Why Conservative Churches are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion with a New Preface for the Rose Edition (Google eBook)

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Mercer University Press, 1977 - Religion - 184 pages
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Contents

Are the Churches Dying?
1
Is Religion Obsolete?
17
The Indispensable Function of Religion
36
Meaning Demand and Commitment
47
Traits of a Strong Religion
56
Why Not a Strong Ecumenical Religion?
78
Dynamics of Diminishing Demand
97
Conserving Social Strength
112
The Conservative Role of Religion
133
Religion Is Not Always Tame
154
Summary and Conclusions
174
Index
181
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Kelley is a minister of the United Methodist Church who for 35 years has been the program executive in the field of religious liberty for the National Council of Churches.

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