Best Practices
Paper Series
Resources

Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database
Research Hub > Other Resources

Search thousands of sociological books, journal articles, theses and dissertations by subject, author, title or publication information. To begin, enter search term(s) below and click Go! Title links in search results lead to item in Amazon.com.

You can also browse citations by subject by clicking on the "Browse Terms" tabs.



Citations
  • How Our Lady of Guadalupe became Lutheran: Latin American Migration and Religious Change.
    Freier, Luisa Feline (2009)
    Migraciones Internacionales 5:2: 153-190.

    Latino migrants joining a Lutheran church in Madison, Wisconsin, brought the popular Catholic cult into their new church.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; United States, Wisconsin, Madison; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Latino Americans; Popular Catholicism; Migrant; Marian
  • How Denominational Resources Influence Debate About Homosexuality in Mainline Protestant Congregations.
    Cadge, Wendy, Laura R. Olson, and Christopher Wildeman (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:2: 187-207.

    Based on interviews with 3 denominations' clergy in the northeast U.S.A.; denominational literature narrowed the range of response categories in the congregations--e.g., modes of disagreement rather than departures.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist
  • 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: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; United States; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, U.S.A.; Strictness; Catholic, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Mormon, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Experience; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Communality; Contributions; Women; Nazarene, U.S.A.; State; Unitarian Universalist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; New age; United Church of Christ; Membership; Social capital; Education; Media; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Pastors in Transition: Why Clergy Leave Local Church Ministry.
    Hoge, Dean R., and Jacqueline E. Wenger (2005)
    Grand Rapids, Michigan: Eerdmans, 2005.

    Based on 2002 questionnaire data from former U.S. Protestant clergy and a control group of active clergy, with telephone interview follow-ups with a subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Ex-clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • The Political Attitudes and Activities of Mainline Protestant Clergy in the Election of 2000: A Study of Six Denominations.
    Smidt, Corwin E., Sue E.S. Crawford, Melissa Deckman, Donald Gray, Dan Hofrenning, Laura R. Olson, Sherrie Steiner, and Beau Weston (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 515-532.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from mainline Protestant clergy. Denominations differ in adherence to the social gospel & the moral reform movement. Differences in political party also occurred among & within denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformed Church in America; Clergy; American Baptist; Protestant, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ
  • Introduction.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and John H. Evans (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-24.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Membership; American Baptist; Belief; Episcopal
  • Vital Conflicts. The Mainline Denominations Debate Homosexuality.
    Cadge, Wendy (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 265-286.

    Follows debates about homosexuality in 6 American Protestant churches.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Homosexuality; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Episcopal
  • 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: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Contributions; United States; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • Clergywomen of the Pioneer Generation: A Longitudinal Study.
    Charlton, Joy (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:4: 599-613.

    Panel interview data from 30 female 1970s graduates of a United Methodist & a Lutheran seminary.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Lutheran Church in America; Women; United Methodist
  • 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: Contributions; Disciples of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Southern Baptist
  • 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: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Southern Baptist; New age; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Belief; Astrology; Necromancy; Disciples of Christ
  • General and Organizational Elites: The Case of Lutherans in Indiana.
    Mueller, Samuel A. (1991)
    Sociological Focus 24:3: 197-210.

    Ecological analysis of homes of church leaders in the 2 major Lutheran churches in Indiana, & of major Indiana politicians who belong to those churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Politics, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United States, Indiana
  • 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
  • Patterns of Parish Leadership, Cost and Effectiveness in Four Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Jackson W. Carroll, and Francis K. Scheets (1988)
    Kansas City, Missouri: Sheed & Ward.

    Analyzes previously published data, & new 1987 American data on financial needs.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; United Methodist; Episcopal; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Parish; Sisters
  • A New Typology for Organizations: Market, Bureaucracy, Clan and Mission, with Application to American Denominations.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:4: 475-498.

    Examines prior studies of various denominations; focuses on the % of members adhering to the denomination of their parents, & data on pastors' views of church organization & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Organization; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; American Baptist; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church; Episcopal; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.
  • Religious Regionalism: The Case of Lutherans in the South.
    Hook, Wade F. (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 27:1: 77-85.

    Uses membership, contribution, & sex role data to show divergence of Southern Lutherans from other U.S. Lutherans; ethnic identities & clergy dropout rates conform to national patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex role; Membership; Contributions; United States, South; Lutheran Church in America
  • Penetration of a Conventional Religious Hierarchy by Media Evangelism.
    Carlson, Elwood (1984)
    Sociology and Social Research 68:4: 498-509.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from participants in a South Carolina synod of the Lutheran Church in America; shows a large proportion had watched & had sent money to televangelists.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Lutheran Church in America; Contributions; Media
  • Women Pastors. What Happens after Placement?
    Royle, Marjorie H. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 24:2: 116-127.

