Concept

Christian democracy

Summary
Christian democracy is a political ideology inspired by Christian social teaching to respond to the challenges of contemporary society and politics. Chief amongst these challenges was reconciling Catholicism with democracy, answering the "social question" surrounding capitalism and the working class, and resolving the tensions between church and state. Christian democrats led postwar Western Europe, building the welfare states and constructing the European Union. Historically it has been a predominantly Catholic movement, and so it has drawn from Catholic social teaching, especially that of Neo-Scholasticism. However it has also drawn from Protestant traditions, such as the Reformed tradition of Neo-Calvinism, alongside Lutheran, Pentecostal, and other denominational traditions of Christianity in various parts of the world. On the European left-right political spectrum Christian democracy has been difficult to pinpoint as Christian democrats rejected liberal economics and individuali
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