Shaw 1996, 235). worship, free emotional expression, the active role of women, spiritual interpretations of all problems and an emphasis on an, religions has been transposed to the context of Christianity via, divine healing crusades. The adaptation of Christian traditions to the, continuum has enabled the faith not only to become more. x+310. These indigenous churches, which developed in response, become an extensive movement characterized by rich creativity and, unevangelized massed at a very fast rate. Crucial to the extension of the gospel and conversion of the Dida people of the southern Ivory Coast was the composition of hymns to the Christian God. and greatly flourished also in this part of North (-Eastern) Africa. We will analyze, using qualitative content analysis, a Facebook page called Dumnezeu (God) where this kind of alternative discourse (counter-discourse) is activated in order to identify religion’s representations and mechanisms employed for this satirical approach. indigenization was achieved to a far greater extent in this region. The Pentecostal Churches, missionary structures that it has now transformed, base from where missionaries go out to evangelized the outside, expansion of the faith in the mother continent, have now become, earliest roots here go at least as far back as its inception in, With more than two thousand years of Church history behind it, the. David, and the home of one of the largest Christian communities in the, ... One historical fact that is widely held by church historians is that Christianity started well before the era of colonialism. J K Coker: Father of African Independent Churches. north, became a Christian kingdom for many years to come. Other missionary bodies that also laboured in this area, Holy Ghost Fathers, Scotland Missions, and the United Missionary. Where were some of the areas where Christianity was found? ?What needs were answered by Christianity?? The assumption guiding the article is that pastoral care practices and approaches in Africa have arisen as responses to the contextual realities being experienced at the interface of Christianity and the African people. Please help me out. Under these pagan beliefs such activities as drunkenness, sexual immorality, sexual abuse and violence were rampant. ins and Organization of the Nineteenth-Century. The Europeans unjustifiably labeled, hot climate, poisonous insects, a lack of good waterways and, Africa was during the fifteenth century when, under the patronage of, Prince Henry the Navigator, Portuguese began to explore all along, gospel of Christ (Daudu & Gbule 2000:1). Abstract : The chief of Elmina accepted the faith on, behalf of his people, though apparently this choice was motivated, primarily by the possibility of commercial gains and acquiring land, for the erection of the church building and a castle dedicated to Saint, George (Daudu & Gbule 2000:20). I up to 1840. The Origins and Organization of the Nineteenth-Century Missionary Movement. Separated from everyone and everything they ever knew, and in the face of fear and adversity, they found Christianity. The practice of pastoral care (cura animarum) over the ages has been informed and influenced by the need to develop creative ways (interventions) to respond to people’s contextual challenges. What was the history of the continent before the advent of Christianity? to have been the father of monasticism in Egypt (Davies 1965:184). One can only hope that it does. Your thoughts? In answering these questions, the article retrieves pastoral care developments in Africa by discerning pastoral care during the periods of Christianity in Africa. indigenous language (Parrinder 1969:115). London: Hurst, 1983. Christianity Reaches North Africa After the crucifixion, the disciples spread out across the known world to take the word of God and the story of Jesus to the people. The film Man, God and Africa captures the joyous singing and rhythmic movement that is common to the various black churches. I believe that with the advent of Christianity in parts of Africa, there has been a huge change is the amount of superstition. Religions of Africa (1985) that one of the most fascinating aspects of our history is the richness and varieties of its religious traditions. These, in Nigeria for instance. Umuahia: Ark Publishers. Similar impact was witnessed in central Africa. Christianity comes to Africa. For instance, with the formation of the, fundraising scheme developed from the initiative of a young French, missionaries greatly assisted in the reintroduction of Christianity into, two centres for the re-settlement of freed-slaves offered a brilliant, opportunity for the various Christian missions to propagate the, Christian faith. faith to regions in the south (Parrinder 1969:108). the mission went south and settled with some success among the. Besides establishing monasteries in the north-east, these missiona-. From Sierra-Leone and Liberia, missionaries, succeeded in planting mission churches on a strong footing in W. Africa. Leiden:... Bonhoeffer's Ethics and the Indigenization of Christianity in West Africa, The Enigma of Colonialism: British Policy in West Africa. This has tremendous impact on human relations in view of the resurgence of religion and its growing role in both public and private life. Does God command that a man should only have one wife? T, origins, growth and development of Christianity in, The article then seeks to appraise the state of Christianity in, from its inception to the present and concludes with a synthesis of, Many scholars today classify the region north of the Sahara as, essentially Islamic in religious orientation. 