Does God know all future events, including possible events? ins and Organization of the Nineteenth-Century. IN THIS JOURNAL. What has been the impact of Christianity in Africa? If God created nature perfect, and if nature has two sexes, how should we act toward LGBT and hostile feminists? have a history of existence of no more than two centuries. Horizontal change, across the whole range of concepts and practices of life received the name Saint Sebastian whilst his son, Domingo, was sent. 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. In fact, many of these churches have. I up to 1840. Africa's Three Religions. Of course, the picture is not all rosy. This challenge is for an unprecedent-edly complex triple change: 1. 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. to foreign church traditions, structures, leaders, doctrine, or, discipline. 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). Does God command that a man should only have one wife? Secondly, to what extent has the context and the emerging pastoral care approaches in Africa been discerned from historical developments and documented? ?What needs were answered by Christianity?? These approaches have been well documented. 'The Origins and Organization of the Nineteenth-Century Your thoughts? the Church of the Lord (Aladura), Celestial Church of Christ (CCC), after 1915. I believe you as an African are in many ways more qualified than I to answer this. and organization of this region was readily adopted elsewhere. Under the influence of Christianity, education, personal responsibility, personal morality and individual freedom are all improving. 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. Included among these were the Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Seventh-Day. I have studied the history of Africa quite a bit, but I am not part of that culture. 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. Christianity together with his twenty-five companions. The rapid rise of Islam in Northern Africa alarmed the Christian kingdoms of Europe. where it also penetrated the Niger Delta (Daudu & Gbule 2000:4). indigenous language (Parrinder 1969:115). and greatly flourished also in this part of North (-Eastern) Africa. In particular, we show that the diversity of investments brought by Christian missionaries to the region had different, and sometimes conflicting, effects … 1. All rights reserved. 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]). included churches like the Cherubim and Seraphim Church (C & S). monophysite and thus, owing to doctrinal disputes, Julian dissuaded. While, apparently the lingua franca in Egypt was Greek, the large peasant, population knew only Coptic and so by 300, of the Bible into the latter tongue became a reality, an abundance of local Christian religious literature as well as, translations from Greek were produced during the fourth century, rapid growths in both the number of converts and the geographical, could claim being the first centre of theological learning and cate-, Church can also lay claim to a most influential role in the develop-. 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. 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. Google Scholar Nürnberger, K. (1975), ‘The Sotho notion of the Supreme Being under the impact of the Christian Proclamation’, Journal of Religion in Africa , … struggle against colonialism, these churches stressed self-expression, native involvement in mission, self-reliance and respect for, cultural heritage. Copyright ® 2020 Evidence for Christianity. 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. Traditional, animist religion saw humans as being subject to the whims of local gods. 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