The Faith-Based Initiatives and the Bush Administration: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Edition 1

The Faith-Based Initiatives and the Bush Administration: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly / Edition 1

by Jo Renee Formicola, Mary C. Segers, Paul Weber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742523055

ISBN-13: 9780742523050

Pub. Date: 07/28/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Designed to level the playing field between sacred and secular organizations, President George W. Bush's 'faith-based initiative' is intended to allow religious agencies to compete for federal funds to carry out their charitable missions. The initiative has ignited a firestorm of controversy, with a wide range of religious and secular organizations arguing both for

Overview

Designed to level the playing field between sacred and secular organizations, President George W. Bush's 'faith-based initiative' is intended to allow religious agencies to compete for federal funds to carry out their charitable missions. The initiative has ignited a firestorm of controversy, with a wide range of religious and secular organizations arguing both for and against the plan. Faith-Based Initiatives and the Bush Administration looks at the ramifications of the President's attempted policy change and analyzes the 'faith-based initiative' in its larger historical, political, and social context. Noted scholars Jo Renee Formicola, Mary C. Segers, and Paul Weber explore the rationale behind the policy, examine the legal and philosophical counter-arguments, and reveal the political dynamics impacting the legislation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742523050
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.88(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The "Good" in the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 5 The "Bad" in the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 6 The "Ugly:" The Politics of the Faith-Based Initiative Chapter 7 Conclusions Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index Chapter 10 About the Authors

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