Religion, the independent sector, and American culture / edited by Conrad Cherry, Rowland A. Sherrill

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Subjects: Voluntarism--Religious aspects
Voluntarism--United States
Church charities--United States
United States--Religion--1960-
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Atlanta, Ga. : Scholars Press, c1992
Series: American Academy of Religion studies in religion no. 63
AAR studies in religion no. 63
LC Classification: B, BR
Physical Description: 196 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction / Conrad Cherry, Rowland A. Sherrill 1
Religion, Society and the Independent Sector: Key Elements of a General Theory / Max L. Stackhouse 11
Economic Change and the Character of American Catholic Philanthropy, 1790-1940 / Mary J. Oates 31
The Independent Sector and the Educational Strategies of Mainstream Protestantism, 1900-1980 / Dorothy C. Bass 51
Religious Volunteerism and Care for the Homeless: A Case Study of the Shepherd's Table 73
The Catholic Bishops and the Nuclear Debate: A Case Study of the Independent Sector / J. Bryan Hehir 97
Health, Hospitals, and Ethics Committees: The Voices in the Conversation / James F. Smurl 113
Whether Piety or Charity: Classification Issues in the Exemption of Churches and Charities from Property Taxation / John Witte, Jr. 135
Religion, the "Cure of Souls," and the Third Sector in America: An Historical Perspective / E. Brooks Holifield 171
Index 191
Additional Authors: Cherry, Conrad, 1937-
Sherrill, Rowland A
Notes: LCCN: 91028447
ISBN: 1555405843 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 1555405851 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents: Religion, society and the independent sector : key elements of a general theory / Max L. Stackhouse -- Economic change and the character of American Catholic philanthropy, 1790-1940 / Mary J. Oates -- The independent sector and the educational strategies of mainstream Protestantism, 1900-1980 / Dorothy C. Bass -- Religious volunteerism and care for the homeless : a case study of the Shepherd's Table / William D. Dinges -- The Catholic bishops and the nuclear debate : a case study of the independent sector / J. Bryan Hehir -- Health, hospitals, and ethics committees : the voices in the conversation / James F. Smurl -- Whether piety or charity : classification issues in the exemption of churches and charities from property taxation / John Witte, Jr. -- Religion, the "cure of souls," and the third sector in America : an historical perspective / E. Brooks Holifield
OCLC Number: 24319727
ISBN/ISSN: 1555405843