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  • Just faith? A national survey connecting faith and justice within the Christian Reformed Church.
    Janzen, Rich, Steve van de Hoef, Alethea Stobbe, Allyson Carr, Joshua Harris, Ronald A. Kuipers, and Hector Acero Ferrer (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 229-247.

    Based on survey data from Christian Reformed Church members in English-speaking congregations in Canada. Presents congregants' understandings of justice.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Christian Reformed Church; Canada
  • Rejecting the conflict narrative: American Jewish and Muslim views on science and religion.
    Vaidyanathan, Brandon, David R. Johnson, Pamela J Prickett, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 478-496.

    Based on interviews in Orthodox Jewish, Reform Jewish, and Sunni Muslim congregations. Congregation members distance themselves from a narrative of conflict between science and religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Islam, U.S.A.; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.
  • 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: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Change; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • 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: Race; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Reformed Church in America; Polity; Christian Reformed Church; Theology
  • Outreach and exclusion: Jewish denominational marketing in the early 20th century.
    Ellis, Rachel (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 38-56.

    Reviews reports & publications of American Reform & Conservative Jewish denominations 1910-1955; Reform did not market itself to immigrants, Conservative did. Reform did not want to endanger its American identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Historical; Marketing; Identity; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.; Jewish, Conservative, U.S.A.; Migration
  • From Haskalah to reinterpretation of tradition: A crisis in American Reform Judaism in the 21st century.
    Topi?, Martina (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 172-190.

    Based on Reform Jewish statements of principle; shows a gradual acceptance of Zionism.

    Associated Search Terms: Zionism; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.
  • Mobile Sunna: Islam, small media and community in Niger.
    Sounaye, Abdoulaye (2014)
    Social Compass 61:1:21-29.

    Based on 2010 field work in Gaya, a town at the border of Niger, Nigeria, and Benin. Notes the use the Izala movement made of radio, cassettes, CDs, and DVDs.

    Associated Search Terms: Izala (West African Muslim reform movement); Islam, Niger; Participant observation; Niger; Media
  • Structure and dynamics of religious insurgency: Students and the spread of the Reformation.
    Kim, Hyojoung, and Steven Pfaff (2012)
    American Sociological Review 77:2: 18-215.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformation; Students; Historical; Change
  • Piety, power, and the purse: Religious economies theory and urban reform in the Holy Roman Empire.
    Pfaff, Steven, and Katie E. Corcoran (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 757-776.

    Historical analysis of the 16th century Reformation in 218 cities of the Holy Roman Empire yielded mixed support for theorized demand factor & entry control hypotheses, & firm support for a hypothesis based on political incentives.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Historical; Holy Roman Empire; Market model; Reformation
  • Public Worship and Public Engagement: Pastoral Cues within the Context of Worship Services.
    Smidt, Corwin E., and Brian Schaap (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:4: 441-462.

    Based on a survey of clergy of the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Homily; Christian Reformed Church; Politics, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America
  • Congregational responses to growing urban diversity in a white ethnic denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Mark T. Mulder (2009)
    Social Problems 56:2: 335-356.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids; Urban; Succession (urban ecology); Ethnic; Ecology; Christian Reformed Church; Diversity
  • Density and Growth in a Congregational Population: Reformed Churches in New York, 1628-2000.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Kevin D. Dougherty (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:1: 233-250.

    Uses historical data (1628-2000) on Reformed congregations in New York State; curvilinear relationship between denisty & number of new congregations: fewer foundings at lowest & highest density.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Historical; United States, New York; Dutch Reformed, U.S.A.
  • The Christian Reformed Church as a Model for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities.
    Pridmore, Eric (2006)
    In Albert A. Herzog, Jr. (ed.) Disability Advocacy among Religious Organizations. Histories and Reflections. Binghamton, New York: Haworth Pastoral Press, pp. 93-107. [Journal of Religion, Disabilities & Health 10:1/2]

    Case study of a congregation in Atlanta.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Georgia, Atlanta; Disability; Christian Reformed Church; United States, Georgia
  • The Little Divergence. The Protestant Reformation and Economic Hegemony in Early Modern Europe.
    Gorski, Philip S. (2005)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr., and Lutz Kaelber (eds.), The Protestant Ethic Turns 100. Essays on the Centenary of the Weber Thesis. Boulder, Colorado: Paradigm, pp. 165-190.

