International Society for the Study of Reformed Communities
1997 ISSRC Conference
"Signs of Vitality in Reformed Communities Amid the Fragmenting Forces of Modernity"
Paper presentations and authors:
Gerard Dekker Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
"Vital Signs in the Reformed Community: An Introduction"
"Why Young People Are Joining a Reformed Community"
"Religious Vitality in a Changing Culture: Attitudes of Calvin College
"Reformed Communities as Functional Communities: Social Capital,
Christian Schools, and Reformed Community Vitality"
"Signs of Stress and Vitality as the Dutch Reformed Church in South
Africa Experiences a Paradigm Switch"
"Civic Calvinism: Sources of Scottish Reformed Vitality"
"The Fidelity and Chastity Amendment': A Competition to Renew the
"Denominational Renewal or Fragmentation? An Exploratory Study of
Reformed/Evangelical Movements within the United Church of Christ in Japan"
"Reformed and Feminist: Feminist Theology as a Source of Revitalization"
"From Influential Force to Marginal Minority: The Dramatic Change
in the Position of the White Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa"
"'Value System Conflict and Unity' in the Unity Talks of the Dutch
Reformed Church and the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa"
"Relationship to the Church: A Model"
"The Unpleasant Past: Assumed Engagement in a New Age"
"Worldview and Agriculture: A Study of Two Reformed Communities
"Resisting Secularization and Contending with Modernity in Agriculture:
The Christian Farmers Federation of Canada"
"Congregational Giving in the Christian Reformed Church: Strictness,
Strength, and Other Signs of Religious Vitality"
"Paying Peter and/or Paul: Church Finances and Congregational Vitality"
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