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  • Catholic Parishes of the 21st Century.
    Zech, Charles E., Mary L. Gautier, Mark M. Gray, Jonathon L. Wiggins, and Thomas P. Gaunt (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Diversity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • Managed diversity: Race, place, and an urban church.
    Barron, Jessica M. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 18-36.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interview data from a youth-oriented downtown Chicago congregation planted by a suburban megachurch. Clergy appropriate some African American culture for the largely white congregation so show they are modern, but avoid being a Black church.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Parish; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Race; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2016)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2009 surveys, on interviews, & on case studies. For many, the Roman Catholic Church is a convenient foil against which the define their fair. Describes extra-institutional religion--religiosity connected to & going beyond organized churches, thereby balancing individualism. Reports attitudes toward reconciliation & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Ambivalence; Catholic, Ireland; Change; Clergy; Conflict; Diversity; Pluralism; Extra-institutional; Individualism; Ireland; Parish council; Secularization; State; Ecumenism
  • A Culture of Faith: Evangelical Congregations in Canada.
    Reimer, Samuel H., and Michael Wilkinson (2015)
    Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Evangelical, Canada; Congregation; Canada
  • To educate, equip, and empower: Black church sponsorship of tutoring or literary programs.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 111-129.

    Based on a 2000 sample survey of Black churches in the U.S.A. Shows characteristics that predict congregational sponsorship of educational programs: tutoring, literacy.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Congregation; Social services; Parish; Education
  • The cost of being lost in the crowd: How congregational size and social neworks shape attenders' involvement in community organizations.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 269-286.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Respondents who have close friends in their congregation are more likely to be involved in community service-, social justice-, or advocacy-groups. This likelihood increases with congregation size.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Congregation size; Social capital; Parish
  • United by faith? Race/ethnicity, congregational diversity, and explanations of racial inequality.
    Cobb, Ryon J., Samuel L. Perry, and Kevin D. Dougherty (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 177-198.

    Analyzes 1998 & 2006 General Social Survey(U.S.A.) data & '98 & '06 National Congregations Study data. Multi-racial congregations do not make whites' explanations of minority disadvantage more structural, & these congregations attract minorities who have non-structural explanations.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Stratification; Parish; Congregation; United States
  • Awe of God, congregational embeddedness, and religious meaning in life.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 219-238.

    Analyzes panel survey data (1st wave 2001) from Christian Americans. Worship participation predicts awe of God, which in turn predicts sharing common values with congregants, which in turn predicts a sense of belongingness, which predicts a sense of meaning in life.

    Associated Search Terms: God, emotions toward; Congregation; Emotion; Meaning; Panel study; Parish; Practice
  • Disengaged and indistinct: The subcultural identity of the Emerging Church movement.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 105-121.

    Based on 2009-2010 field work in an Emerging Church congregation in Seattle, Washington. The Emerging Church was disengaged from the issues of the day but not particularly distinct from the dominant religious culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; Emerging church; United States, Washington, Seattle; Congregation
  • Perceptions of science education among African American and white Evangelicals: A Texas case study.
    Korver-Glenn, Elizabeth, Esther Chan, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 131-148.

    Based on interviews & participant observation at a largely white upscale megachurch & at a middle class African American Baptist congregation in a Texas city. The white church's leaders & members viewed science education in terms of their theological opposition to evolution; the African American counterparts saw it in secular terms, underfunded.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Education; Southern Baptist; Participant observation; Parish; Megachurch; Evolution; Congregation; African Americans; Comparative
  • Complementarianism as doctrine and governance: Narratives on women's leadership among second-generation Asian Americans.
    Chan, Esther (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 435-452.

    Based on interviews & observation in a West Coast U.S.A. second generation Asian American congregation hat experienced a schism over the issue of women's roles in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Gender traditionalism; Schism; Gender role; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Congregation; Asian Americans
  • 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: Ethnic; Polish Americans; Participant observation; Parish; Mexican Americans; Latino Americans; Conflict; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Merger
  • The economy of the temples of God in the turmoil of changing Russia.
    Tocheva, Detelina (2014)
    European Journal of Sociology 55:1: 1-24.

