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  • From sodomy to sympathy LDS elites' discursive construction of homosexuality over time.
    Cragun, Ryan T., J. Edward Sumerau, and Emily Williams (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 291-310.

    Textual analysis of Mormon literature shows a shift from seeing homosexuality as a problematic threat to values to seeing it as a condition calling for sympathy.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Homosexuality; Content analysis
  • Religious experiences of GBTQ Mormon males.
    Bradshaw, William S., John P. Dehlin, Tim B. Heaton, Renee V. Galliher, Ellen Decoo, and Katherine A. Crowell (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 311-329.

    Analyzes online internet survey data from current & former Mormon homosexual men. Compares the religious experience of men along the continuum of sexual orientation as measured by a Kinsey Scale.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet survey; Life course; Mormon; Homosexuality
  • The hallmarks of righteous women: Gendered background expectations in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, and Ryan T. Cragun (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 49-71.

    Systematic textual analysis of 1971-2012 archived Mormon literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Literature; Gender; Grounded theory; Social construction of reality; Mormon
  • Sexual Encounters and Manhood Acts: Evangelicals, Latter-Day Saints, and Religious Masculinities.
    Burke, Kelsy C., and Amy Moff Hudec (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 330-344.

    Based on 2010-2011 interviews with Evangelical men who used a Christian sexuality website, content analysis of literature & websites, & participant observation & interviews in selected Mormon wards in Utah and New England.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Sexuality; Mormon, U.S.A.; Masculinity ideology
  • Women in New Religions.
    Vance, Laura L. (2015)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Mormon; New religions; Seventh-day Adventist; Wicca; The Family
  • "Why would our heavenly Father do that to anyone?" Oppressive othering through sexual classification schemes in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Sants.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, and Ryan T. Cragun (2014)
    Symbolic Interaction 37:3: 331-352.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Social distance; Mormon
  • Conversion and retention in Mormonism.
    Bryant, Seth L., Henri Gooren, Rick Phillips, and David G. Stewart, Jr. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 756-785.

    Ending polygyny & being exposed to the non-Mormon world led to emphasizing unique practices & creating a ruling bureaucracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Adaptation; Bureaucracy; Conversion; Historical; Identity; Organization; Mormon
  • Seeking the Promised Land. Mormons and American Politics.
    Campbell, David E., John C. Green, and J. Quinn Monson (2014)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Religion and early marriage in the United States: Evidence from the Add Health study.
    Ueckr, Jeremy E. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 392-415.

    Analyzes 1991-2004 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.A.) data. Mormons & conservative Protestants marry earlier, as do those who had attended largely Mormon or conservative Protestant schools. Frequency of attendance also predicts early marriage, but inversely for Catholics. Salience & literalism predict early marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Practice; Salience; Literalism
  • The Mormon Quest for Glory: The Religious World of the Latter-day Saints.
    Hammarberg, Melvyn (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Volunteering among Latter-Day Saints.
    Evans, Van, Ram A. Cnaan, and Daniel W. Curtis (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 827-841.

    Based on questionnaire data from Mormon attenders in various parts of the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Mormon fertility in Latin America.
    Fox, Kiira, and Tim B. Heaton (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 275-296.

    Analyzes 2000 census data from Brazil & Mexico & 2002 from Chile. Mormon pro-natalism affects fertility, evident once controls are introduced into the analysis.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Fertility; Mexico; Mormon, Brazil; Mormon, Mexico; Mormon, Chile; Brazil; Chile
  • Contemporary Mormon religiosity and the legacy of "gathering."
    Phillips, Rick, and Ryan Cragun (2013)
    Nova Religio 16(3):77-94.

    Examines effects of a lessening of the Mormon majority in Utah; shows lower Mormon church attendance & greater apostasy.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Practice; United States, Utah; Disaffiliation
  • The risk of overweight and obesity among Latter-day Saints.
    Mason, Philip B., Xiaohe Xu, and John P. Bartkowski (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 131-147.

    Analyzes 1996 Utah Health Status Survey data; LDS members who attend services, especially female, were at greater risk of obesity.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Mormon, U.S.A.; Obesity; United States, Utah
  • Shifting Borders and a Tattered passport: Intellectual Journeys of a Mormon Acadmeic.
    Mauss, Armand L. (2012)
    Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Mauss, Armand
  • Comparing the geographc distributions and growth of Mormons, Adventists, and Witnesses.
    Lawson, Ronald, and Ryan T. Cragun (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 220-240.

    Uses international membership data.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Jehovah´s Witness; Membership; Mormon; Seventh-day Adventist; Market model
  • The Struggle for Legitimacy. Tensions between the LDS and FLDS.
    Cragun, Ryan T., Michael Nielsen, and Heather Clingenpeel (2011)
    In Stuart A. Wright and James T. Richardson (eds.) Saints under Siege. The Texas State Raid on the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints. New York: New York University Press, pp. 80-103.

    The Latter-day Siants discontinue dpolygymy out of a concern for the legitimacy of the Church, & after the 2008 Texas state raid on the plygamist Fundametnalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints it distanced itself from that group.

