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Author Wuthnow, Robert.
Title Saving America? : Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society.
Imprint Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2006.

Subject Church charities -- United States.
Church and social problems -- United States.
Faith-based human services -- United States.
Church work with the poor -- United States.
Civil society -- United States.
Federal aid to human services -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (374 pages)
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; List of Tables; Preface; 1. Why "Faith-Based"? Why Now?; 2. Congregation-Based Social Services; 3. Congregations as Caring Communities; 4. Religion and Volunteering; 5. Faith-Based Service Organizations; 6. The Recipients of Social Services; 7. Promoting Social Trust; 8. Experiencing Unlimited Love?; 9. Public Policy and Civil Society; Methodological Note; Notes; Select Bibliography; Index.
Summary On January 29, 2001, President George W. Bush signed an executive order creating the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. This action marked a key step toward institutionalizing an idea that emerged in the mid-1990s under the Clinton administration--the transfer of some social programs from government control to religious organizations. However, despite an increasingly vocal, ideologically charged national debate--a debate centered on such questions as: What are these organizations doing? How well are they doing it? Should they be supported with tax dollars?--solid answ.
Note Print version record.
Local Note JOHN CARROLL: JSTOR Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
ISBN 9781400832064 (electronic bk.)
1400832063 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 630535217
Additional Format Print version: 9780691126289