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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.
  • Perceptions of science education among African American and white Evangelicals: A Texas case study.
    Korver-Glenn, Elizabeth, Esther Chan, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 131-148.

    Based on interviews & participant observation at a largely white upscale megachurch & at a middle class African American Baptist congregation in a Texas city. The white church's leaders & members viewed science education in terms of their theological opposition to evolution; the African American counterparts saw it in secular terms, underfunded.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; Education; Southern Baptist; Participant observation; Parish; Megachurch; Evolution; Congregation; African Americans; Comparative
  • How Evangelicals from two churches in the American Southwest frame their relationship with the environment.
    Peifer, Jared L., Elaine Howard Ecklund, and Cara Fullerton (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:3: 373-397.

    Based on 20 interviews in a white Southern Baptist congregation & 20 in an African American Baptist congregation in the U.S. Southwest. Discourse on the environment does not differ on religious grounds.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Baptist, Southern; Baptist, U.S.A.; Discourse; Environmentalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Free Riding, Market Structure, and Church Member Donations in South Carolina.
    Hull, Brooks B., and Jody Lipford (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 172-187.

    Analyzes 2001 data from South Carolina Baptist congregations; free riding goes up with size, an effect mitigated by higher levels of services offered; competition among Baptist congregations lowers donations, competition with non-Baptist ones raise them.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Competition; Congregation; Contributions; Parish; Congregation size; Southern Baptist
  • Religious Diversity in a Conservative Baptist Congregation.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., Christopher D. Bader, Paul Froese, Edward C. Polson, and Buster G. Smith (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 50:3: 321-334.

    Data from a conservative Southern Baptist congregation in central Texas shows diversity of belief among the active members.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; United States, Texas; Parish; Southern Baptist
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Catholic, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Media; Membership; United States; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Practice; Social capital; Southern Baptist; State; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Experience; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Strictness; Women; Atheist, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief; United Church of Christ; Denomination (organizational entity); Disciples of Christ; Education; Contributions; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Communality; Megachurch
  • Human Agency in Mission Work: Missionary Styles and Their Political Consequences.
    Cavalcanti, H.B. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:4: 381-398.

    Compares the diffusion model of one American Protestant missionary to Brazil with the acculturation model of the other.

    Associated Search Terms: Acculturation; Presbyterian, Brazil; Brazil; Diffusion; Southern Baptist, Brazil; Missions
  • Institutional Influences on Growth in Southern Baptist Congregations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D. (2004)
    Review of Religious Research 46:2: 117-131.

    Analyzes 1985, '90, & '95 denominational census data from Southern Baptist congregations; participation in Sunday school & worship attendance predict congregational growth more than do age, size, & staffing.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Practice; Southern Baptist; Membership
  • 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 Right Faith at the Right Time? Determinants of Protestant Mission Success in the 19th-Century Brazilian Religious Market.
    Cavalcani, H.B. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:3: 423-438.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, Brazil; Southern Baptist, Brazil; Historical; Missions; Brazil
  • The Mobilization of a Religious Elite: Political Activism among Southern Baptist Clergy in 1999.
    Guth, James L. (2001)
    In Sue E.S. Crawford and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Christian Clergy in American Politics. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 139-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Clergy; Activism
  • Variations in Strictness and Religious Commitment within and among Five Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and Paul Perl (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 757-764.

    Analyzes survey data on 625 congregations; strictness correlates with time & financial commitment across denominations but not within them.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Contributions; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Parish; Strictness
  • Giving in Five Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1999)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller (eds.), Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 3-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United States; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • Theology and the Position of Pastors on Social Issues: Continuity and Change Since the 1960s.
    Johnson, Benton (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:4: 293-308.

    Analyzes 1987 questionnaire data from Protestant clergy in Oregon; divergences were greater than in 1962, but conflict less common.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Conservative Baptist; Southern Baptist; American Baptist; United Methodist; United States, Oregon; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ
  • The Value of Volunteers as Resources for Congregations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37;3: 470-480.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Voluntarism; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Effects of Geographical Variability on Protestant Church Membership Trends, 1980-1990.
    Stump, Roger W. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 636-651.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Membership; Conservative/liberal; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ecology; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Nazarene
  • Male God Imagery and Female Submission: Lessons from a Southern Baptist Ladies' Bible Class.
    Pevey, Carolyn, Christine L. Williams, and Christopher G. Ellison (1996)
    Qualitative Sociology 19: 173-193.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; God, image of; Southern Baptist; Gender role
  • The Significance of Personal Change for Operative Goals: A Structuralist Approach to Theological Self-identification and Attitudes Toward Academic Policy in Southern Baptist Colleges.
    Ingram, Larry C. (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38:1: 61-78.

    Analyzes 1991 questionnaire data from professors at Southern Baptist colleges; liberals emphasized scholarship, fundamentalists Baptist socialization.

