International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research

International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research


International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research
Vol. 2, Issue 6 (2016)

An analysis of the historical development of the relationship between Islam and Christianity in Nigeria


Isidore U Nwanaju, Simon O Anyanwu

Since a close look at the situation in Nigeria shows its heterogeneity, multiculturalism and pluri-religiosity, it is rational to investigate into this phenomenon and suggest means to develop a better understanding of the historical backgrounds of, and the social, political and theological conditions for the mutual co-existence of Christians and Muslims. This is to foster the possibilities for a better future relation between both religious traditions. The positive relationship should also be extended to members of other religious affiliations, especially the adherents of African Traditional Religion, and others if existent. This article is based on some archival research and desk research methods undertaken for a number of years in order to contribute to the prevalent question of interreligious relationships in Nigeria.

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