Cnaan, Ram A.

The other Philadelphia story : how local congregations support quality of life in urban America / Ram A. Cnaan ; with Stephanie C. Boddie ... [et al.]. - Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2006. - 1 online resource (xvii, 334 p.) : maps. - JSTOR eBooks The city in the twenty-first century . - City in the twenty-first century book series. .

Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-320) and index.

pt. 1. Introduction to the field of studying congregations -- pt. 2. Congregational contribution to quality of life in urban America -- pt. 3. Special congregations and subgroups -- pt. 4. Area organizations that enhance the congregational social service capacity -- pt. 5. Conclusions and implications.

9780812201628 (electronic bk.) 0812201620 (electronic bk.)

22573/ctt35cgw7 JSTOR


Church charities--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
Faith-based human services--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.
Quality of life--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia.

HV530 / .C623 2006

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