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  • Complementarianism as doctrine and governance: Narratives on women's leadership among second-generation Asian Americans.
    Chan, Esther (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 435-452.

    Based on interviews & observation in a West Coast U.S.A. second generation Asian American congregation hat experienced a schism over the issue of women's roles in the church.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Schism; Parish; Gender traditionalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Congregation; Asian Americans; Gender role
  • Critical Christianity. Translation and Denominational Conflict in Papua New Guinea.
    Handman, Courtney (2014)
    Berkeley: University of California Press

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Papua-New Guinea; Schism
  • Atheist Awakening: Secular Activism & Community in America.
    Cimino, Richard, and Christopher Smith (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on participant observation in atheist meetings & events, on interviews, surveys, & content analyses of literature & websites. Awakened atheism & religious activism dialectically need each other.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Secular humanism; Atheist, U.S.A.; Ritual; Participant observation; Minority; Media; Internet; Identity; Schism; Dialectic; Content analysis
  • The Fragmentation of a Sect: Schism in the Worldwide Church of God.
    Barrett, David V. (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Worldwide Church of God; Schism
  • History, culture, and variability of Mormon schismatic groups.
    Bennion, Janet (2011)
    In Cardell K. Jacobson and Lara Burton (eds.) Modern Polygamy in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 101-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Polygyny; Schism; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Homosexuality and the Construction of "Anglican Orthodoxy": The Symbolic Politics of the Anglican Communion.
    Brittain, Christopher Craig, and Andrew McKinnon (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:3: 351-373.

    Based on open-ended interviews with leaders & activists in the controversy over homosexuality in the international Anglican Communion. The issue is symptomatic of partisan symbolism.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Anglican; Church of England; Conflict; Homosexuality; Schism
  • Understanding Schisms: Theoretical Explanations for Their Origins.
    Finke, Roger, and Christopher P. Scheitle. (2009)
    In Sacred Schisms: How Religions Divide, James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (Eds.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism
  • Understanding schisms: Theoretical explanations for their origins.
    Finke, Roger, and Christopher P. Scheitle (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 11-33.

    Factors encouraging schism may reside in the environment (e.g., absence of stte control), at the level of organization, or with the charisma of given clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism
  • Persecution and schismogenesis: How a penitential crisis over mass apostasy facilitated the triumph of Catholic Christianity in the Roman Empire.
    Bryant, Joseph M. (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 147-168.

    Focus on the lapsi crisis.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Early Christian; Schism
  • Succession, religious switching, and schism in the Hare Krishna movement.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 265-286.

    Narrative of schisms in Hare Krishna after the death of its founder. Highlights a rival charismatic leader, who uses a challenge to the governing board. The board also faced an internal insurgency.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna; Schism
  • "We are Anglicans, they are the Church of England." Uses of scripture in the Anglican crisis.
    Rodman, Rosamond C. (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 100-113.

    The issue in the Anglican Communion in its crisis was not homosexuality per se but biblical authority, how much context was taken into account when interpreting scripture.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Anglican; Authority; Homosexuality
  • Church Universal and Triumphant: Shelter, succession and schism.
    Palmer, Susan J., and Michael Abravanel (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 171-195.

    The Church Universal and Triumphant was formed by schism from Theosophy. While it had a smooth transition from its own founder to his wife, she prepared no successor &, when she retired because of Alzheimer's disease, many schisms followed.

    Associated Search Terms: Church Universal and Triumphant; Schism
  • Satanists and nuts: The role of schisms in modern Satanism.
    Petersen, Jesper Aagaard (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 218-247.

    Sees sect as having an authoritarian epistemology & cult an eclectic & tolerant one. Describes a cult-producing Satanic milieu wherein rejected knowledge systems are incorporated. The very eclecticism allows different amalgamations to form & leads to schisms.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; Satanist; Sect; Schism; Typology; Syncretism
  • Challenges to charismatic authority in the Unificationist Movement.
    Bromley, David G., and Rachel S. Bobbitt (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 129-146.

