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The Resource God in captivity : the rise of faith-based prison ministries in the age of mass incarceration, Tanya Erzen

God in captivity : the rise of faith-based prison ministries in the age of mass incarceration, Tanya Erzen

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God in captivity : the rise of faith-based prison ministries in the age of mass incarceration
Title
God in captivity
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the rise of faith-based prison ministries in the age of mass incarceration
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Tanya Erzen
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eng
Summary
It is by now well known that the United States' incarceration rate is the highest in the world. What is not broadly understood is how cash-strapped and overcrowded state and federal prisons are increasingly relying on religious organizations to provide educational and mental health services and to help maintain order. And these religious organizations are overwhelmingly run by nondenominational Protestant Christians who see prisoners as captive audiences. Some 20,000 of these Evangelical Christian volunteers now run educational programs in over 300 U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers. Tanya Erzen gained inside access to many of these programs, spending time with prisoners, wardens, and members of faith-based ministries in six states, at both male and female penitentiaries, to better understand both the nature of these ministries and their effects. What she discovered raises questions about how these ministries and the people who live in prison grapple with the meaning of punishment and redemption, as well as what legal and ethical issues emerge when conservative Christians are the main and sometimes only outside forces in a prison system that no longer offers even the pretense of rehabilitation. Yet Erzen also shows how prison ministries make undeniably positive impacts on the lives of many prisoners: men and women who have no hope of ever leaving prison can achieve personal growth, a sense of community, and a degree of liberation within the confines of their cells
Summary
An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States
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10559983
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DLC
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Erzen, Tanya
Dewey number
259/.50973
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4340
LC item number
.E745 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Church work with prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Religious work with prisoners
  • Church work with prisoners
  • Prisoners
  • Religious work with prisoners
  • United States
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adult
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the rise of faith-based prison ministries in the age of mass incarceration
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God in captivity : the rise of faith-based prison ministries in the age of mass incarceration, Tanya Erzen
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction : redemption and punishment -- The convert's heart : the quiet stasis of faith -- The penitentiary and the farm : a history of redemption and control -- The missionaries : governing the prison -- The chapel : the predominance of Christianity in faith-based prisons -- The father and son and the limited power of forgiveness -- Mothers and servants in the savior prison -- The reformers : the religious politics of prison reform -- Captivity and freedom
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ocn957056926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780807089989
Lccn
2016034638
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957056926
Label
God in captivity : the rise of faith-based prison ministries in the age of mass incarceration, Tanya Erzen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : redemption and punishment -- The convert's heart : the quiet stasis of faith -- The penitentiary and the farm : a history of redemption and control -- The missionaries : governing the prison -- The chapel : the predominance of Christianity in faith-based prisons -- The father and son and the limited power of forgiveness -- Mothers and servants in the savior prison -- The reformers : the religious politics of prison reform -- Captivity and freedom
Control code
ocn957056926
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
222 pages
Isbn
9780807089989
Lccn
2016034638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)957056926

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