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  • When the Final Bell Tolls: Patterns of Church Closing in Two Protestant Denominations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D. (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:1: 49-73.

    Examines factors related to survival of congregations, based on Presbyterian & Nazarene data.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Organization; Nazarene, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • 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: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; United Methodist; Presbyterian Church in the 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: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ex-clergy; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; United Methodist
  • Facing the Stained Glass Ceiling. Gender in a Protestant Seminary.
    Finley, Barbara (2003)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Based on mid-1990s interviews & observation in a Presbyterian theology school; notes that conservative males obtain the better parish appointments while liberal women are socialized away from parish ministry.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Seminary; Seminarians
  • 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: Politics, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; American Baptist; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • 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 Church of Christ; American Baptist; Episcopal; Membership; Belief; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • 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: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Protestant, U.S.A.; American Baptist; United Methodist; Homosexuality; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Determinants of Church Involvement of Young Adults Who Grew up in Presbyterian Churches.
    Hoge, Dean R., Benton Johnson, and Donald A. Luidens (1993)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 32:3: 242-255.

    Analyzes interview data from young adults (33-42 yrs.) who grew up in U.S. Presbyterian churches; finds belief & recent family experiences affect church involvement. Early religious socialization & cultural broadening in college had little effect.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Belief; Socialization; Education; Family; Practice
  • Congregational Growth and Decline in Indiana among Five Mainline Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway (eds.) Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville; Abingdon, pp. 208-224.

    Based on 1980-88 data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; Episcopal; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • 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. Williams (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: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God; United Methodist; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Organization; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; Denomination (type); Schism; Secularization
  • 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
  • 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
  • Congregational Identities in the Presbyterian Church.
    Carroll, Jackson W., and David A. Roozen (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 31:4: 351-369.

    Analyzes data from 566 congregations in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Parish
  • New Wine in Old Wineskins. Evangelicals and Liberals in a Small-Town Church.
    Warner, R. Stephen (1988)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Participant observation & interviews in a Presbyterian church in Mendocino, California, that made an outreach to a hippie commune & later became evangelical under the influence of the young converts.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Commune; United States, California, Mendocino
  • Women Clergy. Breaking Through Gender Barriers.
    Lehman, Edward C., Jr. (1985)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Women
  • Visits to a Growing Evangelical and a Declining Liberal Church in 1978.
    Warner, R. Stephen (1983)
    Sociological Analysis 44:3: 243-254.

    Focuses on theological differences other factors having been controlled.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Membership
  • 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: Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; United Methodist; Clergy; Women
  • Moral Maturity and Education beyond Conventional Morality.
    Philibert, Paul J. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 286-296.

    Analyzes 1979-80 questionnaire data from parents & educators in 6 U.S. denominations; focuses on priority given to moral maturity.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Methodist; Episcopal
  • Teachers, Pedagogy and the Process of Religious Education.
    Philibert Paul J., and Dean R. Hoge (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 264-285.

    Analyzes 1979-80 survey of parents & religious educators in 6 U.S. denominations; profiles preferred pedagogical method & teacher qualities & correlates them with educational objectives.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Southern Baptist; Education; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); United Methodist; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
  • Desired Outcomes of Religious Education and Youth Ministry in Six Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Esther Heffernan, Eugene F. Hemrick, Hart M. Nelsen, James P. O'Connor, Paul J. Philibert, and Andrew D. Thompson (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 230-254.

    Survey of 1,853 religious educators & parents.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Southern Baptist; United Methodist; Belief; Conversion; Education; Youth ministry; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Moral; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Justice; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • The Influence of Assimilation on American Protestant Ministers' Beliefs, 1928-1978.
    Hoge, Dean R., and John E. Dyble (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:1: 64-77.

    Replicates the survey of Chicago Protestant clergy by Betts in 1928; shows a liberalization of theological beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Belief; Assimilation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Change; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Episcopal
  • Conservatism and Social Strength in a Liberal Denomination.
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk (1980)
    Review of Religious Research 21:3: 302-314.

