Olufemi Vaughan's Religion and the Making of Nigeria (Religious Cultures of PDF

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By Olufemi Vaughan

In Religion and the Making of Nigeria, Olufemi Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim, and indigenous spiritual constructions have supplied the basic social and ideological frameworks for the development of up to date Nigeria. utilizing a wealth of archival assets and broad Africanist scholarship, Vaughan strains Nigeria’s social, spiritual, and political background from the early 19th century to the current. in the course of the 19th century, the ancient Sokoto Jihad in today’s northern Nigeria and the Christian missionary circulate in what's now southwestern Nigeria supplied the frameworks for ethno-religious divisions in colonial society. Following Nigeria’s independence from Britain in 1960, Christian-Muslim tensions grew to become appear in neighborhood and spiritual conflicts over the growth of sharia, in fierce pageant between political elites for nation energy, and within the upward thrust of Boko Haram. those tensions should not easily conflicts over non secular ideals, ethnicity, and regionalism; they symbolize structural imbalances based at the spiritual divisions cast less than colonial rule.

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In faith and the Making of Nigeria, Olufemi Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim, and indigenous non secular constructions have supplied the basic social and ideological frameworks for the development of latest Nigeria. utilizing a wealth of archival resources and large Africanist scholarship, Vaughan lines Nigeria’s social, non secular, and political background from the early 19th century to the current.

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