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The Moon Points Back

Koji Tanaka, Yasuo Deguchi, Jay Garfield, and Graham Priest


While we know that Christians and Muslims may apply their religions to politics in various ways that encourage or discourage peaceful political participation, support for democratic processes, and tolerance for ideological and religious differences, we have yet to understand and explain this variation very well. Based largely on research conducted in Nigeria, and to a lesser extent on other parts of sub-Saharan Africa, this book points to qualitative data (i.e. narrative accounts of events and in-depth interviews) and quantitative data (i.e. mass survey research) to suggest that Christian and ... More

Keywords: religion, liberal democracy, sub-Saharan Africa, Islam, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190226862
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226862.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Koji Tanaka, editor
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Univesrity of Auckland

Yasuo Deguchi, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Kyoto University

Jay Garfield, editor
Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Smith College

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