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  • Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South.
    Wilson, Jeff (2012)
    Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press.

    Ethnography of a Buddhist Sangha in Richmond, Virginia, that includes 5 distinct groups: Pure Land, Zen, Vipassana, Tibetan, & Meditative Inquiry.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Buddhist, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia, Richmond
  • The United Church of Christ in the Shenandoah Valley. Liberal Church, Traditional Congregations.
    Cavalcanti, H.B. (2010)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Participant observation & interview study of UCC congregations in the Shenandoah Valley judicatory; local dynamics have more effect than national denominational policies.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Liberal, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; United States, Virginia; Parish
  • Almost Heaven. Leadership, Decline and the Transformation of New Vrindaban.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr., and Kendra Bailey (2006)
    Nova religio 9:3: 6-23.

    Based on 1993-2004 interviews & observation, & 2003 questionnaire data from New Vrindaban members. New Vrindaban is an off-shoot from Hare Krishna.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Authority; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; New Vrindaban; United States, West Virginia
  • Building Bridges and Bonds: Generating Social Capital in Secular and Faith-based Poverty-to-work Programs.
    Lockhart, William H. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:1: 45-60.

    Based on interviews & observation at poverty-to-work programs in Raleigh, North Carolina, & Richmond, Virginia; faith-based social services add congregation-based social bonds to other kinds of social capital.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, North Carolina, Raleigh; United States, Virginia, Richmond; Social capital; Social services
  • The Case for Secular Assimilation? The Latino Experience in Richmond, Virginia.
    Cavalcanti, H.B., and Debra Schleef (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:4: 473-483.

    Analyzes interview data from Latino Americans in Richmond; those with no religion had the highest assimilation scores.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia, Richmond; Migrant; Latino Americans; Assimilation; Atheist, U.S.A.
  • The Antislavery Movement in Early America: Religion, Social Environment and Slave Manumission.
    Budros, Art (2005)
    Social Forces 84:2: 941-966.

    Examines the impact of Methodist anti-slavery preaching on manumission in a Virginia county, 1782-1808.

    Associated Search Terms: Abolitionist movement; Methodist, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia, Brunswick County; Slavery
  • God, Love, and Health: Findings from a Clinical Study.
    Levin, Jeffrey S. (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:3: 277-293.

    Based on questionnaires distributed at a medical clinic to patients; having a loving relationship with God predicts better health.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia; Medical; God, image of
  • 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.
  • Uneasy Alliance: Conservative Catholics and the Christian Right.
    Bendyna, Mary E., John C. Green, Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:1: 51-64.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 1991 & '94 delegates to the Virginia Republican conventions; while Catholic activists agree with Evangelical activists on abortion, school prayer, & private school vouchers, they disagree on justice issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Justice; Christian Coalition; Moral; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia
  • Second Coming: The New Christian Right in Virginia Politics.
    Rozell, Mark J., and Clyde Wilcox (1996)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia
  • Virginia: God, Guns, and Oliver North.
    Rozell, Mark J., and Clyde Wilcox (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. 109-131.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative; United States, Virginia
  • After the Flood: The Response of Ministers to a Natural Disaster.
    Bradfield, Cecil David, Mary Lou Wylie, and Lennis G. Echterling (1989)
    Sociological Analysis 49:4: 397-407.

    Based on interviews with clergy in an area affected by a 1985 flood in West Virginia, focusing on role conflicts & frustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Role conflict; United States, West Virginia; Clergy role; Disaster
  • Let Your Life Speak: A Study of Politics, Religion, and Antinuclear Weapons Activism.
    Holsworth, Robert (1989)
    Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

    Examines faith-based antinuclear weapon activism in Richmond, Virginia, 1981-86.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Peace/war; Social movement; United States, Virginia, Richmond; Community study; Activism
  • Religion, Health and Healing: Findings from a Southern City.
    Johnson, Daniel M., J. Sherwood Williams, and David G. Bromley (1986)
    Sociological Analysis 47;1: 66-73.

    analyzes 1984 telephone interview data from Richmond, Virginia; focuses on self-reported healings.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Healing; United States, Virginia, Richmond
  • Dietary Behavior, Dietary Adequacy, and Religious Social Support: An Exploratory Study.
    McIntosh, William Alex, and Peggy A. Shifflett (1984)
    Review of Religious Research 26:2: 158-175.

    Analyzes interview data from senior citizens in Rockingham & Augusta Counties, Virginia; shows religion correlated with dietary behavior & adequacy, & interprets religion as social support.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia, Augusta County; United States, Virginia, Rockingham County; Gerontology; Medical; Social support
  • The Measurement of the Effect of Preaching and Preaching Plus Small Group Dialogue in one Baptist Church.
    Price, Dennis L., W. Robert Terry, and B. Conrad Johnston (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:2: 186-197.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from members of a Salem, Virginia Southern Baptist church.

