APA 6th Edition Baloban, S. (1994). Pitanje demokracije u socijalnim dokumentima Crkve. Politička misao, 31 (4), 31-38. Preuzeto s https://hrcak.srce.hr/110486
MLA 8th Edition Baloban, Stjepan. "Pitanje demokracije u socijalnim dokumentima Crkve." Politička misao, vol. 31, br. 4, 1994, str. 31-38. https://hrcak.srce.hr/110486. Citirano 16.12.2019.
Chicago 17th Edition Baloban, Stjepan. "Pitanje demokracije u socijalnim dokumentima Crkve." Politička misao 31, br. 4 (1994): 31-38. https://hrcak.srce.hr/110486
Harvard Baloban, S. (1994). 'Pitanje demokracije u socijalnim dokumentima Crkve', Politička misao, 31(4), str. 31-38. Preuzeto s: https://hrcak.srce.hr/110486 (Datum pristupa: 16.12.2019.)
Vancouver Baloban S. Pitanje demokracije u socijalnim dokumentima Crkve. Politička misao [Internet]. 1994 [pristupljeno 16.12.2019.];31(4):31-38. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/110486
IEEE S. Baloban, "Pitanje demokracije u socijalnim dokumentima Crkve", Politička misao, vol.31, br. 4, str. 31-38, 1994. [Online]. Dostupno na: https://hrcak.srce.hr/110486. [Citirano: 16.12.2019.]
Sažetak The author outlines a historical review of the Church's attitude towards democracy. The initial stance, as formulated by pope Leo XIII at the end of the 19th century was based on the equidistance of the Church from various political regimes, on condition they respect individual rights, family and the Church. The term Christian democracy primarily denoted a drift within the ranks of the clergy whose goal was helping people and proselytizing under the new circumstances. Further confluence by the Church and democracy occured during the papacy of pope Pio XII who emphasized the importance of the political involvement of a free and responsible individual in a democracy and who endorsed a concept of the people opposed to anonymus masses. The complete acceptance of democracy by the Church ocurred during the II Vatican Council (1962-1965) when it gave its blessing to the involvement of Christian laity in the roles of religious and political activists. The latest convergence of the Church and democracy was embodied in the encyclical Centesimus annus by John Paul II (1991) in which the demise of communism is attributed to the lack of democracy and in which democracy is singled out as the best form of government.