Item description for The Mainstream Protestant "Decline": The Presbyterian Pattern (Presbyterian Presence: the Twentieth-Century Experience) by Milton J. Coalter, Louis B. Weeks & John M. Mulder...
Overview Through its examination of American Presbyterianism, this series illuminates patterns of change in mainstream Protestantism and American religious and cultural life in this century.
The meaning of the declining membership in mainline Protestant denominations has been hotly contested since the 1960s. Drawing on statistical analysis of membership trends, congregational surveys, individual interviews, research on disaffiliation, and case studies of congregations and presbyteries, this volume examines patterns and causes of congregational growth and decline in the Presbyterian church.
Through its examination of American Presbyterianism, the "Presbyterian Presence" series illuminates patterns of change in mainstream Protestantism and American religious and cultural life in the twentieth century.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Mainstream Protestant "Decline": The Presbyterian Pattern (Presbyterian Presence: the Twentieth-Century Experience) by Milton J. Coalter, Louis B. Weeks & John M. Mulder has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 01/01/1991
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.68" Width: 6.02" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.76 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1991
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Presbyterian Presence Twentieth
ISBN 0664251501 ISBN13 9780664251505
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More About Milton J. Coalter, Louis B. Weeks & John M. Mulder
Milton J. Coalter is Library Directorand William B. and Mildred L. Nivison Professor at Union Theological Seminary and Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virgina. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
Milton J. Coalter currently resides in Louisville, in the state of Kentucky.
Milton J. Coalter has published or released items in the following series...
Presbyterian Presence: The Twentieth Century Experience
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Unwittingly Revealing Jan 1, 2009
This is a pretty dry read, but I picked it up after becoming sincerely interested in the almost uniformly downward trajectory of mainline protestant churches in America.
Honestly, the lifeless, clinical, even carnal assessment of their own condition, at least as presented from the Presbyterian vantage point in this particular book, is very telling. I don't think the Holy Spirit was even mentioned.