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Religion, State and Society in Contemporary Africa

Nigeria, Sudan, South Africa, Zaire and Mozambique


Austin Ahanotu

The history of religions in contemporary Africa is not just history. It is, in fact, political history. This theme of the religious metaphor in the engagement of power relations is impressively illuminated in this thoroughly researched collection of essays on religion, state and society in contemporary Africa.
Contents: The vital element in nation building in contemporary Africa is the interplay of religion as an ideology in the context of state and societal shift from religious to political legitimacy.