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  • Conflict & community: Twin tensions in becoming a multiethnic congregation.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Brandon Vaidyanathan (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 507-529.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data from a northern Indiana formerly Polish parish into which a Mexican parish was merged. The merger did not work; 2 conflicting communities were juxtaposed.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Ethnic; Polish Americans; Merger; Latino Americans; Parish; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Conflict; Participant observation
  • Some UUs are more U than U: Theological Self-Description Chosen by Unitarian Universalists.
    Casebolt, James, and Tiffany Niekro (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 46:3: 235-242.

    Factor analysis of 1997 data from Unitarian Universalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Neopagan; Unitarian Universalist; Merger; Factor analysis; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Belief
  • Organizational Consolidation in American Protestant Denominations, 1890-1990.
    Chaves, Mark, and John R. Sutton (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1: 51-66.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Merger
  • Disharmony in the 11:00 A.M. Worship Hour: A Case Study of an Abandoned Interethnic Church Merger.
    Bayt Priest, Kersten (1998)
    M.A. Thesis (anthropology), University of South Carolina.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Merger
  • The Presbyterian re-Formation. Pushes and Pulls in an American Mainline Schism.
    Templeton, Mark N., and Nicholas J. Demerath III (1998)
    In Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Sacred Companies. Organizational Aspects of Religion and Religious Aspects of Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 195-207.

    Based on questionnaires during the merger of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. & the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; examines why 114 congregations opted out of the new denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Merger; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • 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
  • Between Myth and Hard Data: A Denomination Struggles with Identity.
    Luidens, Donald A. (1993)
    In Jackson W. Carroll and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Beyond Establishment. Protestant Identity in a Post-Protestant Age. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, pp. 248-269.

    Analyzes historical & 1976 & '86 survey data; argues that internal failures are inaccurately blamed for the results of external factors.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Identity; Ecumenism; Merger
  • The Meanings of a Merger: Denominational Identity in the United Church of Christ.
    Newman, William M. (1993)
    In Jackson W. Carroll and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Beyond Establishment. Protestant Identity in a Post-Protestant Age. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox, pp. 296-308.

    Based on 1985 discussion group data; church membership was more local than denominational.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; United Church of Christ; Merger; Ecumenism; Focus group
  • Organizational Imagery and Interdenominational Mergers.
    Black, Alan W. (1990)
    British Journal of Sociology 41: 105-127.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Merger; Ecumenism
  • A Marriage Model of Church Mergers.
    Black, Alan W. (1988)
    Socological Analysis 49:3: 281-292.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Merger
  • Unity, Renewal and Participation in United and Uniting Churches.
    Black, Alan W. (1988)
    In Thomas F. Best (ed.), Living Today Towards Visible Unity. Geneva: World Council of Churches, pp. 46-69.

    Associated Search Terms: Merger; Ecumenism; Practice
  • The Anglican and United Churches in Church Union Dialogue, 1943-75.
    Campbell, Douglas F. (1988)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 17:3: 303-314.

    Study of an unsuccessful Canadian dialogue; shows the difficulties posed for church unions by quasi-ethnic allegiances.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Anglican Church of Canada; Canada; Merger; United Church of Canada
  • Le protestantisme en Belgique.
    Dhooghe, Jos (1985)
    Recherches sociologiques 16:3: 311-332.

    General description of the United Protestant Church of Belgium, formed in 1978 by a merger of 3 mainline denominations & 4 other important groups (Evangelicals, Baptists, Darbists, & Pentecostals.

    Associated Search Terms: Belgium; Merger; Ecumenism; Protestant, Belgium
  • Church Union in Canada and Australia: A Comparative Analysis.
    Black, Alan W. (1983)
    Australian-Canadian Studies 1: 44-56.

    Examines the formation of the United Church of Canada (1925) & the Uniting Church in Australia (1977).

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; United Church of Canada; Uniting Church in Australia; Canada; Comparative; Merger; Ecumenism
  • British Theology as a Sociological Variable.
    Gill, Robin (1974)
    Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 7: 1-12.

    The controversies over John A.T. Robinson's Honest to God & an Anglican/Methodist plan for merger showed theology to be a social force.

