What is it about?

There is always a contestation around the ecclesial identity of the movement of churches known as African Indigenous Churches (AICs), are they Pentecostals and if not how should we understand these churches but more crucially how do these churches understand themselves?

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Why is it important?

This essay is important for anyone who wants to understand diasporic mission and reverse mission because it explores reverse mission from an Aladura perspective! The essay is significant because it documents the historiography of the Cherubim and Seraphim church in the British diaspora This work is significant because it investigates African Christianity through the lens of AICs in Africa and in the UK


As some one born within the African Indigenous Church movement, writing this article has been helpful in reflecting on my roots and spiritual formation. The work is interdisciplinary encompassing Anthropological, sociological, religious and theological perspectives. It is also a work of church history because it considers the contemporary history of African Christianity in Britain

Israel Olofinjana
Queen's Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education

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This page is a summary of: Pentecostal Dynamics of African Initiated Churches, International Review of Mission, November 2019, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/irom.12291.
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