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Author Unruh, Heidi Rolland.
Title Saving Souls, Serving Society : Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry.
Imprint Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2005.

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Subject Christian sociology.
Missions -- Theory.
Evangelistic work.
Church and social problems.
Church charities.
Alt Name Sider, Ronald J.
Description 1 online resource (334 pages)
Contents ""Contents""; ""PART I: Church-Based Social Ministry""; ""1. Introduction: Church-Based Social Ministry in Context""; ""2. The Churches and Their Ministries""; ""3. Case Studies of Faith in Action""; ""PART II: Toward a New Vocabulary of Faith""; ""4. Perceptions of Spiritual Meaning in Faith-Based Social Action""; ""5. Religious Elements of Faith-Based Social Programs""; ""6. A Typology of Faith-Based Organizations and Programs""; ""PART III: Mission Orientations""; ""7. Defining Mission Orientations: The Relationship between Social Action and Evangelism""
""8. Influences on Congregational Mission""""9. Conversionist Churches and Social Action""; ""PART IV: Saving Souls and Serving Society""; ""10. Does Faith Work? Spiritual Dynamics and Social Outcomes""; ""11. Social Capital and Spiritual Capital""; ""12. Conclusion: New Understandings, New Questions, New Opportunities""; ""Appendix 1: Profiles of the Case-Study Churches""; ""Appendix 2: Pastoral Interview Guide (excerpt)""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""J""; ""K""; ""L""; ""M""; ""N""; ""O""; ""P""; ""Q""; ""R""; ""S""
""T""""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""y""
Summary As public funding for social services has been slashed, there has arisen an unprecedented interest in the potential (and dangers) of faith-based institutions as agents of social change. This text seeks to answer pressing questions surrounding this important and controversial issue.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN 9780198036579
0198036574
0195161556
9780195161557
0195161556
OCLC # 922952534
Additional Format Print version: Unruh, Heidi Rolland. Saving Souls, Serving Society : Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry. Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2005 9780195161557