Title

Christian welfare ideologies : the basis of human welfare

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work : Social Thought

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Volume

19

Issue

4

First Page

53

Last Page

73

Publisher

Routledge

Keywords

Value, Marxism, social welfare, Christian ideology, free markets

Abstract

In response to the over‐emphasis on individualism and materialism, conflicting class relations, and fragmentation of human needs caused by the discourse of Marxism and free market philosophy on social welfare, this article explores the nature of human welfare from Christian ideologies. It is found that pursuing human dignity, and promoting social fellowship and justice are ultimate goals of the Christian welfare approach. Thus Christian values are likely to provide us an alternative ideological base for developing human welfare in the modern world.

DOI

10.1080/15426432.2000.9960274

Print ISSN

15426432

E-ISSN

15426440

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2000 Taylor & Francis.

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Full-text Version

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Language

English

Recommended Citation

Chan, C.-K., & Kung, L.-Y. (2000). Christian welfare ideologies: The basis of human welfare. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 19(4), 53-73. doi: 10.1080/15426432.2000.9960274

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