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  • Failing to Master Divinity: How Institutional Type, Financial Debt, Community Acceptance, and Gender Affect Seminary Graduates' Career Choices.
    Ferguson, Todd W. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:3: 341-363.

    Secondary analysis of 2012-13 U.S.A. & Canada theology schools' graduating student questionnaire data. M.Div. students at university-affiliated seminaries are less likely to want a religious career, those feeling accepted in the seminary community more likely, women less likely. Married women are more likely to want one than unmarried.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminary; Vocation; Gender; Seminarians
  • Inequality and the altruistic life: A study of the priestly vocation rate.
    Fishman, Robert M., Carlos Gervasoni, and Keely Jones Stater (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 575-595.

    Analyzes Catholic ordination rates of 25 nations. Greater societal-level inequality increases motivation to pursue individual material gain & less to pursue such an altruistic vocation as the Catholic priesthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Stratification; Vocation; Altruism
  • From Celibate Catholic Priest to Married Protestant Minister. Shepherding in Greener Pastures.
    Fichter, Stephen Joseph (2015)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Based on interviews with former Catholic priests in the U.S.A. who became pastors in Protestant churches, most in the Episcopal church but some in the Evangelical Lutheran & United churches. For most, celibacy had been a burden.

    Associated Search Terms: Role exit; Clergy; Role strain; Episcopal; Conversion; Clergy spouses; Celibacy; Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Sociologia da vocação religiosa: reprodução familiar e reprodução da Igreja.
    Seidl, Ernesto (2012)
    Sociologias 14/29: 240-272.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation
  • Catholic women religious vocations in the twentieth century: The Slovenian case.
    Bezjak, Sonja (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:2: 157-174.

    Examines statistics on the number of Slovenian women entering Catholic religious orders & congregations in Slovenia in the 20th century; the population sex ratio and governmental policies as well as other factors prove to be important.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Sex ratio; Secularization
  • Consideration of Priesthood and Religious Life among Never-Married U.S. Catholics.
    Gray, Mark M., and Mary L. Gautier (2012)
    Washington, D.C.: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation
  • Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism.
    Pitt, Richard N. (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Based on interviews with ministers & aspiring ministers of the Church of God in Christ; focuses on their sense of calling. Includes male clergy & female ministers. Many men never became pastors, despite ordination.

    Associated Search Terms: Dramaturgy; Clergy; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; African Americans; Vocation; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Gender
  • Determinants of the Number of Catholic Priests to Catholics in Europe--An Economic Explanation.
    Mourão, Paulo Reis (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 52:4: 427-438.

    Prediction models for the ratio of Catholic priests to Catholics in European nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Europe; Vocation; Catholic, Europe
  • Max Weber's Vocation: Some Remarks Concerning the Disenchantment of the Disenchanter.
    Motta, Roberto (2011)
    Social Compass 58:2: 153-161.

    Contrary to Weber's claim, romance languages & Catholic countries have the concept of vocation; the example of François de Sales is an example.

    Associated Search Terms: Inner-worldly asceticism; Weber, Max; Vocation
  • God's Global Professionals: International Students, Evangelical Christianity, and the Idea of the Calling.
    Williams, Roman R. (2010)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Boston University.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, foreign; Narrative; Identity; Vocation; Evangelical
  • Recent Vocations to Religious Life: A Report for the National Religious Vocation Conference.
    Bendyna, Mary E., and Mary L. Gautier (2009)
    Washington: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Orders/congregations
  • Vocational Discernment and Action: An Exploratory Study of Male and Female University Professors.
    Thompson, Don, and Cindy Miller-Perrin (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:1: 97-119.

    Based on a survey & observation of a workshop, both of professors at a Christian university.

    Associated Search Terms: Professor; Vocation
  • Vocation.
    Weigert, Andrew J., and Anthony J. Blasi (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 13-34.

    Conceptual clarification.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation
  • Vocation as a Personal Choice.
    Berzano, Luigi (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 57-81.

