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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Paula D Nesbitt
|Description:||xi, 283 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||1. Tradition or Transformation: Women's Struggle over Religious Authority and Leadership --
2. Clergy in Two Religious Organizations --
3. Ordination and Entry Jobs: Critical Criteria --
4. The Second Job: Key to the Career Path --
5. Clergy Careers over Time: A 60-Year Portrait --
6. Decline and Fall of the Young Male Cleric --
7. Feminization and Backlash --
8. Structural Change in the Ministry --
9. Clergy Feminization: Controlled Labor or Liberationist Change? --
App. A. Clergy Job Titles Aggregated by Job Level --
App. B. Demographic Variables --
App. C. Mean (average) Career Trajectory.
|Responsibility:||Paula D. Nesbitt.|
Nesbitt also examines career prospects for increasing numbers of second-career clergy, the decline in young men, backlash against the increasing presence of ordained women, overall shifts in how denominations are utilizing clergy, and how women's careers have become disproportionately caught in these changes. Her analysis opens and concludes with an overview of potential change in religious understanding, expression, and tradition that women clergy represent, and the interplay between gender enactment and religious authority to legitimate and maintain dominance in social relations. This provocative work should be of great interest to administrators and clergy in a range of denominations, and will contribute to the sociological study of gender stratification.
- Women clergy.
- Ordination of women -- Christianity.
- Episcopal Church -- Clergy.
- Unitarian Universalist Association -- Clergy.
- Protestant Episcopal Church in the U.S.A.
- Episcopal Church.
- Unitarian Universalist Association.