Vital Signs: The Promise of Mainstream Protestantism

Vital Signs: The Promise of Mainstream Protestantism

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Vital Signs: The Promise of Mainstream Protestantism by Milton J. Coalter, John M. Mulder, Louis B. Weeks

If you are a church leader or pastor this book will be of special interest. It is a valuable resource for congregations and denominations struggling with issues of growth at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Vital Signs helps church leaders to understand the trends of the past, the realities of the present and the opportunities for renewal in the future. Based on fifteen years of exhaustive research, this book summarizes that research in an easy to understand format.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780972419604
Publisher: FaithWalk Publishing
Publication date: 01/01/2003
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
New Introductionxiii
Original Introductionxix
1.A New World: Mainstream Protestants in the Twentieth Century1
2.Changing Members, Changing Churches: Mainstream Protestant Membership Growth and Decline19
3.The Predicament of Pluralism: Mainstream Protestant Theology in the Twentieth Century39
4.Nurturing Faith: The Ecosystems of Mainstream Protestantism59
5.The Organizational Revolution: Mainstream Protestant Denominations and Mission83
6.An Open Letter to Mainstream Protestants103
Notes135
Index161

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