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Christianity and politics in Doe"s Liberia

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Liberia.,
  • Liberia
    • Subjects:
    • Christianity -- Liberia.,
    • Church and state -- Liberia -- History -- 20th century.,
    • Christianity and politics -- History -- 20th century.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementPaul Gifford.
      SeriesCambridge studies in ideology and religion
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsBR1463.L7 G54 1993
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxvi, 349 p. :
      Number of Pages349
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1713646M
      ISBN 100521420296
      LC Control Number92015834

        Paul Gifford, documenting Father Hickey’s ordeal in his book, “Christianity and Politics in Doe’s Liberia”, wrote: “He(Father Hickey) was never told what offence he had committed. His archbishop could not leave him alone after his arrest, in case he ‘disappeared’.


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This study examines the role of Christianity in Liberia under the corrupt regime of Samuel K. Doe (). 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.

This study examines the role of Christianity in Liberia under the corrupt rule of Samuel K. Doe (–90). Paul Gifford illustrates the relationship between mainline, evangelical, new Pentecostal and independent churches, and notes the strengths and weaknesses of each. This study examines the role of Christianity in Liberia under the corrupt rule of Samuel K.

Doe (). Paul Gifford illustrates the relationship between mainline, evangelical, new Pentecostal and independent churches, and notes the strengths and weaknesses of each.

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Liberia was founded under the "blessings of the Christian religion" by freed American slaves inbut became a secular state following a military coup and subsequent civil war. Christianity is by far the most common faith in Liberia, with recent surveys showing Christians making up % of the population, up significantly from surveys in the s.

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