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Aladura

  1. Deji Isaac Ayegboyin

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0018

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Ayegboyin, D. I. 2011. Aladura. The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords:

  • 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