This collection presents documents from the Harlan Paul Douglass Collection organized by the National Council of Churches as an ongoing collection of original field studies and investigations into the conditions of religion in the United States.
The majority of the works in the collection are sociological in nature, reflecting Reverend Douglass' interests as a clergyman and professor of psychology and philosophy. A leading authority on the relationship between the churches and society, Douglass compiled an impressive number of studies that span a wide range of classifications, including:
Social Problems and the Churches provides over 2,000 monographs and critiques that focus on numerous issues such as:
Most of these documents were gathered during the 1950s and 1960s; some early items date back to 1916.