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  • The political attitudes and activities of Missouri Snod Lutheran (LCMS) clergy in 2001 and 2009: A research note.
    Walz, Jeff, and Steve Montreal (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 149-163.

    Analyzes 2001 & '09 Cooperative Clergy Survey data; Missouri Synod clergy became increasingly politically conservative & active.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; 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: Lutheran, Norway; Conflict; Norway; Regionalism; Ecclesiola; Liberal/conservative
  • Clergy work orientation profiles and wellbeing at work: A study of the Lutheran clergy in Finland.
    Tervo-Niemelä, Kati (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 365-384.

    Analyzes 2014 survey data from Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland clergy. Finds 4 role profiles: multi-faceted, worship, justice & helping, & passive. Only the last of these was inversely associated with job satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Clergy role; Finland; Lutheran, Finland; Job satisfaction
  • Preparation in context: Comparative outcomes of alternative clergy training in the ELCA.
    Porter, Nathaniel D. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 319-338.

    analyzes data from ELCA clergy ordained 1988-2010. Those who graduated from theology schools had less staying power than those with alternative forms of preparation.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Clergy mobility; Seminary; Clergy
  • Congregational diversity and attendance in a mainline Protestant denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., Gerardo Marti, and Brandon C. Martinez (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 668-683.

    Analyzes 1993-2012 ELCA attendance data; diversity is inversely related to weekly attendance totals.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Practice
  • Nonbelievers in the church: A study of cultural religion in Sweden.
    Kasselstrand, Isabella (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:3: 275-294.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey data for Sweden; largest differences were between adherents of religions other than the Church of Sweden and both Church of Sweden adherents & non-adherents of any religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Sweden; Dimensions of religiosity; Membership; Practice; Religiosity; Sweden; Belief
  • "No longer believing in belonging": A longitudinal study of Finnish generation Y from confirmation experience to church-leaving.
    Niemelä, Kati (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 172-186.

    Questionnaire data from young adults who had been confirmed in the Lutheran Church of Finland; dropping out was general. The generation was not inclined to remain affiliated on the basis of tradition but rather held individual states of belief & disbelief to be of primary importance.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Finland, Tampere; Generations; Lutheran, Finland; Young adults
  • New Communities of Worship: Continuities and Mutations among Religious Organizations in Finland.
    Ketola, Kimmo, Tuomas Martikainen, and Hanna Salomäki (2014)
    Social Compass 61:2: 153-171.

    An update on religion in Finland, highlighting the dialectic between community & freedom. Comment by Lene Kühle, pp. 172-177.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Finland; Freedom; Community; Finland; Yoga, Finland
  • Measuring congregational vitality: Phase 2 development of an outcome measurement tool.
    Bobbitt, Linda (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 467-484.

    Development of a scale of congregational vitality in the context of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Scale; Factor analysis; Congregation; Methods
  • Public deliberation about gay rights in religious contexts: Commitment to deliberative norms and practice in ELCA congregations.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Laura Olson (2013)
    Journal of Public Deliberation 9:1: Article 1 (online)

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Homosexuality; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Creating sacred space by walking in silence: Pilgrimage in a late modern Lutheran context.
    Davidsson Bremborg, Anna (2013)
    Social Compass 60:4: 544-560.

    Based on 2005-08 field data from 25 Swedish pilgrimages.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Sweden; Participant observation; Pilgrimage; Sweden
  • From standardised offer to consumer adaptation: Challenges to the Church of Sweden's identity.
    Pettersson, Per (2013)
    In François Gauthier and T. Martikainen (eds.) Religion in Consumer Culture. Surrey: Ashgate, pp. 43-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Lutheran, Sweden; Adaptation; Consumerism; Sweden
  • Social trust and religion in Sweden: Theological belief versus social organization.
    Lundåsen, Susanne Wallman, and Lars Trägårdh (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 109-124.

