"While this book is an academic treatment of faith-based initiatives, it is also accessible to non-academic readers and it will appeal to those interested in faith-based initiatives specifically or in social movements and symbolic policy development more generally. It would be a useful text for an undergraduate social movement class or as a case study in a graduate course on religious social movements and their interaction with the state."--Sociology of Religion
"This is an impressive book...Sager's study holds timely lessons for policymakers...[A] substantial contribution to our understanding of faith-based initiatives and contemporary church-state relations in the United States."--Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion
About the Author
Rebecca Sager is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Loyola Marymount University.