Proselytization and Communal Self-Determination in Africa

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This probing collection of essays bring together a stellar group of Muslim and Christian, African and Western scholars. Together they explore the question, "Where does one community's right to commend itself to others leave off, and another community's right to be left alone begin?"

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Overview

This probing collection of essays bring together a stellar group of Muslim and Christian, African and Western scholars. Together they explore the question, "Where does one community's right to commend itself to others leave off, and another community's right to be left alone begin?"

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781606086711
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, a native of Sudan, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at Emory University . His publications include: Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari'a, African Constitutionalism and the Contingent Role of Islam, Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and International Law.

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Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Introduction Competing Claims to Religious Freedom and Communal Self-Determination in Africa Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im 1

2 Religious Proselytization Historical and Theological Perspectives at the End of the Twentieth Century J. Paul Martin Harry Winter 29

3 Muslims Engaging the Other and the Humanum Farid Esack 51

4 Church and State Relations Western Norms, Muslim Practice, and the African Experience: A Comparative Account of Origin and Practice Lamin Sanneh 77

5 Religious Freedom in African Constitutions J. D. van der Vyver 109

6 Postcolonial State Strategies, Sacralization of Power and Popular Proselytization in Congo-Zaire, 1960-1995 Tshikala K. Biaya 144

7 Returning to My Roots African "Religions" and the State Makau Mutua 169

8 Scramble for Souls Religious Intervention among the Dinka in Sudan Francis M. Deng 191

9 Muslim Proselytization as Purification Religious Pluralism and Conflict in Contemporary Mali Benjamin F. Soares 228

10 Radical Christian Revivalism in Nigeria and Ghana Recent Patterns of Intolerance and Conflict Rosalind I.J. Hackett 246

11 Religious Fragmentation in Kenya Hannah W. Kinoti 268

12 Islamism in Algeria The Risks and Prospects of Inter-Islamic Proselytization Chabha Bouslimani 291

Contributors 303

Index 307

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