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  • The Rise of Network Christianity. How Independent Leaders Are Changing the Religious Landscape.
    Christerson, Brad, and Richard Flory (2017)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Focuses on independent Pentecostal leadership in the USA & growth of its churches. Based on interviews with the leaders. A network polity emerged from the 1990s "new paradigm" Pentecostals. Their status as independent apostles avoids the routinization of their charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Miracle; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Market model; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Network; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Polity; Routinization; Charisma
  • Shades of White Flight: Evangelical Congregations and Urban Departure.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2015)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    The greater autonomy & theological anti-worldliness of the Christian Reformed Church predisposed it to the trajectory of white flight in Chicago more than was the case with the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Christian Reformed Church; Race; Reformed Church in America; Polity; Theology
  • Native Evangelism in Central Mexico.
    Nutini, Hugo G., and Jean F. Nutini (2014)
    Austin: University of Texas Press

    Based on 1996-2006 field work in the Córdoba-Orizaba region & the Tlaxcala-Pueblan Valley. 2 independent Evangelical sects differ-one authoritarian & hierarchical, & the other not. Develops the concept “destructive sect” for Luz del Mundo.

    Associated Search Terms: Amistad y Vida; Mexico; Participant observation; Functionalism; Evangelical, Mexico; Polity; Luz del Mundo; Sexual abuse; Conversion; Comparative
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Belief; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Education; Identification; Marriage; Change; Disaffiliation; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Conversion; Practice; Sexual activity; United States; Membership; Sexual attitudes; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Stratification
  • Church government and religious participation.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2013)
    Rationality and Society 25:4: 470-488.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Practice
  • Evangelical church policy and the nuances of white flight: A case study from the Roseland and Englewood neighboroods in Chicago.
    Mulder, Mark T. (2012)
    Journal of Urban History 38:1: 16-38.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Polity; Case study; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Comparing Practical Theology across Religions and Denominations.
    Schneider, Jo Anne, and Patricia Wittberg, with Heidi Unruh, Jill Sinha, and John Belcher (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 405-426.

    Based on key informant interviews & participation, concerning the conduct of social services.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; African Americans; Social services; Quaker, U.S.A.; Polity; Comparative; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Stewardship; Participant observation
  • De facto congregationalism and the religious organizations of post-1965 immigrants to the United States: A revised approach.
    Cadge, Wendy (2008)
    Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76: 344-374.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Polity; Migrant; Congregationalism
  • Apostolic Networks in Britain.
    Kay, William K. (2007)
    Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Pentecostal, Great Britain; Polity
  • Religion and the New Immigrants. How Faith Communities Form Our Newest Citizens.
    Foley, Michael W., and Dean R. Hoge (2007)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on participant observation & a survey of ethnic religious organizations; emphasizes the various levesl of civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Congregationalism; Hindu, U.S.A.; Indian Americans; Islam, U.S.A.; Korean Americans; Polity; Salvadoran Americans; Civic skills; Identity; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Sikh, U.S.A.; Assimilation; Social services; Ethnic; Network; Organization; Social capital; Parish
  • Pillars of Faith. American Congregations and their Partners.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2005)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on 1997-98 interviews & fieldwork in 549 organizations in the U.S.A., representing the entirety of the U.S. population of congregations. Descriptive in nature. "Partners" include media & other outside resoruces.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Sunday school; Polity; Parish; Moral; United States; Social services; Urban/rural; Education; Contributions; Conflict; Activism; Media
  • An Organizational Classification of Protestant Denominations.
    Sullins, D. Paul (2004)
    Review of religious Research 45:3: 278-292.

    Develops a scale of the degree of centralization of 214 Christian denominations. Using 1972-2002 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data, the scale proves to be related to survey indicators of beliefs & attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Polity
  • Intimate Diversity: The Presentation of Multiculturalism and Multiracialism in a High-Boundary Religious Movement.
    Jenkins, Kathleen E. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:3: 393-409.

    Based on field studies of International Churches of Christ congregations, with comparisons to Baha'i & Peoples Temple. High boundary groups that are diverse offer greater exposure to intimate diversity, but in limited contradictory ways.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Diversity; Ethnic; Participant observation; Race; International Churches of Christ; Baha´i; Jonestown; Polity
  • Sociological Insights into the Development of Christian Leadership Roles and Community Formation.
    Kee, Howard Clark (2002)
    In Anthony J. Blasi, Jean Duhaime, and Paul-André Turcotte (eds.) Handbook of Early Christianity. Social Science Approaches. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 337-360.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Early Christian
  • L'Etat Face aux Enjeux "Autoriteé-Pouvoir" Chez les Baptistes: l'Exemple Français, 19ème-20ème Siècle.
    Fath, Sébastien (2001)
    Social Compass 48:1: 51-61.

