Bush's faith-based social policy is getting quite a bit of media these days. There are many theories and opinions floating around, but Lew Daly's God and the Welfare State is the first detailed study of the theological roots of this policy in the U.S. Tomorrow afternoon at The University of Chicago Divinity School, Daly will discuss how century-old
confessional ideas about the state were transformed into public policy
by a small group of scholars, lawyers, and policymakers who worked closely with George W. Bush from his earliest days as governor of
Texas. Neglected aspects of this lineage, he argues, lead to an
anti-poverty debate that neither opponents nor proponents of Bush's efforts are prepared to have.
The discussion begins at 4:00 pm in Swift Hall, Room 106. Additional information can be found here.