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  • How religious are American women and men? Gender differences and similarities.
    Schnabel, Landon (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 616-622.

    Uses General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; wome3's greater religiosity is found only in the Christian tradition & hence is not universal.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Women; Proselytizing; Practice; Gender; Belief; United States
  • Legal and political issues and religius conversion.
    Richardson, James T. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 736-755.

    Overview, focusing mostly on the U.S.A. & Europe.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Europe; Law; Proselytizing; State; United States
  • Conversion and retention in Mormonism.
    Bryant, Seth L., Henri Gooren, Rick Phillips, and David G. Stewart, Jr. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 756-785.

    Ending polygyny & being exposed to the non-Mormon world led to emphasizing unique practices & creating a ruling bureaucracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Adaptation; Bureaucracy; Conversion; Historical; Identity; Organization; Mormon
  • Market Share and Religious Competition: Do Small Market Share Congregations and their Leaders Try Harder?
    Hill, Jonathan P., and Daniel V.A. Olson (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4: 629-649.

    Analyzes 2000 data from U.S.A. congregations; clergy work effort & congregational evangelism are unrelated to competition.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Pluralism; Parish; Clergy; Competition; Proselytizing
  • 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
  • Where's the Faith in Faith-Based Organizations? Measures and Correlates of Religiosity in Faith-Based Social Service Coalitions.
    Ebaugh, Helen Rose, Janet Saltzman Chafetz, and Paula F. Pipes (2006)
    Social Forces 84:4: 2259-2272.

    Analyzes national survey data on faith-based social service coalitions. Governmental funding is inversely related to religiosity measures, evangelism positively related to them.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Proselytizing; State; Charities; Social services
  • The Alpha Enterprise: Evangelism in a Post-Christian Era.
    Hunt, Stephen (2004)
    Hampshire, U.K.: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Evaluation research
  • Spreading the Word: Religious Beliefs and the Evolution of Immigrant Congregations.
    Stevens, W. David (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:2: 121-138.

    An orientation toward proselytizing can lead an ethnic church to adopt the language of the host society in its worship before generational tendencies toward assimilation do so.

    Associated Search Terms: Abundant Life Ministries Chicago; Proselytizing; Ethnic; Ghanaian Americans; Assimilation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • 'Taking the World': Evangelism and Assimilation among Ghanaian Pentecostals in Chicago.
    Stevens, W. David (2003)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Northwestern University.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Abundant Life Ministries Chicago; Assimilation; Ghanaian Americans; Proselytizing; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Studien zum religiösen Wandel in Deutschland.
    Pollack, Detlef (2003)
    Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck).

    A collection of essays & studies, most previously published as slightly different versions.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State; Individualism; Germany, East; Dimensions of religiosity; Functionalism; Lutheran, Germany; Disenchantment; Catholic, Germany; Definition of religion; Differentiation; Germany; Luckmann, Thomas; Proselytizing; Politics, Germany; Luhmann, Niklas; Literature; Privatization
  • Religions in Global Civil Society.
    Thomas, George M. (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:4: 515-533.

    Associated Search Terms: Freedom; Global; Proselytizing; Conversion
  • De la Guerre Sainte (Jihad) au Prosélytisme (da'wa)? Les Organisations Musulmanes Transnationales d'Origin Indienne.
    Gaborieau, Marc (2001)
    In J.-P. Bastian, F. Champion, and K. Rousselet (eds.) La Globalisation du religieux. Paris: L'Harmattan, pp. 35-48.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Peace/war; Islam
  • Child sponsorship, evangelism, and belonging in the work of World Vision Zimbabwe.
    Bornstein, Erica (2001)
    American Ethnologist 28:3: 595-622

    Associated Search Terms: NGO; Zimbabwe; Protestant, Zimbabwe; Proselytizing
  • The politics of evangelism: Masculinity and religious conversion among Gitanos.
    Gay y Blasco, Paloma (2000)
    Romani Studies 10:1: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Romani; Gender role; Proselytizing
  • Evangelisation als religiöse Kommunikation.
    Pollack, Detlef (1998)
    In Hartmann, Volkhard Krech, and Hubert Knoblauch (eds.) Religion als Kommunikation. Würzburg: Ergon, pp. 447-471. Also in Detlef Pollack, Säkularisierung--ein moderner Mythos? Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2003, pp. 205-240.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing
  • Evangelisation in einer säkulisierten Gesellschaft: ProChrist '95--Ergebnisse einer Befragung.
    Grabner, Wolf-Jürgen, and Detlef Pollack (1997)
    Pastoraltheologie 86: 202-222.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing
  • Art Versus Evangelism: The Tensions of Contemporary Christian Music.
    Howard, Jay R. (1996)
    In Fabio B. Dasilva and David L. Brunsma (eds.) All Music: Essays on the Hermeneutics of Music. Aldershot, U.K.: Avebury, pp. 149-165.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Music
  • Contemporary Mainstream Religion. Studies from Humberside and Lincolnshire.
    Forster, Peter G. (ed.) (1995)
    Aldershot, U.K.: Avebury.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Peace/war; Clergy; Proselytizing; Adolescents
  • Boundaries and Self-presentation among the Hasidim: A Study in Identity Maintenance.
    Shaffir, William (1995)
    In Janet S. Belcove-Shalin (ed.) New World Hasidim. Ethnographic Studies of Hasidic Jews in America. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 31-68.

