Compassionate Conservatism

Compassionate Conservatism

Streaming Audiobook - 2011
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Compassionate conservatism is a new political force in the land, sweeping the grassroots of people of all faiths, races, and ethnicities. In its parts it offers solutions to many of our most intractable problems; in its whole it is nothing less than an innovative philosophy of government. No author is more qualified to explain its power and promise than Marvin Olasky, described by the New York Times as ?the godfather of compassionate conservatism.? Compassionate conservatism offers a new paradigm for how the government can and should intervene in the economy. It begins with a long-lost premise about human behavior: economics, by itself, is not what changes lives. Only faith, and deeply held beliefs, can do that. For decades government has focused only on material well-being, ignoring the passions and convictions that make life worth living. What is conservative about the new movement is that its leaders also know that government cannot instill these beliefs. What it can do is help them flourish. It can give aid, inspiration, and direction to America's natural ?armies of compassion? that have been a hallmark of our history since the founding. Compassionate conservatism offers a way to transcend the root problems that currently oppress too many deserving Americans. It offers a unique vision of the triangular relationship between the state, our many churches, and our tens of thousands of charities. It is a true reinvention of welfare, a wholesale revolution in the welfare state, and a redefinition of the social safety net. In Compassionate Conservatism, Marvin Olasky takes us on a road trip with his son, Daniel, across the country, showing exactly how the new movement is unfolding. Along the way, he offers a set of principles, and a brief tour through history to show that these are not so much radically new ideas as rediscoveries of long-lost wisdom. Read this book for a blueprint of the future of politics and welfare in America.
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781441784469
1441784462
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 34 min.)) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Riggenbach, Jeff
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Restrictions on Access: Digital content provided by hoopla.

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Jan 05, 2015

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvin_Olasky#Controversy . . . “Michelle Goldberg, author of the book Kingdom Coming: The Rise of Christian Nationalism, places Olasky in a crucial role in the Christian reconstructionism and dominionism movements, saying "I’m not sure whether he actually identifies himself as a Christian reconstructionist, but he’s very close to Christian reconstructionism." Olasky has described himself as a Christian who believes in God's sovereignty and man's liberty.” . . . . and more of the author at his best: . . . . http://www.rightwingwatch.org/category/people/marvin-olasky

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