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  • From Celibate Catholic Priest to Married Protestant Minister. Shepherding in Greener Pastures.
    Fichter, Stephen Joseph (2015)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Based on interviews with former Catholic priests in the U.S.A. who became pastors in Protestant churches, most in the Episcopal church but some in the Evangelical Lutheran & United churches. For most, celibacy had been a burden.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Clergy; Role strain; Episcopal; Conversion; Clergy spouses; Celibacy; Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • From internal to external pluralism: The Anglican metamorphosis.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 149-159.

    Traces patterns of pluralism within and among the Episcopal Church & other Anglican bodies in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Historical; Pluralism; Anglican Church in North America
  • Homosexuality and the Construction of "Anglican Orthodoxy": The Symbolic Politics of the Anglican Communion.
    Brittain, Christopher Craig, and Andrew McKinnon (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:3: 351-373.

    Based on open-ended interviews with leaders & activists in the controversy over homosexuality in the international Anglican Communion. The issue is symptomatic of partisan symbolism.

    Associated Search Terms: Anglican; Church of England; Episcopal; Homosexuality; Schism; Conflict
  • Religious Change and Stability: Seasonality in Church Attendance from the 1940s to the 2000s.
    Olson, Paul J., and David Beckworth (2010)
    Journal for the Sciebntific Study of Religion 50:2: 388-396.

    Analyzes attendance data from 2 Midwest U.S.A. churches; month-to-month variation patterns are generally consistent, but lessening as attenders appear to be increasingly a committed core.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Higher Education and Theological Liberalism: Revisiting the Old Issue.
    Reimer, Samuel H. (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:4: 393-408.

    Analyzes interview data from congregations in three U.S. cities from three denominations; exposure to secular theories in higher education liberalizes theological beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Education; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Belief
  • A Decision Theory of Clergy Political Behavior.
    Calfano, Brian Robert (2010)
    Social Science Journal 47:4: 836-844.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Activism; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Bound by Denominational Ties: Dilemmas of Asian Ministry in the Episcopal Church.
    Lam, Pui-yan (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 134-155.

    Based on participation in meetings and interviews; notes hindrances to establishing and maintaining ministries of Episcopal Asian Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Minority; Episcopal; Asian Americans
  • Congregationally-based Religion: Boon or Bane for Faith in the West?
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 117-133.

    Overview of church attendance in the U.S., with an Episcopalian example. Notes competition with secular alternatives.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Practice; Marginality; Episcopal; Competition
  • Beyond the Lynn White Thesis: Congregational Effects on Environmental Concern.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Patrick Kieran Hunt (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4:670-686.

    Analyzes 1998 survey data from Episcopal & ELCA clergy & '99 from congregation members; clergy communication affects literalism & environmentalsit beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Episcopal; Environmentalism; Literalism; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • The Political Influence of Churches.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Christopher P. Gilbert (2009)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    1998/2004 questionnarie data from clergy, '99 from their congregation members; congregations & small groups affect political beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic skills; Social capital; Politics, U.S.A.; Parish; Social participation; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; Clergy role; Group; Episcopal; Abortion; Environmentalism; Network
  • Forever pruning? The path to ordained women's full participation in the Episcopal Church of the USA.
    Lummis, Adair T. (2008)
    In Ian Jones, Kirsty Thorpe, and Janet Wootton (eds.) Women and Ordination in the Christian Churches: Internatioal Perspectives. New York: Contnuum, pp. 157-177.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Episcopal; Clergy
  • 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
  • Whether to Adopt Statements on Homosexuality in Two Denominations: A Research Note.
    Djupe, Paul A., Laura R. Olson, and Christopher P. Gilbert (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:4: 609-621.

    Analyzes 1998 survey data from Episcopal & ELCA clergy & '99 data from their congregations; perceptions of organizational context affect willingness to favor controversial church stands.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; Episcopal; Conflict
  • Are Former Catholic Women Over-represented among Protestant Clergy?
    Perl, Paul (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 359-379.

    Based on 1994 Ordained Women and Men data; Episcopalian female clergy were disproportionately raised Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; Clergy
  • Every Time I Feel the Spirit: Religious Experience and Ritual in an African American Church.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (2005)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Parish; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Americans; Participant observation
  • Sources of Clergy Support for Denominational Lobbying in Washington
    Djupe, Paul A., Laura R. Olson, and Christopher P. Gilbert (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 47:1: 86-99.

