Beyond Establishment / Edition 1

Beyond Establishment / Edition 1

by Jackson W. Carroll
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664253962

ISBN-13: 9780664253967

Pub. Date: 04/01/1993

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

This book takes a novel, cultural approach to studying mainline denominations, focusing on the denominations' religious and moral vision--the beliefs, values, symbols, stories, and style that make a denomination distinct. Of special concern are the ways in which denominations passed on their vision and how they maintained plausibility under changing circumstances.

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This book takes a novel, cultural approach to studying mainline denominations, focusing on the denominations' religious and moral vision--the beliefs, values, symbols, stories, and style that make a denomination distinct. Of special concern are the ways in which denominations passed on their vision and how they maintained plausibility under changing circumstances. Contributors include a variety of authors, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, educators, and liturgists who examine ways in which denominations have sought to transmit their culture with varying degrees of success or failure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664253967
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Contributors8
Introduction11
Pt. 1Denominations as Local Institutions
1Fellowship Ties and the Transmission of Religious Identity32
2Denominational Identity and the Church School - Teasing Out a Relationship54
3Ritual and the Transmission of a Cultural Tradition: An Ethnographic Perspective74
4"Songs My Mother Taught Me": Hymns as Transmitters of Faith99
5Women's Organizations: Centers of Denominational Loyalty and Expressions of Christian Unity116
Pt. 2Denominations as Translocal Institutions
6Places and Occasions in the Transmission of Denominational Culture: The Case of "Southern Presbyterians"142
7Church-Related Colleges: Transmitters of Denominational Cultures?157
8Denominational Ministry on University Campuses173
9The Theological Schools: Transmission, Transformation, and Transcendence of Denominational Culture188
10Presbyterian Ordination Practice as a Case Study in the Transmission of Denominational Identity205
Pt. 3Denominational Identity and Culture: Case Studies
11Timeless Priorities in Changing Contexts: African Americans and Denominationalism228
12Between Myth and Hard Data: A Denomination Struggles with Identity248
13History as a Bearer of Denominational Identity: Methodism as a Case Study270
14The Meanings of a Merger: Denominational Identity in the United Church of Christ296
15Presbyterian Culture: Views from "the Edge"309
16Toward a Post-Denominational World Church327
Epilogue: Beyond Establishment, but in Which Direction?343

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