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  • The Unification Church/Movement in the United States.
    Mickler, Michael (2006)
    In Eugene Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft (eds.) Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America: Vol. IV Asian Traditions. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, pp. 158-184.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • Vicissitudes of Public Legitimacy for Religious Groups: A Comparison of the Unification and Roman Catholic Churches.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 39:2: 172-183.

    Associated Search Terms: Media; Catholic, U.S.A.; Unification Church
  • 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: Moral; Sect; Conversion; Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.; Unification Church; Children of God; New York Mission Society; Process Church of Final Judgment; Altruism; Father Divine
  • The Unification Church.
    Barker, Eileen (1995)
    In Timothy Miller (ed.) America's Alternative Religions. Albany: State University of New York Press, pp. 223-230.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • Deprogramming as a Mode of Exit from New Religious Movements. The Case of the Unificationist Movement.
    Bromley, David G. (1988)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.), Falling from the Faith. Causes and Consequences of Religious Apostasy. Newbury Park, California: Sage, pp. 185-204.

    Examines 397 cases of coercive deprogramming that took place from 1973 to '86.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; Anti-cult movement; Disaffiliation
  • Constructing Evil as a Social Process: The Unification Church and the Media.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr. (1987)
    In Robert N. Bellah and Frederick Greenspan (eds.) Uncivil Religion; Interreligious Hostility in America. New York: Crossroad, pp. 205-218.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; Media; Evil
  • Equity or Exploitation: The Case of the Unification Church.
    Kilbourne, Brock K. (1986)
    Review of Religious Research 28:2: 143-150.

    Based on questionnaire data from Unification Church members, Presbyterians, & Roman Catholics, in different places in the western U.S.; Presbyterians reported a lesser sense of fair exchange with their church than did the others.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Unification Church, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Membership
  • Messianic Personalism: A Role Analysis of the Unification Church.
    Parsons, Arthur S. (1986)
    Journal for the Scientific study of Religion 25:2: 141-161.

    Presents results of a participant observation study; the Unification Church synthesizes the seemingly opposed forms of personalism & authoritarianism in a distinctly therapeutic religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Authoritarianism; Charisma; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • Government Regulatory Powers and Church Autonomy: Deviant Groups as Test Cases.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1985)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 24:3: 237-252.

    Legal conflict over church autonomy reflects the incompatibility of the functional diversification of constitutionally-protected religious organizations & the growing mandate of the state to enforce public accountability of organizations for harm & fraud.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; State; Worldwide Church of God, U.S.A.; Law
  • Family and Religion among the Moonies: A Descriptive Analysis.
    Fichter, Joseph H. (1983)
    In William V. D'Antonio and Joean Aldous (eds.), Families and Religions. Conflict and Change in Modern Society. Beverly Hills, California: Sage, pp. 289-304.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • The Unification Church and the American Family: Strain, Conflict and Control.
    Bromley, David G., Bruce C. Busching, and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1982)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.), New Religious Movements: A Perspective for Understanding Society. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 302-311.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • Becoming New People: The Recruitment of Young Americans into the Unification Church.
    Taylor, David F. (1982)
    In Roy Wallis (ed.) Millennialism and Chrisma. Belfast: The Queen's University of Belfast, pp. 177-230.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; Conversion
  • Cults and Communities: The Community Interfaces of Three Marginal Religious Movements.
    Harper, Charles L. (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:1: 26-38.

    The Unification Church in Omaha, seeking societal change, faces conflict. Scientology, seeking legitimacy for client-centered activity, engages in pre-emptive action. The Assembly, a youth Evangelical group, faces conflict but seems to lack relevance.

