Ayodeji Abodunde's A Heritage of Faith: A History of Christianity in Nigeria PDF

By Ayodeji Abodunde

the main finished account but of the background of Christianity in Nigeria: a magisterial work.

A history of religion is the tale of the advance of Christianity in Nigeria from the earliest instances to the current. It unearths the breath-taking range, dynamism and innovativeness that has characterized, and that maintains to outline Christianity in Nigeria. A history of religion weaves the non-public tales and pioneering efforts of the key figures that performed major roles in shaping their period, the present Christian idea that outlined each one interval, and parallel advancements within the Nigerian kingdom, right into a attention-grabbing historical past.

This historical past which starts off with the go back of the liberated slaves from Sierra Leone in 1839, is split into six activities: the Missionary circulate, African Church stream, Prophetic/Healing circulation, Pentecostal flow, Evangelical flow and Charismatic circulate. every one stream strains the beginning and development of latest and precise spiritual studies and the way they formed Christian event and witness in Nigeria.

A history of religion connects the occasions taking place in all elements of the rustic and within the various eras right into a relocating and soaking up tale. This historical past has been drastically enriched by way of well-illustrated charts and the biggest number of pictures of any e-book on Nigeria’s church historical past. It convincingly argues that Christianity has thrived and triumphed in Nigeria.

“The historical past of Christianity in Nigeria is the tale of guys and girls decided to work out the banner of Jesus Christ raised during the state, and this tale has the ability to talk afresh to us today,” writes Ayodeji Abodunde. “Their lives stand as an affidavit for each new release, and so they bid us choose up the religious torch they faithfully and courageously carried.”

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