Title

[Christianity in Africa]

Original Title

Opoku, Kofi, Sects Side 1, Sects Lecture Continued Side 2 [August 29, 1970]

Authors

Kofi Opoku

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Collection

Martin Luther King Fellows In Black Religious Studies, Inc. Collection

Document Type

Audio

Date Information

1970-08-29

Playing Time

00:49:09

Abstract

In this recording, Kofi Opoku discusses Christianity in Africa. He explains how traditional African religions were incorporated into Christianity in Africa, and how Africans were uncomfortable with the worship practices of European Christianity. He also talks about the planting of Christianity in Africa and the Coptic Church.

File Name

auc.048.b11t19.19700829.aud0057

Comments

00:00:04 Audio begins with Kofi Opoku discussing worship and the feeling at home in church, and how in mission churches there was a feeling of estrangement.

00:08:33 Discusses church in Ghana and the offering of a ram for illness and diseases.

00:16:42 Talks about traditional taboos that have been carried over into churches.

00:30:30 Discusses leaders in some churches claiming the ability to cast out demons and evil spirits and also talks about Catholic Church influence.

00:43:43 Talks about three attempts to plant Christianity in Africa, the first being after the death of Christ up until the seventh century. He also discusses the Coptic Church.

00:49:09 Audio ends.

Acknowledgements

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library acknowledges the generous support of the National Endowment for Humanities - Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Implementation Project Grant in supporting the processing and digitization of a number of its major archival collections as part of the project: Spreading the Word: Expanding Access to African American Religious Archival Collections at the Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library.

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