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*Kindle ⇺ Religion Returns to the Public Square: Faith and Policy in America ↟ Despite talk of a naked public square, religion has never really lost its place in American public life As the twenty first century opened, it was re emerging in unexpected and paradoxical ways Religious institutions were considered for expanded roles in welfare and education, at the same time that the limits of religious pluralism as, for example, in the relation of Islam to American values became a question of urgent public concern Religion Returns to the Public Square Faith and Policy in America explores how and why religion has to be mixed up with American politics Uncovering philosophical, historical, legal, and social roots of this relationship, these essays go beyond hot button issues to reflect on the current interactions and future possibilities of religion and politics in AmericaTable of ContentsPart I The Big Picture An Introduction to Religion and Public Policy Hugh Heclo Two Concepts of Secularism Wilfred M McClay The Religious Conscience and the State in American Constitutional Law, Charles J Reid, Jr What is a Public Religion Jose CasanovaPart II Religion in Political Action Faith and Morals Religion in American Democracy Wilson Carey McWilliams Faith in Politics A James Reichley Mainstream Protestantism, Conservative Religion, and Civil Society D G HartPart III Policy Applications American Catholicism, Catholic Charities USA and Welfare Reform John A Coleman, SJ Charitable Choice Bringing Religion Back into American Welfare Stanley W Carlson Thies Public Education Changes Partners Charles Glenn With God on Their Side Religion and American Foreign Policy William Martin