Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Ayegboyin, D. I. 2011. Aladura. The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
One of the most remarkable examples of African indigenous religious creativity is the Aladura, a group of churches basically of Yoruba origin. The churches emerged in Western Nigeria from the 1920s, as charismatic, revitalization, prophetic, and healing movements. They arose, in some respects, as a cultural response to a crisis situation, calling attention to their severing links with mission churches and western culture. Since their emergence, they have been in the vanguard of indigenizing Christianity in an African context.
- aladura, and prayer;
- african indigenous religious creativity;
- nothing, being impossible with prayer;
- life of prayer;
- african initiatives in Christianity;
- african independent churches;
- aladura churches;
- christ apostolic church (CAC), C&S;
- precious society, in Nigeria;
- prayer group, and faith tabernacle