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Author Tounsel, Christopher, 1987- author.

Title Chosen peoples : Christianity and political imagination in South Sudan / Christopher Tounsel.

Publication Info. Durham : Duke University Press, 2021.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xi, 205 pages) : maps
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Series Religious cultures of African and African diaspora people
Religious cultures of African and African diaspora people.
Note Description based on print version record.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The Nugent School and the ethno-religious politics of religious education -- The Equatorial Corps and the Torit Mutiny -- Liberation War -- Khartoum Goliath : the martial theology of SPLM/SPLA update -- The troubled Promised Land.
Summary "On July 9, 2011, South Sudan celebrated its independence as the world's newest nation, an occasion which the country's Christian leaders claimed had been foretold in the Book of Isaiah. The Bible provided a foundation through which South Sudanese could distinguish themselves from Arab and Muslim Sudanese to their north and understand themselves as a spiritual community now freed from their oppressors. Less than three years later, however, new conflicts emerged along ethnic lines, belying the liberation theology that had supposedly reached its climactic conclusion with independence. In Chosen Peoples, Christopher Tounsel investigates the centrality of Christian worldviews to the ideological construction of South Sudan and the inability of shared religion to prevent conflict. From the creation of a colonial-era mission school to halt Islam's spread up the Nile, the centrality of Biblical language in South Sudanese propaganda during the Second Civil War (1983-2005), and post-independence transformations of religious thought in the face of ethnic warfare, Tounsel highlights the potential and limitations of deploying race and Christian theology to unify South Sudan"-- Provided by publisher.
Access Open Access EbpS
Subject Christianity and politics -- South Sudan.
South Sudan -- History -- 21st century.
South Sudan -- Politics and government -- 2011-
South Sudan -- Ethnic relations -- Political aspects.
South Sudan -- Relations -- Sudan.
Sudan -- Relations -- South Sudan.
HISTORY / Africa / North
Christianity and politics (OCoLC)fst00859736
Ethnic relations -- Political aspects (OCoLC)fst00916013
International relations (OCoLC)fst00977053
Politics and government (OCoLC)fst01919741
South Sudan (OCoLC)fst01773109
Sudan (OCoLC)fst01204591
Chronological Term Since 2000
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Tounsel, Christopher, 1987- Chosen peoples. Durham : Duke University Press, 2021 9781478010630 9781478011767 (DLC) 2020036891 (OCoLC)1157923124
ISBN 9781478013105 (ebook)
1478013109 (ebook)
1478091703 (ebook other)
9781478091707 (electronic bk.)
9781478010630 (hardcover)
1478010630 (hardcover)
9781478011767 (paperback)
1478011769 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000069692264
AU@ 000070440536
AU@ 000067873637

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