Introduction: Church and Synagogue Affiliation

By Amy L. Sales, Gary A. Tobin, Renni S. Altman

Greenwood Press, 1995

In this book scholars and church and synagogue leaders examine religious affiliation in contemporary America. Their essays explore the dynamics of congregational affiliation: the motivations which impel people to join a congregation, drop out or remain unaffiliated; the practices within churches and synagogues which attract or repel membership; and the ways in which contextual religious, social, and cultural factors influence patterns of congregational affiliation. The book is principally concerned with churches and synagogues in the more liberal denominations of Christianity and Judaism, those where the greatest membership losses are occurring.

Topic: Congregations and Synagogues, Engagement, Affiliation, Religious Denominations, Synagogues and Congregations

Name of Publication: Church and Synagogue Affiliation - Theory, Research and Practice

Editor: Amy Sales and Gary A. Tobin

Page Number(s): 1-14

Funder: Lilly Endowment, Inc.

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Identifier: ISBN 0-313-29681-2

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Editors

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Sales, Amy L. Tobin, Gary A. Altman, Renni S. Introduction: Church and Synagogue Affiliation. Church and Synagogue Affiliation - Theory, Research and Practice. Greenwood Press. 1995: 1-14.


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