Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Sociology and Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. Wayne W. Wheeler


This study will provide an analysis that goes beyond any sketchy reference given in an introduction to sociology class for college freshmen. The effort presented in these pages will be to reveal what it is like to be a member of the Church of the Nazarene in the 1970’s. Descriptions of that involvement will come from official organizational publications, historical documents, observations, end a series of intensive interviews. The writer, as a sociologist, by using tools of that profession, will attempt to provide an additional level of interpretation of what it means to be a Nazarene. Other insights, gained as a member-participant-observer, will supplement the investigation.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology and the Paculty of the College of Graduate Studies University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts. Copyright 1971 Jerry D. Hull.

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