DIVINATION IN IGBO LAND AND PROPHECY AMONG PENTECOSTALS IN IGBO LAND; A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

AUTHOR: CHUKWUMA EMEKA GODSON

DEPARTMENT: RELIGION & HUMAN RELATIONS

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA 

The complexities of human existence have necessitated man’s effort to try to understand himself and other cosmic beings around him. Hence, he employs the tool of divination. Igba afa is ridiculed in Igbo land in favour of prophetism. Yet, some Christians secretly patronize it. This research therefore tries to compare igba afa and prophecy, to x-ray the contents, nature and relevance of both, with the intent to foster a mutual coexistence of both practices. This is done by reviewing past documentation on these subjects, use of oral interviews and interaction. The findings were analyzed within the context of the cultural dimension of the Igbos in the Northern axis of Igbo land. This research revealed that both practices share a lot, considering their cultural background and therefore recommended that theologians and preachers should study divination among the Igbos for a better appreciation of the similarities of both practices. This will also resolve the problem of denigration of either practice.

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