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  • Growing God's Family: The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Adoption; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Gypsy leadership, cohesion and social memory in the Evangelical Church of Philadelphia.
    Cantón-Delgado, Manuela (2017)
    Social Compass 64:1: 76-91.

    Based on 2009-15 fieldwork in Spain. Authority among Spanish Gypsy Pentecostals involves a shift of charisma from elders to young theologically educated pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Philadelphia Church (Spanish Evangelical); Life histories; Charisma; Authority; Pentecostal, Spain; Gypsy, Spain; Calós (Spanish gypsy); Spain
  • Christians under Covers: Evangelicals and Sexual Pleasure on the Internet.
    Burke, Kelsy C. (2016)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Studies how Evangelical websites promote the evangelical view of marital sex.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Internet; Sexual attitudes; Sexual norms
  • Trans-congregational triadic closure: Churchgoers' networks within and beyond the pews.
    Schafer, Markus H., and Laura Upenieks (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 597-621.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from non-institutionalized adult U.S.A. church members. Evangelicals have higher rates of closed social networks that include members from outside their congregations, as do residents of higher population county subdivisions & members with longer length of membership in a congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban/rural; Network; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Preparation in context: Comparative outcomes of alternative clergy training in the ELCA.
    Porter, Nathaniel D. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 319-338.

    analyzes data from ELCA clergy ordained 1988-2010. Those who graduated from theology schools had less staying power than those with alternative forms of preparation.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Clergy mobility; Seminary; Clergy
  • Social networks and civic participation and efficacy in two Evangelical Protestant churches.
    Schwadel, Philip, Jacob E. Cheadle, Sarah E. Malone, and Michael Stout (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 305-317.

    Analyzes 2011 & '13 questionnaire data from 2 Midwest U.S.A. congregations, 1 Seventh-day Adventist & 1 Assembly of God. In-congregation networks increase subjective efficacy, which contributes to out-of-congregation civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Efficacy; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Network
  • Managed diversity: Race, place, and an urban church.
    Barron, Jessica M. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 18-36.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interview data from a youth-oriented downtown Chicago congregation planted by a suburban megachurch. Clergy appropriate some African American culture for the largely white congregation so show they are modern, but avoid being a Black church.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Parish; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Race; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Teaching and learning to be religious: Pedagogies of conversion to Islam and Christianity.
    Galonnier, Juliette, and Diego de los Rios (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 59-81.

    Based on 2013-14 participant observation in a Muslim class for converts in a Midwest U.S. city & an Evangelical one mostly for Latinos in south Florida. Finds similarities in pedagogy despite differences in doctrinal & practiced content.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Participant observation; Islam, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Conversion; Comparative
  • Narrating and navigating authorities: Evangelical and mainline Protestant interpretations of the Bible and science.
    Chan, Esther, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 54-69.

    Based on U.S.A. interviews with non-fundamentalist Evangelicals & members of mainline Protestant congregations. The majority of both accept science, including evolution, but Evangelicals are more willing to see miracles as evidence of God's power over nature.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Miracle; Protestant, U.S.A.; Evolution; Science; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Religion and public opinion toward same-sex relations, marriage, and adoption: Does the type of practice matter?
    Perry, Samuel L., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 637-651.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Attitudes toward homosexual activity is more strongly inversely related to devoutness & theological conservatism than are those toward same-sex marriage & adoption by same-sex couples. Frequency of attendance & biblical literalism re stronger predictors for Evangelicals than for others.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Practice; Literalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief
  • "I was a Muslim, but now I am a Christian": Preaching, legitimation, and identity management in a southern Evangelical church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 250-270.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation in a Charlotte Evangelical church. Case study of a convert immigrant pastor who contends with his minority status through his homilies.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Discourse; Race; Participant observation; Legitimation; Homily; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Case study; United States, North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundries, practices, and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhim, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Based on participant observation in 2 Sunni & 2 Evangelical schools in New York City. Evolution is a greater problem for Evangelicals because of their literal interpretation of scripture.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, New York, New York; Participant observation; Moral; Islam, U.S.A.; Education; Comparative; Literalism
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundaries, practices and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhin, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Participant observation in New York City Evangelical & Sunni high schools. Evolution is more salient to the former because of the centrality of biblical literalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Evolution; Islam, U.S.A.; Literalism; Education; Participant observation; United States, New York, New York
  • Evangelical elites' anti-homosexuality narratives as a resistance strategy against attribution effects.
    Thomas, Jeremy N., and Andrew L. Whtehead (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 345-362.

