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John J Dilulio

Godly Republic

A Centrist Blueprint for America`s Faith-Based Future

€ 56.05

Using the author`s brief tenure in the George W Bush administration as a springboard, this book leaps into the debate over whether as a nation America is Christian or secular


Taal / Language : English

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Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1
`Do You Know If You Are Going to Heaven?`
1
Saved in South Jersey
7
Just Ask Pops
13
What Would Madison and Franklin Do?
14
1 The Founders` Faithful Consensus
Myths 1 and 2: A Godly Republic, Not a Secular State or a Christian Nation
24
One Nation, under God, for All
24
A Warm Civic Welcome, Not a High Legal Wall
29
Between Jefferson and Witherspoon: Madison
31
No Faith Is beyond Faction
35
Madison`s Multiplicity of Sects versus the Anti-Federalists
40
Most Blessed Compromise: The Bill of Rights
46
Neo-Anti-Federalists versus Judicial Tyranny
49
2. The Court`s Neutrality Doctrine
Myths 3 and 4: Equal Protection, Not Strict Separation or Special Treatment
55
Blessings in the Balance
55
Strict Separation Doctrine`s Anti-Catholic Roots
58
Lemon Aid Stands: Religion and Education
63
Free Exercise versus Indirect Establishment
70
Blame the Founders, the Anti-Federalists, and the People
76
3. The People`s Charitable Choice
Myths 5 and 6: Religious Pluralists, Not Strict Secularists or Religious Purists
82
Bipartisan Beliefs
82
Purple People on Church-State
89
Turning Red over Religion?
94
Two Electoral Extremes Equal One-Third
97
Proxy Government Gets Religion, 1996-2000
102
No Bush versus Gore on `Faith-Based`
110
4. The President`s Bipartisan Prayer
Faith-Based without Works Is Dead
116
Three Steps to the Road Not Taken
122
Neutrality Challenges: The Bush Faith Bill
128
Believers Only Need Apply?
137
Religious Voucher Visions
142
Hope in the Semi-Seen: Amachi
147
5. The Nation`s Spiritual Capital
Myths 7 and 8: Faith-Based Volunteer Mobilization, Not Faith-Saturated Spiritual Transformation
153
Bowling Alone versus Praying Together
153
Big Picture: Bridging Blacks and Whites
157
Faithful Philadelphia: Scores of Services for People in Need
165
Putting Faith in Civic Partnerships
176
Esperanza Objectivo: The Three Faith Factors
180
6. The Republic`s Faith-Based Future
Myths 9 and 10: Civic Ecumenism, Not Sectarian Triumphalism or Secular Extremism
191
Take Prisoners: Evangelical Christians versus Secular Liberals
191
Do unto Others: Pratt versus Pratt
197
Think Catholic: Church, State, and Larger Communities
212
No Post-Poverty Nation: Matthew 25
218
7. The Faith-Based Future`s Blessings
Second Trinity: Three Faith-Free Principles
223
Invest Wisely: FBOs as Civic Value Stocks
225
Target Blessings: Young Black Low-Income Urban Males
231
Honor Thy Franklin: Back to America`s Faith-Based Future
245
Postscript
The Faith-Based Global Future
253
Spiritualpolitique
260
Appendix. The Williamsburg Charter 267
Notes 283
Index 301
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Hardback
288 pagina's
Januari 2007
558 gram
235 x 159 x 25 mm
University of California Press us

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