    Associated Search Terms: Russian Orthodox, Russia; Russia; Parish; Economic
  • Cooperación y conflicto: parroquias e immigrantes latinos.
    Fortuny Loret de Mola, Patricia, and Marie Friedmann Marquardt (2014)
    Desacatos 46: 70-87.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Migrant; Congregation; Conflict; United States, Georgia, Atlanta
  • Changing American congregations: Findings from the third wave of the National Congregations Study.
    Chaves, Mark, and Shawna L. Anderson (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4:676-686.

    Describes the 3rd, 2012, wave of the National (U.S.A.) Congregational Study. Notes increased ethnic diversity, eater openness to homosexuals, more informality smaller sizes, & a higher proportion having no denominational affiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Methods; Statistics; Parish; Data sets; Diversity; Congregation size; Denomination (organizational entity); Homosexuality
  • Role strain theory and understanding the role of head clergy of racially diverse churches.
    Edwards, Korie L. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 57-79.

    Based on 2002-03 participant observation & interviews in a Midwest U.S. interracial congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Role strain; Participant observation; Parish; Levels of inclusiveness; Congregation; Diversity
  • The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of US Catholicism.
    Hoover, Brett C. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Congregation; Diversity; Participant observation; Latino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic
  • Shepherds and sheep: Parish reconfiguration, authority, and activism in a Catholic diocese.
    Loveland, Matthew T., and Margaret Ksander (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 443-465.

    Based on interviews & a web-based survey focusing on 2009 contention over merging parishes in the Syracuse, New York, diocese, followed by a case study of a parish. The latter was marked by lay activism as a result of the conflict involved in the previous closing & merging of parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; United States, New York, Syracuse; Social movement; Parish; Laity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Lay movements
  • Becoming Catholic. Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape.
    Yamane, David (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2002 participant observation in 6 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, supplemented by surveys and interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Participant observation; Parish; Individualism; Familism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Conversion; Initiation; United States, Indiana, South Bend
  • U.S. Congregations' Provision of Programs or Activities for People Living with HIV/AIDS.
    Frenk, Steven M., and Jenny Trinitapoli (2013)
    AIDS and Behavior 17:5: 1829-1838.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Congregation; Parish
  • The secularization of Sunday: Real or perceived competition for churches.
    McMullin, Steve (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 43-59.

    2009-10 questionnaire & interview research in 16 declining Protestant congregations in Canada & U.S.A.; respondents attribute decline to competing Sunday events & activities while other reasons seem likely.

    Associated Search Terms: Sunday; Competition; Congregation; Parish
  • Religious congregations as voluntary associations: An overview.
    Cnaan, Ram A., and Daniel W. Curtis (2013)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 42:1: 7-33.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Congregation; Parish
  • Congregation and social structure: An investigation into four Northern Irish memberships.
    Stringer, Adrian (2013)
    Social Compass 60:1: 22-40.

    Inquiry into 4 congregations (1 each Catholic, Anglican, Baha'i, Evangelical) finds members involved in networks beyond the congregations, networks that do not resemble one another. Socially different people belonged to different congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Network; Great Britain, Northern Ireland
  • L'autorité religieuse en contexte post-soviétique. Regard sur le fonctionnement des paroisses russes orthodoxes.
    Rousselet, Kathy (2013)
    Archives de Sciences Sociales des Religions 162:2: 15-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Russia; Authority; Russian Orthodox, Russia; Parish
  • Korean American churches and the negotiation of space in Flushing, Queens.
    Pae, Keun-Joo Christine (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. 81-101.

