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Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda

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ISBN-10: 0521269539

ISBN-13: 9780521269537

Edition: 2011

Authors: Timothy Paul Longman

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This text studies the role of Christian churches in the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Timothy Longman's research shows that Rwandan churches have consistently allied themselves with the state and engaged in ethnic politics, making them a centre of struggle over power and resources.
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Book details

List price: $23.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/31/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 372
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Introduction
'People came to mass each day to pray, then they went out to kill': Christian churches, civil society, and genocide
'River of Blood'
'Render unto Caesar and Musinga …': Christianity and the colonial state
Churches and the politics of ethnicity
'Working hand in hand': Christian churches and the postcolonial state (1962-1990)
'Giants with feet of clay': the churches and democratization (1990-1992)
'It is the end of the world': Christian churches and genocide (1993-1994)
'God Has Hidden His Face'
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; Conclusion
Churches and accounting for genocide