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  • Achilles and the tortoise. A society monoplized by Catholicism faced with an unexpected religious pluralism.
    Pace, Enzo (2013)
    Social Compass 60:3: 315-331.

    Descriptive data & maps of other-than-Catholic places of worship, Catholic Charismatic Renewal centers, & Catholic ministries to immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy; Assemblies of God, Italy; Catholic, Italy; Islam, Italy; Italy; Jehovah´s Witness, Italy; Migrant; Orthodox, eastern, Italy; Pluralism; Sikh, Italy
  • Comparing the geographc distributions and growth of Mormons, Adventists, and Witnesses.
    Lawson, Ronald, and Ryan T. Cragun (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 220-240.

    Uses international membership data.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Jehovah´s Witness; Membership; Mormon; Seventh-day Adventist; Market model
  • La fuoriuscita da un movimento religioso: le dinamiche dei cambiamenti.
    Niro, Fabiana (2011)
    In Virginie Alnet et al., La dimensione religiosa: problemi di metodo. Quaderno 56. Trento: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, pp. 37-43.

    Based on 23 semi-structured interviews with ex-members of the Jehovah's Witnesses, mostly at a meeting they held in Rome in 2008. Leaving brought on social ostracism.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Italy; Disaffiliation
  • Gender in the Discursive Practices of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the Former East Germany.
    Rajtar, Malgorzata (2011)
    Social Compass 58:2: 260-270.

    Based on life histories of Jehovah's Witnesses in Saxony, focusing on the clash between Jehovah's Witness gender stratification & East German egalitarian discourse.

    Associated Search Terms: Life histories; Jehovah´s Witness, Germany; Germany, East; Gender; Stratification; Women
  • Inside and outcast: Multifaceted stigma and redemption in the lives of gay and lesbian Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Lalich, Janja, and Karla McLaren (2010)
    Journal of Homosexuality 57:10: 303-333.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness; Stigma; Homosexuality
  • The Secular Transition: Two Worldwide Growth of Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Seventh-Day Adventists.
    Cragun, Ryan T., and Ronald Lawson (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:3: 349-373.

    1960-2006 membership data for 3 religious denominations show economic development curtailing membership growth.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Modernization; Membership; Jehovah´s Witness; Development; Seventh-day Adventist
  • The Trumpet Sounds Retreat: Learning from the Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Voas, David (2008)
    In Eileen Barker (ed.) The Centrality of Religion in Social Life. Essays in Honour of James A. Beckford. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 117-130.

    The Jehovah's Witnesses' pattern of growth followed by stagnation is explained by their having filled a bounded niche for the type of religion that they represent. Provides membership data.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness; Membership
  • Institutional Versus Contextual Explanations for the Growth of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States, 1945-2002.
    Sturgis, Paul W. (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:3: 290-300.

    Interprets growth data to support institutional rather than contextual explanations of the church's growth.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Membership; Organization
  • Kinship and Shifting Intra-Family Focalism among the Italo-Brussels Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Leman, Johan (2008)
    Social Compass 55:3: 351-358.

    Over time, membership came less through conversion in response to migration & lack of family ties & more through the family itself.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Italian Belgians; Jehovah´s Witness, Belgium; Belgium, Brussels
  • Familial Antecedents and the Choice of a New Religious Movement. Which Person in Which Religious Group?
    Namini, Sussen, and Sebastian Murken (2008)
    Nova Religio 11:3: 83-103.

    Based on interviews with members of 3 congregations of different denominations; loss of father in childhood & number of siblings varied by congregation. The New Apostolic Church, which employs father-themes, had a high % of father-loss in childhood.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Jehovah´s Witness, Germany; Pentecostal, Germany; Neuapostolischen Kirche, Germany; Germany
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Catholic, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Media; Membership; United States; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Practice; Social capital; Southern Baptist; State; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Experience; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Strictness; Women; Atheist, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief; United Church of Christ; Denomination (organizational entity); Disciples of Christ; Education; Contributions; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Communality; Megachurch
  • Identità e identificazione. Il pluralisme religioso nell'entreterra palermitano.
    Berzano, Luigi, and PierLuigi Zoccatelli (2005)
    Caltanisetta and Roma: Salvatore Sciascia.