    Illustrates the value of symbolic interactionism in ethnographic research among the Hasidim of Montreal; notes the author's different reception by different sects.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Hasidic, Canada; Education; Participant observation; Canada, Quebec, Montreal; Identity; Boundary maintenance; Sect; Proselytizing; Symbolic interactionism
  • Prosélytisme religieux, intensification agricole et organisation paysanne. Le Rôle des Assemblées de Dieu dans l'émergence de la Fédération Wend-Yam au Burkina Faso.
    Laurent, Pierre-Joseph (1994)
    In Jean-Pierre Jacob and Philippe Lavigne Delville (eds.) Les associations paysannes en Afrique: organisation et dynamiques. Paris: Karthala.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, Burkina Faso; Rural; Proselytizing; Burkina Faso
  • Social Action, Evangelism, and Ecumenism: The Impact of Community, Theological, and Church Structural Variables.
    Kanagy, Conrad L. (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 34:1: 34-50.

    Analyzes 1986 data on 72 protestant congregations in the U.S.; explores environmental predictors of social involvement, evangelism, & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Proselytizing; Activism; Protestant, U.S.A.; Parish; Urban
  • Religious Experiences, Evangelism, and Institutional Growth within the Assemblies of God.
    Poloma, Margaret M., and Brian F. Pendleton (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:4: 415-431.

    Analyzes 1982 questionnaire data from 16 congregations; shows ecstatic experiences motivating evangelistic efforts.

    Associated Search Terms: Glossolalia; Proselytizing; Experience; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • Evangelism as Frame Intrusion: Observations on Witnessing in Public Places.
    Ingram, Larry C. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 17-26.

    Based on 1969-70 participant observation data from California.

    Associated Search Terms: Witnessing; Campus Crusade for Christ; Frame analysis; Participant observation; Proselytizing
  • For Christ's Sake: A Study of Key '73 in New England.
    Newman, William M., and William V. D'Antonio (1978)
    Review of Religious Research 19:2: 139-153.

    Based on interview data from clergy in 2 Connecticut cities where liberal & conservative denominations were to co-operate in a mass evangelism campaign; it did not bridge significant interchurch chasms.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; United States, Connecticut; Proselytizing
  • Recrutement et candidats en puissance.
    Munters, Quirinus J. (1977)
    Social Compass 24:1: 59-69.

    Based on research in The Netherlands; the Witnesses distinguish between promoting their message &, once coming upon promising candidates, recruiting new members.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Jehovah´s Witness, Netherlands; Proselytizing
  • Démoins de Jéhovah et Étudiants de la Bible. Qui est schismatique?
    Rogerson, Alan T. (1977)
    Social Compass 24:1: 33-43.

    Analyzes schisms after Russell's death. The Pastoral Bible Institute was introversionist; the Laymen's Home Missionary Movement charismatic. Rutherford's Watch Tower Society/Jehovah's Witnesses evangelistic, the Dawn Bible Student Assn. denominational.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Charisma; Introversion; Sect; Schism; Jehovah´s Witness
  • The Street Corner Preacher.
    Hong, Lawrence K., and Marion V. Dearman (1977)
    Urban Life 6:1: 53-68.

    Based on observation & interviews with streetcorner preachers; notes their informal network and status hierarchy.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Participant observation; Streetcorner preacher
  • When Proselytizing Fails: An Organizational Analysis.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Merlin B. Brinkerhoff (1974)
    Sociological Analysis 35:3: 189-200.

    Analyzes information from & about Evangelical churches in a western Canadian city; proselytizing persists not because it recruits members but because of its latent functions.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Evangelical, Canada; Canada, Alberta, Calgary; Latent function
  • Recruitment as a Vocation: The Case of Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Munters, Quirinus J. (1971)
    Sociologia neerlandica 7: 88-100.

    Analyzes 1965-69 questionnaire data from Jehovah's Witnesses in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Netherlands; Netherlands, Utrecht; Proselytizing
  • Soial Estrangement and the Recruitment Process in a Chiliastic Sectarian Movement.
    Zygmunt, Joseph F. (1953)
    Unpublished S.M. thesis, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Proselytizing; Jehovah´s Witness
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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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