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Author Wuthnow, Robert.

Title Sharing the journey : support groups and America's new quest for community / Robert Wuthnow
Published New York : Free Press ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, [1994]


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Description xiii, 463 pages ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Introduction: The Small-Group Movement -- Pt. 1. Dimensions of the Movement. 2. The Quest for Community: Social and Cultural Contexts of the Small-Group Movement. 3. Exploring the Options: Varieties of Small Groups and Their Constituencies. 4. A Good Place to Begin: Institutional Underpinnings, Networks, and Resources -- Pt. 2. How Small Groups Function. 5. Making it Work: Group Structure, Activities, and Member Satisfaction. 6. Getting and Giving Support: The Role of Small Groups in Nurturing Individual Needs. 7. Balancing Self and Others: Compatibility, Conflict, and Compromise Between Individualism and Group Commitments -- Pt. 3. Small Groups and the Sacred. 8. The Spiritual Dimension: Personal Faith in Small Groups. 9. What Matters? Group Processes and Individual Spirituality. 10. The Power of Stories: Narrative and Spiritual Growth -- Pt. 4. The Social Significance of the Small-Group Movement. 11. Serving the Community: Group Membership and Public Commitment
12. Envoi: The Shared Journey, Spirituality, and the Social Role of American Religion -- Appendix A. Methodology -- Appendix B. The Small Groups Survey
Analysis United States - Social life and customs
United States - Religion - 1960-
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-450) and index
Subject Community life -- United States.
Community life.
Self-help groups -- United States.
Small groups -- Religious aspects.
Small groups -- United States.
Small groups.
United States -- Religion -- 1960-
United States -- Social life and customs -- 1971-
LC no. 93027320
ISBN 0029356253