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

Author: Christian Smith; Michael O Emerson; Patricia Snell
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Smith; Michael O Emerson; Patricia Snell
OCLC Number: 961617940
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 270 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction: The Riddle of Ungenerous Christian Giving ; Chapter 1: Giving to Change the World ; Chapter 2: Failed Generosity ; Chapter 3: Toward Explaining Ungenerous Giving ; Chapter 4: The View from Pulpits and Pews ; Chapter 5: A Mental Experiment in Raised Expectations ; Conclusion ; Appendix A: Christian Teachings on Financial Giving ; Appendix B: Data Sources Used in Analyses ; Appendix C: Multivariate Regressions on Giving
Responsibility: Christian Smith and Michael O. Emerson, with Patricia Snell.

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