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Why conservative churches are growing

Dean M. Kelley

Why conservative churches are growing

a study in sociology of religion

by Dean M. Kelley

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Published by Harper & Row in San Francisco, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sociology, Christian.,
  • Church growth.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDean M. Kelley.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT738 .K38 1977
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxi, 184 p. :
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21089359M
    ISBN 100060643013
    LC Control Number76-62934


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WHY CONSERVATIVE CHURCHES ARE GROWING: A Study in Sociology of Religion with a new Preface (Rose, No. 11) Paperback – June 1, byCited by: Commissioned by the National Council of Churches, researcher Dean M. Kelley set out to find out why conservative churches were growing, even as the more liberal churches were declining.

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Kelley: Edition: reprint: Publisher: Mercer University Press, ISBN:Length: pages: Subjects. In his book, Why Conservative Churches Are Growing, Dean Kelley shocked the religious world by concluding that conservative churches demanded more of their members theologically and behaviorally; therefore, they attracted more people than liberal mainline congregations who focused on social and political issues.

Inresearcher Dean M. Kelley published “Why Conservative Churches are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion.” More recently, the trend has been. Liberal churches are dying. But conservative churches are thriving.

A Canadian study found that conservative churches are Why conservative churches are growing book growing, while less orthodox congregations dwindle away.

Let me mention just three books dealing with the Protestant scene, which clearly document what I have just said. The first volume is Why Conservative Churches are Growing, written back in by Dean Kelley.

Another volume came out in The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity by Thomas Reeves. In his book, Why Conservative Churches are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion, Kelley argued that evangelical churches grow precisely because they do what the more liberal congregations and denominations intentionally reject - they make serious demands of believers in terms of doctrine and : Reformation.

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Why Conservative Churches Are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion Hardcover – May, /5(6). He referenced an important book by Dean M. Kelley titled, “Why Conservative Churches are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion.” (In Kelley’s preface to the edition of the book, he emphasized that everything he had written 25 years earlier remained true.) What Kelley wrote could apply.

There was a somewhat infamous book written in called Why Conservative Churches are Growing by Dean Kelly. To be honest I feel like this book title inadvertently gave the impression that if a church were conservative then it would grow.

The truth I quickly observed in the communities. "We have figured out your problem. You're the only one here who believes in God." That statement, addressed to a young seminarian, introduces Dave Shiflett's new book, Exodus: Why Americans are Fleeing Liberal Churches for Conservative book is an important contribution, and Shiflett offers compelling evidence that liberal Christianity is fast imploding upon itself.

Among clergy at growing churches, percent believe the Bible is the word of God and is reliable and trustworthy. Slightly more than 56 percent of pastors at declining churches agree.

In The Washington Post, Haskell argues that the growth of conservative churches cannot simply be explained away based on the strength of the belief. There is Author: Aaron Earls. In his book, Why Conservative Churches are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion, Kelley argued that evangelical churches grow precisely because they do what the more liberal congregations and denominations intentionally reject — they make serious demands of believers in terms of doctrine and behavior.

Why conservative churches grow and liberal churches shrink When we used statistical analysis to determine which factors are influencing growth, conservative protestant theology, with. WHY CONSERVATIVE ETHNIC CHURCHES ARE GROWING Download Why Conservative Ethnic Churches Are Growing ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to WHY CONSERVATIVE ETHNIC CHURCHES ARE GROWING book. Even in Canada, Conservative Churches Are Growing Mainline churches with evangelical leanings outpace their liberal counterparts, study says. Kate Shellnutt Ap   Growing conservative churches also have an ironic openness to modernity in spreading the Word, though not modern readings of the Word.

Why Conservative Churches Are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion With a New Preface for the Rose Edition (Rose Series) NovemberMercer University Press Paperback in English. We used to be (in the glory days of the 's and 's) the fastest growing group in America (which by the way, this has been debunked by one of the most thorough and theologically conservative members of our tribe, Flavil Yeakley in his book "Why They Left: Listening to Those Who Have Left Churches of Christ".).

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The liberal churches are tolerant, rational, democratic, cooperative, and dogmatically flexible. And they are dying. The conservative churches are zealous, puritanical, authoritarian, xenophobic, and monolithic — and they are thriving.

Why. Because people join churches in order to find guidance, to satisfy the need for group identification, to feel that they are changing their lives. Judith Shulevitz wants to know why conservative churches are strong and growing. Writing in the edition of Slate, Shulevitz shares the confusion of many on the secular left in wondering why strict religious movements appear to be growing while more liberal movements decline.

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-- VII. Dynamics of diminishing demand -- VIII. Conserving social strength -- IX. The conservative role of religion -- X. Religion is not always tame. Why Conservative Churches Are Growing essaysWhy Conservative Churches Are Growing In this book Kelley addresses the issue that many mainline denominations are drastically decreasing in size and yet there are churches and religious groups that are growing, and the question is what is the difference.

So I think I get why some conservative churches resisted the call to close. As a conservative Christian, I viewed going to church as a religious obligation that pleased God. According to its proponents, those who have deserted the mainline churches have done so in search of a richer spiritual diet.

A third intra-religious theory was advanced by Dean M. Kelley in his controversial book, Why Conservative Churches Are Growing, published in Kelly argued that the mainline denominations have lost members because.

Why Conservative Churches Are Growing has given some aid and comfort to members of the rapidly growing churches by recognizing them as doing something right rather than dismissing them as superstitious zealots. Why Conservative Churches Are Growing, Vol.

Pages:   In his book, Why Conservative Churches are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion, Kelley argued that evangelical churches grow precisely because they do what the more liberal congregations and denominations intentionally reject - they make serious demands of believers in terms of doctrine and behavior.

It follows a thesis first set out in a book, Why Conservative Churches Are Growing by Dean Kelley." "The Roman Catholic Church, a body that has moved in markedly conservative directions and of which Mr. Douthat is a member, is straining as members leave in droves.

The clergy of the growing churches were the most theologically conservative and the declining church clergy the least. When we used statistical analysis to determine which factors are influencing growth, conservative Protestant theology, with its more literal take on the Bible, was a significant predictor.

At first sight the results suggested a slight bias in the direction of conventional wisdom, in that evangelicals, conservatives and charismatics were slightly more likely to have growing churches.

A soon-to-be-published study of churches in southern Ontario suggests that theologically conservative churches are more likely to grow. Photo: Stester/Shutterstock In a study whose results he says will probably be controversial, a Canadian professor contends that theologically conservative mainline Protestant churches are more likely to grow.

The answer is liberalism. In a study of “2, of the congregants, half attending growing churches and half at declining churches,” it became obvious: When we used statistical analysis to determine which factors are influencing growth, conservative Protestant theology, with its more literal take on the Bible, was a significant predictor.

A recent blog post doing the rounds shows that conservative churches grow at a faster rate than liberal churches. No surprises there. After all who bothers getting out of bed to go and hear stuff that the whole world is committed to anyway.

Liberal theology has hollowed out the mainline denominations, and it’s no wonder. But not all conservative churches grow. Churches that are theologically conservative with beliefs based on a literal interpretation of the Bible grow faster than those with a liberal orientation, according to a five-year academic study.of Churches executive Dean M.

Kelley wrote his much-discussed volume with the telling title, Why Conservative Churches Are Growing. More recently Philip Jenkins’ work on worldwide Christianity points to some of the same trends.

What makes this volume distinct is .