    Analyzes 2003 survey data from Italians aged 25-39, concerning vocations & religious vocations.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Italy
  • Civic Engagement and Church Policy in the Making of Religious Vocations: Cross-National Variation in the Evolution of Priestly Vocations.
    Fishman, Robert M., and Keely Jones (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 127-151.

    Compares priestly-vocation rates of Catholics over time and in several nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Comparative; Vocation
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Life: Vocation as a Social Movement.
    Butler, Robert C. (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 197-210.

    Traces the expansion of Martin Luther King's beyond traditional vocational categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Vocation
  • Chiamati a sogliere. I giovani italiani di fronte allo vocazione.
    Garelli, Franco (2007)
    Milano: San Paolo.

    Based on a 2006 survey of Italian adolescents and young adults.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; Vocation; Italy
  • Italian Youth and Ideas of Vocation.
    Garelli, Franco (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 35-55.

    Presents 2006 telephone survey data from Italian youth concerning vocations in general.

    Associated Search Terms: Youth; Vocation; Italy
  • Seminarians and Vocation.
    Dal Piaz, Giovanni (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 177-195.

    Reports demographics over time of secular & regular clergy, women religious, and seminarians in Italy.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Clergy; Sisters; Seminarians; Italy
  • Vocation and Vocational
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 103-126.

    Based on interviews with former Italian priests.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Stigma; Ex-priests; Ex-clergy
  • Women, Religious Agency and the Politics of Vocation.
    Leming, Laura M. (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 153-176.

    Sees the politics over women's ordination as an aspect of politics over the role of women in the U.S. and India.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; India; Vocation; Feminism; United States
  • Vocation Versus Vocational Status in the Lives of Current and Former Vowed American Catholic Religious.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2007)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Vocation and Social Context. Leiden: Brill, pp. 83-102.

    Analyzes 2002-2003 survey data from current and former Racine Dominican sisters & province of American current and former Franciscan priests and brothers (O.F.M.).

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Ex-clergy; Ex-priests; Ex-sisters; Franciscan (O.F.M.); Social issues; Social justice; Orders/congregations; Order of Preachers
  • Latino/a Catholic leaders in the United States.
    Gray, Mark M., and Mary L. Gautier (2006)
    In Edwin I. Hernández, Milgros Peña, Kenneth G. Davis, and Elizabeth Station (eds). Emerging Voice, Urgent Choices. Essays on Latino/a Religious Leadership. Leiden: Brill, pp. 65-89.

    Reports data from various CARA research projects.

    Associated Search Terms: Lay minister; Latino Americans; Deacon; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation
  • Jovenes 2000 y Religión.
    González Anleo, Juan, Pedro González Blasco, Javier Elzo Imaz, and Francisco Carmona Fernández (2004)
    Madrid: Fundación Santa Maria.

    Analyzes 2002 interview data from Spanish youth. Includes a review of previous studies.

    Associated Search Terms: Spain; Vocation; Socialization; Catholic, Spain; Youth; Practice; Belief; Adolescents
  • Journeys Along Damascus Road: Black Ministers, the Call, and the Modernization of Tradition.
    Bryant, James Arthur (2002)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Brown University.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Vocation; African Americans; Clergy
  • Religion and Society--Two Sides of the Same Coin. Part II.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2001)
    In Michael H. Barnes (ed.) Theology and the Social Sciences. Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, pp. 205-213.

    Contemplation & the common life rather than apostolic works attract new members to orders & congregations today.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation; Orders/congregations
  • Do Bishops Matter? A Cross-sectional Study of Ordinations to the U.S. Catholic Diocesan Priesthood.
    Yuengert, Andrew (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:3: 294-312.

    Analyzes annual 1986-97 ordination data for American dioceses; bishops who wrote for a conservative magazine & bishops appointed by the conservative Pope John Paul II had more annual ordinations per Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation; Bishop
  • Catholic Religious Vocations: Decline and Revival.
    Stark, Rodney, and Roger Finke (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:2: 125-145.

