Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe

This book poses new questions about the religious, the secular and the implications of each for the process known as secularization.

Author: Anders Bäckström

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754661085

Category: Religion

Page: 220

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This book poses new questions about the religious, the secular and the implications of each for the process known as secularization. Looking carefully at the gendered nature of care, they ask why women predominate so noticeably in both religion and welfare, at least in the delivery of service. The topical issues in this book include the increased visibility of religion in the public sphere, the anxieties of European populations about the welfare state and the centrality of gender to both questions.

Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe

This book looks at the connections between religion and welfare in Europe, exploring in detail eight European societies – Finland, Norway, Sweden, England, Germany, France, Italy and Greece.

Author: Em Prof Grace Davie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409480569

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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Historically, European churches have played a large part in the provision of welfare. Responsibility, however, has gradually shifted to the state – a shift that forms an integral part of the process of secularization and one that has been readily accepted by European populations. But what happens when the state itself begins to recede – a process that is occurring in most, if not all, European societies for a wide variety of reasons? The implications for welfare are considerable, not least for the role of the churches which begin to resume the responsibilities previously shed but in new and different ways. This book looks at the connections between religion and welfare in Europe, exploring in detail eight European societies – Finland, Norway, Sweden, England, Germany, France, Italy and Greece. The different theological traditions, different church-state relationships and different welfare regimes are all examined. The analysis is based on first hand empirical research which considers not only the changing situation on the ground, but attitudes towards this within a range of different constituencies – the churches, local government and the general public. Particular attention is paid to the significance of gender in both the process of change and in attitudes towards this. Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe: Volume 1 represents comparative research at its best and highlights key policy implications for the future. A companion book, Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe: Volume 2 explores thematically the changing nature of religion and welfare and the new relationships that are emerging between the religious and the secular, and between church and state in the 21st century.

Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe

Volume 2: Gendered, Religious and Social Change Em Prof Grace Davie, Ms Ninna Edgardh, Professor Anders Bäckström, ... In A. Bäckström and G. Davie with N. Edgardh and P.Pettersson (eds) Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe: ...

Author: Em Prof Grace Davie

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409481409

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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This book considers the changing nature of both religion and welfare in Europe. It is the second of two volumes. Together they examine the function of majority churches as agents of social welfare in eight European societies (Sweden, Finland, Norway, England, Germany, France, Italy and Greece). Volume 2 explores the connections between religion and welfare from three perspectives: sociology, gender and theology. The authors ask new questions about the religious and the secular and the implications of each for the process known as secularization. Looking carefully at the gendered nature of care, they ask why women predominate so noticeably in both religion and welfare at least in the delivery of service. With regard to theological discourse, they explore the ways in which religious belief operates as an independent variable in the construction of welfare systems? The issues raised in this book are of immediate topical importance: they include the increased visibility of religion in the public sphere, the anxieties of European populations about the welfare state and the centrality of gender to both questions. The policy implications are huge.

Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe

This book is the first of two volumes, both of which can be read in three ways. At their simplest, they constitute an account of a comparative study on welfare and religion across eight western European nations. This study – Welfare and ...

Author: Anders Bäckström

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134758545

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Historically, European churches have played a large part in the provision of welfare. Responsibility, however, has gradually shifted to the state - a shift that forms an integral part of the process of secularization and one that has been readily accepted by European populations. But what happens when the state itself begins to recede - a process that is occurring in most, if not all, European societies for a wide variety of reasons? The implications for welfare are considerable, not least for the role of the churches which begin to resume the responsibilities previously shed but in new and different ways. This book looks at the connections between religion and welfare in Europe, exploring in detail eight European societies - Finland, Norway, Sweden, England, Germany, France, Italy and Greece. The different theological traditions, different church-state relationships and different welfare regimes are all examined. The analysis is based on first hand empirical research which considers not only the changing situation on the ground, but attitudes towards this within a range of different constituencies - the churches, local government and the general public. Particular attention is paid to the significance of gender in both the process of change and in attitudes towards this. Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe: Volume 1 represents comparative research at its best and highlights key policy implications for the future. A companion book, Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe: Volume 2 explores thematically the changing nature of religion and welfare and the new relationships that are emerging between the religious and the secular, and between church and state in the 21st century.

Religion Equalities and Inequalities

Bäckström, A. and Davie, G., with Edgardh, N. and Pettersson, P. (eds) (2010) Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe, vol. I: Configuring the Connections. Farnham: Ashgate. Bäckström, A., Davie, G., Edgardh, N. and Pettersson, ...

Author: Dawn Llewellyn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317067304

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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Presenting cutting edge research on how religion can confront and obscure social inequalities in everyday life, Religion, Equalities and Inequalities argues that when religion is left out of social scientific analyses, it can result in incomplete analyses that conceal pathways to social inclusion and exclusion. Bringing together an international and interdisciplinary group of contributors who operate at the vanguard of theoretical and empirical work on how social structures of power, institutions and bodies can generate equalities and inequalities in religion, the collection shows how religion can enable and challenge the inequities that affect people’s everyday lives. Academics and students of religious studies, sociology, politics and social policy will all find this book offers useful insights into the relationship between religion and contemporary culture.

