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  • Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy Across the Political Divide.
    Braunstein, Ruth (2017)
    Berkeley: University of California Press

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Liberal/conservative
  • Why congregations mobilize for progressive causes.
    Beyerlein, Kraig, and A. Joseph West (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 76-96.

    Uses 2009 Southern Arizona Congregations Study data. Identifies clusters of predisposing factors that predict congregational activism for justice issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Clergy; Congregation; Education; Justice; Liberal, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Arizona
  • Collective identity and movement solidarity among religious left activists in the U.S.
    Olson, Laura R. (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 97-114.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from conservative & progressive religio-political activists. Progressives identified less with progressive movements per se.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal/conservative; Politics, U.S.A.; Comparative; Activists; Identity; Social movement
  • Movement commitment among progressive and conservative religio-political activists in the United States.
    Olson, Laura R. (2016)
    Politics and Religion 9:2: 296-308.

    Associated Search Terms: Activists; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Un cas d’ecclesiolae in ecclesia en Norvège à la lumière de la théorie culturelle d’Emmanuel Todd.
    Knudsen, Jon P. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 57-75.

    Explores the liberal/conservative conflict in the Norwegian Church, between a conservative lay movement and a liberal state church, which corresponds to geographical regions.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal/conservative; Regionalism; Norway; Ecclesiola; Conflict; Lutheran, Norway
  • Wage differentials in the United States: Does religious participation matter?
    Beck, Sedefka V. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 558-578.

    Analyzes 2003 & '05 panel interview data from non-Hispanic U.S. adults. Practice suppressed wages of mainline Protestants; low participation predicted lower wages for conservative Protestant men & higher wages for Catholic women.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Economic; Gender; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Panel study; Practice
  • Loose connections and liberal theology: Blurring the boundaries in two church-based communities of spiritual practice.
    Edgell, Penny, and Derek Robey (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 649-667.

    Field study of innovative worship that blurs boundaries between church members vs. non-members & between Christian vs. other; the services were meant to attract the non-religious, but most participants turned out to be Christian liberals.

    Associated Search Terms: Boundary blurring; Change; Congregation; Liberal, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Ritual; Spirituality
  • 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: Commune; Culture; Field; Content analysis; Conservative/liberal; Bourdieu, Pierre; Grounded theory; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Inner-worldly asceticism; Justice; Monasticism
  • 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: Internet survey; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Discrimination; Catholic, U.S.A.; Race; Experiment; Homophily; United States
  • You Can't Put God in a Box: Thoughtful Spirituality in a Rational Age.
    Besecke, Kelly (2014)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Based on interviews with people who are neither secular nor biblically literalist.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal, U.S.A.; Spirituality
  • Truly inclusive or uniformly liberal? An analysis of the politics of the Emerging Church.
    Burge, Ryan P., and Paul A. Djupe (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 636-651.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Protestant clergy; Emergent Church clergy are politically more liberal than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Emerging church; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religion in times of crisis in Zimbabwe: A case study of Churches in Manicaland and its theodicy of liberation.
    Tarusarira, Joram (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 93-115.

    Based on 2011-13 field work in Manicaland Province, focusing on a multi-denominational social movement organization, Churches in Manicaland. As a movement, it articulated a change-oriented theodicy that the denominations would not.

    Associated Search Terms: Churches in Manicaland; Zimbabwe, Manicaland Province; Theodicy; Liberation theology; Legitimation; Social movement
  • Liberal religion and illiberal secularism.
    Woodhead, Linda (2013)
    In Gavin D'Costa, Malcolm Evans, Tariq Modood, and Julian Rivers (eds.) Religion in a Liberal State. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 93-116.

