The Mainstream Protestant decline

The Mainstream Protestant  decline
Author : Milton J. Coalter
Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages : 263
Release : 1990-01-01
ISBN 10 : 0664251501
ISBN 13 : 9780664251505
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mainstream Protestant decline Book Description:

The meaning of the declining membership in mainline Protestant denominations has been hotly contested since the 1960s. Drawing on statistical analysis of membership trends, congregational surveys, individual interviews, research on disaffiliation, and case studies of congregations and presbyteries, this volume examines patterns and causes of congregational growth and decline in the Presbyterian church. Through its examination of American Presbyterianism, the Presbyterian Presence series illuminates patterns of change in mainstream Protestantism and American religious and cultural life in the twentieth century.


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