Boddie, S. C., & Cnaan, R. A. (2007). Faith-based social services: Measures, assessments, and effectiveness. Bloomington, NY: Haworth Press.
Cnaan, R. A., with Boddie, S. C., McGrew, C. C., & Kang, J. (2006). The other Philadelphia story: How local congregations support quality of life in urban America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Cnaan, R. A., Boddie, S. C., Handy, F., Yancey, G., & Schneider, R. (2002). The invisible caring hand: American congregations and the provision of welfare. New York: New York University Press.
Cnaan, R. A., Wineburg, R. J., & Boddie, S. C. (1999). The newer deal: Social work and religion in partnership. New York: Columbia University Press.
Cnaan, R. A., & An, S. (2016). Harnessing faith for improved quality of life: Government and faith-based nonprofit organizations in partnership. Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership & Governance, 40 (3), 208-219. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23303131.2015.1117555.
Cnaan, R. A., Heist, H. D., & Storti, M. H. (in press). Episodic volunteering at a religious megaevent: Pope Francis’ HS visit to Philadelphia. Nonprofit Management & Leadership.
Heist, D. H., & Cnaan, R. A. (2016). Faith-based international development work: A review. Religions, 7(3), 1-17; doi:10.3390/rel7030019.
Luria, G., Cnaan, R. A., & Boehm, A. (In press). Religious attendance and volunteering: Testing national culture as a boundary condition. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.
Scott, M. L., Cnaan, R. A., & Heist, H. D. (In press). The clergy as a director of a local voluntary association. Society and Welfare (Hebrew: Hevra VeRevacha).
Scott, M.L. & Cnaan, R. (In preparation). Valued members in congregations.
Scott, M. L. & Cnaan, R. (In Press). The faith community and poverty alleviation in the age of new public management. Nonprofit Policy Forum.
Curtis, D., Evans, V., & Cnaan, R. A. (2015). Charitable practices of Latter-day Saints. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 44(1), 146-162. http://nvs.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/10/29/0899764013507141.full.pdf+html
Curtis, D., Evans, V., & Cnaan, R. A. (2014). Motivating Mormons: An analysis of what motivates members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to volunteer and donate. Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 25(2), 131-145.
Evans, V., Curtis, D., & Cnaan, R. A. (2013). Volunteering among Latter-day Saints. Journal for the scientific Study of Religion, 52(4), 827-841.
Cnaan, R. A., Forrest, T., Carlsmith, J., & Karsh, K. (2013). If you don’t count it, it doesn’t count: A pilot study of valuing urban congregations. Journal of Management, Spirituality and Religion. 10(1), 3-36. DOI:10.1080/14766086.2012.758046.
Cnaan, R. A., & Curtis, D. W. (2013). Religious congregations as voluntary associations: An overview. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 42(1), 7-33.
Curtis, D., & Cnaan, R. A. (2012). International volunteering by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. International Journal of Religion and Society, 2(4), 1-12.
Cnaan, R. A., Pessi, A. B., Zrinščak, S., Brudney, J. L., Haski-Leventhal, D., Handy, F., Holmes, K., Hustinx, L., Kang, C., Meijs, L. C. P. M., Ranade, B., & Yamauchi, N. (2012). Student Values, Religiosity, and Pro-Social Behaviour: A Cross-National Perspective. Diaconia, 3(1), 2-25.
Curtis, D. W., & Cnaan, R. A. (2011). International Volunteering by Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. International Journal of Religion and Society, 2(4), 303-314.
Cnaan, R. A., & Newman, E. (2010). The safety net and faith-based services. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 29(40), 321-336.
Ives, N. G., Sinha, J. W., & Cnaan, R. A. (2010). Who is welcoming the stranger? The Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work, 29(1), 71-89.
Cnaan, R. A. (2009). Valuing the contribution of urban religious congregations. Public Management Review, 11(5), 641-662.
Cnaan, R. A., & Dichter, M. (2008). Thoughts on the use of knowledge in social work practice. Research in Social Work Practice, 18(4), 278-284.
