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Title:The Church and economic development in southern Ondo State: an examination of Ondo and Ayetoro communities
Author:Omotoye, RotimiISNI
Periodical:The Nigerian Journal of Economic History
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:missionary history
Anglican Church
economic history
Abstract:The Christian Church in Nigeria was not only committed to evangelism but also catered for the economic development of the country and its people. Two case studies exemplify this. One concerns the activities of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) in Ondo in the period 1873-1900 under the leadership of Bishop Charles Phillips, who introduced not only Christianity but also cocoa seedlings. The other concerns the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Ayetoro, which was founded in 1948 under the leadership of Prophet Ethiopia Ojagbohunmi Peters and which for several years succeeded in leading a self-sufficient and self-reliant communal life. Ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]