[Christianity in Africa]

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


Kofi Opoku

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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.

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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.


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