What Do Congregations Do? The Significance of Christian Congregations to American Civic Life

Mark Chaves

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2007

Issue: What is a Christian? (Vol. 27, No 3, Summer, 2007)

Part of the answer to the question of this issue ("What Is a Christian?") is supplied by a study of what Christian congregations actually do, especially their role in American civic life. As it turns out, American congregations are more important for their contribution to the arts than to social services and politics.

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