TITLE

Mainline Churches: The Real Reason for Decline

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Benton; Hoge, Dean R.; Luidens, Donald A.
PUB. DATE
March 1993
SOURCE
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Mar1993, Issue 31, p13
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses the reasons for the decline in the membership in mainline denominations in the U.S. since the 1960s. Decision of mainline churches to decline to the secularizing effects of industrialization, urbanization, and the spread of mass education; Tendency of adolescents to drop out of church; Shift toward individual autonomy and freedom from institutional restraints; Participation in countercultural activities that are correlated with church participation.
ACCESSION #
17725748

 

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