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God's Economy : Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State

By: Daly, Lew.
Contributor(s): Dionne Jr., E. J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (342 p.).ISBN: 9780226134857.Subject(s): Church and state -- United States | Electronic books. -- local | Faith-based human services -- Political aspects -- United States | Social service -- United States -- Religious aspects | United States -- Social policy -- 1993-Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: God's Economy : Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring StateDDC classification: 361.75 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents -- Foreword -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. A New Era of Church-State Cooperation -- 2. Religion and Welfare Reform: Old Battles and New Directions -- 3. Religious Autonomy and the Limited State -- 4. The Social Law -- Afterword -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Summary: President Obama has signaled a sharp break from many Bush Administration policies, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like George W. Bush's faith-based initiative, though, Obama's version of the policy has generated loud criticism-from both sides of the aisle-even as the communities that stand to benefit suffer through an ailing economy. God's Economy reveals that virtually all of the critics, as well as many supporters, have long misunderstood both the true implications of faith-based partnerships and their unique potential for advancing social
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Contents -- Foreword -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. A New Era of Church-State Cooperation -- 2. Religion and Welfare Reform: Old Battles and New Directions -- 3. Religious Autonomy and the Limited State -- 4. The Social Law -- Afterword -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index

President Obama has signaled a sharp break from many Bush Administration policies, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like George W. Bush's faith-based initiative, though, Obama's version of the policy has generated loud criticism-from both sides of the aisle-even as the communities that stand to benefit suffer through an ailing economy. God's Economy reveals that virtually all of the critics, as well as many supporters, have long misunderstood both the true implications of faith-based partnerships and their unique potential for advancing social

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Library Journal Review

Analyzing the "quiet revolution" of U.S. faith-based social service initiatives, Daly (senior fellow, Demos; Unjust Deserts) examines the theological roots and potential future of this government program. Daly argues that although the overall initiative was introduced early in President George W. Bush's term, the true effect has yet to be realized and may transform American social services into something closer to the Christian democracies of Europe. This in-depth policy review delves into the impact of the Catholic concept of subsidiarity and the Dutch Calvinist idea of sphere sovereignty on the U.S. government's faith-based initiative. He concludes that the U.S. initiative, which has been continued by President Obama, may still usher in a new era of social justice for those impacted by poverty. The author's left-leaning political perspective is very evident. VERDICT Diehard political and social theorists may appreciate this volume, but the voluminous detail and the author's use of the first person detract from the flow and readability. With extensive endnotes.-Ray Arnett, Fremont Area Dist. Lib., MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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<p> Lew Daly is a senior fellow at Demos, a nonpartisan public policy research and advocacy organization. He is the author, most recently, of Unjust Deserts .</p>

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