    Reports 1975 survey data from 681 United Presbyterian congregations; shows conservatism to be generally unrelated to their growth patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Strictness
  • 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
  • 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, Missouri Synod; Stratification; United Methodist; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Clergy; Episcopal
  • Factors Producing Growth or Decline in United Presbyterian Congregations.
    Roof, Wade Clark, Dean R. Hoge, John E. Dyble, and C. Kirk Hadaway (1979)
    In Dean R. Hoge and David A. Roozen (eds.) Understanding Church Growth and Decline 1950-78. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 198-223.

    Analyzes 1968-74 national data from a purpose sample of congregations; focuses on congregational growth & decline.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Parish; 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
  • 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: United Methodist; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Church of Canada; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Membership; Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • Theology as a Source of Disagreement about Protestant Church Goals and Priorities.
    Hoge, Dean R., Everett L. Perry, and Gerald L. Klever (1978)
    Review of Religious Research 19:2: 116-138.

    Survey data from American Presbyterian clergy & laity show general agreement that highest priority be given to congregational "nurture" goals; disagreement rises over the importance & forms of mission & outreach beyond the membership.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Belief; Conflict
  • 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.
  • 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: Belief; Lutheran Church in America; American Baptist; Disciples of Christ; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Episcopal; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Denomination (organizational entity); Clergy spouses; Education; Women
  • Theological Views of America among Protestants.
    Hoge, Dean R. (1976)
    Sociological Analysis 37;2: 127-139.

    Based on a 1973 sample of United Presbyterian clergy & lay people.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Belief
  • Dimensionality of Belief among Mainstream Protestant Clergy.
    Longino, Charles F., Jr., and Jeffrey K. Hadden (1976)
    Social Forces 55:1: 30-42.

    Analyzes 1965 survey data from American clergy from 6 denominations; suggests the usefulness of using a common belief scale across denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Belief; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church
  • Two Models of Social Reform Action in a Normative Organization.
    Taylor, Mary G. (1975)
    Sociological Analysis 36:2: 161-167.

    A denominational model used corporate power, expert reform leaders, & dedication to structural change & standardized action; a congregational one used ad hoc voluntary groups, lay participation, individual change, & a "cafeteria" approach to reform.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco; Activism; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Change
  • Measuring the Religious Variable: National Replication.
    King, Morton B., and Richard A. Hunt (1975)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:1: 13-22.

    Factor analysis of 1973 questionnaire data from American members of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A..; yields similar factors to those generated in earlier research.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Dimensions of religiosity; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • 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: United Church of Christ; Peace/war; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • 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: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Civil Rights Attitudes of Rural and Urban Presbyterians.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Raytha L. Yokley (1970)
    Rural Sociology 35:2: 161-174.

    Analyzes 1967 questionnaire data from ministers & elders from 151 presbyteries.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban/rural; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Civil rights movement
  • Presbyterians, Civil Rights and Church Pronoucements.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Raytha L. Yokley (1970)
    Review of Religious Research 12:1: 43-50.

    Analyzes the civil rights attitudes of an American sample of church elders.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • The Schizophrenic Church: Conflict Over Community Organization.
    Lee, Robert, and Russell Galloway (1969)
    Philadelphia: Westminster.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conflict; Activism
  • Career Change in the Protestant Ministry.
    Mills, Edgar W. (1969)
    Ministry Studies 3:1: 5-21.

    Based on 1964 interviews with active or former clergy who had moved since January 1958.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Local Congregations and Social Change.
    Hargrove, Barbara J.W. (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:1: 13-22.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from congregations of 32 Colorado Presbyterian churches; uses a typology based on orientations toward social change.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Colorado; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Change; Parish
  • Authority and Compliance in a Normative Organization: A Study of the San Francisco Presbytery.
    Taylor, Mary G. (1969)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. [DA 31:4 A, p. 1910]

    Focuses on specific involvements in social action programs.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Activism; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United States, California, San Francisco
  • The Gathering Storm in the Churches. A Sociologist Looks at the Widening Gap between Clergy and Laymen.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1969)
    Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

    Analyzes 1965 questionnaire data from American clergy in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & attitudes toward the civil rights movement.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Civil rights movement; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; American Baptist; Episcopal
  • 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; United Presbyterian; American Baptist; Seminarians; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Southern Baptist; Disciples of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran Church in America; Methodist, U.S.A.
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