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Leaving the adventist ministry : a study of the process of exiting

Author: Peter H Ballis
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1999.
Series: Religion in the age of transformation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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More than 180 pastors exited the Seventh-Day Adventist ministry in Australia and New Zealand between 1980 and 1988. This volume examines the processes whereby conservative and committed pastors began  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Ballis
ISBN: 0275962296 9780275962296
OCLC Number: 39391213
Description: xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Radical Departures --
Adventism and Exiting --
Adventist Pastors and Expastors --
Narratives of Exiting --
Loss of Idealism and Cynical Knowledge --
Propagating Cynicism --
Bureaucrats, Scholars, and Friends --
Charismatic Leadership Versus Bureaucratic Authority --
Wives as Facilitators of Exit --
Negotiating Exit --
Adventist Crossroads.
Series Title: Religion in the age of transformation.
Responsibility: Peter H. Ballis.

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