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Charity Organization Reconsidered
Social Service Review
Vol. 58, No. 4 (Dec., 1984), pp. 523-538
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30011759
Page Count: 16
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Historical references to the charity organization movement of the years 1870-1900 emphasize its relation to the rise of the welfare state and a scientific knowledge base for social work. But charity organizers regarded themselves as religious people working in a religious tradition. A review of their theological assumptions about love and community puts their doctrine and heritage in a different light.
Social Service Review © 1984 The University of Chicago Press