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Social Conflicts and Violence among Christian Churches and Denominations in Igboland

Social Conflicts and Violence among Christian Churches and Denominations in Igboland

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Hardback

£51.40

Publisher: Peter Lang AG
ISBN: 9783631673638
Number of Pages: 284
Published: 06/06/2016
Width: 14.8 cm
Height: 21 cm
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.

Damian Emeka Ikejiama

Damian Emeka Ikejiama is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Okigwe in Nigeria. His academic background is in Philosophy and Theology. His research focuses on Social Ethics.

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