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 George W. Bush: A Faith‐Based Presidency

Gary Scott Smith

in Faith and the Presidency: From George Washington to George W. Bush

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195300604
eISBN:
9780199785285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300604.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although George W. Bush is not more personally devout than Woodrow Wilson or Jimmy Carter, religious issues have played an even more important role in his presidency than for any of his predecessors. ... More


The Historical Role of Religion in Government Social Services and the Development of the Faith‐Based Initiatives

Rebecca Sager

in Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195391763
eISBN:
9780199866304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391763.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Since 1996 states have created a variety of faith‐based practices, such as adding faith‐based members to advisory boards or creating programs that help faith‐based groups write grant applications. ... More


Introduction: Church-Based Social Ministry in Context

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious entities play a vital though limited role in our social safety net. The majority of congregations engage in community-serving activities, though their commitments tend to be shallow. Four ... More


Conclusion: New Understandings, New Questions, New Opportunities

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Research on the “faith factor” in solving social problems should take into account the complexity of the religious dynamics of social action. More nuanced understandings of the role of religion in ... More


Does Faith Work?: Spiritual Dynamics and Social Outcomes

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many supporters of faith-based initiatives claim that a religious approach is better at solving social problems. Without purporting to evaluate these claims, this chapter describes the ways Christian ... More


Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The political controversy surrounding the role of religion in public life calls for more objective attention to the faith factor in social activism. What does it mean for a community-serving program ... More


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

Lew Daly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226134833
eISBN:
9780226134857
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134857.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

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 ... More


Introduction

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226134833
eISBN:
9780226134857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134857.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In recent years, America has found inspiration from European religious ideas about government and society to help it achieve welfare reform and end poverty. A new model of church-state relations in ... More


Policies and Programs

Jeff Levin

in Religion and Medicine: A History of the Encounter Between Humanity's Two Greatest Institutions

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190867355
eISBN:
9780190867386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190867355.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Religious Studies

Chapter 8 details the long-standing history in the United States of official position statements by religious institutions and organizations regarding medical and healthcare issues, legislation, and ... More


Faith-Based Foreign Aid

Gregorio Bettiza

in Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190949464
eISBN:
9780190949495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949464.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter identifies the constellation of desecularizing actors embedded in postsecular processes responsible for the emergence of the Faith-Based Foreign Aid regime under President Bush in the ... More


The Social Law

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226134833
eISBN:
9780226134857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134857.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter tries to “reframe” the debate on faith-based social policy in America, arguing that the confessional/philosophical genealogy of the faith-based initiative is becoming more relevant in ... More


Conversionist Churches and Social Action

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The current conversation about faith-based initiatives calls for closer attention to socially active conversionist churches—those that serve society alongside, or motivated by, a desire to save ... More


Religious Autonomy and the Limited State

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226134833
eISBN:
9780226134857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226134857.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In a public debate dominated by ideological interest groups that thrive on creating fear about religion, the intellectual genealogy of the faith-based initiative was not well understood. Yet because ... More


Introduction: Religion as Subject and Object of US Foreign Policy

Gregorio Bettiza

in Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190949464
eISBN:
9780190949495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949464.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since the end of the Cold War religion has increasingly become an organized subject and object of American foreign policy. This has been notable with the emergence of four religious foreign policy ... More


Finding Faith in Foreign Policy: Religion and American Diplomacy in a Postsecular World

Gregorio Bettiza

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190949464
eISBN:
9780190949495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949464.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Since the end of the Cold War, religion has been systematically brought to the fore of American foreign policy. US foreign policymakers have been increasingly tasked with promoting religious freedom ... More


A Village Rebuilds

Karl F. Seidman

in Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945511
eISBN:
9780199333189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945511.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

At New Orleans’ eastern edge, Vietnamese refugees settled and built a community in the Village de L’Est neighborhood. This chapter explains how this tight- knit community rebuilt after Katrina with ... More


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