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Religion and social policy

Religion and social policy

Author: Paula D Nesbitt
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2001.
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Explores how religious concerns influence those who shape and those who are shaped by policies. This work queries the social teachings of global denominations and local congregations, as well as the  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Religion and social policy.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2001
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paula D Nesbitt
ISBN: 0759100888 9780759100886 0759100896 9780759100893
OCLC Number: 46472129
Description: xiii, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Religion and social policy : fresh concepts and historical patterns / Paula D. Nesbitt --
Globalization, social policy, and Christianity at the dawn of a new millennium : some reflections from a Latin American emigrant perspective / Otto Maduro --
Public policy toward minority religions in the United States : a model for Europe and other countries? / James T. Richardson --
The tension between an established church and equal opportunities in religion : the case of prison chaplaincy / James A. Beckford --
American Indian religious identity and advanced colonial malignancy / Tink Tinker --
Tensions, religious freedom, and the courts : the Seventh-day Adventist experience / Ronald Lawson --
Immigrant congregations as social service providers : are they safety nets for welfare reform? / Helen Rose Ebaugh, Paula Pipes --
Islam, women's organizations, and political rights for women / Katherine Meyer, Helen Rizzo, Yousef Ali --
Woman abuse and faith communities : religion, violence, and the provision of social welfare / Nancy Nason-Clark --
Work and its discontents : two cases of contemporary religious response to unemployment / Clare B. Fischer --
Regional judicatories and social policy advocacy / Adair T. Lummis --
Putting it together in the African American churches : faith, economic development, and civil rights / Katie Day --
The civic challenge of virtual eschatology : Heaven's Gate and millennial fever in cyberspace / Brenda E. Brasher --
Religion, race, and community organizing : the movimento negro in the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil / Alan Myatt --
Religious syncretism and a postimperial source of healing in Korea / Yvonne Young-ja Lee --
The future of religious pluralism and social policy : reflections from Lambeth and beyond / Paula D. Nesbitt.
Responsibility: edited by Paula D. Nesbitt.


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Nesbitt's work stands as an important resource for anyone interested in the role of religion in social change, politics, law, and globalization. It makes a significant contribution in both its Read more...

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