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Financing American Religion

Mark Chaves surveys findings from recent studies on church finances.

Mark Chaves surveys findings from recent studies on church finances. His essay includes a discussion of individual giving patterns, the factors that influence such giving, where congregations spend their funds, differences among denominations in member contributions and sources of income as well as possible directions for future research. This essay appeared in a monograph with the same title edited by Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller. Chaves was Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Arizona at the time of this writing.

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