By Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu
One of many outstanding positive aspects of the replaced demography of global Christianity has been the emergence and development of the African Instituted church buildings (AICs). This booklet is for that reason supplied in the event you wish to learn the African tasks in Christianity. The ebook is meant to function a invaluable fabric to lecturers and scholars of African Instituted church buildings. The customs, tradition and traditions of the African or the other peoples of the area are to function attractive compliments to the Christian religion and trust, and never diametrically against it.
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Turner refers to the "Oxbridge graduates" in the AICs. Most of the leaders of AICs have University degrees. Therefore, the attitude of dismissing AICs as the religion of the uneducated, besides being irrelevant, is arrogant, absurd and uninformed. 45 46 African Independent Churches - Speaking For Ourselves (Ngada, N. ), Preface, p 5. Jacob Kehinde Coker, J. , in: Coker Papers, Files 4/1128, p 112 (unpublished). 50 The AICs are supposed to be fostering schism. Just as we have schism among the historic Churches (old mission churches), so also do AICs have their own share.
The membership of the Lutherans is estimated at over seventy-five millions. Another example is the Reformed Church of the Netherlands. The reformation gripped the Catholic Church, which later broke into two major blocks around 1525 - (1) The Roman Catholic Church, and (2) the "Hervormde" Church of Netherlands and some small groups including the Evangelical Lutheran Church, the Brotherhood Church, etc. Around 1816, the Reformed Church of Netherlands broke out of the "Hervormde" Church of Netherlands.
You may know more about the background of Ositelu under the Chapter Fifteen of this book, sub-section: The Genealogy of Josiah Olunowo Ositelu. 53 Ayegboyin, D. & Ishola, s. , African Indigenous Churches: An Historical Perspective - Foreword by Oshun, C. , Lagos, 1997 (Lagos: Greater Heights Publications, 1997). , Note 65, p 91. 55 Ibid. 56 In their bid to prove what others have suggested in the past, but had no proof, the duo now used a wrong assumption to consequently arrive at a wrong conclusion.
African Instituted Churches: Diversities, Growth, Gifts, Spirituality and Ecumenical Understanding of African Initiated Churches by Rufus Okikiolaolu Olubiyi Ositelu