    A content analysis of Christianity Today shows that acceptance of the belief that homosexuality has a physiological origin does not alter the conviction that homosexual acts are sinful.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Evangelical; Content analysis
  • A Culture of Faith: Evangelical Congregations in Canada.
    Reimer, Samuel H., and Michael Wilkinson (2015)
    Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Evangelical, Canada; Congregation; Canada
  • Congregational diversity and attendance in a mainline Protestant denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., Gerardo Marti, and Brandon C. Martinez (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 668-683.

    Analyzes 1993-2012 ELCA attendance data; diversity is inversely related to weekly attendance totals.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Practice
  • New Centers of Global Evangelicalism in Latin America and Africa.
    Offutt, Stephen W. (2015)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, El Salvador; El Salvador; Evangelical, South Africa; South Africa; Religious entrepreneur
  • "Men of iron will": Idealized gender in Christian heavy metal.
    Rademacher, Heidi E. (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 632-648.

    Sees convergence of Evangelical music & secular heavy metal music in an idealized gender trope.

    Associated Search Terms: Content analysis; Gender traditionalism; Popular culture; Evangelical; Music
  • Sexual Encounters and Manhood Acts: Evangelicals, Latter-Day Saints, and Religious Masculinities.
    Burke, Kelsy C., and Amy Moff Hudec (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 330-344.

    Based on 2010-2011 interviews with Evangelical men who used a Christian sexuality website, content analysis of literature & websites, & participant observation & interviews in selected Mormon wards in Utah and New England.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Sexuality; Mormon, U.S.A.; Masculinity ideology
  • The public sociology of religion.
    Markofski, Wes (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:4: 459-475.

    Argues that progressive, as opposed to conservative, Evangelical Christianity in the U.S.A. has been neglected in research. Interviews in several cities reveal Evangelical support for social services, personally relocating residence into low income settings, & supporting egalitarian politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Activism
  • My friend is gay, but... The effects of social contact on Christian Evangelicals' beliefs about gays and lesbians.
    Baker, Ashley A., and Sarah R. Brauner-Otto (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 239-268.

    Analyzes 2001-13 telephone interview data from Houston. Evangelicals are more likely to say homosexual behavior is wrong, even if they have one or more gay friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Contact theory; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; United States, Texas, Houston
  • Complementarianism as doctrine and governance: Narratives on women's leadership among second-generation Asian Americans.
    Chan, Esther (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 435-452.

    Based on interviews & observation in a West Coast U.S.A. second generation Asian American congregation hat experienced a schism over the issue of women's roles in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Gender traditionalism; Schism; Gender role; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Congregation; Asian Americans
  • Generational conversion? The role of religiosity int he politics of Evangelicals.
    Pelz, Mikael L., and Corwin E. Smidt (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 380-401.

    Analyzes a 2007 & a 2012 U.S.A. survey. Evangelical identity predicts opposition to abortion & favoring the Republican Party in 3 generations, but less so on a variety of other issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Prayer; Abortion; Literalism; Generations; Homosexuality; United States; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Playing for God: Evangelical Women and the Unintended Consequences of Sports Ministry.
    Blazer, Annie (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Participant observation; Sport; Women; Gender traditionalism; Historical; Athletes; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • God, yoga, and karate.
    Yi, Joseph, and Daniel Silver (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 596-615.

