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The Crown And The Turban: Muslims And West African Pluralism

Sanneh, Lamin **Inscribed by Author)**

Published by Westview Press, U.S.A., 1997
ISBN 10: 0813330599 / ISBN 13: 9780813330594
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Title: The Crown And The Turban: Muslims And West ...

Publisher: Westview Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine +

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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**Inscribed by author on title-page. "To Larry Mamiya, with best wishes, Lamin Sanneh,Washington DC, 19 June, 1997." Larry Mamiya is a renowned Civil Rights leader and a professor at Vasser College who started the teaching program at Greenhaven correctional Facility in conjunction with Vasser. The author Lamin Sanneh is a professor at Yale's Divinity School and professor of History at Yale University. He is descended from the nyacnchos, an ancient African royal house. *Collectible - First Printing (full # line starts at 1) and signed by author.This paperback is in Fine + condition (like new), shiny, whistle-clean and unmarked inside and out, except for the neat inscription on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 001159

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Synopsis: This fascinating study explores the ?clash of civilizations? between the secular government and Muslim traditions in West Africa, appraising the challenge of separating the administration of the state from the deeply held beliefs of the Islamic peoples of the region. Lamin Sanneh, awarded Senegal?s highest national honor for his scholarly work, places Islam within the context of Africa?s receptive and pluralist environment, explores the religious and historical background of present-day conflicts, and shows that achieving solutions will depend equally upon Christian and Muslim theological resources.As Sanneh explains, Muslims took advantage of Africa?s religious tolerance to begin a process of change that culminated in a unified Islamic view of religion, state, and society. European colonialism and missionary efforts both bolstered and complicated the development of this faith as a result of the pressures secularism brought to bear on Islamic tradition. Sanneh points out that perhaps ironically, due to the same tolerance of differences, Christianity was able to flourish in parts of Africa, and its followers more readily supported the Western secular idea of the separation of church and state.Offering a comprehensive evaluation of the key points of colonial and interreligious friction, Sanneh explores the effects of conflict of belief on religious, educational, and political institutions in the region. The book will be essential reading for students of comparative religion, African, missions, and Islam.

About the Author: Lamin Sanneh is D. Willis James Professor of Missions and World Christianity at Yale University's Divinity School and professor of history at Yale University. He is descended from the nyanchos, an ancient African royal house, and was educated on four continents, ultimately receiving his doctorate in Islamic history from the University of London. In recognition of his academic work, he was made Commandeur de l'Ordre National du Lion, Senegal's highest national honor.

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