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  • American Originals: Homemade Varieties of Christianity.
    Conkin, Paul K. (1997)
    Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Unitarian, U.S.A.; Unity School of Christianity, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Seventh-day Adventist; Holiness, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Universalist, U.S.A.; Churches of Christ, U.S.A.; Christian Science, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • God's Schools: Choice and Compromise in American Society.
    Wagner, Melinda Bollar (1990)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation in protestant Christian schools in a southeast U.S. city; uses the revitalization movement concept.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Holiness, U.S.A.; Revitalization movement; Education
  • Under-Reported Churches in Middle Tennessee: A Research Note.
    Ethridge, F. Maurice (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:4: 518-519.

    Compares the National Council of Churches 1980 church census data for 30 counties & county tax assessors' data; NCC greatly undercounted Holiness, Pentecostal, & independent Baptist churches.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee; Holiness, U.S.A.; Baptist, independent, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Methodology
  • Behavioral Observability and Compliance with Religious Proscriptions on Birth Control.
    Mayhew, Bruce H., Jr. (1968)
    Social Forces 47:1: 60-70.

    Analyzes interview data from Pentecostal-Holiness & Catholic African American women in urban Kentucky; fertility was higher if spouse was a church member.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Women; Pentecostal Holiness, U.S.A.; African Americans; Birth control; Catholic, U.S.A.; Fertility; Social control
  • Religion in Crisis and Custom.
    Boisen, Anton T. (1945)
    New York: Harper.

    Different social statuses engender different psychological needs & thus different forms of religion. Lower class sects are withdrawals from the world. Collective deprivation occasions collective consideration of what matters most, as in religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Holiness, U.S.A.; Sect; Stratification; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
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