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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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