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Johnson, James
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(c. 1835/1836, Freetown, Sierra Leone – May 18, 1917, Bonny, Nigeria). Johnson was educated at Fourah Bay College and became an Anglican pastor in Freetown (1861–1874) and Lagos (1874–1891). After Bishop S.A. Crowther had been deposed (1891), Johnson did not join any of the African independent churches, but founded the Anglican Niger Delta Native Pastorate, which was independent of the mission (1892). In 1900, he was named deputy to the bishop. Johnson advocated an appreciation of traditional religion (Yoruba Heathendom, 1899; Yoruba religion) and the accomm…

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Ludwig, Frieder, “Johnson, James”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10950>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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