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Title:A brief survey of the emergence and impact of the Anglican Church in Kogi and Kwara States (1854-1999)
Author:Mepaiyeda, S.M.
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies (ISSN 0030-5596)
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Anglican Church
missionary history
Church history
Abstract:This paper examines, from a historical perspective, the emergence and development of the Anglican Church in Kogi and Kwara States (Nigeria) between 1854, when it was introduced, and 1999. The major problem the paper addresses is the slow numerical/territorial growth of the Anglican Church in the area between 1854 and the early 1970s. The paper pays attention to the Church's activities in the area; the missionary activities of Bishop Alfred W. Smith in Kwara State; and the Church's impact on the people of Kogi and Kwara States - both the positive effect on the people's psyche, and the negative effect of 'dehumanization' due to the Church's contemptuous disregard for African culture, experience and religion. An appraisal is also made of the efficiency of the approach of the missionary agents responsible for the establishment of the Anglican Church in Kogi and Kwara States. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]