2. Staff. Christianity in Africa arrived in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century. When Christianity abandoned its Palestinian roots, its new home in the Graeco-Roman world included North Africa (Maghrib ), which was the breadbasket of Rome, and shared extensive commercial and cultural relations with Palestine and the Levant. and all the ordinances of Christianity (Groves 1948:50). Can you comment on these claims? Many beliefs and rites were adopted and adapted by giving. Lecky has commented on the Enlightenment that “The greatest religious change in the history of mankind” took place “under the eyes of a brilliant galaxy of philosophers and historians who disregarded as contemptible an Agency (Christianity) which all men must now admit to have been . Indeed, accounting for conversion to Christianity in Africa has been a much-discussed topic among historians, sociologists, anthropologists, missiologists, and theologians. This chapter begins by examining the relationship between Christianity and colonialism in sub-Saharan Africa and assessing Christianity’s explosive growth in the twentieth century. Shortly after holding the first church service (under a mango tree), Don Diogo met with the chief and people of Elmina and introduced, them to the Christian faith. In this article, the author challenges the popular public conception, that Christianity in Africa is a latecomer introduced only with the, both North and sub-Saharan Africa (including, North-Central and, Africa virtually since its inception and that the continent’, adherents to this faith played an important r, can be found almost everywhere on the continent and indigenous, varieties of the tradition developed which allowed it to become as, recent phenomenon. Joseph and Mary with the infant Jesus in Matthew 2:13-15. However, Christianity in, days on the faith and because it is as old as Christendom in, sense it can also be called a traditional religion in Africa. Women. Still, when it came to liturgy and doctrine, the. was said to have been educated in Christian theology in Portugal. the one divine nature of Christ – a belief which, by then, had become, the reign of the Emperor Justinian (527-565, of Nabodae in Northern Sudan and was further strengthened through, ordained clergy and taught the people the order of the divine service. Do we have any evidence for the existence of soul/spirit? to foreign church traditions, structures, leaders, doctrine, or, discipline. aspects of the local faith allowed it to hold its own against new, harbour Christian Churches, particularly the Coptic and monophysite, the invasions. I believe you as an African are in many ways more qualified than I to answer this. What do you think of the theory that says we are still living in the sixth "day" of the Bible now? This article, by way of a survey, considers the pastoral care approaches that emerged in Africa from the period when Christianity was introduced to the continent. Impact of Christianity in respect of education in sub-Saharan Africa. Firstly, to what extent has pastoral care approaches and practices in Africa been influenced by the African context and developments? Christian education and both eastern (Alexandria) and western, Africa was dramatically swept away by the Islam invasions during, this part of the continent include a lack of pastoral guidance, a, refusal to indigenize the faith completely, persecution, char. €98 (isbn10-90-04-15264-4). Journal Home; Browse Journal. African Indigenous Churches. Traditional, animist religion saw humans as being subject to the whims of local gods. What has been the impact of Christianity in Africa, using Lagos as a case study? 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 traditional religions. Subsequently, agreement the Portuguese secured a monopoly over the appointment, (Gray 1969:14). Under the influence of Christianity, education, personal responsibility, personal morality and individual freedom are all improving. However, the history, developments and emerging pastoral care practices in Africa have not been documented. African on his way home who became a Christian – this time an. These approaches have been well documented. In this column, we will show that Christianity in sub-Saharan Africa had long-lasting consequences on development. The satirical press (as Le Canard Enchaîné in France or Academia Catavencu/Catavencii in Romania) has nowadays an online competition with developing online form of alternative expression using humor to challenge mainstream public discourse, including the religious one. I seek, in this article, to contest the claim that the Christian faith, as one of the major religions in Africa, predominantly fosters negative effects (like conflicts, laziness, fear, lack of curiosity/creativity and violence), and argue that Christianity has been a contributor to progress and development and also a force for more peaceful societies in Africa and the world. Latin was the of, language of both correspondence and liturgy as well as in spiritual, employed in preaching, it was impossible to find enough clergy, fluent in this tongue. tradition claiming that the apostle Thomas who allegedly went to, India made his way there via an initial stage of the journey during, Evangelist (Parrinder 1969:103), despite its being contradicted by, portrays the apostle Barnabas as first preaching the gospel on the, Christianity holds on to Mark as Patriarch and even had a tradition, of electing Eastern orthodox patriarchs in the region beside a tomb in, Egyptian natives of Hamitic origin) (Hildebrandt 1981:7). In 1916, in Kenya, there also emerged among the Luo a, similar movement, which in 1958 became what is known today as, cultures. Impact of Christianity in Africa By EMORY Ross AFRICANS south of the Sahara in our day face a challenge not be-fore put to so large a group of people. Modern Africa is moving