    The local & informal power systems of the Baptists led successively to distrust, acceptance, & suspicion, during the 19th & 20th centuries.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Baptist, France; Polity
  • Transformations in New Immigrant Religions and their Global Implications.
    Yang, Fenggang, and Helen Rose Ebaugh (2001)
    American Sociological Review 66:2: 269-288.

    Based on Houston ethnographic study. Immigrant religious communities are adopting congregational politics & ritual, returning to theological foundations to legitimate adaptations, & reaching out across ethnic lines.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Pluralism; Polity; Ritual; Ethnic; Migrant
  • Regional Judicatories and Social Policy Advocacy.
    Lummis, Adair T. (2001)
    In Paula D. Nesbitt (ed.) Religion and Social Policy. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 164-176.

    Based on a 1994 survey of American church leaders; focuses on the middle level leadership--i.e., between local & national.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Activism; Polity; Protestant, U.S.A.; Social issues
  • Demons, Karmies, and Non-Devotees: Culture, Group Boundaries, and the Development of Hare Krishna in North America and Europe.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (2000)
    Social Compass 47:2: 169-186.

    Based on 1993-94 international survey data from members. Without a culture supportive of family lie, the movement's communal structure is eroding as householders seek outside employment. The householders are moving Hare Krishna toward congregationalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Change; Polity; Culture
  • Structural Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:2: 135-153.

    Congregational polity and the community center function appear in immigrant congregations in traditions that had neither in the nations of origin; but the 2 features do not necessarily occur together. Based on field studies in Houston.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Ethnic; Migrant; Polity; Parish
  • Religion and the New Immigrants. Continuities and Adaptations in Immigrant Congregations.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, and Janet Saltzman Chafetz (2000)
    Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira.

    After a number of Houston, Texas, case studies by various authors, Ebaugh & Chafetz synthesize the observations in thematic chapters (pp. 325-463).

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Language; Ethnic; Charities; Women; Urban; Parish; Minority; Migration; Polity
  • Credentialism across Ceeds: Clergy Education and Stratification in Protestant Denominations.
    Perl, Paul, and Patricia M.Y. Chang (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 171-188.

    Analyzes 1993-94 survey data from ordained clergy in 16 U.S. Protestant denominations. Clergy degrees better predict income in conservative denominations than in liberal. Seminary prestige matters where congregations rather than officials appoint pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Protestant, U.S.A.; Liberal/conservative; Education; Women; Clergy; Stratification; Seminary; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • De Facto Congregationalism and Socioeconomic Mobility in Laotian and Vietnamese Immigrant Communities: A Study of Religious Institutions and Economic Change.
    Bankston, Carl L. III, and Min Zhou (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:4: 453-470.

    Organizing ethnic religious organizations in America results in a de facto congregationalism; evidence from a Vietnamese immigrant Catholic parish & a Laotian Buddhist temple in Louisiana illustrate the point.

    Associated Search Terms: Vietnamese Americans; Laotian Americans; Polity; Migrant; Catholic, U.S.A.; Buddhist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Mobility (vertical); United States, Louisiana
  • Who Controls Churchwork? Organizational Effects on Jurisdictional Boundaries and Disputes in Churches.
    Monahan, Suzanne C. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:3: 370-385.

    Clergy had more control in the more centralized denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Power
  • Prabhupada Centennial Survey: A Summary of the Final Report.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (1999)
    ISKCON Communications Journal 7:1: 11-26.

    analyzes 1990s questionnaire data from 1,966 ISKCON members worldwide; shows lack of trust of leaders, trend away from communal living, corrosive effects of public schooling on children's commitment, improvement in treatment of women, & loss of authority.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Polity; Hare Krishna; Economic; Authority
  • Church Structures that Facilitate Pedophilia among Roman Catholic Clergy.
    Krebs, Theresa (1998)
    In Anson Shupe (ed.) Wolves within the Fold. Religious Leadership and Abuses of Power. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 15-32.

