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"The contributors comprise a truly dazzling array of talent. They are precisely the ones one would want to read for insight into the difficult but crucial questions regarding the relationship between religion and public policy."--Marc Landy, professor of Political Science at Boston College

Chapter List

Part I: The Big Picture
1. An Introduction to Religion and Public Policy
2. Two Concepts of Secularism, by Wilfred M. McClay
3. The Religious Conscience and the State in American Constitutional Law, 1789-2000, by Charles J. Reid Jr.
4. What is a Public Religion? by Jose Casanova
Part II: Religion in Political Action
5. Faith and Morals: Religion in American Democracy, by Wilson Carey McWilliams
6. Faith in Politics, by A. James Reichley
7. Mainstream Protestantism, 'Conservative' Religion, and Civil Society, by D. G. Hart
Part III: Policy Applications
8. American Catholicism, Catholic Charities U.S.A., and Welfare Reform, by John A. Coleman, S.J.
9. Charitable Choice: Bringing Religion Back into American Welfare, by Stanley W. Carlson-Thies
10. Public Education Changes Partners, by Charles Glenn
11. With God on Their Side: Religion and American Foreign Policy, by William Martin

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