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  • Transition as normative: British Quakerism as liquid religion.
    Collins, Peter, and Pink Dandelion (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 29:2: 287-301.

    British Quakers see perpetual modulation (liquifaction) of belief and practice as both logical and faithful.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Belief; Quaker, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Écouter le silence Quaker.
    Massard-Vincent, Josianne (2011)
    Anthropologie et sociétés 35:3: 233-250.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker
  • 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
  • Implicit Conservatism in Liberal Religion: British Quakers as an "Uncertain Sect" (Research note).
    Dandelion, Pink (2004)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 19:2: 219-229.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Quaker, Great Britain; Sect
  • Congregations, narratives and identity: A Quaker case study.
    Collins, Peter (2004)
    In Mathew Guest, Karin Tusting, and Linda Woodhead (eds.) Congregtional Studies in the UK. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 99-112.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Great Britain; Narrative; Parish; Quaker, Great Britain
  • Social Capital and Societal Vision. A Study of Six Farm Communities in Iowa.
    Curry, Janel (2003)
    In Corwin Smidt (ed.) Religion as Social Capital. Producing the Common Good. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 139-152.

    Individualist communities (Quaker, German Reformed, Catholic) had trouble mobilizing for common projects, communal ones (Dutch Reformed, Mennonite, Reorganized LDS) were isolated from extra-communal associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; Reorganized Latter-day Saints; German Reformed, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Rural; United States, Iowa; Community study; Social capital; Dutch Reformed, U.S.A.
  • Those Who Leave and Those Who Feel Left: The Complexity of Quaker Disaffiliation.
    Dandelion, Pink (2002)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 17:2: 213-228.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker; Disaffiliation
  • A Sociological Analysis of the Theology of Quakers: The Silent Revolution.
    Dandelion, Pink (1996)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Participant observation; Great Britain; Quaker, Great Britain
  • Questioning Quakers.
    Dandelion, Pink, and Roger Homan (1995)
    Social Compass 42:4: 487-495.

    Why interviews & questionnaires did not elicit straightforward data.

    Associated Search Terms: Interview; Methodology; Great Britain; Questionnaire; Quaker, Great Britain
  • Practicing Virtues: Moral Traditions at Quaker and Military Boarding Schools.
    Hays, Kim (1994)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Describes similarities & differences in the moral values of military & Quaker boarding schools in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; Education; Values
  • Religion and Social Justice. The Case of Christianity and the Abolition of Slavery in America.
    Auping, John A. (1994)
    Mexico City: Univrsidad Iberoamericana, Departamento de Ciencias Religiosas.

    Historical sociology establishing the importance of religion in the American abolitionist movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Quaker, U.S.A.; Content analysis; Experiential dimension; Slavery
  • Awaiting the Millennium: The Children of Peace and the Village of Hope, 1812-1889.
    Schrauwers, Albert (1993)
    Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Ontario, Sharon; Community study; Quaker, Canada; Children of Peace; Historical; Millenarian
  • Protestantism and Industrialization. An Examination of Three Alternative Models of the Relationship between Religion and Capitalism.
    Buck, Robert Enoch (1993)
    Review of Religious Research 34:3: 210-224.

    Compares development of shoe manufacturing, 1770-1865, which failed in Buckfield, Maine, & flourished in Lynn, Massachusetts; a Quaker community in Lynn was instrumental for industrial success.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Comparative; Quaker, U.S.A.; United States, Maine, Buckfield; United States, Massachusetts, Lynn; Community study
  • Measuring Quaker Belief, or Do Quakers Believe?
    Dandelion, Pink (1991)
    Friends' Quarterly 26:7: 323-333.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Quaker; Belief
  • Development of Pacifism in Quakers.
    Brutz, Judith L. (1988)
    Unpublished Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace/war; Quaker
  • Quakers and the American Family.
    Armstrong, Christopher F. (1988)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Quaker; United States, Pennsylvania; Great Britain
  • Psychological and Mystical Interpretations of Early Quakerism: William James and Rufus Jones.
    Kent, Stephen A. (1987)
    Religion 17:3: 251-274. Comment by R.a. Naulty 19:2 (1989): 151-156. Reply by Stephen A. Kent 19:2 (1989): 251-274.

    After refuting discussions of early Quakerism by James and Jones, the article argues that interpretations of Quakerism should be based on historically grounded, social-psychological frameworks.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Quaker, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Psychology and Quaker Mysticism: The Legacy of William James and Rufus Jones.
    Kent, Stephen A. (1987)
    Quaker Hitory 76:1: 1-17.

    Argues against a psychological interpretation of early Quakerism which would neglect the social context.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, Great Britain; Historical; Great Britain
  • Puritan Radicalism and the New Religious Organizations: Seventeenth-Century England and Contemporary America.
    Kent, Stephen A. (1987)
    Comparative Social Research 10: 3-46.

