Sudan: Religion and Conflict

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Blackwell Companion to Religion and Violence
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781405191319
StatePublished - Apr 20 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Christianity, spreading to Sudan in sixth century - supplanting Pharaonic tradition, polytheistic gods
  • Initial process of Islamization in Sudan - by and large a peaceful process
  • North Sudan, tied to Arab Muslim culture - benefitting from higher rates of development
  • Religion and civil war in Sudan - religious identity, line between northern and southern regions
  • Religious affiliation, principal marker of national identity - during the civil wars
  • Sudan - religion and conflict
  • Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA), by John Garang - rebellion against central government
  • Sudan's history, awash with episodes of political violence - rooted in politicization of religion
  • Sudan, a troubled relationship - involving much of the international community
  • Sudan, restored to Egyptian rule by Anglo-Egyptian agreement, 1899 - by Britain and Egypt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities

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