    Analyzes 1976 data on female clergy ordained since 1970 in 4 U.S. denominations, & a comparison group of male clergy; few differences were found in membership or financial trends between female-pastored & male pastored churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Disciples of Christ; Women; Lutheran Church in America
  • Resource Inequality and Accumulative Advantage: Stratification in the Ministry.
    Broughton, Walter, and Edgar W. Mills, Jr. (1980)
    Social Forces 58:4: 1289-1301.

    1969 data from 21 denominations show resources accumulate with ministers' seniority; the trend appears among & within 7 denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Clergy; Stratification
  • Comparison of Trends in Ten Denominations, 1950-75.
    Doyle, Ruth T., and Sheila M. Kelly (1979)
    In Dean R. Hoge and David A. Roozen (eds.), Understanding Church Growth and Decline 1950-1978. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 144-159.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Church of Canada; Southern Baptist; Membership; Lutheran Church in America; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; United Methodist; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church
  • Religious Beliefs of Clergy Wives.
    Hartley, Shirley Foster, and Mary G. Taylor (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 63-72.

    Analyzes 1970 survey data from clergy wives in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & educational attainment.

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Education; Women; Denomination (organizational entity); Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Episcopal; United Methodist; Belief; Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy spouses; American Baptist
  • The Prophetic Clergy. Social Activism Among Protestant Ministers.
    Quinley, Harold E. (1974)
    New York: Wiley.

    Analyzes 1968 interview data from Protestant clergy in California.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy; Southern Baptist; Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; American Lutheran Church; Labor; Civil rights movement; United States, California; United Methodist; Mexican Americans; American Baptist
  • A Note on Clergy-laity Differences among Lutherans.
    Murphy, Steven E. (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:2: 177-179.

    Analyzes data from a southern Illinois sample of 77 clergy & 136 lay leaders; clergy tended to give more liberal responses than did laity on social & political issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Illinois; Lutheran Church in America
  • Wayward Shepherds: Prejudice and the Protestant Clergy.
    Stark, Rodney, Bruce D. Foster, Charles Y. Glock, and Harold E. Quinley (1971)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Analyzes 1968 survey data from clergy of major Protestant denominations in California.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; American Baptist; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Prejudice; Belief; Lutheran Church in America; United States, California; American Lutheran Church; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Activism
  • Socialization into the Ministry: A Comparative Analysis.
    Berg, Philip L. (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:2: 59-71.

    Analyzes data from a 1962-63 sample of Protestant seminarians from 24 seminaries, 10 denominations; focuses on socialization into the ministry-related skills, mind-sets, & intrinsic religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Disciples of Christ; United Presbyterian; Methodist, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Seminarians; American Baptist
  • Mortality among Lutheran Clergymen.
    King, Haitung, and John C. Bailar, III (1968)
    Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly 46:4: 527-548.

    Analyzes 1950-60 data on United Lutheran Church in America (merged in '62 into Lutheran Church in America) clergy; shows a low mortality rate.

    Associated Search Terms: Mortality; Clergy; United Lutheran Church in America
  • The Relationship of Church Members to Church Organizations.
    Ashbrook, James B. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientifc Study of Religion 5:3: 397-419.

    Analysis of 1963 questionnaire data from a sample of Protestant congregations in Rochester, New York, focusing on instrumental vs. expressive lay involvement in the churches.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Lutheran Church in America; United States, New York, Rochester; Membership; Episcopal
  • Polity, Church Attractiveness, and Ministers' Careers: An Eight-denomination Study of Inter-church Mobility.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 5:2: 241-258.

    Analyzes 1960 data from American clergy from 8 protestant denominations; focuses on material bases of career decisions.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Congregational, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Organization; Clergy; Clergy role; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • Church Adaptation to Urban Social Change: A Typology of Protestant City Congregations.
    Stanley, Manfred (1962)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 2:1: 64-73. [Also in Richard D. Knudten (ed.) The Sociology of Religion. An Anthology. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967, pp. 167-176]

    Based on observations, interviews, & questionnaires of churches in urban transition zones; finds involuted, transitional, & involved churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Adaptation; Change; United Lutheran Church in America; Parish; American Baptist
  • The Lutheran Church in the Carolinas Sociologically Interpreted.
    Hook, Wade F. (1959)
    Lutheran Quarterly 11: 60-67.

    Interprets 19th-century intra-church separations as constructive conflicts.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Conflict; United States, South Carolina; United States, North Carolina; United Lutheran Church in America
  • A Sociological Analysis of Lay Leadership in the Lutheran Churches of North and South Carolina (United Lutheran Church in America).
    Hook, Wade F. (1957)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Duke University.

    Associated Search Terms: United Lutheran Church in America; United States, South Carolina; United States, North Carolina; Historical; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Mixed Marriages Involving Lutherans: A Research Report.
    Bossard, James Herbert Siward, and Harold C. Letts (1956)
    Marriage and Family Living 18;4: 308-311.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from United Lutheran Church in America pastors.

    Associated Search Terms: United Lutheran Church in America; Marriage
[Viewing Matches 1-32]  (of 32 total matches in Citations)

Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.

Bookmark and Share