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Social Conflicts and Violence among Christian Churches and Denominations in Igboland (African Theological Studies / Etudes Théologiques Africaines

ISBN: 9783631673638
Publisher: Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Edition: New edition
Publication Date: 2016-06-06
Number of pages: 284
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This book is about the dangers of religious intolerance, conflict and violence oriented strategies in our contemporary society. It exposes the evangelical strategies of Christian Churches and Denominations in the Nigerian society. The process of the enthronement of ‘prosperity theology’ has led to manipulation of individuals and events through demonization, deliverance, organized healings and miracles. This type of Christianity destroys religious values and exposes the society to the danger of materialism. Christian Churches should be advocates of empowerment, freedom and dignity instead of victimization of its members. This study argues that authentic Christian witnessing can only be achieved through holistic and proper integration of its teachings into socio-cultural values of its local setting. It insists that religion should enhance good core values and not destroy it. It critically analyses the elemental causes of conflict and violence in Igboland and concludes by making recommendations towards a peaceful society.

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