    Analyzes 2009 Swedish survey data. Individual levels of trust correlate positively with community levels of church attendance, & trust correlates positively with volunteering in parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Contextual effects; Levels of inclusiveness; Lutheran, Sweden; Sweden; Trust
  • Socio-economic factors behind disaffiliation from the Danish National Church.
    Lüchau, Peter, and Peter B. Andersen (2012)
    Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 25:1: 27-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Denmark; Lutheran, Denmark; Disaffiliation
  • Religious Change and Stability: Seasonality in Church Attendance from the 1940s to the 2000s.
    Olson, Paul J., and David Beckworth (2010)
    Journal for the Sciebntific Study of Religion 50:2: 388-396.

    Analyzes attendance data from 2 Midwest U.S.A. churches; month-to-month variation patterns are generally consistent, but lessening as attenders appear to be increasingly a committed core.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • I'm a Believer--But I'll Be Damned If I'm Religious: Belief and Religion in the Greater Copenhagen Area--A Focus Group Study.
    Rosen, Ina (2009)
    Lund: Lunds Universitet.

    Associated Search Terms: Focus group; Denmark, Copenhagen; Lutheran, Denmark
  • 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)
  • Textual ideology, textual practice. Evangelical Bible reading in group study.
    Bielo, James S. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 157-175.

    Based on observation of a Lutheran-Missouri Synod Bible study group of men in Lansing, Michigan. The group's textual ideology held the bible to be authoritative, relevant to daily life, & and with texts to be read in the context of the whole Bible.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United States, Michigan, Lansing; Bible study group
  • How Our Lady of Guadalupe became Lutheran: Latin American Migration and Religious Change.
    Freier, Luisa Feline (2009)
    Migraciones Internacionales 5:2: 153-190.

    Latino migrants joining a Lutheran church in Madison, Wisconsin, brought the popular Catholic cult into their new church.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Migrant; United States, Wisconsin, Madison; Marian; Popular Catholicism; Latino Americans
  • The Political Influence of Churches.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Christopher P. Gilbert (2009)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    1998/2004 questionnarie data from clergy, '99 from their congregation members; congregations & small groups affect political beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic skills; Social capital; Politics, U.S.A.; Parish; Social participation; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; Clergy role; Group; Episcopal; Abortion; Environmentalism; Network
  • How Denominational Resources Influence Debate About Homosexuality in Mainline Protestant Congregations.
    Cadge, Wendy, Laura R. Olson, and Christopher Wildeman (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:2: 187-207.

    Based on interviews with 3 denominations' clergy in the northeast U.S.A.; denominational literature narrowed the range of response categories in the congregations--e.g., modes of disagreement rather than departures.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; United Methodist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Catholic, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Media; Membership; United States; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Practice; Social capital; Southern Baptist; State; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Experience; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Strictness; Women; Atheist, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief; United Church of Christ; Denomination (organizational entity); Disciples of Christ; Education; Contributions; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Communality; Megachurch
  • Rural Development as a Frame Analytic Challenge for Religious Communities: The Case of Rural Parishes of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.
    Pesonen, Heikki, and Kari Mikko Vesala (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 281-293.

    Based on interviews; examines the emergence of rural development activism in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Lutheran, Finland; Finland; Activism
  • Bridging the Denomination-Congregation Divide: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Congregations Respond to Homosexuality.
    Cadge, Wendy, Heather Day, and Christopher Wildeman (2007)
    Review of Religious Research 48:3: 245-259.

    Based on surveys in 21 congregations in the northeast & southwest U.S.A., that had dealt with the issue of homosexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Parish
  • The Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century.
    Ellingson, Stephen (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Studies Lutheran churches in California that became Evengelical in tone & grew.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, California; Megachurch; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • At the Intersection of Faith and Life: A Narrative Approach to the Faith of Church Employees.
    Niemelä, Kati (2007)
    Social Compass 54:2: 187-200.

