A Definition of Social Work (Classic Reprint)

A Definition of Social Work (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from A Definition of Social Work Moreover we make certain doles which we explicitly insist are not to be counted charity - pensions given after mili tary or government service or to widows rearing children for the commonwealth - and in disassociating them from charity it is the custom to point out that they are not con cessions but just deserts, something that can be claimed as a right. Charity then is a free gift. It need not be given in love, as its etymology would assume, indeed it may be given in a mood of revulsion, in the hope of expiating a sin or in mere fear of the indignation of the deprived. The recording angel probably keeps a record of the motive and the spirit, but charity, in its simple objective meaning on men's lips, inheres in the act of relief. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 141g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024303007X
  • 9780243030071