Item description for Acts of Compassion: Caring for Others and Helping Ourselves by Robert Wuthnow...
Overview "Vigorously argued, beautifully written, drawing intelligently on evidence from surveys and from some extraordinary interviews, Acts of Compassion sheds a great deal of light on a central area of American life, namely volunteerism and charity. This is a book for the serious scholar and the concerned layperson alike".--Robert N. Bellah, author of Habits of the Heart.
Robert Wuthnow finds that those who are most involved in acts of compassion are no less individualistic than anyone else--and that those who are the most intensely individualistic are no less involved in caring for others.
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Studio: Princeton University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.91" Weight: 1.11 lbs.
Release Date Jun 6, 1993
Publisher Princeton University Press
ISBN 0691024936 ISBN13 9780691024936
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More About Robert Wuthnow
Robert Wuthnow is the Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor of Sociology and Director of the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. His many books include After Heaven: Spirituality in America since the 1950s, All in Sync: How Music and Art Are Revitalizing American Religion, and Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist, all from UC Press. With John H. Evans, he coedited The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism, also from UC Press.
Robert Wuthnow currently resides in the state of New Jersey. Robert Wuthnow has an academic affiliation as follows - Princeton University.
Robert Wuthnow has published or released items in the following series...
Presbyterian Presence: The Twentieth-Century Experience