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  • The doors of the church are now open: Black Clergy, collective efficacy, and neighborhood violence.
    Pegram, Kashea, Rod K. Brunson, and Anthony A. Braga (2016)
    City & Community 15:3:289-314.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Community organization; Deviance/social control; Urban; Youth; Violence
  • Living Faith. Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty.
    Sullivan, Susan Crawford (2011)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press

    Based on interviews with poor mothers in Boston, whose religion is often located outside formal churches but serves as a cultural resource.

    Associated Search Terms: Coping; Poor; Marginality; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Cultural capital
  • The New Metaphysicals: Spirituality and the American Religious Imagination.
    Bender, Courtney J. (2010)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge.; Individualism; Experience; Spirituality; Participant observation
  • Beyond Savior, Victim, and Sinner: Neighborhood Civic Life and 'Absent Presence' in the Religious District.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (2009)
    In Paul Lichterman and C. Brady Potts (eds.) The Civic Life of American Religion. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, pp. 82-99.

    Based on McRoberts, Streets of Glory. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Civil society
  • A Christian Coalition for Catholics? The Massachusetts Model.
    Cunningham, Maurice T. (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:1: 55-70.

    An early 21st century effort by the Massachusetts Catholic bishops to mobilize church members for political stands important to the bishops themselves had modest results.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Politics, U.S.A.; Moral; Homosexuality; United States, Massachusetts; Bishop; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End. Ephemeral Identities in an Italian American Community.
    Ferraiuolo, Augusto (2009)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Historical background of the Italian American enclave, North End, Boston, & ethnography of a series of feasts & processions.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Feast; Procession; Italian Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Community study; Saints; Participant observation
  • A Religious Minority within an Ethnic Minority: Korean American Buddhists.
    Kim, Karen Chai (2008)
    In Paul David Numrich (ed.) North American Buddhists in Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 163-184.

    Case study based largely on observations at a Boston temple organized under the auspces of the Chogye order. A double minority consciousness was pervasive.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Korean Americans; Buddhist, Mahayana, U.S.A.; Cho-gye; Minority
  • American reincarnations: What the many lives of past lives tell us about contemporary spiritual practice.
    Bender, Courtney (2007)
    Journal of the American Academy of Religion 75:3: 589-614.

    Associated Search Terms: Reincarnation; United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge.
  • God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscapes.
    Levitt, Peggy (2007)
    New York: New Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Irish Americans; Indian Americans; Brazilian Americans; Pakistani Americans; Transnational; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Migrant
  • Heartwood: The First Generation of Theravada Buddhism in America.
    Cadge, Wendy (2005)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Studies a Thai community in Philadelphia & a largely "white" American congregation in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Thai Americans; Participant observation; Buddhist, Theravada, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge.
  • The Evangelical Church in Boston's Chinatown: A Discoruse of Language, Gender, and Identity.
    Muse, Erika A. (2005)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Chinese Americans; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Identity; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Language
  • Streets of Glory: Church and Community in a Black Urban Neighborhood.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (2003)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Ritual; Anti-structure; Participant observation; Migrant; Urban; Communitas; African Americans
  • Worldly or Otherworldly? 'Activism' in an Urban Religious District.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (2003)
    In Michele Dillon (ed.) Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 412-422.

    Questions the usefulness of the inner/other-worldly distinction on the basis of ethnographic data from the African American churches in a section of Boston.

    Associated Search Terms: Inner-worldly; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Activism; African Americans; Urban; Participant observation; Otherworldliness
  • Beyond 'Strictness' to Distinctiveness: Generational Transition in Korean Protestant Churches.
    Chai, Karen J. (2001)
    In Hu-Youn Kwon, Kwang Chung Kim, and R. Stephen Warner (eds.), Korean Americans and Their Religions: Pilgrims and Missionaries from a Different Shore. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 157-180.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Generations; Korean Americans
  • The Transnational Villagers.
    Levitt, Peggy (2001)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Ethnography of a community of migrants from Miraflores, Dominican Republic, to Jamaica Plains, near Boston. A central chapter focuses on religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Dominican Americans; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Participant observation; Ethnic; Transnational
  • Intra-ethnic Religious Diversity: Korean Buddhists and Protestants in Greater Boston.
    Chai, Karen J. (2001)
    In Ho-Youn Kwon, Kwang Chung Kim, and R. Stephen Warner (eds.) Korean Americans and Their Religions: Pilgrims and Missionaries from a Different Shore. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, pp. 273-294.

    Associated Search Terms: Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Korean Americans
  • Saving Four Corners: Religion and Revitalization in a Depressed Neighborhood.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (2000)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Harvard University

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Urban; African Americans; Activism
  • Protestant-Catholic-Buddhist: Korean Americans and Religious Adaptation in Greater Boston.
    Chai, Karen J. (2000)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Harvard University.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Korean Americans; Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Adaptation
  • Understanding the "new" Black Pentecostal Activism: Lessons from Ecumenical Urban Ministries in Boston.
    McRoberts, Omar M. (1999)
    Sociology of Religion 60:1: 47-70.

