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  • Religious tolerance in the Presbyterian Church (USA).
    Djupe, Paul A., and Jeffrey B. Kurtz (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 51-66.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Tolerance
  • The Deliberative Pulpit? The Democratic Norms and Practices of the PCUSA.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Brian R. Calfano (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:1: 90-109.

    Analyzes 2009 representative e-mail questionnaire data from Presbyterian, U.S.A., pastors; clergy vary in prioritizing democracy or doctrine.

    Associated Search Terms: Democracy; Clergy; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Attachment to God, Stressful Life Events, and Changes in Psychological Distress.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Matt Bradshaw, Nilay Kuyel, and Jack P. Marcum (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 53:4: 493-511.

    Analyzes 2005 questionnaire data from members of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Secure attachment to God buffers the effects of stress while an anxious attachment t God exacerbates them.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Panel study; Mental health; God, attachment to
  • 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
  • Work-related Psychological Health among Clergy Serving in the Presbyterian Church (USA): Testing the Idea of Balanced Affect.
    Francis, Leslie J., Andrew Village, Mandy Robbins, and Keith Wulff (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:1: 9-22.

    Analyzes 2006 questionnaire data from Presbyterian (U.S.A.) clergy. Positive effect cannot compeltely compensate for negative effect.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Burnout; Mental health
  • Religious Doubts and Sleep Quality: Findings from a Nationwide Study of Presbyterians.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Matt Bradshaw, Jennifer Storch, Jack P. Marcum, and Terrence D. Hill (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 119-136.

    Analyzes survey data from members of the Presbytrian Church (U.S.A.); shows moderate support for the thesis that religious doubt is associated with stress & therefore with sleep deprivation.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Stress; Doubt; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Belief
  • The Association between Religious Beliefs and Practices and End-of-life Fears among Members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
    Silton, Nava R., Kevin J. Flannelly, Christopher G. Elllison, Kathleen Galek, Martha R. Jacobs, John P. Marcum, and Faye J Silton (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 357-370.

    Analyzes 2002 survey data from members of the Presbytrian Church (U.S.A.). Various measures of religiosity & church involvement were inversely related to several kinds of death anxiety.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Death anxiety; Practice; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Religiosity
  • A Decision Theory of Clergy Political Behavior.
    Calfano, Brian Robert (2010)
    Social Science Journal 47:4: 836-844.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Activism; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Religious resources, spiritual struggles, and mental health in a nationwide sample of PCUSA clergy.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Lori A. Roalson, Janelle M. Guillory, Kevin J. Flannelly, and John P. Marcum (2010)
    Pastoral Psychology 59:3: 287-304.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Mental health; Clergy
  • Attachment to God, Images of God, and Psychological Distress in a Nationwide Sample of Presbyterians.
    Bradshaw, Matt, Christopher G. Ellison, and Jack P. Marcum (2010)
    International Journal for the Psychology of Religion 20: 130-147.

    Associated Search Terms: Stress; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; God, image of; God, attachment to
  • Choosing Constituent Cues. Reference group Influence on Clergy Political Speech.
    Calfano, Brian Robert (2009)
    Social Science Quarterly 90:1: 88-102.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Reference group; Homily; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Does Negative Interaction in the Church Increase Psychological Distress? Longitudinal Findings from the Presbyterian Panel Survey.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Wei Zhang, Neal Krause, and John P. Marcum (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:4: 409-431.

    Analyzes 1997 & '99 panel data from Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) members & elders; distress accompanied criticism cross-sectionally & excessive demands over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Panel study; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Distress
  • Assessing Context and Ideology on the Behavior of Denominational Bureaucrats.
    Calfano, Brian Robert (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 166-180.

    Analyze survey data from district-level & above Presbyterian officials; notes greater influence of bureau associates on 2 issues compared to prior personal ideology.

    Associated Search Terms: Bureaucracy; Social issues; Homosexuality; Presbyterian Church in the 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.
  • Congregational Support Networks, Health Beliefs, and Annual Medical Exams: Findings from a Nationwide Sample of Presbyterians.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Jinwoo Lee, Maureen R. Benjamins, Neal M. Krause, Daniell Nicole Ryan, and John P. Marcum (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:2: 176-193.

