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Beyond the congregation : the world of Christian nonprofits

Author: Christopher P Scheitle
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The growth of Christian nonprofits, popularly called "parachurch" organizations, has been recognized by churchgoers and social scientists alike as an important development in American religion.  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher P Scheitle
ISBN: 9780199733521 019973352X 9780199733514 0199733511
OCLC Number: 878741511
Description: vi, 208 p. : ill., diagr. ; 24 cm
Contents: Christian nonprofits : the religious market's other supplier --
From religious societies to public charities : a parachurch history --
Competition and collaboration : the market dynamics of church & parachurch --
Parachurch profiles : from Christian cowboys to donating cows --
The balance sheet : a financial portrait of the parachurch sector --
Leadership and accountability : executives, boards, and watchdogs --
Parachurch and state : tax laws, government funding, and nonprofit lobbying.
Responsibility: Christopher P. Scheitle.


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Unprecedented. . . Scheitle presents a rich overview of Christian nonprofits and their role in the American religious landscape. . . . Scheitle's research is meticulous and thorough, yet his Read more...

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