    Analyzes the emergence of clergy activism in Boston African American Pentecostal churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Urban; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; African Americans
  • Urban Exodus: Why the Jews Left Boston and the Catholics Stayed.
    Gamm, Gerald (1999)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

    Studies ethnic succession in Roxbury.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Historical; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Urban
  • Competing for the Second Generation: English-language Ministry at a Korean Presbyterian Church.
    Chai, Karen J. (1998)
    In R. Stephen Warner and Judith Wittner (eds.), Gatherings in Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 295-331.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Korean Americans; Generations
  • Local-level Global Religion: The Case of U.S.-Dominican Migration.
    Levitt, Peggy (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:1: 74-89.

    Associated Search Terms: Dominican Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, Dominican Republic; Migrant; Dominican Republic; Globalization; United States, Massachusetts, Boston
  • Congregation and Community.
    Ammerman, Nancy T., with Arthur E. Farnsley II, Tammy Adams, Penny Edgell Becker, Brenda Brasher, Thomas Clark, Joan Cunningham, Nancy Eiesland, Bar bara Elwell, Michelle Hale, Diana Jones, Virginia Laffey, Stacey Nicholas, Marcia Robinson, etc. (1997)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Examines congregations' responses to economic troubles, racial integration, & other community changes; based on studies of 9 U.S. communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; United States, Illinois, Oak Park; United States, California, Los Angeles; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; United States, Georgia, Atlanta; Change; United States, California, Long Beach; Parish; Integration (racial); Urban; Economic
  • Lost in the Fifties. The Changing Family and the Nostalgic Church.
    Marler, Penny Long (1995)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Work, Family, and Religion in Contemporary Society. New York: Routledge, pp. 23-60.

    Explores effects of changes in family structure & of nostalgia on American religion; examines a United Church of Christ congregation near Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Family; Membership; United Church of Christ; Change; Nostalgia
  • Collective Life as the Ground of the Implicit Religion: The Case of American Converts to Russian Orthodoxy.
    Cavalcanti, H.B., and H. Paul Chalfant (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:4: 441-454.

    Based on participant observation in an Orthodox Church in America congregation in Boston. Collective church life is the ground for religiosity, even implicit religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodox Church in America; Parish; Participant observation; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Implicit religion
  • The Protestant Ethic and the Reality of Capitalism in Colonial America.
    Henretta, James A. (1993)
    In Hartmut Lehmann and Guenther Roth (eds.), Weber's Protestant Ethic: Origin, Evidence, Contexts. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 327-346.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant Ethic; Historical; United States, Massachusetts
  • Protestantism and Industrialization. An Examination of Three Alternative Models of the Relationship between Religion and Capitalism.
    Buck, Robert Enoch (1993)
    Review of Religious Research 34:3: 210-224.

    Compares development of shoe manufacturing, 1770-1865, which failed in Buckfield, Maine, & flourished in Lynn, Massachusetts; a Quaker community in Lynn was instrumental for industrial success.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Comparative; Economic; Quaker, U.S.A.; United States, Maine, Buckfield; United States, Massachusetts, Lynn
  • Aging and Religious Participation: Reconsidering the Effects of Health.
    Ainlay, Stephen C., Royce Singleton, Jr., and Victoria L. Swigert (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:2: 175-188.

    Analyzes 1990 interview data from older residents of Worcester, MA; shows church activity positively correlated with subjective health, negatively with functional impairments.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Worcester; Medical; Gerontology
  • A Bridging of Faith: Religion and Politics in a New England City.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III, and Rhys H. Williams (1992)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Politics, U.S.A.; State; Secularization
  • Secularization in a Community Context: Tensions of Religion and Politics in a New England City.
    Demerath, Nicholas J., III, and Rhys H. Williams (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:2: 189-206.

    Examines history & recent politics in Springfield, Massachusetts; finds church & state separated. Both a secularization & a sacralization of some aspects of community life occurred.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; State; Historical; Community study; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Political Process in an American City.
    Williams, Rhys H., and Nicholas J. Demerath III (1991)
    American Sociological Review 56: 417-431.

    Examines the dialectic of civil religion & separation of church & state in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Civil religion; State; Community study
  • The Boston Heresy Case in View of the Secularization of Religion: A Case Study in the Sociology of Religion.
    Pepper, George B. (1988)
    Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen.

    Associated Search Terms: Feeney, Leonard; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Secularization
  • Clergy in Racial Controversy: A Replication of the Campbell and Pettigrew Study.
    Thomas, Charles B., Jr. (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 26:4: 379-390.

    Analyzes 1975 interview data from clergy in the Boston area during a controversy over transporting students by bus for purposes of racial integration.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (racial); Clergy; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Activism
  • Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion in 17th-Century Massachusetts.
    Weisman, Richard (1984)
    Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts; Witch; Historical
  • 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
  • Black Pentecostalism. Southern Religion in an Urban World.
    Paris, Arthur E. (1982)
    Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.

