Religion and African Identity: A Reflection on Nigerian Situation


The thrust of this paper is to take a reflection on Nigerian situation of religion and African identity. This systematic and functional position has become necessary in view of rich and deep insight into social functions of religion in building African cultural identity in a globalized world. This exploratory survey makes use of literary, sociological and historical methods and analyzed through culture centred approach. The result shows that religion has rich social functions and if fully tapped will build a cohesive society and progressive African identity based on African cultural values. This will be achieved through collaborative effort of all sundry.

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Uche, C. and Ogugua, P. (2013) Religion and African Identity: A Reflection on Nigerian Situation. Open Journal of Philosophy, 3, 248-254. doi: 10.4236/ojpp.2013.31A040.

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