Rethinking the common good: Theology and the future of welfare

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/313773
Title:
Rethinking the common good: Theology and the future of welfare
Authors:
Graham, Elaine L.
Abstract:
Within the UK, there is widespread talk across the political spectrum of the need for radical reform of welfare provision. After two generations of state provision, the role of the voluntary sector and faith-based organizations in particular is once again a topic for debate. The purpose of this paper is to review the debate about faith-communities as welfare providers; but then, to move to consider what theological models might inform this renewed role for the churches in society, and whether the churches’ theological understanding of their contribution to a welfare state or a welfare society might need to be renewed.
Affiliation:
University of Manchester
Citation:
Colloquium, 40(2), 2008, pp. 133-156.
Publisher:
Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS)
Journal:
Colloquium
Publication Date:
Oct-2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/313773
Additional Links:
http://colloquiumjournal.org
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Publisher version used with permission from Colloqium.
ISSN:
0588-3237
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGraham, Elaine L.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-07T12:26:10Z-
dc.date.available2014-03-07T12:26:10Z-
dc.date.issued2008-10-
dc.identifier.citationColloquium, 40(2), 2008, pp. 133-156.en
dc.identifier.issn0588-3237-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/313773-
dc.descriptionPublisher version used with permission from Colloqium.en
dc.description.abstractWithin the UK, there is widespread talk across the political spectrum of the need for radical reform of welfare provision. After two generations of state provision, the role of the voluntary sector and faith-based organizations in particular is once again a topic for debate. The purpose of this paper is to review the debate about faith-communities as welfare providers; but then, to move to consider what theological models might inform this renewed role for the churches in society, and whether the churches’ theological understanding of their contribution to a welfare state or a welfare society might need to be renewed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAustralian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://colloquiumjournal.orgen
dc.subjectpublic theologyen
dc.subjectpractical theologyen
dc.subjectfaith-based organizationsen
dc.subjectwelfare reformen
dc.titleRethinking the common good: Theology and the future of welfareen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Manchesteren
dc.identifier.journalColloquiumen
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