Bibliography of Scholarly Writing about Denominations
Ammerman, Nancy T. 1993. "SBC Moderates and the Making of a Post-Modern Denomination." Christian Century 110(26):896-99.
________. 1994. "Denominations: Who and What Are We Studying?" In Re-Imagining Denominationalism, edited by R. Bruce Mullin and Russell E. Richey. New York: Oxford University Press.
Ammerman, Nancy Tatom. 1990. Baptist Battles: Social Change and Religious Conflict in the Southern Baptist Convention. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press. Buy it now
Aponte, Edwin David. 1997. "Hispanic Protestantism in Philadelphia." In Re-Forming the Center: American Protestantism 1900 to the Present, edited by Douglas Jacobsen and William Vance Trollinger. Buy it now
Baggett, Jerome. 1996. "Habitat for Humanity: Observations on a Paradenominational Organization in the Public Sphere." Religious Research Association. Nashville, TN, November.
Baum, Gregory and Andrew Greeley, editors. 1974. The Church as Institution. Herder and Herder. Buy it now
Becker, Penny Edgell. 1996. "Local Ecclesiologies: Congregational Models and Public Religion in Two UMC Churches." United Methodism and American Culture Project. Duke University, June.
Bolden, Dean A. 1985. "Organizational Characteristics of Ecumenically Active Denominations." Sociological Analysis 46:261-74.
Butler, Jon. 1990. Awash in a Sea of Faith. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Buy it now
Byrd, Michael. 1996. "Denominational Structures of Organization and Lifeworld: A Survey of Recent Political Action in Nashville." Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Nashville, TN, November.
________. 1996. "Urbanism and the Politics of Identity: The Dynamics of Religious-Based Organizing in Metropolitan Nashville." Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Nashville, TN, November.
Cantrell, R. L., J. F. Krile, and G. A. Donohue. 1983. "Parish Autonomy: Measuring Denominational Differences." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:276-87.
Carpenter, Joel. 1980. "Fundamentalism Institutions and the Rise of Evangelical Protestantism, 1929-1940." Church History 49:62-75.
Carpenter, Joel A. 1984. "From Fundamentalism to the New Evangelical Coalition." Pp. 3-16 in Evangelicalism in Modern America, edited by George M. Marsden. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans.
Chang, Patricia Mei, Yin. 1992. "An Ecological Study of Protestant Denominations, 1790-1980: Integrating Strategies and Issues in Organizational Ecology and the Sociology of Religion." Paper presented at the meetings of the Association for the Sociology of Religion. Pittsburgh, August.
Chaves, Mark. 1991. "Segmentation in a Religious Labor Market." Sociological Analysis 52:143-58.
________. 1993. "Denominations as Dual Structures: An Organizational Analysis." Sociology of Religion 54(2):147-69.
________. 1993. "Intraorganizational Power and Internal Secularization in Protestant Denominations." American Journal of Sociology 99(1):1-48.
________. 1996. "Ordaining Women: The Diffusion of an Organizational Innovation." American Journal of Sociology 101(4):840-73.
Coalter, Milton J., John M. Mulder, and Louis B. Weeks, editors. 1992. The Organizational Revolution: Presbyterians and American Denominationalism. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox. Buy it now
Coble, Christopher. 1997. "'For Christ and the Church': The Christian Endeavor Movement and the Construction and Transmission of Protestant Identity and Culture, 1880-1940." diss, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago.
Cohen, Steve M. 1997. "Assessing the Vitality of Conservative Judaism." In Jews in the Center: Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, edited by Jack Wertheimer. Buy it now
Cotten, James, D. Paul Johnson, and Chris Evers. 1996. "Grass Roots Echoes of the Baptist Battles." Religious Research Association. Nashville, November.
