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The Social Sciences
Year: 2010 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 89-95
DOI: 10.3923/sscience.2010.89.95  
The Church of the Lord (Aladura, CLA): An Examination of a Charismatic Movenment in Ekitiland (South-Western Nigeria), 1937-2005
Jegede Gabriel Gbenga
 
Abstract: The South-Western part of Nigeria is a fertile ground for the germination and growth of different Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches. The Church of The Lord (Aladura) (C.L.A.), is one of the Charismatic Churches which has changed the course of church history in the country as from the 3rd decade of the 20th century. This study reveals the unexplored history of the C.L.A. in Ekitiland from 1937-2005. It examines the roles of ego and personal idiosyncrasies in the various schisms that bedevilled the C.L.A. as a Charismatic Church in Ekiti. It further brings into focus the issue of women priesthood in the Church. For instance, two of the schismatic groups within the Church were (up till 2005) being led by women. Besides, the issue of women infertility was discovered to have created unique roles for Charismatic Female personalities in the Church of the Lord (Aladura) in Ekitiland.
 
How to cite this article:
Jegede Gabriel Gbenga , 2010. The Church of the Lord (Aladura, CLA): An Examination of a Charismatic Movenment in Ekitiland (South-Western Nigeria), 1937-2005. The Social Sciences, 5: 89-95.
DOI: 10.3923/sscience.2010.89.95
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=sscience.2010.89.95