Mainline Protestantism 2000

  title={Mainline Protestantism 2000},
  author={William McKinney},
  journal={The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={57 - 66}
  • William McKinney
  • Published 1 July 1998
  • Sociology
  • The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
For much of its history, mainline Protestantism has sought to mediate or bridge tensions present in the wider culture. In an increasingly polarized society, its churches struggle to find ways to provide moral leadership while holding themselves together. The postwar period has been difficult for mainline Protestantism's institutions. Membership declines and financial pressures continue. New communities of reference are replacing the denominational seminary as the primary locus of theological… 
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