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study of the American mainline clergy

Ronald L. Flaugher

study of the American mainline clergy

variety and plurality within a profession

by Ronald L. Flaugher

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Published by Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Clergy -- Appointment, call, and election.,
  • Clergy -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRonald L. Flaugher and Hugh F. Cline.
    SeriesResearch report -- RR-93-1, Research report (Educational Testing Service) -- RR-93-1..
    ContributionsCline, Hugh F.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4011.4 .F55 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18072045M

    The study is based on data collected through random surveys of clergy, primarily from clergy within two denominations, collected following each of the past three presidential elections; one. The Megachurch and the Mainline: Cultural Innovation, Change, and Conflict in Mainline Protestant Congregations, a book written by Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephen Ellingson, will be in book stores on May examination of a religion in flux—one that speaks to the growing popularity of evangelicalism in America and to the broader pathways of religious change is published by the.

      Most of these findings could be found in Andrew Greeley's last book, a similar study in the Archdiocese of Chicago. Greeley quantifies it - the largest percentage of Catholics no longer go to. The Black church in the African-American experience User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. This is a comprehensive resource book developed from a ten-year field study that investigated the black church as it relates to the history of African Americans and to contemporary black culture/5(2).

      Pulpit and Politics presents the most current and comprehensive examination of the religious beliefs and political behavior of American clergy at the advent of the new on data gathered during the Presidential election, this study examines the relationship between belief and behavior, theology and politics, religious commitments and social activism from African-American Author: Corwin E. Smidt. According to its proponents, those who have deserted the mainline churches have done so in search of a richer spiritual diet. A third intra-religious theory was advanced by Dean M. Kelley in his controversial book, Why Conservative Churches Are Growing, published in Kelly argued that the mainline denominations have lost members because.


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Study of the American mainline clergy by Ronald L. Flaugher Download PDF EPUB FB2

Protestant clergy are pastors of a congregation in a Protestant tradition of Christianity. Catholic clergy pastor a Catholic parish. Mainline refers to denominations such as American Baptist Churches USA, the Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church USA.

Get this from a library. A study of the American mainline clergy: variety and plurality within a profession. [Ronald L Flaugher; Hugh F Cline]. The careers of clergy women and clergy men, represented by the sequence of transitions made in their first three jobs, are different.

Although having children during the first five years after ordination makes some difference in the career paths of clergy women and clergy men, gender is a more significant factor than family situation.

"This book makes an important contribution to the study of innovation in religion from one of the rising stars in the sociology of American religion.

It will challenge both scholars and church leaders who think megachurches are the answer to the problems faced by mainline denominations and those who think they are the problem.".

Christian Clergy in American Politics moves the field of clergy and politics forward in new and fruitful directions. Much of what is here is quite original―new data for analysis of clergy choices and consequences; new denominations that have not been previously considered in the political science literature; new methodological approaches; and Author: Laura R.

Olson. In this book Sue E. Crawford, Laura R. Olson, and their coauthors explore the political choices clergy make and the consequences of these choices. Drawing on personal interviews and statistical data to place the actions of clergy in both their religious and secular contexts, the authors study mainline and evangelical Protestant, Catholic Cited by:   Researchers found significant disparity among clergy from the seven mainline denominations surveyed, however.

Clergy from the United Church of Christ and Episcopal Church tend to be more liberal, while those from the United Methodist Church and American Baptist Churches USA are more centrist or conservative on political and social issues.

Church of England clergy and laity: The Church of England, is the official state religion in England. It forms part of the worldwide Anglican Communion along with the Episcopal and Anglican churches in the U.S.

and Canada. A small number of clergy have rejected the key Christian belief in. S cattering Seeds: Cultivating Church Vitality Steven Chapin Garner and Jerry Thornell (Alban Institute) $ This is a recent book published by the Alban Institute, a publisher that does many research-based, best-practices sorts of books for mainline church leaders.

We take almost everything they do to these events, squeezing them all in. In this book Sue E. Crawford, Laura R. Olson, and their coauthors explore the political choices clergy make and the consequences of these choices.

Drawing on personal interviews and statistical data to place the actions of clergy in both their religious and secular contexts, the authors study mainline and evangelical Protestant, Catholic.

Pulpit and Politics: Clergy in American Politics at the Advent of the Millennium. In this Book. this study examines the relationship between belief and behavior, theology and politics, religious commitments and social activism from African-American, Baptist, Jewish, Mainline Protestant, Roman Catholic and other religious groups.

Cited by:   Nearly two-thirds of mainline Protestants are affiliated with United Methodist congregations, so their clergy were weighted more heavily than Episcopal Church, UCC, and Disciples clergy, who were among the smallest denominations in the study, making up 6%, 4%, and 2% of the mainline Protestant population respectively, according to the survey.

Mainline clergy, the study reported, have become significantly more accepting of homosexual issues in recent years. Nearly half described their. America's new ministers In a fundamental shift in American Protestantism, hundreds of churches across the country are allowing people in the pews to handle pastoral duties, such as delivering sermons.

The mainline Protestant churches (also called mainstream Protestant and sometimes oldline Protestant) are a group of Protestant denominations in the United States that contrast in history and practice with evangelical, fundamentalist, and charismatic Protestant denominations.

Some make a distinction between "mainline" and "oldline", with the former referring only to denominational ties and the. Black churches in America have long been recognized as the most independent, stable, and dominant institutions in black communities.

In The Black Church in the African American Experience, based on a ten-year study, is the largest nongovernmental study of urban and rural churches ever undertaken and the first major field study on the subject since the s. A Study of Clergy in Nineteen Denominations James L.

Guth Department of Political Science attempting to characterize the distribution of opinion among a representative sample of all American clergy, but rather seeking the sources of such attitudes, this seems a reasonable strategy.

impact of mainline clergy statements among regular. Get this from a library. Episcopal women: gender, spirituality, and commitment in an American mainline denomination. [Catherine M Prelinger;] -- Annotation Episcopal Women is an unprecedented exploration of the historical and present "lived experience" of women in one mainline-Protestant American church.

It probes the realities of women who. Mainline Christian congregations are declining, and Jeff drives home this point by looking at itinerant preachers.

The tradition of clergy preaching to multiple congregations has its roots in the. Religion in America gives students and teachers a comprehensive yet concise introduction to the changing religious landscape of the United States. Extensively revised and updated, the Sixth Edition continues to engage students in reflection about religious diversity.

The author presents the study of religion within the context of the humanities as a tool for developing understanding and.

Fast Facts about American Religion offers quick information about US religious life based on the best social science research and focuses on clergy data, church and denominational growth and decline, megachurches, women in religion and other topics helpful to church leadership.Other sociologists, working together as part of the Cooperative Clergy Study Project, have studied the political activities of Black clergy (McDaniel, ), American rabbis (Djupe & Sokhey, The Prophetic Pulpit focuses on clergy politics, but also illumines the broader issues of religion and American politics.

-- Daniel J. B. Hofrenning, St. Olaf College This is an outstanding book, full of important and path-breaking findings about the full range of factors that drive clergy's decisions about taking political by: