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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia

David Halloran Lumsdaine

Abstract

This book, along with three other volumes, seeks 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, these volumes offer an unusual comparativ ... More

Keywords: revivalist religion, scriptural orthodoxy, Third World, Islam, Asia, evangelicalism, China, Western India, Northeast India, Indonesia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195308242
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308242.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Halloran Lumsdaine, editor
Oxford Centre for Mission Studies