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Presbyterian Pluralism: Competition in a Protestant House

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Focusing on the heated ideological struggles that occurred within the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., during the late 1800s and early 1900s, this book offers a compelling and original explanation of how diverse viewpoints can be accommodated within a religious institution. The Presbyterian example, William J. Weston argues, shows clearly that "competition" is the only effective kind of pluralism for a church - one that leads neither to institutional paralysis nor to irreconcilable division. Much of the current literature in ...

Presbyterian Pluralism: Competition in a Protestant House 2005, University of Tennessee Press

ISBN-13: 9780870499821

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