Missionary movements and the spread of democracy

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Robert Woodbury demonstrates the direct link between Evangelical missionary movements and the rise and spread of stable democracy around the world.

His research on nineteen century issionary movements show they were a crucial catalyst initiating the development and spread of religious liberty, mass education, mass printing, newspapers, voluntary organizations, and colonial reforms, thereby creating the conditions that made stable democracy more likely in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania.

Some great insights on how the fruit of the gospel is social transformation. Abandon the gospel and make social transformation the mission and you’ll lose both the gospel and social transformation.