    Argues that religion is an important element in liberalism, & that in the U.K. illiberal religion is the exception, not the norm. The U.K. & Europe are secular theory not practice. uses British illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Great Britain; Liberalism; Secularism; Great Britain
  • Reading the Bible in America: The moral and political attitude effect.
    Franzen, Aaron B. (2013)
    Review of Religious Reseach 55:3:393-411.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.) from Christians who had a clear view about the Bible. Bible reading predicts conservative views among literalists & liberal views among non-literalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Bible reading; Politics, U.S.A.; Literalism; Conservative/liberal
  • Exploring Religious Self-Identification Among U.S. Catholics: Traditionals, Moderates, and Liberals.
    Starks, Brian (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 314-342

    Based on 50 interviews; fills out the meanings of "traditionalist," "moderate," & "Liberal" Catholic in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Traditionalist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Identification; Liberal, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Military Policy Attitudes in America.
    Brown, Ronald E., R. Khari Brown, and Aaron W. Blase (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 573-595.

    Analyzes interview data from the 2004 National Politics Study (U.S.A.), white subsample. Evangelicals oppose war less, Mainline Protestants more; lay discussion in worship spaces increases this contrast.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Congregation; Catholic, U.S.A.; European Americans; United States; Peace/war; Parish; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..
  • Religion and Regional Culture: Embedding Religious Commitment within Place.
    Wellman, James K., Jr., and Katie E. Corcoran (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:4: 496-520.

    Based on interviews & focus groups in western Oregon & western Washington, in conservative & liberal Protestant churches. Religion in general is in perceived tension with the regional environment, but Evangelical religion more so.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; United States, Washington; United States, Pacific Northwest; United States, Oregon; Tension; Regionalism; Place; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal
  • The Spirit's Tether. Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2000-02 field work in 2 Midwest U.S.A. Catholic parishes, one liberal & one conservative. Models of church are transposed into family life. Traditionalists rejected the modernized Church of their childhood while progressives accepted pre-conciliar religious commitment but not its cultural trappings.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Birth control; Authority; Ritual; Abortion; Participant observation; Marriage; Moral; Conservative/liberal; Comparative; Catholic, U.S.A.; Family; Parish; Habitus; Life histories; Traditionalism; Socialization; Work; Women
  • An increasingly female, increasingly urban and increasingly liberal clergy changing Church life in Finland: patterns of change among the clergy in Finland.
    Niemelä, Kati (2012)
    In Kati Niemelä (ed.) Church Work and Management in Change. Publication 61. Tampere: Church Research Institute, pp. 112-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Women; Liberal/conservative; Finland; Change
  • Storytelling in Liberal Religious Advocacy.
    Braunstein, Ruth (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 110-127.

    Analyzes 2008-2011 interview data with professionals in liberal religious advocacy in the U.S., as well as policy statements. Focuses on story telling as a non-technical yet secular form of discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; Discourse
  • What Motivates Cultural Progressives: Understanding Opposition to the Political and Christian Right.
    Yancey, George, and David A. Williamson (2012)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal
  • The Underground Church. Nonviolent Resistance to the Vatican Empire.
    Kautzer, Kathleen (2012)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Studies Call to Action, Voice of the Faithful, DignityUSA, Corps of Reerve Priests United for Service, Catholic Organizations for Renewal, Women's Ordination Conference, Women's Ordination Worldwide, Women-Church Convergence, Women's Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual, Catholics for a Free Choice, & underground parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Underground church; Voice of the Faithful; Liberal; Feminism; Dignity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Call to Action
  • Higher education and religious liberalization among young adults.
    Mayrl, Damon, and Jeremy Uecker (2011)
    Social Forces 90:1: 181-208.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Conservative/liberal
  • Theology of liberation and some problems of religious changes in Brazil.
    Motta, Roberto (2011)
    International Review of Sociology 21:1:231-242.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Change; Liberation theology
  • Is the Market Moral? Protestant Assessments of Market Society.
    Steensland, Brian, and Zachary Schrank (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 257-277.

    Evaluation of market forces in 2 American Protestant publications--Christianity Today & Christian Century.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Liberal/conservative; Media; Content analysis
  • Black Churches and HIV/AIDS: Factors Influencing Congregations' Responsiveness to Social Issues.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:3: 617-630.

