The Religious Motive in Philanthropy

INTRODUCTION For the last few ycars my mind has been more or less occupied with the religious motive in philanthropy . It has been drawn to this subject by noticing that while much of our philanthropy is directed by a religious motive ...

Author: Henry Bradford Washburn

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 1512819220

Category: Religion

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This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.

The Religious Motive in Philanthropy

This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection.

Author: Henry Bradford Washburn

Publisher: Anniversary Collection

ISBN: 9781512820065

Category: Religion

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This book is a volume in the Penn Press Anniversary Collection. To mark its 125th anniversary in 2015, the University of Pennsylvania Press rereleased more than 1,100 titles from Penn Press's distinguished backlist from 1899-1999 that had fallen out of print. Spanning an entire century, the Anniversary Collection offers peer-reviewed scholarship in a wide range of subject areas.

Philanthropy in the World s Traditions

Philanthropy , the Law , and Public Policy in the Islamic World before the Modern Era ៩ SAID AMIR ARJOMAND A good name ... Within Islam the religious and otherworldly motive for philanthropy is expressed as the desire to approach God ...

Author: Warren Frederick Ilchman

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253333926

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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Though voluntary association for the public good is often thought of as a peculiarly Western, even Christian concept, this book demonstrates that there are rich traditions of philanthropy in cultures throughout the world. Essays study philanthropy in Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Jewish, and Native American religious traditions, as well as many other cultures.

Philanthropy s Role in Civilization

THE RELIGIOUS MOTIVE As with so many other philanthropic institutions , much of the drive back of the building of our voluntary hospitals has been the religious motive . " Heal the sick " is an injunction which has spurred Catholics to ...

Author: Arnaud C. Marts

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412830775

Category: Social Science

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Arnaud Cartwright Marts was successful over a long career in the mainstream of American life in the first half of the twentieth century. Although best known as a professional fund-raiser and co-founder of one of the largest professional consulting firms, he was president of Bucknell University from 1935 to 1945, a lecturer, and an author. This book gathers together the experiences and observations of over thirty years in the field of fund-raising. First published in 1953, it remains an exemplary statement of American capitalism as an ideology of obligation and the special place of foundations in expanding equity in society. The aim of philanthropy, in Mart's view, is to advance progress toward higher levels of well-being for all through the spirit of private obligation and voluntarism, concepts he locates specifically in the Judeo-Christian tradition and American political freedom and the free-enterprise system. The interaction of these concepts has borne fruit in America's colleges, cultural institutions, libraries, and hospitals, institutions that foster universal opportunity and individual initiative. Of particular importance in Marts's view of philanthropy is the role of the foundation and corporate support in promoting large-scale efforts in the direction of educational, scientific, and social progress. This volume is of value as a practical and ethical guide for the professional fund-raiser. Marts makes clear that the fund-raising specialist's expertise is, in part, technical, based on hard experience in working with volunteers, in planning and organizing campaigns, and in advising chief executives and members of boards, but he is firm in his belief that the ultimate purpose in any campaign is the cause to be served. The new introduction to this edition by Robert L. Payton offers a vivid biographical sketch of Arnaud C. Marts, situates his thought in its time and place, and analyzes differing conceptions of social progress between Marts's era and our own. It is of enduring value for fund-raising professionals, and social historians, and students of conservative thought.

Philanthropists in Higher Education

Institutional, Biographical, and Religious Motivations for Giving Gregory L. Cascione. creating a typology of philanthropists ; however , since cluster analysis allows for only one underlying factor to emerge , the Prince and File ...

Author: Gregory L. Cascione

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415933612

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

From Charity to Social Work

She also distinguished religious motive from charitable method . Promoting personal contact and rehabilitation provided shared methods for people who espoused divergent interpretations of the aims of charity . The church " furnishes us ...

Author: Elizabeth N. Agnew

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252028755

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Mary E. Richmond (1861-1928) was a contemporary of Jane Addams and an influential leader in the American charity organization movement. In this biography--the first in-depth study of Richmond's life and work--Elizabeth N. Agnew examines the contributions of this important, if hitherto under-valued, woman to the field of charity and to its development into professional social work. Orphaned at a young age and largely self-educated, Richmond initially entered charity work as a means of self-support, but came to play a vital role in transforming philanthropy--previously seen as a voluntary expression of individual altruism--into a valid, organized profession. Her career took her from charity organization leadership in Baltimore and Philadelphia to an executive position with the prestigious Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. Richmond's progressive civic philosophy of social work was largely informed by the social gospel movement. She strove to find practical applications of the teachings of Christianity in response to the social problems that accompanied rapid industrialization, urbanization, and poverty. At the same time, her tireless efforts and personal example as a woman created an appealing, if ambiguous, path for other professional women. A century later her legacy continues to echo in social work and welfare reform.


Report of the Proceedings

And I think that the clergy often slide into catching a few cheers by airing philanthropic sentiments , and appealing to philanthropic motives when really the religious motive is the one that ought to be relied upon .

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Charities and Government

33 This is a point that is made by Owen : ' Throughout the history of English philanthropy religious motives appear strikingly - in secular as well as in directly religious philanthropy ... , in the gifts of individuals and in the ...

Author: Alan Ware

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719029691

Category: Charities

Page: 282

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Youth Emerging Adults Faith and Giving

In addition to these factors generally contributing to participation in charity marathons, there are religious and ... As can be seen in our model (Figure 1), all the motivations for engaging in active philanthropy are expected to ...

Author: Patricia Snell Herzog

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 3038424781

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Youth, Emerging Adults, Faith, and Giving" that was published in Religions