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  • Testing the Effects of Organizational Culture on a Catholic Religious Order.
    Oviedo, Lluis (2008)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 23:2: 193-214.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data from a sampel of provinces of the order of Friars Minor, showing 5 subcultures. Regression data with measures of vitality.

    Associated Search Terms: Organizational culture; Subculture; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Factor analysis; Clergy; Orders/congregations
  • Spirituality on the Margin of the Church: Christian Spiritual Centres in the Netherlands.
    Versteeg, Peter (2007)
    In Kieran Flanagan and Peter C. Jupp (eds.) A Sociology of Spirituality. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 101-114.

    Case study of a Christian spirituality center sponsored by Franciscans--La Verna.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Marginality; Franciscan; Netherlands; Retreat
  • Vocation Versus Vocational Status in the Lives of Current and Former Vowed American Catholic Religious.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 83-102.

    Analyzes 2002-2003 survey data from current and former Racine Dominican sisters & province of American current and former Franciscan priests and brothers (O.F.M.).

    Associated Search Terms: Ex-priests; Ex-clergy; Vocation; Social justice; Social issues; Orders/congregations; Order of Preachers; Ex-sisters; Franciscan (O.F.M.)
  • Transition from Vowed to Lay Ministry in American Catholicism.
    Blasi, Anthony J., with Joseph F. Zimmerman (2004)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Based on 2002 questionnaire data from former & current members of 3 U.S. Catholic religious communities. Aspects of the intensive formation at time of entry persist through lay life; suggests these aspects should be the focus of training lay ministers.

    Associated Search Terms: Franciscan (O.F.M.); Ex-clergy; Franciscan; Ex-sisters; Racine Dominican Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.; Holy Cross Brothers and Fathers; Ex-brothers
  • The Virgin of Guadalupe and the politics of becoming human.
    Kurtz, Donald V. (1982)
    Journal of Anthropological Research 38:2: 194-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Catholic, Mexico; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Liminality; Marian; Mexico
  • Linguistic Dimension of Religious Measurement.
    Orlowski, Chad D. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:3: 306-311.

    Validates literalism & mythological scales with male Franciscan respondents in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Mythological scale; Literalism scale; Franciscan; Orders/congregations
  • The Effect of Segmentation in the Religious Clergy.
    Gannon, Thomas M. (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:3: 183-196.

    Compares 1970 National Opinion Research Center (U.S.A..) survey data from Benedictine, Franciscan, Jesuit, & Maryknoll respondents.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Orders/congregations; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Maryknoll; Society of Jesus; Benedictine; Franciscan
  • Religious Commitment and Social Involvement in Selected Franciscan Parishes.
    Rigali, Lucius J. (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Boston University. [DA 35:3 A, p. 1748]

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 4 parishes in different parts of the U.S.; Examines communal vs. associational participation, orthodoxy, devotionalism, class, age, & attitudes toward involvement in social change activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Age; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; Devotionalism; Franciscan; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Parish; Associational/communal
  • Inventaire statistique de l'Ordre des Fráres Mineurs dans le Nord-Ouest de l'Europe.
    Baan, Melchior A., and L. Grond (1966)
    Social Compass 13:3: 257-275.

    1960 data: Germany, Netherlands, France, Belgium, & Austria.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Franciscan; Europe; Catholic, Europe
  • Structural and Cultural Changes in the Dutch Franciscan Province.
    Baan, Melchior A. (1966)
    Social Compass 13:3: 245-256.

    Focuses on the period 1853-1965.

    Associated Search Terms: Franciscan; Catholic, Netherlands; Netherlands; Orders/congregations; Change; Franciscan (O.F.M.)
  • The Socio-religious Origins of Modern Science.
    Stark, Werner (1962)
    Revista internacional de sociologia 20/79: 322-331.

    Associated Search Terms: Order of Preachers; Franciscan; Catholic, medieval; Science; Weber, Max
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