    Uses a 2007 Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. survey to test hypotheses about taking steps in preventive medicine. Church medical activities & social networks are important, beliefs not.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Health; Medical; Network
  • 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: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; United Methodist; Presbyterian Church in the 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
  • Children as Religious Resources: The Role of Children in the Social Re-formation of Class, Culture, and Religious Identity.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 169-183.

    Based on participant observation & open-ended interviews in 2 Pacific Northwest, U.S.A., congregations. The involvement of chidlren in the congregations reinforced adults' class, culture, & religious identities.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Conservative Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Children
  • Religious Attendance, Health Maintenance Beliefs, and Mammography Utilization: Findings from a Nationwide Survey of Presbyterian Women.
    Benjamins, Maureen R., Jenny Trinitapoli, and Christopher G. Ellison (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:4: 597-607.

    Analyzes 1991 panel data from Presbyterian women in the U.S.A.; attendance predicts mammogram use, as does the belief that spiritual & physical health are related.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Medical; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
  • Building Traditions: Comparing Space, Ritual, and Community in Three Congregations.
    Gallagher, Sally K. (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 47:1: 70-85.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Architecture; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Conservative Baptist; Parish
  • 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: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ex-clergy; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; United Methodist
  • The Creation of a Distinct Subcultural Identity and Denominational Growth.
    Evans, John H. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:3: 467-477.

    Ecological analysis of 1997 survey data from Presbyterians; states where respondents were more orthodox on average & where people identified themselves as liberal held members better.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Liberal/conservative; Membership; Ecology
  • Facing the Stained Glass Ceiling. Gender in a Protestant Seminary.
    Finley, Barbara (2003)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Based on mid-1990s interviews & observation in a Presbyterian theology school; notes that conservative males obtain the better parish appointments while liberal women are socialized away from parish ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Seminary; Seminarians
  • 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: Politics, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; American Baptist; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Human Cloning: An Exploratory Analysis of the First Available Opinion Data.
    Evans, John H. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:4: 747-758.

    Analyzes 2001 poll data from Americans; Evangelicals were most opposed to cloning. Also examines a 1998 Presbyterian Church (U.S.A..) poll.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Cloning; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Moral
  • The Effects of Church-Based Emotional Support on Health: Do They Vary by Gender?
    Krause, Neal, Christopher G. Ellison, and Jack P. Marcum (2002)
    Sociology of Religion 63:1: 21-47.

    Analyzes 1996-99 panel survey data from U.S. Presbyterian clergy, elders, & members. Women received more social support from the church; church based social support correlated with self-reported health among men.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Health; Gender; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • 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 Church of Christ; American Baptist; Episcopal; Membership; Belief; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • 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: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Protestant, U.S.A.; American Baptist; United Methodist; Homosexuality; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • The Sanctification of Nature and Theological Conservatism: A Study of Opposing Religious Correlates of Environmentalism.
    Tarakeshwar, Nalini, Aaron B. Swank, Kenneth I. Pargament, and Annette Mahoney (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:4: 387-404.

    Analyzes survey data from clergy, elder, & member samples of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A.; conservatism predicted lower concern for the environment, while a belief in the sanctification of nature predicted higher concern.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Conservative, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Theology
  • Church-Based Social Support and Religious Coping.
    Krause, Neal, Christopher G. Ellison, Benjamin A. Shaw, John P. Marcum, and Jason D. Boardman (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 637-656.

    People tend to use positive religious coping responses (seeking meaning, strength, & adjustment from God) when they receive spiritual support from fellow church members. Analyzes 1996-99 survey data from Presbyterians.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Social support; Coping
  • Relationships among Giving, Church Attendance, and Religious Belief: The Case of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
    Lunn, John, Robin Klay, and Andrea Douglass (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 765-775.

    Analyzes 1996 denomination member survey data; conservative Presbyterians contributed more generally & to the local church while liberals gave more to secular charities.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Belief
  • Religious Coping among the Religious: The Relationships between Religious Coping and Well-being in a National Sample of Presbyterian Clergy, Elders, and Members.
    Pargament, Kenneth I., Nalini Tarakeshwar, Christopher G. Ellison, and Keith M. Wulff (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 497-513.