    Based on 1998 survey data from Episcopal and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • 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 Research Note: Real Men and Church Participation.
    Lummis, Adair T. (2004)
    Review of Religious Research 45:4: 404-414.

    Uses a 2002 survey to explore why Episcopal men are less involved in their churches than women.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Episcopal
  • Maintaining the Gender Order: Using Women, Preferring Men in an Episcopal Campus Chapel, 1927-1949.
    Fobes, Catherine (2004)
    Review of Religious Research 46:1: 72-87.

    Historical analysis of staffing a campus chapel; shows that women were used as backup staff when male clergy were not available.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Episcopal; Historical; Campus minister; Campus ministry
  • Focus Groups Help Congregation Improve its New Member Ministry.
    Scannell, Alice Updike (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:1: 68-77.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Episcopal; Focus group
  • Black Clergy in the 2000 Election.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 533-546.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from A.M.E. & C.O.G.I.C. clergy. Education & political interest predicted political involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Education; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Activism
  • Engendering Church: Women, Power, and the AME Church.
    Dodson, Jualynne E. (2002)
    New York: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Women
  • Introduction.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and John H. Evans (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. 1-24.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; American Baptist; Episcopal; Membership; Belief; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Vital Conflicts. The Mainline Denominations Debate Homosexuality.
    Cadge, Wendy (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. 265-286.

    Follows debates about homosexuality in 6 American Protestant churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Protestant, U.S.A.; American Baptist; United Methodist; Homosexuality; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Searching for a Priest. . .or a Man? Using Gender as a Cultural Resource in an Episcopal Campus Chapel.
    Fobes, Catherine (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:1: 87-98.

    Based on 1991-95 participant observation & interviews. Gender had a bearing on a search for a chaplain as an unspoken agenda of some search committee members.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Episcopal; Clergy; Discrimination
  • The Effects of Switching on Denominational Subcultures.
    Gay, David A., John P. Lynxwiler, and Charles W. Peek (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 515-525.

    Analyzes 1990-98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; people who switched denominations held attitudes similar to those already in the denominations. Baptists show the least heterogeneity in moral attitudes, Catholics the most.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Moral; Attitude; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Baptist, U.S.A.; Conversion
  • To Run and Not Be Weary: Spirituality and Women's Activism.
    Faver, Catherine A. (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:1: 61-78.

    Based on interviews with 50 Episcopal women; spirituality supported their activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Episcopal; Activism
  • The Stained Glass Ceiling: Career Attainment for Women Clergy.
    Sullins, D. Paul (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:3: 243-266.

    Examines 1999 career data fro Episcopal & Presbyterian clergy; women have lower prestige appointments at the congregational level, despite a different pattern in the central bureaus.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Clergy; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Women; Organization
  • Gender and Church: A Protestant Campus Chapel as Formal Organization.
    Fobes, Catherine (1998)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Florida State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Episcopal; Campus ministry; Organization
  • 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
  • Gender, Tokenism, and the Construction of Elite Clergy Careers.
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 38:3: 193-210.

    Based on biographies of female & male Episcopal priests ordained 1920-90; examines correlates of high church office within gender groupings.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Clergy; Career; Sex
  • Feminization of the Clergy in America: Occupational and Organizational Perspectives.
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1997)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Examines men's & women's career patterns in the Episcopal & Unitarian Universalist churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Unitarian, U.S.A.; Women; Unitarian Universalist; Episcopal; Clergy
  • He Made a Way Out of No Way: Religious Experience in an African-American Congregation.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 39:1: 5-26.

    Based on 1991-92 field work in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Participant observation; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Americans; Parish; Class; United States, South Carolina, Charleston
  • The Church and the Street. Race, Class, and Congregation.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1997)
    In Penny Edgell Becker and Nancy L. Eiesland (eds.) Contemporary American Religion. An Ethnographic Reader. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 169-190.

    1991-92 participant observation study of a congregation in a low income section of Charleston.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Stratification; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Participant observation; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Americans
  • Clergy Feminization: Controlled Labor or Transformative Change?
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:4: 585-596.

    Feminization of the clergy is related to segregation into lower level positions.

