Christianity and democracy

Head of Research Group: Tamás Nyirkos Members: Ádám Darabos, András Jancsó

Our research explores Christianity’s role in shaping European politics. The most obvious influence is through Christian Democracy as a set of principles and values, moreover those practices and institutions that had been founded in Europe during the Christian Middle Ages. A study of these principles, values, practices and institutions  contribute to the rediscovery of the Christian origins of modern Europe  providing a more solid ground for maintaining the Christian political tradition in both theory and practice.


Richard Neuhaus’ The Naked Public Square famously complained in the 1980s that modern secularized politics, a strict separation of church and state tended to eliminate religious and moral values from public discourse.