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dc.contributor.advisorPark, Jerry Z.
dc.contributor.authorRhodes, Jeremy R.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T13:05:25Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T13:05:25Z
dc.date.copyright2011-08
dc.date.issued2011-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8241
dc.description.abstractAlthough a substantial body of theory addresses identity as both a social and individual phenomenon, this literature has largely neglected religious identity. The studies that do explore religious identity often operationalize religious identity as denominational affiliation rather than as a religious label chosen by the individual as a self-descriptor. This study will examine data from the 2005 and 2007 waves of the Baylor Religion Survey, as well as multi-level data from the 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey, to explore religious identity as a subjective religious label chosen by survey respondents. Religious identity will be analyzed as both a shaper of religious and non-religious facets of our lives, and as the result of demographic and congregational forces. Findings indicate that religious identity is not merely a reflection of denominational affiliation, but is deserving of greater exploration as a type of self-identification.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectReligion.en_US
dc.subjectReligious identity.en_US
dc.subjectPolitical tolerance.en_US
dc.subjectEvangelicalism.en_US
dc.subjectQuantitative methodology.en_US
dc.titleReligious identities : self-identification and denominational affiliation.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsAccess changed 6/27/13.
dc.contributor.departmentSociology.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Sociology.en_US


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