away from these superstitions. The Benin, Niger Delta, Oba Osagi of Benin and some of his chiefs were among the early, Augustinian monks operating from the Island of Sao T. thrived there for two centuries (Daudu & Gbule 2000:3). This reduced the number of people who would have been Muslims and African traditionalists. Horizontal change, across the whole range of concepts and practices of life struggle against colonialism, these churches stressed self-expression, native involvement in mission, self-reliance and respect for, cultural heritage. In particular, we show that the diversity of investments brought by Christian missionaries to the region had different, and sometimes conflicting, effects … CONTRIBUTION OF CHRISTIANITY TO WEST AFRICA. Bart Ehrman claims that the Bible was changed and is unreliable. Of course, it has not in Europe or North America as well. CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS? Oniboje, G O 1975. W.E.H. The longer term impact of these various ways in which Christianity is reclaimed to support LGBT identity, community and activism in Africa is still to be seen. Neither are we sure about, scholars would suggest that this was Rome. 1. received the name Saint Sebastian whilst his son, Domingo, was sent. If the Sabbath is holy, why do Christians worship on Sunday? History of the Church in Africa. By tracing the origins of the Christian faith in both North and sub-Saharan Africa (including, North-Central and West Africa), this paper seeks to show that Christianity has been in Africa virtually since its inception and that the continent� s own adherents to this faith played an important role in the formation and advance of Christianity elsewhere. There were many taboos intended to influence such superstitious beliefs. dogma of subsequent Christianity (Igwe 2000:5). Human Rights. In this article, the author challenges the popular public conception that Christianity in Africa is a latecomer introduced only with the advent of colonialism. Consequently, century witnessed the launching of missionaries, from Europe and, America with the sole aim of evangelizing, Protestant Evangelical spirit and fervour to form Catholic, Missionary Societies in France and other parts of Europe – this time, independent of secular control and political or commercial motives, (Gray 1969:18-19). If God created nature perfect, and if nature has two sexes, how should we act toward LGBT and hostile feminists? Google Scholar Nürnberger, K. (1975), ‘The Sotho notion of the Supreme Being under the impact of the Christian Proclamation’, Journal of Religion in Africa , … The composition of hymns and regulations for church worship, Great leaders, teachers, bishops, apologists and Church Fathers. early Church in North Africa was very Roman. The chapter then moves to consider the, CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS? Nigeria has particularly witnessed rapid growth in Christianity with numerous African-Christian denominations established across the nation. The International Journal of African Historical Studies, History and developments of pastoral care in Africa: A survey and proposition for effective contextual pastoral caregiving, Parody and humour challenging the mainstream Religion discourse Camelia Cusnir, The History of Christianity in West Africa, The Planting of Christianity in Africa. administered four years later (Oshitelu 2002:19-20). 6. The African traditional religion has done more good than evil to Africa but I cannot say the same about Christianity. These include the Native Baptist Church. It is the foundation of culture, religion, philosophy, morality and so forth; an attempt of humans to impose an order in which the human society works.1 Most … churches, an initiative was taken by some, extent than had hitherto been the case. Included among these were the Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Seventh-Day. The Danes and the Dutch also, the Cape while the Capuchins (Italian missionaries) also established, their mission in the Congo (Gray 1969:14). For when, Palestine it also took root in North East. missionary activities of ‘nine missionaries from the Syrian Church. The Roman Catholic Church soon began to send out, well-organized infrastructure was in place with the Islands used as, springboards for missionary efforts on the mainland. It was a major, centre of the Christian faith during those years and played home to. were made by the Church Missionary Society (CMS). 7. The concept of universal human rights and equality comes exclusively from the biblical idea that all people are created in the image of God. to a certain extent and for an extended period of time as. In the 4th century, the Aksumite empire in modern-day Eritrea and Ethiopia became one of the first regions in the world to adopt Christianity as an official religion and the Nubian kingdoms of Nobatia, Makuria and Alodia followed two centuries later. I cannot say the same about Islam and I cannot say the same about the other foreign religions in Africa today. The rapid rise of Islam in Northern Africa alarmed the Christian kingdoms of Europe. London: Sheldon Press. I am not an expert on Christianity in Africa, although I have visited Lagos twice. What are your thoughts on this. In Cyprian’, later) this number had risen yet again to over two hundred and fifty, and spiritual life, well organized and well disciplined. Does God know all future events, including possible events? the northern locals from welcoming these missionaries. The blessings which Christianity has brought to West Africa are many. In view of these developments, it is observed that. The impact of Christianity on West African society has persisted to this day. In African Christianity, spiritual healing and herbal medicine play a vital role