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September 26, 2018

WATCH: Providence’s “Is Christianity Compatible with Liberal Democracy?” Panel Discussion

Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy, a project of the Institute on Religion & Democracy and the Philos Project, hosted a panel discussion “Is Christianity Compatible with Liberal Democracy” at Capitol Hill Baptist Church on Tuesday, September 25.

The latest issue of Providence responds to growing despair about democracy’s future. Author Patrick Deneen’s new book Why Liberalism Failed asserts American democracy was doomed from the start. Speaking as Christians in defense of democracy, from an Augustinian perspective, are Paul Miller of Georgetown University, Jennifer Marshall of Heritage Foundation, and Jonathan Leeman of 9 Marks. Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion and Democracy, moderated the event.

One Response to WATCH: Providence’s “Is Christianity Compatible with Liberal Democracy?” Panel Discussion

  1. David says:

    It is a shame that the audio quality of this recording is so poor as it is an interesting topic.

    The only form of government to come out of the Judaeo-Christian tradition was divine right monarchy. Contrary to what some would like to believe, our laws and government come from pagan Greece and Rome, and not from the Bible.

    Liberal democracy has produced the world’s highest standard of living for its citizens. It has also allowed people to practice the religion of their choice and generally live without fear for the political opinions they might have. Of course, this does not mean democracies are free of major debates over policies. If American democracy was “doomed from the start,” while has it lasted longer than nearly all other governments?

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