• FELLOWSHIP IN THE EARLY CHURCH
    CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    FELLOWSHIP IN THE EARLY CHURCH

    The arrival of the Holy Spirit gave rise to the aggressive spread of the gospel. This period therefore marked the beginning of the early churches in Judea, Samaria and other parts. Those first few years of the church were marked by close fellowship among each other as well as a unique communal type of life in which they cared for each other. In this chapter, we will discuss this communal living alongside its characteristics, problems as well as attempts to solve them.   Communal Living in the Early Church -Acts 1:15-26; 2: 41-47; 4:32-37 In obedience to Jesus’ injunction to his disciples to stay together in Jerusalem, they all returned…

  • ORIGINS AND TIMEFRAME OF EARLY TRADE
    ECONOMIC HISTORY

    ORIGINS AND TIMEFRAME OF EARLY TRADE

    The connections of West Africa with the Mediterranean world is a very old one, which long predates the rise of Islam in the late 6th century CE. Several centuries before the rise of the Roman empire, the Greek historian Herodotus (c. 484-425BCE) wrote of peoples in Africa. Herodotus wrote repeatedly of the peoples of the Nile Valley, stressing that many of them were Black Africans, and suggesting connections with people further to the west. Rock art from this period, and later, suggests the existence of wheeled chariots south of what is now the Sahara, and suggest a connection with the Mediterranean world. It’s important to know that the Sahara desert itself…

  • EARLY EUROPEAN CONTACT WITH NIGERIA
    POLITICAL HISTORY

    EARLY EUROPEAN CONTACT WITH NIGERIA

    The first European travelers to reach Benin in about 1485 were the Portuguese. The nature of the relationship with Europeans at the early stages of their visits was difficult to define. From the beginning, the first group of European visitors behaved as if they were only participants in the internal African trade. For example, they were involved in buying slaves, cloth and Akori beads, in return for brass and copper. They also took these items and the slaves to the Gold Coast (now Ghana), where they were exchanged for gold. A strong trade relationship was soon established, with the Edo trading in tropical products such as ivory, pepper and palm…

error: Content is protected !!