By Ayodeji Abodunde
A history of religion is the tale of the advance of Christianity in Nigeria from the earliest occasions to the current. It unearths the breath-taking variety, dynamism and innovativeness that has characterized, and that maintains to outline Christianity in Nigeria. A background of religion weaves the private tales and pioneering efforts of the most important figures that performed major roles in shaping their period, the existing Christian notion that outlined every one interval, and parallel advancements within the Nigerian nation, right into a interesting historical past.
This historical past which starts with the go back of the liberated slaves from Sierra Leone in 1839, is split into six events: the Missionary flow, African Church flow, Prophetic/Healing move, Pentecostal stream, Evangelical circulate and Charismatic move. each one move strains the starting place and development of recent and particular spiritual stories and the way they formed Christian event and witness in Nigeria.
A history of religion connects the occasions occurring in all elements of the rustic and within the varied eras right into a relocating and soaking up tale. This heritage has been enormously enriched through well-illustrated charts and the most important choice of photos of any ebook on Nigeria’s church heritage. It convincingly argues that Christianity has thrived and triumphed in Nigeria.
“The heritage of Christianity in Nigeria is the tale of fellows and girls made up our minds to work out the banner of Jesus Christ raised through the country, and this tale has the facility to talk afresh to us today,” writes Ayodeji Abodunde. “Their lives stand as an affidavit for each iteration, and so they bid us decide up the non secular torch they faithfully and courageously carried.”
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A Heritage of Faith: A History of Christianity in Nigeria by Ayodeji Abodunde