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Africa
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I. Geopolitical Survey – II. History of Religion – III. Christianity

I. Geopolitical Survey

Africa presents a troubled, contradictory picture. Its population is growing faster than that of any other continent. Civil wars and repeated periods of drought force millions to flee. An aggressive Islamism is unsettling the fragile equilibrium of multireligious societies. Political borders drawn by the colonial powers, which …

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Sautter, Hermann, Westerlund, David and Hastings, Adrian, “Africa”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00217>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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