by Hölger Bernt Hansen
contributions by Michael Twaddle
edited by Hölger Bernt Hansen and Michael Twaddle
Ohio University Press, 1994
eISBN: 978-0-8214-4015-5 | Paper: 978-0-8214-1086-8 | Cloth: 978-0-8214-1085-1
Library of Congress Classification BL65.P7R43233 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 322.109676


Religious activities have been of continuing importance in the rise of protest against postcolonial governments in Eastern Africa. Governments have attempted to “manage“ religious affairs in both Muslim and Christian areas. Religious denominations have acted as advocates of human rights and in opposition to one-party-state regimes. Islamic fundamentalism changed with the ending of the Cold War.

The book is divided into four parts: The Challenge of Islam; Christianity, Sectarianism, and Politics in Uganda; Christians and Muslim in Kenyan Politics; and Cross-cultural Complications. An introductory essay by Michael Twaddle provides and overview of the changing character of politico-religious conflict in Eastern Africa. Holger Bernt Hansen summarizes the presentation with a discussion of dilemmas and challenges in the study of religion and politics.

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