    Based on research in the Diocese of Monreale; focuses on the minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Folk religion; Soka Gakkai, Italy; Magic; Jehovah´s Witness, Italy; Seventh-day Adventist, Italy; Italy, Sicily, Monreale; Pentecostal, Italy; Mennonite, Italy; Mormon, Italy
  • L'espansione dei Testimoni di Geova.
    Introvigne, Massimo (2004)
    Religioni e società 50: 48-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness
  • Legal Regulation of Religions in Russia. New Developments.
    Richardson, James T., Galina A. Krylova, and Marat S. Shterin (2004)
    In James T. Richardson (ed.), Regulating Religion. Case Studies from Around the Globe. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum, pp. 247-257.

    Associated Search Terms: Hare Krishna, Russia; Unification Church, Russia; Society of Jesus; Scientology, Russia; Catholic, Russia; Russia; Law; Jehovah´s Witness, Russia
  • Les Témoins de Jéhovah: Pour un Christianisme Original.
    Barbey, Philippe (2003)
    Paris: Harmattan.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness
  • Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement.
    Holden, Andrew (2002)
    New York: Routledge.

    International update.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness
  • Jehovah's Witnesses: Portrait of a Contemporary Religious Movement.
    Holden, Andrew (2002)
    London: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness
  • Disciplined Litigation, Vigilant Litigation, and Deformation: Dramatic Organization Change in Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Côte, Pauline, and James T. Richardson (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:1: 11-25.

    Defensive litigation activity changed the Jehovah's Witnesses so that litigation became a central activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness; Law
  • Looking for a system of order in life: Jehovah's Witnesses in Mexico.
    Fortuny Loret de Mola, Patricia (2001)
    In James Dow and Alan Sandstrom (eds.) Holy Saints and Firey Preachers in Mexico and Central America. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 87-116.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexico; Jehovah´s Witness, Mexico
  • Converted Women Redefining their Family Roles in Mexico.
    Fortuny Loret de Mola, Patricia (2000)
    In Sharon K. Houseknecht and Jerry G. Pankhurst (eds.) Family, Religion, and Social Change in Diverse Societies. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 363-380.

    The asceticism of Pentecostalism, Mormonism, & Jehovah's Witness in Mexico draws converts because it leads to family well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: Asceticism; Catholic, Mexico; Mexico; Pentecostal, Mexico; Mormon, Mexico; Jehovah´s Witness, Mexico; Family; Conversion; Women; Popular Catholicism
  • The Italo-Brussels Jehovah's Witnesses Revisited: From First-Generation Religious Fundamentalism to Ethno-Religious Community Formation.
    Leman, Johan (1998)
    Social Compass 45:2: 219-226.

    Analyzes 1991 questionnaire data from Jehovah's Witness congregations in Belgium, including ethnic Italian congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Belgium, Brussels; Italian Belgians; Jehovah´s Witness, Belgium; Belgium, Genk; Integration (social); Generations
  • Why the Jehovah's Witnesses Grow so Rapidly: A Theoretical Application.
    Stark, Rodney, and Laurence R. Iannaccone (1997)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 2: 135-157.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness
  • Class, Prestige, and Religious Conversion among Women in Rural Mexico.
    Woodrich, Anne C. (1997)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 8: 75-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Jehovah´s Witness, Mexico; Stratification; Conversion; Assemblies of God, Mexico; Mexico, Yucatan, Santa Cruz; Rural
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge.

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Holiness religion; Dimensions of religiosity; Shaker; Conversion; Seventh-day Adventist; Commune; Sect; Schism; Relative deprivation; New age; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Deprivation; Functionalism; Compensators; Jehovah´s Witness; Oneida; Stratification
  • Les Témoins de Jéhovah et le rapport.
    Dericquebourg, Régis (1996)
    In Massimo Introvigne and J. Gordon Melton (eds.), Pour en finir avec les sectes. Le débat sur le rapport de la commission parlementaire. Torino and Paris: CESNUR; Milano: Di Giovanni, pp. 255-260.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Jehovah´s Witness, France
  • Swiadkowie Jehowy.
    Gudaszewski, Grzegorz (1996)
    In Tadeusz Doktór (ed.), Ruchy Pogranicza Religii I Nauki. Jako Zjawisko Socjopsychologiczne, tom 5. Warsaw: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, pp. 37-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Poland; Conversion; Jehovah´s Witness, Poland
  • Domestication, sacralisation, instrumentalisation de la sexualité: le cas des Témoins de Jehovah et des Hassidim.
    Zylberberg, Jacques (1996)
    Social Compass 43:1: 67-79.

