By Ayodeji Abodunde
A background of religion is the tale of the improvement of Christianity in Nigeria from the earliest occasions 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 private tales and pioneering efforts of the main figures that performed major roles in shaping their period, the present Christian suggestion that outlined every one interval, and parallel advancements within the Nigerian kingdom, right into a attention-grabbing historical past.
This historical past which starts with the go back of the liberated slaves from Sierra Leone in 1839, is split into six routine: the Missionary move, African Church stream, Prophetic/Healing circulation, Pentecostal circulation, Evangelical circulation and Charismatic flow. each one circulation lines the beginning and development of recent and special non secular reports and the way they formed Christian adventure and witness in Nigeria.
A history of religion connects the occasions taking place in all components of the rustic and within the various eras right into a relocating and soaking up tale. This heritage has been vastly enriched by means of well-illustrated charts and the most important selection of pictures of any ebook on Nigeria’s church background. It convincingly argues that Christianity has thrived and triumphed in Nigeria.
“The heritage of Christianity in Nigeria is the tale of fellows and ladies made up our minds to work out the banner of Jesus Christ raised during the country, and this tale has the ability to talk afresh to us today,” writes Ayodeji Abodunde. “Their lives stand as a sworn statement for each iteration, and so they bid us choose up the religious torch they faithfully and courageously carried.”
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