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Author Murdoch, Norman H.,
Title Christian warfare in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe : the Salvation Army and African liberation, 1891-1991 / Norman H. Murdoch ; foreword by N.M. Bhebe.
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom : The Lutterworth Press, 2015.

Subject Salvation Army -- History.
Christianity and politics -- Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
Christianity and politics -- Zimbabwe.
Rhodesia and Nyasaland -- History.
Zimbabwe -- History.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Christian and cultural warfare in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe, 1890-1990 -- The Salvation Army invades Mashonaland, 1891-95 -- The first Chimurenga (1896-97) and the death of Captain Cass -- Rhodes and Booth : "wholesale salvation," 1901-8 -- Father and son in 1908: "My dear general" -- "My dear Chief" -- The Salvation Army and the Rhodesian State, 1908-65 -- Colonial, conciliar, and communist forces collide, 1950s and1960s -- Paying the piper, calling the tune : a Salvation Army power shift, 1970-78 -- Conciliar movement and the Salvation Army, 1970-78 -- The program to combat racism and the Salvation Army reaction, 1969-78 -- The 1978 deaths at Usher Institute -- Salvation Army reaction to the Usher Killings, 1978-83 -- African Salvationists react to the Salvation Army's withdrawal from the World Council of Churches, 1981 -- Conclusions.
Summary Christian Warfare in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe takes a hard look at the history of the Salvation Army in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe and its evolving relationship with both the government and the rest of the church. Norman H. Murdoch examines in-depth the parallels between the events of the First Chimurenga, an uprising against European occupation in 1896-97, and the Second Chimurenga in the 1970s, the civil war that led to majority rule. At the time of the first, the Salvation Army was barely established in the country; by the second, it was fully entrenched in the ruling class. Murdoch explores the collaboration of this Christian mission with the institutions of white rule and the painful process of disentanglement necessary by the late twentieth century. Stories of martyrdom and colonial mythology are set in the carefully researched context of ecumenical relations and the Salvation Army's largely unknown and seldom accessible internal politics.--Page 4 of cover.
ISBN 0718844319 (electronic bk.)
9780718844318 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 918995893
Additional Format Print version: Murdoch, Norman H. Christian warfare in Rhodesia-Zimbabwe. Cambridge, United Kingdom : The Lutterworth Press, 2015 (DLC) 2016417570