Weakness Of The Key Factors Of Religious Diversity In Nigeria
After analyzing the article, some weaknesses were identified and highlighted, which could have been elaborated and emphasized on. Critiques will be pointed out as well.
• In Dowd’s study, he suggests that integration is a key component to the achieving religious diversity in a religious diverse society. How many religiously diversified countries have been integrated? What are the standards for integration? In terms of standard measures, integration, a key component of religious diversity, is not clearly addressed by the author. Also, in present Nigeria, does Nigeria meet with the standards for integration of religious diversity?
• Although the author’s arguments are valid, especially as religious leaders play a key …show more content…
The author’s knowledge on African Studies does not crown his interactive experience with religious diversity in Nigeria. As a non-citizen of Nigeria, his account does not provide an in-depth analysis. In other words, his comprehension of religious diversity in Nigeria is subjective. Noted, the author conducted interviews for his research. Still, do the interviews conducted serve as coverage for realization of religious diversity in Nigeria?
• The author conducted interviews which focused on religious leaders. He emphasized the importance of religious leaders in religious diverse settings. He recognizes the influence religious leaders will have; also the strategically behaviour of leaders. He points out that this affects the decision making of religious leaders. I propose a question as to the personality of religious leaders, which I assert as individuality of the leader. Simply, does the personality/individuality (psychological reasoning) of a religious leader not influence the realization of religious …show more content…
In relation to Nigeria, for the author to have a wide coverage of Nigeria, I will suggest that he expands his research to the six geo-political zones of Nigeria. This is assumed a distinct coverage of the country and pose for generalization of his study. In addition, for futuristic study, the author should involve Nongovernmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations in Nigeria (or other areas of case study), which focus on interreligious conflict. This is will provide an insight into the study. At the same time, it will fulfill the purpose of introducing integration of religious diversity and involvement of Civil Society