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Who Shall Lead Them?The Future of Ministry in America$
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Larry A. Witham

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195315936

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.001.0001

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The Protestant Divide

The Protestant Divide

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(p.23) 2 The Protestant Divide
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Who Shall Lead Them?
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Larry A. Witham

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315936.003.0003

This chapter examines divisions in the Protestant clergy in the United States. Historians calls this divide a two-party system and refer to it as a split between private salvation and social progress, both being goals for the ministry. The sociologists talk of church and sect, the former being a part of the establishment and the latter a purified outsider. In terms of the modern ministry, the Protestant divide falls roughly between the more orthodox clergy of the “evangelical” churches, and the more modernist ministers of “mainline Protestantism”.

Keywords:   clergy, Protestantism, split, private salvation, social progress, orthodox clergy, modernist ministers

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