TITLE

Fighting `decline': Mainline churches and the tyranny of aggregate data

AUTHOR(S)
Luidens, Donald A.
PUB. DATE
November 1996
SOURCE
Christian Century;11/6/96, Vol. 113 Issue 32, p1075
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Investigates the causes of declining mainline church membership in the United States. Impact of aggregate statistical data on churches; Author's family history as illustrative of the plight of mainline churches; Shifts in family patterns as affecting church growth; Severance of religious faith from institutional moorings as an effect of mobility.
ACCESSION #
9611216540

 

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