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Newer Deal Social Work and Religion in Partnership

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ISBN-10: 023111625X

ISBN-13: 9780231116251

Edition: 1999

Authors: Ram A. Cnaan, Robert J. Wineburg, Stephanie C. Boddie

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As the federal system of social services provided by the New Deal is dismantled, America's religious community is being given increasing responsibility. This book examines the delivery of social services under religious auspices.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 11/29/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Ram Cnaan is a professor and the senior associate dean at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Social Policy & Practice. He is also the director of the Program for the Research on Social Policy and Religion. He served as ARNOVA president from 2008 to 2010. He is the author of numerous publications on faith-based organizations, volunteering, and social policy.

Ram A. Cnaan is an associate professor of social work at the University of Pennsylvania and has published over two hundred articles in social work, psychology, and sociology journals on the topics of religion and social work, administration, and community organization. He is the director of the Program for the Study of Organized Religion and Social Work at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work. He has also coedited The Impact of Information Technology on Social Work Practice.

Preface
The Challenge of Devolution and the Promise of Religious-Based Social Services: An Introduction
The Ambivalent Coexistence of Social Work and Religious-Based Social Services
What Do We Mean by "Religious-Based Social Services"?
Religious-Based Social Services in Social Work Literature and Education
Reasons for the Rift Between Social Work and Religious-Based Social Services
Provision of Religious-Based Social Services: Theological Underpinnings, Historical Trends, and Current Findings
Theological Teaching and Emphasis on Helping the Needy
Religious Roots of America's Social Services System
Religion and the Quality of Life of Individuals
Religion and Social Services Provision at the End of the Twentieth Century
Empowerment and Organized Religion
Religious-Based Social Services Provision: Findings from Local Studies--Greensboro
Religious-Based Social Services Provision: Findings from Local Studies--Philadelphia
The Challenge Ahead
Political and Societal Trends in Social Services Provision
Toward a Limited Partnership for a Newer Deal
References
Contributors
Name Index
Subject Index