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Poverty and the Poor in the World's Religious Traditions.

Author: William H Brackney; Rupen Das
Publisher: Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2018.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Brackney, William H.
Poverty and the Poor in the World's Religious Traditions: Religious Responses to the Problem of Poverty.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, LLC, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William H Brackney; Rupen Das
ISBN: 9781440844461 1440844461
OCLC Number: 1076234102
Notes: Creating a Heritage of Looking Out for the Poor.
Description: 1 online resource (445 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Religion Meets Poverty: Intersectional Conversations, Complexities, and Challenges; Identifying Complexities: Religions, the Wealthy, and Bottom-Up Movements for Change; Complexities and Challenges When Religion Talks about Poverty; Poverty and Religious Explanations; Poverty and Spirituality; Ensuring the Future of the Earth as Our Common Planetary Home; Think Global, Act Local; Notes; Introduction; Chapter 1: The World of the Poor: How Development Professionals Understand and Assess Poverty; The Paradigms and Theories That Explain Poverty. Defining PovertyEmerging Understanding of Poverty; Types of Poverty; Analyzing Poverty; A Rights-Based Approach to Understanding Poverty; Strategies Used by Development Professionals to Address Poverty; Projects; Praxis: Pause, Reflect, and Act; Changemakers, Social Entrepreneurs, and Positive Deviants; Social Marketing and Campaigns; Service Delivery; Social Movements; Conclusion; Primary Documents; Notes; Further Reading; Chapter 2: Religion as a Framework for Understanding Poverty and the Poor; Interpretation of Cultures through Comparative Religious Analyses. ConclusionPrimary Documents; Introduction; Buddhist Scriptures; Jātaka Stories-"Birth Stories" of the Buddha; Zen Buddhist Poetry; Contemporary Essays, Interviews, and Memoirs; Notes; Further Reading; Accompanying Reading Excerpts (in order as discussed); Chapter 5: Poverty and the Poor in the Jewish Tradition; The Jewish Way; Many Genres, Different Styles; A Family Religion; The Land; The Language; A Legal Structure; The Factor of Anti-Semitism; Beginnings: The Biblical Teachings; Creation: One Person; The Stranger-In Anticipation; The Stranger-In a Strange Land; Redemption; Biblical Law.

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