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Bibliography of Writings in Congregational Studies

This Web resource offers an extensive list of references to scholarly writings on congregations organized around the categories of the book, Studying Congregations: A New Handbook, by Nancy T. Ammerman,... read more >

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Research Methodology Resources

This resource offers a selected list of online resources for basic research. Linked topics include understanding and applying statistics, teaching statistics, resources for conducting research, tutorials in research methods, a... read more >

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Question Bank for Congregational Surveys

This web page on the website of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research offers a compilation of questions used by professional surveyors to gather information from congregations. Questions cover both... read more >

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U.S. Orthodox Churches in the 21st Century

At the turn of the millennium, traditional Orthodoxy's blend of ethnic and denominational identity has come into conflict with their slow process of assimilation in America. Both American-born ethnic church... read more >

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The Realities of Orthodox Parish Life

This article provides answers to 10 key questions facing the Orthodox community in the 21st century. It addresses several issues, including the extent to which American Orthodox Churches remain ethnically... read more >

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Orthodox Religious Groups 2000: A Research Project

Traditionally, Orthodox jurisdictions in the USA thought of themselves as diaspora churches, and put a priority on preserving their ethnic identity and culture. However, increasing numbers of converts to the... read more >

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Evolving Visions of the Orthodox Priesthood

The majority of American Orthodox priests oppose the idea of parishioners electing clergy and bishops, encourage obedience to established rules in the church, and do not tolerate differences of opinion... read more >

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Research Links about U.S. Orthodox Religious Groups

This resource provides information about studies of the Orthodox Church’s priesthood, parishioners, and parish needs. Included are links to key results and articles that discuss the findings: Research on Orthodox... read more >

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Conflicting Institutional Logics: United Methodists and Gay Rights

This article suggests that the conflict within Methodism over homosexuality is a conflict between the logic of religion, which urges people toward absolute moral principles, and the logic of democracy,... read more >

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Articles on Homosexuality and Religion

Here is an extensive list of articles on the intersection of homosexuality and religion, collated and vetted by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research. Links and subjects cover the full... read more >

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