• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia - Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion 2 (Hardback)
  • Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia - Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion 2 (Hardback)
zoom

Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia - Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion 2 (Hardback)

(author)
£108.00
Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 08/04/1993
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
This study examines the role of Christianity in Liberia under the corrupt rule of Samuel K. Doe (1980-90). Paul Gifford illustrates the relationship between mainline, evangelical, new Pentecostal and independent churches, and notes the strengths and weaknesses of each. He shows that, in general, Liberian Christianity - far from being a force for justice and human advancement - diverted attention from the causes of Liberia's ills, left change to God's miraculous intervention, encouraged obedience and acceptance of the status quo, and thus served to entrench Doe's power. In so doing, this Christianity, devised in the USA and promoted largely by American missionaries, helped to further the regional economic and political objectives of the US government which was committed to supporting Doe. The Lberian example is used to illustrate the difference between the kinds of Christianity to be found in Africa and in Latin America.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521420297
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 620 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"...a must for all interested in African Christianty and politics and their interplay wth American Christianity and politics. Not only is this a representative case study but also a very wide-ranging one....To Paul Gifford and Cambridge University Press, a thousand thanks." Jan H. Boer, Calvin Theological Journal
"...a chilling but vivid analysis of the role of the Christian church in Liberia....Overall this is an absorbing book, based on personal experience and a wide range of sources. It is, also, to say the least, contentious, particularly with regard to the strictures on American evangelists, past and present. Undoubtedly, this book is certainly bound to generate spirited debate in some circles." Felix K. Ekechi, African Studies Review
"...a welcome addition to the literature on Liberia." D. Elwood Dunn, Journal of Church and State
"It is well written, clearly argued, and provides a very useful case study of African Christianity since the Pentecostal explosion." - American Historical Review

You may also be interested in...

Confessions of a Sinner
Added to basket
Paul: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Meeting God in Paul
Added to basket
The Reason for God
Added to basket
Simply Christian
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
When God Whispers Your Name
Added to basket
Augustine: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Every Good Endeavour
Added to basket
Life of St Columba
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback
Papers and Journals
Added to basket
Anselm of Canterbury: The Major Works
Added to basket
Early Christian Writings
Added to basket
Embraced By The Light
Added to basket
The Confessions
Added to basket
The Living Thoughts Of Kierkegaard
Added to basket
The Screwtape Letters
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.