    Compares 17th-century English sects & 20th-century American new religions, seeing both in terms of political frustration ("relative deprivation").

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Great Britain; Deprivation; Comparative; New religions; Quaker, Great Britain
  • Religious Commitment, Peace Activism, and Marital Violence in Quaker Families.
    Brutz, Judith L., and Craig M. Allen (1986)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 48:3: 491-502.

    Associated Search Terms: Spouse abuse; Peace; Peace/war; Conflict; Activism; Quaker; Family
  • Conflict Resolution in Quaker Families.
    Brutz, Judith L., and Bron Barnett Ingoldsby (1984)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 46:1: 21-26.

    Compares different categories of intra-family violence in an American Quaker meeting with national rates.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Family; Quaker; Violence
  • Let Your Words Be Few: Symbolism of Speaking and Silence among Seventeenth-Century Quakers.
    Bauman, Richard (1983)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Quaker; Sociolinguistics
  • The Quaker Ethic and the Fixed Price Policy: Max Weber and Beyond.
    Kent, Stephen A. (1983)
    Sociological Inquiry 53:1: 16-32. [also in William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.), Time, Place, and Circumstance. Neo-Weberian Studies in Comparative Religious History (New York: Greenwood, 1990), pp. 139-150, 198-201]

    Sees the early Quakers' fixed priced way of merchandizing as a socio-political as well as religious phenomenon.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Economic; Historical; Quaker, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • The "Papist" Charges Against the Interregnum Quakers.
    Kent, Stephen A. (1982)
    Journal of Religious History 12: 180-190.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Quaker, Great Britain; Historical
  • Relative Deprivation and Resource Mobilization: A Study of Early Quakerism.
    Kent, Stephen A. (1982)
    British Journal of Sociology 33:4: 529-544.

    Sees resource mobilization & relative deprivation theories as complementary; uses early Quakerism in England to illustrate the point.

    Associated Search Terms: Relative deprivation; Resource mobilization; Great Britain; Historical; Social movement; Quaker, Great Britain
  • Civil Religion and other Religious Identities.
    Wimberley, Ronald C., and James A. Christenson (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:2: 91-100.

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from a North Carolina sample; civil religion attitude scores vary by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Church of God; Christian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); United States, North Carolina; Civil religion; Quaker, U.S.A.
  • Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia.
    Baltzell, E. Digby (1979)
    New York: Free Press. [Boston: Beacon, 1982]

    Historical sociology on the ethos of Puritan vs. Quaker elites.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; Puritan, U.S.A.; Historical; Elite; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Religion and Nation Building: The American Case.
    Norr, James L. (1978)
    Sociological Focus 11:4: 255-269.

    Presents number of congregations of 13 denominations in the U.s., 1650-1860.

    Associated Search Terms: Universalist, U.S.A.; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; Historical
  • Group Decisions by Consensus: Reaching Unity in the Society of Friends.
    Hare, A. Paul (1973)
    Sociological Inquiry 43:1: 75-84.

    Interprets a Quaker committee's minutes; uses Parsons' functional requisites. Traditionally Quakers decide by teaching a "sense of the meeting" rather than by vote.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; Functionalism
  • Capitalists Without Capitalism: The Jains of India and the Quakers of the West.
    Naveskar, Balwant (1971)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.

    Associated Search Terms: India; Jain; Quaker; Comparative; Economic
  • Victorian Quakers.
    Isichei, Elizabeth Allo (1970)
    London: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker
  • The Establishment Process in a Middle Class Sect.
    Ross, Jack C. (1969)
    Social Compass 16:4: 500-507.

    Study of a Midwest U.S. Quaker meeting as an established introversionist sect having a well-educated membership. Establishment was quickly achieved because of the operation of internal institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Quaker, U.S.A.; Sect
  • Religious Affiliation, Church Attendance, Religious Education and Student Attitudes toward Race.
    Burnham, Kenneth E., John F. Connors, III, and Richard C. Leonard (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:4: 235-244.

    Studies students in 4 colleges in Philadelphia: Catholics were least tolerance, the non-religious most, followed by Jews & Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Jewish, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Prejudice, racial; Students, undergraduate; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sex; Atheist, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; Civil rights movement; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Religion and Opposition to War among College Students.
    Connors, John F. III, Richard C. Leonard, and Kenneth E. Burnham (1968)
    Sociological Analysis 29:4: 11-219.

