• Preparing Converts for the Second Coming of Christ: The Encounter of Seventh-day Adventist Missionaries with Indigenous Issues in Nigeria from 1900 to the 1940s

    Author(s):
    Chigemezi Nnadozie Wogu
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Missiology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/2ebq-8517
    Abstract:
    This article explores the intricate and complex relationships of Seventh-day Adventist missionaries with indigenous issues during their mission work in Nigeria. It argues that despite their relative success, the approach of the missionaries to indigenous culture was coloured by points of conflict and the stark difference to their vision of Christ’s Parousia. As a result, indigenous issues like the position of women in the society and public matters, polygamy and charismatism in worship were divested of cultural significance and in some cases demonized and replaced with the Adventist alternative. Preparing converts for the second coming of Christ meant the disengagement of any cultural practice that seemingly turned the focus of converts away from the imminence of the kingdom of the otherworldly.
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    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Scheduled
    Last Updated:
    1 month ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial

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