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The Nigerians ‘knew’ that whatever power Christianity brought it wasn’t adequate to deal with such things as tragedy, infertility, relational breakdowns, and troublesome weather, it didn’t meet many of their deepest spiritual needs.
Even though this was puzzeling to them… they simply accommodated by developing a kind of dual allegiance:
a loyalty to Christianity to handle certain needs paralleled by a continuing loyalty to traditional religious practicioners [medicine men] to handle their power needs.
Kraft, Christianity with Power, Vine books, 1989, p.4