Evangelical Christianity And Democracy In Africa by Terence O. RangerEvangelical Christianity And Democracy In Africa by Terence O. Ranger

Evangelical Christianity And Democracy In Africa

EditorTerence O. Ranger

Paperback | February 29, 2008

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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 ballotbox, 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 theworld 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 expandingpopulation.
Terence O. Ranger is at St. Antony's College, Oxford (Emeritus).
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Title:Evangelical Christianity And Democracy In AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:February 29, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195308026

ISBN - 13:9780195308020

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"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 religion and democracy. It deserves a wide audience." --Philip Jenkins, author of The New Faces of Christianity: Believingthe Bible in the Global South