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Fractured Spectrum: Perspectives on Christian-Muslim Encounters in Nigeria

Fractured Spectrum: Perspectives on Christian-Muslim Encounters in Nigeria (Hardback)

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In the twenty-first century, no one can ignore the complex paradigms connected with the precarious relationship between Christians and Muslims all over the globe. Since the seventh century, Christians and Muslims have interacted with one another in a variety of ways. This relationship is sated with both meaningful engagements and baffling ambiguities, running the gamut of constructive dialogue, lethargic encounters, open conflicts, and internecine violence. Nowhere is the need for interreligious cooperation, dialogue, and understanding more pressing than in the Christian and Muslim communities, which constitute approximately 60 percent of the world's population. Fractured Spectrum: Perspectives on Christian-Muslim Encounters in Nigeria deals with an important African dimension in Christian-Muslim relations. Nigeria, with its equal populations of Christians and Muslims, provides an auspicious case study for understanding the cultural, social, theological, economic, and political issues involved in Christian-Muslim encounters. The essays in this book, written by Christian and Muslim scholars who are actively engaged with the Nigerian context, examine some of the issues germane to Christian-Muslim relations in Nigeria.

Akintunde E. Akinade is Professor of Theology at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his PhD in ecumenical studies at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. He is the editor of A New Day: Essays on World Christianity in Honor of Lamin Sanneh (Lang, 2010), co-editor (with Dale T. Irvin) of The Agitated Mind of God: The Theology of Kosuke Koyama, and co-editor (with David Ogungbile) of Creativity and Change in Nigerian Christianity. He is presently working on a book on West African religious history. Akinade serves on the Editorial Board of The Muslim World, Religions, The Trinity Journal of Theology, The Living Pulpit, and Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae. He is also the book review editor for The Journal of World Christianity. Within the American Academy of Religion, he serves on the Committee on The Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession.

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