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Christianity and Democratisation: From Pious Subjects to Critical Participants

John Anderson

Abstract

This book examines the contribution of different Christian traditions to the waves of democratisation that have swept various parts of the world in recent decades, offering an historical overview of Christianity's engagement with the development of democracy, before focusing in detail on the period since the 1970s. Successive chapters deal with: the Roman Catholic conversion to democracy and the contribution of that church to democratisation; the Eastern Orthodox ‘hesitation’ about democracy; the alleged threat to American democracy posed by the politicisation of conservative Protestantism; an ... More

Keywords: Christian traditions, democratisation, development of democracy, American democracy, politicisation, conservative Protestantism, Pentecostalism, liberal-democracy paradox, absolute truth, political order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780719077388
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719077388.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Anderson, author