Gifford, Paul. Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia
Gifford, Paul. Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia

Gifford, Paul. Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia

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Gifford, Paul. Christianity and Politics in Doe's Liberia (Cambridge Studies in Ideology and Religion). Cambridge University Press, 1993. ISBN: 9780521420297.

Maroon cloth with dust jacket, 5 1/2 x 8 3/4 inches, xvi., (1), 349 clean and unmarked pp., tight. Ex Bible college library with the usual markups; the book does not appear to have been used. Very good in very good dust-jacket. Hardcover.  [5401] 

"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." - publisher.