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Author Unruh, Heidi Rolland.
Title Saving souls, serving society : understanding the faith factor in church-based social ministry / Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.

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Author Unruh, Heidi Rolland.
Subject Christian sociology.
Missions -- Theory.
Evangelistic work.
Church and social problems.
Christian charities.
Alt Name Sider, Ronald J.
Description 1 online resource (x, 323 pages)
polychrome rdacc http://rdaregistry.info/termList/RDAColourContent/1003
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-310) and index.
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).
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.
Note Print version record.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
ISBN 1423733894 (electronic bk.)
9781423733898 (electronic bk.)
9780195161557
0195161556
OCLC # 62287908
Additional Format Print version: Unruh, Heidi Rolland. Saving souls, serving society. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005 0195161556 (DLC) 2005008223 (OCoLC)58843496.


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