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Author Prochaska, F. K.
Title Christianity and social service in modern Britain : the disinherited spirit / Frank Prochaska.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006.

Author Prochaska, F. K.
Subject Church charities -- Great Britain.
Church work with the poor -- Great Britain.
Church and social problems -- Great Britain.
Social service -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Add Title Christianity & social service in modern Britain
Description 1 online resource (ix, 216 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Background -- Schooling -- Visiting -- Mothering -- Nursing -- Foreground.
Summary An elegantly written study that charts the relationship between Christianity and social service in Britain since the eighteenth century and presents a challenging new interpretation of the links between Christian decline and democratic traditions. - ;Few subjects bring out so well the differences between ourselves and our ancestors as the history of Christian charity. In an increasingly mobile and materialist world, in which culture has grown more national, indeed global, we no longer relate to the lost world of nineteenth-century parish life. Today, we can hardly imagine a voluntary society t.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191537066 (electronic bk.)
0191537063 (electronic bk.)
0199287929 (Cloth)
OCLC # 252677519
Additional Format Print version: Prochaska, F.K. Christianity and social service in modern Britain. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006 (DLC) 2005022521