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  • Abschied von der konfessionellen Identität?by Katharina Kunter; Andreas Henkelmann; Traugott Jähnichen; Uwe Kaminsky

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2012; US$ 33.11

    Die konfessionelle Identität der diakonisch-caritativen Einrichtungen wurde im Zuge der Verrechtlichung, der Professionalisierung und nicht zuletzt des starken quantitativen Ausbaus der sozialen Arbeit seit den 1960er Jahren zunehmend fragwürdig. In diesem Kontext avancierte das Paradigma des "Dienstes" zum Leitbild im Selbstverständnis beider... more...

  • Faith-Based Policyby John Chandler

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    John Chandler?s Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America provides insight into the faith-based policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chandler argues that the faith-based experiment is becoming increasingly entrenched in the institutional fabric of American government and culture and that analyzing it reveals... more...

  • The Invisible Caring Handby Ram Cnaan; John DiIulio

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 22.95

    Based on in-depth interviews with clergy and lay leaders in 251 congregations nationwide, it reveals the many ways in which congregations are already working, beneath the radar, to care for people in need. This ground-breaking volume will provide much-sought empirical data to social scientists, religious studies scholars, and those involved in the... more...

  • Religion in Philanthropic Organizationsby Thomas J. Davis

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Religion in Philanthropic Organizations explores the tensions inherent in religious philanthropies across a variety of organizations and examines the effect assumptions about "professional, scientific, nonsectarian" philanthropy have had on how religious philanthropies carry out their activities. The organizations examined include the American Friends... more...

  • Religious Organizations in Community Servicesby PhD Terry Tirrito; PhD Toni Cascio

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 94.99

    This book explores the scope and breadth of religious organizations in social work practice. It begins by tracing the origins of the social work profession back to the earliest civilizations and their religious traditions, establishing the precedent for a fruitful commingling of religion and social welfare. The contributors propose that religious/faith... more...

  • Serving God Globallyby Roland Hoksbergen

    Baker Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.00

    This unique text and vocational resource on mission and development work equips readers to serve God and the needs of the world in a global arena. more...

  • Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practiceby Edward R. Canda; Leola Dyrud Furman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 54.99

    Many of the people served by social workers draw upon spirituality, by whatever names they call it, to help them thrive, to succeed at challenges, and to infuse their resources and relationships with meaning beyond mere survival value. This revised and expanded edition of a classic provides a comprehensive framework of values, knowledge, skills, and... more...

  • Charitable Choice at Workby Sheila Suess Kennedy; Wolfgang Bielefeld

    Georgetown University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Too often, say its critics, U.S. domestic policy is founded on ideology rather than evidence. Take Charitable Choice: legislation enacted with the assumption that faith-based organizations can offer the best assistance to the needy at the lowest cost. The Charitable Choice provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform Actùbuttressed by President Bush's... more...

  • Charitable Choicesby John P. Bartkowski; Helen A. Regis

    NYU Press 2003; US$ 22.95

    An ethnographic study of faith-based poverty relief programs in 30 congregations in the rural south. more...

  • Child Exploitation and Traffickingby Virginia M. Kendall; T. Markus Funk; Richard A. Posner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 74.99

    This book covers the history and present-day realities of the epidemic of child sexual exploitation and the law enforcement efforts to combat it. Written from the perspective of those who have spent their careers investigating, prosecuting, and adjudicating these cases, the authors provide fresh, practical thinking to this challenging legal area.... more...