Nile Harper and Associates, Journeys into Justice." Religious Collaboratives Working for Social Transformation

By Krokus, Christian S. | Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Fall 2012 | Go to article overview

Nile Harper and Associates, Journeys into Justice." Religious Collaboratives Working for Social Transformation


Krokus, Christian S., Journal of Ecumenical Studies


Nile Harper and associates, Journeys into Justice." Religious Collaboratives Working for Social Transformation. Minneapolis, MN: Bascom Hill Publishing Group, 2009. Pp. 352. $18.95, paper.

Tradition and Pluralism: Essays in Honor of William M. Shea. Edited by Kenneth L. Parker, Peter A. Huff, and Michael J. G. Pahls. Studies in Religion and the Social Order. Lanham, MD, and Plymouth, U.K.: University Press of America, 2009. Pp. 370. $53.00, paper.

Journeys into Justice presents ten case studies, each focused upon the history and goals of a religious collaborative, which the authors define as "a voluntary association of organizations coming together around the common religious values that enable the creation of trust and the sharing of human and financial resources over a sustained period of time in order to accomplish significant goals for the public common good that no one group could achieve by itself' (p. 20). The book is entirely practical in its aims. Harper notes, "The most meaningful way to learn about religious collaboration is by participation in a collaborative" (p. 328). The collaboratives are located in Ann Arbor, Shreveport, Chicago, St. Paul/Minneapolis, Atlanta, St. Louis, Tucson, Nogales, Albuquerque, and Cleveland; one strength of the book is its focus on the local. Some of the studies are more narrative, while others read too much like a summary report to a board of directors; however, each effectively presents the history, aims, successes, and failures of creative religious-public partnerships designed to support the most needy.

Although Harper authors many of the studies, others are written either by the founder or a person significantly involved in the functioning of that particular collaborative. In his conclusion, Harper draws together lessons learned from the ten cases, including common themes, obstacles, and best practices, with the intention of aiding those who would found new or strengthen existing collaboratives. Harper's descriptions, at times, lack critical distance (e.g., at least two of the projects are described as "truly amazing"), and there are some grammatical and orthographic errors (e.g., "created from one ssence"). But the book should serve its intended audience well, even providing websites and contact information in an appendix for further consultation (pp. 43, 110, 266). It is hard to imagine how the book would be useful in a classroom.

The essays in Tradition and Pluralism are more scholarly and more reflective, and, as the book's subtitle declares, they honor the work of William (Bill) M. Shea, the Catholic intellectual who has spent his career at the Catholic University of America, the University of South Florida, St. Louis University, and the College of the Holy Cross. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Nile Harper and Associates, Journeys into Justice." Religious Collaboratives Working for Social Transformation
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Author Advanced search

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.