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Acts of Compassion : Caring for Others and Helping Ourselves - Robert Wuthnow

Acts of Compassion

Caring for Others and Helping Ourselves

Paperback Published: 6th June 1993
ISBN: 9780691024936
Number Of Pages: 364

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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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"Wuthnow's writing is renowned within sociological discourse for being lucid, jargon-free, and insightful--all characteristics of this newest work... [Wuthnow] has made a provocative and stimulating case."--James A. Mathisen, Christianity Today

FrontMatter, pg. iContents, pg. vAcknowledgments, pg. viiCHAPTER ONE: An American Paradox, pg. 3CHAPTER TWO: Caring and/for Our Selves, pg. 18CHAPTER THREE: Talking about Motives, pg. 49CHAPTER FOUR: Finding Fulfillment, pg. 86CHAPTER FIVE: Conviction and Community, pg. 121CHAPTER SIX: Along the Road, pg. 157CHAPTER SEVEN: Bounded Love, pg. 191CHAPTER EIGHT: The Tarnished Image, pg. 221CHAPTER NINE: Envisioning a Better Society, pg. 249CHAPTER TEN: The Case for Compassion, pg. 282Notes, pg. 311Index, pg. 331

ISBN: 9780691024936
ISBN-10: 0691024936
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 6th June 1993
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5