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God and government in the ghetto : the politics of church-state collaboration in Black America

Author: Michael Leo Owens
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Series: Morality and society.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In recent years, as government agencies have encouraged faith-based organizations to help ensure social welfare, many black churches have received grants to provide services to their neighborhoods' poorest residents. This collaboration, activist churches explain, is a way of enacting their faith and helping their neighborhoods. But as Michael Leo Owens demonstrates in God and Government in the Ghetto, this alliance  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Owens, Michael Leo.
God and government in the ghetto.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(DLC) 2007000101
(OCoLC)77829965
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Leo Owens
ISBN: 9780226642086 0226642089
OCLC Number: 309850298
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 310 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: The extent and support of African American churches' collaboration with government --
The volition to collaborate with government --
Public policy and Black neighborhood decline --
Faith in action for neighborhood redemption --
Partnering with Caesar --
Acquiring resources for neighborhood resurrection --
Complementing collaboration.
Series Title: Morality and society.
Responsibility: Michael Leo Owens.

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As government agencies have encouraged faith-based organizations to help ensure social welfare, many black churches have received grants to provide services to their neighborhoods' poorest residents.  Read more...

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"This exceptional book will be crucial for those of us who study black politics. In this era of strange alliances between the Republican right and black Christian fundamentalists, research that Read more...

 
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