In addition, sub-saharan africa's christian population is expected to double, from 517 million in 2010 to 11 billion in 2050 the share of the world's christians living in sub-saharan africa will rise from 24% in 2010 to 38% in 2050. Using information provided in the text and on the map christianity in africa, fill in the following important events and the dates when they occurred expansion of african independent churches throughout africa. A wide-ranging synthesis of the literature on the diverse religions of south africa that stresses their historical development and social significance in the context of colonial rule and apartheid hastings, adrian a history of african christianity, 1950-1975 cambridge, uk: cambridge university. African religions: african religions, religious beliefs and practices of the peoples of africa it should be noted that any attempt to generalize about the nature of african religions risks wrongly implying that there is homogeneity among all african cultures.
But it's not true, according to information that suggests both faiths are expanding worldwide, with christianity on the rise in places like south america, asia and especially africa it's not a. South africa has a rich christian israelite history indeed, god even specifically mentions that his people israel will be found in the southern parts of africa in the last days. History of christianity in africa summary the christian evangelical message reached africa centuries before it became known in america, australasia, the far east and.
While the absolute number of christians in sub-saharan africa is expected to double in size by 2050, the christian share of the region's population is expected to decline, dropping from 63% in 2010 to 59% in 2050. African christian | culture, history, politics. According to the centre for the study of global christianity at gordon-conwell theological seminary, in 1910 just 9% of the 100m people on the african continent were christian today the share is. Christians in sub-saharan africa represent nearly a quarter of the world's christians, according to a study by the pew forum in 1910, only 14 percent of the world's christian population was african a century down the line, africans now make up 236 of christendom published on december 20 by pew.
Religious population : muslim population visit: www muslimpopu africa religious population in 2016 (in million. Christianhistoryinstituteorg. I am not an expert on christianity in africa, although i have visited lagos twice i believe you will have to look at the history of the continent of africa itself especially sub-saharan africa what was the history of the continent before the advent of christianity.
Religion in africa is multifaceted most africans adhere to either christianity or islam many adherents of either religion also practice african traditional religions, with traditions of folk religion]or syncretism practised alongside an adherent's christianity or islam. Christianity in west africa quick reference the first europeans arrived on the coast of w africa at the end of the 15th cent, but for the most part they were involved in the slave trade rather than in evangelization. This is a short history of africa excluding egypt, ethiopia and (dutch and british) christian kingdoms in nubia, where the people appear to have led a comfortable.
In fact, christianity in africa goes back to the ethiopian eunuch mentioned in the book of acts, six hundred years before islam began in 1900 76% of sub-saharan africa was animistic, 15% muslim and 11% christian. Christianity in africa is so old that it can be rightly described as an indigenous, traditional and african religion, says dr mbiti 3 the conversion of the ethiopian eunuch described in the book of acts predates the apostle paul's first missionary journey into europe by a number of years. Pew forum on religion & public life / islam and christianity in sub-saharan africa wwwpewforumorg i about the pew forum on religion & public life this report was produced by the pe.
How christianity is growing around the world for instance, in 1900, there were approximately 10 million christians in africa by 2000, there were 360 million by. Christianity in africa: the renewal of non-western religion (studies in world christianity) [kwame bediako] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers.
Free essay: i introduction christianity in africa is not a recent happening nor is it a product of colonialism if we go back to the very time of the. Historical records show that islam and christianity played an important role in enslavement in africa the arab-controlled trans-saharan slave trade helped to institutionalise slave trading on the. The spirituality of africa the success of christianity and islam on the african continent in the last 100 years has been extraordinary, but it has been.