Crossing religious boundaries : Islam, Christianity and 'Yoruba religion' in Lagos, Nigeria /

"Welcome to Lagos; here everything is possible' were the words with which my research collaborator Dr Mustapha Bello greeted me when I first arrived in Nigeria's former capital in 2010. That 'everything is possible' in this megacity, I soon discovered when we drove by a thre...

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Author / Creator:Janson, Marloes, author.
Imprint:Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
©2021
Description:xviii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:The international African library ; 64
International African library ; 64.
Subject:Religious pluralism -- Nigeria -- Lagos.
Religion.
Religious pluralism.
Lagos (Nigeria) -- Religion.
Nigeria -- Lagos.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12632851
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ISBN:9781108838917
110883891X
9781108969079
1108969070
9781108979160
9781108983013
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary:"Welcome to Lagos; here everything is possible' were the words with which my research collaborator Dr Mustapha Bello greeted me when I first arrived in Nigeria's former capital in 2010. That 'everything is possible' in this megacity, I soon discovered when we drove by a three-storey building that, as Mustapha pointed out to me, hosted a mainline church, a Pentecostal church, and a mosque. Although he described himself as a 'die-hard Muslim', Mustapha did not seem to have any problem with a mosque sharing the same space with a church. Underlining the pragmatism that characterizes Lagosians, he argued that this was an 'economic use of space'. While in this particular building different religious institutions occupied different floors, I also came across movements mixing Islam and Christianity, sometimes in interaction with 'Yoruba religion',1 during the course of my nine-month ethnographic field research in Lagos"--
Other form:Online version: Janson, Marloes. Crossing religious boundaries Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2021 9781108979160