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  • Disneyfication and Religion in Times Square.
    Tokke, Hans E. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 25-54.

    Focuses on 2 Times Square theater churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Consumerism; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Gentrification; Justice; Parish; Tourists; United States, New York, New York; Urban
  • So Close and Yet So Far Away. Comparing Civic Social Capital in Two Cuban Congregations.
    Mahler, Sarah J. (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 41-71.

    Compares a Seventh-day Adventist & a Nazarene congregation in the Miami, Florida, area, one exemplifying bridging capital & the other bonding capital. Emphasis is placed on the responsiveness of congregants in enabling pastors' charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Cuban Americans; Congregation; Civic engagement; Participant observation; Social capital; United States, Florida, Miami; Charisma; Activism; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.
  • When the Final Bell Tolls: Patterns of Church Closing in Two Protestant Denominations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D. (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:1: 49-73.

    Examines factors related to survival of congregations, based on Presbyterian & Nazarene data.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Organization; Nazarene, 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
  • 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
  • Moving from Sect to Church: Variations in Views Regarding Sanctification among Wesleyan/Holiness Clergy.
    Stockard, Jean, Susie C. Stanley, and Benton Johnson (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:1: 70-92.

    Analyzes 1994 questionnaire data from clergy of 3 Holiness denominations. The degree to which clergy adhered to "sanctification" doctrines varied by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Clergy; United States, Oregon; Nazarene; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Evangelical Church of North America
  • 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
  • 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: Denomination (organizational entity); United Church of Christ; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.
  • Circulation of the Saints Revisited: A Longitudinal Look at Conservative Church Growth.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:3: 253-262.

    Compares 1966-70 & '76-80 surveys of 20 Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Membership; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Baptist, Canada; Nazarene, Canada; Plymouth Brethren, Canada; Missionary (denomination), Canada; Christian and Missionary Alliance, Canada; Salvation Army, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada
  • The Effects of Size on other Structural Attributes of Congregations within the Same Denomination.
    Pinto, Leonard J., and Kenneth E. Crow (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:4: 304-316.

    Analyzes 1970-77 data; shows congregation size & community size correlate with sectness in the Church of the Nazarene.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Sect; Parish; Nazarene
  • Toward a Normative Explanation of 'Old Fashioned Revivals.'
    Ward, David A. (1980)
    Qualitative Sociology 3:1: 3-22.

    Participant observation among Nazarenes. Sinner & revival culture interact; then definitions of self & others are forged, with structural changes for learning the Christian role. Occasions for expressiveness need emerge. Status passage is orderly.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Self; Revivalism; Revival; Nazarene
  • Sectarian Tension.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Rodney Stark (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 22:2: 105-124.

    Analyzes 1963 survey data from the San Francisco Bay Area; focuses on denomination members' disapproval of the life ways of the wider society.

    Associated Search Terms: Churches of Christ; Nazarene; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Deviance/social control; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Sect; Church of God; Assemblies of God
  • Responses to Religion. Studies in the Social Psychology of Religious Belief.
    Maranell, Gary M. (1974)
    Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Alienation; Altruism; Conservative; United Church of Christ; Stratification; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Catholic, U.S.A.; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Education; Dimensions of religiosity; Fanaticism; Churches of Christ; Salience; Prejudice
  • The Circulation of the Saints: A Study of People Who Join Conservative Churches.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:3: 273-283. [Also in Stewart Crysdale and Les Wheatcroft (eds.), Religion in Canadian Society (Toronto: Macmilan of Canada, 1976), pp. 346-358]

    Analyzes 1966-70 survey data from 20 Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city.

    Associated Search Terms: Missionary (denomination), Canada; Plymouth Brethren, Canada; Salvation Army, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada; Membership; Baptist, Canada; Christian and Missionary Alliance, Canada; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Conversion; Nazarene, Canada
  • Protestantism, Community Organization and Social Status: Different Responses to Missions in a Guatemalan Town.
    Schwartz, Norman B. (1972)
    Cultures et dÚveloppement 4:3: 585-600.

    Based on 1960-61 & '70 field work in a northern El PetÚn town where slash-&-burn farming was common; Nazarenes & a later, less strict group converted about 25% of the people, mostly in the 1940s.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Nazarene, Guatemala; Guatemala; Community organization
  • Social Correlates of Religious Interest.
    Lenski, Gerhard (1953)
    American Sociological Review 18: 533-544.

    Analyzes 1941 interview data from white Protestant households of couples who had been married 1927-29, living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene; Baptist, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Evangelical and Reformed, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; United Brethren, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Class Denominationalism in Rural California Churches.
    Goldschmidt, Walter R. (1944)
    American Journal of Sociology 49: 349-355.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Church of God; Rural; United States, California, San Joaquin Valley; Occupation; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.
  • The Growth of a Contemporary Sect-Type As Reflected in the Development of the Church of the Nazarene.
    Reed, Harold W. (1943)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Southern California.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene; Sect
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