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9780691146850 | Princeton Univ Pr, August 8, 2011, cover price $23.95

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9780691159669 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, August 25, 2013), cover price $17.95

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A study of collective religious expression in America answers important questions about what people do in local religious congregations--churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques--including how the arts are central to the workings of congregations, as well as information on size, nature, and activities of these organizations.

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9780674012844 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 15, 2004, cover price $31.50 | About this edition: A study of collective religious expression in America answers important questions about what people do in local religious congregations--churches, temples, synagogues, and mosques--including how the arts are central to the workings of congregations, as well as information on size, nature, and activities of these organizations.

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Product Description: How Do We Worship? [Nov 30, 1999] Chaves, Mark (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781566992244 | Alban Inst, November 1, 1999, cover price $6.95 | About this edition: How Do We Worship?

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Why does a denomination prohibiting women clergy support parishes run by women? Why does a denomination opt to ordain women when there are few women seeking to join that clergy? And why have some denominations ordained women so much earlier than others? In a revealing examination of the complex relationship among religion, social forces, and organizational structure, Ordaining Women draws examples and data from over 100 Christian denominations to explore the meaning of institutional rules about women's ordination. Combining historical and sociological perspectives, Mark Chaves deftly shows that formal institutional rules about ordination often diverge from the actual roles of women and are best understood as symbolic gestures in favor of--or in opposition to--gender equality. Ordaining Women concludes that external pressures from the women's movement and ecumenical pressure expressed through interdenominational organizations such as the National Council of Churches influence ordination practices. At the same time, internal factors such as having a source of religious authority that is considered superior to modern principles of equal rights also explain why some denominations ordain women much earlier than others. Surprisingly, "the Bible forbids it" does not account for policies even among fundamentalists and other biblical inerrantists. Chaves' historical and comparative approach offers a revealing analysis of how the internal denominational debates have changed over time, becoming more frequent, more politicized, and more contentious. The skillful delineation of forces affecting debates and policies about women's ordination makes this book an important contribution to our understanding of religious organizations and of gender equality.

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9780674641457 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 1, 1997, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Why does a denomination prohibiting women clergy support parishes run by women?

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9780674641464 | Harvard Univ Pr, March 15, 1999, cover price $32.00

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Product Description: Money always has been a subject of deep concern for religious leaders. In recent decades, however, this perennial concern has taken on a new urgency as a crisis situation is perceived. Financing American Religion brings together short, readable essays representing the best, most up-to-date research and thinking on the intersections of money and religion...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780761990369 | Altamira Pr, December 1, 1998, cover price $96.00 | About this edition: Money always has been a subject of deep concern for religious leaders.

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