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Title:Studying Islam and Christianity in Africa: moving beyond a bifurcated field
Editors:Janson, MarloesISNI
Meyer, BirgitISNI
Periodical:Africa: Journal of the International African Institute (ISSN 0001-9720)
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Oxford University Press
Geographic terms:West Africa
Subjects:interreligious relations
African studies
religious movements
Lord's Resistance Army
About person:Thomas Kwoyelo
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/S0001972016000553
Abstract:In research on religion in Africa, the study of Christianity and Islam is thriving, however, these fields exist more or less independently from each other. The editors of this special issue argue that the long history of encounters between Muslims and Christians calls for an encompassing conceptual framework that is devoted to drawing out similarities, differences and entanglements. The central aim of this special issue is to explore the possibilities and impossibilities of a comparative study of Christianity and Islam. The firts part of the issue is based on the panel 'Studying Islam and Christianity in Africa: comparisons and interactions', convened the Fifth European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) in Lisbon in 2013. An article on the trial of Thomas Kwoyelo of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), the first domestic war crimes case in Uganda, is also included. Contents: Introduction: towards a framework for the study of Christian-Muslim encounters in Africa (Marloes Janson, Birgit Meyer); Similarity and difference, context and tradition, in contemporary religious movements in West Africa (J.D.Y. Peel); Towards a joint framework for the study of Christians and Muslims in Africa: response to J.D.Y. Peel (Birgit Meyer); Entangled religions: response to J.D.Y. Peel (Brian Larkin); Response to 'similarity and difference, context and tradition, in contemporary religious movements in West Africa' by J. D. Y. Peel (Ebenezer Obadare); Unity through diversity: a case study of Chrislam in Lagos (Marloes Janson); Reflections on Muslim-Christian encounters in West Africa (Benjamin Soares); The trial of Thomas Kwoyelo: opportunity or spectre? Reflections from the ground on the first LRA prosecution (Anna Macdonald, Holly Porter). Bibliogr., notes, ref., summaries in English and French. [ASC Leiden abstract]