Muslim Ethiopia: The Christian Legacy, Identity Politics, and Islamic Reformism

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Springer, Apr 17, 2013 - Social Science - 267 pages
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Drawing on international and multidisciplinary expertise, this pioneering edited collection analyzing Islam in contemporary Ethiopia challenges the popular notion of a 'Christian Ethiopia' imagined as the century-old, never colonized Abyssinia, isolated in the highlands and dominated by Orthodox Christianity.
 

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Contents

List of Figures
The Christian Legacy Identity Politics
The Gendering Discourse in the Debates of Religious Orthodoxy
Against Wahhabism? IslamicReform Ambivalence
Ahlu Sunna wa lJamaa in Somalia
Terje Østebø
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Dereje Feyissa, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia Haggai Erlich, Tel-Aviv University, Israel Stig Jarle Hansen, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway Minako Ishihara, Faculty of Humanities of Nanzan University, Japan Roland Marchal, National Center for Scientific Research, France Meron Zeleke, Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), University of Bayreuth, Germany Simone Rettberg, University of Bayreuth, Germany Zakaria M. Sheekh, Human Rights activist and as a consultant for the UN and Western governments on Somali issues Zerihun Abebe, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway

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