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Not by Faith Alone: Social Services, Social Justice, and Faith-Based Organizations in the United States

Not by Faith Alone: Social Services, Social Justice, and Faith-Based Organizations in the United States (Paperback)

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This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based and secular development approaches, the influence of faith-orientation on program formulation and delivery, and whether faith-based organizations can offer more efficient and effective solutions to structural inequality and poverty alleviation.

Julie Adkins is adjunct faculty in the Department of Anthropology and Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University and in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Texas at Arlington. Laurie Occhipinti is assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology, Geography, and Earth Sciences at Clarion University. Tara Hefferan is visiting assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at Central Michigan University.

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