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  • Does Religion Protect Against Psychological Distress Among Chronically Ill and poor Women?
    Kilbourne, Barbara, Sherry M. Cummings, and Robert S. Levine (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 95-114.

    Analyzes interview data from low-income female patients in a Nashville, Tennessee, clinic. Dimensions of religion, arrived at through factor analysis, have modest but significant inverse effects on depression.

    Associated Search Terms: Factor analysis; Dimensions of religiosity; Women; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Poverty; Mental health; Medical; Depression; Stress
  • Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches.
    Elisha, Omri (2011)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on ethnographic field work in Knoxville, Tennessee. Portrays obstacles impeding involvement of Evangelical Megachurches in social services & outreach to the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Participant observation; Social services; United States, Tennessee, Knoxville; Charities; Conservative, U.S.A.; Activism
  • Church Growth and Decline: A Test of the Market-based Approach.
    Stoll, Laurie Cooper, and Larry R. Petersen (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:3: 251-268.

    Based on data from a sample of congregations in Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis); strictness predicted the supply of volunteers, financial contributions, & church growth, but not recruitment activity or extensiveness of programs.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Strictness; Volunteering; Contributions; Market model; Membership; Rational choice theory
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; United States; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, U.S.A.; Strictness; Catholic, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Mormon, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Experience; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Communality; Contributions; Women; Nazarene, U.S.A.; State; Unitarian Universalist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; New age; United Church of Christ; Membership; Social capital; Education; Media; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Jehovahīs Witness, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Urbanism, Metropolitan Development, and Identity Politics: Social Psychological Considerations of Left-Wing Mainline Organizing in Metropolitan Nashville.
    Byrd, Michael (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 146-159.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Urban; Identity; Liberal; Social movement
  • Organized Religion and Seniors' Mental Health.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1999)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Based on survey data from Tennessee seniors & interview data from church ministers to the elderly in Nashville, Tennessee; makes comparisons by race.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Parish; Gerontology; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Depression; Mental health; Clergy; African Americans
  • Does Public and Private Religiosity Have a Moderating Effect on Depression? A Bi-racial Study of Elders in the American South.
    Husaini, Baqar A., Anthony J. Blasi, and Oscar Miller (1999)
    International Journal of Aging and Development 48:1: 63-72.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Religiosity, collective; Religiosity, private; Gerontology; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Seniors' Mental Health and Pastoral Practices in African American Churches: An Exploratory Study in a Southern City.
    Blasi, Anthony J., Baqar A. Husaini, and Darrell A. Drumwright (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 40:2: 168-177.

    Based on 1997 interviews with ministers to older people in largely African American churches in Nashville.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Mental health; Clergy; African Americans; Gerontology
  • A Spiritual Storefront Church in Nashville: A Thaumaturgical Response to Racism and Social Stratification in the New South.
    Baer, Hans A. (1995)
    In O. Kendall White, Jr., and Daryl White (eds.), Religion in the contemporary South: Diversity, Community, and Identity. Southern Anthropological Society Proceedings No. 28. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 106-116.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Participant observation; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • Psychiatric Symptoms and Help-seeking Behavior among the Elderly: An Analysis of Racial and Gender Differences.
    Husaini, Baqar A., Stephen T. Moore, and Van A. Cain (1994)
    Journal of Gerontologial Social Work 21:3/4: 177-195.

    Analyzes interview data from African American & white seniors in Nashville; gives percentage using clergy as mental health professionals.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Mental health; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Gerontology; Sex
  • 'God's Line Is never Busy': An Analysis of Symbolic Discourse in two Southern Appalachian Denominations.
    Zimmermann, Stephanie, Joy Hart Seibert, Dwight B. Billings, and James G. Hoagland, Jr. (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:3: 297-306.

    Analyzes 1958-59 sermons & talks, & questionnaire data from Church of God (Cleveland) & Southern Baptist congregations in southern Appalachia.

    Associated Search Terms: Preaching; Southern Baptist; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Discourse; Appalachia; Story telling; Content analysis; United States, Appalachia
  • Under-Reported Churches in Middle Tennessee: A Research Note.
    Ethridge, F. Maurice (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:4: 518-519.

    Compares the National Council of Churches 1980 church census data for 30 counties & county tax assessors' data; NCC greatly undercounted Holiness, Pentecostal, & independent Baptist churches.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee; Holiness, U.S.A.; Baptist, independent, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Methodology
  • Orthodoxy, Religious Discordance and Alienation.
    Petersen, Larry R. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:3: 362-377.

    "Discordance"--belief that cultural change is undermining religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Alienation; Sect; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); United States, Tennessee, Memphis
  • Metropolitan Residential Environments and Church Organizational Activities.
    Guest, Avery, and Barrett A. Lee (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 47:4: 335-354.

    Analyzes data from 1981 questionnaires sent to church officials in Seattle & Nashville; shows community service programs varying most with degree to which the churches are integrated into the local community.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Parish; Activism; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; United States, Washington, Seattle; Charities
  • Religiosity, Anxiety, and Meaning and Purpose: Religion's Consequences for Psychological Well-being.
    Petersen, Larry R., and Anita Roy (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 27:1: 49-62.

    Analyzes 1981 telephone survey data from Memphis.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; Practice; Salience; United States, Tennessee, Memphis
  • Community and Commitment among Catholics: A Test of Local/Cosmopolitan Theory.
    Petersen, Larry R., and K. Peter Takayama (1984)
    Sociological Quarterly 25:1: 92-112.

    Based on a 1981 sample of Catholics in west Tennessee. Localism affected religious beliefs & played some role in mediating effects of education, size of home town, & length of residence. It had little effect on behavioral religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee; Belief; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Practice; Local/cosmopolitan
  • Religious Commitment and Conservatism: Toward Understanding an Elusive Relationship.
    Petersen, Larry R., and K. Peter Takayama (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:4: 354-371.