    Analyzes data from the 2006-07 wave of the National (U.S.A.) Congregations Study; externally engaged African American churches were more likely to have HIV/AIDS programs. The liberal/conservative dimension did not matter.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal/conservative; AIDS; Parish; African Americans
  • Black Church Sponsorship of Economic Programs: A Test of Survival and Liberation Strategies.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:1: 23-40.

    Analyzes 2000 clergy sample from African American churches; conservative churches offer cash assistance to the needy while liberal ones sponsor employment programs & credit unions.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Social services; Liberal/conservative
  • Orthodoxy Niches: Diversity in Congregational Orthodoxy Among Three Protestant Denominations in the United States.
    Reimer, Samuel H. (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 763-779.

    Based on interview data from Episcopal, United Methodist, and Assemblies of God clergy and congregants in three U.S.A. cities. Congregations and their clergy differed from one another and thereby avoided competition in the Episcopal and Methodist cases. This did not occur among Assemblies congregations because of marked denominational boundaries.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Clergy; Competition; Congregation; Liberal/conservative; Parish
  • Go Forth and Multiply: Revisiting Religion and Fertility in the United States, 1984-2008.
    Borch, Casey, Matthew West, and Gordon Gauchat (2011)
    Religions 2:4: 469-484.

    General Social Survey data show Catholic and conservative Protestant fertility rates higher than that of liberal Protestant population.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Conservative/liberal; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States; Fertility
  • Religion and Infant Mortality in the U.S.: A Preliminary Study of Denominational Variations.
    Bartkowski, John P., Xiaohe Xu, and Ginny E. Garcia (2011)
    Religions 2:3: 264-276.

    U.S. county-level data show conservative Protestant & Catholic contexts are associated with lower infant morality rates, Pentecostal with higher.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Health; Infant mortality; Conservative/liberal; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Comparing Practical Theology across Religions and Denominations.
    Schneider, Jo Anne, and Patricia Wittberg, with Heidi Unruh, Jill Sinha, and John Belcher (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 405-426.

    Based on key informant interviews & participation, concerning the conduct of social services.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; African Americans; Social services; Quaker, U.S.A.; Polity; Comparative; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Stewardship; Participant observation
  • Who has Religious Prejudice? Differing Sources of Anti-religious Animosity in the United States.
    Yancey, George (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 159-171.

    Analyzes 2008 U.S.A. survey data; political progressiveness & educational attainment positively predict prejudice toward fundamentalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberalism; Education; Prejudice, religious
  • In Word and Deed: Assessing the Strength of Progressive Catholicism in Latin America, 1960-1970s.
    Mackin, Robert Sean (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:2: 216-242.

    Sees liberation theology as an attribute of national churches; it can be located on a continuum. Examines the cases of Chile, Mexico, and Colombia.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Chile; Liberation theology; Chile; Catholic, Colombia; Mexico; Colombia; Catholic, Mexico
  • The United Church of Christ in the Shenandoah Valley. Liberal Church, Traditional Congregations.
    Cavalcanti, H.B. (2010)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Participant observation & interview study of UCC congregations in the Shenandoah Valley judicatory; local dynamics have more effect than national denominational policies.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Liberal, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; United States, Virginia; Participant observation
  • Self-identified traditional, moderate, and liberal Catholics: Movement-based identities or something else?
    Starks, Brian (2009)
    Qualitative Sociology 32:1: 1-32.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Identity; Liberal; Traditionalism
  • Denominational Differences in Support for Race-Based Policies among White, Black, Hispanic, and Asian Americans.
    Brown, R. Khari (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:604-615.

    Analyzes 2004 telephone survey data from race quota samples of U.S. adults. White Evangelicals are less likely to support compensatory race-based policies than the non-religious & liberal Protestants, but not Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Race; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Refugee Catholicism in Little Haiti. Miami's Notre Dame d'Haiti Catholic Church.
    Rey, Terry, and Alex Stepick (2009)
    In Alex stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 72-91.

