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  • Pastors and Public Life: The Changing Face of American Protestant Clergy.
    Smidt, Corwin E. (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    1989, 2001, & 2009 data

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Change; Christian Reformed Church
  • How Denominational Resources Influence Debate About Homosexuality in Mainline Protestant Congregations.
    Cadge, Wendy, Laura R. Olson, and Christopher Wildeman (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:2: 187-207.

    Based on interviews with 3 denominations' clergy in the northeast U.S.A.; denominational literature narrowed the range of response categories in the congregations--e.g., modes of disagreement rather than departures.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist
  • 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: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; United States; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, U.S.A.; Strictness; Catholic, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Mormon, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Experience; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Communality; Contributions; Women; Nazarene, U.S.A.; State; Unitarian Universalist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; New age; United Church of Christ; Membership; Social capital; Education; Media; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry.
    Hoge, Dean R., and Jacqueline E. Wenger (2005)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2005.

    Based on 2002 questionnaire data from former U.S. Protestant clergy and a control group of active clergy, with telephone interview follow-ups with a subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Ex-clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • The Political Attitudes and Activities of Mainline Protestant Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Study of Six Denominations.
    Smidt, Corwin E., Sue E.S. Crawford, Melissa Deckman, Donald Gray, Dan Hofrenning, Laura R. Olson, Sherrie Steiner, and Beau Weston (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 515-532.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from mainline Protestant clergy. Denominations differ in adherence to the social gospel & the moral reform movement. Differences in political party also occurred among & within denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Clergy; American Baptist; Protestant, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ
  • 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: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Nazarene; Christian Reformed Church; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Southern Baptist; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Activism; Presbyterian Church in America
  • Introduction.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and John H. Evans (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-24.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Membership; American Baptist; Belief; Episcopal
  • Vital Conflicts. The Mainline Denominations Debate Homosexuality.
    Cadge, Wendy (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 265-286.

    Follows debates about homosexuality in 6 American Protestant churches.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Homosexuality; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Episcopal
  • Variations in Strictness and Religious Commitment within and among Five Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and Paul Perl (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 757-764.

    Analyzes survey data on 625 congregations; strictness correlates with time & financial commitment across denominations but not within them.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Strictness; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Contributions; Parish; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Giving in Five Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1999)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller (eds.), Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 3-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; United States; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • The Value of Volunteers as Resources for Congregations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;3: 470-480.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Southern Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Money Matters. Personal Giving in American Churches.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1996)
    Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press.

    Analyzes 1993-94 member questionnaire & congregation interview data from U.S.A. congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • Congregational vs. Denominational Giving: An Analysis of Giving Patterns in the Presbyterian Church in the United States and the Reformed Church in America.
    Nemeth, Roger J., and Donald A. Luidens (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 111-122.

    Analyzes contributions to 2 denominations, 1860s-1980s; sees inflation-adjusted trends increasing at congregational levels.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
  • Correlates of Religious Giving in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 149-157.

    Analyzes 1988-89 interview data from American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Disciples of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Southern Baptist
  • Prevalence and Correlates of New Age Beliefs in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:2: 177-184.

    Analyzes survey data from 6 large American Protestant denominations; finds little support for astrology or necromancy, but some for more general "new age" attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Southern Baptist; New age; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Belief; Astrology; Necromancy; Disciples of Christ
  • The Other Side of Good Samaritanism: The Helping Ethic in Judeo-Christian Ideology and Practice.
    Terian, Sara Mirjam Kärkkäinen (1984)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Notre Dame. [DA 45:6 A, p. 1886]

    Reviews literature on doctrines about charitable works; analyzes interview data from a Midwest U.S. city; focuses on views about recipients of help.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; Altruism
  • Women Pastors. What Happens after Placement?
    Royle, Marjorie H. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 24:2: 116-127.

    Analyzes 1976 data on female clergy ordained since 1970 in 4 U.S. denominations, & a comparison group of male clergy; few differences were found in membership or financial trends between female-pastored & male pastored churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ; Women; Lutheran Church in America
  • Resource Inequality and Accumulative Advantage: Stratification in the Ministry.
    Broughton, Walter, and Edgar W. Mills, Jr. (1980)
    Social Forces 58:4: 1289-1301.

    1969 data from 21 denominations show resources accumulate with ministers' seniority; the trend appears among & within 7 denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Clergy; Stratification
  • Comparison of Trends in Ten Denominations, 1950-75.
    Doyle, Ruth T., and Sheila M. Kelly (1979)
    In Dean R. Hoge and David A. Roozen (eds.), Understanding Church Growth and Decline 1950-1978. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 144-159.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Church of Canada; Southern Baptist; Membership; Lutheran Church in America; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; United Methodist; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church
  • Religious Beliefs of Clergy Wives.
    Hartley, Shirley Foster, and Mary G. Taylor (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 63-72.

    Analyzes 1970 survey data from clergy wives in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & educational attainment.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Education; Women; Denomination (organizational entity); Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Episcopal; United Methodist; Belief; Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy spouses; American Baptist
  • Socialization into the Ministry: A Comparative Analysis.
    Berg, Philip L. (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:2: 59-71.

    Analyzes data from a 1962-63 sample of Protestant seminarians from 24 seminaries, 10 denominations; focuses on socialization into the ministry-related skills, mind-sets, & intrinsic religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Disciples of Christ; United Presbyterian; Methodist, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Seminarians; American Baptist
  • Polity, Church Attractiveness, and Ministers' Careers: An Eight-denomination Study of Inter-church Mobility.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 5:2: 241-258.

    Analyzes 1960 data from American clergy from 8 protestant denominations; focuses on material bases of career decisions.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Congregational, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Organization; Clergy; Clergy role; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • The Relationship of Church Members to Church Organizations.
    Ashbrook, James B. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientifc Study of Religion 5:3: 397-419.

    Analysis of 1963 questionnaire data from a sample of Protestant congregations in Rochester, New York, focusing on instrumental vs. expressive lay involvement in the churches.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Lutheran Church in America; United States, New York, Rochester; Membership; Episcopal
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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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