    Analyzes on-line business directories (Yellow pages). Conservative churches concentrate in less educated & minority areas, yoga in more educated & white areas.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Minority; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Culture; Conservative, U.S.A.; Yoga, U.S.A.
  • The Spirit Moves West. Korean Missionaries in America.
    Kim, Rebecca Y. (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Case study of a non-denominational Evangelical Korean mission society in the U.S.A. Responding to Korea's relationship to its "big brother," U.S.A., the missionaries sought to "make history" by saving the U.S. from secularization. After the founder's death, the missionary society began to Americanize.

    Associated Search Terms: Case study; University Bible Fellowship; Sect; Conservative, U.S.A.; Missionary; Typology; Korean Americans; Generations; Korea (South); Participant observation; Authoritarianism; Conservative, Korea (South); Evangelical, U.S.A.; Patriarchy; Race; Evangelical, Korea (South)
  • 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.
  • Religion, race, and discrimination: A field experiment of how American churches welcome newcomers.
    Wright, Bradley R.E., Christopher M. Donnelly, Michael Wallace, Stacy Missari, Annie Scola Wisnesky, and Christine Zozula (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 185-204.

    E-mail inquiries to a sample of churches, ostensibly from families moving to the geographical area of each church. Ostensible names varied to communicate white, African American, Latino, or Asian identity. Responses from Mainline Protestant churches showed discrimination.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Homophily; Race; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Experiment; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Discrimination; Catholic, U.S.A.; Internet survey
  • Leaving the church behind: Applying a deconversion perspective to Evangelical exit narratives.
    Fazzino, Lori L. (2014)
    Journal of Conemporary Religion 29:2: 249-266.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Evangelical; Disaffiliation
  • The new Evangelical social engagement.
    Steensland, Brian, and Philip Goff (2014)
    In Brian Steensland and Philip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Engagement. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Civic engagement
  • Christian religious radio production in Benin: The case of Radio Maranatha.
    Grätz, Tilo (2014)
    Social Compass 61:1: 57-66.

    Largely descriptive account of Radio Maranatha in Benin.

    Associated Search Terms: Benin; Media; Evangelical, Benin
  • Las apropiaciones religiosas de lo publico. El caso de los evangélicos en el Perú.
    Pérez, Rolando. (2014)
    Religioni e società 78: 65-76.

    Associated Search Terms: Peru; Evangelical, Peru
  • Evangelicals in democratic Chile: Clash of generations?
    Fediakova, Evguenia (2014)
    Social Compass 61:1: 108-120.

    Survey data show younger Chilean Evangelicals less observant than their elders, more educated, & more interested in politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Chile; Education; Evangelical, Chile; Politics, Chile
  • What makes a man: Gender and sexual boundaries on Evangelical Chrisitan sexuality websites.
    Burke, Kelsy C. (2014)
    Sexualities 17:3-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; Evangelical; Gender traditionalism; Internet
  • Ambivalent Miracles: Evangelicals and the Politics of Racial Healing.
    Wadsworth, Nancy D. (2014)
    Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Racial attitudes; Stratification
  • Compassionate conservatives? Evangelicals, economic conservatism, and national identity.
    Bean, Lydia (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:1: 164-186.

