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  • Paganistan. Contemporary Pagan Community in Minnesota's Twin Cities.
    Pizza, Murphy (2014)
    Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; Participant observation; Paganistan; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Pagan, U.S.A.
  • Schism as midwife: How conflict aided the birth of a contemporary Pagan community.
    Pizza, Murphy (2009)
    In James R. Lewis and Sarah M. Lewis (eds.) Sacred Schisms. How Religions Divide. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 248-261.

    Focuses on a schism in a Wiccan church in Minneapolis. One of the churches became an umbrella for other kinds of Paganism.

    Associated Search Terms: Pagan, U.S.A.; Schism; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Wicca, U.S.A.
  • Social Movements and Party Politics: The Case of the Christian Right.
    Green, John C., Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 413-426.

    Examines the Christian Right & the Republican Party in 4 American states in 1994; the more open the party was to the new Christian right the less well it fared at the polls.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington; United States, Minnesota; United States, Texas; United States, Virginia; Social movement; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Minnesota: Christians and Quistians in the GOP.
    Gilbert, Christopher P., and David A. Peterson (1995)
    In Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox (eds.) God at the Grass Roots. The Christian Right in the 1994 Elections. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 169-189.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; United States, Minnesota; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Fellowship Ties and the Transmission of Religious Identity.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1993)
    In Jackson W. Carroll and Wade Clark Roof (eds.) Beyond Establishment. Protestant Identity in a Post-Protestant Age. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox, pp. 32-53.

    Reports General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data & questionnaire data from 5 Baptist General Conference congregations in St. Paul; argues that distinctive identity is an organizational advantage in a secular society.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Network; Baptist General Conference; United States, Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Church Friendships: Boon or Barrier to Church Growth?
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:4: 432-447.

    Analyzes 1985 questionnaire data from congregations in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Network; Baptist General Conference; Parish
  • Networks of Religious Belonging in Five Baptist Congregations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1987)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Chicago. [DA 48:11 A, p. 2985]

    Based on questionnaire & interview data from 5 congregations; focuses on friendships within congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist General Conference; Network; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Parish
  • Religious Interest and the Involvement of Young Adults.
    Mueller, Daniel P., and Philip W. Cooper (1986)
    Review of Religious Research 27:3: 245-254.

    Analyzes 1982 interview data from the St. Paul area, from persons aged 19-34; shows an expected family life cycle pattern among mainline Protestants, less interest by Catholics & more by fundamentalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Family life cycle; Life cycle; Interest; United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; Catholic, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Parental Use of the Threat "God Will Punish": Replication and Extension.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Alice Kroliczak (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:3: 267-277.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 4th-8th graders in public & Catholic schools in southern Minnesota.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, primary; United States, Minnesota; Socialization
  • Gender and Religious Socialization: Comparisons from Pakistan and the United States.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Arshad Rizvi (1984)
    Journal of Comparative Family Studies 15:2: 281-290.

    Compares survey data from middle school students in Minnesota and Pakistan.

    Associated Search Terms: Pakistan; United States, Minnesota; Family; Students, primary; Socialization; United States; Students, secondary; Gender; Comparative
  • Parish Autonomy: Measuring Denominational Differences.
    Cantrell, Randolph, James F. Krile, and George A. Donahue (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:3: 276-287.

    analyzes 1979 interview data from clergy along a high voltage powerline corridor in west central Minnesota, & experts on denominations' organization.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; United States, Minnesota
  • The Community Involvement of Yoked Parishes.
    Cantrell, Randolph, James F. Krile, and George A. Donahue (1982)
    Rural Sociology 47:1: 81-90.

    Analyzes 1979 & '80 telephone interview data from pastors of multiple-point parishes along a controversial powerline corridor in west central Minnesota; shows limits imposed by the multiple-point form of organization.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; Activism; United States, Minnesota; Organization
  • The External Adaptation of Religious Organizations.
    Cantrell, Randolph, James F. Krile, and George A. Donohue (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 41:4: 351-364.

    Analyzes 1979 interview data from clergy along a high voltage powerline corridor in west central Minnesota; focuses on church involvement in a public controversy.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota; Adaptation; Rural; Activism
  • Gender Differences in the Effects of Parental Discord on Preadolescent Religiousness.
    Nelsen, Hart M. (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:4: 351-360.

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from 4th-8th graders in southern Minnesota.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota; Sex; Students, primary; Family; Socialization
  • Religious Conformity In an Age of Disbelief: Contextual Effects of Time, Denomination, and Family Processes Upon Church Decline and Apostasy.
    Nelsen, Hart M. (1981)
    American Sociological Review 46:5: 632-640.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 4th-8th graders in public & Catholic schools in southern Minnesota.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Students, primary; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity); Methodist, U.S.A.; Family; United States, Minnesota; Socialization; Disaffiliation; Generations
  • Religion and Death: A Test of Homans' Thesis.
    Leming, Michael R. (1980)
    Omega. Journal of Death and Dying 10:4: 347-364.

