Christianity and Democracy: A Theology for a Just World Order (Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion)

  • Publish Date: 1995-06-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: John W. de Gruchy
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In this important study John de Gruchy examines the past, present and future roles of Christianity in the development of democracy. He traces the relationship from its gestation in early Christendom to its virtual breakdown as democracy becomes the polity of modernity, and focuses on five twentieth-century case studies, including Nazi Germany and South Africa, which demonstrate the revival of the churches as a force in the struggle for democracy. His conclusions point the way to the development of a theology for a just world order.