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The Resource Christianity and genocide in Rwanda, Timothy Longman

Christianity and genocide in Rwanda, Timothy Longman

Label
Christianity and genocide in Rwanda
Title
Christianity and genocide in Rwanda
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Longman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Although Rwanda is among the most Christian countries in Africa, in the 1994 genocide, church buildings became the primary killing grounds. To explain why so many Christians participated in the violence, this book looks at the history of Christian engagement in Rwanda and then turns to a rich body of original national- and local-level research to argue that Rwanda's churches have consistently allied themselves with the state and played ethnic politics. Comparing two local Presbyterian parishes in Kibuye before the genocide demonstrates that progressive forces were seeking to democratize the churches. Just as Hutu politicians used the genocide of Tutsi to assert political power and crush democratic reform, church leaders supported the genocide to secure their own power. The fact that Christianity inspired some Rwandans to oppose the genocide demonstrates that opposition by the churches was possible and might have hindered the violence
Member of
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Longman, Timothy Paul
Dewey number
967.57104/31
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
African studies
Series volume
[no. 112]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Genocide
  • Genocide
  • Rwanda
  • Rwanda
  • Ethnic relations
Label
Christianity and genocide in Rwanda, Timothy Longman
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"People came to mass each day to pray, then they went out to kill" : Christian churches, civil society, and genocide -- "Render unto Caesar and Musinga ..." : Christianity and the colonial state -- The churches and the politics of ethnicity -- "Working hand in hand" : Christian churches and the postcolonial state (1962-1990) -- "Giants with feet of clay" : Christian churches and the postcolonial state (1962-1990) -- "" : Christian churches and democratization (1990-1992) -- "It is the end of the world" : Christian churches and genocide (1993-1994) -- Kirinda : local churches and the construction of hegemony -- Biguhu : local churches, empowerment of the poor, and challenges to hegemony -- "Commanded by the devil" : Christian involvement in the genocide in Kirinda and Biguhu -- Churches and accounting for genocide
Control code
ocn608023535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511638978
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608023535
Label
Christianity and genocide in Rwanda, Timothy Longman
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"People came to mass each day to pray, then they went out to kill" : Christian churches, civil society, and genocide -- "Render unto Caesar and Musinga ..." : Christianity and the colonial state -- The churches and the politics of ethnicity -- "Working hand in hand" : Christian churches and the postcolonial state (1962-1990) -- "Giants with feet of clay" : Christian churches and the postcolonial state (1962-1990) -- "" : Christian churches and democratization (1990-1992) -- "It is the end of the world" : Christian churches and genocide (1993-1994) -- Kirinda : local churches and the construction of hegemony -- Biguhu : local churches, empowerment of the poor, and challenges to hegemony -- "Commanded by the devil" : Christian involvement in the genocide in Kirinda and Biguhu -- Churches and accounting for genocide
Control code
ocn608023535
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 350 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511638978
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)608023535

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