Davidson, James D., C. Lincoln Johnson, and Alan K. Mock, editors. 1990. Faith and Social Ministry: Ten Christian Perspectives. Chicago: Loyola University Press. Buy it now
Dudley, Roger L. and H. Phillip Muthersbaugh. 1996. "Social Attachment to the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Among Young Adults." Review of Religious Research 38(1):38-50.
Dykstra, Craig and James Hudnut-Beumler. 1992. "The National Organizational Structures of Protestant Denominations: An Invitation to a Conversation." Pp. 307-31 in The Organizational Revolution: Presbyterians and American Denominationalism, edited by Milton J. Coalter, John M. Mulder and Louis B. Weeks. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox. Buy it now
Dykstra, Craig and J. Bradley Wigger. 1993? "A Brief History of a Genre Problem: Presbyterian Educational Resource Materials." In The Pluralistic Vision, edited by Milton J. Coalter, John M. Mulder and Louis B. Weeks. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox. Buy it now
D'Antonio, William V. 1994. "Autonomy and Democracy in an Autocratic Organization: The Case of the Roman Catholic Church." Sociology of Religion 55(4):379-96.
Escobar, Samuel. 1997. "The Two-Party System and the Missionary Enterprise." In Re-Forming the Center: American Protestantism 1960 to the Present, edited by Douglas Jacobsen and William Vance Trollinger.
Farnsley II, Arthur Emery. 1994. Southern Baptist Politics: Authority and Power in the Restructuring of an American Denomination. University Park, Penn.: Pennsylvania State University Press. Buy it now
Frostin, Per. 1993. "'The Organization is the Message': Theologically and Culturally Determined Factors in the Administration of the Church." Pp. 103-20 in Stewardship: Management, Ethics, Ecclesiology, edited by Sven-Erik Brodd. Church of Sweden Research Department.
Gay, David A. and Ellison Christopher G. 1993. "Religious Subcultures and Political Tolerance: Do Denominations Still Matter?" Review of Religious Research 34(4):311-32.
Greeley, Andrew M. 1972. Denominational Society. Glenview, Illinois: Scott-Forsman. Buy it now
Hadaway, C. Kirk. 1990. "Denominational Defection: Recent Research on Religious Disaffiliation in America." In The Mainstream Protestant "Decline": The Presbyterian Pattern, edited by Milton J. Coalter, John M. Mulder and Louis B. Weeks. Louisville: Westminster John Knox. Buy it now
Hadaway, C. Kirk and Penny Long Marler. 1993. "All in the Family: Religious Mobility in America." Review of Religious Research 35(2):97-116.
Hadaway, C. Kirk and David Roozen. 1995. Rerouting the Protestant Mainstream. Nashville: Abingdon. Buy it now
Harrison, Paul M. 1959. Authority and Power in the Free Church Tradition. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Buy it now
Hougland, James G. and James R. Wood. 1979. "Determinants of Organizational Control in Local Churches." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 18(2):132-45.
Jeavons, Thomas H. 1994. When the Bottom Line is Faithfulness: Management of Christian Service Organizations. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. Buy it now
Kalmun, Mathus. 1991. "Shifting Boundaries: Trends in Religious and Educational Homogamy." American Sociological Review 56:786-800.
Kniss, Fred and David Todd Campbell. 1997. "The Effect of Religious Orientation on International Relief and Development Organizations." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36(1):93-103.
Kniss, Fred and Mark Chaves. 1995. "Analyzing Intradenominational Conflict: New Directions." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 34(2):172-85.
Kosmin, Barry A., Ariela Keysar, and Nava Lerer. 1992. "Secular Education and the Religious Profile of Contemporary Black and White Americans." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31(4):523-32.
LaFollette, Joan C. 1992. "Money and Power: Presbyterian Women's Organizations in the Twentieth Century." In The Organizational Revolution, edited by Milton J. Coalter, John M. Mulder and Louis B. Weeks. Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox. Buy it now
Lee, Richard Wayne. 1995. "Strained Bedfellows: Pagans, New Agers, and "Starchy Humanists" in Unitarian Universalism." Sociology of Religion 56(4):379-96.