    Analyzes interview data from residents of Northfield, Minnesota; shows a curvilinear relationship between religiosity & fear of death, with the moderately religious fearing death the most.

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; United States, Minnesota, Northfield; Death
  • Religious Transmission Versus Religious Formation: Preadolescent-parent Interaction.
    Nelsen, Hart M. (1980)
    Sociological Quarterly 21:2: 207-218.

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from 4th-8th graders in southern Minnesota; parents' religiosity & their supportiveness predict child's religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Religiosity; Students, primary; United States, Minnesota; Socialization
  • The Rural Church and Rural Religion: Analysis of Data from Children and Youth.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Raymond H. Potvin (1977)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 429: 103-114.

    Reviews the literature on American rural religion; shows differences between rural & non-rural belief with 1975 survey data from Minnesota children, & '75 questionnaire data from American adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; United States; United States, Minnesota; Adolescents; Rural
  • A Study of Couple Congruency in Religiosity and Its Relationship to Marital Satisfaction.
    Herron, Robert Wayne (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Minnesota. [DA 37 A, p. 3942]

    Analyzes data from Minnesota Lutheran & Catholic couples; both religiosity & Lutheran membership correlated with wives' marital satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Marriage; United States, Minnesota; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Religious Affiliation and Social Participation: Differences between Lutherans and Catholics.
    Petersen, James C., and Gary R. Lee (1976)
    Journal of Voluntary Action Research 5:2: 82-93.

    Analyzes survey data from Minnesota respondents 35 or less years old who were married once 6+ years; shows the American Lutheran Church fitting the voluntary association model better than does the Catholic Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; United States, Minnesota; Social participation; American Lutheran Church; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Ethnic Identification among American Jews: Socialization and Social Structure.
    Dashefsky, Arnold, and Howard M. Shapiro (1974)
    Lexington, Massachusetts: Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; Ethnic; Socialization
  • Religion, Socioeconomic Status, and Anomie.
    Lee, Gary R., and Robert W. Clyde (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:1: 35-47. Comment by David D. McCloskey 13:4 (1874): 497-502.

    Analyzes 1970 data from American Lutheran &Roman Catholic young married couples in Minnesota; shows religious variables rather than stratification ones as important for personal normlessness.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; American Lutheran Church; United States, Minnesota; Anomie; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religious Education and Ethnic Identification: Implications for Ethnic Pluralism.
    Shapiro, Howard M., and Arnold Dashefsky (1974)
    Review of Religious Research 15:2: 93-102.

    Analyzes 1969 questionnaire data from young Jewish men in St. Paul; Jewish education furthered Jewish identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; Jewish, U.S.A.; Identity
  • Family Size and College Aspirations: A Note on Catholic-protestant Differences.
    Nelson, Joel I., and Charles Simpkins (1973)
    Sociological Quarterly 14:4: 544-555.

    Analyzes survey data from Minnesota high school students; shows statistical relationships between family size & college aspirations greater for protestants than for Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota; Catholic, U.S.A.; Students, secondary; Family size; Education; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Adolescent Self-Esteem and Religiosity: A Cross-National Analysis.
    Smith, Christopher B. (1973)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Notre Dame.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, secondary; Self-esteem; Sex; Catholic; Germany, Bonn; United States, New York, New York; United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; Puerto Rico, San Juan; Mexico, Merida; Spain, Seville; Comparative
  • Jewish Identification and Intellectuality: A Two Generation Analysis.
    Shapiro, Howard M. (1972)
    Sociological Analysis 33:4: 230-238.

    Uses a sample of Jewish males in St. Paul, Minnesota; older respondents evinced a positive correlation between Jewish identity & a "thinking introversion" scale.

    Associated Search Terms: Intellectuality; Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; Generations
  • Theories on Religious Communal Development.
    Treece, James William (1971)
    Social Compass 18:1: 85-100.

    Describes the Bethany Fellowship (Minneapolis) & compares it with 4 other communal groups--Koinonia Farm, Sumter County, Georgia; Hutterites; St. Julian's, Sussex, England; & Mayeem Kareem Kibbutz, Israel.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Bethany Fellowship; Commune
  • Dogmatism and Attitudes toward Religious Change.
    Apostal, Robert A., and James R. Ditzler (1971)
    Sociological Analysis 32:3: 180-183.

    Survey of adults in a northwestern Minnesota parish, focusing on Vatican II era changes.

    Associated Search Terms: Dogmatism; Change; Parish; United States, Minnesota; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Family Factors and the Religious Belief Systems of Adolescents.
    Wieting, Stephen G. (1971)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Minnesota. [DA 32:11 A, p. 6573]

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Protestant adolescents & their parents in the Minneapolis area; shows cross-generational continuity in beliefs, discontinuity in organizational aspects of religion.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Adolescents; Family; Semantic differential; Stratification; Salience; Socialization; Individualism
  • Attitudes toward Joining Authoritarian Organizations and Sectarian Churches.
    Photiadis, John D., and William Schweiker (1970)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 9:3: 227-235.

