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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.
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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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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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