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Title:Religion and politics in Kenya: essays in honor of a meddlesome priest
Editor:Knighton, BenISNI
Year:2009
Pages:294
Language:English
City of publisher:New York
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN:0230614876; 9780230614871
Geographic term:Kenya
Subjects:Church and State
Anglican Church
bishops
Islam
About person:David Gitari (1937-)ISNI
Abstract:This collective volume on religion and politics in Kenya deals with issues and processes rather than personalities, but it is centred on the work of the former archbishop of the Anglican Church of Kenya (1997-2002), David Gitari. An introduction by Ben Knighton, Strange but inevitable bedfellows, is followed by three parts: Part I, The religious background to politics in Kenya; Part 2: The bishop meddling in politics; Part 3: The Churches' involvement in contemporary issues. Contributions Pt. 1) Compromised critics: religion in Kenya's politics (John Lonsdale); Faith engaging politics: the preaching of the Kingdom of God (Paddy Benson); Pt. 2) 'Was there no Naboth to say no?': using the pulpit in the struggle for democracy: the Anglican Church, Bishop Gitari, and Kenyan politics (Galia Sabar); Meddling on to 2008: is there any relevance for Gitari's model in the aftermath of ethnic violence? (Julius Gathogo); The Church and Islam: 'vyama vingi' (multipartyism) and the Ufungamano talks (John Chesworth); Pt. 3) The NCCK (National Council of Churches of Kenya) and the struggle against 'ethnic clashes' in Kenya (Jacqueline Klopp); Christianity co-opted (Paul Gifford); Muingiki madness (Ben Knighton). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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