Decolonizing Christianity Hardback

Religion and the End of Empire in France and Algeria

by Darcie Fontaine;

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Decolonizing Christianity

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Decolonizing Christianity traces the dramatic transformation of Christianity from its position as the moral foundation of European imperialism to its role as a radical voice of political and social change in the era of decolonization. As Christians renegotiated their place in the emerging Third World, they confronted the consequences of racism and violence that Christianity had reinforced in European colonies. This book tells the story of Christians in Algeria who undertook a mission to 'decolonize the Church' and ensure the future of Christianity in postcolonial Algeria. But it also recovers the personal aspects of decolonization, as many of these Christians were arrested and tortured by the French for their support of Algerian independence. The consequences of these actions were immense, as the theological and social engagement of Christians in Algeria then influenced the groundbreaking reforms developing within global Christianity in the 1960s.

Decolonizing Christianity by Darcie Fontaine was published by Cambridge University Press in June 2016. The ISBN for Decolonizing Christianity is 9781107118171.

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Details for Decolonizing Christianity

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (June 2016)
Number of Pages252
Thickness20 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4451908
Page last updated 7th June 2018
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