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  • Building and expanding communities: African immigrant congregations and the challenge of diversity.
    Biney, Moses O. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 142-165.

    4 New York City congregations of post-1965 African migrants have internal diversity & are localized in multi-ethnic settings.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Ecology; Migrant; United States, New York, New York; Urban; United States, New Jersey, Irvington; Diversity
  • "De facto Congregationalism" and Mormon Missionary Outreach: An Ethnographic Case Study.
    Phillips, Rick (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 628-643.

    Based on ethnographic data on Mormon missionaries in New Jersey. While most denominations maintain vitality with decentralization, the Mormon church hinders its missionary effectiveness through over-centralization.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Missionary; Mormon, U.S.A.; United States, New Jersey
  • Notas sobre pentecostalismo y poder entre inmigrantes latinoamericanos en la ciudad de Newark.
    Maduro, Otto (2007)
    Horizontes Antropológicos 13/27: 13-35.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Migrant; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United States, New Jersey, Newark; Power
  • Gender Differences in Stress among Protestant Clergy: An Exploratory Study.
    Fichter, Stephen Joseph (2005)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 15: 117-136.

    Based on questionnaire data from 30 Protestant clergy in Bergen County, New Jersey; stress did not vary with gender but with perception of congregational affirmation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New Jersey, Bergen County; Clergy; Stress; Sex
  • The Enduring Community. The Jews of Newark and Metro West.
    Helmreich, William B. (1998)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; United States, New Jersey, Newark; Assimilation; Jewish, U.S.A.; Change; Participant observation; Community
  • Ritual Healing in Suburban America.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1988)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation in Christian, eastern, meditative, metaphysical, & occult healing groups in Essex County, New Jersey.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Pentecostal, neo, U.S.A.; United States, New Jersey, Essex County; Participant observation; Healing
  • Ritual, Symbolism and Healing.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1987)
    Social Compass 34:4: 365-379.

    Based on participant observation in Christian, eastern meditative, metaphysical, & occult healing groups in Essex County, New Jersey.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Symbol; Healing; United States, New Jersey, Essex County; Ritual; Medical
  • Religiosity and Deviance: Toward a Contingency Theory of Constraining Effects.
    Tittle, Charles R. and Michael R. Welch (1983)
    Social Forces 61:3: 653-682.

    Analyzes 1972 interview data from 3 states; religiosity inhibited deviance where the extra-religious normative structure was weak or ambiguous.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New Jersey; United States, Oregon; United States, Iowa; Religiosity; Deviance/social control
  • Pentecostal Catholics. Power, Charisma, and Order in a Religious Movement.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1982)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Based on 1971-77 participant observation in northern New Jersey.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New Jersey; Participant observation; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Healing
  • Matters of Life and Death: Social, Political, and Religious Corelates of Attitudes on Abortion.
    Baker, Ross K., Laurily K. Epstein, and Rodney D. Forth (1981)
    American Politics Quarterly 9:1: 89-102.

    Analyzes 1978 survey data from adults in New Jersey, showing abortion attitudes to be related to religiosity rather than religious identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Religiosity; United States, New Jersey
  • The Spirit of Ecumenism: How Wide, How Deep, How Mindful of Truth?
    Kelly, James R. (1979)
    Review of Religious Research 20:2: 180-194.

    Analyzes survey data from New Jersey clergy; shows wide support for ecumenism, but little reading of literature from outside one's own denomination, & disagreement over what issues were really divisive.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, New Jersey
  • Authority, Conflict and Integration: The Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement and the Roman Catholic Church.
    Scorsone, Suzanne Rozell (1979)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Toronto. [DA 40:12 A, p. 6338]

    Compares the Community of God's Love (Rutherford, N.J.) & the World of community (Ann Arbor, MI). The latter was in conflict with church authority; its Toronto branch had minimal influence.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, Ontario, Toronto; United States, Michigan, Ann Arbor; United States, New Jersey, Rutherford; Pentecostal, Catholic, Canada; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Ecumenism and Social Conflict: The Case of Kawaida Towers.
    Kelly, James R. (1977)
    Journal of Ecumenical Studies 14:2: 288-303.

    In a Newark, New Jersey, controversy ecumenism kept political protagonists from dominating legitimatory symbols by not canceling out various religious legitimations.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, New Jersey, Newark
  • Testimony as a Commitment Mechanism in Catholic Pentecostal Prayer Groups.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1977)
    Journal for the Scietnific Study of Religion 16:2: 165-166.

    Based on 1971-75 participant observation in 7 prayer groups in New Jersey; shows that though glossolalia served as a commitment symbol, testimony was the central such mechanism.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Testimonial; Glossolalia; Participant observation; United States, New Jersey
  • The Social Context of Prophecy: 'Word-gifts' of the Spirit among Catholic Pentecostals.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 18:2: 134-147.

    Based on 1971-75 participant observation in 7 Catholic charismatic prayer groups in New Jersey; shows social control was maintained amidst a semblance of spontaneity & equality through the "gift of prophecy" & related speech roles.

    Associated Search Terms: Prophecy; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Participant observation; United States, New Jersey
  • Toward a Sociological Interpretation of the "Catholic Pentecostal" Movement.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1975)
    Review of Religious Research 16:2: 94104.

    Based on 1971-74 participant observation in 7 Catholic charismatic prayer groups in New Jersey; notes a felt need for security.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, New Jersey
  • Greek-Americans in a pan-Orthodox Parish: A Sociologist's View.
    Donus, Robert B. (1974)
    St. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly 18:1: 44-52.

    Based on a sample of Greek members of an ethnically mixed Orthodox church in Bergenfield, New Jersey; focuses on aspects of religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Greek Americans; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Parish; United States, New Jersey, Bergenfield
  • 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
  • Little Churches Alongside the Church: A Study of Dissenting Religious Communities within Contemporary American Catholicism.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (1970)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, New School for Social Research

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Dissent; United States, New Jersey; Underground church
  • Function of the Parish Priest in the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey.
    Wood, Charles Leon (1964)
    Unpublished Ed.D. dissertation, Rutgers University. [DA 25:5, p. 2870]

    Compares lay & clergy perceptions of the clergy role; shows little difference.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New Jersey; Episcopal; Clergy role
  • Delinquent Behavior and Church Attendance.
    Kvaraceus, William C. (1944)
    Sociology and Social Research 28: 284-289.

    Presents basic data on church membership & attendance for children referred to the Passaic, New Jersey children's Bureau; suggests they reflect the general population.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New Jersey, Passaic; Delinquency
  • The Awakening of the Quaker Movement against Negro Slavery in Colonial Pennsylvania and West New Jersey.
    Noss, Theodore K. (1934)
    Unpublished M.A. dissertation, University of Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New Jersey; United States, Pennsylvania; Social movement; Slavery; Historical; Quaker, U.S.A.
  • Social Organization Among the Negroes of a New Jersey Town.
    Parrish, Charles H. (1921)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Columbia University.

    Shows the domination by competing churches of the organized life of the African American population of a New Jersey town.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, New Jersey; African Americans; Competition
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