Publisher description for Evangelical Christianity and democracy in Asia / edited by David Halloran Lumsdaine.


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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 ballot
box, 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 the
world over, this series offers an unusual comparative perspective on a critical issue: the often combustible interaction of resurgent religion and the developing world's unstable politics. Three of the volumes focus on particular regions (Africa, Latin America, and Asia). The fourth will address the
broader question of evangelical Christianity and democracy in the global setting. The present volume considers the case of Asia.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Evangelicalism -- Political aspects -- Asia.
Democracy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Christianity and politics -- Asia.