African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 183


The interface between Igbo traditional religion and christianity

Nwuba Sr. MaryKristel Grace Chinyere
  • Nwuba Sr. MaryKristel Grace Chinyere
  • Theology Department, School of Liberal Art, Duquesne University Pittsburgh, United States.
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  •  Received: 03 July 2020
  •  Accepted: 07 December 2020
  •  Published: 31 January 2021


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Ekechi FK (1972). Missionary Enterprise and Rivalry in Igbo land 1857-1914. Vol. 119. Psychology Press.


Ilogu E (1914). "Minutes of the Church and Native Customs Conference." May 12, 1914, C.M.S. Ozala, Onitsha Nigeria: typed script in the C.M.S. archives at Onitsha, unpublished Mss, 16 p.


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