Publication Date: January 1995
Publisher: Greenwood Press (San Francisco, Calif.)
Author(s): Amy L. Sales; Gary A. Tobin
Research Area: Culture and religion
Keywords: American Jews; Congregations; Religious denominations
Coverage: United States
The book is about church and synagogue affiliation in the United States. The reports presented explore the dynamics of congregational affiliation: the motivations that impel people to join a congregation, drop out, or remain unaffiliated; the practices that attract or repel membership; and the ways in which contextual religious, social, and cultural factors influence patterns of congregational affiliation.