    Examines the ethical control of sexuality among Jehovah's Witnesses & Lubavitchers.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Jewish, Lubavitcher; Sexuality; Jehovah´s Witness
  • Mormones y Testigos de Jehová: La version Mexicana.
    Fortuny Loret de Mola, Patricia (1996)
    In Gilberto Giménez (ed.) Identidades religiosas y sociales en México. Mexico City: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Mexico, pp. 175-215.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Mexico; Mormon, Mexico; Mexico
  • The Role of Social Change in the Rise and Development of New Religious Groups in the Pacific Islands.
    Ernst, Manfred (1996)
    Münster: LIT-Verlag.

    Surveys the growth of evangelical & fundamentalist Christian churches in the South Pacific.

    Associated Search Terms: South Pacific; Assemblies of God; Jehovah´s Witness; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); New Apostolic Church; Christian Fellowship Church; Campus Crusade for Christ; Wycliffe Bible Translators International
  • Sect-State Relations: Accounting for the Differing Trajectories of Seventh-Day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Lawson, Ronald (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:4: 351-377.

    Compares paths that led the Witnesses to become an established sect & the Adventists more a denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Apocalyptic; State; Jehovah´s Witness; Seventh-day Adventist; Typology; Comparative
  • On he Road to Damascus: Pentecostals, Mormons and Jehovah's Witnesses n Mexico.
    Fortuny Loret de Mola, Patricia (1995)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University College London.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, Mexico; Mexico; Jehovah´s Witness, Mexico; Pentecostal, Mexico
  • El problema de los testigos de Jéhova en las escuelas mexicanas.
    Garma Navarro, Carlos (1994)
    Nueva antropología 45: 21-31.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Mexico; Education; Mexico
  • Antinomian Conduct at the Millennium: Metaphorical Conceptions of Time in Social Science and Social Life.
    Fields, Karen E. (1993)
    In Said Amir Arjomand (ed.), The Political Dimensions of Religion. Albany: State University of New York press, pp. 175-203.

    Associated Search Terms: Time; Antinomian; Millenarian; Africa; Millennial; Jehovah´s Witness
  • Les Transactions Politiques des Croyants. Charismatiques et Témoins de Jéhovah dans la Québec des Années 1970 et 1980.
    Côté, Pauline (1993)
    Ottawa: Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Canada; Politics, Canada; Pentecostal, Catholic, Canada; Canada, Quebec
  • Extraordinary Groups. An Examination of Unconventional Life-Styles, 5th Ed.
    Kephart, William M., and William W. Zellner (1993)
    New York; St. Martin's Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Christian Science, U.S.A.; Jewish, Hasidic, Satmar; Jehovah´s Witness; Mormon; Father Divine; Oneida; Jewish, Lubavitcher; Amish, Old Order, U.S.A.; Commune; Jewish, Hasidic, Satmarer
  • Les Témoins de Jéhovah./I Testimoni di Geova.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1990)
    Paris: Cerf; Montréal: Fides./Milano: Mondadori, 1991.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness
  • Jehovah's Witnesses in a Catholic Country: A Survey of Nine Belgian Congregations.
    Wilson, Bryan R., and Karel Dobbelaere (1990)
    In Bryan R. Wilson (ed.) The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 149-175.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Belgium
  • The Social Dimensions of Sectarianism: Sects and New Religious Movements in Contemporary Society.
    Wilson, Bryan R. (1990)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    A collection of diverse essays.

