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  • Congregations and Crime: Is the Spatial Distribution of Congregations Associated with Neighborhood Crime Rates?
    Desmond, Scott A., George Kikuchi, and Kristopher H. Morgan (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:1:37-55.

    Statistical analysis using data from mostly local Indianapolis sources.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Social capital; Criminology; Parish; Urban
  • Sacred Circles, Public Squares: The Multicentering of American Religion.
    Farnsley, Arthur Emery II, Nicholas J. Demerath III, Etan Diamond, Mary Mapes, and Elfriede Wedam (2004)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Pluralism; Social capital; Urban; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
  • The "Religious District" of Elite Congregations: Reproducing Spatial Centrality and Redefining Mission.
    Wedam, Elfriede (2003)
    Socology of Religion 64:1: 47-64.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Urban; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Churches and the Urban Poor: Interaction and Social Distance.
    Smith, R. Drew (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:3: 301-313.

    Analyzes interview data from residents of low-income housing in Indianapolis; the respondents were socially isolated from any nearby churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Poor; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Stratification
  • Congregations, Local Knowledge, and Devolution.
    Farnsley, Arthur Emery II (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:1: 96-110.

    Compares 2 urban neighborhoods in Indianapolis to reveal unobvious differences relevant to involving churches in social service programs. Some neighborhoods have church networks that center in them whiles others do not.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Network; Urban; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Social services
  • A Refuge for Some: Gender Differences in the Relationship between Religious Involvement and Depression.
    Mirola, William A. (1999)
    Sociology of Religion 60:4: 419-437.

    Analyzes 1988 interview data from Indianapolis, from respondents aged 18-55. Sees prayer used as coping and as buffering strain among women.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Depression; Gender; Coping; Medical
  • Religious Commitment and Integration into a Jewish Community in the United States.
    Levine, Betty C. (1986)
    Review of Religious Research 27:4: 328-343.

    Analyzes 1977-78 questionnaire data from adult Indianapolis Jews; shows religious commitment furthering integration into the local Jewish community.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Religiosity; Community; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • The Authority and Empowerment of Women among Spiritualist Groups.
    Haywood, Carol Lois (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:2: 157-166.

    Based on 1978-82 participant observation in 4 spiritualist groups in Boston & Indianapolis; shows some institutional patterns amenable to the exercise of authority by women.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Spiritualist, U.S.A.; Women; Participant observation; United States, Massachusetts, Boston
  • Participation in Local Churches: An Exploration of Its Impact on Satisfaction, Growth, and Social Action.
    Hougland, James G., Jr., and James R. Wood (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:4: 338-353.

    Analyzes 1973-74 information on 58 Protestant churches in Indianapolis; shows the importance of control over decisions, as opposed to participation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Social participation; Protestant, U.S.A.; Power
  • Leadership in Voluntary Organizations: The Controversy over Social Action in Protestant Churches.
    Wood, James R. (1981)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Analyzes 1973 questionnaire data from members of mainline Protestant denominational congregations in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Authority; Organization; Civil rights movement
  • Control in Organizations and the Commitment of Members.
    Hougland, James G., Jr., and James R. Wood (1980)
    Social Forces 59:1: 85-105.

    Analyzes information on 58 Protestant churches in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: Power; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana; Organization; Commitment
  • Discrepancies in Perceived Organizational Control: Their Incidence and Importance in Local Churches.
    Hougland, James G., Jr., Jon M. Shepard, and James R. Wood (1979)
    Sociological Quarterly 20:1: 63-76.

    Analyzes survey data from members of mainstream Protestant churches in Indianapolis; shows dissatisfaction related to discrepancies between perceived & preferred patterns of control.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Power; Parish; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Determinants of Organizational Control in Local Churches.
    Hougland, James G., Jr., and James R. Wood (1979)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18:2: 132-145.

    Analyzes information on 58 Protestant churches in Indianapolis; denominational size predicts degree of control over local churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Organization; Power; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • 'Inner Circles' in Local Churches: An Application of Thompson's Theory.
    Hougland, James G., Jr., and James R. Wood (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:3: 226-239.

    Analyzes information on 58 Protestant churches in Indianapolis; unofficial circles of power are shown to form when official structures are inactive.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Protestant, U.S.A.; Parish; Power; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Sex Differentials in Protestant Local Church Leadership and Participation.
    Anderson, Susan (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Indiana University. [DA 38:4 A, p. 2354]

    Examines lay leadership in 58 protestant congregations in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex role; Parish; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Women
  • Control and Policy in Protestant Congregations.
    Hougland, James G., Jr. (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Indiana University. [DA 37:4 A, p. 2429]

    Examines mainline Indianapolis Protestant churches to determine whether congregational vs. hierarchical polity affected the decisions to adopt controversial policies.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Conflict; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Organization; Power; Parish
  • Legitimate Control and "Organizational Transcendence."
    Wood, James R. (1975)
    Social Forces 54:1: 199-211.

    Organizational transcendence (an entity pursuing goals not appreciated by its members) in white mainline Protestant churches in Indianapolis responding to African Americans' demands; legitimate vs. informal control furthered organizational transcendence.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Organization; Authority; Civil rights movement
  • Sources of Leadership Ideology in Dissident Clergy.
    Shupe, Anson D., Jr., and James R. Wood (1973)
    Sociological Analysis 34:3: 185-201.

    Based on interviews with 12 mainline Protestant clergy in Indianapolis; finds theology & attitudes toward church polity sustain social activist stances.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Belief; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Organization; Activism
  • Social Mobility and Doctrinal Orthodoxy.
    VanRoy, Ralph F., Frank D. Bean, and James R. Wood (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:4: 427-439.

    Analyzes interview data from 12 congregations representing 6 denominations in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Mobility (vertical)
  • Doctrinal Orthodoxy, Salience, and the Consequential Dimension.
    Gibbs, David R., Samuel A. Mueller, and James R. Wood (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:1: 33-52.

    Analyzes 1971 interview data from members of 6 denominations in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Southern Baptist; Disciples of Christ; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; Episcopal; Salience; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Dimensions of religiosity; Consequential dimension; United Church of Christ
  • Subdimensions of Religiosity and Race Prejudice.
    Whitam, Frederick L. (1962)
    Review of Religious Research 3:4: 166-174.

    Analyzes interview data from Indianapolis; class effects explain part of the correlations between some facets of religiosity & prejudice.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Prejudice; Dimensions of religiosity
  • The Tolerant Personality.
    Martin, James G., and Frank R. Westie (1959)
    American Sociological Review 24:4: 521-528.

    Analyzes data from an Indianapolis sample; compares the tolerant with the prejudiced.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Prejudice
  • Social Correlates of Religious Interest.
    Lenski, Gerhard (1953)
    American Sociological Review 18: 533-544.

    Analyzes 1941 interview data from white Protestant households of couples who had been married 1927-29, living in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Occupation; Socialization; Denomination (organizational entity); Salience; Women; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Economic Class Consciousness in American Protestantism II.
    Hoult, Thomas Ford (1952)
    American Sociological Review 17: 349-350.

    Finds a correlation between average incomes of members & church property values for Protestant churches in Indianapolis, 1950.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Stratification; Urban
  • Social and Psychological Factors Affecting Fertility; Fertility Planning and Fertility Rates by Religious Interest and Denomination.
    Freedman, Ronald, and Pascal K. Whelpton (1950)
    Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly 28:2: 294-343.

    Analyzes 1941 interview data from native white Protestant Indianapolis couples, wives under age 45; finds religious interest related somewhat to fertility & family planning.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Denomination (organizational entity); Rationality; Family planning; Fertility
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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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