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  • Shepherds and sheep: Parish reconfiguration, authority, and activism in a Catholic diocese.
    Loveland, Matthew T., and Margaret Ksander (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 443-465.

    Based on interviews & a web-based survey focusing on 2009 contention over merging parishes in the Syracuse, New York, diocese, followed by a case study of a parish. The latter was marked by lay activism as a result of the conflict involved in the previous closing & merging of parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Parish; Lay movements; Laity; Conflict; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; United States, New York, Syracuse
  • Church as Contested Terrain: Voice of the Faithful and Religious Agency.
    Leming, Laura M. (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:1: 56-71.

    Studies a lay effort in U.S. Catholicism to assume religious agency.

    Associated Search Terms: Laity; Participant observation; Voice of the Faithful; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • A 'Solid Majority' of American Catholics Supports Conscience, Lay Role in Decisions.
    D'Antonio, William V., and Dean Hoge (1998)
    National Catholic Reporter 34:38 (Sept. 4), 7-8.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Moral; Laity; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; House church
  • Rebuilding Sacred Worlds: Lay-oriented Buddhist and Catholic Reformism in Malaysia.
    Ackerman, Susan E. (1993)
    Sojourn 8: 128-152.

    Associated Search Terms: Laity; Malaysia; Buddhist, Malaysia; Catholic, Malaysia
  • Mediazione e legittimazioni religiose: Punto di vista sociologico./La "médiation sacerdotale" d'un point de vue sociologique.
    Séguy, Jean (1991)
    In Romano Ciecolin (ed.) Sacerdozio e mediazioni. Dimensioni della mediazione nell'esperienza della Chiesa. Padova: Ed. "Messagero" et Abbazia di Santa Giustina, pp. 189-208.

    Also in Paul-André Turcotte and Jean Remy (eds.) Médiations et compromis. Institutions religieuses et symboliques sociales. Contributions à une relecture des classiques de la sociologie. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2006, pp. 135-152.

    Associated Search Terms: Laity; Weber, Max; Mediation; Priest
  • durkheim: uen science de la morale pour une morale laïque.
    Isambert, François A. (1990)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 69: 129-146.

    Associated Search Terms: Durkheim, Émile; Laity; Moral
  • L'Exercise du Pouvoir dans le Protestantisme. Les Conseillers de Paroisse de France et de Suisse Romande.
    Campiche, Roland J., François Baatard, Gilbert Vincent, and Jean-Paul Willaime (1990)
    Genève: Labor et Fides.

    Analyzes 1983-86 survey data from Protestant parish council members in France & Switzerland.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Protestant, Switzerland; France; Protestant, France; Leadership; Laity
  • Le Ferment de l'Église: Le Mouvement des Communautés de Base en Hongrie.
    Horvath, Zsuzse (1988)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 33/65:1: 81-106.

    The hostility of the Communist regime toward religion & failure of the Catholic hierarchy to act led to the base community movement in Hungary, under lay initiative.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Hungary; Base communities; Hungary; Laity
  • Lay Buddhism in Contemporary Japan: Reiyukai Kyodan.
    Hardacre, Helen (1984)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Reiyukai, Japan; Buddhist, Japan; Laity; Japan
  • Uncertain Saints: The Laity of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, 1900-1970.
    Graebner, Alan (1975)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

    Social history of the place of lay people in the Missouri Synod.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Laity
  • Catholicism, Laity, and Industrial Society: A Cross-National Study of Religious Change.
    Vallier, Ivan, and Jean-Guy Vaillancourt (1967)
    Archives de sociologie des religions 12/23: 99-102.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, France; Catholic, Chile; United States; Chile; Change; Laity; France
  • Attitudes of Ministers and Lay Leaders of the American Baptist Convention of the State of Washington on Selected Social Issues.
    Brown, Robert Lane (1962)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Southern California {DA 23:3, p. 1102]

    Analyzes interview data about liquor, social welfare, likelihood of war, church-state relations, law enforcement, overseas relief, & relations with Jews; clergy were more liberal than lay leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Washington; Laity; American Baptist
  • The Role of the Laity in the Catholic Church.
    Schuyler, Joseph B. (1959)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 20:4: 290-307.

    Historical overview of the lay role.

    Associated Search Terms: Laity; Catholic
  • A Study of Lay Leadership.
    Cassidy, Sally Whelan (1959)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Chciago.

    Associated Search Terms: Laity; Leadership
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