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COUNTRY ARTICLES

ASIA

Chen, Chiung Hwang. “In Taiwan but Not of Taiwan: Challenges of the LDS Church in the Wake of the Indigenous Movement.” Dialogue 41:2 (Summer 2008), 3-31. http://www.dialoguejournal.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/4102-02Chen.pdf

Numano, Jiro. "Perseverance amid Paradox: The Struggle of the LDS Church in Japan Today." Dialogue 39:4 (Winter 2006): 138–155.

33:1 Spring 2000 Mission Complexities in Asia - From the East - The History of the Latter-day Saints in Asia, 1851-1996 by R. Lanier Britsch [Reviews] (p. 187)

EUROPE

Bennion, Lowell C. and Lawrence Young, "The Uncertain Dynamics of LDS Expansion, 1950-2020," Dialogue, Spring 1996: 8-32.

Babbit, Christi C., "Growth of LDS Church Has Upside, Downside," Deseret News, November 25, 2000.

Young, Lawrence A, "Confronting Turbulent Environments," in Contemporary Mormonism Social Science Perspectives, eds. Marie Cornwall, Tim Heaton, and Lawrence Young, Chicago: University of Illinois, 1994, 56-60. 1] Heaton, Tim. "Vital Statistics." Encyclopedia of Mormonism. edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1992, 4:1527-28.

[2] Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "Building Faith. A Special Report: The LDS Church in Chile," Salt Lake Tribune, March 31, 2006.

Oaks, Dallin A., "The Role of Members in Conversion," Ensign, March 2003.

"The Church Grows Stronger," Ensign, May 2004, 4.

George Barna and Mark Hatch, Boiling Point, Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2001, 212.

Willis, Stacy A., "Mormon Church Is Funding Its Future," Las Vegas Sun, May 4, 2001.

Oaks, Dallin A., "The Role of Members in Conversion," Ensign, March 2003.

 

Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "Growing LDS Church Goes Global," Salt Lake Tribune, February 10, 1996.

 

[1] The State of the World's Children 2001: Early Childhood, New York: United Nations Publications, 2000, 116.

[2] U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, 2001-2006 CIA World Factbooks, www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook.

[3] "Religious Congregations & Membership: 2000," Glenmary Research Center, September 20, 2002, http://www.glenmary.org.

[4] Heaton, Tim B. "Vital Statistics." in Ludlow, Daniel H., ed., Encyclopedia of Mormonism, New York: McMillen, 1992, vol. 4:1531-32.

[5] Heaton, Tim B., "Religious Influences on Mormon Fertility: Cross-National Comparisons," in James T. Duke, ed., Latter-day Saint Social Life, Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1998, 425-440.

[6] Albrecht, Stan L., "The Consequential Dimension of Mormon Religiosity," in James T. Duke, ed., Latter-day Saint Social Life, Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1998, 253-292.

[7] Duke, James T., "Latter-day Saints in a Secular World: What We Have Learned about Latter-day Saints from Social Research," Martin B Hickman 1999 Lecture, Brigham Young University College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, March 4, 1999, http://fhss.byu.edu/adm/hickman_lecture.htm.

[8] Moore, Carrie A, "Statistics Offer Good and Bad News for LDS," Deseret News, August 11, 2002.

[9] Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "How Do LDS Women Live Their Lives?" Salt Lake Tribune, October 5, 2002.

[10] Heaton, Timothy, "Dealing with Demographics," 2002 FAIR Conference, http://www.fairlds.org/pubs/conf/2002HeaT.html.

[11] Farnsworth, Kira, "LDS Church Not Opposed to Birth Control," BYU Newsnet, January 21, 2004, http://newsnet.byu.edu.

 

[1] Perry, L. Tom, LDS Church News, June 21, 1991.

[2] Ballard, M. Russell. "Members are the Key." Ensign, September 2000. I have verified with the missionary department that the 3-5% figure cited in the August 1999 Conversion and Retention broadcast is correct, and that the 35% figure cited in the Ensign is an error.

[3] Oaks, Dallin A., "The Role of Members in Conversion," Ensign, March 2003.

 

Heaton, Tim. "Vital Statistics." Encyclopedia of Mormonism. edited by Daniel H. Ludlow, 1992, 4:1527-28.

