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This extensively-revised third edition of Christianity and Social Work, 11 new chapters, is written for social workers whose motivations to enter the profession are informed by their Christian faith, and whose desire is to further develop Christian approaches to helping. It is organized around four themes: 1. A Christian Worldview and Social Work offers Christians in social work a variety of frameworks to help link their Christian faith, personal identity, and professional social work practice; 2. Exploring Foundational Christian Beliefs and Values for Social Work articulates how Christians social workers can relate or evaluate the values of the social work profession with the values and beliefs derived from a biblical perspective; 3. Spiritual and Religious Dimensions in Social Work Practice introduces the reader to differing models for incorporating Christian spirituality in a variety of practice areas; 4. The Changing Environment in Social Work Practice addresses the current call for community and faith-based organizations, as well as congregations, to take increasing responsibility for social and economic needs of their communities. Christianity and Social Work is intended for a variety of audiences, including social work practitioners, educators, and students at the undergraduate and graduate levels. It is organized so that it can be used as a textbook or supplemental text in a social work class, or as a training or reference materials for practitioners. Readings address a breadth of curriculum areas such as social welfare history, human behavior and the social environment, social policy, and practice at micro, mezzo, and macro levels.
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