    Analyzes survey data from 4 eastern U.S. universities.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace/war; Students, undergraduate; Catholic, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.
  • The Hicksite Separation: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Schism in Early Nineteenth Century America.
    Doherty, Robert W. (1967)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; Schism; Historical
  • Die Sektenethiken und der Geist des Kapitalismus.
    Stark, Werner (1967)
    Revista internacinal de sociologie 25/99-100: 5-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Protestant Ethic; Baptist, Great Britain; Quaker, Great Britain; Methodist, Great Britain; Great Britain; Historical
  • Organisation and Power in the Soceity of Friends.
    Isichei, Elizabeth Allo (1965)
    Archives de sociologie des religions 10/19: 31-49. [In Bryan R. Wilson (ed.), Patterns of Sectarianism: Organization and Ideology in Social and Religious Movements (London: Heinemann, 1967), pp. 182-212.

    Discusses the development within English Quakerism of an informal but tacitly accepted concentration of power, in apparent violation of the sect's democratic ideals.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, Great Britain; Power; Organization; Great Britain
  • Religion and Society: The Hicksite Separation of 1827.
    Doherty, Robert W. (1965)
    American Quarterly 17:1: 63-80.

    Analyzes the early 19th century schism from church/sect & stratification perspectives.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Stratification; Typology; Historical; Quaker, U.S.A.
  • Quaker Employers and Industrial Relations.
    Child, John (1964)
    Sociological Review 12:3: 293-315.

    After the 1920s, British Quaker employers substituted a Quaker-influenced managerial theory for the original Quaker ethic of industrial democracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Quaker, Great Britain
  • From Sect to Denomination in English Quakerism, with Special Reference to the Nineteenth Century./From Sect to Denomination among English Quakers.
    Isichei, Elizabeth Allo (1964)
    British Journal of Sociology 15: 207-222. [In Bryan R. Wilson (ed.), Patterns of Sectarianism: Organisation and Ideology in Social and Religious Movements. (London: Heinemann, 1967), pp. 161-181]

    Suggests modifying the sect-to-denomination model.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Quaker, Great Britain; Great Britain
  • Traditionalism and Charisma in a Religious Group: Membership Careers and Role Contingencies of Quakers.
    Ross, Jack C. (1964)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Minnesota. [DA 26:1, p. 531]

    Questionnaire data from a small sample, & some participant observation, in a Midwest U.S. setting.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Charisma; Quaker, U.S.A.; Sect; Traditionalism
  • Protestants and Pioneers. Individualism and Conformity on the American Frontier.
    Miyakawa, Tetsuo Scott (1964)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Applies sect/denomination typology to the Ohio Valley 1800-36; sees more conformism than individualism.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Individualism; Historical; Baptist, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; Typology; United States; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • The Migrating Sect: An Illustration from Early Norwegian Immigration.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (1963)
    Social Forces 41:3: 275-283.

    Examines the Slooper migration to the U.S., which began in 1825; the absence of an enemy church or any ideological consensus after migration led to disorganization.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker; Conflict; Migrant; Norwegian Americans; United States, New York, Kendall; United States, Illinois, Fox River; Lutheran, Haugean
  • Sociocultural Change and Quakerism: A Case Study in Functional Sociology of Religion in Terms of Reference-group Theory.
    Stafford, David Benbow (1955)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Duke Univrsity.

    Historical sociology, focusing on the early history of the Quaker movement, especially biographies.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Quaker; Reference group; Social movement; Historical
  • Social Correlates of Religious Interest.
    Lenski, Gerhard (1953)
    American Sociological Review 18: 533-544.

    Analyzes 1941 interview data from white Protestant households of couples who had been married 1927-29, living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Evangelical and Reformed, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United Brethren, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Nazarene
  • American Frontier and Protestantism. A Study of Protestantism, Voluntarism, and Ethos of American Frontier Society.
    Miyakawa, Tetsuo Scott (1951)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Protestant, U.S.A.; Individualism; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Historical; Quaker, U.S.A.
  • An Inquiry into Certain Aspects of the Culture of American Friends as a Symbol of the Folk Society within the State Society.
    Lovejoy, Albert Edwin (1949)
    Unpublished Master's thesis, University of North Carolina.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker
  • An Experiment in Spiritual Ecclesiology.
    Shideler, Emerson (1948)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.
  • Bible Commonwealth and Holy Experiment: A Study of the Relation between Theology and Politics in the Puritan and Quaker Colonies.
    Hertz, Karl Herbert (1948)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Univesity of Chicago, Committee on Social Thought.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts; Puritan, U.S.A.; Comparative; Historical; United States, Pennsylvania
  • Social Participation and Religious Affiliation in Rural Areas.
    Anderson, W.A. (1944)
    Rural Sociology 9:3: 242-250.

    Analyzes 1939-40 data from rural residents of Cortland & Oswego Counties, New York; sees a correlation between church & social participation, as well as differences in social participation among denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Social participation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregational, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Rural; United States, New York; Quaker, U.S.A.
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