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  • The Politics of Gender and the "Two-party" Thesis in American Protestantism.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1997)
    Social Compass 44:1: 23-35.

    Critique of survey research on U.S. Protestantism; sees denominational cosmopolitanism in tension with congregational localism.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Women; New class; Local/cosmopolitan; Schism; Protestant, U.S.A.; Methodology; Merger
  • Western Hemisphere Protestantism in Global Perspective.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1994)
    In Roberto Cipriani (ed.) "Religions sans Frontières?" Prsent and Future Trends of Migration, Culture, and Communication. Roma: Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, pp. 180-196. Comment by Mario Miegge, pp. 197-202.

    Examines divisions & clusters in western hemisphere Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Protestant; Women; Local/cosmopolitan
  • Christian Beliefs and Ethnocentrism in Dutch Society: A Test of Three Models.
    Eisinga, Rob, Albert Felling, and Jan Peters (1991)
    Review of Religious Research 32:3: 305-320.

    Analyzes 1985 survey data from adults in the Netherlands.

    Associated Search Terms: Authoritarianism; Prejudice; Nationalism; Belief; Netherlands; Local/cosmopolitan
  • Transmitting Values in European Malta. A Study in the Contemporary Values of Modern Society.
    Abela, Anthony M. (1991)
    Rome: Gregorian University Press/Malta: Jesuit Publications.

    Analyzes 1983-84 interview data from adult Maltese, European Values System Study Group & follow-up data.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; Local/cosmopolitan; Malta; Socialization; Education; Catholic, Malta
  • Sexism, Organizational Maintenance, and Localism: A Research Note.
    Lehman, Edward C., Jr. (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 48:3: 274-282.

    Analyzes 1983-84 British lay member survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, sexism; Reformed, Great Britain; Methodist, Great Britain; Baptist, Great Britain; Local/cosmopolitan; Women; Great Britain; Church of England
  • The Local/Cosmopolitan Dichotomy and Acceptance of Women Clergy: A Replication.
    Lehman, Edward C., Jr. (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 25:4: 461-482.

    A refined local/cosmopolitan dichotomy (structural, cultural, ecclesiological localism) is useful with 1983-84 data on opinions about female clergy, from lay members of 4 denominations in Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, Great Britain; Reformed, Great Britain; Church of England; Great Britain; Women; Local/cosmopolitan; Clergy; Baptist, Great Britain
  • The Impact of Theological Orientation and of Breadth of Perspective on Church Members' Attitudes and Behaviors: Roof, Mol and Kaill Revisited.
    Black, Alan W. (1985)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 24:1: 87-100.

    1979 New South Wales data from 3 denominations; conservative beliefs predict attendance, participation, moral conservatism, & views on ecumenism & church change; localism, dogmatism, & civil liberalism predicted views on social justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia, New South Wales; Uniting Church in Australia; Congregational, Australia; Presbyterian, Australia; Belief; Law; Local/cosmopolitan; Australia; Practice; Moral; Justice; Ecumenism; Conservative, Australia
  • Community and Commitment among Catholics: A Test of Local/Cosmopolitan Theory.
    Petersen, Larry R., and K. Peter Takayama (1984)
    Sociological Quarterly 25:1: 92-112.

    Based on a 1981 sample of Catholics in west Tennessee. Localism affected religious beliefs & played some role in mediating effects of education, size of home town, & length of residence. It had little effect on behavioral religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee; Belief; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Practice; Local/cosmopolitan
  • Religious Commitment and Conservatism: Toward Understanding an Elusive Relationship.
    Petersen, Larry R., and K. Peter Takayama (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:4: 354-371.

    Analyzes 1981 questionnaire data from Catholics in western Tennessee.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Tennessee; Local/cosmopolitan; Conservative, U.S.A.; Prejudice; Activism; Salience
  • Local/Cosmopolitan Theory and Religiosity among Catholic Nuns and Brothers.
    Petersen, Larry R., and K. Peter Takayama (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:4: 303-315.

    Analyzes 1981 questionnaire data from nuns & brothers in the Catholic diocese of Memphis.

    Associated Search Terms: Brothers; Orders/congregations; United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Local/cosmopolitan
  • Beyond Denominationalism?: Community and Culture in American Religion.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:3: 217-227.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Local/cosmopolitan; Denominationalism
  • Established Religiosity in Modern Society: Islam in Indonesia.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:2: 125-135.

    Analyzes interview data from residents of Java, aged 16-40. Community size negatively but education positively correlates to Islamic religiosity; localism was not related to praying but was positively related to alms giving.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Islam, Indonesia; Prayer; Urban; Local/cosmopolitan; Almsgiving; Indonesia, Java
  • Community and Commitment. Religious Plausibility in a Liberal Protestant Church.
    Roof, Wade Clark (1978)
    New York: Elsevier.

    Analyzes 1968 questionnaire data from a sample of North Carolina Episcopal Diocese lay members.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; United States, North Carolina; Plausibility; Privatization; Local/cosmopolitan; Episcopal; Dimensions of religiosity
  • Conversions à Singapour. Contribution à une Sociologie de la Mutation Socio-Religieuse.
    Lopez de Ceballos, Paloma (1976)
    Social Compass 23:1: 23-46.

    Analyzes narratives of reasons for converting to Catholicism in Singapore, given in 1966 & '67; its appeal is enhanced by its internationality in a nation where traditional peoples become exposed to cosmopolitan realities.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Local/cosmopolitan; Catholic, Singapore
  • Traditional Religion in Contemporary Society: A Theory of Local-cosmopolitan Plausibility.
    Roof, Wade Clark (1976)
    American Sociological Review 41:2: 195-208.

    North Carolina Episcopalian data show the local/cosmopolitan dichotomy explains dimensional religiosity patterns & provides an interpretation of the effects of education & community size.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, North Carolina; Dimensions of religiosity; Episcopal; Local/cosmopolitan; Education; Urban
  • Localism and Temperance.
    Wilson, John, and Kenneth Manton (1975)
    Sociology and Social Research 59:2: 121-135.

    Analyzes 1971 questionnaire data from Charlotte, North Carolina, prior to a referendum on liquor laws. Interprets data to show localism, including church attendance, related to opposition to liquor.

    Associated Search Terms: Local/cosmopolitan; Alcohol; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Explaining Traditional Religion in Contemporary Society.
    Roof, Wade Clark (1974)
    In Allan W. Eister (ed.) Changing Perspectives in the Scientific Study of Religion. New York: Wiley, pp. 295-314.

    Associated Search Terms: Local/cosmopolitan
  • Religious Orthodoxy and Minority Prejudice: Causal Relationship or Reflection of Localistic World View?
    Roof, Wade Clark (1974)
    American Journal of Sociology 80:3: 643-664.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Episcopal clergy in North Carolina.

    Associated Search Terms: Local/cosmopolitan; Episcopal; Prejudice; Clergy; Orthodoxy (doctrinal)
  • The Local-cosmopolitan Orientation and Traditional Religious Commitment.
    Roof, Wade Clark (1972)
    Sociological Analysis 33:1: 1-15.

    The local/cosmopolitan dimension is proposed as a predictor of traditional religiosity. This is tested with data from a sample of Southern Baptists from Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina.

    Associated Search Terms: Local/cosmopolitan; United States, North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Southern Baptist; United States, North Carolina, Carrboro; Religiosity
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