New PDF release: Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty

By Susan Crawford Sullivan

ISBN-10: 0226781607

ISBN-13: 9780226781600

ISBN-10: 0226781615

ISBN-13: 9780226781617

Scholars have made city moms dwelling in poverty a spotlight in their study for many years. those women’s lives could be tough as they move approximately looking for housing and first rate jobs and struggling to deal with their childrens while surviving on welfare or operating at low-wage provider jobs and infrequently dealing with actual or psychological illnesses. yet formerly little awareness has been paid to an immense strength in those women’s lives: religion.


Based on in-depth interviews with girls and pastors, Susan Crawford Sullivan provides negative moms’ usually neglected perspectives. Recruited from various social provider courses, lots of the ladies don't attend non secular companies, because of logistical demanding situations or simply because they believe stigmatized and undesirable at church. but, she discovers, religious religion frequently performs a robust position of their lives as they deal with and take a look at to make feel of the demanding situations they face. Supportive spiritual congregations prove very important for girls who're concerned, she reveals, yet understanding everyday faith includes exploring past formal spiritual organizations.


Offering a cosmopolitan research of the way religion either motivates and now and then constrains terrible moms’ activities, Living Faith finds the methods it serves as a lens in which many view and interpret their worlds.

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