    Based on 2006-07 field work in 2 flushing congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Korean Americans; Urban; United States, New York, New York; Parish; Congregation; Succession (urban ecology)
  • Navigating property development through a framework of religious ecology: The case of Trinity Lutheran Church.
    Mian, Nadia A. (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. 198-219.

    Follows the deliberations at Trinity Lutheran Church on Manhattan's Upper West Side over whether to develop their property.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Ecology; Economic; Parish; United States, New York, New York; Urban
  • Religion and Military Policy Attitudes in America.
    Brown, Ronald E., R. Khari Brown, and Aaron W. Blase (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 573-595.

    Analyzes interview data from the 2004 National Politics Study (U.S.A.), white subsample. Evangelicals oppose war less, Mainline Protestants more; lay discussion in worship spaces increases this contrast.

    Associated Search Terms: European Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Parish; Peace/war; United States
  • The Spirit's Tether. Family, Work, and Religion among American Catholics.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2000-02 field work in 2 Midwest U.S.A. Catholic parishes, one liberal & one conservative. Models of church are transposed into family life. Traditionalists rejected the modernized Church of their childhood while progressives accepted pre-conciliar religious commitment but not its cultural trappings.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Ritual; Justice; Birth control; Authority; Abortion; Participant observation; Traditionalism; Moral; Socialization; Conservative/liberal; Comparative; Family; Habitus; Life histories; Work; Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; Parish
  • 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
  • Second-generation Korean American Christians' communities: Congregational hybridity.
    Kim, Sharon, and Rebecca Y. Kim (2012)
    In Carolyn Chen and Russell Jeung (eds.) Sustaining Faith Traditions:Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation. New York: New York University Press, pp. 176-193.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Generations; Korean Americans; Parish
  • Markets of piety and pious markets: The protestant ethic and the spirit of Korean capitalism.
    Baldacchino, Jean-Paul (2012)
    Social Compass 59:3: 367-385.

    Rather than a Confucian work ethic, it is Puritan-like Protestantism in South Korea that has an elective affinity with capitalism. Bsed on field work in a Seoul congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant Ethic; Parish; Korea (South), Seoul
  • Social networks and religion: The role of congregational social embeddedness in religious belief and practice.
    Stroope, Samuel (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 273-298.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.); social embedness in congregations predicts involvement in church activities, devotionalism, supernatural beliefs, biblical literalism, & religious exclusivity.

    Associated Search Terms: Exclusivism; Belief; Religiosity; Parish; Literalism; United States; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Congregation; Network
  • Building Strong Church Communities. a Sociological Overview.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2012)
    Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press.

    Calls attention to the communal ideals of the Catholic Chuch & assesses the state of various community types within it. Employs parish survey data & data from orders & congregations, collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Internet; Orders/congregations; Parish; Lay movements; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Social class and finding a congregation: How attendees are introduced to their congregations.
    Schwadel, Philip (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 543-554.

    Analyzes survey data on Presbyterians in the 1990s & 2001 survey data from a USA sample of congregations. Less educated & less wealthy people are more likely to be introduced to their congregations through social networks, highly educated & more wealthy through denominational identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Stratification; Denomination (organizational entity); Network; Parish
  • How culture shapes community: Bible belief, theological unity, and a sense of belonging in rleigious congregations.
    Sroope, Samuel (2011)
    Sociological Quarterly52:4: 568-592.

    Belief consensus helps people have a sense of belonging to a parish or congregation. Based on 2001 survey data from U.S.A. congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Parish; Belief
  • Making Money Sacred: How Two Church Cultures Translate Mundane Money into Distinct Sacralized Frames of Giving.
    Mundey, Peter, Hilary Davidson, and Patricia Snell Herzog (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:3: 303-326.

    Compares cases of an Evangelical & a liberal Protestant subcultures at the congregational level as they pertain to financial contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; Contributions
  • Why Can't we Be Friends: The Role of Religious Congregation-based Social Contact for Close Interracial Adolescent Friendships.
    Tavares, Carlos Daniel (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 439-453.

