Yoruba Tradition Religion and Aladura Christian faith

Ajayi, Babatunde Olatunji Emmanuel (2020). Yoruba Tradition Religion and Aladura Christian faith. University of Birmingham. M.A.

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One of the hallmarks of colonization in Nigeria remains the advent of Christianity which today has largely supplanted the traditional religion. Among the Yorubas, the early part of the twentieth century marked the beginning of an era in which Western Christianity became infused with Yoruba culture and coupled with other social factors led to the emergence of the Aladura churches. This period also marked the beginning of a tension between the Aladura churches and the Yoruba traditional religion. This tension is marked by an ambivalence which makes a comparative study of the Aladura churches and the Yoruba Traditional Religion an imperative. This study adopted a descriptive research design in collecting quantitative and qualitative data on the similarities and differences between the two movements, as well as cogent points of misinterpretation and conservatism. The study concluded that the only similarities between the two movements are symbolic in terms of use of similar musical structures and instruments and materials for rites. The study also revealed that there are doctrinal differences between the two movements and these are reflected in their strengths, weaknesses and the points of misinterpretation between the two.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.A.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.A.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
URI: http://etheses.bham.ac.uk/id/eprint/10532


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