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By Robert P. Kraynak

ISBN-10: 0268022658

ISBN-13: 9780268022655

ISBN-10: 0268022666

ISBN-13: 9780268022662

Do Christianity and sleek liberal democracy percentage a typical ethical imaginative and prescient, or are they antagonistic or even antagonistic to one another? In Christian religion and smooth Democracy, Robert Kraynak demanding situations the widely approved view that Christianity is inherently suitable with glossy democratic society. opposite to standard knowledge, Kraynak argues that there's no worthy connection among Christianity and any type of govt and that, in lots of vital respects, Christianity is weakened by way of its shut alliance with modern models of democracy and human rights. /// Christian religion and glossy Democracy used to be written, partially, to persuade secular intellectuals that sleek democracy wishes God. however it was once additionally written in line with the hot consensus approximately politics that has emerged between Christian believers. just about all church buildings and theologians now imagine that the shape of presidency so much appropriate with Christianity is democracy and that the old competition of the Christian culture to democracy and to numerous varieties of liberalism used to be a mistake. What brought on Christians to alter their view of political authority and to include liberal democracy? have been they clever to alter their view? /// This provocative ebook makes an attempt to respond to those questions by way of reexamining the connection among democracy and Christianity in the course of the lens of St. Augustine’s contrast among the town of God and the earthly urban, utilized to the stipulations of the fashionable age. Kraynak argues that St. Augustine’s educating offers the foundation for a Christian concept of constitutional executive and allows a number of valid kinds of executive, together with constitutional democracy. but, not like modern Christian doctrines, it does so with no embracing the subversive premises of liberalism that experience threatened to show the Christian religion into little greater than a replicate photo of the fashionable international. /// guaranteed to spark controversy between secular intellectuals and Christian believers alike, this insightful quantity is a phenomenal paintings of political philosophy with an organization starting place in theology.

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