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Clergy Worldviews

Clergy Worldviews


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About the Book

Through research interviews with 19 clergymen of different religious affiliation, age, and race, this volume explores the views and attributes of ordained male ministers. Who is the man behind the pulpit? How does he balance personal and professional life? How do clergymen feel about their chosen profession? What events and family/societal influences led to a life of service? Through the interviews, the author examines these and other aspects of clergy life. The strength of the study lies in the delivery of extensive first-person commentary. From this, the reader gains access to the texture and tone of the voices as well as the men's thinking about theological, moral, and administrative leadership. People considering a life in the ministry, as well as students of sociology, religion, psychology, and anthropology, will be interested in this informative discourse.


About the Author:

MARTHA LONG ICE is a Sociology Professor Emerita at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. She specializes in the cultural belief systems of science and religion and is the author of Clergy Women and Their Worldviews: Calling for a New Age (Praeger, 1987). She now lives in Spokane, WA.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275949686
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 247 mm
  • No of Pages: 208
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 471 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275949680
  • Publisher Date: 27 Jun 1995
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 21 mm
  • Width: 156 mm


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