    Challenges to the original charismatic leadership of the Unification Church came from the inner-circle of the Rev. Moon's associates, from bureaucratic insurgencies, & grass roots rebellion.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church; Leadership; Charisma; Bureaucratic insurgency; Schism
  • L'intégrisme catholique schismatique de type mystique-ésotérique. Le cas des Apôtres de l'Amour infini.
    Geoffroy, Martin (2009)
    In Martin Geoffroy and Jean-Guy Vaillancourt (eds.) La religion à l'extrême. Montréal: Médiaspaul, pp. 219-240.

    History & description of an esoteric schismatic church in the Catholic tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Apôtres de l'Amour infini, Canada; Esoteric; Integralism, Canada; Sect; Commune; Catholic traditionalists; Schism
  • Schism as midwife: How conflict aided the birth of a contemporary Pagan community.
    Pizza, Murphy (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 248-261.

    Focuses on a schism in a Wiccan church in Minneapolis. One of the churches became an umbrella for other kinds of Paganism.

    Associated Search Terms: Pagan, U.S.A.; Schism; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Wicca, U.S.A.
  • Die Zersplitterung des Islams in Frankreich.
    DeGalembert, Claire (2007)
    Sozial Welt, Sonderband 17: 369-389.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Islam, France; France
  • Orders and schisms on the sacred periphery.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2007)
    In James A. Beckford and Nicholas J. Demerath III (eds.) The Sage Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage, pp. 323-344.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Orders/congregations
  • Explaining Schism in American Protestant Denominations, 1890-1990.
    Sutton, John R., and Mark Chaves (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 171-190.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Organization; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Why can't they just get along? An analysis of schisms in an Indian immigrant church.
    George, Sheba (2003)
    In J. Iwamura and P. Spickard (eds.) Revealing the Sacred in Asian and Pacific America. New York: Taylor & Francis, pp. 209-224.

    Associated Search Terms: Indian Americans; Migrant; Schism
  • "Shaking Out the Mat": Schism and Organizational Transformation at a Mexican Ark of the Virgin.
    Leatham, Miguel C. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:2: 175-187.

    Based on a 1988089 ethnographic study of the colony of Nueva Jerusalén, a Marian Catholic traditionalist apparition sect in Puruará where a schism occurred.

    Associated Search Terms: Millenarian, Mexico; Catholic, traditionalist movement; Mexico, Michoacán de Ocampo, Puruará; Nueva Jerusalén; Conflict; Marian; Schism
  • God Is Dead. Secularization in the West.
    Bruce, Steve (2002)
    Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell.

    Argues for the usefulness of secularization as a concept of an empirical process; uses evidence from Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Relativism; Compartmentalization; Privatization; Modernization; State; Implicit religion; Schism; Pluralism; Differentiation; Sect; Individualism; Secularization; Societalization; Identity; Change; New age; Great Britain
  • Du Vin Nouveau dans de Vieilles Outres: Parcours d'un Dissident du Christianisme Céleste (Bénin).
    Henry, Christine (2001)
    Social Compass 48:3: 353-368.

    Ethnography of a schism occasioned by a succession conflict in the Celestial Christian Church of Benin.

    Associated Search Terms: Benin; Schism; Participant observation; Celestial Christian, Benin
  • From Spirits to the Bible: Ayelesili, or the Impossible Church (Congo-Brazzaville).
    Gruénais, Marc-Éric (2001)
    Social Compass 48:3: 387-402.

    Examines Ayelesili, a neo-Christian anti-sorcery cult of Congo (Brazzaville), which splintered into fragments after the death of the founding prophet, Jacques Ngambo.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; New religions; Schism; Ayelesili, Republic of the Congo; Republic of the Congo
  • Identity, Argument and Schism: Two Longitudinal Studies of the Split in the Church of England Over the Ordination of Women to the Priesthood.
    Sani, F., and S. Reicher (1999)
    Group Processes and Intergroup Relations 2:3: 279-300.

