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Piety and public funding : evangelicals and the state in modern America

Author: Axel R Schäfer
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: Politics and culture in modern America.
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Chronicles how during the second half of the 20th century conservative evangelical groups became increasingly adept at taking advantage of expanded public funding for religious foreign aid, health care, education, and social welfare despite their conservative hostility to the state.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Axel R Schäfer
ISBN: 9780812244113 0812244117
OCLC Number: 768792985
Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : How evangelicals learned to stop worrying and love the state --
The Cold War state and religious agencies --
The evangelical rediscovery of the state --
Evangelicals, foreign policy, and the national security state --
Evangelicals, social policy, and the welfare state --
Church-state relations and the rise of the evangelical right --
Conclusion : Resurgent conservatism and the public funding of religious agencies.
Series Title: Politics and culture in modern America.
Responsibility: Axel R. Schäfer.

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Despite the separation of church and state, public aid to religious agencies has traditionally been part of liberal social policy. This book shows that the post-World War II expansion of public  Read more...

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