Christianity and Democratisation: From Pious Subjects to by John Anderson

By John Anderson

This booklet examines the contribution of alternative Christian traditions to the waves of democratisation that experience swept a variety of elements of the realm in fresh many years. It bargains a historic review of Christianity's engagement with the advance of democracy, sooner than focusing intimately at the interval because the Nineteen Seventies. Successive chapters take care of: the Roman Catholic conversion to democracy and the contribution of that church to democratisation; the jap Orthodox 'hesitation' approximately democracy; the alleged probability to American democracy posed by way of the politicisation of conservative Protestantism; and the most likely impression on democratic improvement of the worldwide enlargement of Pentecostalism.

The writer attracts out numerous universal topics from the research of those case stories, an important of that's the 'liberal-democracy paradox'. This guarantees that there'll constantly be tensions among faiths that proclaim a few thought of absolute fact and political orders which are rooted within the suggestion of compromise, negotiation and bargaining.

Written in an obtainable sort, this publication will entice scholars of politics, sociology and faith, and end up helpful on more than a few complex undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

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