    Associated Search Terms: Preaching; United States, Virginia, Salem; Southern Baptist; Semantic differential
  • Evangelical Lifestyle Concerns Expressed in Political Action.
    Lorentzen, Louise J. (1980)
    Sociological Analysis 41:2: 144-154. [Also in Jeffrey K. Hadden and Theodore E. Long (eds.) Religion and Religiosity in America. Studies in Honor of Joseph H. Fichter (New York: Crossroad, 1983), pp. 99-117]

    Studies a 1978 state Democratic Party nomination convention in Virginia.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Models and Priorities of the Catholic Church as Held by Suburban Laity.
    Dixon, Robert C., and Dean R. Hoge (1979)
    Review of Religious Research 20:2: 150-167.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Neo-Pentecostalism: A Sociological Assessment.
    Bradfield, Cecil David (1979)
    Washington: University Press of America.

    Based on 1972-74 participant observation & questionnaire data from a western Virginia chapter of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Virginia; Full Gospel Businessmenīs Fellowship International; Deprivation
  • Sources of Division in the Catholic Church Over Goals and Priorities.
    Dixon, Robert C. (1977)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Catholic University of America.

    Surveyed preferred models of church & action priorities in suburban Virginia Catholic parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia; Conflict; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religion: A Persistent Institution in a Changing Appalachia.
    Photiadis, John D., and John F. Schnabel (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 32-42.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from male household heads in West Virginia; compares fundamentalism, religiosity, & buffer-use of religion by Catholics, Methodists, & United Evangelical Brethren.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Alienation; Religiosity; Fundamentalist; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Comfort; United States, West Virginia; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • An Investigation of Neo-Pentecostalism.
    Bradfield, Cecil David (1975)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, American University [DA 36:6 A, p. 4031]

    Based on observation, review of movement literature, & questionnaire data from a Virginia chapter.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia; Full Gospel Businessmenīs Fellowship International; Deprivation; Participant observation
  • Functions and Dimensions of Religion.
    Nelson, Lynn D. (1974)
    Sociological Analysis 35:4: 263-272.

    Analyzes data from Virginia adults; shows devotionalism promotes norm adherence & that religiosity is unrelated to death-anxiety reduction.

    Associated Search Terms: Death anxiety; Dimensions of religiosity; United States, Virginia; Functionalism; Deviance/social control
  • Religion and Politics: The Political Behavior of West Virginia Protestant Fundamentalist Sectarians.
    Reinhardt, Robert M. (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of West Virginia. [DA 35:4 A, p. 2359]

    Analyzes West Virginia questionnaire data from sect-type & church-type clergy & laity; uses level of attachment to the religious body as a variable.

    Associated Search Terms: Typology; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, West Virginia; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Overt and Covert Politics: The Mormon Church's anti-ERA Campaign in Virginia.
    White, O. Kendall, Jr. (1974)
    Virginia Social Science Journal 19: 11-16.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia; Politics, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Women
  • Correlates of Life Satisfaction: A Re-examination.
    Edwards, John N., and David L. Klemmack (1973)
    Journal of Gerontology 28: 497-502.

    Analyzes survey data from persons aged 45+ in 4 Virginia counties; participation in voluntary associations, church activities, visiting neighbors, phoning non-family, & number of neighbors known predicted life satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia; Social participation; Well-being
  • Survey of the Snake-Handling Cult of West Virginia.
    Ambrose, Kenneth P. (1970)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Marshall University.

    Associated Search Terms: Serpent handling; United States, West Virginia
  • The Serpent-handling Religions of West Virginia.
    Gerrard, Nathan L. (1968)
    Trans-Action 5:6: 22-28.

    Describes religious serpent-handling as a safety valve for many of the frustrations of life in Appalachia.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, West Virginia; United States, Appalachia; Serpent handling
  • A Comparison of Urban and Rural Churches.
    Burchard, Waldo W. (1963)
    Rural Sociology 28:3: 271-278.

    analyzes questionnaire data from clergy in the city & country of Roanoke, Virginia; focuses on congregation size & number & attributes of clergy. Suburban churches resembled rural ones, except in being newer & having a more educated clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Virginia, Roanoke; Urban/rural
  • A Study of Churches of Culpeper County, Virginia.
    Ensminger, Douglas, and John S. Page (1940)
    Culpeper, Virginia: Culpeper Land Use Planning Committee. (U.S. Breau of Agricultural Economics.)

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; United States, Virginia, Culpeper Couny
  • The Role of the Church in Rural Community Life in Virginia.
    Hamilton, Charles Horace, and William Edward Garnett (1929)
    Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; United States, Virginia
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