n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - The religious other as a threat : religious persecution as an expression of xenophobia - a global survey of Christian-Muslim convivience
|Article Title||The religious other as a threat : religious persecution as an expression of xenophobia - a global survey of Christian-Muslim convivience|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Publication Date||Nov 2009|
|Pages||69 - 89|
|Keyword(s)||Christian-Muslim convivience, Country profiles, Hermeneutics, Regulation of religion, Religious freedom index, Religious other, Religious persecution, Stranger, Tribalism and Xenophobia|
This article examines xenophobia as a significant factor in religious persecution in contexts where Christians and Muslims live together, because "the religious other" is often perceived as a threat, resulting in restriction of religious freedom and social discrimination. The article explores a deeper understanding of the interplay between religion, xenophobia and religious persecution by examining the relevant data in the most extensive scholarly surveys on religious freedom / persecution in the world and draws on a new hermeneutical model of understanding the stranger.
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