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Schäfer, Axel R
Piety and public funding : evangelicals and the state in modern America / Axel R. Schäfer
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2012
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 3rd Floor  HV530 .S29 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Faith-based human services -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Public-private sector cooperation -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Church and state -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Religion and politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Evangelicalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description 311 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-294) and index
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
Summary 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
NOTE 521046
Series Politics and culture in modern America

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