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Religion And Its Attendant Conflicts In Nigerian: A Paradox

Iruonagbe, C. T. (2009) Religion And Its Attendant Conflicts In Nigerian: A Paradox. International Journal of Theology & Reformed Tradition, 1. pp. 152-168.

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Religion, ideally, is not an arena of conflict. Rather it is man‟s attempt to find and maintain peaceful relations with the supernatural powers and his fellow human beings. Unfortunately, the management of religion and the organization of different bodies of believers and worshippers have given rise to conflicts in Nigeria. In particular, adherents of the universalistic religions, Islam and Christianity, together with their sects, have clashed over situational supremacy, access to prestige, power and privilege, information management, most especially, in relation to the political sphere in Nigeria. This research paper therefore examines the consequent effect of these disruptions in a secular State like Nigeria, especially on peaceful co-existence, life and property, including its social, economic and political environment, all of which could have been avoided.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Christianity, Conflict, Islam, Religion, Secular State.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 21:35
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2015 21:35

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