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  • The Challenge of Pluralism. Church and State in Six Democracies, 3rd. ed.
    Soper, J. Christopher, Kevin R. den Dulk, and Stephen V. Monsma (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: State
  • Authentically Black and Truly Catolic. The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration.
    Cressler, Matthew J. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • An agenda for research on American religion in light of the 2016 election.
    Edgell, Penny (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 8:1: 1-8.

    Consideration of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; sees the importance of the intersections of religion, race, gender, sexuality & class in American society.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Sexuality; Class; Gender; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Stratification
  • A Matter of Discretion. The Politics of Catholic Priest in the United States and Ireland
    Calfano, Brian Robert, Melissa R. Michelson, and Elizabeth A. Oldmixon (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Ireland; United States; Politics, Ireland; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, Ireland; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Secular Conversions: Political Intitutions and Religious Education in the United States and Australia, 1800-2000.
    Mayrl, Damon (2016)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Comparative; Education; State; United States
  • Religious diversity and the state in China.
    Chan, Kim-Kwong, and Graeme Lang (2016)
    In Andrew Dawson (ed.) The Politics and Practice of Religious Diversity: National Contexts, Global Issues. New York: Routledge, pp. 23-48.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Pluralism; State; Diversity
  • La laïcité québécoise est-elle achevée ? Essai sur une petite nation, entre société neuve et république.
    Laniel, Jean-François (2016)
    In E.M. Meunier (ed.) Le Québec et ses mutations culturelles: Six enjeux pour le devenir d'uen société. Ottawa: Ottawa University Press, pp. 423-475.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Quebec; Laïcité; State
  • The price of the calling: Exploring clergy compensation using current population survey data.
    Schleifer, Cyrus, and Mark Chaves (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 130-152.

    Analyzes census (Current Population Survey) data. Over decades, clergy compensation has improved but remains lower than comparably educated occupations.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States
  • The Enigmatic Academy. Class, Bureaucracy, and Religion in American Education.
    Churchill, Christian J., and Gerald E. Levy (2016)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; United States
  • Sexuality and religious commitment revisited: Exploring the religious commitments of sexual minorities, 1991-2014.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 756-769.

    Analyzes 1991-2014 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Shows rates of sexual minorities turning away from religion; gays & lesbians are not leaving religion at rates moe tan in the past, in contrast to heterosexuals.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality
  • A nation divided: Science, religion, and public opinion in the Untied States.
    Noy, Shiri, and Timothy L. O'Brien (2016)
    Socius 2:1-15.

    Uses General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data to show that while opinions of people who are oriented to religion differ from those of people oriented to science, opinions of people oriented to both form a third, unique sector of public opinion.

    Associated Search Terms: Public opinion; Science; United States
  • America's Changing Religious Landscape. Findings from the 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study.
    Pew Research Center (2016)
    Washington: Pew Research Center

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Statistics; Practice; Belief; Demography
  • Bodyweight perceptions among Texas women: The effects of religion, race/ethnicity, and citizenship status.
    Ramos, Aida I., Gabriel A. Acevedo, and Andrea L. Ruiz (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 433-455.

    Based on telephone survey data from Texas women. Attendance inversely predicts self-identification as overweight. Interaction effects with ethnic & racial categories are noted.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; United States, Texas; Race; Health; Practice
  • "I went through it so you don't have to": Faith-based community organizing for the formerly incarcerated.
    Flores, Edward Orozco, and Jennifer Elena Cossyleon (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 662-676.

    Based on 2012-14 participant observation with 2 community organization project among released prisoners in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Community organization; Penology; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Individualized marriage and family disruption ministries in congregations: How culture matters.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 144-170.

    Based on interview data from northern Indiana congregations; describes cultural work & counseling in support of mar4riage and of divorced persons.

    Associated Search Terms: Counseling; Congregation; Dialectic; Marriage/divorce; United States, Indiana, northern; Divorce
  • Latino congregations and youth educational expectations.
    Sanchez, Esmeralda, Nicholas Vargas, Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martinez, Milagros Peña, and Edwin I. Hernandez (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 171-192.

    Analyzes 2004-07 survey data from largely Latino parishes & congregations in Chicago. Attendance predicts educational expectations. Pentecostal Latino youths' expectations were less than Evangelical youths'; congregational-level SES contextual effects explain the Pentecostal/evangelical difference.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Latino Americans; Education; Contextual effects
  • The social context of organized nonbelief: County-level predictors of nonbeliever organizations in the United States
    García, Alfredo, and Joseph Blankholm (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 70-90.

    County-level data show the percentage of the populations that is Evangelical correlates positively with the existence & number of nonbeliever organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Dialectic; Ecology; United States
  • Not a lonely crowd? Social connectedness, religious service attendance, and the spiritual but not religious.
    Hastings, Orestes P. (2016)
    Social Science Research 57: 63-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Social support; United States; Atheist, U.S.A.; Spirituality
  • Awash in a sea of faith and firearms: Rediscovering the connection between religion and gun ownership in America.
    Yamane, David (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 622-636.

