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Bringing the Home to the World: Families’ and Focus’s Politics

Susan B. Ridgely

in Practicing What the Doctor Preached: At Home with Focus on the Family

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780199755073
eISBN:
9780190619107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755073.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how Focus users responded to Focus’s efforts to transform America through boycotts and the support of legislation that it viewed as biblically inspired, including pro-life bills ... More


Then and Now: Reification

David Wheeler-Reed

in Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire: Ideology, the Bible, and the Early Christians

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300227727
eISBN:
9780300231311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300227727.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter unmasks modern forms of power that use Christianity in the service of policing modern society in the United States. It examines certain claims that marriage and procreation can save our ... More


The United States: Tax Relief for Families

Joshua T. McCabe

in The Fiscalization of Social Policy: How Taxpayers Trumped Children in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190841300
eISBN:
9780190841331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190841300.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change, Population and Demography

Chapter 6 looks at how the National Commission on Children brought attention to the problem of child poverty in the US, leading to the expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit in 1993 and the ... More


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