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  • Narrating and navigating authorities: Evangelical and mainline Protestant interpretations of the Bible and science.
    Chan, Esther, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 54-69.

    Based on U.S.A. interviews with non-fundamentalist Evangelicals & members of mainline Protestant congregations. The majority of both accept science, including evolution, but Evangelicals are more willing to see miracles as evidence of God's power over nature.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Miracle; Protestant, U.S.A.; Evolution; Science; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Religion and public opinion toward same-sex relations, marriage, and adoption: Does the type of practice matter?
    Perry, Samuel L., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 637-651.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Attitudes toward homosexual activity is more strongly inversely related to devoutness & theological conservatism than are those toward same-sex marriage & adoption by same-sex couples. Frequency of attendance & biblical literalism re stronger predictors for Evangelicals than for others.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Practice; Literalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief
  • What kind of Christian are you? Religious ideologies and poltiical attitudes.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 288-307.

    Analyzes 2012 online survey data from adult American Christians. Focuses on correlates of support for 2 religious belief systems--social gospel & prosperity gospel--& political correlates of the 2 systems.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Social Gospel movement, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Literalism; Generations; Belief; Age; Race
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundries, practices, and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhim, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Based on participant observation in 2 Sunni & 2 Evangelical schools in New York City. Evolution is a greater problem for Evangelicals because of their literal interpretation of scripture.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, New York, New York; Participant observation; Moral; Islam, U.S.A.; Education; Comparative; Literalism
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundaries, practices and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhin, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Participant observation in New York City Evangelical & Sunni high schools. Evolution is more salient to the former because of the centrality of biblical literalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Evolution; Islam, U.S.A.; Literalism; Education; Participant observation; United States, New York, New York
  • Social context and college completion in the United States: The role of biblical literalism.
    Stroope, Samuel, Aaron Franzen, and Jeremy Uecker (2015)
    Sociological Perspectives 58:1: 120-137.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Literalism
  • Generational conversion? The role of religiosity int he politics of Evangelicals.
    Pelz, Mikael L., and Corwin E. Smidt (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 380-401.

    Analyzes a 2007 & a 2012 U.S.A. survey. Evangelical identity predicts opposition to abortion & favoring the Republican Party in 3 generations, but less so on a variety of other issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Prayer; Abortion; Literalism; Generations; Homosexuality; United States; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Bible Beliefs, Conservative Religious Identity, and Same-sex Marriage Support: Examining Main and Moderating Effects.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 792-813.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. interview data. Conservative Christian identity & biblical literalism both independently predict support for gay marriage inversely, controlling for one another & other measures.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Homosexuality; Literalism; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Biblical Literalism and Sexual Morality in Comparative Perspective: Testing the Transposability of a Conservative Religious Schema.
    Ogland, Curtis P., and John P. Bartkowski (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 3-24.

    Analyzes 2007-10 interview and telephone interview data from 15 nations. Literalism predicts traditionalist views about sexuality in most of the nations, especially where permissive views are predominant.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Moral; Comparative; Sexual attitudes
  • Marital formation and infidelity: An examination of the multiple roles of religious factors.
    Esselmont, Chris, and Alex Bierman (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:3: 463-487.

    Analyzes 2006 Portraits of American Life Survey data. Importance of religion in one's life & literalist belief inversely predict Christians' marital infidelity.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Salience; United States; Literalism
  • Politics, religion, attribution theory, and attitudes toward same-sex unions.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2014)
    Social Science Quartrly 95:3: 701-718.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey data. Beliefs about the origin of homosexuality affect acceptance of same-sex unions. Those beliefs are embedded within religious & political ideologies.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Literalism; United States; Attribution theory
  • Religion and early marriage in the United States: Evidence from the Add Health study.
    Ueckr, Jeremy E. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 392-415.

    Analyzes 1991-2004 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.A.) data. Mormons & conservative Protestants marry earlier, as do those who had attended largely Mormon or conservative Protestant schools. Frequency of attendance also predicts early marriage, but inversely for Catholics. Salience & literalism predict early marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Practice; Salience; Literalism
  • Understanding a cultural identity: The confluence of education, politics, and relgiion within the American concept of biblical literalism.
    Franzen, Aaron B., and Jenna Griebel (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:4: 521-543.

    Testing with wave two Baylor Religion Survey data, a 3-part nominal variable proves most useful.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Literalism
  • Religion and interracial romance: The effects of religious affiliation, public and devotional practices, and biblical literalism.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Social Science Quarterly 94:1308-1327.

    Associated Search Terms: Dating; Literalism; Practice; Race; Religiosity
  • Using Matching to Investigate the Relationship between Religion and Tolerance.
    Burge, Ryan P. (2013)
    Politics and Religion 6 (2): 264–281.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Literalism; Practice; Tolerance; Dimensions of religiosity
  • Acceptance of evolution and support for teaching creationism in public schools: The conditional impact of educational attainment.
    Baker, Joseph O. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 216-228.

    analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; educational attainment predicts acceptance of evolution only among people who are not biblical literalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Evolution; Education; United States
  • The growing social and moral conflict between consevative Protestantism and science.
    Evans, John H. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:368-385.

