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    Faith, Morality, and Civil Society (Applications of Political Theory) (Hardback) Edited by Dale D. McConkey, Edited by Peter Augustine Lawler, Contributions by David Oki Ahearn, Contributions by Michael Bailey, Contributions by John Bartkowski, Contributions by Steven P. Brown, Contributions by Beverly Gaddy, Contributions by Joshua P. Hochschild, Contributions by Kevin Pybas, Contributions by Helen A. Regis

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    DescriptionIn this rich collection of essays, editors Dale McConkey and Peter Augustine Lawler explore the contributions that religious faith and morality can make to a civil society. Though the level of religious expression has remained high in the United States, the shift from traditional religious beliefs to a far more individualized style of faith has led many to contend that no faith commitment, collective or personal, should contribute to the vibrancy of a civil democratic society. Challenging those who believe that the private realm is the only appropriate locus of religious belief, the contributors to this volume believe that religion can inform and invigorate the secular institutions of society such as education, economics, and politics. Drawn from a wide variety of religious and moral traditions, these diverse essays show, from many perspectives, the important contribution religion has to make in the public square that is civil society.


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    Title
    Faith, Morality, and Civil Society
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Dale D. McConkey, Edited by Peter Augustine Lawler, Contributions by David Oki Ahearn, Contributions by Michael Bailey, Contributions by John Bartkowski, Contributions by Steven P. Brown, Contributions by Beverly Gaddy, Contributions by Joshua P. Hochschild, Contributions by Kevin Pybas, Contributions by Helen A. Regis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 159 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 490 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739104828
    ISBN 10: 0739104829
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRA
    DC21: 291.17
    BIC subject category V2: JH
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15420
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    Libri: I-RS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: REL017000, REL051000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    BISAC V2.8: SOC023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: POL000000
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    DC22: 291.17
    BISAC V2.8: REL077000
    DC22: 291.1/7
    LC classification: BL2525 .F35 2003
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    Thema V1.0: JP, QRAC, GBC, JB
    Edition
    254
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
    Publisher
    Lexington Books
    Imprint name
    Lexington Books
    Publication date
    01 July 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Dale McConkey is Associate Professor of Sociology at Berry College. He is the Editor-in-Chief of The Christian Sociologist, and the coeditor, with Peter Augustine Lawler, of Faith, Reason, and Political Life Today (Lexington Books, 2001), Social Structures, Social Capital, and Personal Freedom (2000), and Community and Political Thought Today (1998). Peter Augustine Lawler is Professor of Government at Berry College.
    Review quote
    In its methodological diversity, its wide range of concerns, and its attention to the dynamics of American religion and pluralism, this volume will contribute to the ongoing attempt-academically and, one hopes, practically-of navigating "our" way into the American 21st century. -- Andrew R. Murphy Journal Of The Scientific Study Of Religion
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Potential for Pluralism: Religious Responses to the Triumph of Theory and Method in American Academia Chapter 3 Neo-Calvinist Social Thought and Civic Education Chapter 4 The Principle of Subsidiarity and the Agrarian Ideal Chapter 5 The Varieties of Democratic Experience Chapter 6 The Changing Landscape of Religion and Politics in America: The 2000 Presidential Elections Chapter 7 Holy Books, Not Pocketbooks: Religious and Cultural Influences on the 2000 Presidential Election Chapter 8 Religious Civility, Civil Society, and Charitable Choice: Faith-Based Poverty Relief in the Post-Welfare Era Chapter 9 Speech, Not Religion: The Dilemma of Religious Conservatives in the Public Square Chapter 10 Faith, Tolerance, and Civil Society Chapter 11 Aliens and Citizens: Competing Models of Political Involvement in Contemporary Christian Social Ethics Chapter 12 Inverted Morality Chapter 13 From Virtues to Values: Some Opening Thoughts