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Case Studies of Faith in Action

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195161557
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835836 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195161556.003.0003
 Case Studies of Faith in Action

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This chapter highlights eight of the case study churches selected from the Philadelphia area. The narratives focus on how these churches define their mission, particularly in terms of the relationship between social action and evangelism, and put their theological beliefs into action through community outreach. As a complement to their stories, the chapter presents survey data on church members' motivations and beliefs relevant to outreach, as well as their reported rates of actual practices of evangelism, informal acts of compassion and civic involvement.

Keywords: mission; case studies; Philadelphia; social action; evangelism; theology; community outreach; compassion; civic involvement

Chapter.  10202 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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