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Saving America? Faith-Based Services and the Future of Civil Society

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 answers have been few. In Saving America? Robert Wuthnow provides a wealth of up-to-date information whose absence, until now, has hindered the pursuit of answers. Assembling and analyzing new evidence from research he and others have conducted, he reveals what social support faith-based agencies are capable of providing. Among the many questions he addresses: Are congregations effective...

Издательство: "Princeton University Press" (2006)

ISBN: 0691126283, 978-0691126289

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Robert Wuthnow

Robert Wuthnow is a sociologist at the Princeton University, where he is the Andlinger Professor of Sociology and Director of Center for the Study of Religion. He is the author of several academic books and articles. He teaches and researches sociology of religion and cultural sociology, employing both quantitative and qualitative (historical and ethnographic) research methods.

He has a PhD from University of California, Berkeley.

His most known books include:
*God and Mammon in America
*Growing Up Religious: Christians and Jews and Their Journeys of Faith
*Acts of Compassion: Caring for Others and Helping Ourselves (Pulitzer Prize nomination).
*Sharing the journey: support groups and America's new quest for community
*Communities of Discourse
*Meaning and Moral Order
*America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity
*The Restructuring of American Religion
*After Heaven

References

* [http://www.princeton.edu/~wuthnow/publications.html CV]

External links

* [http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week534/rwuthnow.html Interview with Robert Wuthnow]
* [http://www.prospect.org/web/page.ww?section=root&name=ViewPrint&articleId=4398 "The Moral Minority"] , article by Wuthnow
* [http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/lake_lecture2003.html 2003 Lake Lecture:Faith and Giving: From Christian Charity to Spiritual Practice]

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