The Theology of Welfare: Protestants, Catholics, & Jews in Conversation about Welfare: Co-published with Discovery Institute

By: Jr. John G.West, Sonja E. West

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Bracketing, underlining and a few notes in margins. Cover has slight wear. ............... .................... ..................... TOC: xiii, 206 pages ; 23 cm Contents: What is human nature? -- What is evil? -- What is the purpose of government and civic life? -- What would a Biblical welfare program look like? -- Questions for discussion and study. ................ ................... .................... While government is increasingly turning to faith-based charities in an effort to make America's welfare system more effective, the religious community remains sharply divided over what kind of faith-based welfare programs are best and the extent to which government should even support faith-based initiatives. The Theology of Welfare explores the theological basis for competing visions of welfare in the religious community by bringing together nationally recognized thinkers representing politically diverse strands of thought in Judaism, Catholicism, mainline Protestantism and evangelical Protestantism. The conversations between these important figures in contemporary religious thought form the basis for each of the book's chapters. In contrast to previous works, this book focuses less on the details of policy than on the theological beliefs that give rise to specific welfare proposals. In the process, the contributors clarify how differences in theological tradition are connected to variation in welfare policy. Aimed at promoting an understanding that is critical for successful charity, this work provides refreshing alternatives to materialistic welfare policies that ignore spiritual needs.

Title: The Theology of Welfare: Protestants, Catholics, & Jews in Conversation about Welfare: Co-published with Discovery Institute

Author Name: Jr. John G.West, Sonja E. West

Categories: Theology,

Publisher: University Press Of America: January 2000

ISBN Number: 0761815902

ISBN Number 13: 9780761815907

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Good

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