World Religions and Democracy

Author
Diamond, Larry, Marc F. Plattner, and Philip J. Costopoulos
Publisher
The Johns Hopkins University Press
Year
2005
Language
English
Keywords
Call Number
BL65.P7 W67 2005
ISBN
0-8018-8080-7
Reference Only
Off
Number of Pages
262
Library of Congress Subject Heading
Religion and politics
Library of Congress Subject Heading 2
Democracy -- Religious aspects
Abstract

Can religion be compatible with liberal democracy? World Religions and Democracy brings together insights from renowned scholars and world leaders in a provocative and timely discussion of religions' role in the success or failure of democracy....

...The third part addresses democracy in relationship to Judaism and the three branches of Christianity‚ÄĒCatholicism, Protestantism, and Eastern Orthodoxy. Sociologist Peter Berger offers a global perspective of Christianity and democracy.

The volume's final section discusses what is perhaps the most challenging example of the struggling relationship between religion and democracy today: Islam and the governments of the Muslim nations. Abdou Filali-Ansary, Bernard Lewis, and others present a comprehensive exploration of Muslim thought and faith in an increasingly secular, modern world. It is in this volatile political and religious climate that solutions are most urgently needed but also most elusive.

Contributors: Alfred Stepan, Hahm Chaibong, Francis Fukuyama, Pratap Mehta, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi, Hillel Fradkin, Daniel Philpott, Tim Shah, Robert Woodberry, Elizabeth Prodromou, Peter Berger, Abdou Filali-Ansary, Bernard Lewis, Robin Wright, Abdelwahab El-Affendi, Radwan A. Masmoudi, Laith Kubba, Ladan Boroumand, Roya Boroumand.