Impact of the African tradition on African Christianity by Nya Kwiawon Taryor

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  • Africa,
  • Africa.


  • Independent churches -- Africa.,
  • Africa -- Church history.

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Statementby Nya Kwiawon Taryor, Sr.
LC ClassificationsBR1360 .T37 1984
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 309 p. :
Number of Pages309
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3175593M
ISBN 100913491039, 0913491047
LC Control Number83017985

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This book is a historical survey of the planting of Christianity in Africa and the contributions of Africans to the growth, development and spread of the Faith.

The book outlines the thrust of early missionaries' impact on the African culture and the impact of the African culture on Paperback. Impact of the African Tradition on African Christianity Books. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Impact of the African tradition on African Christianity book Cart.

Books. Go Search Hello Select your address Today's Deals Cited by: 4. Get this from a library. Impact of the African tradition on African Christianity. [Nya Kwiawon Taryor]. Sep 24,  · Ancient African Christianity is therefore significant because it is a one-stop-shop in engaging important issues and current scholarship dealing with ancient north African Christianity.

One problem the book raises, however, is that of attributing unique identities to ancient north African Christianity. American evangelical Christianity as well as the Arab cultural package of Islam.

seem to have marginalized and undermined, to a significant extent, some of the. African religious and cultural values of Ghanaians, which emphasize family unity, community participation, love and sense of family belonging.

Mar 09,  · The Effects of Christianity on Traditional African Religions. Since the introduction of slavery in the Americas in the early ’s, Christianity has had a powerful effect on the African American culture.

When the European settlers discovered the communities in Africa, they saw opportunities for advancement of their hamptonsbeachouse.coms: mind of Africans for the acceptance of Islam and Christianity.

Furthermore, in the traditional African society, instruments of social control include: Taboos, swearing of oath, making of blood pact, trial by ordeal, oracles, vows, secret societies and the meticulous observation of customs and, as in other parts of the.

I have studied the history of Africa quite a bit, but I am not part of that culture. I believe that with the advent of Christianity in parts of Africa, there has been a huge change is the amount of superstition.

Traditional, animist religion saw humans as being subject to the whims of local gods. Jun 03,  · Hence, it cannot be avoided in the interaction between Christianity and African Traditional Religion. Since Christianity Conflicts Between African Traditional Religion and Christianity in Eastern Nigeria: The Igbo Example - Chukwuma O.

Okeke, Christopher N. Ibenwa, Gloria Tochukwu Okeke, Cited by: 4. Jul 22,  · Second, there is no culture which is superior to another, meaning that teaching the Christian faith to African people through the medium of Western culture, as many missionaries did on the grounds that traditional African culture was primitive, was a.

Many believe that Christianity cannot be traditionally African because it is supposed to be imported from Europe. In other words, if good ideas appeared in Africa, they must have come from the Western world.

Thomas C. Oden, in his fascinating book, How Africa Shaped the Christian Mind: Rediscovering the African Seedbed of Western Christianity. Since there are no sacred books on which to base the study of African traditional religion except on the proverbs, folklores, oral tradition, ethics and morals of African societies, we shall, in this study, critically analyze some major concepts of African traditional.

Sep 25,  · The basis of Christianity in Africa is the same as Christianity in other parts of the world, no matter how much African tradition there is.

For example, in the film Man, God and Africa, the wedding ceremony at the end of the film is very similar to Christian wedding ceremonies in. The rapid spread of Pentecostal Christianity and fundamentalist Islam has had a great impact on the role of indigenous religion in Africa.

African traditional religions' response to this has been to formulate new ways of survival, including developing literature, institutionalizing the traditions, establishing associations of priests, and creating schools for the training of priests.

If we marry in our traditional way, it is barbaric and uncivilized. Our burial rites are savage and ungodly. Our history began with our enslavement and colonization, and our IQ is lower than that of the Chimpanzee.

So we openly throw away our African traditions to aspire to the benefits of our masters' 'superior' ways of life. Christianity altogether. Seventhly, there was considerable hostility to African Traditional Religion.

Any African Christian who raised it risked victimization. That theology must be open to the aspiration of the people of Africa if it is to help Christianity to become incarnate in the life of the peoples of the African.

known variously as indigenous Christianity or independent churches have arisen throughout sub-Saharan Africa and prob-ably represent the largest current manifestation of traditional African religion, albeit in a pluralist context.

ThE AfRiCAn ConTinEnT To understand African religion, it helps to look at Africa. African literature - African literature - The influence of oral traditions on modern writers: Themes in the literary traditions of contemporary Africa are worked out frequently within the strictures laid down by the imported religions Christianity and Islam and within the struggle between traditional and modern, between rural and newly urban, between genders, and between generations.

The oral. Christianity in Africa: From African Independent to Pentecostal-Charismatic Churches Article (PDF Available) in Annual Review of Anthropology 33(1) · October with 4, Reads. African theology is Christian theology or black theology from the perspective of the African cultural context.

Although there are very old Christian traditions on the continent, in the last centuries Christianity in Africa has been determined to a large extent by western forms of Christianity, brought by colonization and mission, until the midth century.

