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  • 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: United States, West Virginia; Authority; New Vrindaban; New religions; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.
  • 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; Clergy role; Disaster; United States, West Virginia
  • 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: Catholic, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Comfort; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist; Religiosity; United States, West Virginia; Alienation; Stratification
  • 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    Unpublished Ph.D..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.
  • Survey of the Snake-Handling Cult of West Virginia.
    Ambrose, Kenneth P. (1970)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, Marshall University.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, West Virginia; Serpent handling
  • 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: Serpent handling; United States, West Virginia; United States, Appalachia
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