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Salience and congregational growth : revisiting the strictness thesis.
Since Kelley’s (1972) Why Conservative Churches Are Growing, scholars have examined the relationship between congregational strictness and growth. This paper seeks to further develop the strict church thesis by suggesting ...
Gender and status in the religious congregation.
Ever since Max Weber distinguished differences in “social esteem” between categories of people, status has been a fundamental concept in the sociological analysis of inequality. Gender is a status system that creates a ...