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Title:Interreligious encounter in a West African city: a study of multiple religious belonging and identity among the Yorůbá of Ogbómňsó, Nigeria
Author:Williams, Corey L.
Type of thesis:Ph.D. dissertation (2016-06-25)
City of publisher:Edinburgh
Publisher:University of Edinburgh
Geographic terms:Nigeria
West Africa
interreligious relations
African religions
dissertations (form)
External link:https://www.era.lib.ed.ac.uk/handle/1842/21043
Abstract:The details of encounters between religious groups in multireligious African contexts and the intricacies of living, belonging, and identifying within such milieux have hardly been explored. In Yorůbáland, the cultural region of the Yorůbá people - and the geographic context of this thesis - the fine grain and vast array of possibilities of interreligious encounter between Christians, Muslims, and adherents of African Indigenous Religions remains largely undocumented in terms of detailed, quality accounts. While most regions of West Africa and even Nigeria exist with a dominant religious tradition, Yorůbáland is a microcosm of the wider region's multireligious composition, with Christianity, Islam, and African Indigenous Religions all playing prominent roles.