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Congregations in Conflict : Cultural Models of Local Religious Life.

Author: Penny Edgell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the nature of American congregations as institutions, looking in particular at how they deal with conflict within their ranks, to gain insight into religious culture.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Penny Edgell
ISBN: 9780511050237 0511050232 0511151993 9780511151996
OCLC Number: 475916335
Description: 1 online resource (281 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; TABLES; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; 1 WHO WE AREŽ AND HOW WE DO THINGS HEREŽ: LOCAL UNDERSTANDINGS OF MISSION AND IDENTITY; 2 THE CONGREGATIONS OF OAK PARK, RIVER FOREST, AND FOREST PARK; 3 HOUSES OF WORSHIP; 4 FAMILY CONGREGATIONS; 5 COMMUNITY CONGREGATIONS; 6 LEADER CONGREGATIONS; 7 MIXED CONGREGATIONS; 8 AN INSTITUTIONAL APPROACH TO LOCAL CULTURE; 9 AMERICAN CONGREGATIONAL RELIGION; APPENDIX A DATA AND METHODS; APPENDIX B THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS; REFERENCES; INDEX.

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This book examines the nature of American congregations as institutions, looking in particular at how they deal with conflict within their ranks, to gain insight into religious culture.

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