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  • The bones restored to life. Dialogue and dissemination in the Vineyard's dialectic of text and presence.
    Bialecki, Jon (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 136-156.

    In the Vineyard Church of Southern California, charism & scripture complement & control one another.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California; Vineyard Churches; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Dialectic
  • 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
  • Personal Autonomy in Religion and Marriage: Is There a Link?
    Wilson, John, and Mark Musick (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 37:1: 3-18.

    Analyzes 1987-88 interview data from married adult Americans; religious affiliates saw marriage as a lifetime commitment. Pentecostal, Baptist, & Christian/Disciples wives saw autonomy within marriage as less important.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Marriage; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Family; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Individualism; United States; Episcopal; Jewish, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Autonomy; Practice
  • Religious Group Variation in the Socioeconomic Status and Family Behavior of Women.
    Heaton, Tim B., and Marie Cornwall (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:3: 283-299.

    Analyzes 1971-81 Canadian census data.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, Canada; Salvation Army, Canada; United Church of Canada; Hutterite, Canada; Mennonite, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada; Jehovah´s Witness, Canada; Baptist, Canada; Lutheran, Canada
  • Fragmented Gods. The Poverty and Potential of Religion in Canada./La Religion à la Carte.
    Bibby, Reginald W. (1987)
    Toronto: Irwin Publishing./Montréal: Fides, 1988

    Analyzes data from 1975, '80, & '85 Canadian national surveys, including a panel; focuses on affiliation, attendance, & belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Practice; Quality of life; Pentecostal, Canada; Baptist, Canada; Presbyterian, Canada; Lutheran, Canada; Anglican Church of Canada; United Church of Canada; Denomination (organizational entity); Belief; Catholic, Canada
  • A Tale of Two Congregations. Commitment and Social Structure in a Charismatic and Mainline Congregation.
    McGaw, Douglas B., and Elliott Wright (1981)
    Hartford, Connecticut: Hartford Seminary Foundation.

    Based on participant-observation & questionnaire data from 2 congregations in New England, collected in the mid-1970s.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Pentecostal, neo; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United States, Connecticut, Hartford
  • Civil Religion and other Religious Identities.
    Wimberley, Ronald C., and James A. Christenson (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:2: 91-100.

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from a North Carolina sample; civil religion attitude scores vary by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Quaker, U.S.A.; Church of God; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Lutheran, U.S.A.; Christian, U.S.A.; United States, North Carolina; Civil religion
  • Meaning and Belonging in a Charismatic Congregation: An Investigation into Sources of Neo-pentecostal Success.
    McGaw, Douglas B. (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 21:3: 284-301.

    Belonging is found to be as important as meaning.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United States, Connecticut, Hartford; Pentecostal, neo; Parish; Meaning; Membership
  • Commitment and Religious Community: A Comparison of a Charismatic and a Mainline Congregation.
    McGaw, Douglas B. (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:2: 146-163.

    Based on participant observation, interview, & questionnaire data from 2 congregations in New England. The charismatic one elicited more commitment by providing meaning & belongingness.

    Associated Search Terms: Commitment; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Pentecostal, neo; Participant observation; Parish
  • Congregation and Religious Commitment: A Comparative Study of Religious Meaning and Belonging.
    McGaw, Douglas B. (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Massachusetts. [DA 38:6 A, p. 3743]

    Compares participant observation, interview, & questionnaire data from 2 congregations in New England, 1 charismatic & 1 mainstream.

    Associated Search Terms: Commitment; Pentecostal, neo; Participant observation; Parish; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Christ and Conformity: A Study of Pentecostal Values.
    Dearman, Marion V. (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:4: 437-453.

    The United Pentecostal Church socializes members into some central American values. Based on interviews of church members.

    Associated Search Terms: United Pentecostal Church; United States, Oregon; Conformity; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • An Interpretive Comparison of Elements of the Pentecostal and Underground Church Movements in American Catholicism.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1974)
    Sociological Analysis 35:1: 57-65.

    Based on 1969-73 participant observation in 16 underground church groups & 5 Catholic Pentecostal ones in New Jersey; notes few socio-economic contrasts between the 2, but many differences in responses to ambiguity & change.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Participant observation; United States, New Jersey; Catholic, U.S.A.; Underground church
  • Do Holiness Sects Socialize in Dominant Values?: An Empirical Inquiry.
    Dearman, Marion V. (1972)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Oregon. [DA 33:9 A, p. 5296]

    Analyzes interview data from congregations in 6 Oregon cities; shows the denomination socializing members in an understanding of the dominant society's values.

    Associated Search Terms: United Pentecostal Church; United States, Oregon; Sect; Socialization; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
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