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Taking Faith Seriously

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674017108

Publication Date: 03/31/2005


400 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 line illustration, 21 tables


  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Taking Faith Seriously
  • I. Religious Roots
    • 1. The Rise of the Civic Engagement Tradition [Peter Dobkin Hall]
  • II. Faith Communities
    • 2. The Catholic Puzzle: Parishes and Civic Life [Mary Jo Bane]
    • 3. H. Richard Niebuhr Meets “The Street” [Omar M. McRoberts]
    • 4. Moral Deliberation in Congregations [Brent Coffin]
    • 5. Religious Narratives in the Public Square [Nancy T. Ammerman]
  • III. Religion at Large
    • 6. Lutheran Social Ministry in Transition: What’s Faith Got to Do with It? [Ronald F. Thiemann]
    • 7. Long-Term Care: Does Religious Affiliation Matter? [Julie Boatright Wilson]
    • 8. Faith, Practice, and Teens: Evaluating Faith-Based Programs [Amy Reynolds and Christopher Winship]
    • 9. God, Abortion, and Democracy in the Pro-Life Movement [Ziad Munson]
  • Conclusion: Engaging and Evaluating Religion’s Public Roles
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index

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