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

By Gary A. Tobin

Greenwood Press, 1995

This chapter explores the definitional issues surrounding the study and discussion of congregational affiliation and growth. The first section examines the range of definitions used by clergy and scholars. The second 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: Methodology, Engagement, Research, Affiliation, Synagogues and Congregations

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

Editor: Amy Sales and Gary A. Tobin

Page Number(s): 41-54

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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Bibliographic Information:
Tobin, Gary A. Interdenominational Dialogue: Seeking a Common Language for Affiliation Research and Practice. Church and Synagogue Affiliation - Theory, Research and Practice. Greenwood Press. 1995: 41-54. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4251


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