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A Secularisation of a Sacred Ideology? Civil Religion and Inter-religious Relations in Contemporary Tanzania

Olsson, Hans LU (2011) European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) 4 p.1-10
Abstract
The paper discusses the legacy of the ujamaa ideology in contemporary Tanzania through the concept of civil religion and current strives along inter-religious and intra-religious lines. By using Demerath III's theory on secularisation and sacralisation, contemporary religious voices in Tanzania are intepreted as agents of secularisation that desacralises the now sacred legacy of the ujamaa ideology, the primarly building block of the Tanzanian nation.
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ujamaa., religious politics, inter-religious relations, sacralisation, civil religion, secularisation, religion, Tanzania
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10 pages
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European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) 4
language
English
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yes
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  abstract     = {The paper discusses the legacy of the ujamaa ideology in contemporary Tanzania through the concept of civil religion and current strives along inter-religious and intra-religious lines. By using Demerath III's theory on secularisation and sacralisation, contemporary religious voices in Tanzania are intepreted as agents of secularisation that desacralises the now sacred legacy of the ujamaa ideology, the primarly building block of the Tanzanian nation.},
  author       = {Olsson, Hans},
  keyword      = {ujamaa.,religious politics,inter-religious relations,sacralisation,civil religion,secularisation,religion,Tanzania},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--10},
  title        = {A Secularisation of a Sacred Ideology? Civil Religion and Inter-religious Relations in Contemporary Tanzania},
  year         = {2011},
}