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

Lew Daly


President Barack Obama has signaled a sharp break from many policies of George W. Bush's administration, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like Bush's faith-based initiative, though, Obama's version of the policy has generated loud criticism as the communities that stand to benefit suffer through an ailing economy. This book 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 justice. Unearthing the i ... More

Keywords: Barack Obama, George W. Bush, faith-based initiative, faith-based partnerships, social justice, Christian democracies, policymaking, social policy, church-state law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780226134833
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226134857.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lew Daly, author