Muslim-Christian Dialogue in Post-Colonial Northern Nigeria: The Challenges of Inclusive Cultural…

Hardcover | October 3, 2013

byMarinus C. Iwuchukwu

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In this pathbreaking book, Marinus Iwuchukwu examinesthe perennial conflicts in different parts of northern Nigeria and why they are popularly called Muslim-Christian clashes. Specifically, he examines the immediate and remote factors that are responsible for the conflicts, seeking to know if northern Nigerians are intrinsically religious and if people in this region are attracted to either Islam or Christianity exclusively and why. In the light of the popular finger-pointing on religion and sometimes on culture as reasons for the conflicts,Iwuchukwu exploreshow an inclusive religious and cultural pluralistic framework can effectively facilitate ongoing interreligious dialogue among the feuding groups.

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In this pathbreaking book, Marinus Iwuchukwu examinesthe perennial conflicts in different parts of northern Nigeria and why they are popularly called Muslim-Christian clashes. Specifically, he examines the immediate and remote factors that are responsible for the conflicts, seeking to know if northern Nigerians are intrinsically religi...

Marinus Chijioke Iwuchukwu is an Assistant Professor in Theology Department at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He specializes in Interreligious Dialogue, Religious Pluralism, and Media and Religion. Among his major publications are his first monograph titled, Media Ecology and Religious Pluralism: Engaging Walter O...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:October 3, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230341292

ISBN - 13:9780230341296

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Table of Contents

Map of Colonial Northern Nigeria
Map of the Nineteen States of Northern Nigeria
Abbreviations
Acknowledgment
Preface
1. Pre-colonial Sokoto Caliphate and Kanem-Borno Empire And The Advent of Islam
2. Colonial Northern Nigeria and the Politics of Muslim-Christian Relation
3. Northern Nigeria from Independence (1960) to 1979
4. Muslim-Christian conflicts in Northern Nigeria From 1979 to 2012
5. The Jos, Plateau State Crises Boko Haram Terrorist Activities: Case Reviews of Muslim-Christian Conflicts in Postcolonial Northern Nigeria
6. International influences and Impacts on Muslim-Christian Relation in Postcolonial Northern Nigeria
7. Prevalence of Exclusivist Theology in Postcolonial Northern Nigeria and its Challenges to Effective Muslim-Christian Dialogue
8. The Necessity for New Trajectories in Muslim-Christian Dialogue in Northern Nigeria
9. Building New Bridges of Relationships in Postcolonial Northern Nigeria and the Evolution of a New Northern Nigeria
Conclusion
Bibliography

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'This is a timely intervention in the critical analysis of a never-ending saga of religious divisions and hatred in Nigeria that has consumed hundreds of lives in the last three decades. Rich in the historical context, profound in the analysis of the causes, and rigorous in its proffered solutions, the book adds to our understanding of political Islam, ethnicity and politics, and poverty and violence in one of the most important countries in the world.' - Toyin Falola, The Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas at Austin, USA