Thursday, March 6, 2014

Was Democracy an Accidental Result of World Missions?

What were the results of missions around the world?

According to American sociologist Robert Woodberry, “Areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are on average more economically deve
loped today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and more robust membership in nongovernmental associations.”

Now, would you believe that Robert Woodberry was dismissed for this thesis, that he was denied tenure at the University of Texas at Austin?

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