Cristian Romocea is a Senior Bible Advocate and Head of IBAC at British and Foreign Bible Society. Cristian has a background in public theology and international relations.
We have some exciting news to share! Our first research publication entitled Democracy, Conflict and the Bible: Reflections on the role of the Bible in International Affairs is now available to be purchased and shipped worldwide via the Bible Society online shop.
The Bible has often been used as a force for good in the extension of democracy around the world. In both the media and in academia, democracy has been seen as the ultimate political accomplishment, credited for ending repression, realising freedom and achieving global peace. What is not so much discussed however are its origins and how the concept evolved to global prominence.
This publication aims to fill this gap by highlighting the contribution of the Bible to democracy and peacebuilding, not only by tracing its origin, but also by referring to accounts from recent history. Democracy, on the surface, is not a biblical term or concept you find in the Christian Scriptures. The question, therefore, is: how did the Bible contribute to the birth and development of democracy?
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