Christianity is embraced by the majority of the population in most Southern African, Southeast African, and Central African states and others in some parts of Horn of Africa and West Africa. The Coptic Christians make up a significant minority in Egypt. “African Traditional Religion” (ATR) is the term used for the indigenous religious traditions of Africa.

While ATR has been often seen in negative terms, especially by early missionaries, later studies have demonstrated that ATR is not really what these outside observers earlier on assumed.

Moreover, Christianity in Africa can be found almost everywhere on the continent and indigenous varieties of the tradition developed which allowed it to become as part of Africa as African. As we African Christian intellectuals continue to meet to discuss Christianity and African culture, other African Christians are in the process daily of shaping a Christianity that will be at home in Africa and in which Africans will be at home.

Oct 06,  · While Islam and Christianity tend to be overtly resistant to adopting traditional African religious ideas or practices, indigenous African religions have always accommodated other beliefs. For example, an African amulet might have inside of it a written verse from either the Koran or Christian Author: Anthony Chiorazzi.

The term "African theology" originated from a s major discussion in Rome involving African and Haitian priests studying how to adopt indigenous traditional African religious beliefs, practices, rituals, history, and culture into the Christian message of Christ for the African people.

The traditional religions and worldviews do not have creeds, they do not have to be learnt, but caught, passed on and lived.

This is a pervasive religious worldview with a dominant and powerful influence on man in traditional Africa. Christianity has to address this traditional religious holism/organism and its pantheistic tendencies. Jan 21,  · In his book, "The Early Church in Africa," he stated emphatically that, "Christianity in Africa is so old that it can be rightly described as an indigenous, traditional and African religion." Right from the Bible one can trace the presence of African Christians.

Ancient traditions, profound impact. North Africa: Recommended resources. Here are a few books, websites, and past CHM issues recommended by Christian History staff and this issue’s authors as guides to the landscape of early African Christianity.

Many in the younger generations however, were unable to connect with the message of the traditional church, and they began to search elsewhere for answers to questions involving African American.

tradition, and their impact on women™s ability to access their basic human rights. Section Three addresses some of the major issues around gender, culture and religion, and provides guidelines and suggestions for news coverage.

precipitous decline of traditional cultural pursuits in the colonies. With Africa subjugated and dominated, the Western culture and European mode of civilisation began to thrive and outgrow African cultural heritage. Traditional African cultural practices paved the way for foreign way of doing things as Africans became fully ‘westernised’.

Contemporary Perspectives on Religions in Africa and the African Diaspora explores African derived religions in a globalized world.

The volume focuses on the continent, on African identity in globaliz Religious Traditions in Africa: An Overview of Origins, Basic Beliefs, and Practices. Ibigbolade S. Aderibigbe. Christianity. phenomenal growth of Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa.

The article further describes the impact of Christianity on sub-Saharan Africa in terms of education, socio-politics, and health; here I shall base my remarks on the history of Christian missions in the region since the late nineteen century.

West African Christianity: The Religious Impact. London: Hurst, E-mail Citation» This text by a notable scholar of both Christianity and Islam concentrates on the religious dimensions of West African Christianity and the roles of both missionaries and Africans in its spread and development.

religiosity was achieved through the evangelisation of Africans by returnee African Christian slaves and Christian missionaries from the West. At the same time, it was the African Independent Churches (AICs) that introduced African traditional religious practices in African Christian religious communities (Kalu b:5; Onunma ).Cited by: 3.

Influence of Yoruba Culture in Christian Religious Worship By Odejobi Cecilia Omobola Institute of Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Abstract Religion is the strongest element in African culture and exerts great influence upon the conduct of the African.

Christianity, the faith of almost three-quarters of the diverse South African population, has long been pushed to the margins of historical writing on South Africa, yet for more than two centuries it has shaped South African society and its diverse subcultures.

This tightly constructed and vigorously written book--a collaboration of thirty specialists working in seven countries--situates Reviews: 2. Slavery and African American Religion. Sources. Christianization. One of the most important developments in African American culture in this era was the spread of Christianity within both the slave and free black communities.

In the Southern colonies, where most American slaves lived, Anglican missionaries led the way. Traditional African approaches in the light of natural values, and of modern secular attitude If we are going to speak of traditional African concepts and customs regarding marriage and the family, a few clarifications are called for.

The first is that the context of this article is sub-Sahara Africa. Jan 18,  · Therefore, leaving Christianity for a traditional African religion exhibits a lack of understanding of the richness of Christian theology and our enslaved ancestors’ connection to the Ernest Cleo Grant II.AFRICAN WORLDVIEW AND CHRISTIAN PNEUMATOLOGY: DIVERGENCES AND CONVERGENCES Lord Elorm-Donkor Fellow at the Manchester Wesley Research Centre Introduction The phenomenal success of Christianity in Africa has not brought desired moral standards into African societies.

A report drawn up for the centenary of the World Missionary.African Traditional Religion is now widely taught in African universities, but its identity remains essentially negative: African belief that is not Christianity or Islam.

To understand the issue one must go back to the beginnings of anthropology in the 19th century and .

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