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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: New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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As public funding for social services has been slashed, there has arisen an interest in the potential (and dangers) of faith-based institutions as agents of social change. Providing an understanding  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Rolland Unruh; Ronald J Sider
ISBN: 0195161556 9780195161557
OCLC Number: 72867534
Description: x, 323 pages ; 24 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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Whereas most scholars focus on the social service side of faith-based social services, Unruh and Sider integrate the faith factor and evangelism in understanding congregational social services. They Read more...

 
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