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Title:Observations on the Interpretation of the Concept of Religious Freedom in Christianity and Islam
Author:Haafkens, J.
Year:1985
Periodical:Bulletin on Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa
Volume:3
Issue:3
Period:July
Pages:6-15
Language:English
Geographic terms:world
Africa
Subjects:freedom of religion
Religion and Witchcraft
Abstract:First this article looks at the history of Christianity, especially in the West, and notices that except for the first few centuries the principle of the freedom of religion has only been fully applied for a rather short period in recent times. Then the author turns to Islam and observes striking parallels between the way religious freedom was interpreted in Christianity, as from the year 380, when it became the official religion of the Roman Empire, and in the Islamic Caliphate, which was established in 632, when Muhammad was succeeded by Abu-Bakr. - Notes.
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