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Bread of Life in Broken Britain

Foodbanks, Faith and Neoliberalism
  • By Charles Pemberton
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The return of Christian social service to the centre of British political life through the emergence of the foodbank movement has elicited a range of ecclesial responses. However, in their urgency and brevity these Church responses fail to systematically integrate political critique and social analysis, nor do they undertake a sustained integration of the recent gains in political theology with the realities of our current 'mixed economy of welfare'.

Charles Pemberton draws on interviews with foodbank users and volunteers to defend and advance a Christian vision of welfare beyond emergency food provision. He suggests that behind the day-to-day struggles of those using foodbanks there are wider much concerns about loneliness, marginalisation and the wholesale fragmentation of society.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780334058960
    • Manufacturer: SCM Pr
    • Author: Charles Pemberton
    • ISBN 13: 9780334058960
    • Publication Date: 04/01/2020
    • Format: Paperback
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