Presbyterians and Pensions: The Roots and Growth of Pensions in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)  -     By: R. Douglas Brackenridge
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Presbyterians and Pensions: The Roots and Growth of Pensions in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Westminster John Knox Press / 1989 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 1989
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0804210500
ISBN-13: 9780804210508

Publisher's Description

Presbyterians and Pensions traces the historical development of the modern Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its predecessor organizations from colonial times to the present. It is a critical work that examines the Board of Pensions in its broad historical, social, economic, and theological context. Utilizing the case study approach, the authors show how a major Protestant denomination produced its present retirement and protection program for church employees. This is an insightful historical presentation of a vital part of the church's mission and provides very interesting and critical reading for those interested in the history of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

Author Bio

R. Douglas Brackenridge is Professor Emeritus of Religion at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where he taught for thirty-eight years. He is the author of many books and articles. Lois A. Boyd was Assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She also served as Editor and Director of Trinity University Press. She has been honored with several awards, including the Presbyterian Historical Society's Distinguished Service Award.

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