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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Giving in Five Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1999)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller (eds.), Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 3-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United States; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • The Value of Volunteers as Resources for Congregations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;3: 470-480.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Voluntarism; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Clergywomen of the Pioneer Generation: A Longitudinal Study.
    Charlton, Joy (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:4: 599-613.

    Panel interview data from 30 female 1970s graduates of a United Methodist & a Lutheran seminary.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Clergy
  • Money Matters. Personal Giving in American Churches.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1996)
    Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press.

    Analyzes 1993-94 member questionnaire & congregation interview data from U.S.A. congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Southern Baptist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Giving Trends in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
    Innskeep, Kenneth W. (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 238-244.

    Analyzes 1979-91 Evangelical Lutheran Church in American data; focuses on the increase in giving to congregations, decrease to denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Correlates of Religious Giving in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 149-157.

    Analyzes 1988-89 interview data from American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Contributions; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Prevalence and Correlates of New Age Beliefs in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:2: 177-184.

    Analyzes survey data from 6 large American Protestant denominations; finds little support for astrology or necromancy, but some for more general "new age" attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Belief; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Necromancy; New age; United Church of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Astrology
  • Views on Social Responsibility: The Investment of Pension Funds in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
    Innskeep, Kenenth W. (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 33:3: 270-282.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Lutheran clergy on pension fund investments in South Africa.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Economic; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Race; Consequential dimension
  • General and Organizational Elites: The Case of Lutherans in Indiana.
    Mueller, Samuel A. (1991)
    Sociological Focus 24:3: 197-210.

    Ecological analysis of homes of church leaders in the 2 major Lutheran churches in Indiana, & of major Indiana politicians who belong to those churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • To Reconcile Prophet and Priest: Lessons on Religious Authority from the Pittsburgh Unemployment Controversy.
    Long, Theodore E. (1990)
    Sociological Focus 23:3: 251-165.

    Describes conflict in the Lutheran Church in America in western Pennsylvania over pastors' involvement in social protest.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Schism; Justice; Authority; United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Conflict
  • Patterns of Parish Leadership, Cost and Effectiveness in Four Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Jackson W. Carroll, and Francis K. Scheets (1988)
    Kansas City, Missouri: Sheed & Ward.

    Analyzes previously published data, & new 1987 American data on financial needs.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Sisters; Parish; United Methodist
  • A New Typology for Organizations: Market, Bureaucracy, Clan and Mission, with Application to American Denominations.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:4: 475-498.

    Examines prior studies of various denominations; focuses on the % of members adhering to the denomination of their parents, & data on pastors' views of church organization & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: American Lutheran Church; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; American Baptist; Organization; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Christian Faith and Nuclear Weapons: Rank-and-file Opinions.
    Hart, Stephen (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:1: 38-62.

    During a 2-year debate, one fourth of the respondents became more wary of nuclear weapons, one eighth more accepting of them.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Moral; Peace/war
  • Religious Regionalism: The Case of Lutherans in the South.
    Hook, Wade F. (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 27:1: 77-85.

    Uses membership, contribution, & sex role data to show divergence of Southern Lutherans from other U.S. Lutherans; ethnic identities & clergy dropout rates conform to national patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex role; Contributions; United States, South; Lutheran Church in America; Membership
  • Penetration of a Conventional Religious Hierarchy by Media Evangelism.
    Carlson, Elwood (1984)
    Sociology and Social Research 68:4: 498-509.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from participants in a South Carolina synod of the Lutheran Church in America; shows a large proportion had watched & had sent money to televangelists.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Media; United States, South Carolina; Contributions
  • The Other Side of Good Samaritanism: The Helping Ethic in Judeo-Christian Ideology and Practice.
    Terian, Sara Mirjam Kärkkäinen (1984)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Notre Dame. [DA 45:6 A, p. 1886]

    Reviews literature on doctrines about charitable works; analyzes interview data from a Midwest U.S. city; focuses on views about recipients of help.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Altruism; Lutheran Church in America
  • Views from the Pews. Christian Beliefs and Attitudes.
    Johnson, Roger A. (ed.) (1983)
    Philadelphia; Fortress.

    Contains essays by sociologists & theologians that focus on 1979 questionnaire data from laity & pastors of the Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America
  • Profiles of Lutherans in the U.S.A.
    Reuss, Carl F. (1982)
    Minneapolis, Minnesota: Augsburg.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Women Pastors. What Happens after Placement?
    Royle, Marjorie H. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 24:2: 116-127.

    Analyzes 1976 data on female clergy ordained since 1970 in 4 U.S. denominations, & a comparison group of male clergy; few differences were found in membership or financial trends between female-pastored & male pastored churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist; Clergy; Women
  • Resource Inequality and Accumulative Advantage: Stratification in the Ministry.
    Broughton, Walter, and Edgar W. Mills, Jr. (1980)
    Social Forces 58:4: 1289-1301.

    1969 data from 21 denominations show resources accumulate with ministers' seniority; the trend appears among & within 7 denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Stratification; United Methodist; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Clergy; Episcopal
  • Comparison of Trends in Ten Denominations, 1950-75.
    Doyle, Ruth T., and Sheila M. Kelly (1979)
    In Dean R. Hoge and David A. Roozen (eds.), Understanding Church Growth and Decline 1950-1978. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 144-159.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Church of Canada; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Membership; Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • Religious Beliefs of Clergy Wives.
    Hartley, Shirley Foster, and Mary G. Taylor (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 63-72.

    Analyzes 1970 survey data from clergy wives in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & educational attainment.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Lutheran Church in America; American Baptist; Disciples of Christ; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Episcopal; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Denomination (organizational entity); Clergy spouses; Education; Women
  • The Prophetic Clergy. Social Activism Among Protestant Ministers.
    Quinley, Harold E. (1974)
    New York: Wiley.

    Analyzes 1968 interview data from Protestant clergy in California.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; Episcopal; United States, California; Lutheran Church in America; American Lutheran Church; American Baptist; Southern Baptist; Activism; Clergy; Mexican Americans; Labor; Civil rights movement
  • Ideological and Strutural Conflict in a Suburban Congregation: An Empirical Test of Dahrendorf's Conflict Model.
    Heenan, Edward F. (1972)
    Sociological Analysis 33:3: 177-187.

    Based on a study of a Midwest American congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Conflict; Dahrendorf, Ralf; Parish
  • A Note on Clergy-laity Differences among Lutherans.
    Murphy, Steven E. (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:2: 177-179.

    Analyzes data from a southern Illinois sample of 77 clergy & 136 lay leaders; clergy tended to give more liberal responses than did laity on social & political issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; United States, Illinois; Clergy
  • Wayward Shepherds: Prejudice and the Protestant Clergy.
    Stark, Rodney, Bruce D. Foster, Charles Y. Glock, and Harold E. Quinley (1971)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Analyzes 1968 survey data from clergy of major Protestant denominations in California.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Prejudice; Belief; United Methodist; United States, California; Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; Southern Baptist; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; American Baptist; American Lutheran Church
  • Socialization into the Ministry: A Comparative Analysis.
    Berg, Philip L. (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:2: 59-71.

    Analyzes data from a 1962-63 sample of Protestant seminarians from 24 seminaries, 10 denominations; focuses on socialization into the ministry-related skills, mind-sets, & intrinsic religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; United Presbyterian; American Baptist; Seminarians; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Southern Baptist; Disciples of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran Church in America; Methodist, U.S.A.
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