New PDF release: Church and Synagogue Affiliation: Theory, Research, and

By Amy L Sales,Gary A. Tobin

ISBN-10: 0313296812

ISBN-13: 9780313296819

In this e-book, students and church and synagogue leaders research spiritual association in modern the US. Their essays discover the dynamics of congregational association: the motivations which impel humans to affix a congregation, drop out or stay unaffiliated; the practices inside of church buildings and synagogues which are a magnet for or repel club; and the ways that contextual non secular, social, and cultural components effect styles of congregational association. The e-book is mainly excited by church buildings and synagogues within the extra liberal denominations of Christianity and Judaism, these the place the best club losses are occurring.

Over the earlier few many years club in mainline church buildings within the usa has declined, with a few teams wasting greater than 20 percentage in their club. equally, 4 many years in the past, 60 percentage of all American Jews have been religiously affiliated; this present day that quantity is under forty percentage. This e-book seeks not just to provide an explanation for the explanations for declines in association, but additionally to suggest ways that can wrestle the decline and exhibit reports of congregations that experience succeeded in maintaining their memberships. This paintings might be of significant curiosity to students of faith in the United States in addition to clerics, rabbis, and others actively fascinated by congregational life.

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