Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda Hardback

by Timothy Longman;

0Stock available


Free UK delivery when you spend £10 or more

Price and Purchase

Offer price: £88.94 Free UK Delivery
Go to Basket We accept VISA, Mastercard, Paypal and Buy Now Pay Later

If you're buying for a church, school or business, why not Buy Now Pay Later?

Find Out More

Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda

Full Product Description

Although Rwanda is among the most Christian countries in Africa, in the 1994 genocide, church buildings became the primary killing grounds. To explain why so many Christians participated in the violence, this book looks at the history of Christian engagement in Rwanda and then turns to a rich body of original national- and local-level research to argue that Rwanda's churches have consistently allied themselves with the state and played ethnic politics. Comparing two local Presbyterian parishes in Kibuye before the genocide demonstrates that progressive forces were seeking to democratize the churches. Just as Hutu politicians used the genocide of Tutsi to assert political power and crush democratic reform, church leaders supported the genocide to secure their own power. The fact that Christianity inspired some Rwandans to oppose the genocide demonstrates that opposition by the churches was possible and might have hindered the violence.

Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda by Timothy Longman was published by Cambridge University Press in September 2009. The ISBN for Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda is 9780521191395.

Reviews of Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda

Customer reviews and testimonials Write a review

Product Q&A

Got a question? No problem! Just click here to ask us about Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda.


Details for Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (September 2009)
Number of Pages372
Thickness29 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4493679
Eden is an accredited Living Wage employer