    Based on participant observation in 4 Evangelical congregations (Baptist & Pentecostal) in the U.S.A. & Canada. American Evangelicals' conservative economic views are anchored in an exclusive cultural membership in the nation while Canadian Evangelicals' economic views are not.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Comparative; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Canada; United States; Evangelical, Canada
  • Hearing the "Hillsong Sound": Music, Marketing, and Branded Spiritual Eperience at a Transnational Megachurch.
    Wagner, Tom (2014)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, musicology, Royal Holloway University of London.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Great Britain; Megachurch; Music; Hillsong; Great Britain, London
  • Configuraciones de poder en el campo evangélico indígena del Chaco argentino.
    Ceriani Cernadas, César (2014)
    Sociedad y Religión 24/41: 13-41.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; Native Argentinians; Argentina, Chaco region; Evangelical, Argentina
  • Religião e criminalidade: traficantes e evangélicos enre os anos 1980 e 2000 nas favelas cariocas.
    DaCunha, Christina Vital (2014)
    Religião e sociedade 34:1: 61-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Drug; Evangelical, Brazil; Criminology; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro
  • Measuring congregational vitality: Phase 2 development of an outcome measurement tool.
    Bobbitt, Linda (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 467-484.

    Development of a scale of congregational vitality in the context of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Scale; Factor analysis; Congregation; Methods
  • Evangelical ambivalence toward gays and lesbians.
    Bean, Lydia, and Brandon C. Martinez (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:3: 395-417.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey data, Evangelical subsample; 35% had progressive views about homosexuality & tended to attend services less; 24% favored allowing homosexual unions though morally opposed to homosexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States; Homosexuality; Ambivalence; Moral
  • Symbolic filtering: Selectively permeable Evangelical boundries in an age of religious pluralism.
    Bok, Jared (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 808-825.

    Content analysis of 2 American Evangelical missionary magazines show that in a pluralist environment even as boundaries are weakened in some respects they are strengthened in others.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Boundary maintenance; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Media; Content analysis
  • Act like men: Social engagement and Evangelical masculinity.
    Bielo, James S. (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 29;2: 233-248.

    2009-2011 field work in an American Evangelical antihuman trafficking campaign. Individual analyses persisted.

    Associated Search Terms: Masculinity ideology; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Activism; Individualism
  • New and old Evangelical public engagement: A view from the polls.
    Green, John C. (2014)
    In Brian Steensland and Phillip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Engagement. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 129-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • The rise of the diversity expert; How American Evangelicals simultaneously accentuate and ignore race.
    Marti, Gerardo, and Michael O. Emerson (2014)
    In Brian Steensland and Philip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Engagement. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 179-199.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Race; Diversity; Racial attitudes
  • Dating in light of Christ: Young Evangelicals negotiating gender in the context of religious and secular American culture.
    Irby, Courtney Ann (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 260-283.

    Based on 19 open-ended interviews from students & alumni of Evangelical colleges. The theme of commitment was stressed, & hence a future orientation. Chastity was emphasized, along with Christian identity. Within this framework there were patterned differences.

    Associated Search Terms: Courtship; Dating; Gender role; Young adults; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • The Politics of Evangelical Identity. Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada.
    Bean, Lydia (2014)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, Canada; Canada, Ontario, Hamilton; Evangelical, Canada; Participant observation; United States, New York, Buffalo; Politics, U.S.A.; Comparative; Congregation
  • Music branding and the hegemonic prosumption of values of an Evangelical growth church.
    Wagner, Tom (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 11-32.

    Based on 2009-13 fieldwork with the Hillsong (Australian Evangelical) branch in London, UK.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Great Britain; Music; Megachurch; Hillsong; Great Britain, London; Branding; Prosumption
  • El sentido de la adhesion. Un análisis de la construcción de significandos en el marco de situaciones sociales evangélicas y terapéuticas alternativas (Buenos Aires, Argentina).
    Bordes, Mariana, and Joaquín Algranti (2014)
    Revista Colombiana de Antropología 50:2: 123-145.

    Associated Search Terms: Argentina, Buenos Aires; Belonging, sense of; Evangelical, Argentina; Healing; Meaning; Medical
  • Conservative Christians and support for transracial adotpion as an alternative to abortion.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2014)
    Social Science Quarterly 95:2: 380-392.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data. Opposition to abortion contributes to support for transracial adoption among Evangelicals & Catholics, but not others.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; United States; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Adoption; Catholic, U.S.A.
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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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