    Based on telephone interview data from Americans aged 13-17; multi-racial congregations lead to adolescents having other-race friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Adolescents; Congregation; Race; Parish
  • A Place to Belong: Small Group Involvement in Religious Congregations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:1: 91-111.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data; small groups promote a sense of belonging in large as well as small congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Group; Congregation size; Congregation
  • A Decade of Change in American Congregations, 2000-2010.
    Roozen, David A. (2011)
    Hartford Connecticut: Hartford Institute for Religion Rsearch.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States; Change; Congregation
  • The Changing Face of U.S. Catholic Parishes.
    Gray, Mark M., Mary L. Gautier, and Melissa A. Cidade (2011)
    Washington: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • Black Churches and HIV/AIDS: Factors Influencing Congregations' Responsiveness to Social Issues.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:3: 617-630.

    Analyzes data from the 2006-07 wave of the National (U.S.A.) Congregations Study; externally engaged African American churches were more likely to have HIV/AIDS programs. The liberal/conservative dimension did not matter.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; AIDS; Liberal/conservative; African Americans
  • Drawing New Symbolic Boundaries over Old Social Boundaries: Forging Social Movement Unity in Congregation-Based Community Organizing.
    Swarts, Heidi J. (2011)
    Sociological Perspectives 54:3: 453-477.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Congregation; Parish; Social movement; Activism
  • The Concept of "Community" in Catholic Parishes.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 89-108.

    Based on 1996-2008 questionnaire data from U.S. Catholic parishes. Includes correlations between evaluations of aspects of community & parish attributes.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish
  • Orthodoxy Niches: Diversity in Congregational Orthodoxy Among Three Protestant Denominations in the United States.
    Reimer, Samuel H. (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 763-779.

    Based on interview data from Episcopal, United Methodist, and Assemblies of God clergy and congregants in three U.S.A. cities. Congregations and their clergy differed from one another and thereby avoided competition in the Episcopal and Methodist cases. This did not occur among Assemblies congregations because of marked denominational boundaries.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Clergy; Competition; Congregation; Liberal/conservative; Parish
  • Social Relationships in the Church during Late Life: Assessing Differences between African Americans, Whites, and Mexican Americans.
    Krause, Neal, and Elena Bastida (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:1: 41-63.

    Analyzes data from 2 early 2000s surveys. African American elders experienced greter social support from clergy & congregations than did European Americans & Mexican Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Parish; Congregation; Gerontology; Social support; Mexican Americans
  • Contextual Inequalities in Religious Youth Programming.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 227-246.

    Based on an almost total population of parishes/congregations--the Northern Indiana Congregation Study. Stratification affected the presence of youth ministries.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States, Indiana, northern; Youth ministry; Stratification; Congregation
  • Financial Commitment Within Federations of Small Groups: The Effect of Cell-based Congregational Structure on Individual Giving.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 640-656.

    Analyzes U.S. Congregational Life Survey data (2001); small groups within congregations enhance contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Small groups; Parish; Contributions
  • Testing the Strictness Thesis and Competing Theories of Congregtional Growth.
    Thomas, Jeremy, and Daniel V.A. Olson (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 619-639.

    Analyzes U.S. Congregtional Life Survey data (2001); both strictness & other factors contribute to congregational growth.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Strictness; Parish
  • Pratiquer la religion ensemble. Analyse des paroisses et communautés religieuses en Suisse dans une perspective de sociologie des organisations.
    Monnot, Christophe (2010)
    Thesis, l'Université du Lausanne.

    Associated Search Terms: Switzerland; Organization; Parish
  • Acceptance of Other Religions in the United States: An HLM Analysis of Variability across Congregations.
    Smith, Buster G. (2010)
    Social Compass 57:1: 127-142.

    Analyzes 2001 United States Congregational Life Survey data. Congregation effects on attitudes toward religions different from one's own are minimal.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Hierarchical Linear Modeling; Parish
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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