    Associated Search Terms: University; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Professor; Education; Liberal, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • The Bully Pulpit: Southern Baptist Clergy and Political Activism 1980-1992.
    Guth, James L. (1996)
    In John C. Green, James L. Guth, Corwin E. Smidt, and Lyman A. Kellstedt (eds.) Religion and the Culture Wars: Dispatches from the Front. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 146-173.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; Conflict
  • Money Matters. Personal Giving in American Churches.
    Hoge, Dean R., Charles Zech, Patrick McNamara, and Michael J. Donahue (1996)
    Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press.

    Analyzes 1993-94 member questionnaire & congregation interview data from U.S.A. congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; Southern Baptist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • In Search of Denominational Subcultures: Religious Affiliation and 'Pro-Family' Issues Revisited.
    Gay, David A., Christopher G. Ellison, and Daniel A. Powers (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38;1: 3-17.

    Analyzes 1982-91 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; finds distinctive denominational subcultures.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Atheist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Sexuality; United States; Methodist, U.S.A.; Subculture; Conservative, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Gender role; Jewish, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Abortion; Episcopal
  • Organizational Mission as Source of Vulnerability: Comparing Attitudes of Trustees and Professors in Southern Baptist Colleges.
    Ingram, Larry C., and Ann Carol King (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 36:4: 355-368.

    Analyzes 1990 questionnaire data from professors & board members of Southern Baptist colleges & universities, concerning academic freedom & related issues; see no cleavage between the 2 groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Professor; Southern Baptist
  • Religion as Poetry.
    Greeley, Andrew M. (1995)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Environmentalism; Southern Baptist; Paranormal; Politics, U.S.A.; God, image of; Imagination
  • The Quiet Transformation: Changes in Size and Leadership of Southern Baptist Churches.
    Finke, Roger (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:1: 3-22.

    Documents the Southern Baptist Convention taking on the statistical attributes of a large denomination rather than a sect.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Congregation size; Typology; Sect
  • Blessed Assurance: Beliefs, Actions, and the Experience of Salvation in a Carolina Baptist Church.
    Heriot, M. Jean (1994)
    Knoxville; University of Tennessee Press.

    Ethnography of a rural South Carolina Southern Baptist congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Rural; Participant observation; Southern Baptist
  • Southern Baptist Politics: Authority and Power in the Restructuring of an American Denomination.
    Farnsley, Arthur Emery III (1994)
    University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.

    Analyzes authority structures in the Southern Baptist Convention & shows how conservatives used them to shift the denomination rightward in the 1980s.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Organization; Authority; Southern Baptist; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Correlates of Religious Giving in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 149-157.

    Analyzes 1988-89 interview data from American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Contributions; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Women as Lay Leaders and Clergy: A Critical Issue.
    Anders, Sarah Frances, and Marilyn Metcalf-Wittaker (1993)
    In Nancy Tatom Ammerman (ed.), Southern Baptists Observed. Multiple Perspectives on a Changing Denomination. Knoxville: University of Tenessee Press, pp. 201-221.

    Presents descriptive statistics pertaining to women's ministries in the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Southern Baptist
  • 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: Schism; Cooperative Baptist Fellowship; Organization; Southern Baptist
  • 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. Wiliams (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: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist
  • Perceptions of Academic Freedom by Professors in Southern Baptist Colleges.
    Ingram, Larry C., Robert Thornton, and Renee Edwards (1993)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.), Southern Baptists Observed. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, pp. 222-236.

    Based on a 1988 survey of professors in 46 senior colleges affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.

    Associated Search Terms: Professor; Education; Southern Baptist; University
  • Rural Interpretations of Conflict.
    Heriot, M. Jean (1993)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.), Southern Baptists Observed. Multiple Perspectives on a Changing Denomination. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, pp. 237-255.

    Based on 1985-86 participant observation in a rural Southern Baptist congregation in South Carolina.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Conflict; Rural; Southern Baptist; Participant observation
  • Rationalization and Reaction among Southern Baptists.
    Norsworthy, David Ray (1993)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Southern Baptists Observed. Multiple Perspectives on a Changing Denomination. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, pp. 71-97.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • The Southern Baptist Response to the Newest South.
    Rosenberg, Ellen M. (1993)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Southern Baptists Observed. Multiple Perspectives on a Changing Denomination. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, pp. 144-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Theology and Politics in Southern Baptist Institutions.
    Guth, James L. (1993)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.), Southern Baptists Observed. Multiple Perspectives on a Changing Denomination. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, pp. 182-200.

    Analyzes 1980 & '84 surveys of Southern Baptist ministers.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • All Is Forgiven: The Secular Message in American Protestantism.
    Witten, Marsha G. (1993)
    Princeton, New Jersey; Princeton University Press.

