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  • Preparation in context: Comparative outcomes of alternative clergy training in the ELCA.
    Porter, Nathaniel D. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 319-338.

    analyzes data from ELCA clergy ordained 1988-2010. Those who graduated from theology schools had less staying power than those with alternative forms of preparation.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Clergy mobility; Seminary; Clergy
  • Failing to Master Divinity: How Institutional Type, Financial Debt, Community Acceptance, and Gender Affect Seminary Graduates' Career Choices.
    Ferguson, Todd W. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 341-363.

    Secondary analysis of 2012-13 U.S.A. & Canada theology schools' graduating student questionnaire data. M.Div. students at university-affiliated seminaries are less likely to want a religious career, those feeling accepted in the seminary community more likely, women less likely. Married women are more likely to want one than unmarried.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Vocation; Gender; Seminarians
  • "Western Seminary": On Transnational Shiite Higher Education in Britain.
    Van den Bos, Matthijs (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 238-254.

    Considers 2 British Shi'ite schools with affiliated seminaries, using Dumont's concept of "encompassment of the contrary." Both local identity (diversity-embracing, modern, sect-transcending etc.) & transnational ties to sectarian and traditionalist contexts are encompassed.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Great Britain; Education; Great Britain; Seminary; Dumont, Louis; Assimilation; Shi'ite, Great Britain
  • Educating the 'Ulama: Centres of Islamic Religious Training in Britain.
    Gilliat-Ray, Sophie (2006)
    Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations 17:1: 55-76.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain; Seminary
  • The Community-serving Activities of Hispanic Protestant Congregations.
    Sherman, Amy L. (2006)
    In Edwin I. Hernández, Milgros Peña, Kenneth G. Davis, and Elizabeth Station (eds.) Emerging Voice, Urgent Choices. Essays on Latino/a Religious Leadership. Leiden: Brill, pp. 105-125..

    Based on a survey of Latino Protestant pastors, case studies of congregations, & information on training programs, all in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Seminary; Latino Americans; Charities; Social services
  • Facing the Stained Glass Ceiling. Gender in a Protestant Seminary.
    Finley, Barbara (2003)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Based on mid-1990s interviews & observation in a Presbyterian theology school; notes that conservative males obtain the better parish appointments while liberal women are socialized away from parish ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Seminary; Seminarians
  • Facing the Stained Glass Ceiling: Gender in a Protestant Seminary.
    Finlay, Barbara (2002)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Seminary; Gender
  • The Effects of Professional Training: The Social and Religious Capital Acquired in Seminaries.
    Finke, Roger, and Kevin D. Dougherty (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:1: 103-120.

    Seminary education provides social capital (networks) & religious capital (knowledge & attachment), both distinct from congregational networks & piety. Analyzes 1994 data from Milwaukee clergy & '96 theology school survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee; Education; Seminarians; Seminary
  • Clergy Women's World: Musings of a Fox.
    Lehman, Edward C., Jr. (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:1: 5-13.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Clergy; Women
  • Credentialism across Ceeds: Clergy Education and Stratification in Protestant Denominations.
    Perl, Paul, and Patricia M.Y. Chang (2000)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 39:2: 171-188.

    Analyzes 1993-94 survey data from ordained clergy in 16 U.S. Protestant denominations. Clergy degrees better predict income in conservative denominations than in liberal. Seminary prestige matters where congregations rather than officials appoint pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Liberal/conservative; Protestant, U.S.A.; Seminary; Clergy; Stratification; Education; Polity; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Being There: Culture and Formation in Two Theological Schools.
    Carroll, Jackson W., Barbara G. Wheeler, Daniel O. Aleshire, and Penny Long Marler (1997)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Seminary
  • Culture Wars? Insights from Ethnographies of Two Protestant Seminaries.
    Carroll, Jackson W., and Penny Long Marler (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:1: 1-20. [Also in Rhys H. Williams (ed.), Culture Wars in American Politics. Critical Reviews of a Popular Myth. New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1997, pp. 121-144]

    Based on 1989-92 participant observation & interviews in 2 Protestant seminaries--a liberal & a conservative; finds contrasting moral visions.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Conflict; Conservative/liberal; Participant observation; Seminary
  • Organizational Change in Theological Schools. Dilemmas of Ideology and Resources.
    Williams, Rhys H. (1994)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 23:2: 123-137.

    [Also 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, 1998, pp. 208-225]

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Seminary
  • Equals Before God. Seminarians as Humanistic Professionals.
    Kleinman, Sherryl (1984)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based on participant observation in a Midwest U.S. Protestant theology school; focuses on socialization into a deprofessionalized role.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Professions; Seminary; Participant observation
  • The Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem. Urban Life Behind Monastery Walls.
    Azarya, Victor (1984)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on 1975-78 field work in the Old City of Jerusalem, focusing on lay Armenian life there as well as the life of the clergy in St. James Monastery & Seminary.

    Associated Search Terms: Armenian Apostolic Church, Israel; Urban; Armenian Israelis; Monasticism; Seminary; Israel, Jerusalem
  • Seminary Effects on Professional Role Orientations.
    Blanchard, Dallas A. (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 22:4: 346-361.