    Based on 1971-73 participant observation in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, U.S.A.; African Americans; Urban; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Participant observation
  • The Demographic Environment and Church Membership Change.
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:1: 77-89.

    Examines impact of 1960-70 changes within census tracts, on membership in mainline Protestant congregations in 4 American cities.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; United States, Nebraska, Omaha; United States, Tennessee, Memphis; United States, Ohio, Columbus; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Urban; Membership
  • Performance of United Church of Christ Congregations in Massachusetts and in Pennsylvania.
    McKinney, William J., Jr. (1979)
    In Dean R. Hoge and David A. Roozen (eds.) Understanding Church Growth and Decline 1950-78. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 224-247.

    Analyzes 1976 Church Membership Inventory data from the Massachusetts & Central Pennsylvania conferences.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; United States, Pennsylvania; Membership; United States, Massachusetts
  • Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia.
    Baltzell, E. Digby (1979)
    New York: Free Press. [Boston: Beacon, 1982]

    Historical sociology on the ethos of Puritan vs. Quaker elites.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Quaker, U.S.A.; Puritan, U.S.A.; Elite; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Damnation and Deviance: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Failure.
    Rotenberg, Mordechai (1978)
    New York: Free Press.

    Focuses on the contradiction between the Calvinist belief in predestined evil & the professions dedicated to reforming individuals. One chapter examines colonial Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Protestant Ethic; Puritan; Calvinist; United States, Massachusetts
  • Will Jews Keep Giving? Prospects for the Jewish Charitable Community.
    Cohen, Steven M. (1978)
    Journal of Jewish Communal Service 55: 59-71.

    analyzes 1975 interview data from Boston Jews; shows younger respondents giving proportionately less.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Age; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Contributions
  • A Case Study of Role Conflict: Roman Catholic Priests.
    Reilly, Mary Ellen (1978)
    Human Relations 31:1: 77-90.

    Analyzes 1972 questionnaire data from priests in the Catholic Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts; shows younger priests especially facing conflicting expectations.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Catholic, U.S.A.; Role conflict
  • Perceptions of the Priest Role.
    Reilly, Mary Ellen (1975)
    Sociological Analysis 36:4: 347-356.

    Factor analysis of responses from Catholic clergy of the Springfield, Massachusetts, Diocese.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; Factor analysis; Clergy role
  • Yoga in a Western Setting: Youth in Search of Religious Prophecy.
    Parsons, Arthur S. (1974)
    Soundings 57: 222-235.

    Based on 1972 participant observation of a group that formed around Kundalini Yoga classes in Boston.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Yoga, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Boston
  • Attitudes toward Ecumenism: An Empirical Investigation.
    Kelly, James R. (1972)
    Journal of Ecumenical Studies 9:2: 341-351. [Also in Patrick H. McNamara (ed.), Religion American Style (New York: Harper & Row, 1974), pp. 249-258]

    Analyzes 1968 questionnaire data from Lexington, Massachusetts; shows convergences among Catholics & Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Ecumenism; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Lexington
  • Sources of Support for Ecumenism: A Sociological Study.
    Kelly, James R. (1971)
    Journal of Ecumenical Studies 8:1: 1-9.

    Analyzes 1968 questionnaire data from Lexington, Massachusetts; concludes that people not interested in general in religious questions or in the secular relevance of the churches are not likely to have an interest in ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Massachusetts, Lexington; Ecumenism
  • Who Favors Ecumenism? A Study of Some of the Correlates of Support for Ecumenism.
    Kelly, James R. (1971)
    Sociological Analysis 32:3: 158-169.

    Analyzes 1968 questionnaire data from a Boston suburb; shows Catholics who were actively involved in their church & accepted its traditional teachings were more supportive than other Catholics of ecumenism.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Lexington; Ecumenism
  • A Specification of the Weber Thesis: Plymouth Colony.
    Lucas, Rex A. (1971)
    History and Theory 10: 318-346.

    Generally supports the Protestant Ethic thesis, but not a thesis that automatically links individualism to Puritanism.

    Associated Search Terms: Puritan, U.S.A.; Individualism; Protestant Ethic; United States, Massachusetts, Plymouth; Historical
  • Religious-ethnic Differences in Alcohol Consumption.
    Wechsler, Henry, Harold W. Demone, Jr., Denise Thum, and Elizabeth H. Kasey (1970)
    Journal of Health and Social Behavior 11:1: 21-29.

    Analyzes data from persons over 16 yrs. Old treated in the emergency room of Massachusetts General Hospital, 1966-67.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcohol; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Medical
  • An Investigation of the Work Satisfaction of Priests of the Archdiocese of Boston.
    Griffin, John J. (1970)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Boston College. [DA 31:6 A, p. 3018]

    Based on 1968-69 questionnaire data.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; United States, Massachusetts, Boston
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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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