    One study is a qualitative analysis of opposed position statements, the other a quantitative scaling based on responses of activists.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Schism; Church of England
  • Strife in the Sanctuary. Religious Schism in a Jewish Community.
    Zuckerman, Phil (1999)
    Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira.

    Based on early 1990s observation & interviews in Willamette, Oregon, after a synagogue schism over women's roles.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Oregon, Willamette; Schism; Jewish, U.S.A.; Synagogue; Women; Gender role
  • 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 Smoke of Satan: Conservative and Traditionalist Dissent in Contemporary American Catholicism.
    Cuneo, Michael W. (1997)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Marian; Traditionalist; Change; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, traditionalist movement; Schism
  • The Politics of Gender and the "Two-party" Thesis in American Protestantism.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1997)
    Social Compass 44:1: 23-35.

    Critique of survey research on U.S. Protestantism; sees denominational cosmopolitanism in tension with congregational localism.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Women; New class; Local/cosmopolitan; Schism; Protestant, U.S.A.; Methodology; Merger
  • Gender Regulation as a Source of Religious Schism.
    Zuckerman, Phil (1997)
    sociology of Religion 58:4: 353-373.

    Based on early 1990s observation & interviews during a synagogue schism over women's roles.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Gender role; Jewish, U.S.A.; Synagogue; Participant observation; Schism
  • "On or Off the Bus": Identity, Belonging, and Schims. A Case Study of a Neo-pentecostal House Church.
    Chambers, Paul (1997)
    In Stephen Hung, Malcolm Hamilton, and Tony Walter (eds.), Charismatic Christianity. Sociological Perspectives. New York: St. Martin's; London: MacMillan, pp. 140-159.

    Middle class countercultural converts entering a Wales Elim Pentecostal church in the 1980s led to schism. The old congregation all but died; the new had a 2nd schism along age lines. The younger group became a short-lived authoritarian commune.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Elim Pentecostal Church; Jesus movement; Network; Participant observation; Great Britain, South Wales, Pontnewydd; Stratification; Pentecostal, neo, Great Britain
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge.

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Sect; Oneida; Shaker; New age; Jehovah´s Witness; Seventh-day Adventist; Schism; Compensators; Holiness religion; Functionalism; Dimensions of religiosity; Relative deprivation; Commune; Deprivation; Stratification; Conversion
  • La dinamica non-sincretistica nel christianesimo giovanneo.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1996)
    Religioni e società 11/24: 40-47. [Also ch. 10 of Anthony J. Blasi, A Sociology of Johannine Christianity Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996]

    Associated Search Terms: Syncretism; Schism; Early Christian
  • Upheavals in Congregations: The Causes and Outcomes of Splits.
    Starke, Frederick A., and Bruno Dyck (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38:2: 159-174.

    Based on interviews in 22 U.S. & Canadian congregations of various Protestant denominations that experienced schisms in an original 11.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Authority; Belief; Parish; Schism
  • La Droite Catholique au Québec: Essai de Typologie.
    Vaillancourt, Jean-Guy, and Martin Geoffroy (1996)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 25:1: 21-33.

    Identifies Quebec & foreign originated groups, schismatic & non-schismatic, & conservative & integralist in right wing Quebec Catholicism.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Canada, Quebec; Catholic, Canada; Conservative, Canada; Integralism, Canada
  • A Sociology of Johannine Christianity.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1996)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

    Explores social dynamics in the community for which the Christian "Gospel of John" was composed.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Forum; Schism; Ultimate concerns; Syncretism; Early Christian
  • The First Christians in their Social Worlds. Social-Scientific Approaches to New Testament Interpretation.
    Esler, Philip Francis (1994)
    London: Routledge, Inc.

    Associated Search Terms: Glossolalia; Millenarian; Early Christian; Schism; Sociology of knowledge
  • The Sect-Church Dynamic and Christian Expansion in the Roman Empire: Persecution, Penitential Discipline, and Schism in Sociological Perspective.
    Bryant, Joseph M. (1993)
    British Journal of Sociology 44:2: 303-332.

    Interprets the rise of Christianity & emergence of schisms by means of the church/sect typology.

