Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 2012

Author: NULL

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426756100

Category: Religion

Page: 806

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The Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches has been published continuously since 1916 and contains information about denominations, churches, clergy, seminaries, and other religious organizations in the United States and Canada. The Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches is the single best, most complete and accurate compilation of essential information about religious organizations in North America. The Yearbook features: statistics of church membership and finances descriptions of denominations listings of denominations by families names, postal and e-mail addresses of church leaders, denominational headquarters, and regional offices, national and regional ecumenical organizations listings of theological schools and Bible colleges statistics of seminary enrollment listings of religious periodicals calendar of religious holidays and festivals listings of sources of religion-related research listings of church archives extensive indexes (including an index of names)

Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches 2012

Author: Eileen W. Lindner

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426746660

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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The Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches is the single best, most complete and accurate compilation of essential information about religious organizations in North America.

Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches

1995 : [includes a Special Report on Asian American Christianity]

Author: Kenneth B. Bedell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780687008261

Category: Christian seets

Page: 317

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This volume provides quick-reference access to names, addresses, telephone numbers, and FAX numbers for denominational leaders, headquarters, agencies, and regional headquarters, as well as historical and current statistical data. Index. Photos, charts & graphs.

Understanding the Social Economy of the United States

Author: Laurie Mook,John R. Whitman,Jack Quarter,Ann Armstrong

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442663952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Understanding the Social Economy of the United States is a comprehensive introduction to the operation and study of organizations with social goals – public sector nonprofits, civil society organizations, social enterprises, cooperatives and other organizations with a social mission – under the rubric of the social economy. This text is rich in examples and case studies that explain the social economy framework in the context of the United States. The book not only highlights the differences between these organizations and traditional businesses, but also provides applied chapters on organizational development, strategic management and leadership, human resources, finance, and social accounting and accountability in social economy organizations. The perfect introduction to the social economy framework for students of nonprofit management, business, social entrepreneurship, and public policy, Understanding the Social Economy of the United States an invaluable resource for the classroom and for practitioners working in the social economy sector.

A Culture of Faith

Evangelical Congregations in Canada

Author: Sam Reimer,Michael Wilkinson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077359714X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Many religious scholars have noted a decline in institutional forms of religion in Canada. With fewer Canadians regularly attending church or following denominational proscriptions, is institutionalized religion becoming a thing of the past? In A Culture of Faith, Sam Reimer and Michael Wilkinson argue that evangelical Protestants continue to show strong allegiance to their congregations. Through a national study, including interviews with over five hundred pastors and an analysis of financial resources, the authors argue that evangelical Protestant congregations demonstrate greater resiliency within a broader context of declining religiosity. According to their findings, weekly church attendance among evangelicals is substantially higher than the national average, church attendees say they get significant enjoyment from their religious groups, youth participation is high, and evangelicals are more likely to volunteer. While there may be signs of decline on the horizon, Canadian evangelical congregations seem to remain vital at a time when most other Christian traditions are waning. A clearly presented study of evangelical beliefs, organizations, leaders, and finances, A Culture of Faith reveals the current strength of evangelical Protestantism and its implications for the future of religion in Canada.

American Christianity

The Continuing Revolution

Author: Stephen Cox

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292758618

Category: History

Page: 270

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Christianity takes an astonishing variety of forms in America, from churches that cherish traditional modes of worship to evangelical churches and fellowships, Pentecostal churches, social-action churches, megachurches, and apocalyptic churches—congregations ministering to believers of diverse ethnicities, social classes, and sexual orientations. Nor is this diversity a recent phenomenon, despite many Americans' nostalgia for an undeviating "faith of our fathers" in the days of yore. Rather, as Stephen Cox argues in this thought-provoking book, American Christianity is a revolution that is always happening, and always needs to happen. The old-time religion always has to be made new, and that is what Americans have been doing throughout their history. American Christianity is an engaging book, wide ranging and well informed, in touch with the living reality of America's diverse traditions and with the surprising ways in which they have developed. Radical and unpredictable change, Cox argues, is one of the few dependable features of Christianity in America. He explores how both the Catholic Church and the mainline Protestant churches have evolved in ways that would make them seem alien to their adherents in past centuries. He traces the rise of uniquely American movements, from the Mormons to the Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses, and brings to life the vivid personalities—Aimee Semple McPherson, Billy Sunday, and many others—who have taken the gospel to the masses. He sheds new light on such issues as American Christians' intense but constantly changing political involvements, their controversial revisions in the style and substance of worship, and their chronic expectation that God is about to intervene conclusively in human life. Asserting that "a church that doesn't promise new beginnings can never prosper in America," Cox demonstrates that American Christianity must be seen not as a sociological phenomenon but as the ever-changing story of individual people seeking their own connections with God, constantly reinventing their religion, making it more volatile, more colorful, and more fascinating.

