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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa, Sub-Saharan.

Subjects:

  • Evangelicalism -- Political aspects -- Africa, Sub-Saharan,
  • Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity,
  • Christianity and politics -- Africa, Sub-Saharan

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Terence O. Ranger.
SeriesEvangelical Christianity and democracy in the Global South
ContributionsRanger, T. O.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBR1642.A35 E93 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3415676M
ISBN 100195174771, 0195308026
ISBN 109780195174779, 9780195308020
LC Control Number2005031888

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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa Edited by Terence O. Ranger. What happens when a revivalist religion based on scriptural orthodoxy participates in the volatile politics of the Third World? This volume considers the case of Africa, the region with the world's fastest-expanding population. Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa is one of four volumes in the series Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South, which seeks to answer the question: What happens when a revivalist religion based on scriptural orthodoxy participates in the volatile politics of the Third World?   In recent decades, Christianity has acquired millions of new adherents in Africa, the region with the world's fastest-expanding population. What role has this development of evangelical Christianity played in Africa's democratic history? To what extent do its churches affect its politics? By taking a historical view and focusing specifically on the events of the past . Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa (Evangelical Christianity And Democracy in the Global South) - Kindle edition by Ranger, Terence O.. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa (Evangelical Christianity And 5/5(1).

A Highly Welcome and Important Contribution to the Study of Evangelical Churches in African Politics, "This impressive collection of essays represents a major contribution to the study of Africa's fast-growing Christianity, and to the larger question of the interface of . Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia is one of four volumes in the series Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South and grew from a 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? In recent decades, Christianity has acquired millions of new adherents in Africa, the region with the world's fastest expanding population. What role has this development of evangelical Christianity played in Africa's democratic history? To what extent do its churches affect its politics? Taking a historical view and focusing specifically on the events of the past few years this book . Introduction: Evangelical Christianity and democracy in Africa / Terence O. Ranger --Evangelicals, Muslims, and democracy: with particular reference to the Declaration of Sharia in northern Nigeria / Cyril Imo --Evangelical attitudes toward democracy in Kenya / John Karanja --President Frederick Chiluba and Zambia: Evangelicals and democracy.

  This is the question posed by a four-volume series, Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South, now being published by Oxford. For this huge research project, a team of scholars chose seventeen countries where evangelicals have appeared to make some impact on democratization: Brazil, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Chile, and Peru. In Latin America, evangelical Protestantism poses an increasing challenge to Catholicism's long-established religious hegemony. At the same time, the region is among the most generally democratic outside the West, despite often being labeled as 'underdeveloped.' Scholars disagree whether Latin American Protestantism, as a fast-growing and predominantly lower-class . The fourth will address the broader question of evangelical Christianity and democracy in the global setting. This book considers the case of Asia. The introduction offers a historical overview of evangelicalism in the region, provides a theoretical framework for understanding evangelical impact on the global south, and summarizes the findings. Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America (Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South) | Paul Freston | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books.