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

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Mercer University Press, 1986 - Religion - 184 pages
 

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Contents

Are the Churches Dying?
xxix
Is Religion Obsolete?
15
The Indispensable Function of Religion
34
Meaning Demand and Commitment
45
Traits of a Strong Religion
54
Why Not a Strong Ecumenical Religion?
76
Dynamics of Diminishing Demand
95
Conserving Social Strength
110
The Conservative Role of Religion
131
Religion Is Not Always Tame
152
Summary and Conclusions
172
Index
179
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