Despite Americans' traditional emphasis on the separation of church and state, both in theory and practice, few are aware of the hundreds of millions of public dollars that flow annually to religiously based nonprofit organizations. Based on a massive nation-wide survey of nearly 800 such groups, Stephen V. Monsma's important study explores the implications of this financial partnership.
Stephen V. Monsma is professor of political science and chair of the Social Science Division at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He is the author of several books on religion and politics, including Positive Neutrality: Letting Religious Freedom Ring.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Nonprofit Organizations in a Pluralistic Society Chapter 4 The Setting: Legal Principles and Public Attitudes Chapter 5 Religious Nonprofit Organizations and Public Money: Patterns Chapter 6 Mixing Sacred and Secular: Tensions and Problems Chapter 7 When Legal Principles Confuse Chapter 8 Positive Neutrality Chapter 9 Appendices Chapter 10 The Questionnaires Chapter 11 The Study Chapter 12 The Religious Practice Scale Chapter 13 Selected Bibiography Chapter 14 Index