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Author Obinna, Elijah

Title Identity Crises and Indigenous Religious Traditions : Exploring Nigerian-African Christian Societies
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2016


Description 1 online resource (266 pages)
Series Religion in Modern Africa
Religion in modern Africa.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Glossary; Introduction; 1 Historical and socio-political background; Initiation societies in Africa; A brief historical origin and location of Amasiri; Religious landscape of Amasiri; Indigenous organisational structures; 2 Ritual processes and the Ogo society; Ritual phases and the Ogo society; Preliminality (separation); Liminality (transition); Postliminality (incorporation/integration); 3 Implications of initiation into the Ogo society; The Ogo society: arts, music and masquerades
The Ogo society and gendered relationship4 Locating the United Presbyterian Church (UPC) within local and global landscapes; Mapping the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN); Mission expansionism: The PCN at Amasiri; Local agency and mission; Interface of ritual within the PCN; 5 Religious conversion: transition and transmission; Western mission and discourses of religious change; Conceptualising conversion; Dynamic of conversion to Christianity; Religious conversion and relationship; 6 Negotiating culture and identity; First phase (1927-1944); Second phase (1945-1970)
Third phase (1970-1990)Fourth phase (era of Charismatisation and Pentecostalisation, 1990-2008); Conflict: the Ogo society and Christianity; Conflict resolution; 7 Towards dialogue: Christianity and the Ogo society; Engaging the two models: dialetic and dialogic; Factors for dialetic approach to culture; Dynamic of the dialogic model; Dialogue: Christianity and cultures; Dialogic model: key implications; 8 Theoretical reflections on the Ogo society; Ritual and symbol; Ritual and myth; The Ogo society: culture, identity and power; The Ogo society and concept of community
Appendix: research methodologyBibliography; Index
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Subject Christianity -- Nigeria
Presbyterian Church -- Nigeria
Igbo (African people) -- Religion
Igbo (African people) -- Religion
Presbyterian Church
Nigeria -- Church history
Genre/Form Church history
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317119074