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Title Religion and volunteering : complex, contested and ambiguous relationships / Lesley Hustinx, Johan von Essen, Jacques Haers, Sara Mels, editors.

Published Cham : Springer, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 352 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies, 1568-2579
Nonprofit and civil society studies, 1568-2579
Springer English/International eBooks 2015 - Full Set
Notes Includes index.
Contents Preface; Contents; Contributors; About the Editors; About the Authors; Chapter 1; Religion and Volunteering; Religion and Volunteering; Religious Perspectives on Volunteering; Religious Change; The Politics of Religion and Volunteering; An Interdisciplinary Discussion; Introducing the Chapters; References; Part I ; Theologies of Religion and Volunteering; Chapter 2; Christian Calling and Volunteering; Introduction; Basic Structural Features of Neighbourly Love; Discernment; Creation, Incarnation and the Kingdom of God; Two Theological Perspectives; The Lutheran Perspective.
The Ignatian PerspectiveConclusions; References; Chapter 3; If I Am Only for Myself, Who Am I?; Introduction; Volunteerism in Israel; The Haredi Community in Israel; Caring for the Poor; Caring for the Dead; Caring for the Sick; Fundamentalist Influence in Modern Societies; Conclusions; References; Chapter 4; Philanthropic Virtue; Introduction: Compassion in Muslim Theology; Fundamental Respect for Human Beings; Social Safety Net; Created of One Essence; Institutionalisation; Sociopolitical Factors; Earthly Power Ambitions; Compassion in the Fight Against Religious Oppression.
A Question of Personal ResponsibilityReferences; Part II ; Religion as a Determinant of Volunteering; Chapter 5; Religiosity and Formal Volunteering in Global Perspective; Introduction; Religion as an Individual Level Explanation of Volunteering; Religious Affiliation and Service Attendance; Religion as a Contextual Level Explanation of Volunteering; Religious Diversity; Religious Minority Group Affiliation; Data and Methods; Dependent Variable; Independent Variables; Results; Summary and Conclusions; Appendix; References; Chapter 6; A Cross-National Examination of the Motivation to Volunteer.
IntroductionLiterature Review; Data and Methods; Sample; Variables; Results; Discussion and Conclusion; Appendix; References; Chapter 7; Volunteering Among Church Attendees in Australia; Introduction; Churches and Volunteering in Australia; Research Questions; Method; Data Collection and Sample; Scale Development; Motivations for Volunteering in Four Domains and Three Organizational Types; Demographics and Religious Orientation; Analysis; Findings; Correlates of Individual Volunteering and Congregational Bridging; Predictors of Congregational Bridging to the Community.
Predictors of Individual VolunteeringMotivations for Volunteering; Discussion; Individual Volunteering in the Community; Collective Efficacy and Congregational Bridging; The Relationship Between Bonding and Bridging; Religious and Personal Motivations to Volunteer; Conclusion; References; Part III ; Religion and Volunteering in a (Post- )Secular Context; Chapter 8; Lost and Found in Secularization; Introduction; The Altruistic Volunteer and the 'Problem of Goodness'; Volunteering and Altruism: A Disputed Relationship; Religion and Volunteering; Method and Material; Empirical Accounts; Unpaid.
Summary Religion is considered a key predictor of volunteering: the more religious people are, the more likely they are to volunteer. This positive association enjoys significant support in current research; in fact, it could be considered the 'default perspective' on the relationship between both phenomena. In this book, the authors claim that, although the dominant approach is legitimate and essential, it nonetheless falls short in grasping the full complexity of the interaction between religion and volunteering. It needs to be recognized that there are tensions between religion and volunteering, an.
Other author Hustinx, Lesley, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Voluntarism.
Voluntarism -- Religious aspects.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319045856
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-04585-6