By David Halloran Lumsdaine
Even if a minority of the Asian inhabitants, Protestants in Asia are a fast-growing team. What are the political implications of this evangelical Christianity? every now and then, faith has enabled terrible and marginalized humans to realize better prosperity, self-confidence and civic abilities, and extra open-minded and democratic societies. yet does faith have the type of cultural foreign money had to generate political adjustments in governments corresponding to China's? Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia offers six case stories on China, Western India, Northeast India, Indonesia, South Korea, and the Philippines. The participants, typically more youthful students established in Asia, convey first hand-knowledge to their chapters. the result's a groundbreaking paintings, critical to every body excited by the way forward for the region.
Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia is one in every of 4 volumes within the sequence Evangelical Christianity and Democracy within the international South and grew from a Pew-funded examine that sought to reply to the query: What occurs whilst a revivalist faith according to scriptural orthodoxy participates within the unstable politics of the 3rd international? At a time while the global-political impression of one other revivalist and scriptural faith - Islam - fuels debate, those volumes provide an strange comparative perspective.