    Associated Search Terms: Unification Church, Belgium; New religions; Jehovah´s Witness, Great Britain; Belgium; Great Britain; Secularization; Scientology; Sect; Jehovah´s Witness, Belgium
  • Le Jéhovisme, contre-emprise à la modernité.
    Dericquebourg, Régis (1989)
    Archives de sciences sociales des religions 68:1: 93-112.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernity; Sect; Jehovah´s Witness
  • Una carriera per Geova. I Testimoni di Geova in Italia.
    Pace, Enzo (1989)
    Polis 3: 511-532.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Jehovah´s Witness, Italy
  • La sètte cristiane. Dai testimoni di Geova al reverendo Moon.
    Introvigne, Massimo (1989)
    Milano: Arnoldo Mondadori.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Jehovah´s Witness; Unification Church
  • Evangelism as Frame Intrusion: Observations on Witnessing in Public Places.
    Ingram, Larry C. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 17-26.

    Based on 1969-70 participant observation data from California.

    Associated Search Terms: Witnessing; Campus Crusade for Christ; Frame analysis; Participant observation; Proselytizing
  • 'It Separated the Wheat from the Chaff': The '1975' Prophecy and its Impact among Dutch Jehovah's Witnesses.
    Singelenberg Richard (1989)
    Sociological Analysis 50:1: 23-40.

    Examines trends in Witness' activity levels in The Netherlands before & after a disconfirmed millennial prophecy, as a possible test of cognitive balance theory.

    Associated Search Terms: Millennial; Millenarian, Netherlands; Netherlands; Jehovah´s Witness, Netherlands; Cognitive balance
  • Religious Group Variation in the Socioeconomic Status and Family Behavior of Women.
    Heaton, Tim B., and Marie Cornwall (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:3: 283-299.

    Analyzes 1971-81 Canadian census data.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian, Canada; Salvation Army, Canada; United Church of Canada; Hutterite, Canada; Mennonite, Canada; Pentecostal, Canada; Jehovah´s Witness, Canada; Baptist, Canada; Lutheran, Canada
  • American Religion in the Post-aquarian Age: Values and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 75-89.

    Presents mean member ages & number of children born to members of 14 denominations, from 1972-85 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Church of God; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Family; Age; Membership; United States; Mormon, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ
  • Transaction Politiques et Collectivités Sacrales: le Cas des Charismatiques et des Témoins de Jéhovah.
    Côté, Pauline (1988)
    Thèse de doctorat in science politique, Université Laval.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness; Pentecostal, Catholic; Politics
  • From Challenging Culture to Challenged Culture: The Sicilian Cultural Code and the Socio-Cultural Praxis of Sicilian Immigrants in Belgium
    Leman, Johan (1987)
    Leuven: Leuven University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Belgium; Jehovah´s Witness, Belgium
  • Religion and Differences in Morbidity and Mortality.
    Jarvis, George K., and Herbert C. Northcott (1987)
    Social Science and Medicine 25:7: 813-824.

    Literature review; focuses on Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, clergy, Seventh-day Adventists, Mormons, Parsees, Jehovah's Witnesses, & Hutterites.

    Associated Search Terms: Death; Hutterite; Jehovah´s Witness; Parsee; Mormon; Seventh-day Adventist; Clergy; Medical; Jewish; Catholic; Islam
  • Secularisation in Australia between 1966 and 1985; A Research Note.
    McCallum, John (1987)
    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Scoiology 23:3: 407-422.

    Overview of census data & surveys; shows a decline in religion & attributes the decline to changes in childhood socialization &, for women, competing adult socialization.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Secularization; Australia; Anglican, Australia; Orthodox, eastern, Australia; Jehovah´s Witness, Australia; Catholic, Australia; Atheist, Australia; Islam, Australia
  • Sociodemographic Characteristics of Religious Groups in Canada.
    Heaton, Tim B. (1986)
    Sociological Analysis 47:1: 54-65.

    Analyzes 1981 Canadian census data; allows for a focus on smaller, often overlooked denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Canada; Canada; Pentecostal, Canada; Hutterite, Canada; Mennonite, Canada; Lutheran, Canada; Mormon, Canada; Baptist, Canada; Anglican Church of Canada; Polish National Catholic, Canada; Ukrainian Catholic, Canada; Catholic, Canada
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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