    The Reformation redistributed human capital within Europe, increased the labor supply by lengthening work days & eliminating feasts, diverted monastic wealth into industry, & restrained government.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformation; Economic
  • Post-Colonial Reformation? Hybridity in 16th-Century Christianity.
    Boettcher, Susan R. (2005)
    Social Compass 52:4: 443-452.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformation; Syncretism
  • Never on Sunny Days: Lessons from Weekly Attendance Counts.
    Iannaccone, Laurence R., and Sen F. Everton (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 191-207.

    Explores the use of attendance counts. Uses examples of a Reformed Church in America congregation, a United Church of Christ one, & an American Baptist one. Plots attendance data across time for each.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Parish; Methodology; Reformed Church in America; Market model; American Baptist; United Church of Christ
  • The Israel Reform and Conservative Movements and the Market for Liberal Judaism.
    Tabory, Ephraim (2003)
    In Uzi Rebhun and Chaim I. Waxman (eds.) Jews in Israel. Hanover, New Hampshire: University Press of New England/Brandeis University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Reform, Israel; Jewish, Conservative, Israel; Israel
  • The Disciplinary Revolution: Calvinism and the Rise of the State in Early Modern Europe.
    Gorski, Philip S. (2003)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    The Calvinist Reformation produced the infrastructure of the state with not only a work ethic but discipline.

    Associated Search Terms: Asceticism; Germany, Brandenburg-Prussia; Politics; Discipline; Historical; Netherlands; Protestant Ethic; Reformation; State; Calvinist
  • For the Glory of God. How Monotheism Led to Reformation, Science, Witch-Hunts, and the End of Slavery.
    Stark, Rodney (2003)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Social history of pre-modern religion in Europe, countering anti-religious distortions perpetrated by Enlgihtment & other anti-religious scholars.

    Associated Search Terms: Evolution; Reformation; Witch; Slavery; Science; God, image of; Europe; Abolitionist movement; Monotheism; Historical
  • 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: United States, Iowa; Social capital; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Rural; German Reformed, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Dutch Reformed, U.S.A.; Quaker, U.S.A.; Reorganized Latter-day Saints; Community study
  • 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: Nazarene; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Activism; Clergy; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in America
  • American Rabbis in the 2000 Elections.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Anand E Sokhey (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 424: 563-576.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from U.S. rabbis.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Jewish, Reconstructionist, U.S.A.; Clergy; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Jewish, Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, 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: 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.
  • Better the Devil You Know…and Other Contemporary Identity Narratives: Comparing Orthodox to Reform Judaism.
    Kaufman, Debra Renee (2002)
    In D.E. Kaplan (ed.) Platforms and Prayer Books. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 221-229.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Jewish, Reform, U.S.A.; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Comparative
  • Ethics in Business and Christian Religiousness: An Exploratory Research.
    Bintoro, Andreas (2001)
    In Jack Lee (ed.) Ethics and International Business in the 21st Century. Taichung, Taiwan: Tunghai University.

    Analyzes 1991-92 questionnaire responses from Reformed Church business employees in Indonesia; few accepted the doctrine of predestination, thereby calling the Protestant Ethic thesis into doubt.

    Associated Search Terms: Indonesia; Protestant Ethic; Reformed, Indonesia
  • Reformed Preachers in Politics.
    Penning, James M., and Corwin E. Smidt (2001)
    In Sue E.S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Christian Clergy in American Politics. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.; Christian Reformed Church
  • A Comparative Sociology of World Religions: Virtuosos, Priests, and Popular Religion.
    Sharot, Stephen (2001)
    New York: New York University Press.

