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Churching of America, 1776-2005: Winners and Losers in Our Religious Economy (Revised)

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In this provocative book, Roger Finke and Rodney Stark challenge popular perceptions about American religion. They view the religious environment as a free market economy, where churches compete for souls. The story they tell is one of gains for upstart sects and losses for mainline denominations.
Although many Americans assume that religious participation has declined in
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ebook, 368 pages
Published May 10th 2014 by Rutgers University Press (first published March 3rd 2005)
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A much-needed quantitative study of American denominational statistics. The authors' interpretation of the data is controversial, as is their rational-choice method.
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