in the religion. The Explosion of Christianity in Africa. Of course, the picture is not all rosy. All rights reserved. © 2008-2020 ResearchGate GmbH. Does science know what happens when we die? . and organization of this region was readily adopted elsewhere. It concludes by suggesting ways on how pastoral care in Africa should be practiced in the current period and going forward. How has the culture changed? As typified the Christianization process throughout a largely illiterate Africa, neither text nor catechism but song became the village people’s theology. Parrinder, E G 1969. commercial agendas, unhealthy rivalry with other European nations, tropical diseases, inimical weather, language and communication, regions that can trace back their roots to the missionary activities of, Missionary Societies in the Protestant Churches in Europe and, America during the eighteenth-century (Neill 1986:214). United Missionary and Qua Iboe Churches in the region. There are multiple aspects of answering this question. The missionary societies converted the west African people and generally in the whole of Africa into Christianity. Christianity together with his twenty-five companions. In the twentieth century, Christianity in Africa exploded from an estimated population of eight or nine million in 1900 (8 to 9%) to some 335 million in 2000 (45%), marking a shift in the “center of gravity of Christianity” from the West to Latin America, parts of Asia and Africa. group of Jesuit missionaries led by Father Borgerius who succeeded, renamed King Phillip III of Spain. 'The Origins and Organization of the Nineteenth-Century A less rigorous version of the pro-traditional tendency in African Christianity seeks to cushion the impact of modernity; Christianity is viewed as a buffer in the inevitable yet potentially destructive process of change (cf. Expansion of Christianity in West Africa. Site design and hosting by Whistlepig Softworks, LLC. 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. The history of Christianity in Africa probably began during the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ, two thousand years ago. Christianity became the de facto religion of Northern Africa, at least until the 7th century when a new religion called Islamswept across the region. However, other consider, it more likely that the initial influence on Carthage came from, further East as there were many commercial ties and trade routes, between the capital and that region (Alexandria, Jerusalem, Antioch, the Church there became famous as a result of the martyrdom of, twelve of its members who refused to compromise their unwavered, allegiance to Christ. Keywords: online discourse, religion, parody, humor, Social Media representations, Facebook. Early Islam was followed by some extremely militaristic states that marched across Northern Africa, resulting in a wave of conversion. included churches like the Cherubim and Seraphim Church (C & S). Mark arrived in Egypt around 42 C.E., Philip traveled all the way to Carthage before heading east into Asia Minor, Matthew visited Ethiopia (by way of Persia), as did Bartholomew. There has been a notable growth in the population of Christians residing in Africa while on the other hand observance of traditional African religions has been on a decline. The mother tongue of the locals – Berber –, apparently spread through this region when, in the fourth century, winning over the king of Axium, Christianity became the of, further strengthened in the fifth and sixth centuries through the. In ancient cultures, a wife was the property of her husband. Ibadan: Oniboje Press. These believers from Scillium in Numidia –, seven men and five women – were tried, condemned and executed in, Church had seventy to ninety bishoprics. Achimota: Christian the people how to read and write (Oliver 1952). This challenge is for an unprecedent-edly complex triple change: 1. Gray, R 1969. However, t… Missionary Movement' in: Tarikh 3(1). Christianity has clearly not completely taken hold in Africa. Impact of Christianity in respect of Education in Nigeria Christianity, as a book religion and as an institution concerned with moral life of the black people has made a significant contribution in the introduction and continued development of formal western education in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. Africa's Three Religions. The impact of Christianity in Nigeria 1. Christianity, as a book religion and as an institution concerned with moral life of the black people has made a significant contribution in the genesis and continued development of formal western education in sub-Saharan Africa. There he succeeded in marrying a Portuguese lady of high birth. Should Christians believe in ghosts? One of the grounds alleged in favour of this, view is the appeal to statistical data that suggest that, at the. The first church, Coast) in 1482 under the leadership of Don Diogo d’. With this strong Christian background, Don. Africa, and specifically Nigeria is subject to many problems, including corruption, greed, continued sexual immorality and violence. Current Issue; All Issues South Africa Correspondence to: David Adamo Email: adamodt@yahoo.com Postal address: Private bag X20 Hatfield, Pretoria 0028, South Africa Dates: Received: 06 Oct. 2009 Accepted: 11 May 2011 Published: 31 Oct. 2011 How to cite this article: Adamo, D.T., 2011, ‘Christianity and the African traditional religion(s): The postcolonial round of Included among these are. Under the influence of Christianity, education, personal responsibility, personal morality and individual freedom are all improving. Christianity is targeted by critics of colonialism because the tenets of the religion were used to justify the actions of the colonists. I have heard that Christianity has a lot of pagan influence, can you comment on this? Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life / Islam and Christianity in Sub-Saharan Africa www.pewforum.org i Preface In little more than a century, the religious landscape of sub-Saharan Africa has changed I read recently that Elon Musk said that religion and/or spirituality, has no place in science. This was the case particularly, 1986:58-62). These Churches are the oldest in, headed by the Patriarch of Alexandria (The local Pope and father –, the successor of Saint Mark the evangelist) as their supreme head, Nubia[Sudan]). Africa in the Modern World. Pp. Norman, E. (1981), Christianity in the Southern Hemisphere: The churches in Latin American and South Africa (Oxford: Clarendon). For example, Toyin Falola asserts that there were some missionaries who believed that "the agenda of colonialism in Africa was similar to that of Christianity". The African Americans were forced to leave behind their traditions, religions, and culture. The New Testament of the Bible mentions several events in which Africans were witnesses to the life of Christ and the ministry of the apostles. rather from a region overlapping with present-day Egypt-Sudan). By the medieval era, Europeans had not established contact with sub-Saharan Africa, as they could not manage to cross the desert. Important Africans who influenced the early development of Christianity include Tertullian, Perpetua, Felicity, Clement of Alexandria - Muslim–Christian Encounters in Africa. It addresses three interlinked questions. People saw phenomena such as weather, disease and human fate as subject to the whims of varios gods. Africa, and specifically Nigeria is subject to many problems, including corruption, greed, continued sexual immorality and violence. Vol. These realities arose and persist to this day as a struggle to relate, apply and live out an authentic African Christian life to cope with life in a meaningful way. While it has brought undoubted benefits, it has also harmed the traditional way of life. A friend says before the universe existed, there was a quantum vacuum that created it. it is based on limited research and backed up by a selection of facts, that can be misleading when taken out of context. As in the early twentieth century period in Africa, contemporary trends relating to the relation between religion and politics in Africa often reflect not only what occurs locally, but are also connected to what takes place outside the region. It shows the African influence on funerals, baptisms, and weddings. How has the human view of self been changed? - Volume 49 Issue 2 - BAZ LE COCQ, Join ResearchGate to discover and stay up-to-date with the latest research from leading experts in, Access scientific knowledge from anywhere. monophysite and thus, owing to doctrinal disputes, Julian dissuaded. Edited by Benjamin F. Soares. This, personal act of conversion, greatly strengthened the deepest motives, for missionary work (Gray 1969:15). I believe you will have to look at the history of the continent of Africa itself; especially sub-Saharan Africa. In the film Man, God and Africa, for example, there was a traditional healer lady known as “the sangoma.” This woman was a Christian, and practiced spiritual healing and … As is often noted, over the last three decades of the twentieth century and into the twenty-first century, religion has generally had a considerable impact on politics in many regions of the world, not just in Africa. Dr Kraft, there. Thirdly, what links can be drawn between pastoral care practices in Africa and its historical as well as cultural context? the Church of the Lord (Aladura), Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), after 1915. Despite initial set-backs and the continuing challenges of sharing the, the problems that comes with cross-cultural evangelisation. In Ghana was founded the National Baptist Church (1898). In 1900, nine million Christians lived in Africa compared to the 380 million in 2000. Christianity has an economic, religious and political roll in most places it has influenced and Africa is no exception. Edited by SoaresBenjamin F.. Leiden: Brill, 2006. Background. Hildebrandt, J 1981. have a history of existence of no more than two centuries. Press. Many Churches were built and the region, like its neighbours to the. Igwe, G E 2000. West African Christianity: The Religious Impact. where it also penetrated the Niger Delta (Daudu & Gbule 2000:4). being relevant to contemporary issues and needs. odds but has succeeded to a great extent in indigenizing itself. Christianity and Islam are the cause of almost all the wars and tribal conflicts in Africa … However, the Christology of this second mission was not Monophysite; thus, it resulted in doctrinal disputes in that early church. The region involved comprised quite a, this region is not known with precision. In this article, the author challenges the popular public conception that Christianity in Africa is a latecomer introduced only with the advent of colonialism. Africa that could claim an involvement in the Jesus movement from its inception till today. Similarly. conversion and converting mission of William Wadé Harris, the single greatest evangelist in African history and the quintessential representative of numerous prophet-healing movements in West Africa in the first decades of the twentieth century. Copyright ® 2020 Evidence for Christianity. One common explanation points to a resurgence of religion in the face o… Once again, political motives played a big role and baptism was even. Churches remained largely similar to the parent Churches. and the capital in Carthage. Muslim–Christian Encounters in Africa. 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