 

Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "Building Faith. A Special Report: The LDS Church in Chile," Salt Lake Tribune, March 31, 2006.

 

 

 George Barna and Mark Hatch, Boiling Point, Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 2001, 212.

 

Willis, Stacy A., "Mormon Church Is Funding Its Future," Las Vegas Sun, May 4, 2001.

1] Dobner, Jennifer. "President Hinckley wants more Mormons in U.S., Canada." Associated Press. Deseret News. 7 October 2006. .deseretnews.com.

[2] Albrecht, Stan L., "The Consequential Dimension of Mormon Religiosity," in James T. Duke, ed., Latter-day Saint Social Life, Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, 1998, 253-292.

[3] "Religious Congregations & Membership: 2000," Glenmary Research Center, September 20, 2002, www.glenmary.org.

[4] Rachel Zoll. "Mormon, evangelical Christian churches growing fastest, study says." Anchorage Daily News, 17 September 2002; "LDS Church Is United States’ Fastest Growing Denomination," Ensign, Nov. 2002, 125.

[5] Herlinger, Chris, "U.S. Catholic, Episcopal, Mormon, Orthodox, Pentecostal, Churches Grow," Episcopal News Service, April 5, 2005.

[6] Lindner, Eileen W., ed., Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches 2007, Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 2007.

[7] Mayer, Egon, Barry A. Kosmin, and Ariela Keysar, American Religious Identification Survey, City University of New York, www.gc.cuny.edu.

[8] Grossman, Cathy Lynn, "Charting the Unchurched in America," USA Today, March 7, 2002.

[9] Faith Communities in the U.S. Today, Hartsem Institute for Religious Research, Hartsem Seminary, fact.hartsem.edu.

[10] Pew Forum Study, religions.pewforum.org/pdf.

[11]

[4] Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "Brazil Leaves Impression on LDS Church," Salt Lake Tribune, April 5, 2003.

[5] Russia Moscow Mission Conference, December 2000, as cited by Ivan Makarov.

[6] Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "Building Faith. A Special Report: The LDS Church in Chile," Salt Lake Tribune, March 31, 2006.

[7] Moore, Carrie, "Flood of Converts Alters the Face of LDS Church," Deseret News, October 5, 2002.

[8] Ibid.

[9] Moore, ibid.

[10] Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "Building Faith. A Special Report: The LDS Church in Chile," Salt Lake Tribune, March 31, 2006.

[11] Moore, Carrie A., "Flood of Converts Alters the Face of LDS Church," Deseret News, October 5, 2002.

[12] Walch, Tad, "LDS Surge in Latin America," Deseret News, March 21, 2003.

[13] Moore, Carrie A., "Elder Holland 'a Student' in Chile," Deseret News, October 13, 2002.

[13] Ibid.

Decoo, Wilfried, "Issues in Writing European History and in Building the Church in Europe," Journal of Mormon History, Spring 1997: 164.

2001 Austrian Census, www.statistik.at/presse2002/religion.pdf.

Lobb, Gary C., "Mormon Membership Trends in Europe among People of Color: Present and Future Assessment," Dialogue, 33/4 (Winter 2000).

Oaks, Dallin A. "The Worlds of Joseph Smith." International Academic Conference at the Library of Congress in May 2005. The article is reprinted in BYU Studies, vol. 44 p.163.

Ware, Veeda, "Missionary Work in Philippines Emphasizes Convert Retention and Member Reactivation," BYU Newsnet, September 3, 2003, newsnet.byu.edu.

 

Numano, Jiro, "Mormonism in Modern Japan," Dialogue, 29/1 (Spring 1996):

[1] Australian National Census, 1996 and 2001, www.crc.nsw.gov.au/statistics/Sect1/Table1p06Aust.pdf.

[2] The Australian Bureau of Statistics does not distinguish between the two churches.

[3] Newton, Marjorie, "Towards 2000: Mormonism in Australia," Dialogue, 29/1 (Spring 1996): 193-206.

[4] Which did distinguish between the LDS and RLDS churches.

[5] 1991, 1996, and 2001 New Zealand Census, Statistics New Zealand, www.stats.govt.nz.

[1] LeBaron, Dale E., Devotional, as cited in Ricks College News Release, April 5, 2001.

[2] Study of Worldwide Rates of Religiosity, Church Attendance, Press Release, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, December 10, 1997, www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/1997/Dec97/chr121097a.

