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    The Prospects of Interfaith Dialogue in the Light and Teachings of the Second Vatican Council: Contextual Implications for Christians and Muslims in Nigeria.


    Bamai, Yusuf Dominic (2019) The Prospects of Interfaith Dialogue in the Light and Teachings of the Second Vatican Council: Contextual Implications for Christians and Muslims in Nigeria. PhD thesis, St. Patrick's College, Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    Akintunde E. Akinade cited that: “With a population of over 120 million people, Nigeria has been described by Archbishop Teissier of Algiers as the greatest Islamo-Christian nation in the world. By this he means that there is no othernation where so many Christians and Muslims live side-by-side. This reality makes Nigeria an important test case for developing patterns of Christian-Muslim relations in Africa,”1and consequently, the entire world. The population and ratio between Christians and Muslims in Nigeria is further confirmed by Emmanuel Obeng-Mireku in 2016 thus; "In Nigeria, the National Population commission estimates that the population of Nigeria stood at 182 million in 2016 (“Nigeria’s Population Now,” 2016). The Pew Research Centre estimates that some 49% of the population is Muslim, and 49% is Christian."Nigeria estimated (population 200 million) now;3still continues to struggle with the problem of religious crisis. The history of religious violence/conflicts in Nigeriais traced to 1953 in Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi State. It was among the settlers of the town, (the indigenous Sayawa people and the Hausa-Fulani community) on Land related issue. Though ethnic as it appears, but it was seen as religious because it involves theSayawas who are predominantly Christians and traditional worshipers, with the Hausa-Fulani who are generally Muslims.

    Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
    Keywords: Interfaith Dialogue; Second Vatican Council; Contextual Implications; Christians; Muslims; Nigeria;
    Academic Unit: St Patrick's College, Maynooth > Faculty of Theology
    Item ID: 14132
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 16:37
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