ERIC Number: ED070540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
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Ecumenical Planning for Mission in Town and Country America. Catholic Perspectives on the Concerns of the National Consultation on the Church in Community Life, Ohio State University, September 5-8, 1967.
Quinn, Bernard, Ed.
The National Consultation on the Church in Community Life was held at Ohio State University for the purpose of bringing into focus the ecumenical process for the reevaluation, redefinition, and revitalization of the Catholic Church's mission in nonmetropolitan America. Papers were presented in the areas of theological perspectives, understanding the small community, and creative experimentation. Also included was the report of a study of religion conducted in 2 towns in Oklahoma. Major conclusions of that study were that the more fundamentalistic Protestant groups reached higher levels of consensus on beliefs about the supernatural than did Catholics, that Catholic respondents' beliefs and attitudes on race were more liberal than those found in previous studies, that the data showed few differences as a function of the rural and urban conditions of the respondents, and that 75% of the Catholics agreed with the statement that the "laity has the right to question church teachings in some or all matters." (PS)
Descriptors: Church Role, Community Action, Cooperative Planning, Demography, Economic Factors, Literature, Religious Organizations, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Social Action, Urbanization
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Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Washington, DC.