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The invisible caring hand : American congregations and the provision of welfare

Author: Ram A Cnaan; Stephanie C Boddie
Publisher: New York ; London : New York University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals many ways in which congregations are already working, beneath the radar, to care for people in need. This title provides empirical data to social scientists, religious studies scholars, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ram A Cnaan; Stephanie C Boddie
ISBN: 0814716172 9780814716175 0814716180 9780814716182
OCLC Number: 49320328
Description: xi, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / John J. DiIulio, Jr. --
Preface / Ram A. Cnaan --
I. An Overview of Congregations. 1. Congregations in Society. 2. The Historical Development of American Congregations --
II. Congregations Involvement: Empirical Findings. 3. The Congregations in Our Study. 4. Congregational Involvement I: Area of Involvement. 5. Congregational Involvement II: Characteristics of Service and Financial Value. 6. Which Congregations Tend to Get Involved. 7. Comparing Neighbors: Canada and the U.S.A. --
III. Congregations for Society: Additional Studies. 8. Small-Town Congregations: The Case of Council Grove, Kansas. 9. Mediating Structures: The Greater New Orleans Federation of Churches.
Responsibility: Ram A. Cnaan ; with Stephanie C. Boddie.
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