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 range, dynamism and innovativeness that has characterized, and that maintains to outline Christianity in Nigeria. A historical past 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 attention-grabbing heritage.
This heritage which starts with the go back of the liberated slaves from Sierra Leone in 1839, is split into six hobbies: the Missionary circulation, African Church move, Prophetic/Healing stream, Pentecostal circulation, Evangelical flow and Charismatic circulate. every one circulate lines the starting place and progress of latest and detailed spiritual reviews and the way they formed Christian adventure and witness in Nigeria.
A history of religion connects the occasions taking place in all elements of the rustic and within the assorted 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 choice of images 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 fellows and girls decided 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 a sworn statement for each new release, they usually bid us decide up the religious torch they faithfully and courageously carried.”
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