    Associated Search Terms: Polygyny; Legitimation; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • History, culture, and variability of Mormon schismatic groups.
    Bennion, Janet (2011)
    In Cardell K. Jacobson and Lara Burton (eds.) Modern Polygamy in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 101-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Polygyny; Schism
  • Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty.
    Keister, Lisa A. (2011)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Develops a model for the impact of religious identification on wealth accumulation of American Conservative Protestants, Black Protestants, Mainline Protestants, white Catholics, Hispanic Catholics, Jews, & others. A chapter examines denominations (Mormons & Mainline Protestant denominations).

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage/divorce; Mormon, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Latino Americans; Generations; Fertility; Family; Education; Economic; Conservative, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States; Stratification; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • The perceived relationship between life events and religiosity among individuals raised in a Mormon community.
    Chou, Hui-Tzu Grace (2010)
    Mental Health, Religion, and Culture 13:5: 437-451.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Mormon, U.S.A.; Religiosity; Life course
  • The Secular Transition: Two Worldwide Growth of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Seventh-Day Adventists.
    Cragun, Ryan T., and Ronald Lawson (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:3: 349-373.

    1960-2006 membership data for 3 religious denominations show economic development curtailing membership growth.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Modernization; Membership; Jehovah´s Witness; Development; Seventh-day Adventist
  • Religion, Sexually Risky Behavior, and Reproductive Health. The Mormon Case.
    Heaton, Tim B. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 368-384.

    Analyzes 1995 interview data from American females aged 15-44. Finds net religious affiliation effects for abortion & sexually transmittted diseases, but not for unwanted pregnancies & HIV. The data set included enough Mormons to allow for meaningful findings for them as well as other groups.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Family; Women; Abortion; Health; Catholic, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Sexual activity
  • Making the Convert: Conversions in the LDS Community Today.
    Trigeaud, Sophie-Hélène (2009)
    In Guiseppe Giordan (ed.) Conversion in the Age of Pluralism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 263-286.

    Interviews at a Mormon institute for young adults in Paris & an e-mail survey show some conversions are really from members born into Mormon families.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Mormon
  • Portrait des Mormons fondamentalistes de l'ouest canadien. De Joseph Smith à Winston Blackmore.
    Pelland, Marie-Andrée, and Dianne Casoni (2009)
    In Martin Geoffroy and Jean-Guy Vaillancourt (eds.) La religion à l'extrême. Montréal: Médiaspaul, pp. 263-301.

    Study of a polygynous sect in the Mormon tradition in British Canada.

    Associated Search Terms: Polygyny; Mormon, Canada; Canada, British Columbia, Bountiful
  • Perceived Benefits of Religious Rituals in the Latter-Day Saint Home.
    Loser, Rachel W., E. Jeffrey Hill, Shirley R. Klein, and David C. Dollahite (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 345-362.

    Based on interviews with members of 67 Mormon families concerning challenges and benefits of home religious rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Prayer; Ritual; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Health and Missionary Service among Senior Couples in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Merrill, Ray M., Randy K. Baker, Lisa H. Gren, and Joseph L. Lyon (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 156-165.

    Uses health insurance data to examine the relationship between health status & missionary volunteering among older U.S. Mormons.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Missionary; Health
  • Americans' views of Muslims and Mormons: A social identity theory approach.
    Penning, James M. (2009)
    Politics and Religion 2:2: 277-302.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Identity
  • Fighting over "Mormon": Media Coverage of the FLDS and LDS.
    Cragun, Ryan T., and Michael Nielsen (2009)
    Dialogue: A Journalof Mormon Thought 43: 65-104.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Mormon; Media; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
  • Prophecy Channels and Prophetic Modalities: A Comparison of Revelation in The Family International and the LDS Chruch.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 734-735.

    Develops hypotheses from the cases of on-going prophecy in the Latter-day Saints Church & The Family (Children of God).

    Associated Search Terms: Social construction of reality; Prophecy; Mormon; The Family; Children of God
  • Growth, retention, and internationalization.
    Stewart, David G. (2008)
    In Cardell K. Jacobson, John P. Hoffman, and Tim B. Heaton (eds.) Revisiting Thomas F. O'Dea's The Mormons. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, pp.32-361.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Mormon
  • Evaluating the Effects of Polygamy on Women and Children in Four North American Mormon Fundamentalist Groups: An Anthropological Study.
    Bennion, Janet (2008)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Polygyny; Mormon
  • Conversion, éducation, communauté: Une étude socio-anthropologique, transnationale et contemporaine, des pratiques et représentations des 'saints des Derniers Jours' ou Mormons.
    Trigeaud, Sophie-Hélène (2008)
    Unpublished Ph.D. thesis. Paris: École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Conversion; Mormon, France; Education
  • The Mormons of the world: The meaning of LDS membership in Central America.
    Gooren, Henri (2008)
    In Cardell K. Jacobson, John P. Hoffman, and Tim B. Heaton (eds.) Revisiting Thomas F. O'Dea's The Mormons: Contemporary Perspectives. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, pp. 362-388.

