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ERIC Number: ED081552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug-26
Pages: 44
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Theological Stance and the Positions of Pastors on Public Issues: Social and Organizational Contexts.
Benson, J. Kenneth; And Others
Data supportive of the pattern that liberal theological views are associated with liberal political and social stands were presented in this report. The explanation of this pattern was pursued both analytically and empirically. Data were collected by interviews with 382 rural ministers from a random sample of Missouri townships and 150 ministers in the city of Springfield, Missouri. The dimensions analyzed were theological position, social-political perspectives, patterns of professional involvement, perspectives on ministerial activity, social origins of the minister, and organization features (characteristics of congregations served). Major findings were an association between theological liberalism and liberal-permissive views on a wide range of issues; that theological persuasions are linked to social origins, modes of professional training and practice, perspectives toward the ministry, and organizational settings; and that denominational affiliation is an important delineator of organization sets. (PS)
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri