Preferential Option

A Christian and Neoliberal Strategy for Latin America's Poor

By Amy L. Sherman

Preferential Option

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  • ISBN: 9781606080283
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 9/8/2008
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

Preferential Option

A Christian and Neoliberal Strategy for Latin America's Poor

By Amy L. Sherman

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781606080283
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 9/8/2008
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This is an unusually clear and articulate defense of a development model Latin America based on the free market. It convincingly shows that anyone taking seriously the so-called option for the poor must go in this direction. The author's firm religious commitment adds to the value of the book."
-- Peter L. Berger, Boston University

"After the collapse of the socialist model . . . the poor of the world look expectantly for a sounder path to a better future. Amy Sherman is one of the bright young thinkers of the new generation who are propounding a new strategy, both profoundly Christian and empirically based on models that have actually worked quite rapidly to improve the condition of the poor. Her vision is remarkably ecumenical and takes into account very different international settings."
-- Michael Novak, American Enterprise Institute

"At a time when political and economic foundations are shaking throughout much of the world, the clear argument of this book needs to be considered very carefully. . . . In constructing her own proposals for Christian development efforts in Latin America, Amy Sherman presents a remarkably comprehensive argument that is at once both cautious and optimistic, both realistic and forward looking."
-- James W. Skillen, Association for Public Justice

"A stimulating study that harness the best insights of development thinking and delineates the case for a market-friendly strategy for holistic development in Latin America. This book puts forth a clarion call for all Christians to act."
--Ted Yamamori, Food for the Hungry International

Contributors-

Amy L. Sherman

Bio(s)-

Amy L. Sherman is a Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute for Policy Research, where she directs the Center on Faith in Communities. Named by Christianity Today in 2012 as one of the fifty most influential Evangelical women in America, Sherman is the author of six books and over eighty articles in a variety of Christian and secular periodicals including First Things, Books & Culture, The Public Interest, The Christian Century, Philanthropy magazine, Prism, and Christianity Today. Sherman's most recent book, Kingdom Calling: Vocational Stewardship for the Common Good seeks to help marketplace Christians live missionally, advancing foretastes of the Kingdom of God through the strategic deployment of their vocational power. It was recently awarded "Book of the Year" status in the Christian living category by Christianity Today. Sherman is the founder and former Executive Director of Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries (CALM), an Evangelical nonprofit assisting low-income, inner-city families. She also serves as a Senior Fellow for the International Justice Mission, a Christian human rights agency. She is a long-time member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, VA. Her life verse is Micah 6:8 ("He has shown you, O Man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God"). Her undergraduate degree is from Messiah College (1987) and her MA and PhD are from the University of Virginia (1991, 1994).

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