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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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands.
    Wilcox, W. Bradford (2004)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based in large part on 1977-98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Ideology is shown to have some influence on the family-related behavior of Protestant fathers in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Family; Conservative/liberal; Protestant, U.S.A.; Gender role
  • Religion and Wealth: The Role of Religious Affiliation and Participation in Early Adult Asset Accumulation.
    Keister, Lisa A. (2003)
    Social Forces 81:1: 175-207.

    Analyzes 1985-98 panel data on American youth. Jewish religious involvement furthers & conservative Protestant retards capital asset accumulation.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Economic; Catholic, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.
  • The Remnant Spirit: Conservative Reform in Mainline Protestantism.
    Cowan, Douglas E. (2003)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.

    Conservatives who remain in liberal churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Protestant, U.S.A.; Liberal/conservative
  • The Creation of a Distinct Subcultural Identity and Denominational Growth.
    Evans, John H. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:3: 467-477.

    Ecological analysis of 1997 survey data from Presbyterians; states where respondents were more orthodox on average & where people identified themselves as liberal held members better.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal/conservative; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ecology; Membership; Orthodoxy (doctrinal)
  • Religion without a Net: Strictness in the Religious Pratices of West Coast Urban Liberal Christian Congregtions.
    Wellman, James K., Jr. (2002)
    Review of Religious Research 44:2: 184-199.

    The demanding nature of a liberal religion creates a strong religious group in a niche market.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal, U.S.A.; Strictness
  • Relationships among Giving, Church Attendance, and Religious Belief: The Case of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
    Lunn, John, Robin Klay, and Andrea Douglass (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 765-775.

    Analyzes 1996 denomination member survey data; conservative Presbyterians contributed more generally & to the local church while liberals gave more to secular charities.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Belief; Contributions
  • Credentialism across Ceeds: Clergy Education and Stratification in Protestant Denominations.
    Perl, Paul, and Patricia M.Y. Chang (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 171-188.

    Analyzes 1993-94 survey data from ordained clergy in 16 U.S. Protestant denominations. Clergy degrees better predict income in conservative denominations than in liberal. Seminary prestige matters where congregations rather than officials appoint pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Protestant, U.S.A.; Liberal/conservative; Education; Women; Clergy; Stratification; Seminary; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • "Blessed Are the Poor:" American Protestantism and Attitudes Toward Poverty and Welfare”
    Wilson, J. Matthew (1999)
    Southeastern Political Review 27:3: 421-437.

    Mainline, Evangelical, & African American Protestants view the poor & those on welfare differently.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Poverty; Evangelical, U.S.A.; African Americans; Protestant, U.S.A.; Welfare
  • The Effects of Geographical Variability on Protestant Church Membership Trends, 1980-1990.
    Stump, Roger W. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 636-651.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Nazarene; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; United Methodist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Membership; Ecology
  • Organizational Opportunity and Social Movement Mobilization.
    Kurzman, Charles (1998)
    Mobilization 3:1: 23-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Iran; Civil rights movement; National Baptist Convention, U.S.A.; Liberation theology; Catholic, Latin America; Shi'ite, Iran; Islam, Iran; Latin America; Burma; Politics, Burma; Social movement; Buddhist, Burma
  • Religious Affiliation, Commitment, and Ideology among U.S. Elites.
    Shortell, Timothy (1997)
    In Rhys H. Williams (ed.) Culture Wars in American Politics. Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, pp. 101-117.

    Analyzes 1979-85 survey data from U.S. elites; focuses on social & economic opinions; shows some religious group effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Culture Wars and the Party System: Religion and Realignment, 1972-1993.
    Jelen, Ted G. (1997)
    In Rhys H. Williams (ed.), Culture Wars in American Politics. Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, pp. 145-157.

    Analyzes 1972-93 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; sees stability rather than change in social & moral stances over time among religious groups, & little relationship between these & political partisanship.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Moral; Liberal, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States
  • The Christian Left: Who Are they and How Are they Different from the Christian Right?
    Hall, Charles F. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 39:1: 27-45.

    Analyzes 1991-92 U.S. surveys of religious/political activists; religion rather than economic factors predict differences in political stance.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; Activism; Sojourners; Conservative/liberal
  • Patterns of Religious Socialization: Communalism, Associationalism and the Politics of Lifestyle.
    Jelen, Ted G., and Marthe A. Chandler (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38;2: 142-158.

    Analyzes 1988 general Social Survey (U.S.A..) data from Christians; associational religion predicts social conservatism in politics, even among members of liberal Protestant denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Catholic, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; United States; Associational/communal; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The Significance of Personal Change for Operative Goals: A Structuralist Approach to Theological Self-identification and Attitudes Toward Academic Policy in Southern Baptist Colleges.
    Ingram, Larry C. (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38:1: 61-78.

    Analyzes 1991 questionnaire data from professors at Southern Baptist colleges; liberals emphasized scholarship, fundamentalists Baptist socialization.

    Associated Search Terms: University; Education; Professor; Southern Baptist; Liberal, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Cultural Victory and Organizational Defeat in the Paradoxical Decline of Liberal Protestantism.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:4: 458-469. [Also in Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.), Sacred Companies: Organizational... (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 154-171]

    The triumph of liberal Protestant values in U.S. culture also undermined strictness & commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Liberal, U.S.A.; Membership
  • The Contribution of Religion to Volunteer Work.
    Wilson, John, and Thomas Janoski (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:2: 137-152.

    Analyzes interview data from a 1965, '73, & '82 youth/parent socialization panel study.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Liberal, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Voluntary action research
  • Explaining Jewish Liberalism in the United States: An Exploration of Socioeconomic, Religious, and Communal Living Variables.
    Legge, Jerome S., Jr. (1995)
    Social Science Quarterly 76:1: 124-141.

    Analyzes 1990 National (U.S.) Jewish Population Survey data; religious involvement independently contributes toward political liberalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Jewish, U.S.A.; Communality
  • I leaders religiosi come intellettuali organici. Sacerdoti e suore attivisti nella comunità chicana.
    Cadena, Gilbert R. (1995)
    Religioni e società 10:22/23: 195-207.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Intellectuals; United States, California; Liberation theology; Activism; Clergy
  • Protestant Clergy as Political Leaders: Theological Limitations.
    Jelen, Ted G. (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:1: 23-42.

    Exploratory interviews with American Evangelical & liberal Protestant clergy show both traditions place limits on clergy political activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal, U.S.A.; Clergy role; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • What Relates to Vote for Three Religious Categories?
    Johnson, Stephen D. (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:3: 263-275. [also in Steve Bruce, Peter Kivisto, and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) The Rapture of Politics. The Christian Right as the United States Approaches the Year 2000 (New Brunswick, N.J: Transaction, 1995), pp. 41-53]

    Analyzes 1992 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana; class predicted Catholics' votes, family issues conservative Protestants'; nothing liberal Protestants'.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Family; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Stratification; Conservative/liberal
  • The Mood of America in the 1980s: Some Further Observations on Sociomoral Issues.
    Simpson, John H. (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:3: 291-305. [Also in Steve Bruce, Peter Kivisto, and William H. Swatos, Jr. 9eds.) The Raputre of Politics. The Christian Right as the United States Approaches the Year 2000. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction, 1995, pp. 69-83]

    Analyzes 1980 & '88 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows the American population divided into 3 camps on socio-moral issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Moral; United States
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