    Analyzes 1970 surveys from pastors & ex-pastors (Alabama-W. Florida U. M. Conference); graduate school seminary alumni were change-oriented, non-graduates & religious community graduates more parish-oriented, & vocational school alumni in between.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Seminary; Clergy; Change; United Methodist
  • Theological Schools.
    Hartley, Loyde H., and David S. Schuller (1980)
    In Ross P. Scherer (ed.), American Denominational Organization. A Sociological View. Pasadena, California: William Carey Library, pp. 225-244.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary
  • Death and Dying: A Survey of Credit Offerings in Theological Schools and Some Possible Implications.
    Kalish, Richard A., and Lee Dunn (1976)
    Review of Religious Research 17:2: 134-140.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Death
  • Role Uncertainty and Commitment among Seminary Faculty.
    Potvin, Raymond H. (1976)
    Sociological Analysis 37:1: 45-52.

    Analyzes survey data from American Catholic priests who staff seminaries; shows role ambiguity undermining commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary professor; Clergy role; Anomie; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Une Istituzione Ecclesiale in Cambiamento.
    Anfossi, Giuseppe, and Sergio Zenatti (1975)
    Quaderni di Sociologia 24:3: 244-266.

    Study of the theological seminary at Turin, 1966-72, highlighting the breakdown of institutional & ideological totalitarianism.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Italy, Turin; Change
  • Contribution à une sociologie de la vocation: destin religieux et projet scolaire.
    Suaud, Charles (1974)
    Revue française de sociologie 15:1: 75-112.

    Examines the recruitment into minor seminaries in rural western France.

    Associated Search Terms: Minor seminary; Catholic, France; France; Vocation
  • Priestly Persisters and Resigners: Testing a Framework of Occupational Choice.
    Gessner, John C. (1973)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Notre Dame.

    Associated Search Terms: Minor seminary; Age; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Job satisfaction
  • Structural Effects of Professional Schools on Professional Socialization: The Case of Protestant Clergymen.
    Carroll, Jackson W. (1971)
    Social Forces 50:1: 61-74.

    Analyzes 1965 data from a sample of American Protestant clergy; shows kinds of seminary related to theological orientations.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Seminary; Belief; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Aging and its Implictions for Theological Education.
    Moberg, David O. (1970)
    Journal of Pastoral Care 24: 127-134.

    Argues that clergy education needs give specific attention to aging.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Seminary
  • Conflict Over Charges of Heresy in American Protestant Seminaries.
    Adams, Robert Lynn (1970)
    Social Compass 17:2: 243-260.

    Associated Search Terms: Heresy; Seminary; Protestant, U.S.A.; Conflict
  • Seminaries and Seminarians: A Study of the Professional Socialization of Protestant Clergymen.
    Carroll, Jackson W. (1970)
    Unpublished Th.D. dissertation, Princeton Theological Seminary. [DA 31:8 A, p. 4280]

    Analyzes 1965 & '68 questionnaire data from American Protestant clergy; focuses on their philosophies of clergy education, & interprets with 3 models--the religious community, the vocation school, the graduate school.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • The Minor Seminaries in Chile.
    Poblete Barth, Renato (1967)
    Social Compass 14:5/6: 439-455.

    Reports 1935-64 data on minor seminary students & personnel in Chile.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Chile; Seminarians; Seminary; Chile
  • Sociological Dimensions of the Seminary./Les Dimensions Sociologiques du Seminaire.
    Brooks, Robert M. (1965)
    In James Michael Lee and Louis J. Putz (eds.), Seminary Education in a Time of Change. Notre Dame, Indiana: Fides, pp. 205-232./Vie Spirituelle Supplement 79 (1966): 548-583.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary
  • Religious Establishment and Theological Education.
    Berger, Peter L. (1962)
    Theology Today 19: 178-191.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary
  • Replacement of Professors in Theological Colleges and Faculties.
    Hoffner, Joseph (1961)
    Social Compass 8;4: 291-303.

    Makes practical recommendations in the light of a shortage of professors for Catholic theological colleges in West Germany.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Germany, West; Catholic, Germany; Professor
  • What Makes Boys Seminarians.
    Gilbert, James D. (1959)
    The Priest 14: 1034-1038.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary, minor; Vocation; Seminarians; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Development of Pastoral Counseling Programs in Protestantism: A Sociological Perspective.
    Johnson, Benton (1958)
    Pacific Sociological Review 1: 59-63.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Pastoral counseling; Mental health; Clergy role
  • The Roles of the Rural Parish Minister, the Protestant Seminaries, and the Sciences of Social Behavior.
    Blizzard, Samuel W. (1955)
    Religious Eduction 50:6: 383-392.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Seminary; Clergy role
  • The Catholic Priest. A Study in the Sociology of the Professions.
    Donovan, John D. (1951)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Harvard University.

    Includes questionnaire & life history data from Catholic seminarians, & description of the Catholic clergy status and seminary. Life histories are limited to religious autobiographies.

    Associated Search Terms: Life histories; Clergy; Occupation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Seminary; Seminarians
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