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

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2012; US$ 38.30

    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...

  • Religious Organizations in Community Servicesby Terry Tirrito; Toni Cascio

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 85.00

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 46.99

    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...

  • The Invisible Caring Handby Ram Cnaan; John DiIulio

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 89.00

    Popular calls to transform our current welfare system and supplant it with effective and inexpensive faith-based providers are gaining political support and engendering heated debate about the separation of church and state. Yet we lack concrete information from which to anticipate how such initiatives might actually work if adopted. Despite the assumption... more...

  • Serving God Globallyby Roland Hoksbergen

    Baker Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.99

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 69.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Churches' War on Povertyby Lyle E. Schaller

    Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 9.00

    When Congress approved the Economic Opportunity Act a new war on poverty was fully launched by the government. This book deals with the churches' involvement in that war. more...

  • Christianity and Social Service in Modern Britainby Frank Prochaska

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 44.99

    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... more...