Religion and Democracy
Tocqueville religiosity was an important feature of his theory about the way democracy works. Religion is obviously present in his observations of Americans – how could they not be included when it is such an important factor to society today. Tocqueville saw the two institutional forces, religion and democracy, as being linked through more than just associations; he viewed them as if one could not work properly without the other one coming into play.
Tocqueville believed that American democracy was providential; he thought that there was an intimate connection between social equality and Christian equality since Christianity had proclaimed the color and creed. It was insisted that the last shall be first; and he lamented that, in France, religion was not on the side of equality but on the side of order and hierarchy. Religion is thus vitally beneficial, but not only because it equalizes. It also places crucial checks on equality’s equalizing tendencies on society. Tocqueville felt religion’s emphasis on the afterlife. God guarantees the authority of morals (goodness comes from God), and, more generally, religion leads men away from the narcissism and materialism endemic to non-aristocratic societies.
Specifically in the context that was viewed, many interesting topics were assessed. According to doctor Thiemann his answer to the question “Is it unhealthy for society” he responded Of course not this field some kind of divineness and some form of operation. They should not banish religion they should provide a more holistic approach so, it can be taught with a better understanding.
Tocqueville believes that women will never be considered the equal of men. Tocqueville wanted to analyze political order and determine its strengths and dangers so that governments could be formed to reinforce democracy's strengths while counteracting its weaknesses. America at this time portrayed the women as masculine; though this is true they...