Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ protected with mylar. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. ISBN from 1977 edition. 184 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1972. ISBN: 0060643013. The growth of sectarian and theologically conservative religious groups is moving at an amazing clip while there is an equally dramatic decline in membership in the mainline churches. Here a national Council of Churches executive charts these surprising trends which indicate that the decline in the more liberal and established churches is not merely a temporary drop-off, but a sign that these respected religious institutions are dying.