs: Differences in the Clergy Employment Relationship.
    Mueller, Charles W., and Elaine M. McDuff (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 44:2: 150-168.

    Analyzes 1996 survey data from clergy of 2 Protestant denominations; larger congregations provide both more material & more non-material support for their clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Job satisfaction; United Church of Christ; Clergy; Factor analysis; Disciples of Christ
  • The Gender Paradox in Work Satisfaction and the Protestant Clergy.
    McDuff, Elaine M. (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:1: 1-21.

    Analyzes 1996 U.s. survey data from United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ pastors. Explanations for greater job satisfaction among female clergy include subjective rewards & differential senses of justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Justice; Job satisfaction; Clergy; Women; United Church of Christ
  • Social Support and Compensating Differentials in the Ministry: Gender Differences in two Protestant Denominations.
    McDuff, Elaine M., and Charles W. Mueller (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 40;4: 307-330.

    Female clergy receive more social support from congregations, but have less material compensation.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Clergy; Women; United Church of Christ; Disciples of Christ
  • Correlates of Religious Giving in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 149-157.

    Analyzes 1988-89 interview data from American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Contributions; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Denominations as Dual Structures: An Organizational Analysis.
    Chaves, Mark (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:2: 147-169. [Also in Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Wiliams (eds.), Sacred Companies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 175-194.

    Sees American denominations as dual entities of religious authority & agency structures; cites cases & draws implications for internal conflict & schism, & for internal secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist
  • Prevalence and Correlates of New Age Beliefs in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:2: 177-184.

    Analyzes survey data from 6 large American Protestant denominations; finds little support for astrology or necromancy, but some for more general "new age" attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Belief; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Necromancy; New age; United Church of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Astrology
  • Mormonism: Catholic, Protestant, Different?
    Johnson, Martin, and Phil Mullins (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 34:1: 51-62.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data on beliefs & values from Mormons & members of 5 Christian denominations; focuses on similarities & differences between Mormons & others.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Mormon, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Belief; Factor analysis
  • Spatial Patterns of Growth and Decline among the Disciples of Christ, 1890-1980.
    Stump, Roger W. (1991)
    In D. Newell Williams (ed.) A Case Study of Mainstream Protestantism: The Disciples' Relation to American Culture 1880-1989. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, pp. 445-468.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Disciples of Christ
  • Segmentation in a Religious Labor Market.
    Chaves, Mark (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:2: 143-158.

    Analysis of congregation, education, & agency elites of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 1909, 1942, & 1985.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Disciples of Christ; Organization; Clergy
  • Secularization in the Twentieth Century United States.
    Chaves, Mark (1991)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Harvard University. [DA 52:11 A, p. 4094]

    Sees declining attendance rates & increasingly bureaucratic organization of churches (with a case study of the Disciples of Christ) as evidence of secularization in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Secularization; Organization; Disciples of Christ; Practice
  • American Religion in the Post-aquarian Age: Values and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 75-89.

    Presents mean member ages & number of children born to members of 14 denominations, from 1972-85 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Church of God; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Family; Age; Membership; United States; Mormon, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ
  • A New Typology for Organizations: Market, Bureaucracy, Clan and Mission, with Application to American Denominations.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:4: 475-498.

    Examines prior studies of various denominations; focuses on the % of members adhering to the denomination of their parents, & data on pastors' views of church organization & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: American Lutheran Church; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; American Baptist; Organization; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Professionalization and Centralization in the Free Church Tradition: Political Economy of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
    Meyers, Eleanor Scott (1985)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Wisconsin--Madison. [DA 46:9 A, p. 2815]

    Based on archival data.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role
  • Religious Awakenings and Status Politics: Sources of Support for the New Religious Right.
    Harper, Charles L., and Kevin Leicht (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:4: 339-353.

    Analyzes Nebraska questionnaire data from United Church of Christ, Disciples of Christ, & Assembly of God members; shows support for Moral Majority stands correlating more with religious & cultural factors than threatened status.

    Associated Search Terms: Status politics; Politics, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Moral Majority; United Church of Christ; United States, Nebraska; Assemblies of God
  • Women Pastors. What Happens after Placement?
    Royle, Marjorie H. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 24:2: 116-127.

    Analyzes 1976 data on female clergy ordained since 1970 in 4 U.S. denominations, & a comparison group of male clergy; few differences were found in membership or financial trends between female-pastored & male pastored churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist; Clergy; Women
  • Denominational Mobility: Current Patterns and Recent Trends.
    Kluegel, James R. (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:1: 26-39.

    Analyzes 1973-77 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, U.S.A.; United States; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Methodist, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Conversion; Episcopal; Baptist, U.S.A.
  • Varieties of 'Fundamentalism': A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis of Two Protestant Denominations.
    Ethridge, F. Maurice, and Joe R. Feagin (1979)
    Sociological Quarterly 20:1: 37-48.

    Analyzes 1972 questionnaire data from Texas lay leaders of 2 denominations; fundamentalists in them have different fundamentalisms, with which demographic variables correlated. Advocates denomination-specific fundamentalism scales.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Churches of Christ; Stratification; Methodology
  • Religion and Nation Building: The American Case.
    Norr, James L. (1978)
    Sociological Focus 11:4: 255-269.

    Presents number of congregations of 13 denominations in the U.s., 1650-1860.

    Associated Search Terms: German Reformed, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Membership; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Dutch Reformed, U.S.A.; United States; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Modernization
  • Religious Beliefs of Clergy Wives.
    Hartley, Shirley Foster, and Mary G. Taylor (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 63-72.

