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Title:Taxonomy of churches in Nigeria: a historical perspective
Authors:Ayegboyin, DejiISNI
Ukah, F.K. AsonzehISNI
Year:2002
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies
Volume:34
Issue:1-2
Pages:68-86
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subject:Church
Abstract:Since the introduction of Christianity in Nigeria in the middle of the nineteenth century, different strands or versions of Christian traditions have developed. This article presents a taxonomy of churches in Nigeria based on patterns of historical growth, theological orientation, liturgical practices and sociopolitical orientation. It distinguishes mainline churches (sometimes also called historic, established, mainstream, orthodox or mission churches), Ethiopian Churches, African Indigenous Churches (AIC) and Pentecostalism (with at least four strands: classical, indigenous, charismatic and neo-pentecostal movements). Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]