Getting to Church: Exploring Narratives of Gender and Joining by Sally K. GallagherGetting to Church: Exploring Narratives of Gender and Joining by Sally K. Gallagher

Getting to Church: Exploring Narratives of Gender and Joining

bySally K. Gallagher

Paperback | September 15, 2017

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Why do people go to church? What about a congregation attracts new members? What is it that draws women and men differently into different types of congregations? Sally Gallagher answers these questions by drawing on data tracing men's and women's movement toward Orthodox, conservative, andmainline Christian congregations. By following both those who join the community and those who choose not to pursue greater involvement, Gallagher avoids the methodological limitations of other studies and assesses the degree to which the spaces, people, programs, and doctrines within distinctivetraditions draw women and men toward affiliation and involvement. Gallagher demonstrates that gender matters less in orthodox congregations than in mainline and conservative ones, and addresses the generalization that women are more religious than men. Drawing on extensive field work, personal interviews, and focus groups, Getting to Church challenges extanttheories of gender and religious involvement.
Sally K. Gallagher is Professor of Sociology in the School of Public Policy at Oregon State University. She is the author of Making Do in Damascus: Navigating a Generation of Change in Family and Work, and Evangelical Identity and Gendered Family Life, as well as other works in the areas of gender, religion, family and caregiving.
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Title:Getting to Church: Exploring Narratives of Gender and JoiningFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190239689

ISBN - 13:9780190239688

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