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.
|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|
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