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This review examines the challenges of chiefs who are Christians in the exercise of their traditional duties. It has been found out that chieftaincy, especially among the Akans, is involved with religious rites.  Since the Chiefs are by tradition the living representative of the ancestors, it is their mandate to always “feed” them through regular offerings.  Again, his leadership duty regarding the governance of the state in which he is the ruler involves carrying out the dictates of the ancestors for the living descendants of the community.  The study contends that being a chief and also professing the Christian faith puts one in a challenging position; since his loyalty and allegiance are brought into question.  Whereas some Christian chiefs are of the view that they do not see anything wrong with carrying out their traditional “official duties, others think otherwise. This review seeks to consolidate the traditional rituals of a Chief into modern-day Christian practice. It attempts to put the traditional rituals into perceptive of Christian practice to avoid religious-cultural conflicts.


Chiefs Rituals Christians Chieftaincy

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Appiah Kubi, R. A. K. (2023). Review of the Christian Chiefs and Traditional Rituals in Ghana: TRADITIONAL RITUALS IN RESPECT OF CHRISTIAN CHIEFS IN GHANA . International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies and Innovative Research, 11(1), 22–25.


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