Mapping of the research landscape in the scientific field of Christian Social Service
The project aims at strengthening the visibility of the Study of Christian Social Service as an interdisciplinary and independent scientific field which can significantly stimulate the work of professionals. Both in the academic sector and towards the exterior (i.e. in the context of the Church, the ‘Diakonie’ and other welfare organizations) the Study of Christian Social Service is often neglected. Even if scientific research and work in the field of Christian Social Service is done in many different ways, it is not labelled as ‘Study of Christian Social Service’ and therefore hardly noticed in the discourse of the Church, Theology, the ‘Diakonie’ and other scientific fields.
The project aims at developing an interdisciplinary literature database which is available online. The database is updated on a regular basis and provides summaries as well as recommendations about recent publications in the relevant sector.