Description : This book is an intercultural study of Christian-Muslim relationship in Nigeria, spanning the pre-and post-Independence eras.It seeks, against the backdrop of the persistent crisis and conflicts; to explore avenues for dialogue and harmonious interaction between adherents of the two most patronized (albeit non-indigenous) religions in Nigeria - Christianity and Islam. The author examines the historical backgrounds of the country's ethnographic and sociopolitical configuration, the origin, nature, and impact of each religion, the positive as well as negative dimensions of the relations between Muslims and Christians under various epochs of Nigeria's political life. The book concludes with theological overview and prescriptive advocacy on the pathway to inter-religious peace and harmony in Nigeria.
Description : Religion as a powerful impulse in human existence plays a paradoxical role in society as it both contributes significantly in shaping the spiritual, socio-political and economic lives of millions of people and also acts as a source of conflict. The sad experience of interreligious conflict in Northern Nigeria challenges the claim of Islam and Christianity to be religions of peace. However, understood as closely intertwined with culture and custom of a people, religion can be central in the establishment of peace and conflict resolution in and between communities. This text using the model of dialogue (Nostra Aetate) explores and presents the socio-political and theological resources available in Northern Nigeria (the locality) for a consistent peace building process.
Description : 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. 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. Based on the author's own extensive field research, conducted in the period from 1975 to 1981, and much previously unpublished original material, as well as a broad range of little-known sources, Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa will be of interest to those concerned with theology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.
Description : Christian-Muslim Relations, a Bibliographical History 9 (CMR 9) is a history of everything that was written on relations in the period 1600-1700 in Western and Southern Europe. Its detailed entries contain descriptions, assessments and comprehensive bibliographical details about individual works.
Description : The relationship between the Christian and Muslim worlds has been a long and tortuous one. Over the course of the centuries the balance of power has swung in pendulum fashion—at times the initiative seems to have lain with the Muslim community, with the Christian world simply being compelled to react to developments outside itself, while at other points the opposite has been true and Muslims have found themselves having to respond to Christian challenges in different forms. Today Christians and Muslims comprise the world's two largest religious communities. Although they can coexist fairly peacefully, at times they still engage in violent confrontation, such as in the recent conflicts in Bosnia and the Sudan. This book investigates the history of the relationships between Christians and Muslims over the centuries, from their initial encounters in the medieval period, when the Muslims were the dominant group, through to the modern period, when the balance of power seems to have been reversed. This much-needed overview of the Christian-Muslim encounter places the emphasis on the context within which perceptions and attitudes were worked out and provides a depth of historical insight to the complexities of current Christian-Muslim interactions on different continents.
Description : Why do Nigerian Christians and Muslims riot, kill and destroy?Why should religion bring Nigeria constantly to the brink? Who is to blame for all this terror? Muslims? Christians? Both? Neither?What are the causes for all this violence? Are they religious? Political?These are the questions this book answers from the Nigerian Christian point of view. The volume in your hand is the third in a series called Studies in Christian-Muslim Relations. It provides extensive coverage of Nigerian Christian opinions about Nigerian riots. Included are many quotations so that you may hear the voice of Nigerian Christians themselves. Volume 1 describes the Nigerian riots. Volume 2 gives the Muslim perspective on these riots. Later volumes will deal with other issues that cause friction between the two religions. The overall aim of this series is to help both constituencies work towards a solution of which both will be proud. About the AuthorBorn in The Netherlands, Dr. Boer emigrated to Canada during his teens. He received his tertiary education in the USA, but did his post-graduate work at the Free University of Amsterdam. He has worked in Nigeria for a total of 30 years. He has served the Institute of Church and Society, the Christian Council of Nigeria, Christian Health Association of Nigeria, the Theological College of Northern Nigeria, the University of Jos and the Christian Reformed Church of Nigeria. He has written several books, mostly on Nigerian social issues. See his Web site www.SocialTheology.com. Now retired, he is continuing his research and writing in Vancouver, Canada. He keeps up to date with Nigerian developments via the internet and by occasional trips to Nigeria.
Description : In the twenty-first century, no one can ignore the complex paradigms connected with the precarious relationship between Christians and Muslims all over the globe. Since the seventh century, Christians and Muslims have interacted with one another in a variety of ways. This relationship is sated with both meaningful engagements and baffling ambiguities, running the gamut of constructive dialogue, lethargic encounters, open conflicts, and internecine violence. Nowhere is the need for interreligious cooperation, dialogue, and understanding more pressing than in the Christian and Muslim communities, which constitute approximately 60 percent of the world's population. <I>Fractured Spectrum: Perspectives on Christian-Muslim Encounters in Nigeria deals with an important African dimension in Christian-Muslim relations. Nigeria, with its equal populations of Christians and Muslims, provides an auspicious case study for understanding the cultural, social, theological, economic, and political issues involved in Christian-Muslim encounters. The essays in this book, written by Christian and Muslim scholars who are actively engaged with the Nigerian context, examine some of the issues germane to Christian-Muslim relations in Nigeria.