Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia Paperback

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Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia

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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.

Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia by Paul Gifford was published by Cambridge University Press in May 2002. The ISBN for Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia is 9780521520102.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (May 2002)
Number of Pages368
Thickness21 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code3825242
Page last updated 1st March 2018
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