"Veling's thesis and experience suggest that, within his own Catholic church in particular, but also within Christianity at large, there is a considerable amount of disillusionment with authoritarian structures. structures that dictate patterns of belief and behaviour. Within what he notes to be the 'mainstream' of Christian culture there are many small group structures, some which are critical and dedicated to restructuring of the larger, denominational faith-pictures" (p. 40). "`Members of marginal Christian communities are typically strong critics of their tradition. They are great doubters and reluctant believers.' (p. 53). There is a two-way process, as the Communities offer to the institution their dreams, but the institution remains a bearer of some element or commodity which engenders the Communities' residual and reluctant belief" (p. 41).