    Analyzes 1984-2010 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; an increase in opposition to science has occurred among biblical literalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Science; Literalism; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Religion and whites' attitudes toward interracial marriage with African Americans, Asians, and Latinos.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:425-442.

    Analyzes Wave 2, Baylor Religion Survey data (2007, U.S.A.); religious unaffiliates report greater support of interracial marriage, biblical literalists less. Among whites, private devotions & attendance in multiracial congregations are related to greater support.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Race; Marriage; Literalism; Devotionalism
  • 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; Conservative/liberal; Literalism; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Pentecostal affiliation.
    Garneau, Christopher R.H., and Philip Schwadel (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 339-353.

    Analyzes 2007 U.S.A. telephone interview data; Pentecostals compared to other Evangelicals are less education, more likely to be biblical literalists, more likely to believe in miracles, more likely to want anti-abortion laws, more likely to oppose homosexuality & evolution, & more likely to have voted for George W. Bush in 2004.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Miracle; Literalism; Homosexuality; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Biblical literalism: A test of the compensatory schema hypothesis among Anglicans in England.
    Village, Andrew (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 175-196.

    Analyzes 2000-02 clergy survey data & 2004-07 lay member data from the Church of England. Education (inversely) rather than gender predicted literalism, even among conservatives & evangelical believers, thus not supporting the theory that literalism compensates for a lack of access to leadership positions in a church.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Church of England; Clergy; Gender; Great Britain, England; Literalism; Literalism scale
  • Social networks and religion: The role of congregational social embeddedness in religious belief and practice.
    Stroope, Samuel (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 273-298.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.); social embedness in congregations predicts involvement in church activities, devotionalism, supernatural beliefs, biblical literalism, & religious exclusivity.

    Associated Search Terms: Exclusivism; Belief; Religiosity; Parish; Literalism; United States; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Congregation; Network
  • Religion and the Sense of Control among U.S. Adults.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Amy M. Burdette (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:1: 1-22.

    Analyzes 1996 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; conservative Protestant adherence, belief in an afterlife, & attendance predict a greater sense of control while biblical literalism & belief in original sin predict a lesser sense of control.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Literalism; Control, sense of; Conservative, U.S.A.; Afterlife; United States; Belief
  • The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture.
    Smith, Christian (2011)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Brazos.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalism; Literalism
  • Education and religion: Individual, congregational, and cross-level interaction effects on biblical literalism.
    Stroope, Samuel (2011)
    Social Science Research 40:6: 1478-1493.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalism; Levels of inclusiveness; Education; Literalism
  • Age, period, and cohort effects on religious activities and beliefs.
    Schwadel, Philip (2011)
    Social Science Research 40:1: 181-192.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Prayer; Practice; Literalism; Cohort; Belief; Afterlife
  • The Effects of Education on Americans' Religious Practices, Beliefs, and Affiliations.
    Schwadel, Philip (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 161-182.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; the relationship between education & different aspects of religiosity varies.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Practice; Literalism; Salience; Education; Conversion; Belief
  • Protestant Clergy and the Culture Wars: An Empirical Test of Hunter's Thesis.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., and Glenn Lucke (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 692-706.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from American clergy; "culture wars" are more characteristic of clergy than others & correlate with a belief in biblical inerrancy.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Evolution; Education; Conflict; Clergy; Abortion; Literalism
  • American Religion. Contemporary Trends.
    Chaves, Mark (2011)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Uses 1972-2008 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data & 1998 & 2006-07 National Congregations Study data to trace religious patterns & changes in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Sexual attitudes; Seminarians; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; Literalism; Homosexuality; Clergy image; Belief; Abortion; United States; Membership
  • Complicating the "Clash of Civilizations": Gender and Politics in Contemporary Kuwait.
    González, Alessandra L., and Lubna Al-Kazi (2011)
    In Patrick Michel and Enzo Pace (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Volume 2: Religion and Politics. Leiden: Brill, pp. 64-84.

    Analyzes 2007 questionnaire data from Kuwaiti undergraduate students. Religiosity & membership in a conservative denomination inversely predicts feminist views, but literalism positively predicts them.

    Associated Search Terms: Kuwait; Gender; Women; Students, undergraduate; Denomination (organizational entity); Experience; Education; Feminism; Islam, Kuwait; Literalism; Modernization; Politics, Kuwait; Salience
  • Teachers, Evolution, and Religion: No Resolution in Sight.
    Levesque, Paul J., and Andrea M. Guillaume (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:4: 349-365.

    Analyzes survey data from American female education students; they rejected the theory of evolution at a greater rate than did women in the general U.S. population.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Teachers; Literalism
  • Religion and Family Values Reconsidered. Gender Traditionalism among Conservative Protestants.
    Bartkowski, John P., and Xiaohe Xu (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 106-125.

    Analyzes 1988-96 National (U.S.A.) Survey of Families and Households data. Biblical inerrancy views & attendance predict gender role traditionalism. Maternalist ideology persists over time more than does separate spheres ideology. Denominational affiliation only has effects through inerrancy views & attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Denomination (organizational entity); Literalism; Gender; United States; Panel study; Family; Inerrant
  • Beyond the Lynn White Thesis: Congregational Effects on Environmental Concern.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Patrick Kieran Hunt (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4:670-686.

