Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Christianity and Democracy by John W. De Gruchy

The need for global democratisation is now widely recognised, but there is considerable debate about what this means and how it can be achieved. In this important study John de Gruchy examines the historic and contemporary roles of Christianity in the development of democracy. He traces the gestation of modern democracy in medieval Christendom, and then describes the virtual breakdown of the relationship as democracy becomes the polity of modernity. Five twentieth-century case studies - the USA, Nicaragua, sub-Saharan Africa, Germany and South Africa - demonstrate the extent to which ecumenical Christianity has begun to reconnect with democracy and act as its contemporary midwife. De Gruchy argues that democracy needs to rediscover its spiritual heritage, while Christianity needs to develop a theology adequate for its participation in the realisation of a just democratic world order.

Buy Christianity and Democracy by John W. De Gruchy from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780521458412
ISBN-10: 0521458412
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Christianity and Democracy by John W. De Gruchy

Book Reviews - Christianity and Democracy by John W. De Gruchy

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Christianity and Democracy book by John W. De Gruchy and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review

Books By John W. De Gruchy

Christianity, Art and Transformation by John W. De Gruchy
Paperback, November 2008
Bonhoeffer and South Africa by John W. De Gruchy
Paperback, January 1984