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The term religion has been defined in many ways by difference
scholars. But there is no one definition that is acceptable to all scholars.
This is because many people attempt the definition of religion from the
purview of their faith and orientation.
Idown (1973: 58) on his own sees religion as:
"belief in the existence of a supernatural ruling power, the creator and controller of the universe, who has given to man a spiritual nature which continues to exist after the death of the body".
Awolalu ((1976:275) defines African traditional religion as:-
... the indigenous religions of the Africans. It is the religion that has been handed down from generation to generation by the-fore bears of the present generation of Africans.