Clergy deliberation on gay rights and homosexuality

Title:
Clergy deliberation on gay rights and homosexuality
Authors:
Neiheisel, Jacob R.; Djupe, Paul A.
Citation:
Djupe, Paul A. and Jacob R. Neiheisel. (2008). “Clergy Deliberation on Gay Rights and Homosexuality.” Polity 40(4): 411-435.
Publisher:
Polity
DATE ISSUED:
Oct-2008
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5049; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
In examining the increasingly popular concept of deliberative democracy, social scientists most often look to "cross-cutting" elements within discussion networks. Studies of deliberation in networks, however, preclude a number of other sources of deliberative discourse, and ignore the important role that some theorists claim for elites, like clergy, in fostering debate in group settings. To this effect we ask: Do clergy model the deliberative process on potentially divisive issues such as gay rights? We employ an original survey instrument administered to clergy in Columbus, Ohio, just after the 2004 election to understand the quantity and diversity of clergy discussion. We find that discussion diversity increases under conditions of congregational disunity, which, somewhat paradoxically, has no effect on the quantity of issue discussion.
ISSN:
00323497
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Publications

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dc.contributor.authorNeiheisel, Jacob R.en
dc.contributor.authorDjupe, Paul A.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T19:30:43Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:06:56Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T19:30:43Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:06:56Z-
dc.date.created2008-10en
dc.date.issued2008-10en
dc.identifier.citationDjupe, Paul A. and Jacob R. Neiheisel. (2008). “Clergy Deliberation on Gay Rights and Homosexuality.” Polity 40(4): 411-435.en_US
dc.identifier.issn00323497en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5049en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionIn examining the increasingly popular concept of deliberative democracy, social scientists most often look to "cross-cutting" elements within discussion networks. Studies of deliberation in networks, however, preclude a number of other sources of deliberative discourse, and ignore the important role that some theorists claim for elites, like clergy, in fostering debate in group settings. To this effect we ask: Do clergy model the deliberative process on potentially divisive issues such as gay rights? We employ an original survey instrument administered to clergy in Columbus, Ohio, just after the 2004 election to understand the quantity and diversity of clergy discussion. We find that discussion diversity increases under conditions of congregational disunity, which, somewhat paradoxically, has no effect on the quantity of issue discussion.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPolityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleClergy deliberation on gay rights and homosexualityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
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