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  • 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: Ex-sisters; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Ex-clergy; Ex-brothers; Racine Dominican Sisters; Holy Cross Brothers and Fathers; Catholic, U.S.A.; Franciscan
  • Orthodox (Eastern Christian) Churches in the United States at the Beginning of a New Millennium: Questions of Nature, Identity, and Mission.
    Krindatch, Alexei D. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:3: 533-563.

    Membership, parish, & monastery data, description & governance; tabular summaries of American histories of the churches. Bibliographic sources.

    Associated Search Terms: Russian Orthodox, U.S.A.; Bulgarian Orthodox, U.S.A.; Macedonian Orthodox, U.S.A.; Albanian Orthodox, U.S.A.; True Orthodox Christian Church of Greece, U.S.A.; Holy Apostolic Catholic Assyrian Church of the East, U.S.A.; Armenian Apostolic Church
  • The Phenomenology of Religious Serpent Handling: A Rationale and Thematic Study of Extemporaneous Sermons.
    Williamson, W. Paul, and Howard R. Pollio (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:2: 203-218.

    Analyzes homily texts from the serpent handler sector of the Holiness tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Homily; Serpent handling; Holiness, U.S.A.
  • God's Schools: Choice and Compromise in American Society.
    Wagner, Melinda Bollar (1990)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation in protestant Christian schools in a southeast U.S. city; uses the revitalization movement concept.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Education; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Holiness, U.S.A.; Revitalization movement
  • Under-Reported Churches in Middle Tennessee: A Research Note.
    Ethridge, F. Maurice (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:4: 518-519.

    Compares the National Council of Churches 1980 church census data for 30 counties & county tax assessors' data; NCC greatly undercounted Holiness, Pentecostal, & independent Baptist churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; United States, Tennessee; Baptist, independent, U.S.A.; Holiness, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Concurrent Social Movements: A Study of the Inter-relationships between Populist Politics and Holiness Religion.
    Dann, Norman K. (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Syracuse University. [DA 36:10 A, p. 7005]

    Under the impact of urbanization, populism preceded Holiness religion rather than co-occurring with it.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Politics, U.S.A.; Holiness religion
  • Behavioral Observability and Compliance with Religious Proscriptions on Birth Control.
    Mayhew, Bruce H., Jr. (1968)
    Social Forces 47:1: 60-70.

    Analyzes interview data from Pentecostal-Holiness & Catholic African American women in urban Kentucky; fertility was higher if spouse was a church member.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Birth control; Social control; Women; Pentecostal Holiness, U.S.A.; Fertility; African Americans; Family
  • Religion in Crisis and Custom.
    Boisen, Anton T. (1945)
    New York: Harper.

    Different social statuses engender different psychological needs & thus different forms of religion. Lower class sects are withdrawals from the world. Collective deprivation occasions collective consideration of what matters most, as in religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Holiness, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Sect; Stratification
  • Holiness Religion: Cultural Shock and Social Reorganization.
    Holt, John B. (1940)
    American Sociological Review 5: 740-747. [Abridged in J. Milton Yinger (ed.), Religion, Society and the Individual (New York: Macmillan, 1957), pp. 463-470]

    Differences of social status result in differing psychological needs & therefore different religious forms.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Sect; Holiness religion; Culture shock; Holiness, U.S.A.
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