THE IMPACT OF CHRISTIANITY ON THE CULTURAL PRACTICES OF OBOLLO PEOPLE, 1910 – 2010

AUTHOR: AGU, KINGSLEY IKECHUKWU STEPHEN

DEPARTMENT: HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

AFFILIATION: NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA

The history of Obollo people in the 20th Century can not be complete without the role of Christianity on their culture. Both Culture and Christianity receive reciprocal shocks owing to Obollo people’s adherence to African Traditional Religion and certain cultural practices. It is viewed by the people of Obollo that the alien religion has come to displace time tested cultural practices handed down to them by their ancestors. As a result, on advent of Christianity in the area, the converts hardly accepted the Christian gospel with their hearts which is seen in their continued adherence to traditional customs and cultures, part of which are obnoxious. Put succinctly, this work thematically presents the growth of Christianity in Obollo with specific reference to its socio-cultural, political and economic impact on the society. To this end, it examines the rivalries between adherents to traditional religion and Christians as well as proffers solution to this problem in integration of certain Christian values to some aspects of Obollo culture. The work therefore, recommends among other things improved relationship between the people and the Church in partnership for Community development.

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2 Responses to “THE IMPACT OF CHRISTIANITY ON THE CULTURAL PRACTICES OF OBOLLO PEOPLE, 1910 – 2010”

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