    Argues with cross-national comparisons of female religious (1962-95) & intra-U.S. progressive & traditional diocesan comparisons that reduced rewards for religious life & priesthood undercut vocations.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Vocation; Catholic; Clergy
  • Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion.
    Stark, Rodney, and Roger Finke (2000)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Received the 2001 Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Section. Chinese translation published by the People's University Press of China, 2004. Translated by Fenggang Yang. Korean translation published by Bookorea Publishing Co., Forthcoming.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Market model; Rational choice theory; Sisters; Catholic; Competition; Secularization; Congregation size; Commitment; Sect; Mormon; Social capital; Conversion
  • Catholic Contexts: Competition, Commitment and Innovation.
    Stark, Rodney (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:3: 197-208.

    Analyzes 1995-96 Catholic Directory data; indicators of commitment & innovative leadership correlates inversely with % Catholic of territorial units.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Competition; Vocation; United States
  • Max Webers Luther Interpretation.
    Lehmann, Hartmut (1995)
    Berliner Journal für Soziologie 5:3: 349-358.

    Reacting to a prior generation's glorification of Luther in Germany, Weber had a bias against him that affected his understanding of Luther's Beruf concept.

    Associated Search Terms: Reformation; Vocation; Protestant Ethic; Weber, Max
  • Max Webers Quellenbehandlung in der "protestantische Ethik"--Der "Berufs"-Begriff.
    Hanyu, Tatsuro (1994)
    Archives européennes de sociologie 35:1: 72-103.

    Close examination of Weber's use of historical materials in his analysis of "Beruf" in the Protestant Ethic study.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Protestant Ethic; Vocation; Calling
  • Market Forces and Catholic Commitment: Exploring the New Paradigm.
    Stark, Rodney, and James C. McCann (1993)
    Journal for the scientific Study of Religion 32:2: 111-124. Comment by Edward Bailey 34:3 (1995): 391-392.

    Analyzes 1960s & '70s Official Catholic Directory data for the U.S.; shows ordination & parochial school attendance ratios inversely related to the proportion of the population that is Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Competition; Education; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Max Webers Quellenbehandlung in der "Protestantische Ethik." Der Begriff "Calling."
    Hanyu, Tatsuro (1993)
    Zeitschrift für Soziologie 22:1: 67-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Calling; Protestant Ethic; Weber, Max
  • Full Pews and Empty Altars. Demographics of the Priest Shortage in United States Catholic Dioceses.
    Schoenherr, Richard A., and Lawrence A. Young, with the collaboration of Tsan-Yuang Cheng (1993)
    Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

    Projections based on 1966-86 data from U.S. Catholic dioceses, to 2006.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Demography; Vocation; Diocese; United States, regions
  • Vanishing Church Professionals.
    Fichter, Joseph H. (1989)
    In Laurie Felknor (ed.), The Crisis in Religious Vocations. New York: Paulist Press, pp. 99-115.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Vocation
  • The Future of Catholic Leadership. Responses to the Priest Shortage.
    Hoge, Dean R. (1987)
    Kansas City: Sheed & Ward.

    Analyzes 1985 questionnaire data from Catholic college students, adult Catholics, & priests in the United States.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Maryland, Baltimore; United States, Ohio, Cincinnati; Clergy role; Students, undergraduate; Vocation; Deacon; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Oregon, Portland; United States, Oregon; Lay minister
  • Vocations sacerdotales et séminaires: Le dépérissement du modèle clérical.
    Sutter, Jacques (1985)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 59:2: 177-196.

    Reviews 1960s & '70s European scholarship on the Catholic clerical profession.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Catholic; Clergy role
  • Research on Men's Vocations to the Priesthood and the Religious Life.
    Hoge, Dean R., Raymond H. Potvin, and Kathleen M. Gerry (1984)
    Washington: United States Catholic Conference.

