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Quick Questions about Religion

This archive hosts the factoids featured on the Hartford Institute for Religion Research site. Each quick question has a brief, one-sentence answer, a longer answer, and a link to additional... read more >

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What Happened to Promise Keepers?

In his book, The Promise Keepers: Servants, Soldiers, and Godly Men, John Bartkowski chronicled the rise and fall of the Promise Keeper movement. He points out, most significantly, that at... read more >

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Pragmatic Egalitarianism Among Evangelical Couples

This study of evangelical laypersons sought to understand how lay evangelicals understand and negotiate theological and ideological notions of family. Both women and men affirmed men as the head of... read more >

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An Overview of American Mainline Protestantism

For decades, Mainline Protestant pastors and institutions shaped the educational, social and cultural life of the United States. But a variety of demographic changes have led to the decline of... read more >

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Review of Mainline Protestant Clergy Leadership Literature

Three themes tend to dominate leadership literature written after 1968: the transformed perspective of race relations, the de facto disestablishment of mainline Protestantism, and the significant decline in the numerical... read more >

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How Faith Tradition Changes Church Vitality

Within the Christian universe, faith traditions and denominations significantly influence a congregation’s scores on nine out of 10 measures of congregational strength. Learn where your denomination’s strengths and challenges are... read more >

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Patterns in Declining Churches

Consider the factors that contribute to low congregational vitality. Analysis of worshipper demographics, size and growth of worship attendance, presence of conflict, and the congregation’s financial situation were not predictive... read more >

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Christian Denominational Family Trees

Find family tree diagrams of U.S. denominations that graphically illustrate the rich history of American Christian expression. Pop-up boxes provide additional details about past and current denominations, including the most... read more >

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Search Denominational Data on Controversial Topics

On the Association of Religion Data Archives, you can find survey results for topics such as attitudes toward abortion or levels of religious freedom as well as teaching resources and... read more >

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Explore Church and Denomination Profiles

Learn more about religious adherence and practices in the United States with studies available from the Association of Religion Data Archives. Profiles of over 400 past and present American faith traditions and... read more >

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Presbyterian Seminary is pleased to share W. Sibley Towner's Prayers that Sing & Stir the Heart

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