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Saving souls, serving society : understanding the faith factor in church-based social ministry

Author: Heidi Rolland Unruh; Ronald J Sider
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"Recent years have seen unprecedented attention to faith-based institutions as agents of social change, spurred in part by cuts in public funding for social services and accompanied by controversy about the separation of church and state. The debate over faith-based initiatives has highlighted a small but growing segment of churches committed to both saving souls and serving society. What distinguishes faith-based
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Unruh, Heidi Rolland.
Saving souls, serving society.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)607527015
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Rolland Unruh; Ronald J Sider
ISBN: 0195161556 9780195161557
OCLC Number: 58843496
Description: x, 323 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : church-based social ministry in context --
The churches and their ministries --
Case studies of faith in action --
Perceptions of spiritual meaning in faith-based social action --
Religious elements of faith-based social programs --
A typology of faith-based organizations and programs --
Defining mission orientations : the relationship between social action and evangelism --
Influences on congregational mission --
Conversionist churches and social action --
Does faith work? : spiritual dynamics and social outcomes --
Social capital and spiritual capital --
Conclusion : new understandings, new questions, new opportunities --
Appendix 1 : profiles of the case-study churches --
Appendix 2 : pastoral interview (excerpt).
Responsibility: Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider.
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