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Pastors and Public Life

Corwin E. Smidt

Abstract

This volume examines the changing sociological, theological, and political characteristics of American Protestant clergy. The study is based on data gathered through national random surveys of clergy from four mainline Protestant (the Disciples of Christ; the Presbyterian Church, USA; the Reformed Church in America; and, the United Methodist Church) and three evangelical Protestant denominations (the Assemblies of God; the Christian Reformed Church; and, the Southern Baptist Convention) across three points in time over the past twenty years: in 1989, 2001, and 2009. It examines continuity and ... More

Keywords: Protestant clergy, continuity and change, sociological, theological

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190455491
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190455491.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Corwin E. Smidt, author
Senior Fellow, Calvin College