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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: Clergy; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Change; Christian Reformed Church
  • 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: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; United States; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, U.S.A.; Strictness; Catholic, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Mormon, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Experience; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Communality; Contributions; Women; Nazarene, U.S.A.; State; Unitarian Universalist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; New age; United Church of Christ; Membership; Social capital; Education; Media; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • 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: Homosexuality; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist
  • 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: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Ex-clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • 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: Education; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • 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: Culture; Methodist, U.S.A.; Social capital; Discourse; United Church of Christ; United States
  • 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: Reformed Church in America; Clergy; American Baptist; Protestant, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ
  • 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 Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Membership; American Baptist; Belief; Episcopal
  • 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: American Baptist; Homosexuality; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Episcopal
  • 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: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative Baptist; American Baptist; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; United States, Oregon; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Clergy
  • 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: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Nazarene; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; United Methodist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Membership; Ecology
  • 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: Jewish, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; United States; Baptist, U.S.A.; Individualism; Mormon, U.S.A.; Practice; Autonomy; Family; Catholic, U.S.A.; Marriage
  • 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: Contributions; Disciples of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Southern Baptist
  • 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: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Episcopal; United States, Indiana; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • 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: Organization; Catholic, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Assemblies of God; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; African Methodist Episcopal Church; United Methodist; Secularization; Episcopal; Conflict; Schism; Denomination (type)
  • 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: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Southern Baptist; New age; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Belief; Astrology; Necromancy; Disciples of Christ
  • 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: Southern Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Factor analysis; Disciples of Christ; Belief; Mormon, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Methodist
  • 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: Family; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United States; Membership; Age; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Church of God; Episcopal
  • 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: Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Episcopal; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish; Sisters
  • 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: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Organization; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; American Baptist; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Episcopal; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.
  • 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: United Methodist; Southern Baptist; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Catholic, U.S.A.; 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: Clergy; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ; Women; Lutheran Church in America
  • 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: Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Denomination (organizational entity); Education; Episcopal; United Methodist; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Southern Baptist
  • 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; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Southern Baptist; United Methodist; Justice; Belief; Education; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Youth ministry; Conversion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Moral
  • 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: Jewish, U.S.A.; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Moravian, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Churches of Christ; Atheist, 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: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Assimilation; Belief; Change; United Methodist; American Baptist; Clergy; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; 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: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; United States; Conversion; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, 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 Church in America; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Clergy; Stratification
  • 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: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Church of Canada; Southern Baptist; Membership; Lutheran Church in America; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; United Methodist; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church
  • 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: Disciples of Christ; Education; Women; Denomination (organizational entity); Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Episcopal; United Methodist; Belief; Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy spouses; American Baptist
  • 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: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Episcopal; American Baptist; Clergy; Belief; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • 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: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Christian (U.S.A. denomination); Christian Science; Unitarian, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; Mobility (vertical); Occupation; Unitarian; Conversion; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • 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.; Episcopal; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; United States, California, Los Angeles; Clergy; American Baptist
  • 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: Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Mobility (vertical); Orthodoxy (doctrinal); United Church of Christ; Southern Baptist
  • 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: Baptist, U.S.A.; Free Methodist Church, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Methodist; Belief; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • 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: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Family; Adolescents; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Southern Baptist; Churches of Christ
  • 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: Episcopal; Civil rights movement; Clergy; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; American Baptist; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Conflict
  • 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; Lutheran Church in America; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Disciples of Christ; United Presbyterian; Methodist, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Seminarians; American Baptist
  • 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: Urban; Rural; Parish; Methodist Church, U.S.A.
  • 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: American Baptist; Congregational, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Organization; Clergy; Clergy role; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • 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: American Baptist; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Prejudice, anti-Semitism; Belief; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Episcopal; Stratification
  • 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: American Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Lutheran Church in America; United States, New York, Rochester; Membership; Episcopal
  • 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: Methodist Church, U.S.A.; Integration (racial)
  • 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: Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Rhode Island; Clergy; Stratification; United Church of Christ
  • 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.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Parish; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Definition of religion; Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist
  • 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: Methodist Church, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Ecumenism; United States, Michigan; Organization; 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: Methodist Church, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Orthodox Presbyterian; 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: Episcopal; American Lutheran Church; Parish; Congregational; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; American Baptist
  • 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.; United States, Oregon, Portland; Apostolic Faith (denomination); American Baptist; North American Baptist General Conference; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative Baptist; Disciples of Christ; Historical; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Schism; Fundamentalism
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