Religion as Social Capital: Producing the Common Good / Edition 1

Religion as Social Capital: Producing the Common Good / Edition 1

by Corwin E. Smidt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0918954851

ISBN-13: 9780918954855

Pub. Date: 01/01/2003

Publisher: Baylor University Press

While Robert Putnam'sBowling Alone(2000) highlighted the notion of volunteerism, little attention has been paid to religion's role in generating social capital - an ironic omission since religion constitutes the most common form of voluntary association in America today. Featuring essays by prominent social scientists, this is the first book-length systematic

Overview

While Robert Putnam'sBowling Alone(2000) highlighted the notion of volunteerism, little attention has been paid to religion's role in generating social capital - an ironic omission since religion constitutes the most common form of voluntary association in America today. Featuring essays by prominent social scientists, this is the first book-length systematic examination of the relationship between religion and social capital and what effects religious social capital has on democratic life in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780918954855
Publisher:
Baylor University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
273
Product dimensions:
0.63(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Contents
Preface and Acknowledgments....................vii
1 Introduction Corwin Smidt....................1
2 Bowling Alone But Serving Together: The Congregational Norm of Community Involvement Ram A. Cnaan, Stephanie C. Boddie, and Gaynor I. Yancey....................19
3 Religious Social Capital: Its Nature, Social Location, and Limits John A. Coleman, S.J....................33
4 Faith and Leadership in the Inner City: How Social Capital Contributes to Democratic Renewal Mark A. Warren....................49
5 Does Religion Matter? Projecting Democratic Power into the Public Arena Richard L. Wood....................69
6 Religion and Volunteering in America David E. Campbell and Steven J. Yonish....................87
7 The Religious Basis of Charitable Giving in America: A Social Capital Perspective Roger J. Nemeth and Donald A. Luidens....................107
8 Ties That Bind and Flourish: Religion as Social Capital in African-American Politics and Society Fredrick Harris....................121
9 Social Capital and Societal Vision: A Study of Six Farm Communities in Iowa Janel Curry....................139
10 Religious Involvement, Social Capital, and Political Engagement: A Comparison of the United States and Canada Corwin Smidt, John Green, James Guth, and Lyman Kellstedt....................153
11 The Language of God in the City of Man: Religious Discourse and Public Politics in America Rhys H. Williams....................171
12 Can Religion Revitalize Civil Society? An Institutional Perspective Robert Wuthnow....................191
13 Religion, Social Capital, and Democratic Life:Concluding Thoughts Corwin Smidt....................211
Notes....................223
References....................239
About the Contributors....................255
Index....................259

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