    Analyzes 1970 survey data from clergy wives in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & educational attainment.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Lutheran Church in America; American Baptist; Disciples of Christ; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Episcopal; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Denomination (organizational entity); Clergy spouses; Education; Women
  • Responses to Religion. Studies in the Social Psychology of Religious Belief.
    Maranell, Gary M. (1974)
    Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Ritualism scale; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Social Mobility and Doctrinal Orthodoxy.
    VanRoy, Ralph F., Frank D. Bean, and James R. Wood (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:4: 427-439.

    Analyzes interview data from 12 congregations representing 6 denominations in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Mobility (vertical)
  • Doctrinal Orthodoxy, Salience, and the Consequential Dimension.
    Gibbs, David R., Samuel A. Mueller, and James R. Wood (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:1: 33-52.

    Analyzes 1971 interview data from members of 6 denominations in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Southern Baptist; Disciples of Christ; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; Episcopal; Salience; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Dimensions of religiosity; Consequential dimension; United Church of Christ
  • Socialization into the Ministry: A Comparative Analysis.
    Berg, Philip L. (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:2: 59-71.

    Analyzes data from a 1962-63 sample of Protestant seminarians from 24 seminaries, 10 denominations; focuses on socialization into the ministry-related skills, mind-sets, & intrinsic religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; United Presbyterian; American Baptist; Seminarians; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Southern Baptist; Disciples of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran Church in America; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • American Piety: The Nature of Religious Commitment.
    Stark, Rodney, and Charles Y. Glock (1968)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from church Christians in the San Francisco Bay Area, & 1964 survey data from adult Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; United States; American Baptist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Congregational, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Dimensions of religiosity; Conversion
  • Marriage, Membership and Mobility in Church and Sect.
    Adams, Robert Lynn, and John Mogely (1967)
    Sociological Analysis 28:4: 205-214.

    1943-65 marriage record data, 5 Disciples of Christ congregations, Nashville; theology & gender (male's religion) more than class affect denomination choice in mixed marriages.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Marriage; Conversion; Disciples of Christ; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1966)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Congregational, U.S.A.
  • Polity, Church Attractiveness, and Ministers' Careers: An Eight-denomination Study of Inter-church Mobility.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 5:2: 241-258.

    Analyzes 1960 data from American clergy from 8 protestant denominations; focuses on material bases of career decisions.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Congregational, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; Organization; American Baptist
  • Social Class in American Protestantism.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (1965)
    Chicago: Rand McNally.

    Analyzes 1957 survey data from a non-South U.S.A. sample of 5 denominations; Charles Y. Glock's dimensions of religiosity are formed into a sect/church continuum & related to class.

    Associated Search Terms: Status discrepancy; Status consistency; American Baptist; Stratification; Communality; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Dimensions of religiosity; Congregational, U.S.A.; Typology; Disciples of Christ
  • Religion and Society in Tension.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1965)
    Chicago: Rand McNally.

    The label "Lutheran, U.S.A.." refers to a combined category of the American Lutheran church and the Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Congregational, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Definition of religion; Parish; Disciples of Christ; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • Social Contexts and Religious Experience.
    Stark, Rodney (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 7:1: 17-28.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from churched Christians in the San Francisco area; sees much religious experience as norm compliance, not individual psychological effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; American Baptist; Experience; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Minister-Parishioner Relations.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1962)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Columbia University. [DA 26:3, p. 1820]

    Analyzes 1960 data from an American sample of clergy from 8 Protestant denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Parish; Congregational; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; American Baptist; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; American Lutheran Church
  • Religious Self-identification.
    Vernon, Glenn M. (1962)
    Pacific Sociological Review 5:1: 40-43.

    Analyzes 1958 Twenty Statements Test data from boy scouts at a Washington State summer camp; shows % making religious references by age & denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Methodist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; United States, Washington; Age; Children; Identity; Congregational, U.S.A.; Twenty Statements Test
  • The Sociology of Fundamentalism. A Typological Analysis Based on Selected Groups in Portland, Oregon, and Vicinity.
    Gustafson, Cloyd V. (1956)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Conservative Baptist; Apostolic Faith (denomination); American Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Fundamentalism; Schism; Disciples of Christ; United States, Oregon, Portland; Historical; North American Baptist General Conference; United Methodist, U.S.A.
  • The Sect-to-denomination Process in an American Religious Movement: The Disciples of Christ.
    Whitley, Oliver Read (1955)
    Southwestern Social Science Quarterly 36:3: 275-281.

    Descriptive hypothesis.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Typology; Disciples of Christ
  • Religious Preference and Interreligious Mixtures in Marriage and Divorce in Iowa.
    Chancellor, Loren E., and Thomas P. Monahan (1955)
    American Journal of Sociology 61:3: 233-239.

    Analyzes 1953 data.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; United States, Iowa; Disciples of Christ; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Divorce; Marriage
  • Social Correlates of Religious Interest.
    Lenski, Gerhard (1953)
    American Sociological Review 18: 533-544.

    Analyzes 1941 interview data from white Protestant households of couples who had been married 1927-29, living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene; Baptist, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Evangelical and Reformed, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; United Brethren, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • A Changing Social Institution in an Urban Environment: A Study of the Changing Behavior Patterns of the Disciples of Christ in Los Angeles.
    Wells, Carl Douglas (1931)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Southern California.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Change; Urban; United States, California, Los Angeles
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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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