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The other Philadelphia story : how local congregations support quality of life in urban America

Author: Ram A Cnaan
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006.
Series: City in the twenty-first century book series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For many living in U.S. cities, social services come not from the government but from local churches. Based on the first census of congregations ever conducted in any American city, this book  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ram A Cnaan
ISBN: 1283211548 9781283211543 0812239490 9780812239492
OCLC Number: 748533369
Description: 1 online resource (352)
Contents: pt. 1. Introduction to the field of studying congregations --
pt. 2. Congregational contribution to quality of life in urban America --
pt. 3. Special congregations and subgroups --
pt. 4. Area organizations that enhance the congregational social service capacity --
pt. 5. Conclusions and implications.
Series Title: City in the twenty-first century book series.
Responsibility: Ram A. Cnaan ; with Stephanie C. Boddie, Charlene C. McGrew, and Jennifer J. Kang.

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"Cnaan uses a unique, thorough field study of nearly 2000 congregations in Philadelphia to probe the issue of social service delivery through religious institutions. . . . The book will be useful for Read more...

 
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