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Varieties of Religious Doctrines and Institutions in Africa and Their Impact on Democratization Processes

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Type: Working Paper
Author: Gellar, Sheldon
Date: 2007
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URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/4171
Sector: Social Organization
Region: Africa
Subject(s): Islam
Christianity
indigenous institutions
democratization
Abstract: "Three major religions prevail on the African continent today: African Traditional Religion(s), Islam, and Christianity. Rather than looking at these religions as homogeneous, exclusive, and self-contained systems and world views, this paper focuses on the heterogeneity and pluralism contained within these religions (Brenner, 2000, 144) and their potential for promoting or inhibiting the development of a democratic culture in Africa. It also looks at the evolution of political and religious institutions and ideational frameworks from the colonial period up to the end of the twentieth century."

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