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Description - Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia by Paul Gifford

This study examines the role of Christianity in Liberia under the corrupt regime of Samuel K. Doe (1980-1990). Paul Gifford shows that, in general, Liberian Christianity--far from being a force for justice and human advancement--diverted attention from the cause 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. This Christianity, devised in and controlled from the United States, thus furthered regional American economic and political objectives, which were designed to support Doe's rule.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521520102
ISBN-10: 052152010X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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