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Title:Religion and politics in Nigeria: a study in Middle Belt Christianity
Author:Kastfelt, NielsISNI
City of publisher:London
Publisher:British Academic Press
Geographic term:Nigeria
Protestant churches
Church and State
political change
Abstract:This book, concentrating on Protestant churches in Adamawa Province, in the Middle Belt of Nigeria, between 1940 and 1960, is a study of the role of the missions and the churches, both European and African, in the history of Nigerian independence. In this period, religious and political changes affected each other profoundly, the churches becoming regional political networks, and the Christian elite providing the leadership of the ethnic movements and political parties emerging in the 1950s. The author focuses on the political role of missionaries from the Danish branch of the Sudan United Mission and on Nigerian Christians associated with the Danish mission. He carried out field research in Gongola State (part of which is now Adamawa State) in 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1991.