    Associated Search Terms: Early Christian; Schism; Typology; Penance
  • After the Battles: Emerging Organizational Forms.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (1993)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.), Southern Baptists Observed: Multiple Perspectives on a Changing Denomination. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, pp. 301-317.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Schism; Southern Baptist; Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • "Vayamos Allá Donde Está Nuestra Madre": Peasant Recruitment to a Mexican Millenarian Colony.
    Leatham, Miguel C. (1993)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Univeristy of Mexico.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico, Michoacán de Ocampo, Puruará; Marian; Catholic, traditionalist movement; Millenarian; Nueva Jerusalén; Schism
  • Denominations as Dual Structures: An Organizational Analysis.
    Chaves, Mark (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:2: 147-169. [Also in Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.), Sacred Companies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 175-194.

    Sees American denominations as dual entities of religious authority & agency structures; cites cases & draws implications for internal conflict & schism, & for internal secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Catholic, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Assemblies of God; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; African Methodist Episcopal Church; United Methodist; Secularization; Episcopal; Conflict; Schism; Denomination (type)
  • Judentum und Christentum bei Paulus. Sozialgeschichtliche Überlegengun zu einem beginnenden Schisma.
    Theissen, Gerd (1991)
    In Martin Hengel and Ulrich Heckel (eds.) Paulus. Missionar und theologe und das antike Judentum. Tübingen, pp. 331-356.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Early Christian
  • The Jews: Schism or Division.
    Heilman, Samuel C. (1990)
    In Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony (eds.), In Gods We Trust. New Patterns of Religious Pluralism in America, 2nd Ed., Revised & Expanded. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, pp. 185-198.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Schism
  • To Reconcile Prophet and Priest: Lessons on Religious Authority from the Pittsburgh Unemployment Controversy.
    Long, Theodore E. (1990)
    Sociological Focus 23:3: 251-165.

    Describes conflict in the Lutheran Church in America in western Pennsylvania over pastors' involvement in social protest.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Justice; Authority; United States, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh; Conflict; Lutheran Church in America
  • A House Divided. Protestantism, Schism, and Secularization.
    Bruce, Steve (1990)
    London: Routledge.

    Examines consequences of the epistemological stances of Protestant traditions, with special focus on Great Britain & the United States.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, Great Britain; Schism; Secularization; Protestant, U.S.A.; Belief; United States; Great Britain
  • Sociological Implications of the Great Western Schism.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1989)
    Social Compass 36:3: 311-325.

    14th-15th century Europe.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Catholic; Papacy; Historical; Europe, medieval
  • The Quandary of Dissent on the Catholic Right.
    Dinges, William D. (1989)
    In Roger O'Toole 9ed.), Sociological Studies in Roman Catholicism. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen, pp. 107-126.

    Focuses on Catholic traditionalism, especially the schismatic society of St. Pius X of Archbishop Lefebvre.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, traditionalist movement; Society of St. Pius X; Schism
  • Factionalism, Group Defection, and Schism in the Hare Krishna Movement.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:2: 162-179.

    Based on 1980 participant observation in Los Angeles; studies Kirtan Hall, a short-lived organization in the Hare Krishna tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Los Angeles; Schism; Kirtan Hall; Participant observation; Disaffiliation; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.
  • An Analysis of Causes of Schisms in Ethnic Churches: The Case of Korean-American Churches.
    Shin, Eui Hang, and Hyung Park (1988)
    Sociological Analysis 49:3: 234-248.

    Examines 42 case histories of Korean-American churches; clergy formal training & affiliation with a main American denomination prevent schism.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Denomination (type); Korean Americans
  • Exploring the Social Sources of Denominationalism: Schisms in American Protestant Denominations, 1890-1980.
    Liebman, Robert C., John R. Sutton, and Robert Wuthow (1988)
    American Sociological Review 53:3: 343-352.

    Based on reference book information on 175 American Protestant denominations; finds that schisms are more likely in large denominations, especially ones not participating in larger federations.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Protestant, U.S.A.
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