Religion And The Making Of Nigeria

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Religion And The Making Of Nigeria

Author : Olufemi Vaughan
ISBN : 9780822373872
Genre : History
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In Religion and the Making of Nigeria, Olufemi Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim, and indigenous religious structures have provided the essential social and ideological frameworks for the construction of contemporary Nigeria. Using a wealth of archival sources and extensive Africanist scholarship, Vaughan traces Nigeria’s social, religious, and political history from the early nineteenth century to the present. During the nineteenth century, the historic Sokoto Jihad in today’s northern Nigeria and the Christian missionary movement in what is now southwestern Nigeria provided the frameworks for ethno-religious divisions in colonial society. Following Nigeria’s independence from Britain in 1960, Christian-Muslim tensions became manifest in regional and religious conflicts over the expansion of sharia, in fierce competition among political elites for state power, and in the rise of Boko Haram. These tensions are not simply conflicts over religious beliefs, ethnicity, and regionalism; they represent structural imbalances founded on the religious divisions forged under colonial rule.
Category: History

Religious Encounter And The Making Of The Yoruba

Author : John David Yeadon Peel
ISBN : 0253215889
Genre : History
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"Peel is by training an anthropologist, but one possessed of an acute historical sensibility. Indeed, this magnificent book achieves a degree of analytical verve rare in either discipline." --History Today "[T]his is scholarship of the highest quality. . . . Peel lifts the Yoruba past to a dimension of comparative seriousness that no one else has managed. . . . The book teems with ideas . . . about big and compelling matters of very wide interest." --T. C. McCaskie In this magisterial book, J. D. Y. Peel contends that it is through their encounter with Christian missions in the mid-19th century that the Yoruba came to know themselves as a distinctive people. Peel's detailed study of the encounter is based on the rich archives of the Anglican Church Missionary Society, which contain the journals written by the African agents of mission, who, as the first generation of literate Yoruba, played a key role in shaping modern Yoruba consciousness. This distinguished book pays special attention to the experiences of ordinary men and women and shows how the process of Christian conversion transformed Christianity into something more deeply Yoruba.
Category: History

Religion And Politics In Nigeria

Author : Albert Ethasor Anyia
ISBN : OCLC:855116315
Genre : Christianity and politics
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Category: Christianity and politics

The Spiritual Highway

Author : Marloes Janson
ISBN : OCLC:883340270
Genre : Islam
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Category: Islam

Principles And Practicalities Of Interfaith Relationships In Nigeria

Author : Hyacinth Kalu
ISBN : 1462029450
Genre : Religion
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Given the amazing interest in interfaith relationships among the religions in Nigeria, and the desire to proffer a better approach to these relationships , this book proposes a trialogical approach as a solution to the religious conflicts and crises that have become the order of the in Nigeria. In this approach, no religion is left out; all (ATR, Islam, and Christianity) are treated as equal partners in seeking and offering solutions towards better relationships among religious followers and the Nigerian people. Interfaith relationships and activities involving all three religions in Nigeria (ATR, Islam and Christianity) without excluding any, is a powerful tool for promoting religious harmony, peace and cooperation for the stability and advancement of our nation. This volume offers the guidelines and practical activities towards making trialogical relationships possible and fruitful among the followers of African Traditional Religion, Muslims, and Christians in Nigeria.
Category: Religion

The Role Of A Culture Of Superstition In The Proliferation Of Religio Commercial Pastors In Nigeria

Author : Chima Agazue
ISBN : 9781481793605
Genre : Social Science
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"I think your work is a necessary and valuable exposure of this religious phenomenon and the appallingly cynical exploitation of the religious and cultural beliefs of the poor and the vulnerable." Suzanne WiltonHuddersfield, UK "The book is particularly apt at this period of Christianity in Nigeria because it addresses the 'money syndrome' that has crept into Christianity in Nigeria and the faking of the call of God.... The book addresses the yearning of many Christians who are worried by this menace but may not know how to discuss it." Reverend Kenneth NwaubaniAbia, Nigeria "I am particularly impressed by the depth of research that has gone into this book. It will generate intellectual discourse, challenge our spiritual guardians and mentors and it may well put some of them on the defensive." Hon. Kazeem AdioOsun, Nigeria "This book provides an interesting insight into the plight of religion in Nigeria and into the facet of the human condition that allows for the exploitation of the faithful and vulnerable individuals." Will ColbridgePenistone, UK "Very few publications, if any, capture through the religious prism the mechanical nature of developing Nigerian society in the way that this publication does. ..." Casmir OkoliLondon, UK "The book will, I believe, open the door for many who are still in the dark regarding the subject matter." Rev Fr Nicholas NwagwuNew York, USA
Category: Social Science

Together As One

Author : Hyacinth Kalu
ISBN : 1462027350
Genre : Religion
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The Nigerian religious landscape is characterized by series of violence leading to bloodshed, loss of thousands of life and property worth billions of Naira. This unfortunate situation raises much concern in the minds of well-meaning Nigerians. Hence, this book raises such crucial questions as: How can Nigeria remain a secular state, and still maintain its plurality of religion and at same time survive disintegration because of religious violence, conflict and intolerance? How can followers of these different religions maintain their religious identity, while at the same time co-operating with one another in making Nigeria a home for all, where all can worship God in freedom and peace? This book offers hope in the midst of hopelessness, it underscores the fact that, though tribe and tongue may differ, though religious differences exist, Nigeria is still one sovereign nation. Consequently, the opening title: Together as One resonates with the opening statements of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that professes unity, harmony and peace as one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign nation under God. This book finds the hope of reclaiming and rebuilding this unity and harmony, threatened by religious violence, in Interfaith Relationships between African Traditional Religion, Islam, and Christianity.
Category: Religion

Introduction To African Religion

Author : John S. Mbiti
ISBN : 9781478628927
Genre : Religion
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In his widely acclaimed survey, John Mbiti sheds light on the survival and prosperity of African Religion in different historical, geographical, sociological, cultural, and physical environments. He presents a constellation of African worldviews, beliefs in God, use of symbols, valued traditions, and practices that have taken root with African peoples throughout the vast continent. Mbiti’s accessible writing style sympathetically portrays how African Religion manifests itself in ritual, festival, healing, the human life cycle, and interplay with the mystical and invisible world. The account embraces foundational traditions, while touching on elements that spawn transitions, including migration, the spread of Christianity and Islam, political-economic development, and modern communication. This popular introduction leaves readers with informed knowledge of the riches of African heritage.
Category: Religion

Dawn For Islam In Eastern Nigeria

Author : Egodi Uchendu
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132523791
Genre : Christianity and other religions
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Die Reihe Islamkundliche Untersuchungen wurde 1969 im Klaus Schwarz Verlag begründet und hat sich zu einem der wichtigsten Publikationsorgane der Islamwissenschaft in Deutschland entwickelt. Die über 330 Bände widmen sich der Geschichte, Kultur und den Gesellschaften Nordafrikas, des Nahen und Mittleren Ostens sowie Zentral-, Süd- und Südost-Asiens.
Category: Christianity and other religions

Nigerian Democracy

Author : Lateef Akanbi Adetunji Adeniji
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133555438
Genre : Democracy
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Category: Democracy

Religion And Politics In Nigeria

Author : Niels Kastfelt
ISBN : UOM:39015032194121
Genre : Christianity
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A study of relations between Christians and Muslims in Africa, especially Nigeria and Tanzania and the effect of religions on many aspects of life and government.
Category: Christianity