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Pastors and public life : the changing face of American Protestant clergy

Author: Corwin E Smidt
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pastors and Public Life examines the changing sociological, theological, and political characteristics of American Protestant clergy. The book that gathers data based on a study of random national surveys of clergy across four mainline Protestant and three evangelical Protestant denominations over the course of twenty-plus years.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Corwin E Smidt
ISBN: 9780190455514 0190455519
OCLC Number: 945784185
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Pastors and Public Life; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: The Changing World of Protestant Clergy; 1 Clergy as Public Actors; 2 The Social Characteristics of Clergy and the Churches They Serve; 3 The Theological Orientations of American Protestant Clergy; 4. The Social Theologies of American Protestant Clergy; 5 The Positions of Clergy on Contemporary Issues of Public Life; 6 The Political Norms and Psychological Resources of Clergy; 7 The Political Activities of Clergy within Congregational Life. 8 The Political Activism of ClergyConclusion: Reflections on the Past, Thinking about the Future; Appendix A Number of Respondents and Response Rate by Denomination over Time; Appendix B Validating the Representativeness of the 2009 Cooperative Clergy Survey; Notes; References; Index.
Responsibility: Corwin E. Smidt.

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Overall, Smidt's work offers a fascinating portrait of American Protestant clergy and congregational life as such relate to public life from 1989-2009. * Clement Yung Wen, The expository times * Read more...

 
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