[3] Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "African Culture Presents Challenges for Mormon Converts," Salt Lake Tribune, April 4, 1998.

 

[1] "Statistical Report 1984," Ensign, May 1985, 20.

[2] "Statistical Report 1983," Ensign, May 1984, 20.

[3] Quinn, D. Michael. "I-Thou Vs. I-It Conversions: The Mormon 'Baseball Baptism' Era." Sunstone 16:7/30 (Dec 93):32.

[4] Stark, Rodney, "The Basis of Mormon Success: A Theoretical Application," in James T. Duke, ed., Latter-day Saint Social Life: Social Research on the LDS Church and Its Members, Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1998, 29-67.

[5] Hinckley, Gordon B., LDS Church News, July 4, 1998.

 

 Paulsen, Jan, Opening Address, General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, October 7, 2002.

Willis, Stacy A., "Mormon Church Is Funding Its Future," Las Vegas Sun, May 4, 2001.

Ballard, M. Russell, Conversion and Retention Satellite Broadcast, August 29, 1999.

Zoll, Rachel, "The Numbers Game: Accuracy Elusive When Counting Followers of Religion," Shawnee News Star Online, November 10, 2001.

Johnstone, Patrick, and Jason Mandryk, Operation World, Harrisonburg, VA: Paternoster, 2005.

 

Canham, Matt, "Church Won't Give Up on 'Lost Members,'" Salt Lake Tribune, October 17, 2005.

 Ibid.

Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "Building Faith. A Special Report: The LDS Church in Chile," Salt Lake Tribune, March 31, 2006.

 

 

"Mormonsky Khram Otrkylsya v Ufe," [Mormon Church Opens in Ufa -- Russian], Mir Religii, May 30, 2001.

"Membership, Retention on the Rise," Ensign, June 2007, 75-76. 1] Andrew Walsh, "Church, Lies and Polling Data," Religion in the News, 1998-Fall, Vol. 1, #2, at www.trincoll.edu; M. Chaves, K. Hadaway & P. Marler, "What the Polls Don't Show: A Closer Look at U.S. Church Attendance," American Sociological Review, 1993; "How many North Americans attend religious services (and how many lie about going)?," www.religioustolerance.org.

[2] Barna, George. "Churches Lose Financial Ground in 2000." 5 June 2001. www.barna.org.

"A Statistical Profile: What Numbers Tell Us about Ourselves," Ensign, April 1980: 15.

Hinckley, Gordon B., "Converts and Young Men," Ensign, May 1997.

Stark, Rodney and Laurence R. Iannaccone, "Why the Jehovah's Witnesses Grow So Rapidly: A Theoretical Application," Journal of Contemporary Religion, May 1997: 140.

Whetten, Robert J. "Strengthen Thy Brethren." LDS General Conference. April 2005.

 

Stack, Peggy Fletcher, "Keeping Members a Challenge for LDS Church," Salt Lake Tribune, July 26, 2005.

 

NATIONAL CENSUSES

2002 Chilean Census, Chilean National Institute of Statistics, www.ine.cl/cd2002/religion.pdf.

"Selected Protestant Denominations, Canada, 2001 and 1991," Statcan Press Release, May 2003, www.statcan.ca. www.inegi.gob.mx.

 2000 Brazilian Census, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica, Censo Demográfico 2000, www.ibge.gov.br.

PHILIPPINES CENSUS ***

2000 Brazilian Census, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica, Censo Demográfico 2000, www.ibge.gov.br/english/estatistica/populacao/censo2000.

Censo general de población y vivienda 2000, Instituto National de Estadística y Geografía, www.inegi.gob.mx.

CHURCH PUBLICATIONS

Oaks, Dallin A., "The Role of Members in Conversion," Ensign, March 2003.

"The Church Grows Stronger," Ensign, May 2004, 4.

 

 

"Membership, Retention on the Rise," Ensign, June 2007, 75-76.

"Over 12 Million Worldwide United in a Single Purpose," LDS.org press release, April 1, 2005, www.lds.org.

Canham, Matt. "Church Disputes Trib Count: Newspaper stories didn't allow for members in transit, LDS cleric says." Salt Lake Tribune, 1 September 2005.

Canham, Matt, "Church Won't Give Up on 'Lost Members,'" Salt Lake Tribune, October 17, 2005.