The Future of Evangelicalism in America

Author: Candy Gunther Brown,Mark Silk

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231540701

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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In The Future of Evangelicalism in America, thematic chapters on culture, spirituality, theology, politics, and ethnicity reveal the sources of the movement's dynamism, as well as significant challenges confronting the rising generations. A collaboration among scholars of history, religious studies, theology, political science, and ethnic studies, the volume offers unique insight into a vibrant and sometimes controversial movement, the future of which is closely tied to the future of America.

The School of Arizona Dranes

Gospel Music Pioneer

Author: Timothy Dodge

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739167138

Category: Music

Page: 206

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Arizona Dranes (1889-1963) was a true musical innovator whose recordings made for the Okeh label during the years 1926-1928 helped lay the foundations for what would soon be known as gospel music. The School of Arizona Dranes: Gospel Music Pioneer covers the life and career of Dranes and situates her accomplishments in the broader history of African American gospel music and the rise of the Pentecostal movement.

Mainline Christianity

The Past and Future of America's Majority Faith

Author: Jason S. Lantzer

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814753337

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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Since the Revolutionary War, Mainline Christianity has been comprised of the Seven Sisters of American Protestantism—the Congregational Church, the Episcopal Church, the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Presbyterian Church, the United Methodist Church, the American Baptist Convention, and the Disciples of Christ.These denominations have been the dominant cultural representatives since the nineteenth century of how and where the majority of American Christians worship. Today, however, the Seven Sisters no longer represent most American Christians. The Mainline has been shrinking while evangelical and fundamentalist churches, as well as non denominational congregations and mega churches, have been attracting more and more members. In this comprehensive and accessible book, Jason S. Lantzer chronicles the rise and fall of the Seven Sisters, documenting the ways in which they stopped shaping American culture and began to be shaped by it. After reviewing and critiquing the standard decline narrative of the Mainline he argues for a reconceptualization of the Mainline for the twenty-first century, a new grouping of Seven Sisters that seeks to recognize the vibrancy of American Christianity.

Under the Overpass

A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America

Author: Mike Yankoski

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 030756343X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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5th Anniversary - Updated & Expanded Edition With foreword by Francis Chan Ever Wonder What it Would Be Like to Live Homeless? Mike Yankoski did more than just wonder. By his own choice, Mike's life went from upper-middle class plush to scum-of-the-earth repulsive overnight. With only a backpack, a sleeping bag and a guitar, Mike and his traveling companion, Sam, set out to experience life on the streets in six different cities—from Washington D.C. to San Diego— and they put themselves to the test. For more than five months the pair experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression, and social rejection—and all of this by their own choice. They wanted to find out if their faith was real, if they could actually be the Christians they said they were apart from the comforts they’d always known…to discover first hand what it means to be homeless in America. Mike and Sam's story is gritty, challenging, and utterly captivating. What you encounter in these pages will radically alter how you see your world—and may even change your life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bioethics Yearbook

Theological Developments in Bioethics: 1990–1992

Author: B. Andrew Lustig,B.A. Brody,H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr.,Laurence B. McCullough

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401118868

Category: Science

Page: 306

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As the field of bioethics has matured, increasing attention is being paid to how bioethical issues are treated in different moral and religious traditions and in different regions of the world. It is often difficult, however, to obtain accurate information about these matters. The Bioethics Yearbook series provides interested parties with analyses of how such issues as new reproductive techniques, abortion, maternal-fetal conflicts, care of seriously ill newborns, consent, confidentiality, equitable access, cost-containment, withholding and withdrawing treatment, active euthanasia, the definition of death, and organ transplantation are being discussed in different religious traditions and regions. Volume Three discusses theological developments from 1990--1992 in Anglican, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Continental Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Hindu, Jewish, Latter-Day Saint, Lutheran, Methodist, Muslim, and Presbyterian traditions. Volume Four will continue coverage of official governmental and medical society policies on these topics throughout the world.

The One Year Book of Encouragement

365 Days of Inspiration and Wisdom for Your Spiritual Journey

Author: Harold Myra

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414346908

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The One Year Book of Encouragement is a collection of insights from assorted Christian authors, past and present—from Oswald Chambers and Philip Yancey to John Calvin and John Wesley. Draw encouragement every day from the wisdom of the ages with this One Year book—it’s bound to be a classic!

The Stone-Campbell Movement

A Global History

Author: D. Newell Williams,Douglas Allen Foster,Paul M. Blowers

Publisher: Chalice Press

ISBN: 0827235275

Category: Religion

Page: 512

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The Stone-Campbell Movement: A Global History tells the story of Christians from around the globe and across time who have sought to witness faithfully to the gospel of reconciliation. Transcending theological differences by drawing from all the major streams of the movement, this foundational book documents the movement's humble beginnings on the American frontier and growth into international churches of the twenty-first century.