    An updating of a Weberian treatment of elite & popular religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, medieval; Confucian; Hindu; Weber, Max; Commodification; Buddhist; Historical; Reformation; Islam; State; Taiwan; Hierocracy; India; Virtuoso; Little tradition; Jewish; Big tradition; Comparative; China; Daoist; Syncretism; Popular religion; Elite
  • The Political Activities of Reformed Clergy in the United States and Scotland.
    Penning, James M., and Corwin E. Smidt (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 204-219.

    Analyzes 1997 (U.S.A.) & '98 (Scotland) questionnaire data from clergy samples; more orthodox clergy are as politically active as modernists.

    Associated Search Terms: Church of Scotland; Politics, Great Britain; Clergy; Activism; Christian Reformed Church; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Great Britain, Scotland; Comparative; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Reformed Church in America
  • The Brazilian Catholic Church and Land Conflicts in the Amazon.
    Cousineau, Madeleine (1998)
    In Anson Shupe and Bronislaw Misztal (eds.), Religion, Mobilization, and Social Action. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 85-99.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Brazil; Land reform; Change; Brazil; Justice; Base communities
  • Rural Organization and Receptivity to Protestantism in Sixteenth-Century Europe.
    Hopcroft, Rosemary L. (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:2: 158-181.

    Areas where agricultural land was owned individually supported rationalistic religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Ecology; Historical; Europe; Individualism; Rationalization; Reformation; Habitus; Economic
  • Conflits agraires en Amazonie: racines politico-économiques et réponses des communautés de base.
    Cousineau, Madeleine (1996)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 25:2: 163-174.

    Based on field research in northern Brazil.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Brazil; Brazil; Rural; Conflict; Base communities; Land reform
  • Religion et Société: Hypothèses de Relecture des Mouvements Hérétiques.
    LaRocca, Tomaso (1995)
    Social Compass 42:1: 109-119.

    Focuses on Thomas Müntzer, & the historical trajectory of the mystical/revolution dialectic, 11th-18th centuries.

    Associated Search Terms: Revolution; Mysticism; Reformation; Historical
  • The Persistence of Ethnic Descent: Dutch Clergy in the Reformed Church in America.
    Nemeth, Roger J., and Donald A. Luidens (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:2: 200-213.

    Examines 1976, '86, & '91 correlates of Dutch ancestry among Reformed Church in America clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Dutch Americans; Reformed Church in America
  • Honor Your Fathers. Reform Movements, Catechisms, and the "Civilizing Process" in Late Medieval and Early Modern Germany.
    Bast, Robert J. (1995)
    Amsterdams Sociologisch Tijdschrift 21:4: 116-125.

    Fearing the unraveling of the social fabric, religious reformers taught discipline, civility, & deference toward secular rulers.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Catholic, Germany; Reformation; Social control; Socialization
  • Max Webers Luther Interpretation.
    Lehmann, Hartmut (1995)
    Berliner Journal für Soziologie 5:3: 349-358.

    Reacting to a prior generation's glorification of Luther in Germany, Weber had a bias against him that affected his understanding of Luther's Beruf concept.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformation; Vocation; Protestant Ethic; Weber, Max
  • The Brazilian Catholic Church and the Struggle for Land in the Amazon.
    Adriance, Madeleine (1995)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34:3: 377-382.

    Based on interviews; notes the Catholic Church supporting peasants' rights in northern Brazil through a pastoral commission & base communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Catholic, Brazil; Base communities; Justice; Land reform
  • Promised Land. Base Christian Communities and the Struggle for the Amazon.
    Adriance, Madeleine Cousineau (1995)
    Albany: State University of New York press.

    Based on interviews in Brazil's Amazon region; shows base communities as activist organizations for land reform with both external & indigenous roots.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Catholic, Brazil; Brazil; Base communities; Politics, Brazil; Justice; Activism; Women; Land reform; Rural
  • Social Sources of Family Contributions: Giving Patterns in the Reformed Church in America.
    Luidens, Donald A., and Roger J. Nemeth (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 207-217.

