Interdenominational Dialogue: Seeking a Common Language for Affiliation Research and Practice

By Gary A. Tobin

Greenwood Press, 1995

In: Amy Sales and Gary Tobin (eds.) Church and Synagogue Affiliation - Theory, Research and Practice, 41-54. This chapter explores the definitional issues surrounding the study and discussions of congregational affiliation and growth. The firsts sections examine the range of definitions used by clergy and scholars. The final section suggests using the concepts of ideology, participation and identity as a basis for sorting out the confusion and complexity in affiliation related terminology.

Topic: Religious Denominations, Synagogues and Congregations

Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Tobin, Gary A. Interdenominational Dialogue: Seeking a Common Language for Affiliation Research and Practice. Greenwood Press. 1995: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3066


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