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  • Pastors and Public Life: The Changing Face of American Protestant Clergy.
    Smidt, Corwin E. (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    1989, 2001, & 2009 data

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Change; Assemblies of God, 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Innovation Returns to Tradition: Using Core Teachings as the Foundation for Innovative Accommodation.
    Finke, Roger (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:1: 19-34.

    Maintaining core teachings while finding ways to adapt them to new contexts sustains the vitality of religious organizations. Uses the Methodist Church in the U.S. as an illustration.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Methodist Church, U.S.A.
  • Black Clergy in the 2000 Election.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 533-546.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from A.M.E. & C.O.G.I.C. clergy. Education & political interest predicted political involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Education; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Activism
  • The Language of God in the City of Man. Religious Discourse and Public Politics.
    Williams, Rhys H. (2003)
    In Corwin Smidt (ed.) Religion as Social Capital. Producing the Common Good. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 171-189.

    Religious language can bond at the cost of the bridging kind of social capital or bridge at the cost of the bonding kind.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; United Church of Christ; Culture; Social capital; Methodist, U.S.A.; Discourse
  • 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.
  • Theology and the Position of Pastors on Social Issues: Continuity and Change Since the 1960s.
    Johnson, Benton (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:4: 293-308.

    Analyzes 1987 questionnaire data from Protestant clergy in Oregon; divergences were greater than in 1962, but conflict less common.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Conservative Baptist; Southern Baptist; American Baptist; United Methodist; United States, Oregon; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ
  • The Effects of Geographical Variability on Protestant Church Membership Trends, 1980-1990.
    Stump, Roger W. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 636-651.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Membership; Conservative/liberal; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ecology; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Nazarene
  • Personal Autonomy in Religion and Marriage: Is There a Link?
    Wilson, John, and Mark Musick (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 37:1: 3-18.

    Analyzes 1987-88 interview data from married adult Americans; religious affiliates saw marriage as a lifetime commitment. Pentecostal, Baptist, & Christian/Disciples wives saw autonomy within marriage as less important.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Marriage; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Family; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Individualism; United States; Episcopal; Jewish, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Autonomy; Practice
  • 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
  • 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
  • Denominations as Dual Structures: An Organizational Analysis.
    Chaves, Mark (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:2: 147-169. [Also in Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.), Sacred Companies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 175-194.

    Sees American denominations as dual entities of religious authority & agency structures; cites cases & draws implications for internal conflict & schism, & for internal secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God; United Methodist; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Organization; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; Denomination (type); Schism; Secularization
  • 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
  • Mormonism: Catholic, Protestant, Different?
    Johnson, Martin, and Phil Mullins (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 34:1: 51-62.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data on beliefs & values from Mormons & members of 5 Christian denominations; focuses on similarities & differences between Mormons & others.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Mormon, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Belief; Factor analysis
  • American Religion in the Post-aquarian Age: Values and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 75-89.

    Presents mean member ages & number of children born to members of 14 denominations, from 1972-85 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Church of God; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Family; Age; Membership; United States; Mormon, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ
  • 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
  • Moral Maturity and Education beyond Conventional Morality.
    Philibert, Paul J. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 286-296.

    Analyzes 1979-80 questionnaire data from parents & educators in 6 U.S. denominations; focuses on priority given to moral maturity.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Methodist; Episcopal
  • 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
  • Teachers, Pedagogy and the Process of Religious Education.
    Philibert Paul J., and Dean R. Hoge (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 264-285.

    Analyzes 1979-80 survey of parents & religious educators in 6 U.S. denominations; profiles preferred pedagogical method & teacher qualities & correlates them with educational objectives.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Southern Baptist; Education; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); United Methodist; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
  • Desired Outcomes of Religious Education and Youth Ministry in Six Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Esther Heffernan, Eugene F. Hemrick, Hart M. Nelsen, James P. O'Connor, Paul J. Philibert, and Andrew D. Thompson (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 230-254.

    Survey of 1,853 religious educators & parents.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Southern Baptist; United Methodist; Belief; Conversion; Education; Youth ministry; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Moral; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Justice; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Civil Religion and other Religious Identities.
    Wimberley, Ronald C., and James A. Christenson (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:2: 91-100.

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from a North Carolina sample; civil religion attitude scores vary by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Churches of Christ; Jewish, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Moravian, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • The Influence of Assimilation on American Protestant Ministers' Beliefs, 1928-1978.
    Hoge, Dean R., and John E. Dyble (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:1: 64-77.

    Replicates the survey of Chicago Protestant clergy by Betts in 1928; shows a liberalization of theological beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Belief; Assimilation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Change; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Episcopal
  • Denominational Mobility: Current Patterns and Recent Trends.
    Kluegel, James R. (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:1: 26-39.

    Analyzes 1973-77 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, U.S.A.; United States; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Methodist, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Conversion; Episcopal; Baptist, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Occupational and Religious Mobility in a Small City.
    Lauer, Robert H. (1975)
    Sociological Quarterly 16: 380-392.

