The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline

by Elesha Coffman. Oxford University Press, 2013.

This resource uses the magazine The Christian Century as a metaphor to talk about the strengths and challenges of the American Protestant church.


insight into The Christian Century content

Best For

Protestant clergy and lay leaders


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Suggested Uses

  • Gain a deeper understanding of Protestant churches in America today by studying the content and conversations found in The Christian Century.

About the Contributor

Tim Shapiro

Tim is president of the Indianapolis Center for Congregations – of which the CRG is a program. He began serving the Center in 2003 after 18 years in pastoral ministry. He holds degrees from Purdue University and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Tim’s interest in how congregations learn to do new things is represented in his book How Your Congregation Learns.

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