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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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ministerial Effectiveness in Ten Functions.
    Nauss, Allen H. (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:1: 58-69.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Missouri Synod Lutheran lay leaders; examines correlations between ministerial functions & different leadership skills.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Leadership
  • Congregational Growth and Decline in Indiana among Five Mainline Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway (eds.) Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville; Abingdon, pp. 208-224.

    Based on 1980-88 data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; Episcopal; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Strains, Conflicts, and Schisms in Protestant Denominations.
    Takayama, K. Peter (1980)
    In Ross P. Scherer (ed.) American Denominational Organizations. A Sociological View. Pasadena: William Carey Library, pp. 298-322.

    Overview of conflict & schism in American Protestantism; case studies of the Southern Presbyterian & Missouri Synod Lutheran schisms.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Protestant, U.S.A.; Schism; Conflict; National Presbyterian Church
  • 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
  • Religiosity and Opposition to Church Social Action: A Test of a Weberian Hypothesis.
    Broughton, Walter (1978)
    Review of Religious Research 19;2: 154-166.

    1969-70 survey of 4 churches in New York State show providentialist & other theodicies, but not belief in the supernatural, predicting opposition to church social action.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Congregational, U.S.A.; American Baptist; Activism; Southern Baptist; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Dimensionality of Belief among Mainstream Protestant Clergy.
    Longino, Charles F., Jr., and Jeffrey K. Hadden (1976)
    Social Forces 55:1: 30-42.

    Analyzes 1965 survey data from American clergy from 6 denominations; suggests the usefulness of using a common belief scale across denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Belief; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church
  • Uncertain Saints: The Laity of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod, 1900-1970.
    Graebner, Alan (1975)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

    Social history of the place of lay people in the Missouri Synod.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Laity
  • The Relation of Pastoral Mobility to Effectiveness.
    Nauss, Allen H. (1974)
    Review of Religious Research 15:2: 80-86.

    Analyzes 1970 data from Missouri Synod Lutheran pastors ordained 4-6, 8, 16, 24, 32, & 40 years.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy mobility; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy role
  • 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
  • Responses to Religion. Studies in the Social Psychology of Religious Belief.
    Maranell, Gary M. (1974)
    Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Ritualism scale; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Social Mobility and Doctrinal Orthodoxy.
    VanRoy, Ralph F., Frank D. Bean, and James R. Wood (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:4: 427-439.

    Analyzes interview data from 12 congregations representing 6 denominations in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Mobility (vertical)
  • Doctrinal Orthodoxy, Salience, and the Consequential Dimension.
    Gibbs, David R., Samuel A. Mueller, and James R. Wood (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:1: 33-52.

    Analyzes 1971 interview data from members of 6 denominations in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Southern Baptist; Disciples of Christ; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; Episcopal; Salience; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Dimensions of religiosity; Consequential dimension; United Church of Christ
  • The First Parish Placement: Stayers and Movers.
    Nauss, Allen H., and Harry G. Coiner (1971)
    Review of Religious Research 12:2: 95-101.

    Survey of the 1963 & '64 graduating classes of the 2 main Missouri Synod Lutheran seminaries; focuses on placements as of 1968.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; 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
  • Rural-Urban Differences in the Decision to Enter the Ministry.
    Schmidt, Alvin J. (1969)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 8:1: 166.

    Studies Lutherans at Concordia Theological seminary, Springfield, Illinois; rural seminarians more than urban chose ministry at an early age & with an apparently strong charismatic self-concept.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Self concept; Seminarians; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • The Gathering Storm in the Churches. A Sociologist Looks at the Widening Gap between Clergy and Laymen.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1969)
    Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

    Analyzes 1965 questionnaire data from American clergy in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & attitudes toward the civil rights movement.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Civil rights movement; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; American Baptist; Episcopal
  • American Piety: The Nature of Religious Commitment.
    Stark, Rodney, and Charles Y. Glock (1968)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from churched Christians in the San Francisco Bay Area, & 1964 survey data from adult Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Communality; Devotionalism; Contributions; Practice; Belief; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Effects and Effectiveness of Parochial Elementary Schools. An Empirical Study.
    Mueller, Daniel J. (1967)
    Review of Religious Research 9:1: 48-51.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Missouri Synod Lutheran students at the University of Illinois.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Education; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • The Effectiveness of Lutheran Elementary and Secondary Schools as Agencies of Christian Education.
    Johnstone, Ronald L. (1966)
    St. Louis: Concordia.

