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Demography, culture, and the decline of America's Christian denominations

Author: George Hawley, (Political scientist)
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the trends in the largest Christian denominations over the past forty years and considers the causes of their long-term decline.

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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hawley, George (Political scientist).
Demography, culture, and the decline of America's Christian denominations.
Lanham : Lexington Books, 2017
(DLC) 2017014077
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Hawley, (Political scientist)
ISBN: 9781498548397 1498548393
OCLC Number: 978351852
Description: xviii, 219 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The state of Christianity in America --
Demographic transition: what we know --
Economic and technological causes of demographic transition --
Cultural causes of demographic transition --
Why people abandon Christianity --
Family patterns and denominational decline --
Diversity, devotion, and politics: other explanations for denominational decline --
Denominational divides in American history and today --
The Roman Catholic Church --
Baptists --
Methodists --
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints --
Lutherans --
Presbyterians --
Episcopalians --
Pentecostals --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by George Hawley, PhD, University of Alabama.

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Hawley presents an interesting synthesis of cultural and demographic explanations for the trajectory of contemporary American Christian groups. Many readers will find the demographic assessments of Read more...

 
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