    Associated Search Terms: Central America; Mormon, Latin America
  • Finding Oneself among the Saints: Thomas F. O'Dea, Mormon Intellectuals, and the Future of Mormon Orthodoxy.
    Bahr, Howard M. (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:3: 463-484.

    Reviews O'Dea's 1950 field notes; his prediction of a Mormon theological modernization did not occur but was based on his hosts' views & his own predispositions.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; O´Dea, Thomas F.
  • Converging on the Heterosexual Dyad. Changing Mormon and Adventist Sexual Norms and Implications for Gay and Lesbian Adherents.
    Vance, Laura L. (2008)
    Nova religio 11:4: 56-76.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Homosexuality; Seventh-day Adventist; Mormon; Sexual norms
  • "De facto Congregationalism" and Mormon Missionary Outreach: An Ethnographic Case Study.
    Phillips, Rick (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 628-643.

    Based on ethnographic data on Mormon missionaries in New Jersey. While most denominations maintain vitality with decentralization, the Mormon church hinders its missionary effectiveness through over-centralization.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Missionary; Mormon, U.S.A.; United States, New Jersey
  • 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
  • Latter-day Saints under siege: The unique experience of Nicaraguan Mormons.
    Gooren, Henri (2007)
    Dalogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought 40:3: 134-155.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, Nicaragua; Nicaragua
  • Religion, job readiness, and employment outcomes: The case of Latter-day Saint employment resource services.
    Bartkowski, John P., Vaughn R.A. Call, Renata Forste, and Tin B. Heaton (2007)
    Research on Social Work Practice 17:2: 188-198.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Work; Social services
  • Japanese Saints: Mormons in the Land of the Rising Sun.
    Hoffmann, John P. (2007)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Japan, Hokkaido, Sapporo; Missions, Japan; Mormon, Japan
  • The Emergence of Mormon Studies in the Social Sciences.
    Mauss, Armand L. (2007)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) American Sociology of Religion. Histories (Religion and the Social Order 13). Leiden: Brill, pp. 121-150.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.
  • Conversion Career in Latin America: Entering and leaving church among Pentecostals, Catholics, and Mormons.
    Gooren, Henri (2007)
    In Timothy Steigenga and Edward Cleary (eds.) Conversion of a Continent. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers Univrsity Press, pp. 52-71.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Latin America; Mormon, Latin America; Catholic, Latin America; Latin America; Conversion
  • 'I Know this Isn't PC, but...': Religious Exclusivism among U.S. Adolescents.
    Trinitapoli, Jenny (2007)
    Sociological Quarterly 48:3: 451-483.

    Analyzes survey & interview data from U.S.A. adolescents; Mormons & Evangelicals are most likely to hold exclusivist beliefs. Parent religiosity & dense religious peer networks favor exclusivism.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Exclusivism; Adolescents; Pluralism; Mormon, U.S.A.; Peers; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Salt Lake City's Main Street Plaza Controversy
    Monson, J. Quin, and Kara L. Norman (2007)
    In Paul A. Djupe and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Religious Interests in Community Conflict. Beyond the Culture Wars. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 173-194.

    Account of a 1998-2004 controversy over sale of land in downtown Salt Lake City to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Conflict; United States, Utah, Salt Lake City; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Rethinking the International Expansion of Mormonism.
    Phillips, Rick (2006)
    Nova Religio 10:1: 52-68.

    Based on census data from various nations; concludes Mormonism is much smaller than its own statistics claim, and that it is not a world religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Mormon
  • A Matter of Principle. Fundamentalist Mormon Polygamy, Children, and Human Rights Debates.
    Kent, Stephen A. (2006)
    Nova Religio 10:1: 7-29. Comment by Martha Sonntag Bradley, pp. 30-42. Comment by Lori G. Beamn, pp. 43-51.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, British Columbia, Creston; Mormon; Polygyny; United States, Arizona, Short Creek
  • Pilgrims, Seekers and History Buffs: Identity Creation through Religious Tourism.
    Schutt, Sarah Bill (2006)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) On the Road to Being There. Studies in Pilgrimage and Tourism in Late Modernity. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, pp. 297-327.

    Participant observation & interviews at the William Miller Farm and Homestead, & the Hill Cumorah Pageant. Most visitors were religious tourists, but occasional pilgrim phenomena occurred.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Pilgrimage; United States, New York, Palmyra; United States, New York, Low Hampton; Identity; Tourists; Advent Christian Church; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.
  • The Rise of Mormonism, ed. Reid Larkin Neilson.
    Stark, Rodney (2005)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Reworked and collected essays by Rodney Stark on Mormonism.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon
  • Conservative Christian Identity and Same-Sex Orientation: The Case of Gay Mormons.
    Phillips, Rick (2005)
    New York: Peter lang.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Mormon
  • Latter-Day Saint lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered spirituality.
    Crapo, Richley H. (2005)
    In Scott Thumma and Edward R. Gray (eds.) Gay Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 99-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Mormon
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