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Welfare in America

Paperback|Dec 1995
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Contributors attempt to move beyond the polarities of the welfare debate in America to develop a biblical understanding of personhood, the institutions of society, and the responsibilities of government. They examine aspects of the questions such as family dysfunction; global...


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Contributors attempt to move beyond the polarities of the welfare debate in America to develop a biblical understanding of personhood, the institutions of society, and the responsibilities of government. They examine aspects of the questions such as family dysfunction; global economic restructuring; government support for faith-based charities; school choice; and assistance offered by religious organizations. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Should welfare be abolished because it fosters dependency, or should it be expanded to offer more effective help? Are people poor due to their own irresponsibility or as a result of social injustice? Is the key welfare problem non-work or illegitimacy? Should government help the poor, or is aid a job for the church? Such polarized questions have hampered the quest for constructive welfare reform and have left Christians criticizing each other as mere advocates of a bogus compassion or of a "tough love" that actually lacks love. This book moves beyond such polarities by developing a fuller biblical understanding of personhood, the multiple institutions of society, and the limited yet constructive responsibilities of government. It argues that assistance should aim to restore people and institutions to their diverse responsibilities in a healthy society. For shalom to replace poverty and social decay, families, churches, schools, government, and other institutions must each fulfill its own responsibilities. The topics range from family dysfunction to global economic restructuring, from constitutional disputes about government support for faith-based charities to social science's confusion about causation, and from welfare program changes to policy initiatives to revitalize civil society.
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James W Skillen

Skillen is Executive Director of the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C.

Stanley W Carlson-thies

Carlson-Thies is a Fellow of the Center for Public Justice. He directed the Welfare Responsibility project and is now leading an inquiry into how government hampers and supports religious charities.

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