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Author Heijst, Annelies van.
Title Liefdewerk. English
Models of charitable care : Catholic nuns and children in their care in Amsterdam, 1852-2002 / by Annelies van Heijst.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008.

Author Heijst, Annelies van.
Series Brill's series in church history, 1572-4107 ; v. 33. Religious history and culture series ; v. 1
Brill's series in church history ; d. 33.
Brill's series in church history. Religious history and culture series ; v. 1.
Subject Arme Zusters van het Goddelijk Kind.
Zusters van 'De Voorzienigheid' (1970)
Church work with children -- Catholic Church.
Church work with children -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Nuns -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam.
Description 1 online resource (x, 414 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-408) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One: A History of Care; Chapter Two: Caring for Roosje; Chapter Three: Men in Association: Class and Charity; Chapter Four: Ladies and Housemaids: Gender and Charity; Chapter Five: Powerful and Empowering Care: Confession and Charity; Chapter Six: From the Viewpoint of Care Receivers; Chapter Seven: The Care Vision in the Normative Texts; Chapter Eight: Caring for the Children of God; Chapter Nine: The Making of Charitable History; Chapter Ten: The Ethics of Charitable Care.
Summary Analyses the practice of Catholic nuns in Amsterdam in the 19th and 20th century. This book focuses on the ambiguous ascetic spiritual discourse that underpinned their work: it encouraged charity as solidarity with strangers, but caused intense emotional distance too.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789047442707 (electronic bk.)
9047442709 (electronic bk.)
9789004168336 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9004168338 (hardback ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/ej.9789004168336.i-417
OCLC # 647872733
Additional Format Print version: Heijst, Annelies van. Liefdewerk. English. Models of charitable care. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2008 (DLC) 2008015938

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