The Life and Ministry of Prophet Garrick Sokari Braide: Elijah the Second of Niger Delta, Nigeria (c. 1882-1918) by Chinonyerem Chijioke EkebuisiThe Life and Ministry of Prophet Garrick Sokari Braide: Elijah the Second of Niger Delta, Nigeria (c. 1882-1918) by Chinonyerem Chijioke Ekebuisi

The Life and Ministry of Prophet Garrick Sokari Braide: Elijah the Second of Niger Delta, Nigeria…

byChinonyerem Chijioke Ekebuisi

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This study investigates the life and activities of Garrick Sokari Idikatima Braide, an African prophet, missionary and revivalist, in the evangelization of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria from 1890 to 1920. The book focuses on Braide’s revival movement and its impact on the mainstream churches and the grassroots spread of Christianity, which reached over a million people in an area where the progress of Christianity had been very slow. Overall, the book reinterprets reports and publications on Garrick Braide in order to highlight African initiatives in the Christian evangelization of Nigeria. It also traces the chronological developments in Braide’s ministry and the reasons behind his conflict with the Niger Delta Pastorate Board and his persecution by the colonial administration. The book further contributes to the debate on the reasons for the mass conversion of the Igbo to Christianity in the early decades of the twentieth century and the African origin of Pentecostalism in general.
Chinonyerem Chijioke Ekebuisi, a Methodist Minister, is currently the Director of the Board for Theological Education of Methodist Church Nigeria. He received a PhD from the Department for the Study of Religions, University of Ghana, for his thesis titled ‘African Initiative and Christian Missions: The Life and Ministry of Prophet Garr...
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Title:The Life and Ministry of Prophet Garrick Sokari Braide: Elijah the Second of Niger Delta, Nigeria…Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 16, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9783034318785

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Contents: Indigenous prophetic figures in West Africa – Kalabari in the nineteenth century – History of Garrick Sokari Idikatima Braide – Garrick Braide and the Niger Delta Pastorate Church – Garrick Braide’s trials and the founding of the Christ Army Church – Garrick Braide’s religious legacies and innovations – Impact of the Garrick Braide movement on the Igboland mainline churches.