David P. Gushee

And Yet, Democracy Remains an Achievement Worth Defending

From “Defending Democracy from its Christian Enemies” by David P. Gushee Many of the problems classically associated with democracy are not exclusive to democracy. They are basic problems of political order, exacerbated by what traditional Christian theology calls fallen (sinful) human nature. They must be addressed by any political system as it seeks to organize […]

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Christianity and Democracy: A Fraught History

From “Defending Democracy from its Christian Enemies” by David P. Gushee The peculiar development of the relationship between religion and politics in Europe and lands colonized by Europeans has added a dimension of Christian antidemocratic critique that in some cases continues today and must still be addressed. Democracy at its early modern origins reflected an

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