Faith and Public Policy

Faith and Public Policy

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Faith and Public Policy turns the spotlight on the role of faith in the public square and the spiritual consequences of public policymaking. The work brings together fourteen of America's most respected writers on the intersection of faith and public policy to discuss the changing roles of government, church, education, and the family. Chapters investigate such issues as inner city programs, the secularization of faith-based programs, the impact of tax policy on the family, and the status of school vouchers. Contributions by Steve Forbes and William E. Simon illustrate the deep personal faith that informs and fuels the public leadership of America's leading thinkers and political figures. Readers will find Faith and Public Policy a timely and vigorous conversation on the commingling of government and religion in America, a country eager to return to the Founding Generation's idea of a nation in covenant with God.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 186 pages
  • 162.6 x 234.2 x 18.8mm | 385.56g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • bibliography, index
  • 0739103857
  • 9780739103852

Review quote

Given the success of faith-based groups, the key question for those who would restrict them is, Which do you want to fight more - poverty or God? This book offers new insight into how various policy players tackle this important question... -- Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief, World News Group Pepperdine's new School of Public Policy has assembled a remarkable cast of experts to address a crucial question: what role does faith play in the public policy of a diverse and pluralistic nation? Their answers, recorded here, are vital to the future of America. -- David Davenport, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Given the success of faith-based groups, the key question for those who would restrict them is, "Which do you want to fight more - poverty or God?" This book offers new insight into how various policy players tackle this important question. -- Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief, World News Groupshow more

About James R. Wilburn

James R. Wilburn is Dean of Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy and Professor of Strategy in Pepperdine's Graziadio School of Business and Management. He is the author of several books on American history, business management, and leadership.show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Public Policy and Spiritual Consequences Part 3 The Founding: Faith of Our Fathers Chapter 4 The Continuing Revolution: What We Can Learn From the Founding Fathers Chapter 5 God's Country: Taking the Declaration Seriously Part 6 Unto Caesar and Unto God Chapter 7 Religion and American Democracy Chapter 8 Religion and Public Life Part 9 New Paradigm of Faith-Based Programs Chapter 10 Charitable Choice: Promise of New Paradigm Chapter 11 Faith in Inner City Youth: New Evidence of the Efficacy of Faith-Based Programs Chapter 12 Secularization of Faith-based Organizations: Government Impact Part 13 Public Policy and the Family Chapter 14 Family and Religion: The Center Beam and the Foundation of a Stable Nation Chapter 15 Status Report on School Vouchers Chapter 16 A Family-Friendly Tax System Part 17 A Season of Renewal: Taking It Personally Chapter 18 Moral Freedom Chapter 19 The Moral Roots of American Society Chapter 20 My Faith and Ishow more