    Analyzes survey data from small businessmen in Minnesota; shows powerlessness & authoritarianism related to joining authoritarian organizations & sectarian churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Business people; Conversion; Sect; Alienation; Authoritarianism; United States, Minnesota
  • Secularization: A Cross-national Study of Catholic Male Adolescents.
    Weigert, Andrew J., and Darwin L. Thomas (1970)
    Social Forces 49:1: 28-36.

    Analyzes data from samples of high school students in New York City, St. Paul, San Juan, & Merida.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico, Merida; Comparative; Students, secondary; Secularization; United States, New York, New York; Dimensions of religiosity; Puerto Rico, San Juan; Catholic; United States, Minnesota, St. Paul
  • Socialization and Religisoity: A Cross-national Analysis of Catholic Adolescents.
    Weigert, Andrew J., and Darwin L. Thomas (1970)
    Sociometry 33:3: 305-326.

    Analyzes data from purposive samples from male Catholic high schools in New York St. Paul, San Juan, & Merida; dimensions of religiosity relate to adolescents' perception of the control & support received from parents.

    Associated Search Terms: Puerto Rico, San Juan; United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; Mexico, Merida; Socialization; Family; Dimensions of religiosity; Catholic; United States, New York, New York; Students, secondary; Comparative
  • Religion as a Superordinate Meaning System and Socio-psychological Integration.
    Schweiker, William F. (1969)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 8:2: 300-307.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Minnesota small businessmen.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota; Anomie; Alienation; Business people; Integration (social)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Patterns and Adolescent Religiosity: A Cross-National Analysis.
    Weigert, Andrew J. (1968)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Minnesota. [DA 29:10 A, p. 3691]

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Catholic high schools in 4 cities. Belief scores were lower in more cosmopolitan areas, practice higher. Perceived parental control correlated with religiosity in Anglo contexts, with parental support generally.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; United States, New York, New York; Puerto Rico, San Juan; Students, secondary; Family; Urban; Dimensions of religiosity; Comparative; Mexico, Merida; Catholic
  • The Integration of Older Members in the Church Congregations.
    Moberg, David O. (1965)
    In Arnold M. Rose and Warren A. Peterson (eds.) Older People and Their Social World: The Subculture of Aging. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, pp. 125-140.

    Analyzes interview data from older persons in Minneapolis/St. Paul area congregations of an evangelical denomination; shows disengagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Disengagement; Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Gerontology
  • Social Change, Ethnicity and the Religious System in a Rural Community.
    Klietsch, Ronald G. (1963)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 24:3: 222-230.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Rural; Ethnic; United States, Minnesota
  • Structural Elements and Organizational Behavior. A Study of Ten Protestant Denominations in Minnesota.
    Gustafson, Paul M. (1963)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Minnesota.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 5,000+ ministers & lay leaders; explores the relationship between policy & liberal/conservative beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota; Belief; Organization; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Religious Activities and Personal Adjustment in Old Age.
    Moberg, David O. (1956)
    Journal of Social Psychology 43: 261-267.

    Analyzes 1951 questionnaire data from institutionalized senior citizens in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area; shows adjustment in old age to be related to religious participation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Gerontology
  • A Follow-up Study of Weekday Church School Graduates.
    Moberg, David O., and Morris A. Magnuson (1956)
    Religious Education 51:1: 59-63.

    Analyzes 1953 interview data from 14-16 year olds who had attended 4-6th grade religion classes in 1949-50 in released time from St. Paul, Minnesota, public schools; shows the students were still involved in their churches.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, St. Paul; Adolescents; Education
  • The Cultural Assimilation of the Mennonites at Mountain Lake.
    Redekop, Calvin (1954)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Minnesota.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, Mountain Lake; Mennonite, U.S.A.; Assimilation
  • The Christian Religion and Personal Adjustment in Old Age.
    Moberg, David O. (1953)
    American Sociological Review 18:1: 87-90.

    Analyzes interview data from residents of homes for the aged in Minneapolis; shows church members scoring higher on a personal adjustment scale.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Gerontology
  • Leadership in the Church and Personal Djustment in Old Age.
    Moberg, David O. (1953)
    Sociology and Social Research 37: 312-316.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from senior citizens in Minneapolis/St. Paul area old age homes; shows Protestants who held or had held church leadership positions had higher scores on an adjustment scale than did other Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Leadership; Gerontology
  • Factors in the Rural-urban Development of Norwegian Lutheranism in Minnesota.
    Westby, Frithjof Orval Martinus (1953)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Minnesota.

    Associated Search Terms: Norwegian Americans; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United States, Minnesota; Urban/rural; Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Religion and Personal Adjustment in Old Age. A Study of Some Aspects of the Christian Religion in Relation to Personal Adjustment of the Aged in Institutions.
    Moberg, David O. (1951)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Minnesota. [DA 12: 341-342; also abstracted in Religious Education 48 (1953): 184-185]

    Analyzes interview data from residents of homes for the aged in Minneapolis; shows church members scoring higher on a personal adjustment scale.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Gerontology
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