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Quiet Hand of God: Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role

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Titel: Quiet Hand of God: Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role

ISBN: 0520233131
EAN: 9780520233133
New.
Sprache: Englisch.
Herausgegeben von Robert Wuthnow, John H. Evans
UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR

Oktober 2002 - kartoniert - 440 Seiten

With George Bush's election, there has been a push to redirect government welfare programs through churches, which would then be responsible for administering social services to the public. This volume assesses the ability of Protestant organizations to shoulder the responsibility. Does the church have the ability to adequately meet the needs of the public ?
List of Tables and Figures Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. History, Organization, and Activities
1. The Logic of Mainline Churchliness: Historical Background since the Reformation Peter J. Thuesen
2. Mainline Protestant Washington Offices and the Political Lives of Clergy Laura R. Olson
3. The Generous Side of Christian Faith: The Successes and Challenges of Mainline Women's Groups R. Marie Griffith
4. Religious Variations in Public Presence: Evidence from the National Congregations Study Mark Chaves, Helen M. Giesel, and William Tsitsos
5. Connecting Mainline Protestant Churches with Public Life Nancy T. Ammerman
6. The Changing Political Fortunes of Mainline Protestants Jeff Manza and Clem Brooks Part II. Involvement in Public Issues
7. Furthering the Freedom Struggle: Racial Justice Activism in the Mainline Churches since the Civil Rights Era Bradford Verter
8. The Hydra and the Swords: Social Welfare and Mainline Advocacy, 1964 2000 Brian Steensland
9. Caring for Creation: Environmental Advocacy by Mainline Protestant Organizations Michael Moody
10. Vital Conflicts: The Mainline Denominations Debate Homosexuality Wendy Cadge
11. For the Sake of the Children? Family-Related Discourse and Practice in the Mainline W. Bradford Wilcox
12. From Engagement to Retrenchment: An Examination of First Amendment Activism by America's Mainline Churches, 1980 2000 Derek H. Davis
13. Doing Good and Doing Well: Shareholder Activism, Responsible Investment, and Mainline Protestantism Lynn D. Robinson
14. Love Your Enemies? Protestants and United States Foreign Policy Lester Kurtz and Kelly Goran Fulton
15. Beyond Quiet Influence? Possibilities for the Protestant Mainline Robert Wuthnow List of Contributors Index
Robert Wuthnow is Professor of Sociology at Princeton University. His most recent books are Creative Spirituality: The Way of the Artist (California, 2001), Growing Up Religious (1999), After Heaven (California, 1998), and Loose Connections (1998). John H. Evans is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Playing God? Human Genetic Engineering and the Rationalization of Public Bioethical Debate (2002).
"An important contribution to our understanding of the public influence of mainline Protestantism. This well-written and expansive book reveals how socially, civically, and politically active mainline Protestantism continues to be in American society, contrary to much conventional wisdom. Yet it shows the mainline influence as having a particular character, different from that of other religious traditions. Mainline Protestantism has, without justification, been understudied lately. This landmark book puts it back on the map and will generate discussion and inquiry for years to come." -Christian Smith, author of The Secular Revolution
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