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The Continuing Anglican Metamorphosis: Introducing the Adapted Integrated Model

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2012
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this thesis is to develop and test the Advanced Integrated Model, a typological model in the tradition of Weber's interpretive sociology, as an asset in explaining recent transformations in American Episcopal-Anglican organizations. The study includes an assessment of the church-sect tradition in the sociology of religion and a summary overview of Weber's interpretive sociology with special emphasis on the nature and construction of ideal-types and their use in analysis. To illustrate the effectiveness of the model a number of institutional rivalries confronting contemporary Episcopal-Anglican organizations are identified and shown to be explainable only from a sociological perspective and not simply as (")in house(") institutional problems. The present work sheds light on parent-child conflicts in religious organizations and reopens discussion about the theoretical value of ideal-types in general, and church-sect typologies in particular, when utilized from a comparative-historical perspective.
Title: The Continuing Anglican Metamorphosis: Introducing the Adapted Integrated Model.
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Name(s): L'Hommedieu, John, Author
Gay, David, Committee Chair
Grauerholz, Elizabeth, Committee Member
Carter, Shannon, Committee Member
, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this thesis is to develop and test the Advanced Integrated Model, a typological model in the tradition of Weber's interpretive sociology, as an asset in explaining recent transformations in American Episcopal-Anglican organizations. The study includes an assessment of the church-sect tradition in the sociology of religion and a summary overview of Weber's interpretive sociology with special emphasis on the nature and construction of ideal-types and their use in analysis. To illustrate the effectiveness of the model a number of institutional rivalries confronting contemporary Episcopal-Anglican organizations are identified and shown to be explainable only from a sociological perspective and not simply as (")in house(") institutional problems. The present work sheds light on parent-child conflicts in religious organizations and reopens discussion about the theoretical value of ideal-types in general, and church-sect typologies in particular, when utilized from a comparative-historical perspective.
Identifier: CFE0004565 (IID), ucf:49209 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-12-01
M.A.
Sciences, Sociology
Masters
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Subject(s): Max Weber -- interpretive sociology -- typology -- ideal-types -- church-sect -- Episcopal Church -- Anglicanism -- schism -- sectarianism -- Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) -- Anglican Mission in the Americas (AMiA) -- Reformed Episcopal Church -- Howard Becker -- William H. Swatos Jr. -- Integrated Model -- Adapted Integrated Model -- historical sociology -- comparative sociology
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004565
Restrictions on Access: campus 2015-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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