The Mainstream Protestant “Decline”

The Presbyterian Pattern

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Coalter (Milton J.), Mulder (John M.), and Weeks (Louis B.).
Publication Dates: 1990.
Publisher(s): Westminster John Knox Press.
Subject(s): Presbyterian Church - History, Presbyterian Church - Membership, and Religion.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BX 8937 .M35 1990
  • Summary:

    The meaning of declining membership in mainline Protestant denominations has been hotly contested since the 1960s. Drawing on statistical analysis of membership trends, congregational surveys, individual interviews, research on disaffiliation, and case studies of congregations and presbyteries, this volume examines patterns and causes of congregational growth and decline in the Presbyterian church.