9780230341296

Muslim-Christian Dialogue in Post-Colonial Northern Nigeria The Challenges of Inclusive Cultural and Religious Pluralism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230341296

  • ISBN10:

    0230341292

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-10-03
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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 Ong and Jacques Dupuis Toward Effective Interreligious Dialogue and a book he co-edited, Can Muslims and Christians Resolve their Religious and Social Conflicts? Cases from Africa and the United States. He is the current chair of Duquesne University Christian-Muslim Dialogue Committee.

Table of Contents

Pre-colonial Sokoto Caliphate and Kanem-Borno Empire * Colonial northern Nigeria and the Politics of Muslim-Christian Relation * Northern Nigeria from Independence (1960) to 1979 * Muslim-Christian conflicts in Northern Nigeria From 1979 to 2010 * The Jos, Plateau State Crises – An accurate reflection of the roots and consequences of post-colonial northern Nigerian religious conflicts * International influences and their impacts on Muslim-Christian relations in post-colonial northern Nigeria * Exclusivistic Philosophy/Theology and the challenge of embracing religious and cultural inclusive pluralism * The Necessity for new trajectories in Muslim-Christian dialogue in northern Nigeria * Building new bridges of relationships in post-colonial northern Nigeria and the evolution of a new northern Nigeria

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