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  • Disengaged and indistinct: The subcultural identity of the Emerging Church movement.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 105-121.

    Based on 2009-2010 field work in an Emerging Church congregation in Seattle, Washington. The Emerging Church was disengaged from the issues of the day but not particularly distinct from the dominant religious culture.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington, Seattle; Congregation; Emerging church; Parish; Participant observation
  • Off the Map? Locating the Emerging Church: A Comparative Case Study of Congregations in the Pacific Northwest.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 69-91.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & primary sources in 4 Seattle congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Washington, Seattle; Emerging church; Youth
  • Ethnic and Gender Variation in Religious Involvement: Patterns of Expression in Young Adulthood.
    Jones, Janine M., Josie R. St. Peter, Sherira J. Fernandes, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Rick Kosterman, and J. David Hawkins (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 207-225.

    Analyzes panel interview data from yong adults in Seattle; notes changes over time in religious "profiles" (spiritual/not religious; religious; intrinsic; organizational; not organizational).

    Associated Search Terms: Young adults; Age; Experience; Gender; Panel study; Ritual; Spirituality; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Weathering Change: Gays and Lesbians, Christian Conservatives, and Everyday Hostilities.
    Linneman, Thomas John (2003)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Conflict; United States, Washington, Spokane; Urban; Comparative; Conservative, U.S.A.; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Religious Attitudes and Beliefs among Japanese Americans: King County, Washington and Santa Clara, California.
    Kashima, Tetsuden, S. Frank Miyamoto, and Stephen S. Fugita (2002)
    Behaviormetrika 29: 103-229.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, Santa Clara County; Japanese Americans; Belief; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Charisma and Corruption in the Love Family: Toward a Theory of Corruption in Charismatic Cults.
    Balch, Robert W. (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion S. Goldman (eds.), Sex, Lies, and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 155-179.

    Based on 1980-84 visits & interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington, Seattle; New religions; Deviance/social control; Charisma; Love Family; Corruption; Commune
  • An Analysis of Catholic Sacrificial Giving Programs in Seattle, Washington.
    Harris, Joseph Claude (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 230-237.

    Evaluation research on a "sacrificial giving" program in 19 parishes of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.

    Associated Search Terms: Evaluation research; United States, Washington, Seattle; Contributions; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Reliability of Historical United States Census Data on Religion.
    Stark, Rodney (1992)
    Sociological Analysis 53:1: 91-95.

    Compares 1925 Seattle Church Council membership data with 1926 federal census data for Seattle.

    Associated Search Terms: Reliability; United States, Washington, Seattle; Census
  • 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
  • Skidders and Their Servants: Variable Goals and Functions of the Skid Road Rescue Mission.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Armand L. Mauss (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:4: 421-436.

    Observation & interview study of skid road missions in Seattle, showing their official objectives not being achieved but personal goals of leaders & clientele successfully realized.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Latent function; Charities; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Social Deprivation and Religiosity.
    Christopher, Stefan, John Fearon, John McCoy, and Charles Nobbe (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10:4: 385-393. Comment by James E. Dittes 10:4: 393-395.

    Analyzes 1967 data from Catholics in a Seattle parish; supports the Glock/Stark deprivation model; the comment by Dittes is critical.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington, Seattle; Catholic, U.S.A.; Deprivation
  • Patterns of Church Distribution and Movement.
    Myers, George C. (1962)
    Social Forces 40:4: 354-363.

    Ecological analysis of denominations, sects, & cults in the Seattle, Washington area.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington, Seattle; Ecology; Urban; Typology
  • Measuring "Infinite" Values.
    Larson, Richard F. (1959)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 20:3: 194-202.

    Analyzes 1958 questionnaire data from Seattle Archdiocesan priests.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; Measurement; Clergy; United States, Washington, Seattle; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • What Kind of People Does a Religious Cult Attract?
    Catton, William R. (1957)
    American Sociological Review 22:5: 561-566. [Also in Marcello Truzzi 9ed.), Sociology and Everyday Life (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1968), pp. 235-242.

    Based on 1952 participant observation in meetings held in Seattle by Krishna Venta, who said he was Christ; analyzes audience questionnaire data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington, Seattle; Participant observation; Cult; Seeker
  • The Methodist Church in Seattle: A Study of the Declining Dominance of the Church as a Communal Institution.
    Martin, Robert Ray (1929)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Washington.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; United States, Washington, Seattle; Methodist, U.S.A.
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