Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Ghana and the African Culture: Confrontation or Compromise?
Author: Darkwa Amanor, Kwabena J.
Source: Journal of Pentecostal Theology, Volume 18, Number 1, 2009 , pp. 123-140(18)
Abstract:The paper establishes the reality of conflict between Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Ghana and the African culture. It examines the history of this conflict since the early days of Christianity in Ghana as well as the causes of the conflict. It also looks at the effects of the conflict on the dialogue expected between Christianity and the African culture, mediation efforts by third party governance and civil society organizations, and the theological implications of the antagonism for the Christian engagement with other non-Christian religions, especially, Islam, which shares Africa with Christianity.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-05-01