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Author DiIulio, John J., Jr., 1958-

Title Godly republic : a centrist blueprint for America's faith-based future / John J. DiIulio, Jr
Published Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 309 pages)
Series Aaron Wildavsky forum for public policy ; 5
Aaron Wildavsky forum for public policy ; 5
Contents "Do you know if you are going to heaven?" -- Saved in South Jersey -- Just ask pops -- What would Madison and Franklin do? -- The founders' faithful consensus -- Myths 1 and 2 : a godly republic, not a secular state or a Christian nation --One nation, under God, for all -- A warm civic welcome, not a high legal wall -- Between Jefferson and Witherspoon : Madison -- Madison's multiplicity of sects versus the anti-federalists -- Most blessed compromise : the Bill of Rights -- Neo-anti-federalists versus judicial tyranny -- The court's neutrality doctrine -- Myths 3 and 4 : equal protection -- Blessings in the balance -- Strict separation doctrine's anti-Catholic roots -- Lemon aid stands : religion and education -- Free exercise versus indirect establishment -- Blame the founders, the anti-federalists, and the people -- The people's charitable choice -- Myths 5 and 6 : religious pluralists, not strict secularists or religious purists -- Bipartisan beliefs -- Purple people on church-state -- Turning red over religion? -- Two electoral extremes equal one-third -- Proxy government gets religion, 1996-2000 -- No Bush versus Gore on "faith-based" -- The president's bipartisan prayer -- Faith-based without works is dead -- Three steps on the road not taken -- Neutrality challenges : the Bush faith bill -- Believers only need apply? -- Religious voucher visions -- Hope in the semi-seen : Amachi -- The nation's spiritual capital -- Myths 7 and 8 : faith-based volunteer mobilization, not faith-saturated spiritual transformation -- Bowling alone versus praying together -- Big picture : bridging Blacks and whites -- Faithful Philadelphia : scores of services for people in need -- Putting faith in civic partnerships -- Esperanza objectivo : the three faith factors -- The republic's faith-based future -- Myths 9 and 10 : civiv ecumenism, not sectarian triumphalism or secular extremism -- Take prisoners : evangelical Christians versus secular liberals -- Do unto others : Pratt versus Pratt -- Think Catholic : church, state, and larger communities -- No post-poverty nation : Matthew 25 -- The faith-based future's blessings -- Second trinity : three faith-free principles -- Invest wisely : FBOS as civic value stocks -- Target blessings : young Black low-income males -- Honor thy Franklin : back to America's faith-based future
Summary Looks at the debate over whether as a nation America is Christian or secular and to what degree church-state separation is compelled by the Constitution. This book aims to offer a faith-inspired, and fact-based approach to enhancing America's civic future for one and all
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-299) and index
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Subject Christianity and politics -- United States.
Religion and politics -- United States.
United States -- Church history.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0520934512 (electronic bk.)
1435604008 (electronic bk.)
9780520934511 (electronic bk.)
9781435604001 (electronic bk.)