UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY: A CASE STUDY OF CHRISLAM IN LAGOS

@article{Janson2016UNITYTD,
  title={UNITY THROUGH DIVERSITY: A CASE STUDY OF CHRISLAM IN LAGOS},
  author={M. Janson},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2016},
  volume={86},
  pages={646 - 672}
}
  • M. Janson
  • Published 2016
  • Sociology
  • Africa
  • ABSTRACT This article presents an ethnographic case study of Chrislam, a series of religious movements that fuse Christian and Muslim beliefs and practices, in its socio-cultural and political-economic setting in Nigeria's former capital Lagos. In contrast to conventional approaches that study religious movements in Africa as syncretic forms of ‘African Christianity’ or ‘African Islam’, I suggest that ‘syncretism’ is a misleading term to describe Chrislam. In fact, Chrislam provides a rationale… CONTINUE READING
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