The Other Philadelphia Story: How Local Congregations Support Quality of Life in Urban America
Ram A. Cnaan. With Stephanie C. Boddie, Charlene C. McGrew, and Jennifer Kang
352 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 illus.
Cloth 2006 | ISBN 0-8122-3949-0 | $69.95 | £45.50
A volume in the City in the Twenty-First Century series
For many living in U.S. cities, social services come not from the government but from local churches. Based on the first-ever census of congregations in any American city, this book provides an authoritative account of the functioning of congregations, their involvement in social services, and their support of other organizations.
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