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Author Wijsen, Frans Jozef Servaas, 1956-
Title Seeds of conflict in a haven of peace : from religious studies to interreligious studies in Africa / Frans Wijsen.
Imprint Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007.

Series Studies in world Christianity and interreligious relations ; no. 44
Studies in world Christianity and interreligious relations ; no. 44.
Subject Religions -- Relations.
Africa -- Religion -- 21st century.
Series Studies in world Christianity and interreligious relations ; no. 44
Studies in world Christianity and interreligious relations ; no. 44.
Subject Religions -- Relations.
Africa -- Religion -- 21st century.
Description 1 online resource (282 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-266) and index.
Contents Seeds of Conflict in a Haven of Peace From Religious Studies to Interreligious Studies in Africa; Foreword; Table of contents; Introduction; Chapter One Preliminary explorations; Chapter Two Transformation of religion in Africa; Chapter Three The study of religion in Africa; Chapter Four Education in interreligious relations; Chapter Five Religion, conflict and reconciliation; Chapter Six Synthesis, extremism and dialogue; Chapter Seven Fully committed and fully open; Chapter Eight Africans in diaspora; Chapter Nine Towards a dialogical and diaconal church.
Summary On 7 August 1998 the American embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam were bombed and 200 people lost their lives. These bombings shattered the image of Africa's tradition of peaceful religious coexistence. Since then inter-religious dialogue has been high on the agendas of ecclesial and religious organisations, but not so much of faculties of theology and departments of religion in East Africa. This book investigates why this is so. How are interreligious relations dealt with in Africa, and more particularly, how are they and how should they be taught in institutions of higher learning? This b.
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ISBN 9781435612198 (electronic bk.)
1435612191 (electronic bk.)
9042021888
9789042021884
9042021888 (pbk.)
9789042021884 (pbk.)
OCLC # 182811869
Additional Format Print version: Wijsen, Frans Jozef Servaas, 1956- Seeds of conflict in a haven of peace. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007 9789042021884 9042021888 (OCoLC)163094806