Studying Congregations: A New Handbook

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Nancy Tatom Ammerman, Jackson W. Carroll, Carl S. Dudley, William McKinney
Abingdon Press, 1998 - Religion - 256 pages
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Studying Congregations: A New Handbook is a revised and updated edition of Handbook for Congregational Studies, replacing that previous text.

In this new edition, the authors update what has become the primary textbook in the field of congregational studies in the seminary classroom. Studying Congregations: A New Handbook will also be a useful reference for pastors, denominational leaders, and strategic planning committees. It includes Appendix A: Parish Profile Inventory and Appendix B: Standard Demographic and Religious Involvement Variables.

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About the author (1998)

Nancy Tatom Ammerman, Professor of Sociology of Religion at Boston University, is the author of "Congregation and Community"(1997) and "Baptist Battles" (1990) and co-editor of "Work, Family, and Religion in Contemporary America" (1995) and "Studying Congregations" (1998).

Jackson W. Carroll is Williams Professor Emeritus of Religion and Society at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. Carroll is author, coauthor, or editor of fourteen books and numerous articles, and he has lectured widely, both in the United States and abroad.

Carl S. Dudley was Professor of Church and Community at Hartford Seminary and co-Director of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Hartford, Connecticut. Dudley was nationally known for his work in mobilizing local churches for community ministries, and is recognized for his long history of working for such causes as the peace movement, civil rights for the incarcerated, and housing reform. He is the author, co-author, or editor of sixteen books, including, "Basic Steps Toward Community Ministry" and "Carriers of Faith: Lessons from Congregational Studies".

McKinney is Dean and Professor of Religion and Society at Hartford Seminary.

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