Intra-organizational constraints on churches' public witness

Title:
Intra-organizational constraints on churches' public witness
Authors:
Djupe, Paul A.; Neiheisel, Jacob R.
Citation:
Neiheisel, Jacob R. and Paul A. Djupe. (2008). “Intraorganizational Constraints on Churches Public Witness.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47(3): 427-441.
Publisher:
Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
DATE ISSUED:
Sep-2008
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5050; http://hdl.handle.net/2374
Type:
Article
Language:
en_US
Description:
We examine the effects of some oft-overlooked influences on clergy public speech, an important component of a church's public witness. While there are many studies of denominational conflict, few studies connect denominational-level conflict with the ways in which clergy address salient public issues to their congregations. We also explore the impact that the presence of a congregant who has struggled with his or her sexuality, that is, the contact hypothesis, has on clergy speech. We test these ideas using 2004 survey data from clergy in Columbus, Ohio concerning their speech on the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. We find that these intra-organizational constraints shape opinions that in turn affect speech, tempering indirectly the ability of clergy to present concerns about the proposed ban.
ISSN:
00218294
Appears in Collections:
Faculty Publications

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDjupe, Paul A.en
dc.contributor.authorNeiheisel, Jacob R.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-02T19:32:59Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-18T21:06:58Z-
dc.date.available2013-01-02T19:32:59Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-18T21:06:58Z-
dc.date.created2008-09en
dc.date.issued2008-09en
dc.identifier.citationNeiheisel, Jacob R. and Paul A. Djupe. (2008). “Intraorganizational Constraints on Churches Public Witness.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47(3): 427-441.en_US
dc.identifier.issn00218294en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374.DEN/5050en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2374-
dc.descriptionWe examine the effects of some oft-overlooked influences on clergy public speech, an important component of a church's public witness. While there are many studies of denominational conflict, few studies connect denominational-level conflict with the ways in which clergy address salient public issues to their congregations. We also explore the impact that the presence of a congregant who has struggled with his or her sexuality, that is, the contact hypothesis, has on clergy speech. We test these ideas using 2004 survey data from clergy in Columbus, Ohio concerning their speech on the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. We find that these intra-organizational constraints shape opinions that in turn affect speech, tempering indirectly the ability of clergy to present concerns about the proposed ban.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherJournal for the Scientific Study of Religionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofFaculty Publicationsen_US
dc.titleIntra-organizational constraints on churches' public witnessen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.institutionDenison Universityen_US
dc.date.digitized2013-01-02en
dc.contributor.repositoryDenison Resource Commonsen_US
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