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Philanthropy in the World's Traditions : Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies - Warren F. Ilchman

Philanthropy in the World's Traditions

Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies

By: Warren F. Ilchman (Editor), Stanley N. Katz (Editor), Edward L. Queen (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 22nd September 1998
ISBN: 9780253333926
Number Of Pages: 400

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"The cross-cultural understandings this book provides can do much to help us determine the distinctive shape and form American religious philanthropy might take in the future." -- Christian Century

"The provocative information challenges the assumptions that philanthropy is a primarily Western or Christian tradition, and it clarifies the need for additional study." -- Choice

An investigation of how cultures outside the Western tradition understand philanthropy and how people in these cultures attempt to realize "the good" through giving and serving. These essays study philanthropy in Buddhist, Islamic, Hindu, Jewish, and Native American religious traditions and in cultures from Latin America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Non-Literate/Aboriginal Traditions
Reciprocity and Assistance in Precolonial Africap. 3
A Comparative Study in Native American Philanthropyp. 25
Historical/Textual Roots
Contextualizing Philanthropy in South Asia: A Textual Analysis of Sanskrit Sourcesp. 57
Generosity and Service in Theravada Buddhismp. 79
The Mahayana Buddhist Foundation for Philanthropic Practicesp. 97
Philanthropy in Context
Philanthropy, the Law, and Public Policy in the Islamic World before the Modern Erap. 109
Chinese Philanthropy As Seen through a Case of Famine Relief in the 1640sp. 133
A View of Philanthropy in Japan: Confucian Ethics and Educationp. 169
Philanthropy and Social Change
The Origins of Modern Jewish Philanthropyp. 197
Mount Holyoke Missionaries and Non-Western Women: The Motivations and Consequences of Nineteenth-Century American Missionary Philanthropyp. 215
Orthodox Christianity, the Nation-State, and Philanthropy: Focus on the Serbian Orthodox Churchp. 236
New Shoots, Old Roots
Hindu Philanthropy and Civil Societyp. 263
Religious Authority, Reform, and Philanthropy in the Contemporary Muslim Worldp. 279
From Repression to Revival: Philanthropy in Twentieth-Century Russiap. 309
State Power and the Philanthropic Impulse in China Todayp. 332
Civil Society and Philanthropy in Latin America: From Religious Charity to the Search for Citizenshipp. 355
Contributorsp. 371
Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9780253333926
ISBN-10: 025333392X
Series: Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 22nd September 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.38 x 16.2  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.69