    Analyzes 1996 questionnaire data from Presbyterian clergy, elders, & members. Measures 2 kinds of religious coping: positive & negative. Clergy reported highest, rank-&-file members lowest levels of positive coping, which was related to well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Coping; Elder; Well-being
  • 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.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Contributions; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Parish; Strictness
  • Social Context and the Presbyterian Gay/Lesbian Ordination Debate: Testing Open-systems Theory.
    Koch, Jerome R., and Evans W. Curry (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:2: 206-215.

    Uses ecological data corresponding to presbyteries; 1990-96 presbyteries' initiatives against ordaining homosexuals tended to come from areas where biblical literalism dominated the local religious cultures.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Homosexuality; Ecology; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • The Stained Glass Ceiling: Career Attainment for Women Clergy.
    Sullins, D. Paul (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:3: 243-266.

    Examines 1999 career data fro Episcopal & Presbyterian clergy; women have lower prestige appointments at the congregational level, despite a different pattern in the central bureaus.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Clergy; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Women; Organization
  • Measuring Church Attendance: A Further Look.
    Marcum, John P. (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 41: 121-129.

    Uses 1990-96 data to address measurement issues; surveys of individuals slightly over-estimate actual attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Practice; Methodology; Statistics
  • The Presbyterian 'Fidelity and Chastity' Competition as a Loyalist Victory.
    Weston, William J. (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 41: 207-222.

    A 1997 debate over ordaining open homosexuals revealed a 3-party rather than 2-party division.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • 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: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United States; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • The Meaning of Religious Giving.
    Miller, Sharon L. (1999)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller (eds.) Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 37-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Mennonite General Conference, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mennonite, General Conference, U.S.A.
  • The Presbyterian re-Formation. Pushes and Pulls in an American Mainline Schism.
    Templeton, Mark N., and Nicholas J. Demerath III (1998)
    In Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Sacred Companies. Organizational Aspects of Religion and Religious Aspects of Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 195-207.

    Based on questionnaires during the merger of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. & the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; examines why 114 congregations opted out of the new denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Merger; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • 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: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Voluntarism; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Church-Based Emotional Support, Negative Interaction, and Psychological Well-Being: Findings from a National Sample of Presbyterians.
    Krause, Neal, Christopher G. Ellison, and Keith M. Wulff (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 725-741.

    Analyzes 1996 survey data from clergy, elders, & members; affective impact of negative interaction & conflict in church affected clergy & elders more than the general membership.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Salience; Clergy; Elder; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Social support
  • Theology and the Position of Pastors on Social Issues: Continuity and Change Since the 1960s.
    Johnson, Benton (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:4: 293-308.

    Analyzes 1987 questionnaire data from Protestant clergy in Oregon; divergences were greater than in 1962, but conflict less common.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Conservative Baptist; Southern Baptist; American Baptist; United Methodist; United States, Oregon; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ
  • 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
  • Presbyterian Pluralism: Competition in a Protestant House.
    Weston, William J. (1997)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Historical sociology of controversy over Charles Augustus Briggs (1890s) & J. Gresham Machen (1920-30s).

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conflict; Historical
  • Spirituality of African-American Presbyterian Clergy: Survey Results.
    Wulff, Keith M., and Deborah A. Bruce (1997)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 8: 117-139.

    Based on 1993-94 survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Clergy; African Americans; Cumberland Presbyterian; Presbyterian Church in the 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: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Southern Baptist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Types of Denominational Switching among Protestant Young Adults.
    Hoge, Dean R., Benton Johnson, and Donald A. Luidens (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:2: 253-258.

    Analyzes 1990 phone interview data from 1960s Presbyterian confirmands; develops a typology of convert & shows conversion spurred religious involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Determinants of Religious Giving in Urban Presbyterian Congregations.
    Zaleski, Peter A., Charles E. Zech, and Dean R. Hoge (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 197-206.

    Analyzes 1985 data from Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. data.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Congregation size
  • 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.
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