Is Christian Religious Conservatism Compatible with the Liberal Social Welfare State?
Authors: Belcher, John R.; Fandetti, Donald; Cole, Danny
Source: Social Work, Volume 49, Number 2, April 2004 , pp. 269-276(8)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Abstract:This article examines the rise of Christian religious conservatism and explores whether the theological views of the conservative Christian movement are compatible with the liberal social welfare state. The authors conclude that the driving force behind social change should remain with the state, even though faith-based initiatives can provide some basic supports that the social welfare state can use.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 2004
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