Encyclopedia of Religion
and Society

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(1921-1995) Professor emeritus, Chicago Theological Seminary. Prior to his seminary faculty and deanship positions, Fukuyama was a researcher for the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries and an influential member of the Religious Research Fellowship, which evolved into the Religious Research Association. He was the circulation manager of the Review of Religious Research from 1961 to 1966.

Fukuyama's most widely known publications are The Fragmented Layman: An Empirical Study of Lay Attitudes (with Thomas Campbell, Pilgrim 1970), based on a survey of 8,549 members of the United Church of Christ, and The Ministry in Transition: A Case Study of Theological Education (Penn State University Press 1973), which analyzes and interprets data from 1,283 seminary students and 1,191 recently ordained clergy in the United Church of Christ. He also pioneered the concept of the multidimensional character of religiosity.

David O. Moberg


Y. Fukuyama, "The Major Dimensions of Church Membership," Review of Religious Research 2(1961):154-161.

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