African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 166

Review

The religious cycle in Sudan history: Case study on the Sudanese religious conflicts up to 1983

Samuel, J.B.M.
  • Samuel, J.B.M.
  • Religion and Peace Study Department, Mekerere University, Uganda.
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Catherine, J.
  • Catherine, J.
  • Religion and Peace Study Department, Mekerere University, Uganda.
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Paddy, M.
  • Paddy, M.
  • Religion and Peace Study Department, Mekerere University, Uganda.
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  •  Received: 08 February 2016
  •  Accepted: 26 May 2016
  •  Published: 30 June 2017

Abstract

This article aims to give an insight to the role of religion in Sudanese history through the centuries before the birth of Christ to the present time by discussing; (a) Impact of Ancient Egyptian religions. (b) Judaism and its influence on Sudanese social transformation. (c) Entry of Christianity and its role in dividing the Nubian society into three kingdoms between two denominations Catholic and Orthodox. (d) Entry of Islam and its role in conflicts which led to the separation of South Sudan in 2011.               

Key words: Religion, Ancient Egyptian gods, Judaism, Christianity/Missions, Islam, African Beliefs Ethnicity/tribes, British, Egypt, Sudan and South Sudan, Turkey.