    The scope & anonymity of the Catholic Church helps protect clergy pedophiles.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy malfeasance; Polity; Catholic; Sexual abuse
  • In the Name of All That's Holy. A Theory of Clergy Malfeasance.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (1995)
    Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

    Hierarchical churches create more protected spaces that abusers can take advantage of, while congregational churches lack a tradition or authority to prevent the normalizing of abuses.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Clergy malfeasance; Deviance/social control; Power
  • Producing the Sacred: An Essay on Public Religion.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1994)
    Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

    Conceptualizes organizational vehicles of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Culture; Market model; Parish; University; Polity
  • An Institutional Analysis of the Evolution of the Denominational System in American Protestantism, 1790-1980.
    Chang, Patricia Mei Yin (1993)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Stanford University. [DA 54:2 a, p. 685]

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Individualism; Historical; Protestant, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); United States
  • By What Authority? An Analysis of the Locus of Ultimate Authority in Ecclesiastical Organisations.
    Bouma, Gary D. (1991)
    In Alan W. Black (ed.) Religion in Australia: Sociological Perspectives. Sydney: Allen & Unwin.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Polity
  • Religious Regimes and State Formation.
    Bax, Mart (1987)
    Anthropological Quarterly 60: 1-11.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Polity
  • Rebellion at the Lindenburgh: Southern Dutch Monastic Power Relations in a Developmental Perspective.
    Bax, Mart (1986)
    Sociologia Neerlandica 22:2: 130-144.

    Analyzes a 1967-74 conflict between priests & brothers in the Lindenburgh monastery, as the latter began to develop trade-centered enterprises.

    Associated Search Terms: Monasticism; Polity; Conflict; Modernization; Catholic, Netherlands; Netherlands
  • Religious Infighting and the Formation of a Dominant Catholic Regime in Southern Dutch Society.
    Bax, Mart (1985)
    Social Compass 32:1: 57-72.

    Cites the relative autonomy of religious processes & explains the growth of a clerical dominance in southern Holland, with the tension inherent in the dual nature of the Catholic hierarchical structure in the power relations amidst government changes.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Catholic, Netherlands; Polity
  • Katholische und evangelische Milieus: Vermittlungsinstanzen und Wirkungsmuster.
    Kühr, Herbert (1985)
    In Dieter Oberndörfer, Hans Rattinger and Karl Schmitt (eds.) Wirtschaftlicher Wandel, religiöser Wandel und Wertwandel. Folgen für das politische Verhalten in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Berlin: Duncker und Humblot, pp. 245-261.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany, Western; Catholic, Germany; Lutheran, Germany; Subculture; Polity; Germany, West
  • Control Structures in Religious Organizations: Accounting for Organizational Patterns and Individual Perceptions.
    Szafran, Robert F. (1981)
    Journal of the Sociology of Work and Occupations 8:3: 327-352.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from American Catholic priests; bishops' progressivism best explains patterns & perceptions of control.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Bishop; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Authority; Polity
  • Pentecostalism in Haiti: Healing and hierarachy.
    Conway, Frederick J. (1980)
    In Stephen D. Glazier (ed.) Perspectives on Pentecostalism: Case Studies from the Caribbean and Latin America. Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America, pp. 7-26.

    Based on 1974-77 fieldwork.

    Associated Search Terms: Haiti; Healing; Pentecostal, Haiti; Polity
  • The Occurrence of Structural Innovation within Religious Organization.
    Szafran, Robert F. (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Wisconsin. [DA 38:10 A, p. 6349]

    Examines the introduction of clergy personnel boards in American Catholic dioceses, 1967-72; includes analysis of 1970 questionnaire data from clergy. Backgrounds of bishops were important.

    Associated Search Terms: Polity; Catholic, U.S.A.; Organization; Clergy; Bishop
  • The Distribution of Influence in Religious Organizations.
    Szafran, Robert F. (1976)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 15:4: 339-349.

    Analyzes 1970 questionnaire data from American Catholic priests. Examines the distribution of influence in policy-making & activity in 85 dioceses; notes great centralization.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Organization; Polity; Power; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Freiheit und Herrschaftstruktur in der Kirche. Eine soziologische Studie.
    Siebel, Wigand (1971)
    Berlin: Morus.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Polity; Organization
  • Protestant and Catholic Perceptions of Church Structure.
    Davidson, James D., Joseph A. Schlangen, and William V. D'Antonio (1969)
    Social Forces 47:3:314-322.

    Analyzes questionnaire data on perceptions of policy, from Protestants & Catholics in 2 Oklahoma communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; United States, Oklahoma; Polity; Organization
  • Conceptions of the Ultimate and the Social Organization of Religious Bodies.
    Sommerfeld, Richard E. (1968)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 7:2: 179-196.

    Develops a typology of confessions, based on images of God & types of polity.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; God, image of; Polity
  • Constitutions ecclésiastiques, rites liturgiques et attitudes collectives. A propos de la ségrégation religieus des noirs aux Etats-Unis.
    Séguy, Jean (1961)
    Archives de sociologie des religions 11: 93-128.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Segregation, racial; Ritual; Polity
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