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Church, Identity and Change: Theology and Denominational Structures in Unsettled Times

David A. Roozen and James R. Nieman (eds), (Eerdmans, 2005). 

Resources from the Organizing Religious Work Project of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research
Book chapters posted with permission of the publisher

Denominational index:
Assemblies of God
Association of Vineyard Churches
Episcopal Church, USA
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
National Baptist Convention
Reformed Church in America
United Church of Christ
United Methodist Church

David A. Roozen and James R. Nieman
Pp 1 – 34

Assemblies of God

“More Than Evangelical”: The Challenge of the
Evolving Identity of the Assemblies of God

Gary B. McGee
Pp 35 – 44

Charisma and Structure in the Assemblies of God: Revisiting O’Dea’s Five Dilemmas
Margaret M. Poloma  
Pp 45 - 96

The Challenges of Organization and Spirit in the Implementation of Theology in the Assemblies of God
William W. Menzies
Pp  97 - 131

Association of Vineyard Churches

A Short History of the Association of Vineyard Churches
Bill Jackson
Pp 132 – 140

Routinizing Charisma: The Vineyard Christian Fellowship in the Post-Wimber Era
Donald E. Miller
Pp 141 – 162

Theological Perspective and Reflection on the Vineyard Christian Fellowship
Don Williams
Pp 163 – 187

Episcopal Church, USA

Anglican Mission in Changing Times: A Brief Institutional History of the Episcopal Church, USA
Ian T. Douglas
Pp 188 – 197

A Primacy of Systems: Confederation, Corporation, and Communion
William H. Swatos, Jr.
Pp 198 – 226

Crisis as Opportunity: Scandal, Structure, and Change in the Episcopal Church on the Cusp of the Millennium
Jennifer M. Phillips
Pp 227 – 252

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

Structuring a Confessional Church for the Global Age: Admission to Communion by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Paul Marschke
Pp 253 – 262

Fellowship and Communion in the Postmodern Era: The Case of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
David L. Carlson
Pp 263 – 293

The Theological Meaning and Use of Communion: The Case of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Eugene W. Bunkowske
Pp 294 – 326

National Baptist Convention

How Firm a Foundation? The Institutional Origins of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
Quinton Hosford Dixie
Pp 327 - 335

The National Baptist Convention: Traditions and Contemporary Challenges
Aldon D. Morris and Shayne Lee
Pp 336 – 379

Becoming a People of God: Theological Reflections on the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.
David Emmanuel Goatley
Pp 380 - 399

Reformed Church in America

The Reformed Church in America as a National Church
John Coakley
Pp 400 – 409

National Engagement with Localism: The Last Gasp of the Corporate Denomination?
Donald A. Luidens
Pp 410 – 435

No Longer Business as Usual: The Reformed Church in America Seen through Its Mission Statement
Steve Mathonnet-VanderWell
Pp 436 – 457

United Church of Christ

The United Church of Christ: Redefining Unity in Christ as Unity in Diversity
Barbara Brown Zikmund
Pp 458 – 465

Strategy and Restructure in the United Church of Christ
Emily Barman and Mark Chaves
Pp 466 – 492

Faith and Organization in the United Church of Christ
Roger L. Shinn
Pp 493 – 522

United Methodist Church

Methodism as Machine
Russell E. Richey
Pp 523 – 533

Leadership, Identity, and Mission in a Changing United Methodist Church
James Rutland Wood
Pp 534 – 564

Practical Theology at Work in the United Methodist Church: Restructuring, Reshaping, Reclaiming
Pamela D. Couture
Pp 565 – 587


National Denominational Structures’ Engagement with Postmodernity: An Integrative Summary from an Organizational Perspective
David A. Roozen
Pp 588 – 624

The Theological Work of Denominations
James R. Nieman
Pp 625 – 653



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