Religion in Contemporary Nigeria by R. I AdebayoReligion in Contemporary Nigeria by R. I Adebayo

Religion in Contemporary Nigeria

EditorR. I Adebayo, Y. A. Quadri, R. W. Omotoye

Paperback | April 30, 2016

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The dynamism of religion all over the world presupposes that discourse on it generally is a continuous exercise. As religion influences the environment of its operation so also is the influence of the environment on the practice of religion. Nigeria, a multi-religious nation has experienced and is still experiencing the positive as well the negative aspects of religious practices in her socio-political, economic and cultural spheres. There is no doubt that religion is manipulated by some people, which portray it in bad light and makes it vulnerable to criticisms despite the unanimity about its potential to be a force for good in the society. Recent developments in Nigeria indicate that religion has a role in the survival or otherwise of the country. Such include the re-introduction of Sharicah penal code in some states in the northern part of the country, the emergence of Islamic banks, proliferation of private faith-based tertiary institutions, emergence of different factions and sects in religions and the challenge of insurgency using religion as camouflage in the name of the Boko Haram. This book addresses contemporary issues in the use of religion in Nigeria. Its uniqueness lies in the calibre of notable scholars who contributed to it from various ethno-religious and geographical backgrounds. It contains the views of eminent scholars from Islam and Christianity and is jointly edited by experienced professors in the two faiths. The overall aim is to enhance better understanding of religion and to promote peaceful co-existence between and among adherents of the two religions.

Rafiu Ibrahim Adebayo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religions, University of Ilorin. He specialises in Islamic thought with special focus on Islamisation of Knowledge, Muslim-Christian Relations, contemporary Islamic issues and Islamic philosophy. He belongs to a number of professional associations. He was for many yea...
Title:Religion in Contemporary NigeriaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:450 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.91 inPublished:April 30, 2016Publisher:Adonis & Abbey PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909112607

ISBN - 13:9781909112605


Table of Contents

Chapter One Religion and National Transformation in Nigeri
Chapter Two Issues and Challenges of Religion in Nigeria in the 21st Century
Chapter Three Ethnic and Religious Violence in Nigeria: A Proposal for Peaceful  Co- Existence
Chapter Four Religious Terrorism in Contemporary Nigeria: The Implication for  National Development
Chapter Five Violence in the Name of God: An Analytical Study of the  Boko Haram Insurgency in Nigeria
Chapter Six Peaceful Co-Existence in a Multi-Religious Society:  An Islamic Perspective
Chapter Seven The Impact of Religion in Curbing Corruption in Nigeria
Chapter Eight An Exegetical Study of Psalm 122 in the Nigerian Context
Chapter Nine The Growth and Expansion of Pentecostal Churches in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
Chapter Ten Prospects and Challenges of Arabic and Islamic Studies in Nigeria With Particular Reference to Yoruba Land
Chapter Eleven Inhibiting Factors Against Education of Muslim Children in Nigeria
Chapter Twelve Dividends of International Islamic Organisations in Nigeria
Chapter Thirteen Ethno-Religious Crisis and its Implication for National  Security and Development
Chapter Fourteen A Comparison of Polygamy as a Concept in African Religion and Christianity
Chapter Fifteen The Obsession of Nigerians with Miracles in the Islamic and  Christian Religions
Chapter Sixteen Traditional Religion and Ethical System of the People of  Isiala-Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria
Chapter Seventeen The Trends of Application of Islamic Legal System in Yorubaland of Nigeria
Chapter Eighteen Distribution of Inheritance and Muslim Women in Kaduna and  Kano States of Nigeria
Chapter Nineteen The Evolution of Izalatul- Bid Cah Movement in North-Eastern  Nigeria with Particular Reference to Bauchi and Gombe States
Chapter Twenty Historical Development of Islam in Central and Eastern Delta of Nigeria