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The Resource Faith-based policy : a litmus test for understanding contemporary America, John Chandler

Faith-based policy : a litmus test for understanding contemporary America, John Chandler

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Faith-based policy : a litmus test for understanding contemporary America
Title
Faith-based policy
Title remainder
a litmus test for understanding contemporary America
Statement of responsibility
John Chandler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2001, George W. Bush created the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The driving force behind the policy was to create a "level playing field" where faith-based organizations could compete on an equal footing with secular organizations for government funding of social aid programs. Given, on the one hand, the continuation of faith-based policy under Barack Obama and, on the other, the continued support by the vast majority of the American people for some form of such policy, the need has emerged to clearly understand what this policy is and the issues that it raises. Why? First, because the policy reveals new paradigms that explode traditional political and religious designations such as conservative-liberal or evangelical-progressive. Secondly, it is a policy which is setting precedents that with time will only become more entrenched in the institutional fabric of American government and the values of the culture. Finally, it does not seem to be a policy that is likely to just go away. And if it won't go away, then, how should responsible policy be conducted? While John Chandler's Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America responds to this need to understand, it also acknowledges that there is already a substantial amount of documentation available, which, taken together, provides a comprehensive, though sometimes biased, picture of faith-based policy. This book contributes a relatively brief, impartial analysis that draws on and synthesizes the available information. More specifically, in order to dissipate the confusion surrounding the perceptions that many have had concerning the intention and meaning of the policy, this book provides insight into: 1) the theological visions of the faith-based actors behind the policy; 2) how these actors have tried to apply these visions as the program has evolved in the 2000s; 3) the divisiveness and debate that has characterized the faith-based experiment, and; 4) how all of the above may be held up for contemplation by the reader as a mirror of developing American culture."--Publisher's website
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1954 May 16-
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Chandler, John
Dewey number
361.7/50973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (U.S.)
  • United States
  • Bush, George W.
  • Obama, Barack
  • Faith-based human services
  • Human services
  • Church and state
  • Religion and politics
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Faith-based policy : a litmus test for understanding contemporary America, John Chandler
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The need to know -- Finding an instrument of the spirit : European roots -- The roots take hold in the United States -- The context for growth in the new millennium -- From theory to application : conflicting signals -- Theory in application : conflicting use of the instruments -- New theory : Obama and lessons from life -- New theory : Obama, Niebuhr and liberals -- Theory in application : a new partnership with Americans? -- Obama, faith-based policy, and "the center."
Control code
ocn867049925
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 137 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739179031
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867049925
Label
Faith-based policy : a litmus test for understanding contemporary America, John Chandler
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
The need to know -- Finding an instrument of the spirit : European roots -- The roots take hold in the United States -- The context for growth in the new millennium -- From theory to application : conflicting signals -- Theory in application : conflicting use of the instruments -- New theory : Obama and lessons from life -- New theory : Obama, Niebuhr and liberals -- Theory in application : a new partnership with Americans? -- Obama, faith-based policy, and "the center."
Control code
ocn867049925
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 137 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739179031
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867049925

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