Welfare Religion and Gender in Post apartheid South Africa

Religion och intersektionalitet. Kvinnovetenskaplig tidskrift 26(2/3)369480. Backstrom, A., Davie, G., Edgardh, N. 6st Pettersson, P. (eds) 2010. Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe: Volume 1. Configuring the Connections.

Author: Ignatius Swart

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781920338688

Category: Religion

Page: 412

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The topic covered by this book is important (crucially so in post-apartheid South Africa) and the research is meticulous. This has resulted in an impressive collection of material concerning welfare, religion and gender in twenty-first century South Africa, which includes both theoretical reflections and an abundance of empirical data. - Professor Grace Davie (Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of Exeter, UK)

Mediating Institutions

Sacred welfare agents in secular welfare space: The church of Norway in Drammen. In Welfare and religion in 21st century Europe: Volume 1: Configuring the connections, ed. Anders Bäckström and Grace Davie, 57–75. Farnham: Ashgate.

Author: Malcolm Torry

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349949132

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 280

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This original book studies a wide variety of mediating institutions, both organizational and non-organizational, in workplaces, residential areas, and in wider society. Focusing upon institutions in the Thames Gateway and with case studies across south-east London, Europe and the USA, Meditating Institutions highlights the importance of understanding, creating and maintaining these organizations that facilitate relationships between religious institutions and others within society. Discussing their structures and activities, the author asserts that good relationships between religious institutions and other groups in our society are essential for a cohesive and peaceful society.

For the Sake of the World

“A Theological Perspective on Churches as Agents of Welfare.” In Welfare and Religion in 21st Century Europe: Volume 2. Gendered, Religious and Social Change, edited by Anders Bäckström et al. Aldershot: Ashgate, (forthcoming).

Author: Jonas Ideström

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498272088

Category: Religion

Page: 156

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The church exists for the sake of the world. The crucial ecclesiological question that this book raises is How? How does the church exist for sake of the world? One can describe the theological reflections in this book as a form of concrete ecclesiology--critical theological reflections on the way the church is manifested in social and historical contexts as a social body. By using concepts like body, queer, human rights, practices, social process, and space, the manifestations of the concrete church are critically and constructively analyzed from a theological perspective. The arguments in the articles were presented at a symposium in Sweden. The purpose of the symposium was not to reach consensus but to stimulate creative and critical discussions concerning theology, politics and the identity of the church with a focus on Church of Sweden. American theologian William T. Cavanaugh, who has made himself known as a distinct voice in the discussion of ecclesiology and politics, participated and contributes with critical and constructive reflections on the relationship between church and state. This book offers important arguments and reflections into the discussion on ecclesiology and politics that has relevance far beyond the Swedish context. Contributors: JONAS IDESTROM, WILLIAM T. CAVANAUGH, ARNE RASMUSSON, HENRIK WIDMARK, GORAN GUNNER, NINNA EDGARDH, ANTJE JACKELEN, and OLA SIGURDSON.

The Ambivalent Impact of Religion on Human Rights

(Eds.), Welfare and religion in 21st century Europe (Vol. 1, pp. 1–24). Routledge. Bäckström, A., & Davie, G. (2010b). A preliminary conclusion: Gathering the threads and moving on. In A. Bäckström et al. (Eds.), Welfare and religion in ...

Author: Hans-Georg Ziebertz

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030704041

Category: Religion

Page: 349

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This volume presents the most recent joint study of the research group Religion and Human Rights. This text is comprised of studies carried out in twelve countries and divided into three parts according to their respective tree continents. Almost 10,000 youths have participated and all chapters deal with the question of whether and to what extent religious or worldview convictions hinder or favor the support of human rights. Studies are comparative on multiple levels because of the many religious groups and countries. The studies take into account personal, religious and socio-cultural differences, showing the ambivalent role of religion in the striving to make the world safer, more democratic, just, and compassionate thru human rights. This text appeals to students and researchers.

Religion Im Wandel

Martina (Hg.): Religion und Bildung in Kirche und Gesellschaft. Festschrift für Norbert Mette. ... Casanova, JosØ: (1994) Public Religions in the Modern World. Chicago. ... (2010) Welfare and Religion in 21st century Europe.

Author: Regina Polak

Publisher: V&R unipress GmbH

ISBN: 3847103695

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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Biographische Informationen Dr. Regina Polak ist Assoziierte Professorin am Institut für Praktische Theologie an der Kath.-Theologischen Fakultät (Universität Wien). Prof. Dr. Wolfram Reiss lehrt am Institut für Systematische Theologie und Religionswissenschaft der Universität Wien. Reihe Religion and Transformation in Contemporary European Society - Band 009.