Clergy Authority and Friendship with Parishioners
Hammond, Phillip E.; Gedricks, Albert; Lawler, Edward J.; Turner, Louise Allen
[Excerpt] Without challenging the general truth of the observation, one can nevertheless note considerable variation in the friendliness of clergymen. Is that variation owing simply to "personality" differences, or are there further structural features that differentially apply within the occupation? This paper argues that there are further structural features which can usefully be employed in understanding the friendship patterns of clergy with parishioners.
clergy; behavior; personality; friendship; organizational structure
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