Liebman, Robert C., John R. Sutton, and Robert Wuthnow. 1988. "Exploring the Social Sources of Denominationalism: Schisms in American Denominations, 1890-1980." American Sociological Review 53:343-52.
Luidens, Donald A. and Roger J. Nemeth. 1997. "Refining the Center: Two Kinds of Reformed Church Loyalists." In Re-Forming the Center: American Protestantism 1900 to the Present, edited by Douglas Jacobsen and William Vance Trollinger. Buy it now
Marsden, George M. "The Evangelical Denomination." In Evangelicalism and Modern America, edited by George M. Marsden. Buy it now
Martin, David. 1962. "The Denomination." British Journal of Sociology 13:1-14.
Mathews, Donald G. 1969. "The Second Great Awakening as an Organizing Process, 1780-1830." American Quarterly 21:23-43.
McKinney, William. 1994. The Responsibility People. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. Buy it now
McMullen, Mike. 1994. "Religious Polities as Institutions." Social Forces 73(2):709-28.
Mead, Sidney E. 1963. The Lively Experiment. New York: Harper & Row.
Mickey, Paul and Robert Wilson. 1977. What New Creation: The Agony of Church Restructure. Nashville, TN: Abingdon.
Miller, Jon. 1994. The Social Control of Religious Zeal: A Study of Organizational Contradictions. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. Buy it now
Newman, William M. and Peter L. Halvorson. 1993. "The Church Membership Studies: An Assessment of Four Decades of Institutional Research." Review of Religious Research 35(1):55-61.
Olshan, Marc A. 1990. "The Old Order Amish Steering Committee: A Case Study in Organizational Evolution." Social Forces 69(2):603-16.
Orr, John B., Donald E. Miller, Wade Clark Roof, and J. Gordon Melton. 1994. Politics of the Spirit: Religion and Multiethnicity in Los Angeles. Los Angeles: University of Southern California.
Penning, James M. and Corwin Smidt. 1996. "The Christian Reformed Church: Religious Commitment and Denominational Distinctiveness in a Changing Environment." Society for the Scientific Study of Religion. Nashville, TN, November.
Poloma, Margaret. 1989. The Assemblies of God at the Crossroads: Charisma and Institutional Dilemmas. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. Buy it now
Pratt, Henry J. 1972. The Liberalization of American Protestantism: A Case Study in Complex Organization. Detroit: Wayne State University Press.
Primer, Ben. 1978. Protestants and American Business Methods. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press. Buy it now
Ray, Melissa. 1991. Blest Be the Ties That Bind: Interpretive Appropriation of External Mandates in an Organizational Culture. Ph. D. Diss., University of Wisconsin, Madison.
Richey, Russell. 1988. "Institutional Forms of Religion," edited by Charles H. Lippy and Peter W. Williams. New York: Scribner's.
Richey, Russell E. 1994. "Denominations and Denominationalism: An American Morphology." Pp. 74-98 in Re-Imagining Denominationalism, edited by R. Bruce Mullin and Russell E. Richey. New York: Oxford University Press.
Ritterband, Paul. 1997. "The Partnership of Family and Synagogue." In Jews in the Center: Conservative Synagogues and Their Members, edited by Jack Wertheimer. Buy it now
Scherer, Ross P., ed. 1980. American Denominational Organization: A Sociological View. Pasadena: William Carey Library. Buy it now
Sherkat, Darren E. and Christopher G. Ellison. 1991. "The Politics of Black Religious Change: Disaffiliation from Black Mainline Denominations." Social Forces 70(2):431-54.
Sikkink, David and Christian Smith. 1997. "'I Just Say I'm a Christian:' Symbolic Boundaries and Identity Formation Among Church-Going Protestants." In Re-Forming the Center: American Protestantism 1900 to the Present, edited by Douglas Jacobsen and William Vance Trollinger. Buy it now
Smith, Timothy L. 1968. "Congregation, State, and Denomination: The Forming of the American Religious Structure." William and Mary Quarterly 25:155-76.