    Analyzes 1981 questionnaire data from Catholics in western Tennessee.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Tennessee; Local/cosmopolitan; Conservative, U.S.A.; Prejudice; Activism; Salience
  • The Black Spiritual Movement: A Religious Response to Racism.
    Baer, Hans A. (1984)
    Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Universal Hagarīs Spiritual Church (Father Hurley); United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Race; African Americans; Spiritualist, U.S.A.
  • Local/Cosmopolitan Theory and Religiosity among Catholic Nuns and Brothers.
    Petersen, Larry R., and K. Peter Takayama (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:4: 303-315.

    Analyzes 1981 questionnaire data from nuns & brothers in the Catholic diocese of Memphis.

    Associated Search Terms: Brothers; Orders/congregations; United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Local/cosmopolitan
  • Church Growth (and Decline) in a Southern City.
    Hadaway, Christopher Kirk (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:4: 372-386. Comment by Douglas Alan Walrath 23:4: 387-390.

    Examines impact of 1970-80 changes within census tracts, on membership in Southern Baptist congregations in & near Memphis, Tennessee.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Membership; Southern Baptist; United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Parish
  • 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: Urban; United States, Ohio, Columbus; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield; United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Membership; United States, Nebraska, Omaha; Demography
  • Black Ministers' Attitudes Toward Population Size and Birth Control.
    Elifson, Kirk W., and Joseph Irwin (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38:3: 252-257.

    Analyzes 1970 interview data from 154 African American clergy in Nashville.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Clergy; African Americans; Birth control
  • Preachers in Politics: A Study of Political Activism among the Black Ministry.
    Berenson, William M., Kirk W. Elifson, and Tandy Tollerson, III (1976)
    Journal of Black Studies 6: 373-392.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Clergy; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Polity and Decision Premises: The Church and the Private School.
    Takayama, K. Peter, and Diane G. Sachs (1976)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 15:3: 269-278.

    1974 questionnaire data from churches in Memphis, after busing of students for racial integration in the public schools began; shows conservative churches with congregational polity opened private schools.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (racial); Education; United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Organization
  • In the Company of the Converted: Characteristics of a Billy Graham Crusade Audience.
    Clelland, Donald A., Thomas C. Hood, C.M. Lipsey, and Ronald C. Wimberley (1974)
    Sociological Analysis 35:1: 45-56.

    Based on data from a 1970 revival in Knoxville; attenders were more educated & affluent, had higher prestige occupations, went to church more, & had more conservative rel. beliefs than average area residents. The revival affirmed a threatened life style.

    Associated Search Terms: Revival; Billy Graham Crusade; United States, Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Religion and Attitudes toward Abortion: A Study of Nurses and Social Workers.
    Hertel, Bradley R., Gerry E. Hendershot, and James W. Grimm (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:1: 23-34.

    1971 survey data from Christian nurses & social workers in a Nashville Planned Parenthood training program show attendance in both conservative & liberal denominations related to opposing abortion.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Social worker; Practice; Nurse; Abortion; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • A Model for Determining Information Diffusion in a Family Planning Program.
    Jackson, Audrey R. (1972)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 34: 503-513.

    Based on a 1966-67 study of white female residents of low-income areas in Nashville; fundamentalism is used as a control variable.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Birth control
  • The "Religious Factor" and Delinquent Behavior.
    Rhodes, A. Lewis, and Albert J. Reiss, Jr. (1970)
    Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 7:2: 83-98.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Nashville area high school students; shows Jews & nonfundamentalist Protestants with lower delinquency rates, unchurched with highest.

    Associated Search Terms: Delinquency; Students, secondary; Deviance/social control; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Adolescent Religious Participation: An Examination of Sib-Structure and Church Attendance.
    DeBord, Larry W. (1969)
    Adolescence 4/16: 557-570.

    Late 1950s Nashville interview data from 2-child families show a positive correlation of attendance & age among Southern Baptists & Methodists, none among Presbyterians, & inverse among Church of Christ members. Examines attendance by sibling composition.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Family; Adolescents; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Southern Baptist; Churches of Christ
  • Marriage, Membership and Mobility in Church and Sect.
    Adams, Robert Lynn, and John Mogely (1967)
    Sociological Analysis 28:4: 205-214.

    1943-65 marriage record data, 5 Disciples of Christ congregations, Nashville; theology & gender (male's religion) more than class affect denomination choice in mixed marriages.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Stratification; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Conversion; Disciples of Christ
  • Attitudes of Parents and Children Toward Desegregation.
    Sartain, James Auxford (1966)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Vanderbilt University. [DA 27:5 A, p. 1460]

    Analyzes 1955 questionnaire data from 7th & 11th graders, & interview data from parents, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee; high church involvement correlated with parents' favoring integration.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, primary; Integration (racial); United States, Tennessee, Oak Ridge; Students, secondary
  • Child-control through a 'Coalition with God.'
    Nunn, Clyde Z. (1964)
    Child Development 35: 417-432.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from members of intact white families having 2 children in Nashville; lower class parents more than others used religion to control their children.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Social control; United States, Tennessee, Nashville; Socialization; Family
  • Religion in a Rural Community of the South.
    Alexander, Frank D. (1941)
    American Sociological Review 6: 241-251.

    Interview data from a rural southwest Tennessee Community suggest a cognitively & organizationally simple religion, with involvement in practice differing from landowners to tenants.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Practice; United States, Tennessee; Community study; Rural
  • Spiritualist Sect in Nashville.
    Lockley, Edith A. (1936)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Fisk University.

    Associated Search Terms: Spiritualist, U.S.A.; African Americans; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
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