Date added: 1.4.2015
Do you know if you are going to heaven? Shortly after being appointed the first Director of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives--the faith czar--John J. DiIulio Jr. was asked this question. Suddenly DiIulio, a Catholic Democrat who pioneered programs for inner-city children, was acutely aware that he was no longer a private citizen who might have humored the television evangelist standing before him. Now he was, as he recalls in his introduction--responsible for assisting the president in faithfully upholding the Constitution . . . and faithfully acting in the public interest without regard to religious identities. Using his brief tenure in the Bush administration as a springboard, this lively, informative, and entertaining book leaps into the ongoing debate over whether as a nation America is Christian or secular and to what degree church-state separation is compelled by the Constitution. Avoiding political pieties, DiIulio makes an impassioned case for a middle way. Written by a leading political scholar, Godly Republic offers a fast-paced, faith-inspired, and fact-based approach to enhancing Americas civic future for one and all. Godly Republic: A Centrist Blueprint for Americas Faith-Based Future: A Former White House Official Explodes Ten Polarizing Myths about Religion and Government ... in America Today (Wildavsky Forum Series) by John J. DiIulio Jr.