    Associated Search Terms: Merger; Theology; Ecumenism; Great Britain
  • A Note on Liberalism and Alienation in Jewish Life.
    Gephart, Jerry C., Michael A. Siegel, and James E. Fletcher (1974)
    Jewish Social Studies 36:3/4: 327-329.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Salt Lake City Jews; focuses on a proposed merger of Reform & Conservative congregations. Reform males were opposed.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Merger; United States, Utah, Salt Lake City; Ecumenism; Jewish, Conservative, U.S.A.; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.
  • The Sociological Explanation of Ecumenicalism.
    Turner, Bryan S. (1971)
    Expository Times 82:12: 356-361. [Also in C. Leslie Mitton (ed.) The Social Sciences and the Churches. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark, 1972, pp. 233-245]

    Sees institutional decline as causing ecumenism, & enduring social cleavages as sufficiently able to frustrate it; cites the Anglican/Methodist attempt as a British case in point.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, Great Britain; Great Britain; Merger; Church of England; Ecumenism
  • The United Church of Christ Merger: A Sociological Analysis of Ideas, Organizations and Social Change.
    Newman, William M. (1970)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, New School for Social Research. [DA 31:10 A, p. 5538]

    A sociology of knowledge examination of the U.C.C. merger as a rational response to the secularization of American society.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical and Reformed, U.S.A.; Secularization; Merger; Ecumenism; Congregational, U.S.A.; Sociology of knowledge; United Church of Christ
  • Institutional Persistence and Ecumenicalism in Northern Methodism.
    Turner, Bryan S. (1969)
    In David Martin (ed.) A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 2. London: SCM, pp. 47-57.

    Institutional persistence, lay rejection of ecumenicalism, & ambiguities in the Methodist minister's role hinder union with Anglicanism.

    Associated Search Terms: Merger; Clergy role; Great Britain; Methodist, Great Britain; Ecumenism
  • A Brief Sociological Examination of Local United and Anglican Churches.
    Pickering, William S.F., and J.E. Winston Jackson (1968)
    Canadian Journal of Theology 14:4: 249-261.

    Compares the social characteristics of 2 adjacent Anglican & United churches in Winnipeg, & evaluates the findings in relation to any merger.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Parish; Anglican Church of Canada; United Church of Canada; Canada, Manitoba, Winnipeg; Merger
  • A Protestant Paradox--Divided They Merge.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1967)
    Transaction 4:8: 63-69.

    Analyzes survey data from clergy of 6 major U.S.A. Protestant denominations; shows clergy, laity, & denominations disagree on basic doctrines but share a heritage & world view that further the merger movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Merger; Protestant, U.S.A.; Ecumenism
  • On Spitting Against the Wind: Organizational Precariousness and American Irreligion.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III, and Victor Thiessen (1966)
    American Journal of Sociology 71:6: 674-687.

    Analyzes a free thought movement of immigrant Germans in Sauk City, Wisconsin, & its decline after 1852; it joined the Unitarian Universalists in 1955.

    Associated Search Terms: Unitarian Universalist; German Americans; United States, Wisconsin, Sauk City; Freie Gemeinde; Merger; Migrant; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Atheist, U.S.A.
  • The Canadian Church Union, 1925.
    Mann, William E. (1963)
    In Nils Ehrenstrom and Walter Muelder (eds.) Institutionalism and Church Unity. New York: Association Press, pp. 171-193. [Also in Stewart Crysdale and Les Wheatcroft (eds.) Religion in Canadian Society (Toronto: Macmillan, 1976), pp. 385-397]

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; United Church of Canada; Merger; Ecumenism
  • A Sociological Analysis of Church Union in Canada: Non-Theological Factors in Interdenominational Church Union up to 1925.
    File, Edgar F. (1961)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Boston University. [DA 22:4, p. 1271]

    The minimization of social & cultural differences among denominations facilitated their merger.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Canada; Merger; Canada; Ecumenism
  • The Failure of Presbyterian Union.
    Dornbusch, Sanford M., and Roger Irle (1959)
    American Journal of Sociology 64:4: 352-356.

    Doctrinal rather than social issues prevented an attempt at union.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Merger; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • Religious Schism in the Methodist Church: A Sociological Analysis of the Pine Grove Case.
    Turberville, Gus (1949)
    Rural Sociology 14:1: 29-50.

    Considers a 1939 conflict in the Pine Grove Methodist Church in Turbeville, South Carolina, related to local divisions & controversy over merging 3 Methodist denominations into The Methodist Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Methodist Church, U.S.A.; United States, South Carolina, Turbeville; Conflict; Merger
  • The Federation and Merger of Local Religious Groups.
    Call, Lon Ray (1936)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Columbia University.

    Associated Search Terms: Merger
  • Church Union in Canada. Its Causes and Consequences.
    Silcox, Claris Edwin (1933)
    New York: Institute of Social and Religious Research.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; United Church of Canada; Canada; Historical; Merger
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