 

OTHER FAITHS

http://news.adventist.org/news.adventist.org.

Annual Adventist reports are available at www.adventiststatistics.org. http://www.religiontoday.com/www.religiontoday.com. http://www.adherents.com/Na_495.htmlwww.adherents.com/Na_495.html. http://cumorah.com/admin/2003 Seventh-day Adventist Statistical Report, www.adventiststatistics.org.

Jehovah's Witnesses: Membership and Publishing Statistics, 2004, www.jw-media.org/people/statistics.htm.

"Number of Adventist Congregations Worldwide Increases 70 Percent, Says Office of Global Mission," Adventist News Network, October 24, 2000, news.adventist.org.

Yohannan, K. P., Revolution in World Missions, Carrollton, TX: GFA Books, 2000. See also www.gfa.org.

Garrison, David, Church Planting Movements, Southern Baptist International Mission Board, October 1999, www.imb.org/CPM/default.htm. Wagner, C. Peter, Church Planting for a Greater Harvest, Ventura, CA,: Regal Books, 1990.

 

Chiung Hwang Chen “In Taiwan but Not of Taiwan: Challenges of the LDS Church in the Wake of the Indigenous Movement.” Dialogue Volume 41 No. 2 / Summer 2008, 3-31. http://www.dialoguejournal.com/content/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/4102-02Chen.pdf

Kim B. Östman. The Scholarly Study of Mormonism in Finland: An Overview of Literature, Research Ideas, and Sources Dialogue Volume 41 No. 2 / Summer 2008 pp. 32 – 56

Henri Gooren. Latter-day Saints under Siege: The Unique Experience of Nicaraguan Mormons. Volume 40, Number 3 / Fall 2007 134-155

How Missionaries Entered East Germany: The 1988 Monson-Honecker Meeting Raymond M. Kuehne Volume 39, Number 4 / Winter 2006 107 – 137

Perseverance amid Paradox: The Struggle of the LDS Church in Japan Today Jiro Numano Dialogue - A Journal of Mormon Thought Volume 39, Number 4 / Winter 2006 138 – 155

Without Purse or Scrip in Scotland Polly Aird Volume 39, Number 2 / Summer 2006 46 - 69

Volume 38, Number 4 / Winter 2005 Levi S. Peterson Thinking Globally: Explorations into a Truly International, Multi-Cultural Church pp. 1 - 2 Volume 38, Number 4 / Winter 2005

Mormon Europeans or European Mormons? An "Afro-European" View on Religious Colonization Walter E. A. van Beek 3-36

Volume 38, Number 4 / Winter 2005 56 - 74 The Diverse Sheep of Israel: Should the Shepherds Resemble Their Flocks? Devyn M. Smith

How Many Members Are There Really? Two Censuses and the Meaning of LDS Membership in Chile and Mexico David Clark Knowlton Volume 38, Number 2 / Summer 2005 53 – 78

The Maturing of the Oak: The Dynamics of LDS Growth in Latin America Mark L. Grover 79-104

Raymond M. Kuehne The Freiberg Temple: An Unexpected Legacy of a Communist State and a Faithful People pp. 95 – 131

Volume 36, Number 1 / Spring 2003 One Hundred Eighteen Years of Attitude: The History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Free and Hanseatic City of Bremen Jörg Dittberner 51 – 69

35:4 winter 2002 Spreading Zion Southward, Part I: Improving Efficiency and Equity in the Allocation of Church Welfare Resources [Articles and Essays] (p. 91) 35:3 35:2 (2002) Correlated Praise: The Development of the Spanish Hymnal [Articles and Essays] (p. 89)

34 3-4 fall-winter 2001 Mormon Studies in a European Setting [A European Conference] (p. 1) LDS ""Headquarters Culture"" and the Rest of Mormonism: Past and Present [Essay] (p. 135) Mormonism's Worldwide Aspirations and its Changing Conceptions of Race and Lineage [A European Conference] (p. 103) The LDS Sound World and Global Mormonism [A European Conference] (p. 77) The Dynamics of LDS Growth in Guatemala, 1948-1998 [A European Conference] (p. 55) Place, Time, and Family in Mormonism [A European Conference] (p. 9) The Proper Order in Which You Found It: From a Brazilian Missionary Journal [Personal Voice] (p. 169)

