The Resource Christianity and politics in Doe's Liberia, Paul Gifford

Christianity and politics in Doe's Liberia, Paul Gifford

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Christianity and politics in Doe's Liberia
Title
Christianity and politics in Doe's Liberia
Statement of responsibility
Paul Gifford
Title variation
Christianity & Politics in Doe's Liberia
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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
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UkCbUP
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1944-
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Gifford, Paul
Dewey number
261.7/096662/09048
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1463.L7
LC item number
G54 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge studies in ideology and religion
Series volume
2
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  • Christianity
  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
Label
Christianity and politics in Doe's Liberia, Paul Gifford
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511520525
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 349 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511520525
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511520525
Label
Christianity and politics in Doe's Liberia, Paul Gifford
Link
https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511520525
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 349 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511520525
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(UkCbUP)CR9780511520525

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