    Analyzes 2006-14 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; theological conservatism positively predicts personal hand gun ownership while attendance frequency negatively predicts it.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Gun ownership; Conservative, U.S.A.; Practice; United States
  • Attachment to God, vocational calling, and worker contentment.
    Kent, Blake Victor, Matt Bradshaw, and Kevin D. Dougherty (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 343-364.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data. Attachment to God predicts general affect commitment, job satisfaction, & vocational commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Affect; Work; United States; God, attachment to; Job satisfaction
  • Gendered God imagery and attitudes toward mothers' labor force participation: Examining the transposable character of religious schemas.
    Shah, Sarah, John P. Bartkowsk, and Xiaohe Xu (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 540-557.

    Analyzes 1972-2011 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; gendered God imagery affects attitudes about women's labor force participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; United States; Labor; Gender role; God, image of
  • Civil religious contention in Cairo, Illinois: priestly and prophetic ideologeis in a "northern" civil rights struggle.
    Reed, Jean-Pierre, Rhys H. Williams, and Kathryn B. Ward (2016)
    Theory and Society 45:1: 25-55.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Cairo; Civil religion; Civil rights movement; Conflict; Prophetic-priestly
  • Urban American Indian youth spirituality and religion: A latent class analysis.
    Kulis, Stephen S., and Monica Tsethlikai (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 677-697.

    Based on data from Native American middle school students in Phoenix, Arizona. Connection with traditional Native American religious traditions predicts better school performance.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Native American Church; Native Americans; United States, Arizona, Phoenix; Students, primary
  • Summoned: Identification and Religious Lfie in a Jewish Neighborhood.
    Tavory, Iddo (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Participant observation
  • Saint Peter's leaky boat: Falling intergenerational persistence among U.S.-born Catholics since 1974.
    Hout, Michael (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 1-17.

    Overview of post 1950 poll & survey data; the U.S. population remains one-fourth Roman Catholic though, because of immigration & relativity fertility, one-third was reared Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States; Belief; Demography; Membership; Practice; Disaffiliation
  • Managed diversity: Race, place, and an urban church.
    Barron, Jessica M. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 18-36.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interview data from a youth-oriented downtown Chicago congregation planted by a suburban megachurch. Clergy appropriate some African American culture for the largely white congregation so show they are modern, but avoid being a Black church.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Parish; Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Race; Participant observation; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • The space between: Exploring how religious leaders reconcile religion and politics.
    Edwards, Korie L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 271-187.

    Based on interviews with African American religious leaders, mostly clergy, in Ohio. They reconciled their support for president Obama & opposition to his acceptance of same-sex marriage through compartmentalization ("sequestration"), issue minimization, & selective denial.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Clergy; Cognitive dissonance; Homosexuality; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio
  • Faith agaisnt the storm: Filipino immigrant mobilizations for Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
    Cherry, Stephen M., and Amy Lucas (2016)
    Social Compass 63:3: 354-371.

    Based on 2007-10 participant observation, interviews, and survey data from Filipino Americans in Houston. Involvement in religious organizations facilitated Houston Filipino volunteers in assisting Filipinos displaced from New Orleans and elsewhere on the Gulf Coast by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Texas, Houston; Voluntary action research; Volunteering; Disaster; Filipino Americans
  • God versus party: Competing effects on attitudes concerning criminal punishment, national security, and military service.
    Thomson, Robert A., Jr., and Paul Froese (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 839-858.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Image of God as judgmental predicts stands on capital punishment & issues of war & peace, causing effects of political party preference to wash out.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States; God, image of; Capital punishment; Peace/war
  • Becoming a God hunter towards conversion in a Brooklyn tongue-speaking church.
    Marina, Peter J. (2016)
    Social Compass 63:1: 76-92.

    Based on participant observation in an Afro-Caribbean Pentecostal church in Brooklyn. The series of sequential steps in entering into the religious search have a long & complex story for the individuals, not a mere crisis.

    Associated Search Terms: Narrative; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, New York, Brooklyn; Afro-Caribbean Americans; Participant observation; Conversion
  • Gender differences in American Jewish identity: Testing the power control theory explanation.
    Hartman, Harriet (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 407-431.

    Analyzes 2011 New York Jewish Community Survey data. Denominations where family power is typically asymmetrical do not have greater differences by gender in levels of Jewish identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Jewish, U.S.A.; Gender traditionalism; United States, New York; Gender; Denomination (organizational entity); Family
  • "I was a Muslim, but now I am a Christian": Preaching, legitimation, and identity management in a southern Evangelical church.
    Marti, Gerardo (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 250-270.

    Based on 2012-13 participant observation in a Charlotte Evangelical church. Case study of a convert immigrant pastor who contends with his minority status through his homilies.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Discourse; Race; Participant observation; Legitimation; Homily; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Case study; United States, North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundries, practices, and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhim, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Based on participant observation in 2 Sunni & 2 Evangelical schools in New York City. Evolution is a greater problem for Evangelicals because of their literal interpretation of scripture.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, New York, New York; Participant observation; Moral; Islam, U.S.A.; Education; Comparative; Literalism
  • Why worry about evolution? Boundaries, practices and moral salience in Sunni and Evangelical high schools.
    Guhin, Jeffrey (2016)
    Sociological Theory 34:2: 151-174.

