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Title Charity and social welfare / edited by Leen Van Molle.
Imprint Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2017.

Series Dynamics of religious reform in Northern Europe, 1780-1920 ; 4
Kadoc studies on religion, culture and society
Dynamics of religious reform in church, state and society in Northern Europe, 1780-1920 ; 4.
KADOC studies on religion, culture, and society.
Subject Church and social problems -- Europe, Northern -- History.
Church charities -- Europe, Northern -- History.
Alt Name Molle, Leen van, 1953-
Description 1 online resource (310 pages).
Note "Guaranteed Peer Reviewed Content (GPRC)."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Charity is a word that fits well in the history of religion and churches, whereas the concept of social reform seems to belong more to the vocabulary of the modern welfare states. Christian charity found itself, during the long nineteenth century, within the maelstrom of social turmoil. In this context of social unrest, although charity managed to confirm its relevance, it was also subjected to fierce criticism, as well as to substitute state-run forms of social care and insurance. 0The history of the welfare states remained all too blind to religion. This fourth volume in the series 'Dynamics of Religious Reform' unravels how the churches in Britain and Ireland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium shaped and adjusted their understanding of poverty. It reveals how they struggled with the 'social question' and often also with the modern nation states to which they belonged. Either in the periphery of public assistance or in a dynamic interplay with the state, political parties and society at large, the churches reinvented their tradition as providers of social relief.
Contents Comparing religious perspectives on social reform : an introduction / Leen Van Molle -- The United Kingdom of Great Britain & Ireland. Social welfare and the churches in England, Scotland and Wales / Frances Knight -- Social welfare in Irish perspective / D{acute}aire Keogh -- The Low Countries. Social questions and Catholic answers : social reform in Belgium, c. 1780-1920 / Leen Van Molle -- Church, state, and citizen : charity in the Netherlands from the Dutch Republic to the welfare state / H.D. van Leeuwen and Marco H.D. van Leeuwen -- Reforming apart together : Dutch health care in the maelstrom of religious and professional rivalry / Annelies van Heijst -- Germany. Poor and sick relief in Catholic Germany from the Enlightenment until the revolution in 1848 / Bernhard Schneider -- Social welfare in Catholic Germany, 1850-1920 / Andreas Holzem -- Diakonie (welfare and social work) and Protestantism in Germany, c. 1780-1920 / Katharina Kunter -- The Nordic Countries. Social responsibilities in the Protestant north : Denmark and Sweden / Nina Javette Koefoed -- Christian social work in an age of crisis and reform : the case of Norway / Aud V. T{ostrok}nnessen.
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ISBN 9789461662286 (electronic bk.)
9461662289 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 987911322
Additional Format Print version: Charity and social welfare. Leuven : Leuven University Press, 2017 9789462700925 (OCoLC)959365397