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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa
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Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Africa

Terence O. Ranger

Abstract

In recent decades, Christianity has acquired millions of new adherents in Africa, the region with the world's fastest expanding population. What role has this development of evangelical Christianity played in Africa's democratic history? To what extent do its churches affect its politics? Taking a historical view and focusing specifically on the events of the past few years this book seeks to explore these questions, offering individual case studies of six countries: Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, and Mozambique. Unlike most analyses of democracy which come from a secular West ... More

Keywords: Christianity, Africa, evangelicalism, African democracy, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Mozambique

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195174779
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174779.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Terence O. Ranger, editor
St. Antony's College, Oxford (Emeritus)