Trends, Discourses and Representations in Religions in Africa

Religion in Africa has for long been a woven cultural fabric of life, a great moving force that guided people’s behavior, interaction and action since time immemorial. A decade after the United States experience of the 9/11, the unfortunate event has set the landmark for a geopolitics in contemporary Africa that securitizes religious movements and that identify them with the so-called global war on terror, a phenomenon within which most African nations play a significant regional role. The curreReligion in Africa has for long been a woven cultural fabric of life, a great moving force that guided people’s behavior, interaction and action since time immemorial. A decade after the United States experience of the 9/11, the unfortunate event has set the landmark for a geopolitics in contemporary Africa that securitizes religious movements and that identify them with the so-called global war on terror, a phenomenon within which most African nations play a significant regional role. The current wave of developments related to religion in the contingent became fossilized through religious manipulation and politicization in the post-colonial era. Three thematic concepts have been identified, i.e., religious trends, cultural discourses and representation, in order to capture some of the most contemporary issues of concern to Muslim, Christian and indigenous religious communities in Africa. Nine papers in this second issue of BIGSAS Works! hence targeted current doctoral researches from a wide range of disciplines and successfully integrated a cross-disciplinary approach to appreciate the complexity of faith matters in the continent.show moreshow less

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Metadaten
Institutes:BIGSAS
Author: Meron Zeleke, Halkano Abdi Wario
Title of the journal / compilation (English):BIGSAS Working Papers
Creating Corporation:BIGSAS
Volume:2012
Year of Completion:2012
Issue:Heft 2
Series (Volume number)Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers (9)
SWD-Keyword:Afrika; Islam; Religion
Tag:Christian
Dewey Decimal Classification:1 Philosophie und Psychologie
2 Religion
3 Sozialwissenschaften
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:703-opus4-9486
Document Type:Periodical
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):30.10.2012
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung