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The Resource Congregations in America, Mark Chaves

Congregations in America, Mark Chaves

Label
Congregations in America
Title
Congregations in America
Statement of responsibility
Mark Chaves
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: More Americans belong to religious congregations than to any other kind of voluntary association. What these vast numbers amount to--what people are doing in the over 300,000 churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples in the United States--is a question that resonates through every quarter of American society, particularly in these times of "faith-based initiatives," "moral majorities," and militant fundamentalism. And it is a question answered in depth and in detail in Congregations in America. Drawing on the 1998 National Congregations Study--the first systematic study of its kind--as well as a broad range of quantitative, qualitative, and historical evidence, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the most significant form of collective religious expression in American society: local congregations. Among its more surprising findings, Congregations in America reveals that, despite the media focus on the political and social activities of religious groups, the arts are actually far more central to the workings of congregations. Here we see how, far from emphasizing the pursuit of charity or justice through social services or politics, congregations mainly traffic in ritual, knowledge, and beauty through the cultural activities of worship, religious education, and the arts. Along with clarifying--and debunking--arguments on both sides of the debate over faith-based initiatives, the information presented here comprises a unique and invaluable resource, answering previously unanswerable questions about the size, nature, make-up, finances, activities, and proclivities of these organizations at the very center of American life
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chaves, Mark
Dewey number
206/.5/097309049
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL2525
LC item number
.C445 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Religious institutions
  • United States
  • Institutions religieuses
  • États-Unis
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Religion
  • Religious institutions
  • United States
  • Religiöse Organisation
  • USA
  • Religiöse Gemeinschaft
  • Religionssoziologie
  • Geloofsgemeenschappen
  • Kirchengemeinde
  • USA
Label
Congregations in America, Mark Chaves
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. What Do Congregations Do? -- 2. Members, Money, and Leaders -- 3. Social Services -- 4. Civic Engagement and Politics -- 5. Worship -- 6. The Arts -- 7. Culture in Congregations, Congregations in Culture -- 8. Beyond Congregations -- Appendix A: National Congregations Study Methodology -- Appendix B: Selected Summary Statistics from the National Congregations Study -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
449915187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674012844
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)449915187
Label
Congregations in America, Mark Chaves
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-287) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Acknowledgments -- 1. What Do Congregations Do? -- 2. Members, Money, and Leaders -- 3. Social Services -- 4. Civic Engagement and Politics -- 5. Worship -- 6. The Arts -- 7. Culture in Congregations, Congregations in Culture -- 8. Beyond Congregations -- Appendix A: National Congregations Study Methodology -- Appendix B: Selected Summary Statistics from the National Congregations Study -- Notes -- References -- Index
Control code
449915187
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 291 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674012844
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)449915187

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