Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa
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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

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This is one of four projected volumes to emerge from a massive, Pew-funded study that sought to answer the question: What happens when a revivalist religion based on scriptural orthodoxy participates in the volatile politics of the Third World? Is the result a democratic politics of the ballot box, or is it more like an authoritarian politics of command from on high? Does the evangelical faith of the Bible hinder or promote a politics of the ballot box? At a time when the global-political impact of another revivalist and scriptural religion, Islam, fuels vexed debate among analysts the world over, these volumes offer an unusual comparative perspective on a critical issue: the often combustible interaction of resurgent religion and the developing world's unstable politics.The present volume considers the case of Africa, the region with the world's fastest expanding population.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0195308026
  • 9780195308020
  • 968,154

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a highly welcome and important contribution to the study of evangelical churches in African politics * Didier Peclard, Journal of African History *show more

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