    Analyzes telephone interview data from household heads in a small Midwest U.S. city; shows highly educated people who are occupationally mobile across great distance to be highly religiously mobile.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Conversion; Unitarian; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Occupation; Episcopal; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Methodist, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Christian (U.S.A. denomination); Mobility (vertical)
  • The Influence of Theology, Denomination, and Values upon the Positions of Clergy on Social Issues.
    Jeffries, Vincent, and Clarence E. Tygart (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:3: 309-324.

    Analyzes survey data from clergy of 5 denominations in the Los Angeles metropolitan area; theological stance best predicted opinions & actions pertaining to a variety of social issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; American Baptist; Clergy; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • 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)
  • The Theology of the Pew.
    Spaulding, Kent E. (1972)
    Review of Religious Research 13:3: 206-211.

    Analyzes questionnaire data on beliefs of members of 6 churches in a community; reports correlations among denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Free Methodist Church, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Belief; United Methodist
  • Adolescent Religious Participation: An Examination of Sib-Structure and Church Attendance.
    DeBord, Larry W. (1969)
    Adolescence 4/16: 557-570.

    Late 1950s Nashville interview data from 2-child families show a positive correlation of attendance & age among Southern Baptists & Methodists, none among Presbyterians, & inverse among Church of Christ members. Examines attendance by sibling composition.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Family; Adolescents; Southern Baptist; Churches of Christ; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Protestant Parish. A Case Study of Rural and Urban Parish Patterns.
    Brewer, Earl D.C., et al. (1967)
    Atlanta: Communcative Arts Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Methodist Church, U.S.A.; Rural; Urban
  • Polity, Church Attractiveness, and Ministers' Careers: An Eight-denomination Study of Inter-church Mobility.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 5:2: 241-258.

    Analyzes 1960 data from American clergy from 8 protestant denominations; focuses on material bases of career decisions.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Congregational, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; Organization; American Baptist
  • Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1966)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from churched Christians in the San Francisco Bay Area; shows status & education undermining beliefs that predispose people to anti-semitism.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Stratification; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Methodist, U.S.A.; American Baptist; Belief; Southern Baptist; Prejudice, anti-Semitism
  • The Relationship of Church Members to Church Organizations.
    Ashbrook, James B. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientifc Study of Religion 5:3: 397-419.

    Analysis of 1963 questionnaire data from a sample of Protestant congregations in Rochester, New York, focusing on instrumental vs. expressive lay involvement in the churches.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Membership; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; American Baptist; United States, New York, Rochester
  • Attitudes toward Inclusive Practices in the Methodist Church in the Southeast.
    Brewer, Earl D.C. (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 6:2: 82-89.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from delegates to the 1960 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference of the Methodist Church; focuses on the racial integration of the Methodist districts in the South.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (racial); Methodist Church, U.S.A.
  • Social and Cultural Characteristics of a Selected Sample of New England Clergymen.
    Larson, Richard F. (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 6:3: 131-137.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from clergy in Rhode Island; reports educational, occupational, & geographical background of their childhood families.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Stratification; Clergy; Methodist, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; United States, Rhode Island
  • Religion and Society in Tension.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1965)
    Chicago: Rand McNally.

    The label "Lutheran, U.S.A.." refers to a combined category of the American Lutheran church and the Lutheran Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Congregational, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Definition of religion; Parish; Disciples of Christ; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • Denominations and Councils of Churches: Competitive or Complementary? A Comparison of the Performance of Social Welfare Functions of Selected Vertical and Horizontal Organizations of Churches.
    Burch, Hobart A. (1965)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Brandeis University [DA 27:12 A, p. 4343]

    Michigan interchurch agencies ("horizontal" organizations) are more effective in secular tasks, denominations ("vertical") in mobilizing church members.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; United States, Michigan; Ecumenism; Methodist Church, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Centralization/Decentralization in Formal Organizations: A Case Study of American Protestant Denominations.
    Makler, Harry M. (1963)
    Review of Religious Research 5:1: 5-11.

    Examines the decisions (appointment, training, etc.) made at local, district, state, & general assembly levels in 11 U.S. Protestant denominations, by a person, small group, or assembly.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodox Presbyterian; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Methodist Church, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Organization; Congregational, U.S.A.
  • Minister-Parishioner Relations.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1962)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Columbia University. [DA 26:3, p. 1820]

    Analyzes 1960 data from an American sample of clergy from 8 Protestant denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Parish; Congregational; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; American Baptist; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; American Lutheran Church
  • The Sociology of Fundamentalism. A Typological Analysis Based on Selected Groups in Portland, Oregon, and Vicinity.
    Gustafson, Cloyd V. (1956)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Conservative Baptist; Apostolic Faith (denomination); American Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Fundamentalism; Schism; Disciples of Christ; United States, Oregon, Portland; Historical; North American Baptist General Conference; United Methodist, U.S.A.
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