    Reports mostly 1968-83 Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate data on seminary students.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Catholic, U.S.A.; Vocation
  • A Study of the Background Level of Job Satisfaction, Maturity, and Morale of 'Delayed Vocation' Catholic Priests.
    Hicks, Thomas H. (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 22:4: 328-345.

    Surveys alumni of a U.S. Catholic seminary for 2nd-career clergy; their demographics differed from those of a control group of 1st-career priests, but not levels of maturity & job satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Vocation; Job satisfaction; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Young Catholics. A Report to the Knights of Columbus.
    Fee, Joan L., Andrew M. Greeley, William C. McCready, and Theresa A. Sullivan (1981)
    Los Angeles: Sadlier.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Life cycle; Politics, Canada; Politics, U.S.A.; Marian; Catholic, U.S.A.; Family; Imagination; Catholic, Canada; United States; Canada; Young adults; Education; Marriage; Knights of Columbus
  • Perceived Influences on Occupational Choice of Seminarians.
    Cross, William M. (1980)
    Concordia Theological Quarterly 44:1: 3-16.

    Analyzes 1976-77 questionnaire data from students in Concordia Seminary (St. Louis), Seminex (St. Louis), & Concordia Seminary (Springfield, Missouri).

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Vocation; Lutheran, U.S.A.
  • Le recrutement dans les congrégations religieuses canadiennes. Etude d'un cas: les Clercs de St-Viateur.
    Turcotte, Paul-André (1980)
    Studies in Religion/Sciences religieuses 9:4: 415-425.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Case study; Canada; Catholic, Canada; Vocation; Clercs de Saint-Viateur
  • Il problema delle vocazioni ecclesiastiche.
    Burgalassi, Silvano (1978)
    Il Mulino 27;1: 87-99.

    Examines previously collected data on the supply of Catholic clergy in Italy, 1881-1976.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Vocation
  • La voction. Conversion et reconversion des prêtres ruraux.
    Suaud, Charles (1978)
    Paris: Éditions de Minuit.

    Studies minor seminarians in the Vendée; uses 1920-70 data; inheritance customs led parents to instill religiosity in younger sons until post-war opportunity substituted the school for religion.

    Associated Search Terms: France, Vendée; Catholic, France; Seminarians; Vocation; Rural
  • Dinamica vocazionale in cifre. Il flusso delle entrate e uscite nel Seminario Maggiore di Padova dal 1950-51 al 1970-71.
    Giuriati, Paolo (1977)
    Studia Patavina 2: 245-310.

    Associated Search Terms: Seminarians; Vocation; Italy, Padua
  • Religion als Beruf.
    Marhold, Wolfgang, et al. (1977)
    Stuttgart: Kohlhammer.

    Associated Search Terms: Theologian; Vocation; Clergy
  • Aspetti della secolarizzazione. (Il giorno del Signore e le vocazioni in Italia con particolare attenzione all'Abruzzo-Molise).
    Orsini, Gabriele di (1977)
    Sociologia. Rivista di scienze sociali (NS) 11:2/3: 151-180.

    Historical sociological look at Sunday observance from ancient times onward, & analysis of data on priest vocations in the 1970s; refers to marxist & capitalist "hyperproductivism."

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Practice; Italy, Abruzzo-Molise; Secularization
  • Career Commitment among Continuing and Exiting Seminary Students.
    Ventimiglia, Joseph C. (1977)
    Sociological Analysis 38:1: 49-58.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from early 1970s students at a north central U.S. Catholic seminary, a few years afterward; those who had withdrawn entered earlier & with external support, compared to those who continued toward ordination.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Seminarians; Vocation
  • Short-Run Career Choice among Protestant Seminarians.
    Mills, Bobby Eugene (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Syracuse University. [DA 38:5 A, p. 3094]

    Analyzes questionnaire data from seminarians at Union (NYC), Colgate-Rochester, Bexley Hall, & Crozer (all Rochester); theological conservatives, the less academic, & those expecting low income electing parish work rather than alternative clergy careers.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Seminarians
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