    Historical case study of a parish established for Haitians in Miami under the charisma of a priest; social services continued in routinized form under his successor. The Haitian immigrants came to Miami prepared by liberation theology for the founding pastor's charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Transnational; Routinization; Social capital; Migrant; United States, Florida, Miami; Haitian Americans; Civic engagement; Charisma; Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism; Historical; Liberation theology
  • Evangelical vs. Liberal: The Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest.
    Wellman, James K., Jr. (2008)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Subculture; Liberal, U.S.A.; United States, Pacific Northwest; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • La teología de la liberación en América Ltina: una relectura sociológica.
    Tahar Chaouch, Malik (2007)
    Revista mexicana de sociología 69:3: 427-456.

    Associated Search Terms: Latin America; Liberation theology
  • Moral Cosmology, Religion, and Adult Values for Children.
    Starks, Brian, and Robert V. Robinson (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific study of Religion 46:1: 17-35.

    Based on 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; socialization into moral individualism & its oppsoite correlates with theological stances.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Conservative/liberal; Individualism; Moral; Socialization
  • Religion and Reproductive Genetics: Beyond Views of Embryonic Life?
    Evans, John H., and Kathy Hudson (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:4: 565-581.

    Analyzes 2003 internet-based survey data from Americans; Evangelicals, fundamentalists, & traditionalist Catholics oppose reproductive genetic technologies not only out of concern for embryonic life (similar to the caze with abortion) but also out of a different approach to suffering.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Liberal/conservative; Stem cell controversy; United States; Abortion
  • Public Pulpits: Methodists and Mainline Churches in the Moral Argument of Public Life.
    Tipton, Steven M. (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based mostly on interviews with Washington-based mainline Protestant church officials.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; National Council of Churches
  • De Juan Pablo II a Benedicto XVI. El rumbo de la Iglesia católica en el tercer milenio.
    Vázquez Parada, Lourdes Celina; and Wolfgang Vogt (2006)
    Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico: Universidad de Guadalajara

    Historical context of contemporary Catholic leadership; examination of the saints canonized from Mexico. Liberation theology in Latin America, with a case study of Ciudad Guzman.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Mexico; Saints; Mexico; Liberation theology; Mexico, Jalisco, Ciudad Guzman
  • The Movement that Fell from the Sky? Secularization and the Structuring of Progressive Catholicism in Latin America, 1920s-1970s.
    Mackin, Robert Sean (2005)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Wisconsin.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Latin America; Liberation theology; Latin America
  • God's (Not So) Quiet Hand: The Political Advocacy of Liberal and Conservative Washington Offices.
    Kraus, Rachel M. (2005)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Purdue University.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal/conservative; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The Failure of Liberal Morality.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (2005)
    Socology of Religion 66:21: 99-120.

    Explains the greater political attractiveness of conservative morality in the U.S.A. in terms of American ideology and mythos.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; United States; Moral; Politics, U.S.A.; Ideology
  • Assessing Belief about the Bible: A Study among Anglican Laity.
    Village, Andrew (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:3: 243-254.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from U.K. Anglicans; congregations' philosophies vary with their members' biblical literalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; Practice; Premarital sex; Moral; Liberal/conservative; Abortion; Great Britain; Literalism; Homosexuality; Church of England
  • Theology, Crisis and Knowledge-constitutive Interests, or Towards a Social Theoretical Interpretation of Theological Knowledge.
    Mejido, Manuel Jésus (2004)
    Social Compass 51:3: 381-401.

    Describes liberation theology with categories from Jürgen Habermas.

    Associated Search Terms: Habermas, Jürgen; Theology; Liberation theology
  • Implicit Conservatism in Liberal Religion: British Quakers as an "Uncertain Sect" (Research note).
    Dandelion, Pink (2004)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 19:2: 219-229.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Quaker, Great Britain; Sect
  • Clergy-congregation Mismatches and Clergy Job Satisfaction.
    Mueller, Charles W., and Elaine M. McDuff (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 261-273.

    Analyzes 1996 data from United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ clergy; clergy who are more liberal than their congregations experience job dissatisfaction, but not conservative clergy with liberal congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Job satisfaction; United Church of Christ; Disciples of Christ; Liberal/conservative; Clergy
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