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Poor, Care of the
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

We can speak of care for the poor in the sense of public and private relief of poverty only when there has been a certain degree of institutionalization. Religions have treated poor relief with varying degrees emphasis. It is important to distinguish caregivers (including families, clans, congregations, orders, foundations, societies, and associations), th…

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Tworuschka, Udo, Ebach, Jürgen, Gager, John G., Caplan, Kimmy, Nagel, Tilman, Meggitt, Justin J., Wischmeyer, Wolfgang, Kaiser, Jochen-Christoph and Strohm, Theodor, “Poor, Care of the”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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