Home » Religion and African Civil Wars by Niels Kastfelt
Religion and African Civil Wars Niels Kastfelt

Religion and African Civil Wars

Niels Kastfelt

Published March 16th 2005
ISBN : 9781403968906
Paperback
288 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

This collection analyzes the part played by religion--Christianity, Islam, and traditional beliefs--in Africas recent civil wars and insurgent conflicts. The contributors focus on four key areas of the continent: the southern Sudan-MoreThis collection analyzes the part played by religion--Christianity, Islam, and traditional beliefs--in Africas recent civil wars and insurgent conflicts. The contributors focus on four key areas of the continent: the southern Sudan- Rwanda/Burundi/Congo- Zimbabwe/South Africa- and Sierra Leone/Liberia/Guinea. Among the topics discussed are the role of religious institutions in these conflicts, how religion is used to legitimize violence and war, the role of religion in debating and making sense of war and conflict, and the application of religion as a cultural resource in warfare. The inverse--wars impact on religious beliefs and practices--is also explored.