    Survey & interviews of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland employees, including clergy. Content analysis of the in-depth interviews. Develops a typology of faith narratives.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth ministry; Deacon; Finland; Belief; Lutheran, Finland; Narrative; Clergy; Content analysis
  • Whether to Adopt Statements on Homosexuality in Two Denominations: A Research Note.
    Djupe, Paul A., Laura R. Olson, and Christopher P. Gilbert (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:4: 609-621.

    Analyzes 1998 survey data from Episcopal & ELCA clergy & '99 data from their congregations; perceptions of organizational context affect willingness to favor controversial church stands.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; Episcopal; Conflict
  • The Evolution of Religious Differences in Fertility: Lutherans and Catholics in Alsace, 1750-1860.
    McQuillan, Kevin (2006)
    In Renzo Derosas and Frans van Poppel (eds.) Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 133-146.

    Fertility of Catholics & Lutherans in Alsace 1750-1860.

    Associated Search Terms: France, Alsace; Fertility; Lutheran, France; Catholic, France; Demography
  • Religious Free Riders: The Impact of Market Share.
    Brewer, Stephanie M., James J. Jozefowicz, and Robert J. Stonebraker (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:3: 389-396.

    Based on 1990 data; where more people are Lutherans, more of the Lutherans are free riders.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Market model; Freerider problem
  • Weltsichten--Lebensstile--Kirchenbindung. Konzeption und Methoden der vierten EKD-Erhebung über Kirchenmitgliedschaft.
    Wohlrab-Sahr, Monika, and Kornelia Sammet (2006)
    In J. Hermelink, I. Lukatis, and M. Wohlrab-Sahr (eds.) Kirche in der Vielfalt der Lebensbezüge. Die vierte EKD-Erhebung über Kirchenmitgliedschaft. Band 2: Analysen zu Gruppendskussionen und Erzählinterviews. Gütersloh: Gütersloher Verlag, pp. 21-32

    Associated Search Terms: Lifestyle; Germany; Methodology; World view; Lutheran, Germany; Membership
  • Religious Change in Northern Europe. The Case of Sweden. From State Church to Free Folk Church. Final Report.
    Bäckström, Ninna Edgardh Beckman, and Per Pettersson (2005)
    Stockholm: Verbum Publisher.

    Finds new opportunities for the Swedish church after its formal separation from the state in 2000.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Lutheran, Sweden; Privatization; Sweden
  • The Religious Roots of Modern Poverty Policy: Catholic, Lutheran, and Reformed Protestant Tradition Compared.
    Kahl, Sigrun (2005)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 46:1: 91-126.

    Associated Search Terms: Poverty; Comparative; Welfare; Catholic; Calvinist; Lutheran; Historical
  • Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry.
    Hoge, Dean R., and Jacqueline E. Wenger (2005)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2005.

    Based on 2002 questionnaire data from former U.S. Protestant clergy and a control group of active clergy, with telephone interview follow-ups with a subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ex-clergy; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; United Methodist
  • Sources of Clergy Support for Denominational Lobbying in Washington
    Djupe, Paul A., Laura R. Olson, and Christopher P. Gilbert (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 47:1: 86-99.

    Based on 1998 survey data from Episcopal and Evangelical Lutheran Church in America clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Lutheran Pastors and Politics: Issues in the Public Square.
    Walz, Jeff, and Steve Montreal (2004)
    St. Louis, Missouri: Concordia Publishing House.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
    Hoffrenning, Daniel, Janelle Sagness, and L. DeAne Lagerquist (2004)
    In Corwin Smidt (ed.) Pulpit and Politics: Clergy in America at the Advent of the Millennium. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod.
    Walz, Jeff, and Steve Montreal (2004)
    In Corwin Smidt (ed.) Pulpit and Politics: Clergy in America at the Advent of the Millennium. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Goliath in our Midst: Megachurches in the ELCA.
    Thumma, Scott, and Jim Petersen (2003)
    In Richard Cimino (ed.) Lutherans Today: American Lutheran Identity in the Twenty-first Century. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, pp. 102-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Megachurch; Parish
  • Age Differences in Relationships between Spirituality and Social Ethics. Research Evidence from Lutheran Women.
    Moberg, David O. (2003)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 14: 33-60.

