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A pilot study on clergy's view of contemporary persecution: Preparing the Christian church in the Northeastern United States
by Lamoreau, Julie A., D.Min., United Theological Seminary, 2015, 165; 10294167
Abstract (Summary)

This pilot project evaluates clergy's view of persecution and preparing the Christian church in the northeastern United States. The methodology used an action research approach with a mixed methods model of inquiry consisting of a survey, interviews, and autobiographies of prisoners during World War II. Current events and data are compared with historical information. The hypothesis is the Christian church in the northeastern United States is not adequately prepared to withstand severe persecution, defined as unfairly cruel treatment with life threatening situations. The results support the hypothesis that the church is ill prepared to navigate severe persecution for their faith in Jesus.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: King, Paul
School: United Theological Seminary
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-A 78/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clerical studies, Religious history, Behavioral psychology
Keywords: Clergy, Equipping the Church, Faith, New England, Persecution, World War II Camps
Publication Number: 10294167
ISBN: 978-1-369-35848-3
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