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The Christian State: The State, Democracy, and Christianity
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The Christian State: The State, Democracy, and Christianity


Griffith & Rowland 1909

Runs on Windows, Mac and mobile.


This in-depth book examines the relationships between three elements of the modern world: the state, democracy, and Christianity. Battan first addresses the ideas of the state and democracy in detail. He then describes how Christianity relates to the state, how it can address modern problems, and what a Christian society should be like.

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Save more when you purchase this book as part of the Samuel Zane Batten Collection.

Key Features

  • Presents arguments for Christianity as an agent of social change
  • Includes plans and programs for a Christian society
  • Examines the relationships between the state, democracy, and Christianity

Praise for the Print Edition

[A] noble volume which will afford both stimulus and guidance to readers who desire ‘the progress and perfection of the human race.’ Doctor Batten deals in a masterly fashion with his comprehensive threefold theme.

The Standard

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About Samuel Zane Batten

Samuel Zane Batten (1859–1925) was a Baptist minister who preached against social evils and advocated Christian democracy. He founded the Commission on Social Service of the American Baptist Association and was a member of the Brotherhood of the Kingdom, a group founded by fellow Social Gospel advocate Walter Rauschenbusch.