    1964-65 interview data from Lutheran, Missouri Synod, students in public & Lutheran high schools in St. Louis & Detroit; the schools were most effective among students from the less religious homes.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Students, secondary; Education
  • The Language Transition in Some Lutheran Denominations.
    Hofman, John E. (1966)
    In Joshua A. Fishman et al. (eds.), Language Loyalty in the United States. The Hague: Mouton, pp. 139-155. [Also in Joshua A. Fishman (ed.), Readings in the Sociology of Language (The Hague: Mouton, 1968), pp. 620-638]

    Analyzes data from 1917 & after.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Assimilation; Norwegian Lutheran Church in America; Norwegian Americans; Sociolinguistics
  • Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1966)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Congregational, U.S.A.
  • Religious Participation of Lutheran Students.
    Frerking, Kenneth L. (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 6: 153-162.

    Analyzes 1962 questionnaire data from Missouri Synod Lutheran students at Ohio State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Students, undergraduate; Practice
  • Social Contexts and Religious Experience.
    Stark, Rodney (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 7:1: 17-28.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from churched Christians in the San Francisco area; sees much religious experience as norm compliance, not individual psychological effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; American Baptist; Experience; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Religion and Society in Tension.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1965)
    Chicago: Rand McNally.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Experience; Politics, Great Britain; Politics, France; Catholic, U.S.A.; Politics, Netherlands; Politics, Colombia; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Ministers of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod: Origins, Training, Careers, Lives, Places, Plans of Work and Reference.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1963)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy
  • The Lutheran Ministry.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1963)
    Information Service (Dept. of Research, Ntional Council of Churches of Christ in the United States of America) 42:9: 108.

    Analyzes 1959 questionnaire data from Missouri Synod clergy in the U.S.; focuses on social origins, education, career, etc.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • An Analysis and Description of Role Expectations for Ministers of the Southern California District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
    Johnson, Jeff Griffith (1961)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Southern California. [DA 22:12, p. 4431]

    Based on questionnaire data from clergy, parochial school teachers lay leaders, congregation members, & District Committee members in the district.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy role
  • Role Conceptions of Lutheran Ministers in the St. Louis Area.
    Sommerfeld, Richard E. (1957)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Washington University. [DA 17:4, p. 915]

    Analyzes interview data from St. Louis area Missouri Synod Lutheran clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy role; United States, Missouri, St. Louis
  • The Relationship of Church Progress in Missouri Synod Lutheran Churches of the St. Louis Metropolitan District to the Status of the Communities in Which They are Located.
    Lang, Marcus Titus (1946)
    Unpublished M.A. Thesis Washington University.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United States, Missouri, St. Louis; Parish
  • The Consciousness of Kind of a Fundamentalist Group.
    Maurer, Heinrich Herman (1926)
    American Journal of Sociology 31: 485-506.

    Associated Search Terms: German Americans; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Identity; Sect
  • Studies in the Sociology of Religion, IV. The Problems of Group Consciousness; Founding the Missouri Synod.
    Maurer, Heinrich Herman (1925)
    American Journal of Sociology 30: 665-682.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Historical; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Studies in the Sociology of Religion, III. The Problems of a National Church Before 1860.
    Maurer, Heinrich Herman (1925)
    American Journal of Sociology 30: 534-550.

    Associated Search Terms: German Americans; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Historical
  • Studies in the Sociology of Religion, V. The Fellowship Law of a Fundamentalist Group. The Missouri Synod.
    Maurer, Heinrich Herman (1925)
    American Journal of Sociology 31: 39-57.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
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