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Published: 25 September 2014

280 Pages | 60 charts and graphs


ISBN: 9780199394906

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The Paradox of Generosity

Giving We Receive, Grasping We Lose

Christian Smith and Hilary Davidson

  • First book based on Christian Smith's groundbreaking Science of Generosity Initiative
  • Draws from a widespread survey of 2,000 Americans, more than sixty in-depth interviews with individuals across twelve states, and analysis of over 1,000 photographs and other visual material
  • Includes participant-observation studies of local religious congregations
  • DT One of the rare studies to examine the consequences, both positive and negative, of generosity

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