Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community  -     By: Diana Butler Bass
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Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community

John Wiley & Sons / 2004 / Paperback

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In Strength for the Journey, Diana Butler Bass illustrates the dynamic strength and persistence of mainline Protestantism. While many baby boomers left the church, only to come back later in life, Bass was a "stayer" who witnessed the struggles and changes and found much there that was meaningful. Offering thought-provoking portraits of eight parishes she attended over two decades, she explores the major issues that have confronted mainline denominations, congregations, and parishioners during those years from debates over women clergy to conflicts about diversity and community to scrimmages between tradition and innovation.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: John Wiley & Sons
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 0787974250
ISBN-13: 9780787974251
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In Strength for the Journey, Diana Butler Bass illustrates the dynamic strength and persistence of mainline Protestantism. While many baby boomers left the church, only to come back later in life, Bass was a "stayer" who witnessed the struggles and changes and found much there that was meaningful. Offering thought-provoking portraits of eight parishes she attended over two decades, she explores the major issues that have confronted mainline denominations, congregations, and parishioners during those years--from debates over women clergy to conflicts about diversity and community to scrimmages between tradition and innovation.

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Diana Butler Bass writes a weekly newspaper column on contemporary religion as New York Times syndicate columnist. In addition to being a popular speaker, retreat leader, and seminary professor, this scholar of American religion serves as director of faith formation at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia.

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