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Getting to Church: Narratives of Gender and Joining

Sally K. Gallagher

Abstract

Getting to Church explores the ways in which congregations continue to provide an arena in which adults deepen and expand a sense of identity, connection, and growth. Data for this analysis come from three years of participant observation, focus groups, and personal interviews with clergy, current members, and prospective members in three congregations representing diverse traditions within US Christianity. Our analysis demonstrates that historic tradition or denomination as embodied in buildings and programs, as well as the specific teachings and ethos of congregations, draws men and women di ... More

Keywords: gender and religion, religious tradition, denomination, switching, architecture, belief, religious identity, Christianity, congregational culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190239671
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190239671.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sally K. Gallagher, author
Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University

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