Clergy Women: An Uphill Calling   -     By: Barbara Brown Zikmund, Adair T. Lummis, Particia Mei Yin Chang
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Clergy Women: An Uphill Calling

Westminster John Knox Press / 1998 / Paperback

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(PUBWestminster/John Knox)In the largest study ever of clergywomen in America, these Hartford Seminary researchers give far-reaching answers to questions about calling, ordination, leadership styles, lay expectations, variations between denominations, pay scales, and more. Includes hundreds of interviews. 232 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 232
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1998
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X .62 (inches)
ISBN: 0664256732
ISBN-13: 9780664256739
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Perhaps the most significant event in twentieth-century American Protestant churches has been the entry of tens of thousands of women into the church's ordained ministry. How are these women's experiences as ministers different from those of their male counterparts? What are their callings and careers like? What are their prospects for employment, income, and satisfaction? Based on a wealth of statistical data as well as in-depth personal interviews, this book offers the most authoritative information ever about the real experiences of clergy women (and men), along with anecdotes that show what the life of American clergy today is really like.

Author Bio

Barbara Brown Zikmund is President of Hartford Seminary in Hartford, Connecticut, where she is also Professor of American Religious History. Adair T. Lummis is Faculty Associate in Research at the Hartford Institute for Religion Research in Hartford, Connecticut. She is a sociologist of religion who for over twenty years has been engaged in studies on clergy and ethnic groups in Christian and other faiths, as well as program evaluation and policy research for national church agencies, seminaries, and regional judicatories. Patricia Mei Yin Chang is Consulting Associate Professor of Sociology at Stanford University in Stanford, California.

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