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Tables of Contents for The Invisible Caring Hand
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Foreword
ix
 
John J. Dilulio, Jr.
Preface
xiii
 
Ram A. Cnaan
I An Overview of Congregations
Congregations in Society
3
12
The Historical Development of American Congregations
15
20
II Congregations Involvement: Empirical Findings
The Congregations in Our Study
35
22
Congregational Involvement I: Areas of Involvement
57
25
Congregational Involvement II: Characteristics of Service and Financial Value
82
19
Which Congregations Tend to Get Involved
101
15
Comparing Neighbors: Canada and the U.S.A.
116
23
III Congregations for Society: Additional Studies
Small-Town Congregations: The Case of Council Grove, Kansas
139
17
Mediating Structures: The Greater New Orleans Federation of Churches
156
22
Social Ministry in the Community: The Case of St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church and Urban Bridges
178
33
IV Concluding Remarks
Volunteerism and Organized Religion
211
23
Why and How Congregations Get Involved in Service Delivery
234
21
The Congrgational Norm of Community Involvement
255
25
The Broader Perspective: Congregations for Society and Beyond
280
19
Appendix: Methodological Notes
299
6
Notes
305
2
Bibliography
307
14
Index
321
8
About the Author
329