This book is written to honor Robert Lynn, who contributed to both theological foundations and the practice of faith during his tenure as Senior Vice Presidents for Religion of the Lilly Endowment. These essays, by seventeen authors of various denominational, professional, and personal backgrounds, describe different aspects of the role of congregations in transmitting faith. The authors seek to identify and understand key dimensions in the complex, modern process of the transmission of faith and consider strategies for enhancing, directing, and changing that process. Together, these authors experiment with new ways to look at congregations – as bearers of traditions, languages, symbol systems, worldviews, and action styles.
Lessons from Congregational Studies