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Passing the plate : why American Christians don't give away more money

Author: Christian Stephen Smith; Michael O Emerson; Patricia Snell
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Stephen Smith; Michael O Emerson; Patricia Snell
ISBN: 9780195337112 0195337115
OCLC Number: 470570026
Notes: Notes bibliogr.
Description: 1 v. (VIII-270 p.) ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The riddle of stingy Christian giving --
Giving to change the world --
Failed generosity --
Toward explaining ungenerous giving --
The view from pulpits and pews --
A mental experiment in raised expectations --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: Christian church teachings --
Appendix B: Data sources used in analyses --
Appendix C: Multivariate regressions on charitable giving.
Responsibility: Christian Smith and Michael O. Emerson with Patricia Snell.
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