The visibility of mission agencies in general and USPG in particular among recently ordained Anglican clergy : an empirical enquiry
Village, Andrew and Francis, Leslie J.. (2011) The visibility of mission agencies in general and USPG in particular among recently ordained Anglican clergy : an empirical enquiry. Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies, Vol.28 (No.2). pp. 129-137. ISSN 0265-3788
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Attitudes toward mission agencies in general, and toward the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel (USPG) in particular, were assessed using two 10-item scales completed by 833 recently ordained Anglican clergy from the UK. Clergy were generally positive toward mission agencies and willing for their churches to engage with them, but more reluctant to form personal links. Most clergy felt agencies should give priority to the relief of poverty and to development needs, rather than to spreading specifically Christian beliefs. Results for the USPG indicated more uncertain responses than for mission agencies generally, which probably indicated a lower visibility for this agency among some clergy, especially evangelicals.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education ( -2013)|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Church of England -- Clergy -- Attitudes, Missions -- Public opinion, United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel -- Public opinion|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Page Range:||pp. 129-137|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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