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Title:Muslim-Christian encounters in Africa
Editor:Soares, Benjamin F.ISNI
Year:2006
ISSN:1570-3754
Issue:6
Pages:308
Language:English
Series:Islam in Africa
City:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9004152644; 9789004152649
Geographic terms:Africa
Nigeria
Subjects:Islam
Christianity
conference papers (form)
2003
Abstract:This collection offers new perspectives on Muslim-Christian encounters in Africa. Working against political and scholarly traditions that keep Muslims and Christians apart, the essays in this multidisciplinary volume locate African Muslims and Christians within a common analytical frame. In a series of historical and ethnographic case studies from across the African continent (Ethiopia, Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Senegal, East Africa, South Africa), the authors consider the multiple ways Muslims and Christians have encountered each other, borrowed or appropriated from one another, and sometimes also clashed. Contributors recast assumptions about the making and transgressing of religious boundaries, Christian-Muslim relations, and conversion. Most of the essays in the volume were first presented at the colloquium 'Muslim/Christian encounters in Africa' of the Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) held at the Program of African Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston in May 2003. Contributors: Ralph A. Austen, John Chesworth, Éloi Ficquet, Franz Kogelmann, A. Rashied Omar, Philip Ostien, Patrick J. Ryan, James Searing, Shobana Shankar, Heather J. Sharkey, Benjamin F. Soares and John O. Voll. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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