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Redeeming Freedom: Evangelicals and Democracy, Around the World and Across Time

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Further Reading:

Joel Carpenter, "Now What? Revivalist Christianity and Global South Politics," Books & Culture, March/April 2009.

Walter Russell Mead, “Our Geopolitical Moment,” Christianity Today, March 12, 2008.

Peter L. Berger, “Secularization Falsified,” First Things, February 2008.

In the World of Good and Evil,” Economist, September 14, 2006.

Timothy S. Shah, “The Bible and the Ballot Box: Evangelicals and Democracy in the ‘Global South’,” SAIS Review, Summer/Fall 2004.

Peter L. Berger, “The Global Picture,” Journal of Democracy, April 2004.

Robert D. Woodbury and Timothy S. Shah, “The Pioneering Protestants,” Journal of Democracy, April 2004.

Other suggested readings without links:

Balmer, Randall Herbert. 2006. Thy Kingdom Come: How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America, an Evangelical’s Lament. New York: Basic Books.

Brouwer, Steve, Paul Gifford, and Susan D. Rose. 1996. Exporting the American Gospel: Global Christian Fundamentalism. New York: Routledge.

Cromartie, Michael, ed. 2003. A Public Faith: Evangelicals and Civic Engagement. Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield.

Freston, Paul. 2001. Evangelicals and Politics in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press.

Freston, Paul. 2004. “Evangelical Protestantism and Democratization in Contemporary Latin America and Asia.” Democratization. 11 (4): 21-41.

Freston, Paul, ed. 2008. Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Latin America. “Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South” Series, edited by Timothy Samuel Shah. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Goldberg, Michelle. 2006. Kingdom Coming: the Rise of Christian Nationalism. New York: W.W. Norton & Co.

Lumsdaine, David H. 2009. Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia. “Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South” Series, edited by Timothy Samuel Shah. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Ranger, Terence O., ed. 2008. Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa. “Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in the Global South” Series, edited by Timothy Samuel Shah. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Shah, Timothy Samuel. 2009. “For the Sake of Conscience: Some Evangelical Views of the State.” In Sandra F. Joireman, ed., Church, State, and Citizen: Christian Approaches to Political Engagement. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 115-143.