© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI 10.1163/174552509X442192 Journal of Pentecostal Th eology 18 (2009) 123–140 brill.nl/pent Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Ghana and the African Culture: Confrontation or Compromise? Kwabena J. Darkwa Amanor * International Th eological Seminary P. O. Box 900, Dansoman Estate, Accra-Ghana, West Africa E-mail: email@example.com Abstract Th e paper establishes the reality of conﬂ ict between Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches in Ghana and the African culture. It examines the history of this conﬂ ict since the early days of Christianity in Ghana as well as the causes of the conﬂ ict. It also looks at the eﬀ ects of the con- ﬂ ict on the dialogue expected between Christianity and the African culture, mediation eﬀ orts 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. Keywords African religion, Pentecostalism, culture, dialogue, mediation, colonialism Introduction Th ough Christianity and the African culture have many features, which do not conﬂ ict, the history of the re-entry of Christianity into Africa since the ﬁ fteenth century 1 has been characterized by conﬂ ict with the
Journal of Pentecostal Theology – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
Keywords: DIALOGUE; CULTURE; COLONIALISM; MEDIATION; AFRICAN RELIGION; PENTECOSTALISM
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