Wineburg, R. J., Coleman, B. L., Boddie, S. C., & Cnaan, R. A. (2008). Leveling the playing field: Epitomizing devolution through faith-based organizations. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, XXXV(1), 17-42.
Sinha, J. W., Hillier, A., Cnaan, R. A., & McGrew, C. C. (2007). Proximity matters: Understanding resident and commuter congregations through an ecological framework. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 46(2), 245-260.
Boddie, S. C., & Cnaan, R. A. (2006). Setting the context: Assessing the effectiveness of faith-based social services. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 25(3-4), 5-18.
Cnaan, R. A. (2006). Faith in the closet: Reflections of a secular academic. Arete, 30(1), 19-29.
McGrew, C. C., & Cnaan, R. A. (2006). Historical and methodological lack of studying religion in social services. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 25(3-4), 19-37.
Sinha, J. W., Cnaan, R. A., & Gelles, R. J. (2006). Adolescent risk behaviors and religion: Findings from a national study. Journal of Adolescence, 30(2), 231-249.
Boddie, S. C., & Cnaan, R. A. (2005). The role of faith-based social service providers in expanding privatization in the United States. Social Security, No. 70, 110-137. (In Hebrew).
Cnaan, R. A., Boddie, S. C., & Kang, J. J. (2005). Religious congregations as social services providers for older adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 45 (1/2).
Cnaan, R. A., Gelles, R. J. & Sinha, J. W. (2004). Youth and religion: The Gameboy generation goes to “church”. Social Indicators Research, 68 (2), 175-200.
Cnaan, R. A. & Helzer, A. L. (2004). Women in congregations and community serving: Findings from the Philadelphia census. Social Thought.
Cnaan, R. A., Sinha, J. W. & McGrew, C. C. (2004). Congregations as social service providers: Services, capacity, culture, and organizational behavior. Administration in Social Work, 28 (3/4), 47-67. In H. Schmid (Ed.). (2004) Organizational and institutional dilemmas of nonprofit human services. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.
Cnaan, R. A., Hernandez, E. I. & McGrew, C. C. (2003). Latino Congregations in Philadelphia: Understanding the Organized Religion of Immigrants. South Bend, Indiana: Notre Dame.
Cnaan, R.A., & Boddie, S.C. (2002). Charitable Choice and faith-based welfare: A call for social work. Social Work, 47, 224-235.
Cnaan, R. A. & Boddie, S. C. (2001). Black church outreach: Comparing how black and other congregations serve their needy neighbors, CRUCCS Report 2001-1. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania.
Cnaan, R. A. & Boddie, S. C. (2001). Philadelphia census of congregations and their involvement in social service delivery. Social Service Review, (75)4, 559-580.
Cnaan, R. A., & Handy, F. (2000). Comparing neighbors: Social service provision by religious congregations in Ontario and the U.S.A. The American Review of Canadian Studies, 30, 521-543.
Sinha, J. W. (2000). Cookman United Methodist Church and the Transitional Journey Program: A case study in Charitable Choice. Washington D.C.: Center for Public Justice.
Cnaan, R. A. (1999). Empowerment through organized religion. In Wes Shera and Lillian Wells (Eds.). Empowerment practice in social work: Developing richer conceptual foundations (pp. 320-346). Toronto: Canadian Scholars’ Press.
Cnaan, R. A. (1997). Social and community involvement of religious congregations housed in historic religious properties: Findings from a six-city study. Philadelphia: Program for the Study of Organized Religion and Social Work, University of Pennsylvania.
Cnaan, R. A. (1997). The future of social work: Religious congregations, denominations, and social service provision. In E. Gambrill and M. Reisch (Eds.), Social work in the 21st century (pp.271-284). Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Grove.
Cnaan, R. A., & Milofsky, C. (1997). Small religious nonprofits : A neglected topic. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 25, S3-S13.
Jeavons, T., & Cnaan, R. A. (1997). The formation, transformation, and evolution of small religious organizations. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 25, S62-S84.