This book aims to understand the principles and normative rules that fund the funding of religious communities with their various institutions, which include both buildings and social works. Through contributions to different but complementary theoretical and methodological approaches, unpublished writings report on a current issue that is fueled by controversy in the religious field. Criticisms are erected around the finances of the Church, yet traceable, denouncing opaque and mysterious aspects, thus suggesting bad financial governance. This perspective of the financing phenomenon of religious organizations sings dynamics and mutations, coupled with contrasts in the context of empowering African Christian missions. Case studies are convened to account for the phenomenon in its plurality in the Protestant, Evangelical and Catholic universes. Preliminary results already show that the immense field of religious finances can not be comprehensively embraced in so little research. In the form of a prologue, this reflection has the merit of opening perspectives of future research more nourished on a subject marked by discretion and whose mystery around seems to have long been purposely maintained by clergymen.

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PAHIMI Patrice (Ph.D) is a lecturer in Economic and Social History. Head of Department of History at the Ecole Normale Supérieure and administrative coordinator of the Doctoral Training Unit "Sciences and Man" at the University of Maroua in Cameroon, he is the author of several scientific articles in the field of history of taxation and changes in religious phenomena. It also has a sustained interest in cross-border economic relations, particularly in the Lake Chad Basin. He is a member of the African Borderlands Research Network, the Cameroonian Society of History and the Center for Research in Peace, Security and Integration of the University of Maroua (CERPSI).

BATIBONAK Sariette (Ph.D) is Associate Professor at the University Institute of International Development (IUDI) where she held the post of Director of the Doctoral School. She is currently Director of the Graduate School of the Evangelical University of Cameroon. Anthropologist, methodologist and one of the best specialists of Pentecostal movements in sub-Saharan Africa, his research focused on the fields of Africa and Europe, include pastoral entrepreneurship, religious modernity, e-media religious, gender, local development, therapeutic worlds and the financing of charismatic groups. She is author of the Speech anti-sorcery in the Pentecostisms Cameroonian; and with Paul Batibonak, "New" Therapists in Cameroon and Media Market for Divine Healing in Cameroon. Together with colleagues, she coordinated three other collective works.

BATIBONAK Paul is a diplomat and minister plenipotentiary of exceptional class. As the country's chief negotiator at the WTO in Geneva for more than a decade, this Doctor in International Relations directs the Center for Research, Diplomatic, International and Strategic Studies (CRÉDIS) of which he is the founder. Author of A diplomacy at the service of the emergence of Cameroon, the reflections of the current Director of African Affairs at the Cameroon Ministry of External Relations navigate among other things around the digital industrial and commercial policies, the trans-nationalization of medical services and globalization. His recent publications focus on African diplomacy, international trade and public policies on religious freedom.

Details of the book

Title : Le financement du religieux chrétien au Cameroun : Enjeux pluriels et défis nouveaux
Author : Patrice PAHIMI, Sariette BATIBONAK and Paul BATIBONAK
Editor : Editions Cheikh Anta Diop
Collection : Collection Dynamiques Environnementales et Durabilité
ISBN-13 : 978-9956-657-39-5
Language : French
Number of pages : 255
Size : 25.5 X 34.4 cm
Publication date : September 03, 2018
Price : Africa : 13 400 / 21 € - Out of Africa : 20 645 / 31 €
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