33:4 Winter 2000 Mormon Membership Trends in Europe Among People of Color - Present and Future Assessment [Articles and Essays] (p. 55)

33:2 Summer 2000 Analyzing LDS Growth in Guatemala - Report from a Barrio [Articles and Essays] (p. 97)

33:1 Spring 2000 Mission Complexities in Asia - From the East - The History of the Latter-day Saints in Asia, 1851-1996 by R. Lanier Britsch [Reviews] (p. 187) Missionaries, Missions, Converts, Cultures - Mormon Passage - A Missionary Chronicle by Gary Shepherd and Gordon Shepherd [Reviews] (p. 193)

26:3 Fall 1993 Does Paying Tithing Make You a Voting Shareholder - BYU's Worldwide Board of Trustees [Articles and Essays] (p. 59)

27:2 1994 Familial, Socioeconomic, and Religious Behavior - A Comparison of LDS and Non-LDS Women [Articles and Essays] (p. 169)

Rands, Tania. “Mormonism in a Post-Soviet Society: Notes from Ukraine.” Dialogue 30 (1) Spring 1997: 71-96 [p. 90]

Esplin, Fred C. “The Church as Broadcaster.” [Imagemakers: Mormons and the Media] Dialogue 10 (3) Spring 1977: 25-45 [p. 36]

Knight, Erika. “The Mission Journal of Cectpa Haut.” [Personal Voices] Dialogue 33 (1) Spring 2000: 135-156 [p. 139-140]

Murphy, Thomas W. “Reinventing Mormonism: Guatemala as Harbinger of the Future?” Dialogue 29 (1) Spring 1996: 177-192.

Mehr, Kahlile. "The Eastern Edge: LDS Missionary Work in Hungarian Lands." Dialogue 24 (2) Summer 1991: 27-45 [p. 34] “The Accommodation of Mormonism and Politico-Economic Reality.” J. Kenneth Davies Dialogue 3 (1) Spring 1968: 42-54. Duffy, John-Charles and Hugo Olaiz. “Correlated Praise: The Development of the Spanish Hymnal.” Dialogue 35 (2) Summer 2002: 89-113 [p. 89]

Acevedo Acevedo, Rodolfo Antonio. Los Mormones en Chile: 30 anos de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Ultimos Dias (1956-1986). Santiago, Chile : Cumora, 1991.

Knowlton, David Clark. “Mormonism in Latin America: Towards the Twenty-first Century.” Dialogue 29 (1) Spring 1996: 159-176 [p. 160] Mauss, Armand L. “Assimilation and Ambivalence: The Mormon Reaction to Americanization.” Dialogue 22 (1) Spring 1989: 30-67 [p. 45]

27:4 Winter 1994 Ethnicity, Diversity, and Conflict [Articles and Essays] (p. 1) Taiwan Trilogy [Articles and Essays] (p. 57) Relief Society and Church Welfare - The Brazilian Experience [Articles and Essays] (p. 29) Uprooting and Rerooting - An Immigrant's Escapades in Mormon Utah [Articles and Essays] (p. 15) The Fading Curse of Cain - Mormonism in South Africa [Articles and Essays] (p. 41)

Volume 29, Number 1, Spring 1996 Guest Editor's Introduction [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 1)

The Uncertain Dynamics of LDS Expansion, 1950-2020 [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 8)

Membership Growth, Church Activity, Missionary Recruitment [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 33)

Thinking About the Word of God in the Twenty-First Century [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 58)

Science and Mormonism - Past, Present, Future [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 80)

Feeding the Fleeing Flock [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 97)

Ethnization and Accommodation [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 119)

LDS Prospects in Italy for the Twenty-first Century [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 139)

Mormonism in Latin America - Towards the Twenty-first Century [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century] (p. 159)

Reinventing Mormonism - Guatemala as Harbinger of the Future [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century] (p. 177)

Towards 2000 - Mormonism in Australia [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 193)

Between Covenant and Treaty - The LDS Future in New Zealand [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 207)

Mormonism in Modern Japan [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 223)

Mormonism in the Twenty-first Century [Mormons and Mormonism in the Twenty-First Century - Prospects and Issues] (p. 236)

Contemporary Mormonism - Contemporary Mormonism - Social Science Perspectives [Reviews] (p. 177)