The Resource Christian churches in Dahomey-Benin : a study of their socio-political role, by Patrick Claffey

Christian churches in Dahomey-Benin : a study of their socio-political role, by Patrick Claffey

Label
Christian churches in Dahomey-Benin : a study of their socio-political role
Title
Christian churches in Dahomey-Benin
Title remainder
a study of their socio-political role
Statement of responsibility
by Patrick Claffey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book, divided into two broad sections, examines the state in the Republic of Benin and the socio-political role of the Christian churches. The first looks at the remarkable pre-colonial kingdom of Danxom- and its place in the imagining of the modern contrat social beninois. The second section looks at both the historical role of the mainline churches and the more recent development of a Christianisme beninois. The study concludes that the churches are above all a commentary upon the society in which they find themselves. Rather than an overt challenge to the state, they articulate social distress and the desire for a different future. In times of stress they may prove to be the only viable institutional buttress as well as the arbiter. This study seeks to make a contribution to the understanding of the public role of Christian churches in Africa
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
Dewey number
276.683/082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BR1463.B4
LC item number
C53 2007eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies of religion in Africa,
Series volume
31
Label
Christian churches in Dahomey-Benin : a study of their socio-political role, by Patrick Claffey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-324) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Chapter One Introduction -- Chapter Two Danxom949;8212;A Narrative of Pride and Suspicion -- Chapter Three Danxom949; Kasudu: Vod250;n and the Foundation of Danxom949; -- Chapter Four A History Unassumed -- Chapter Five Civilisation, Pacification, Demise: The Churches and the Kingdom of Danxom949; -- Chapter Six Catholicism, the Elites and the Creation of B233;ninois Nationalism -- Chapter Seven My Rock, My Shield, My Stronghold and My Refuge -- Chapter Eight Afterword -- Appendices -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
Control code
ocn646789674
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781281917300
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004155725.i-328
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35719461
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646789674
  • pebcs1281917303

Library Locations

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