    Participant observation in New York City Evangelical & Sunni high schools. Evolution is more salient to the former because of the centrality of biblical literalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Evolution; Islam, U.S.A.; Literalism; Education; Participant observation; United States, New York, New York
  • The doors of the church are now open: Black Clergy, collective efficacy, and neighborhood violence.
    Pegram, Kashea, Rod K. Brunson, and Anthony A. Braga (2016)
    City & Community 15:3:289-314.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Community organization; Deviance/social control; Urban; Youth; Violence
  • Transforming Post-Catholic Ireland. Religious Practice in Late Modernity.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2016)
    Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2009 surveys, on interviews, & on case studies. For many, the Roman Catholic Church is a convenient foil against which the define their fair. Describes extra-institutional religion--religiosity connected to & going beyond organized churches, thereby balancing individualism. Reports attitudes toward reconciliation & ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Marginality; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Ambivalence; Catholic, Ireland; Change; Clergy; Conflict; Diversity; Pluralism; Extra-institutional; Individualism; Ireland; Parish council; Secularization; State; Ecumenism
  • Storming Zion. Government Raids on Religious Communities.
    Wright, Stuart A., and Susan J. Palmer (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Overview of government raids on religious minorities. An increase in raids in the 1990s was related to a shift of the anti-cult movement from brain washing accusations to child abuse ones. 6 case studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; The Family; Apostate; Branch Davidian; Case study; Child abuse; Conflict theory; Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; Moral panic; Nuwaubian; Persecution; Scientology; Brainwashing; State; Violence; Twelve Tribes; Social movement
  • Religious vs secular nationhood: "Multiple secularities" in post-Soviet Armenia.
    Burchardt, Marian, and Hovhannes Hovhannisyan (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 427-443.

    Analyzes post-Soviet Armenian history in terms of multiple secularities and cultural defense (resistance against secularization).

    Associated Search Terms: Martin, David A.; Identity, national; Nationalism; State; Security; Secularization; Pluralism; NGO; War; Integration (national); Cultural defense; Historical; Freedom of religion; Education; Boundary maintenance; Armenian Apostolic Church, Armenia; Armenia; National religions
  • How does the state structure secularization?
    Maryl, Damon (2015)
    European Journal of Sociology 56:2: 207-239.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Secularization
  • The Varieties of Religious Repression: Why Governments Restrict Relgiion.
    Sarkissian, Ani (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Persecution; State
  • Political Secularism, Religion, and the State: A Time Series Anaysis of Worldwide Data.
    Fox, Jonathan (2015)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Increases, not decreases, of state involvements with religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State
  • Individualism as a discursive strategy of action: Autonomy, agency, and reflexivity among religious Americans.
    O'Brien, John (2015)
    Sociological Theory 33:2: 1-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Individualism; United States
  • Managing religion and the judicialization of religious freedom.
    Richardson, James T. (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 1-19.

    General overview with cases from several nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; State; Freedom of religion
  • Traditional, modern, and post-secular perspectives on science and religion in the Untied States.
    O'Brien, Timothy L., and Shiri Noy (2015)
    American Sociological REview 80:1: 92-115.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Science; Post-secular
  • True believers? Religion, physiology, and perceived body weight in Texas.
    Ruiz, Andrea L., and Gabriel A. Acevedo (2015)
    Journal of Religion and Health 54:4: 1221-1237.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Obesity; United States, Texas
  • United by faith? Race/ethnicity, congregational diversity, and explanations of racial inequality.
    Cobb, Ryon J., Samuel L. Perry, and Kevin D. Dougherty (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:2: 177-198.

    Analyzes 1998 & 2006 General Social Survey(U.S.A.) data & '98 & '06 National Congregations Study data. Multi-racial congregations do not make whites' explanations of minority disadvantage more structural, & these congregations attract minorities who have non-structural explanations.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Stratification; Parish; Congregation; United States
  • Gendered responses to decline in Protestant congregations.
    McMullin, Steve (2015)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 26: 21-39.

    Interview & focus group data from 16 U.S.A. & Canadian congregations show the decline jeopardizing men's religiosity but related to a strengthening of women's.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Gender; United States; Congregation; Focus group
  • The religious economy of political tolerance.
    Schaffer, Joby, Anand E. Sokhey, and Paul A. Djupe (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 151-164.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Colorado, Colorado Springs; Tolerance
  • Religion and Community in the New Urban America.
    Numrich, Paul David, and Elfriede Wedam (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Community; Urban
  • Religion and subjective well-being across religious traditions: Evidence from 1.3 million Americans.
    Lim, Chaeyoon (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 684-701.

    Analyzes 2008-2013 daily Gallup data. Attendance & subjective well-being are positively related in all traditions, more so in Christian than other.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States; Well-being, psychological
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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