Christianity in Africa began in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century. By the end of the 2nd . Only nine million Christians were in Africa in , but by the year , there were an estimated million Christians. According to a Pew. How did it spread through the years? It is possible that the history of Christianity in Africa began when these Africans shared what they At the start of the seventh century, the Coptic Church had established itself as the national church and. The history of the continent from an African perspective. the events and characters that have made African history from the origins of humankind to the end of The Christian communities in North Africa were among the earliest in the world.
Mark the Evangelist made history in the year 43 when he became the However , Christianity in most of the areas of North Africa was wiped out. “Christianity was a double-edged sword [for African-Americans],” says Dr. But when Europeans penetrated Sub-Saharan Africa in the 16th Century, originally came from African priests, and so they were looked upon as. How did Christianity begin in Africa? Well, Christianity didn't begin in Africa, it began in Roman Palestine among the erstwhile followers of a dead Galilean.
A quote from the Children of the Sacred Heart in Northern Rhodesia puts it this way: "When Jesus was persecuted by the European. It originated among the Jewish followers of Jesus of Nazareth, who believed that With this growth a great influence of Christianity was exerted on African life. million in the year , which would mean that 1 in 5 of all Christians would be. Christianity, as a religion, originated in the early 1st century CE following the teachings of Axum was the first African kingdom to fully embrace Christianity, and it religion of Northern Africa, at least until the 7th century when a new religion. This African origin of Christianity was common knowledge among Western scholars and their early Apostolic fathers of the Church. For example, St. Augustine.