Research Papers/Topics in Religious Studies and Theology

RELIGION AND SCIENCE: COMPATIBLE OR IN STATE OF CONFLICT

The relationship between science and religion has typically been characterized as one of conflict, especially on the issue of origins (creationism vs. evolution). The historical reality is that science and religion have more often been complementary to each other, and the relationship has been dynamic. Science and religion are both important facets of modern life, and many of the questions in this series deal with issues that are at the intersection of science and religion. The purpose of thi...

Impact of Substandard Christian Teachers in Provision of Christian Education: The Cross Sectional Study in Five Selected Pentecostal Churches in Dodoma, Tanzania

This is the research conducted in five Tanzanian local churches, it concerns with how the Substandard teachers (or bad and false) teachers influence the provision of Christian education in local churches, the world is now full of scholars and the act of having uneducated, illiterate teachers who have no experience in service makes it hard to properly serve the demand of globalized and integrated world of today. This result into poor Christian education and loss of interest in religious matter...

Embodying Essence in Existence: Liberation Theology & Prophetic Prose in Quaker-African Worldview

Participatory Culture deals with a present culture sensing the context of the contemporary, thus questioning the existence of certain concepts within an existing tradition or culture, then seeking to remix the previous concepts into renewed practices with necessary adaptations in meeting present conditions while savoring its continuity. (Class Notes) A framework is a significant aspect for decision-making because the framework is the figurative root for shaping our perceptions, which our conc...

Is the Future of Israel at Stake

Professor Alexander Tyler of the 1970s elaborated on how democracy and democratic governments rise and fall in history. He noted that “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves money from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy f...

The Foundation and Sustenance of the Church

The world has witnessed human institutions and organizations that were built on the foundation of one’s dream and passion. They were and have been sustained by various human philosophies, a range of policies, standardized financial generation and management theories, and most of all, shaping and contextualizing them to meet the desires of the generation(s) of their day. All that, mostly for self-aggrandizement, or to find one’s fulfillment through philanthropic service to the community. V...

How the New Tetstament Validates the book of Genesis

A tsunami of questions has been raised regarding the validity of the Bible. For Millennials, Biblical scholars have ventured into a quest to provide answers to satisfy easy this tension with logical validation of the Bible. Nevertheless, other books such as the foundation book of Genesis from which the whole biblical narrative is built have received a huge bombardment due to the fact that it declares the narrative of the beginnings of the world. While scholars have worked hard to validate the...

The Historicity of Jesus Christ of Nazareth

Dismantling the resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is dismantling Christianity from its foundation and hope. But even before going there to fight a battle built on propaganda, can we establish that Jesus Christ of Nazareth is genuinely historical? That's the question this project is answering. 

TITHING CONTROVERSIES IN 21ST CENTURY NIGERIAN CHURCHES

ABSTRACT This work addressed controversies surrounding the payment of tithe and its upshot in the 21st century Nigerian churches. While some Nigerian churches claim that tithing is not part of the responsibility of the churched formed after the time of Christ, some are of the opinion that since there was no record of tithing in the New Testament, the church of today should not pay tithe, another group of scholars and teachers postulate that if tithing should be accepted in today’s church, i...

The Church and Poverty Reduction in Arochukwu Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria

ABSTRACT This research work is titled, “The church and poverty reduction in Arochukwu Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria.” The persistent problem of poverty in the society and in the church especially in Arochukwu Presbytery has made the land and the church impossible to sustain internal growth. Poverty rate in Arochukwu Presbytery advance from bad to worse thereby keeping the community in stagnant position in terms of human and social development. This Presbytery Long Essa...

PAUL’S TEACHING ON PARITY FOR ALL (ON INCLUSIVUS ET EXCLUSIVUS ARGUMENT): A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF GALATIANS 3:28

Parity is the condition of being equal especially as regards status or pay. The quest for parity has generated much passion in our contemporary society and the church, which has caused misinterpretation of Galatia 3:28 without proper care and attention to the context. This has led to feminism, quest for women ordination, confusion in the youth as regards gender role and caused marital problems. In the light of the above, this paper investigated the text using historical grammatical method of ...

Does Interreligious Dialogue Negate Evangelism and Conversion?

Christians engage in dialogue with their religious and non-religious neighbors for a variety of reasons. They might want to get to know them better, or they might want to draw from the wisdom that their neighbors have acquired in the course of their lives. They might want to work out how to live together when their communities are in tension, or they might want to discuss projects of joint interest for the benefit of our communities. One of the principal reasons for engaging in such attentive...

Against Prosperity Gospel (Theology) in the Christian Community Today: An Exegetical Study of Galatians 1:6-12

Prosperity theology has remained a religious phenomenon contemporary Christianity still contends with. This teaching is justified by those who argue that Jesus came to liberate the “poor” from the bondage of poverty and brought healing to all areas of a believer’s life. Healing, it is believed, was linked to the work of Christ on the cross and demonstrated his victory over all forms of affliction. The Prosperity Gospel is the doctrine that God wants people to be prosperous, especially f...

RASTAFARIANISM AND ITS IMPACT ON RELIGION AND THE CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY

Rising from the proliferation of Ethiopianism and Pan-Africanism, Rastafarianism took root in Jamaica following the coronation of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I in 1930. A spiritual movement based on the belief in Selassie’s divinity, its followers congregated around preachers like Leonard Howell, who founded the first prominent Rastafarian community in 1940. Additional branches surfaced by the 1950s, and within two decades the movement had earned global attention thanks to the music of...

Impact of Single Parenting on Child’s Spiritual Development and its effects on the Society using Ohafia Community

This research work is on the, “Impact of Single Parenting on Child’s Spiritual Development and its effects on the Society using Ohafia Community”. Single Parent homes are increasing in our society. The major causes of this are divorce, death and choice to remain single either as a lesbian or gayest. This is almost applicable in some communities in Igbo land even in Ohafia. This has a lot of negative impacts and effects on the child’s spiritual development and the society with little p...

The Impact of the Holy Spirit on Church Growth

Abstract This work “The Impact of the Holy Spirit on Church Growth” addressed the neglect of the churches on the place of the Holy Spirit in Church growth. It is aimed at bringing to limelight the birth of the church at Pentecost in Jerusalem and the explosive growth from that moment was the beginning of the church planting and growing. It adopted a descriptive method of research. It observed that there are impacts of the Holy Spirit in Church growth as found in the New Testament and by d...


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