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Building Strong Church Communities: A Sociological Perspective

Attending to the health and functioning of a parish congregation, a religious order, or other church community as a whole will necessarily mean that its members must give up something that would have been good for them as individuals – leisure, economic benefits, even work or living preferences – for the good of the group.

About the Author
Dr. Patricia Wittberg, SC, is a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati and professor of sociology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the sociology of religion and on religious communities. Dr. Wittberg holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.