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The Challenge of Pluralism: Church and State in Five Democracies (Religious Forces in the Modern World Series) [Paperback]

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Item description for The Challenge of Pluralism: Church and State in Five Democracies (Religious Forces in the Modern World Series) by Stephen V. Monsma, Christopher J. Soper & J. Christopher Soper...

This important study compares and evaluates the nature of church-state relations in the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, Germany, and England. The authors conclude that the American conception of church-state separation, with its traditional emphasis on avoiding government establishment of religion, actually discriminates against religious groups by denying religious organizations, particularly schools, access to government services provided to other organizations. The authors persuasively argue that the U.S. can learn a great deal from these other nations in promoting religious neutrality and the free exercise of religion. A book in the series Religious Forces in the Modern Political World, edited by Allen D. Hertzke.

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Studio: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Pages   240
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.88" Width: 5.77" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.79 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 23, 1997
Publisher   Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Edition  New  
ISBN  0847685691  
ISBN13  9780847685691  

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More About Stephen V. Monsma, Christopher J. Soper & J. Christopher Soper

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Stephen V. Monsma (PhD, Michigan State University) is a senior research fellow at the Paul B. Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and professor emeritus of political science at Pepperdine University. He is also a fellow at the Center for Public Justice. He served in the Michigan House of Representatives and Senate from 1974-1982, after which he worked with the Michigan Natural Resources Commission and the Michigan Department of Social Services. Monsma is the author or coauthor of numerous books including Pluralism and Freedom: Faith-Based Organizations in a Democratic Society. Stanley W. Carlson-Thies (PhD, University of Toronto) is director of the Institutional Religious Freedom Alliance, a division of the Center for Public Justice (CPJ), in Washington, DC. He is a senior fellow at CPJ and at the Canadian think tank Cardus. He convenes the Coalition to Preserve Religious Freedom, a multifaith alliance that advocates for the religious freedom of faith-based organizations to Congress and the federal government. Carlson-Thies served with George W. Bush's White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and served on a task force of President Obama's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Christianity Today. He has coauthored several books including The Freedom of Faith-Based Organizations to Staff on a Religious Basis.

Stephen V. Monsma was born in 1936.

Stephen V. Monsma has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Religious Forces in the Modern Political World

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great book  May 4, 2000
this was a required text in a college political science class. the book gave concise examples of concepts and read easily. plus, dr. hertzke was one of the book's editors.
Transcending liberalist ideology: the church-state case  Dec 16, 1999
I give this book more exactly 4,5 stars. I am glad I acquired the book and included it in my personal library of political science. The authors build on a solid framework of different church-state regimes. They analyse neither too many nor two few countries. However, extension by others to cover more countries would be welcome. One can also ask if a similar approach could not be used for studying relations of the state to other organisations than churches. In all cases, the hypothesis is that explicit separation of the state from certain values leads to implicit support to those who are the strongest in pushing the values of their own.

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