    Analyzes 1998 survey data from Episcopal & ELCA clergy & '99 from congregation members; clergy communication affects literalism & environmentalsit beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Episcopal; Environmentalism; Literalism; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Scripture, Sin and Salvation: Theological Conservatism Reconsidered.
    Hempel, Lynn M., and John P. Bartkowski (2008)
    Social Forces 86:4: 1647-1674.

    Finds literalism, belief in perfvasiveness of evil, & belief in salvation through commitment to Jesus comprise conservative Protestantism in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Evil; Belief; Literalism
  • Gender, Religious Tradition and Biblical Literalism.
    Hoffmann, John P., and John P. Bartkowski (2008)
    Social Forces 86:3: 1245-1272.

    Analyzes 2000 U.S. survey data and 1984-2002 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; women more than men hold literalist theologies in patriarchialist religious organizations more than in liberal ones.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Literalism; Sex; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • The Bible and Lay People: An Empirical Approach to Ordinary Hermeneutics.
    Village, Andrew (2007)
    Hampshire, England: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Wales; Education; Church of England; Literalism
  • After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Develops descriptions of U.S. young adults, based on a variety of surveys; demographics prove to be most important.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Belief; United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Young adults; Bricolage; Practice; Family life cycle; Membership; Generations; Literalism; Internet; Family size
  • Contemporary Islamic Activism: The Shades of Praxis.
    Hashem, Mazen (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:1: 23-41.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Social movement; Politics; Sharia; Islam; Literalism
  • The Clergy as a Source of Mental Health Assistance: What Americans Believe.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Margaret L. Vaaler, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Andrew J. Weaver (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:2: 190-211.

    Analyzes 1996 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; regular church attenders, biblical literalists, & older people see clergy as advisors in mental health matters.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Gerontology; Practice; Mental health; United States; Clergy role
  • Factors Shaping Biblical Literalism: A Study among Anglican Laity.
    Village, Andrew (2005)
    Journal of Beliefs and Values 26:1:29-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of England; Great Britain; Literalism
  • Private Prayer and Civic Involvement.
    Loveland, Matthew T., David Sikkink, Daniel J. Myers, and Benjamin Radcliff. (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:1: 1-14.

    Analyzes 1996 U.S.A. survey data; biblical literalism reduces the number of organizations respondents belonged to & prayer increases it, especially in interaction with membership in a religious organization.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Social participation; United States; Literalism; Membership
  • 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; Great Britain; Church of England; Premarital sex; Liberal/conservative; Moral; Abortion; Homosexuality; Practice; Literalism
  • How the Bible Works: An Anthropological Study of Evangelical Biblicism.
    Malley, Brian (2004)
    Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Evangelical
  • The Positivist Attack on Baconian Science and Religious Knowledge in the 1870s.
    Garroutte, Evan Marie (2003)
    In Christian Smith (ed.) The Secular Revolution. Power, Interests, and Conflict in the Secularization of American Public Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 197-215.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Secularization; Literalism; Science
  • The Sources of Gender Role Attitudes among Christian and Muslim Arab-American Women.
    Read, Jen'nan Ghazal (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:2: 207-222.

    Analyzes 2000 questionnaire data from Arab American women. More than half were Christian & many were immigrants. Immigrant status & scriptural literalism predicted gender role traditionalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Arab Americans; Gender role; Islam, U.S.A.; Literalism; Migration
  • Biblical Interpretation Among Church of England Lay People.
    Village, Andrew (2003)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Bristol, U.K.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Literalism; Divorce; Abortion; Great Britain; Practice; Premarital sex; Liberal/conservative; Church of England; Homosexuality
  • Attitudes Sécularistes et Fondamentalistes en France et dans Divers Pays Occidentaux.
    Lambert, Yves (2001)
    Social Compass 48:1: 37-49.

    Based on 1991 & '98 International Social Survey Program data. Compares average responses by nation to questions about church/state relations & biblical literalism. French respondents showed the greatest support for secular government & politics.

    Associated Search Terms: State; France; Literalism
  • Serving the Word: Literalism in America from the Pulpit to the Bench.
    Crapanzano, Vincent (2000)
    New York: New Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism
  • Social Context and the Presbyterian Gay/Lesbian Ordination Debate: Testing Open-systems Theory.
    Koch, Jerome R., and Evans W. Curry (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:2: 206-215.

    Uses ecological data corresponding to presbyteries; 1990-96 presbyteries' initiatives against ordaining homosexuals tended to come from areas where biblical literalism dominated the local religious cultures.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Homosexuality; Ecology; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Toward Understanding the Role of Bible Beliefs and Higher Education in American Attitudes toward Eradicating Poverty, 1964-1996.
    Clydesdale, Timothy T. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 103-118.

    Analyzes 1964-90 National Election Study data & 1984-96 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; literalism enhances concern for the poor, higher education diminishes such concern.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Education; Altruism; United States; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
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