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Democracy
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I. Concept and History – II. State and Governmental Forms – III. Presuppositions for Democracy. – IV. Democracy as a Universal Ideal of Life in Society – V. Democracy from a Christian Perspective.

I. Concept and History

“Democracy” designates a particular mode of legitimate political dominion. The literal translation of Gk δημοκρατία/dēmokratía is “…

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Letto-Vanamo, Pia and Herms, Eilert, “Democracy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 14 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_03523>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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