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  • Free Riding, Market Structure, and Church Member Donations in South Carolina.
    Hull, Brooks B., and Jody Lipford (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 172-187.

    Analyzes 2001 data from South Carolina Baptist congregations; free riding goes up with size, an effect mitigated by higher levels of services offered; competition among Baptist congregations lowers donations, competition with non-Baptist ones raise them.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Competition; Congregation; Contributions; Parish; Congregation size; Southern Baptist
  • Religious Interests and the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday in Greenville, South Carolina.
    Guth, James L., Lyman A. Kellstedt, Joshua Copeland, and Christine Rowland (2007)
    In Paul A. Djupe and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Religious Interests in Community Conflict. Beyond the Culture Wars. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 145-171.

    Examines involvement of some churches in an unsuccessful 2004 effort to have Greenville County recognize the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day holiday.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Race; United States, South Carolina, Greenville; Activism
  • Every Time I Feel the Spirit: Religious Experience and Ritual in an African American Church.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (2005)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Parish; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Americans; Participant observation
  • The Lotto and the Lord: Religious Influences on the Adoption of a Lottery in South Carolina.
    Olson, Laura R., Karen V. Guth, and James L. Guth (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:1: 87-110.

    Analyzes data from a 2000 South Carolina poll; religious political salience & white Evangelical identity predicted opposition to a lottery.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; United States, South Carolina; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Gambling
  • He Made a Way Out of No Way: Religious Experience in an African-American Congregation.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 39:1: 5-26.

    Based on 1991-92 field work in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Participant observation; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Americans; Parish; Class; United States, South Carolina, Charleston
  • The Church and the Street. Race, Class, and Congregation.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1997)
    In Penny Edgell Becker and Nancy L. Eiesland (eds.) Contemporary American Religion. An Ethnographic Reader. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 169-190.

    1991-92 participant observation study of a congregation in a low income section of Charleston.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Stratification; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Participant observation; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Americans
  • Sacrifice of Praise: Emotion and Collective Participation in an African-American Worship Service.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:4: 379-396.

    Based on 1991-92 ethnographic data from an A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina; explores "feeling rules" in emotional worship.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Definition of the situation; Experience; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Parish; African Americans; Emotion; Participant observation
  • South Carolina: The Christian Right Wins One.
    Guth, James L. (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. 133-145.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Blessed Assurance: Beliefs, Actions, and the Experience of Salvation in a Carolina Baptist Church.
    Heriot, M. Jean (1994)
    Knoxville; University of Tennessee Press.

    Ethnography of a rural South Carolina Southern Baptist congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Rural; Participant observation; Southern Baptist
  • Penetration of a Conventional Religious Hierarchy by Media Evangelism.
    Carlson, Elwood (1984)
    Sociology and Social Research 68:4: 498-509.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from participants in a South Carolina synod of the Lutheran Church in America; shows a large proportion had watched & had sent money to televangelists.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Media; United States, South Carolina; Contributions
  • The Meher Baba Movement: Its Effect on Post-Adolescent Social Alienation.
    Anthony, Dick, and Thomas Robbins (1974)
    In Irving T. Zaretsky and Mark P. Leone (eds.), Religious Movements in Contemporary America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 479-511.

    1970 participant observation study at a center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, focusing on youth culture; sees the center as an expressive community.

    Associated Search Terms: Meher Baba; Alienation; Youth culture; United States, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach; Expressive community
  • Getting Straight with Meher Baba. A Study of Mysticism, Drug Rehabilitation, and Post-Adolescent Role Conflict.
    Robbins, Thomas L., and Dick Anthony (1972)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 11:2: 122-140.

    Based on 1970 participant observation at a center in Myrtle Beach, interviews, & talks by members.

    Associated Search Terms: Mysticism; Youth; Drug; United States, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach; Meher Baba
  • The Lutheran Church in the Carolinas Sociologically Interpreted.
    Hook, Wade F. (1959)
    Lutheran Quarterly 11: 60-67.

    Interprets 19th-century intra-church separations as constructive conflicts.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; United States, South Carolina; United States, North Carolina; United Lutheran Church in America; Historical
  • Millways of Kent.
    Morland, J. Kenneth (1958)
    Chapel Hill: Univesity of North Carolina Press.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in a community in South Carolina; Ch. 6 provides a description of organized religion among working class migrants to a mill town.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Working class; Typology; United States, South Carolina; Serpent handling; Stratification
  • A Sociological Analysis of Lay Leadership in the Lutheran Churches of North and South Carolina (United Lutheran Church in America).
    Hook, Wade F. (1957)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Duke University.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, U.S.A.; Historical; United States, North Carolina; United Lutheran Church in America; United States, South Carolina
  • Religious Schism in the Methodist Church: A Sociological Analysis of the Pine Grove Case.
    Turberville, Gus (1949)
    Rural Sociology 14:1: 29-50.

    Considers a 1939 conflict in the Pine Grove Methodist Church in Turbeville, South Carolina, related to local divisions & controversy over merging 3 Methodist denominations into The Methodist Church.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Methodist Church, U.S.A.; United States, South Carolina, Turbeville; Conflict; Merger
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