A Perception of Cultural Dialogue between the Missionary Enterprise of a Protestant Faith and Benin Indigenous People of Nigeria

Emmanuel Orihentare Eregare


The seeming issue of syncretism between Christianity and African traditions had rarely been viewed from an historical research methodology especially between the Benin people of Nigeria and their declaration for Christianity which needs urgent attention. Hence, this study explores the subject matter through cultural interactions between the contemporary travail of the Seventh-day Adventist missionaries’ enterprise and Benin indigenous People. This study employs historical research methods of data collection and collation. Findings reveal that Benin culture impedes the faith of the indigenous people on wholesome biblical faith. This study suggests that it is imperative, among others, for every Christian faith to develop a set of biblical lessons on Bible and traditions as a prerequisite for contemporary Missiological approach and to be studied in various denominations within their host communities to avert the influence of the indigenous traditions over biblical injunctions.

Keywords: Culture, Missions, Protestant Faith, Nigeria

DOI: 10.7176/JAAS/57-05

Publication date: August 31st 2019


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