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Christian-Muslim relations in Africa : the cases of northern Nigeria and Tanzania compared / Lissi Rasmussen.

London ; British Academic Press in association with the Danish Research Council for the Humanities and Jens Nørregaards og Hal Kocks Mindefond ; [1993] .
ISBN 9781850436416, 185043641X

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Subjects Christendom.
Christianisme -- Relations -- Islam.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Interfaith relations.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianisme.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Nigeria (nord) -- Religion.
Nigeria -- Religion.
Nigeria, Northern -- Religion.
Nigeria, Northern.
Tanzania -- Religion.
Tanzanie -- Religion.
Description xi, 132 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1993]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-118) and index.
Summary Can Islam and Christianity co-exist in Islamic environments? This book shows how relations between Christians and Muslims in northern Nigeria are characterized by intense friction, while in Tanzania the two communities co-exist harmoniously.
Based on the author's own extensive field research, conducted in the period from 1975 to 1981, and much previously unpublished original material, as well as a broad range of little-known sources, Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa will be of interest to those concerned with theology and comparative religion, African studies, and social anthropology.
The author examines the establishment of both religions in the two countries, their relations with the colonial powers, the effect of religion on national independence movements, and the effect of religious questions on ethnicity in mixed communities, setting these issues against the background of the rise of Islamic revivalism and the connections between northern Nigeria and Middle Eastern Islamic states.
Contents A. The controversy over the Sharia Court of Appeal in Nigeria 1977-78. B. The controversy over the New Law of Marriage in Tanzania 1969-71. C. National unity and religious diversity. 3. Christian-Muslim relations and socio-economic structures in the villages. A. Korot -- a Christian-Muslim village in Northern Nigeria. B. Mdandu -- a Christian-Muslim Ujamaa village in Tanzania. C. Kinship and Christian-Muslim relations. D. Ujamaa and Christian-Muslim relations. 4. Tendencies in Christian-Muslim relations today. A. The role of Swahili and Hausa. B. The influence of dialogue meetings. C. The influence of fundamentalism -- IV. Conclusions.
I. The Historical Background of Islam in West and East Africa Before Colonial Times. 1. The diffusion of Islam in West Africa. 2. The diffusion of Islam in East Africa. 3. The different nature of the history of Islam in the two parts of Africa -- II. Christian-Muslim Relations During Colonial Times. 1. The colonial administration and Islam in Northern Nigeria. 2. The colonial administration and Islam in Tanganyika. 3. A short history of Christian missionary penetration in Northern Nigeria and Tanganyika. 4. Christian missionaries' attitude to Islam and Muslims. 5. Christian-Muslim relations in Northern Nigeria and Tanganyika -- III. Developments in the Present Time. 1. Independence in Nigeria (1960) and Tanzania (1961). A. The political development after independence. B. Christian and Islamic organizations. C. The civil war in Nigeria and the Zanzibari revolution. 2. Christian-Muslim relations and the political goals of Nigeria and Tanzania.
Geographic Area Nigeria
Network Numbers (OCoLC)29018514
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WorldCat Identities Rasmussen, Lissi.
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