    Analyzes 1991 questionnaire data from Reformed Church in America members; income & involvement in congregational life best predict contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Contributions
  • Dispositions culturelles, dynamique affective et changement de sens: une analyse sociologique de la pédagogie de la pastorale de la terre au Brésil.
    Gaiger, Luiz Inácio G. (1994)
    Social Compass 41:4: 465-482.

    Considers relevant factors for a study of pastoral agents working for land reform in rural Brazil.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Rural; Land reform; Change; Activism
  • 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.
  • The Effect of Religion on Self-interest Morality.
    Voert, Marijke ter, Albert Felling, and Jan Peters (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 35:4: 302-323.

    Analyzes 1990 interview data from Dutch adults; finds belief, religious participation, & denomination affect honesty in such matters as taxes & benefits claims.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, Netherlands; Orthodox Calvinist, Netherlands; Catholic, Netherlands; Belief; Netherlands; Moral; Dutch Reformed, Netherlands; Neo-Calvinist, Netherlands
  • Between Myth and Hard Data: A Denomination Struggles with Identity.
    Luidens, Donald A. (1993)
    In Jackson W. Carroll and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Beyond Establishment. Protestant Identity in a Post-Protestant Age. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, pp. 248-269.

    Analyzes historical & 1976 & '86 survey data; argues that internal failures are inaccurately blamed for the results of external factors.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Identity; Merger; Reformed Church in America
  • Private Beliefs in Public Temples: The New Religiosity of the Eighteenth Century.
    Jacob, Margaret C. (1992)
    Social Research 59:1: 59-84.

    Reviews scholarship on religion during the Enlightenment, especially Dutch Protestantism & Freemasonry.

    Associated Search Terms: Freemasonry; Enlightenment; Europe; Dutch Reformed
  • Culture, Religion et Praxis Socio-Politique. La Pastorale de Libération et le Mouvement des Travailleurs Ruraux Sans-terre au Sud du Brésil.
    Gaiger, Luiz Inácio G. (1991)
    Thêse de doctorat en sociologie, Université Catholique de Louvain.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Change; Activism; Brazil; Land reform
  • Charisma and the Transformation of Grace in the Early Modern Era.
    Seligman, Adam B. (1991)
    Social Research 58:3: 591-620.

    Maintains that the Reformation's this-worldly soteriology engendered modernism.

    Associated Search Terms: Inner-worldly asceticism; Protestant Ethic; Modernity; Reformation
  • The Identity Dilemma of non-Orthodox Religious Movements: Reform and Conservative Judaism in Israel.
    Tabory, Ephraim (1991)
    In Zvi Sobel and Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi (eds.) Tradition, Innovation, Conflict. Jewishness and Judaism in Contemporary Israel. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 135-152.

    Based on 1978-90 interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Jewish, Reform, Israel; Jewish, Conservative, Israel; Israel
  • Religious Assortive Marriage in the Netherlands, 1938-1983.
    Hendrickx, John, Jan Lammers, and Wout Ultee (1991)
    Review of Religious Research 33:2: 123-145.

    Analyzes 1938, '63, & '83 marriage data from the Netherlands; shows religious homogamy declining with urbanization & industrialization; suggests a secularization process.

    Associated Search Terms: Dutch Reformed, Netherlands; Secularization; Gereformeerde Kerken vrijgemaakt; Urbanization; Marriage; Industrialization; Netherlands; Catholic, Netherlands
  • Reinterpreting the Reformation: A Weber Ian Alternative.
    Garrett, William R. (1990)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.), Time, Place, and Circumstance. Neo-Weberian Studies in Comparative Religious History. New york: Greenwood, pp. 123-137.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformation
  • Always Among Us. Images of the Poor in Zwingli's Zurich.
    Wandel, Lee Palmer (1990)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Focuses on the relation between reforming poor relief & the Reformation in 16th century Zurich.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Switzerland, Zurich; Reformation; Historical
  • Martin Luther, Thomas Münster and the Birth of the Modern State: Reflections on the Status of Lutheran Reform in the Historical Sociology of Protestantism.
    Mendes Sargo, David-Emmanuel (1989)
    Social Compass 36:1: 105-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformation
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