Conflict and Cohesion in Mission Communities in Africa: An X-Ray

Nmah Patrick, Benson Okechukwu Udezo

Abstract


This paper aims to reveal issues involved in the conflict and cohesion between the missionaries and African communities. The objective of this research work is to investigate the issues such as polygamy, African religious beliefs and practices involved in the conflict and cohesion in the course of missionary enterprise in Africa. The significance of this research work is that it shows the reasons why African religion and culture continue to thrive in spite of the onslaught on them by the missionaries. The findings showed that it is better to apply religious dialogue in dealing with the conflict. Since the theme deals with Church history and elements of African traditional beliefs and practices, that is why it is imperative to adopt primary and secondary sources in data collection.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2016.v7n2s1p35


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