    Associated Search Terms: Dual labor market; Clergy; Unitarian Universalist; Episcopal; Women; Unitarian, U.S.A.
  • Sacrifice of Praise: Emotion and Collective Participation in an African-American Worship Service.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:4: 379-396.

    Based on 1991-92 ethnographic data from an A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina; explores "feeling rules" in emotional worship.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Definition of the situation; Experience; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Parish; African Americans; Emotion; Participant observation
  • In Search of Denominational Subcultures: Religious Affiliation and 'Pro-Family' Issues Revisited.
    Gay, David A., Christopher G. Ellison, and Daniel A. Powers (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38;1: 3-17.

    Analyzes 1982-91 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; finds distinctive denominational subcultures.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Atheist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Sexuality; United States; Methodist, U.S.A.; Subculture; Conservative, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Gender role; Jewish, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Abortion; Episcopal
  • Women Speak: Of God, Congregations and Change.
    Gillespie, Joanna Bowers (1995)
    Valley Froce, Pennsylvania: Trinity Press International.

    In-depth interviews in 4 geographically diverse Episcopal congregations show generational differences among Episcopal women.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Episcopal; Generations
  • Marriage, Parenthood, and the Ministry: Differential Effects of Marriage and Family on Male and Female Clergy Careers.
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:4: 397-415.

    Quantitative study of career histories of Episcopal priests; marriage furthered males' upward mobility in the church but did not affect females'.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Clergy; Women; Marriage
  • Epilogue: On Being "Right" and Religion: A Plea for Complexity.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1995)
    In Steve Bruce, Peter Kivisto, and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) The Rapture of Politics. The Chritian Right as the United States Apporaches the Year 2000. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, pp. 137-146.

    Illustrates the inadequacy of simplistic religio-political categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Episcopal
  • First and Second-career Clergy: Influences of Age and Gender on the Career-stage Paradigm.
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:2: 152-171.

    Analyzes data on Episcopal & Unitarian clergy ordained 1920-90; early ordination age was more important in men's than women's careers.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Women; Age; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Unitarian; Episcopal
  • The Impact of Religious Identification on Differences in Educational Attainment among American Women in 1990.
    Keysar, Ariela, and Barry A. Kosmin (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:1: 49-62.

    Analyzes 1989-90 telephone interview data from American adult women; shows denominational effects on women's education attainment.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Episcopal; Conservative, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Women
  • Personal Autonomy in Religion and Marriage: Is There a Link?
    Wilson, John, and Mark Musick (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 37:1: 3-18.

    Analyzes 1987-88 interview data from married adult Americans; religious affiliates saw marriage as a lifetime commitment. Pentecostal, Baptist, & Christian/Disciples wives saw autonomy within marriage as less important.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Marriage; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Family; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Individualism; United States; Episcopal; Jewish, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Autonomy; Practice
  • Dual Ordination Tracks: Differential Benefits and Costs for Men and Women Clergy.
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:1: 13-30. [Also in William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Gender and Religion (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, 1994), pp. 27-44]

    Demography of Episcopal permanent deacons & Unitarian Ministers of Religious Education & other clergy suggest disprivileged tracks for women.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Clergy; Episcopal; Religious educator; Deacon/deaconess; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist
  • 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. Williams (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: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God; United Methodist; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Organization; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; Denomination (type); Schism; Secularization
  • Congregational Growth and Decline in Indiana among Five Mainline Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway (eds.) Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville; Abingdon, pp. 208-224.

    Based on 1980-88 data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; Episcopal; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • The Influence of Religion on Attitudes toward Nonmarital Sexuality: a Preliminary Assessment of Reference Group Theory.
    Cochran, John K., and Leonard Beeghley (1991)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 30:1: 45-62.

    Analyzes 1972-89 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Sexual attitudes; Reference group; United States; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • Feminization of American Clergy: Occupational Life Chances in the Ordained Ministry.
    Nesbitt, Paula D. (1990)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Harvard University. [DA 51:12 A, p. 4157]

    Analyzes biographical data on Episcopal & Unitarian Universalist clergy; explores the entry & effect of women in the clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Unitarian Universalist; Episcopal; Women; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Clergy role
  • The Pastoral Provisions. Married Catholic Priests.
    Fichter, Joseph H. (1989)
    Kansas City, Missouri: Sheed & Ward.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal
  • 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.
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