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Title:The Social Impact of New Religious Movements as Contemporary Yoruba Life: The Aladura as a Case in Point
Author:Olayiwola, David O.
Year:1989
Periodical:Africana Marburgensia
Volume:22
Issue:2
Pages:33-44
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:African Independent Churches
Yoruba
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:This paper analyses the social impact of new religious movements generally, and the Aladura Movement, in Yorubaland, Nigeria, in particular. The author examines several factors influencing the impact of the movement, namely economic, sociocultural, anthropological, political, and psychological factors. The author concludes that the practice of utilizing traditional cultural elements for evangelization constituted the main springboard for the rapid spread of the Aladura Movement and, consequently, its social impact. Notes, ref.
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