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Authors: GYIMAH, CYNTHIA
Advisor: Sahu, Bishop Dr. D. K.
Title: THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN GHANAIAN CHRISTIANITY
Publisher: GOSPEL & PLOUGH INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY SAM HIGGINBOTTOM UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCES PRAYAGRAJ
Language: en
Type: Thesis
Pages: 209P.
Agrotags: null
Keywords: Key words Mission, Churches, Charismatic, Pentecostal, Charismatic Triad, Prosperity Gospel, Prophetic movement, Sunsum Sore, Deliverance, Media, All Nation
Abstract: The study seeks to investigate the nature of the practices in contemporary Christianity in Ghana. It traces the history of Christianity noting the influences from social-political and cultural factors. The different genres of Christianity in Ghana are identified, and the challenges facing the church are also acknowledged and examined. The research design adopted for this study has been a mixed approach. The methods used in data collection included library research, interviews, participatory observation and questionnaire administration. This methodology is suitable considering that the study is descriptive in character and it is produced with the view to discover what is prevalent in Ghanaian churches and society. The study traces the concerted efforts of Western Missionaries who introduced Christianity to Ghana in the nineteenth century and also established the many educational and health institutions, among other forms of infrastructure before Ghana’s independence in 1957. “Mission Churches” is the chosen term used to classify churches established by Western missionaries. By the 1970s revival in Ghana was accelerated by para-church organizations like the Scripture Union which ushered in the Charismatic movement, mainly responsible for the many self-started churches and also for the revival in the Mission Churches. For survival, the Mission Churches have adopted most of the praxis of the Pentecostal/charismatic churches to the extent that, currently the face of Ghanaian Christianity is Pentecostal. Charismatic churches promoted movements which have been dubbed the “Charismatic-triad”; namely, the “Deliverance (and healing) movement”, the “Prosperity Gospel”, and the “Prophetic Movement” with each movement having its time of heightened focus. Currently, the Prophetic movement reigns in popularity. Influence from the West has been inevitable through the media, but contextualization of charisma, with the Ghanaian primal worldview and socio-cultural predispositions have also been unavoidable. The study also recognizes and analyses the challenges, excesses, imbalances and point blank abuses that have ensued and magnified by the media. The study enjoins Ghanaian Pastors, Educators, the Government and Christians to pursue a holistic approach to a Christianity which upholds balance; to this effect All Nations Full Gospel Church (All Nations) constitutes the central case for study.
Description: Ph. D. THESIS
Subject: Others
Theme: THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN GHANAIAN CHRISTIANITY
Research Problem: THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN GHANAIAN CHRISTIANITY
These Type: Ph.D
Issue Date: 2018
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