Stone, Jon. 1990. "The New Voluntarism and Presbyterian Affiliation." Pp. 122-49 in The Mainstream Protestant "Decline": The Presbyterian Pattern, edited by Milton J. Coalter, John M. Mulder and Louis B. Weeks. Louisville: Westminster John Knox. Buy it now
Stone, Melissa M. and Miriam M. Wood. 1996. "Governance and the Small Religious Social Service Provider." PONPO, Yale University, New Haven, December.
Sullins, D. Paul. 1993. "Switching Close to Home: Volatility or Coherence in Protestant Affiliation Patterns?" Social Forces 72(2):399-419.
Swatos, William H. 1981. ""Beyond Denominationalism? Community and Culture in American Religion." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:217-27.
Takayama, K. Peter. 1974. "Administrative Structures and Political Processes in Protestant Denominations." Publius 4(2):5-37.
________. 1975. "Formal Polity and Change of Structure: Denominational Assemblies." Sociological Analysis 36:17-28.
Takayama, K. Peter and L. W. Cannon. 1979. "Formal Polity and Power Distribution in American Protestant Denominations." The Sociological Quarterly 20:321-32.
Takayama, K. Peter and D. G. Sachs. 1976. "Polity and Decision Premises: The Church and the Private School." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 15:269-78.
Wagner, Melinda Bollar. 1997. "Generic Conservative Christianity: The Demise of Denominationalism in Christian Schools." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36(1):13-24.
Warner, R. Stephen. 1988. New Wine in Old Wineskins. Berkeley: University of California Press. Buy it now
________. 1994. "The Place of the Congregation in the Contemporary American Religious Configuration." Pp. 54-99 in American Congregations: New Perspectives in the Study of Congregations, edited by James Wind and James Lewis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Buy it now
________. 1995. "The Metropolitan Community Churches and the Gay Agenda: The Power of Pentecostalism and Essentialism." Pp. 81-108 in Sex, Lies, and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America, edited by Mary Jo Neitz and Miriam S. Goldman. Greenwich, Conn.: JAI Press.
White, Ronald C. 1997. "Pushed Toward the Center: A Case Study of Young Life." In Re-Forming the Center: American Protestantism 1900 to the Present, edited by Douglas Jacobsen and William Vance Trollinger. Buy it now
Williams, D. Newell, editor. 1991. A Case Study of Mainstream Protestantism: The Disciples' Relation to American Culture. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. Buy it now
Wilson, John F. 1995. "A New Denominational Historiography?" Religion and American Culture 5(2):249-64.
Winter, Gibson. 1967. "Religious Organizations." Pp. 408-91 in The Emergent American Society, edited by L.W. Warner. New Haven: Yale University Press. Buy it now
Wittberg, Patricia. 1994. The Rise and Fall of Catholic Religious Orders: A Social Movement Perspective. SUNY Press. Buy it now
Wood, James R. 1970. "Authority and Controversial Policy: The Church and Civil Rights." American Sociological Review 35:1057-69.
Wood, James R. and Jon P. Bloch. 1995. "The Role of Church Assemblies in Building a Civil Society: The Case of the United Methodist General Conference's Debate on Homosexuality." Sociology of Religion 56(2):121-36.
Wright, Conrad. 1984. "The Growth of Denominational Bureaucracies: A Neglected Aspect of American Church History." Harvard Theological Review 77(2):177-94.
Wuthnow, Robert. 1988. The Restructuring of American Religion. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Buy it now
________. 1994. Producing the Sacred. Urbana: University of Illinois Press. Buy it now
Zech, Charles E. 1997. "Determinants of the Mission Funding Crisis." In Connectionalism: Ecclesiology, Mission, and Identity, edited by Dennis Campbell and Russell Richey. Nashville: Abingdon. Buy it now