The Concept of Multicultural Democracy: A Preliminary Christian-Philosophical Appraisal

Philosophia Reformata, Vol. 71, pp. 145-153, 2006

9 Pages Posted: 20 Feb 2010

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This article consists of four sections. I will begin by setting out the concept of multicultural democracy, as advocated by the UNDP, in general. Next, I will specifically deal with the topic of church and state, which is both at the heart of this concept and traditionally of particular interest to Christian Philosophy. Section three looks at the Reformed contribution to the topic of church and state in religiously plural societies in the past. Finally, section four raises the question how the notion of pluriform democracy, as developed by Reformed thinkers and put into practice in the Netherlands during the better part of the twentieth century, relates to the concept of multicultural democracy.

Suggested Citation

ten Napel, Hans-Martien, The Concept of Multicultural Democracy: A Preliminary Christian-Philosophical Appraisal (2006). Philosophia Reformata, Vol. 71, pp. 145-153, 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1556290

Hans-Martien Ten Napel (Contact Author)

Leiden Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

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