Abstract: Focusing primarily on the mainstream Protestant denominations, the author documents the trend away from doctrine and towards the left, and the correlation with dwindling membership.
Keywords: book review, religion, history, Protestant churches, Protestantism, church membership, liberal Christianity, liberalism, United States.
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Title: The Empty Church; The Suicide of Liberal Christianity
Author: Thomas C. Reeves
Publisher: Free Press
Date Published: September 1996
ISBN: 0684828111
LOCN: BR526.R434 1996
Dewey: 280/.4/09730904 20
Pages: 276
Footnotes: 800 entries
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Chapter 1: Confused and Helpless

Chapter 2: Consumer Christianity

Chapter 3: Secular Religions

Chapter 4: Up to the Precipice

Chapter 5: Stuck in the Sixties

Chapter 6: Renewing the Mainline


Author:        Reeves, Thomas C., 1936-
Title:         The empty church : the suicide of liberal
                  Christianity / Thomas C. Reeves.
Published:     New York : Free Press, c1996.
Description:   xi, 276 p. ; 25 cm.
LC Call No.:   BR526.R434 1996
Dewey No.:     280/.4/09730904 20
ISBN:          0684828111
Notes:         Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-262)
                  and index.
Subjects:      Liberalism (Religion) -- United States -- History
                  -- 20th century.
               Liberalism (Religion) -- Protestant churches --
                  History -- 20th century.
               Church membership.
               United States -- Church history -- 20th century.
Control No.:   96013401 


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