    Discourse analysis of texts of 47 sermons on the Parable of the Prodigal Son, delivered in large metropolitan churches, 1986-88.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse analysis; Preaching; Southern Baptist; Privatization; Accommodation; God, image of; Pluralism; Rationalization; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Prevalence and Correlates of New Age Beliefs in Six Protestant Denominations.
    Donahue, Michael J. (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:2: 177-184.

    Analyzes survey data from 6 large American Protestant denominations; finds little support for astrology or necromancy, but some for more general "new age" attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Belief; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Necromancy; New age; United Church of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Astrology
  • Loosening the Ties that Bind: The Accommodation of Dual-earner Families in a Conservative Protestant Church.
    Demmitt, Kevin P. (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 34:1: 3-19.

    Analyzes 1989 questionnaire data form a Southern Baptist congregation in central Indiana; shows accommodation of dual wage-earner families, contrary to the religious ideology. Cites neofunctionalism

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Southern Baptist; Neofunctionalism; Accommodation
  • Mormonism: Catholic, Protestant, Different?
    Johnson, Martin, and Phil Mullins (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 34:1: 51-62.

    Factor analysis of questionnaire data on beliefs & values from Mormons & members of 5 Christian denominations; focuses on similarities & differences between Mormons & others.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Mormon, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Belief; Factor analysis
  • From Stability to Growth: A Study of Factors Related to the Statistical Revitalization of Southern Baptist Congregations.
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk (1991)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 30:2: 181-192.

    Analyzes 1988 questionnaire data from members of stable & of suddenly growing congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Parish; Membership
  • God and the Growth Machine.
    Newman, Harvey K. (1991)
    Review of Religious Research 32:3: 237-243.

    Reviews the "urban growth machine" model; interprets the case of a large urban church.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Georgia, Atlanta; Southern Baptist
  • Southern Baptists and the New Christian Right.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (1991)
    Review of Religious Research 32:3: 213-236. Reprinted 50:S: 69-91.

    Analyzes 1985 questionnaire data from Southern Baptist pastors, deacons, & presidents of Woman's Missionary Unions.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Education; Fundamentalist; Southern Baptist; Conservative
  • The Impact of New Church Development on Southern Baptist Growth.
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 31:4: 370-379.

    Analyzes 1981-86 denominational data; shows newer churches growing faster than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Demography; Membership
  • Baptist Battles. Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (1990)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & questionnaire data from participants in the 1985 convention in Dallas.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Conflict; Education; Southern Baptist; Urban; Pluralism; Clergy
  • 'God's Line Is never Busy': An Analysis of Symbolic Discourse in two Southern Appalachian Denominations.
    Zimmermann, Stephanie, Joy Hart Seibert, Dwight B. Billings, and James G. Hoagland, Jr. (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:3: 297-306.

    Analyzes 1958-59 sermons & talks, & questionnaire data from Church of God (Cleveland) & Southern Baptist congregations in southern Appalachia.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Appalachia; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Story telling; Discourse; Appalachia; Preaching; Southern Baptist; Content analysis
  • Organizational Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (1989)
    In Jeffrey K. Hadden and Anson Shupe (eds.), Secularization and Fundamentalism Reconsidered. New York: Paragon.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Southern Baptist
  • Will the Real Southern Baptist Please Stand Up: Methodological Problems in Surveying Southern Baptist Congregations and Members.
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk (1989)
    Review of Religious Research 31:2: 149-161.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Southern Baptist
  • The Politics of Armageddon: Dispensationalism among Southern Baptist Ministers.
    Turner, Helen Lee, and James L. Guth (1989)
    In Ted G. Jelen (ed.) Religion and Political Behavior in the United States. New York: Praeger, pp. 187-208.

    Analyzes 1964-85 & 1986-87 survey data from Southern Baptist clergy; uses pre-, post-, & non-millenialism to create belief variables.

    Associated Search Terms: Eschatology; Clergy; Southern Baptist; Millenarian, U.S.A.; Millennial
  • Filled with the "Holy Smoke": Religion and Tobacco in Carolina.
    Ferraro, Kenneth F., and Grier Jewell-Patton (1988)
    Review of Religious Research 30:1: 59-72.

    Analyzes 1984 questionnaire data from a coastal county of North Carolina; shows little impact of Southern Baptist identity on smoking.

    Associated Search Terms: Tobacco; Southern Baptist; United States, North Carolina, New Hanover County
  • Familial Influence on Religious Involvement.
    Stott, Gerald N. (1988)
    In Darwin L. Thomas (ed.) The Religion and Family Connection: Social Science Perspectives. Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, pp. 258-271.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Southern Baptists & Mormons in the St. Louis area.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Missouri, St. Louis; Family; Southern Baptist; Mormon, U.S.A.
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