The Orthodox Church and Democracy: Can They Coexist?

Here’s a review I wrote of Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine (2017) for the journal Occasional Papers on Religion and Eastern Europe.

“Western Christians committed to the ideal of liberal democracy, like the author of this review, are often prone to wondering whether the representatives of Orthodoxy we encounter are liberal interlocutors who share our commitment to democratic principles even when offering critique, or illiberal adversaries of democracy who would replace democratic regimes, if they could, with some alternative they believe better. Reading the book with this question in mind, one discovers a number of interesting and insightful essays.”

Download the entire review here



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