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Pastors and public life.

Author: Corwin E Smidt
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Oxford University Press, 2016.
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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  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Corwin E Smidt
ISBN: 0190455497 9780190455491
OCLC Number: 922155309
Contents: AcknowledgmentsIntroduction The Changing World of Protestant ClergyChapter 1 Clergy as Public ActorsChapter 2 The Social Characteristics of Clergy and the Churches They ServeChapter 3 The Theological Orientations of American Protestant ClergyChapter 4 The Social Theologies of American Protestant ClergyChapter 5 The Positions of Clergy on Contemporary Issues of Public LifeChapter 6 The Political Norms and Psychological Resources of Clergy Chapter 7 The Political Activities of Clergy within Congregational LifeChapter 8 The Political Activism of ClergyConclusion Reflections on the Past, Thinking about the FutureAppendix A Number of Respondents and Response Rate by Denomination over TimeAppendix B Validating the Representativeness of the 2009 Cooperative Clergy SurveyIndex


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Few observers of American Protestantism have displayed the insight and breadth of Corwin E. Smidt. Smidt's most recent work, Pastors and Public Life, is the latest addition to an impressive corpus of Read more...

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