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The Resource Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform, Mary Jo Bane, Lawrence M. Mead

Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform, Mary Jo Bane, Lawrence M. Mead

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Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform
Title
Lifting up the poor
Title remainder
a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform
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Mary Jo Bane, Lawrence M. Mead
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eng
Summary
People who participate in debates about the causes and cures of poverty often speak from religious conviction. But those convictions are rarely made explicit or debated on their own terms. Rarely is the influence of personal religious commitment on policy decisions examined. Two of the nation's foremost scholars and policy advocates break the mold in this lively volume, the first to be published in the new Pew Forum Dialogues on Religion and Public Life. The authors bring their faith traditions, policy experience, academic expertise, and political commitments together in this moving, pointed, and informed discussion of poverty, one of our most vexing public issues. Mary Jo Bane writes of her experiences running social service agencies, work that has been informed by "Catholic social teaching, and a Catholic sensibility that is shaped every day by prayer and worship." Policy analysis, she writes, is often "indeterminate" and "inconclusive." It requires grappling with "competing values that must bebalanced.", It demands judgment calls, and Bane's Catholic sensibility informs the calls she makes. Drawing from various Christian traditions, Lawrence Mead's essay discusses the role of nurturing Christian virtues and personal responsibility as a means of transforming a "defeatist culture" and combating poverty. Quoting Shelley, Mead describes theologians as the "unacknowledged legislators of mankind" and argues that even nonbelievers can look to the Christian tradition as "the crucible that formed the moral values of modern politics." Bane emphasizes the social justice claims of her tradition, and Mead challenges the view of many who see economic poverty as a biblical priority that deserves"preference ahead of other social concerns." But both assert that an engagement with religious traditions is indispensable to an honest and searching debate about poverty, policy choices, and the public purposes of religion
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digitized
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Bane, Mary Jo
Dewey number
261.8/325
Index
index present
LC call number
HV91
LC item number
.B25 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Mead, Lawrence M
Series statement
Pew Forum dialogues on religion and public life
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  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Public welfare
  • Church and social problems
  • Social justice
  • RELIGION
  • RELIGION
  • Church and social problems
  • Poor
  • Poverty
  • Poverty
  • Public welfare
  • Social justice
  • United States
  • Armoede
  • Sociale politiek
  • Godsdienst
  • Ethische aspecten
  • Sociale aspecten
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare
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Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform, Mary Jo Bane, Lawrence M. Mead
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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multicolored
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Contents
Introduction / E.J. Dionne Jr., Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Kayla M. Drogosz -- A Catholic policy analyst looks at poverty / Mary Jo Bane -- A biblical response to poverty / Lawrence M. Mead -- A reply to Mead / Mary Jo Bane -- A reply to Bane / Lawrence M. Mead -- Personal responsibility means social responsibility / Mary Jo Bane -- Guarantee work rather than aid / Lawrence M. Mead
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55898208
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1 online resource (xii, 179 pages).
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online
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9780815796138
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rdamedia
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c
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9780815707912
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22573/ctvb6vd6k
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)55898208
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Lifting up the poor : a dialogue on religion, poverty & welfare reform, Mary Jo Bane, Lawrence M. Mead
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / E.J. Dionne Jr., Jean Bethke Elshtain, and Kayla M. Drogosz -- A Catholic policy analyst looks at poverty / Mary Jo Bane -- A biblical response to poverty / Lawrence M. Mead -- A reply to Mead / Mary Jo Bane -- A reply to Bane / Lawrence M. Mead -- Personal responsibility means social responsibility / Mary Jo Bane -- Guarantee work rather than aid / Lawrence M. Mead
Control code
55898208
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 179 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815796138
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780815707912
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvb6vd6k
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)55898208
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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