    Analyzes 1996 questionnaire data from women from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Age predicts both spirituality & social ethical consciousness.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Age; Moral; Gerontology
  • Secularization and the Role of Religion in State Institutions.
    Furseth, Inger (2003)
    Social Compass 50:2: 191-202.

    The role of chaplain continues despite secularization & privatization of religion in other sectors of Norwegian society. Church of Norway chaplains act as intermediaries between the state & representatives of other religious traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Norway; Prison chaplain; Military chaplain; Secularization; Privatization; Norway
  • Allocating Local Church Funds to Benevolence: The Impact of Congregational Size.
    Stonebraker, Robert J. (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:1: 48-58.

    The decline in payments of congregations to denominational offices is explained by local membership declines & consequent loss of economies of scale. Analyzes 1990 & '96 data from a sample of ELCA congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Congregation size
  • The Powerlessness of Religious Power in a Pluralist Society.
    Repstad, Pål (2003)
    Social Compass 50:2: 161-173.

    Illustrates the voluntary & individual nature of religion in Norway, using published poll results & anecdotes.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Norway; Privatization; Norway; Rational choice theory; Pluralism; Conservative, Norway; Strictness; Individualism
  • Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Deutschland.
    Pollack, Detlef (2003)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck).

    A collection of essays & studies, most previously published as slightly different versions.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State; Individualism; Germany, East; Dimensions of religiosity; Functionalism; Lutheran, Germany; Disenchantment; Catholic, Germany; Definition of religion; Differentiation; Germany; Luckmann, Thomas; Proselytizing; Politics, Germany; Luhmann, Niklas; Literature; Privatization
  • The Political Activity of Evangelical Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Case Study of Five Denominations.
    Guth, James L., Linda Beail, Greg Crow, Beverly Gaddy, Steve Montreal, Brent Nelsen, James Penning, and Jeff Walz (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 501-514.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from Evangelical clergy, who are overwhelmingly Republican. Age, moral interests, & political interests predict political activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Activism; Clergy; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in America
  • The Political Attitudes and Activities of Mainline Protestant Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Study of Six Denominations.
    Smidt, Corwin E., Sue E.S. Crawford, Melissa Deckman, Donald Gray, Dan Hofrenning, Laura R. Olson, Sherrie Steiner, and Beau Weston (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 515-532.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from mainline Protestant clergy. Denominations differ in adherence to the social gospel & the moral reform movement. Differences in political party also occurred among & within denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; American Baptist; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Introduction.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and John H. Evans (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-24.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; American Baptist; Episcopal; Membership; Belief; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Vital Conflicts. The Mainline Denominations Debate Homosexuality.
    Cadge, Wendy (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 265-286.

    Follows debates about homosexuality in 6 American Protestant churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Protestant, U.S.A.; American Baptist; United Methodist; Homosexuality; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Die religiös-kirchliche Situation in Deutschland--eine Bestandsaufnahme.
    Pollack, Detlef (2001)
    In Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (ed.) Zweimal Deutschland: Auf dem Weg zur Einheit? Heidelberg: Winter, pp. 21-41. Also in Detlef Pollack, Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003, pp. 77-94.

    Reports 1991-93 survey data from Germany.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Germany; Germany; Catholic, Germany
  • The Effects of Switching on Denominational Subcultures.
    Gay, David A., John P. Lynxwiler, and Charles W. Peek (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 515-525.

    Analyzes 1990-98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; people who switched denominations held attitudes similar to those already in the denominations. Baptists show the least heterogeneity in moral attitudes, Catholics the most.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Moral; Attitude; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Baptist, U.S.A.; Conversion
  • Variations in Strictness and Religious Commitment within and among Five Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and Paul Perl (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 757-764.

    Analyzes survey data on 625 congregations; strictness correlates with time & financial commitment across denominations but not within them.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Contributions; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Parish; Strictness
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