    Associated Search Terms: Assembly; Unification Church, U.S.A.; Scientology, U.S.A.; Community study; United States, Nebraska, Omaha
  • Integrating the "Moonie" Experience: A Survey of Ex-members of the Unification Church.
    Solomon, Trudy (1981)
    In Thomas Robbins and Dick Anthony (eds.) In Gods We Trust. New Patterns of Religious Pluralism in America. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction, pp. 275-294.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 100 former members of the Unification Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • Strange Gods. The Great American Cult Scare.
    Bromley, David G., and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1981)
    Boston: Beacon.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Scientology; Anti-cult movement; Unification Church; Jonestown; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Divine Light Mission; Children of God; Contributions
  • Reverse Missionizing: Sun Myung Moon's Unificationist Movement in the United States.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr., and David G. Bromley (1980)
    Free Inquiry in Creative Sociology 8: 197-203.

    Associated Search Terms: Missions; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • A History of the Unification Church in the Bay Area: 1960-1974.
    Mickler, Michael (1980)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, California.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; Historical; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Walking a Tightrope: Dilemmas of Participant Observation of Groups in Conflict.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr., and David G. Bromley (1980)
    Qualitative Sociology 2:3: 3-21.

    Problems in participant-observation studies of 2 groups in conflict: Unification Church & anti-cult movement. Role definition & justification, pressures to "go native" or "take a stand," evolving commitments, & obtaining comparable data & insights.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Methodology; Anti-cult movement; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • "Moonies" in America. Cult, Church, and Crusade.
    Bromley, David G., and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1979)
    Beverly Hills, California: Sage.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • Atrocity Tales, the Unification Church and the Social Construction of Evil.
    Bromley, David G., Anson D. Shupe, Jr., and Joseph C. Ventimiglia (1979)
    Journal of Communication 29:3: 42-53.

    Atrocity tales help deprogrammers & their supporters in the anti-cult movement to legitimate their otherwise illegal actions; the study focuses on tales about the Unification Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; Anti-cult movement
  • White Hot Mobilization: Strategies of a Millenarian Movement.
    Lofland, John (1979)
    In Mayer N. Zald and John D. McCarthy (eds.) The Dynamics of Social Movements. Resource Mobilization, Social Control, and Tactics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Winthrop, pp. 157-166.

    Applies resource mobilization theory to the U.S. mission of the Unification Church (under pseudonyms).

    Associated Search Terms: Resource mobilization; Social movement; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • 'Just a Few Years Seem Like a Lifetime': A Role Theory Approach to Participation in Religious Movements.
    Bromley, David G., and Anson D. Shupe, Jr. (1979)
    In Louis Kriesberg (ed.), Research in Social Movements, Conflicts and Change. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI press.

    Analyzes 1977 interview data from Unification Church proselytizers in several Texas cities.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; Role; Social movement; United States, Texas
  • The Social Organization of Recruitment in the Unification Church.
    Taylor, David F. (1978)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Montana.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • Becoming a World-saver Revisited.
    Lofland, John (1977)
    American Behavioral Scientist 20:6: 805-819.

    An updating of an earlier study; the new data show a much more sophisticated form of recruitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Unification Church, U.S.A.
  • Even a Moonie Has Civil Rights.
    Robbins, Thomas L. (1977)
    Nation 224:8: 238-241.

    Argues that if persecution of deviant religions on obscurantist grounds of "mind control" is institutionalized, its application to political dissidents may be inevitable.

    Associated Search Terms: Anti-cult movement; Law; Unification Church, U.S.A.; Brainwashing; Persecution
  • Doomsday Cult. A Study of Conversion, Proselytization and Maintenance of Faith.
    Lofland, John (1966)
    Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall. [Enlarged Edition (New York: Irvington, 1977)]

    Participant observation study of what was evidently an early mission of the Unification Church in the San Francisco Bay Area.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Participant observation; Unification Church, U.S.A.; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area
  • Becoming a World-Saver: A Theory of Conversion to a Deviant Perspective.
    Lofland, John, and Rodney Stark (1965)
    American Sociological Review 30: 862-875.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, U.S.A.; Conversion
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