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The Religious Crisis of the 1960s$
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Hugh McLeod

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298259

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.001.0001

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The Crisis of the Church

The Crisis of the Church

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(p.188) 9 The Crisis of the Church
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The Religious Crisis of the 1960s
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Hugh McLeod (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298259.003.0010

This chapter discusses the decline in religious practice in the Western world, in both Protest churches and the Roman Catholic Church. In the ten years between 1965 and 1975, large numbers of people lost the habit of regular church going. Protestant churches saw a serious drop in membership. The Catholic Church saw a mass exit from the priesthood and a large fall in clerical recruitment.

Keywords:   religious practice, church going, Catholic Church, Protestant churches, priesthood

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