Religion and the Rise of Democracy

Religion and the Rise of Democracy

Graham Maddox


In an immense unique learn, Graham Maddox analyses the position of faith within the improvement of democracy from the tribes of historical Israel to the current day. The ebook contrasts Athenian direct democracy with the outdated testomony monarchy during which the idea that of spiritual competition - very important to fashionable democracy - arose. Maddox then develops his dialogue of the connection among faith and democracy via early christianity to the Reformation and Calvinism, finishing with a bankruptcy on glossy democracy. Maddox's contentious thesis about the improvement of democracy is actually interdisciplinary drawing on political technological know-how, non secular background and theology.

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