By Ayodeji Abodunde
A historical past of religion is the tale of the advance of Christianity in Nigeria from the earliest instances to the current. It finds the breath-taking variety, 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 foremost figures that performed major roles in shaping their period, the present Christian proposal that outlined each one interval, and parallel advancements within the Nigerian kingdom, right into a interesting heritage.
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 stream, African Church move, Prophetic/Healing move, Pentecostal stream, Evangelical circulate and Charismatic circulation. every one circulation lines the starting place and development of recent and specific spiritual reviews and the way they formed Christian adventure and witness in Nigeria.
A background of religion connects the occasions taking place in all components of the rustic and within the diversified eras right into a relocating and soaking up tale. This background has been significantly enriched through well-illustrated charts and the most important selection of images of any publication on Nigeria’s church background. It convincingly argues that Christianity has thrived and triumphed in Nigeria.
“The background of Christianity in Nigeria is the tale of guys and ladies decided to determine the banner of Jesus Christ raised during the state, and this tale has the facility 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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A Heritage of Faith: A History of Christianity in Nigeria by Ayodeji Abodunde