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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: 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • After the Storm: Closing the Clergy-Laity Gap.
    Luidens, Donald A., and Roger J. Nemeth (1989)
    Review of Religious Research 31:2: 183-195.

    Analyzes 1986 American questionnaire data from lay members & clergy of the Reformed Church in America.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Conflict; Clergy
  • The New Christian Right and Mainline Protestantism: The Case of the Reformed Church in America.
    Nemeth, Roger J., and Donald A. Luidens (1989)
    Sociological Analysis 49:4: 343-352.

    Analyzes 1986 questionnaire data from members of the Reformed Church in America; shows little following of the "new Christian right" agenda.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • "Public" and "Private" Protestantism Reconsidered: Introducing the "Loyalists."
    Luidens, Donald A., and Roger J. Nemeth (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:4: 450-464.

    The private party, interested in personal salvation, & the public one, interested in social ethics, are familiar; the loyalists are interested in the denomination, its tradition, & its congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America
  • Bureaucratic Control in a Protestant Denomination.
    Luidens, Donald A. (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:2: 163-175.

    Observes that the control exercised by the national ecclesiastical structure of the Reformed Church in America is real.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Power; Reformed Church in America
  • The Real Reason One Conservative Church Grew.
    Bouma, Gary D. (1979)
    Review of Religious Research 20:2: 127-137. Reprinted 50:S: 45-52.

    Compares growth of the Christian Reformed Church & the Reformed Church in America; immigration & fertility explain the CRC's higher rate; demanding higher commitment levels helps the RCA retain members.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Reformed Church in America; Fertility; Migration; Strictness; Christian Reformed Church
  • Organizational Goals, Power, and Effectiveness: Desires and Perceptions in a Protestant Denomination. An Empirical Study in the Social Psychology of Formal Organizations.
    Luidens, Donald A. (1978)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Rutgers University. [DA 39:2 A, p. 1115]

    A systems study, using questionnaire data from laity, clergy, governing boards, & national staff.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Organization; Systems theory
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