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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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Author Unruh, Heidi Rolland.
Subject Christian sociology.
Missions -- Theory.
Evangelistic work.
Church and social problems.
Church charities.
Alt Name Sider, Ronald J.
Description 1 online resource (334 pages)
Note Print version record.
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 Mission9. 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
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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.
ISBN 9780198036579
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.

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