Ghana is a West African country located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. It exhibits the characteristics captured in John Mbiti's (1990) famous statement: “Africans are notoriously religious” (p. 1), a sentiment also shared by Geoffrey Parrinder (1974), who called Africans “this incurably religious people” (p. 9). The religious landscape of Ghana defies the secularization theory, which predicts that religion will gradually be consigned to the private sphere in an increasingly modern-rationalist world. Religious activity in Ghana today depicts an upsurge in individual participation in religious activity (private sphere) as well as the continued influence of religious groups in the public sphere. Churches, particularly Pentecostal/Charismatic churches, are springing up throughout Ghanaian society. This development is largely an urban phenomenon that, to mark their ...

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