Abstract or Introduction
This book aims to address this gap by delving into the epistemological dimensions of Christian social work. It seeks to understand how the integration of faith and knowledge influences social work theory, practice, and research within a Christian context. By exploring the intersection of faith, knowledge, and practice, we can gain insights into the uniqueness of Christian social work and identify potential areas for further development.
Christian social work is an interdisciplinary field that integrates the principles of Christianity with social work practice. It seeks to address the holistic needs of individuals, families, communities, and societies, guided by faith-based values and ethical frameworks. The epistemological foundations of Christian social work explore the intersection of faith, knowledge, and practice. Understanding how these dimensions intertwine is crucial in developing effective approaches to social work within a Christian context.
Social work, as a profession, is rooted in the values of social justice, dignity, and the well-being of all individuals. The integration of faith into social work practice has a long history, with faith-based organizations and individuals playing significant roles in providing compassionate care and advocating for marginalized populations. However, the specific epistemological foundations, or ways of knowing, that underpin Christian social work have not been extensively explored.
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- Pitshou Moleka (Author), 2023, Epistemological Foundations of Christian Social Work. The Intersection of Faith, Knowledge and Practice, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1391463