Research Papers/Topics in Religious Studies And Theology

LIBERAL CHRISTIAN GIVING

Our generosity in giving is a demonstration of God’s character and a response to what He has done for us.  As God has given to us generously, we are to give cheerfully, not by necessity or grudgingly. When we appropriately receive God’s generosity, it humbles us. We recognize that we are not worthy of His gift. Out of gratefulness, we become more gracious with others. When one person gives freely to another, the recipient often “passes forward” the gift. In the Christian life, the im...

BIBLICAL YOUNG ADULT COUNSELING

Working with teens has its own unique set of challenges and oftentimes as providers we’re relegated to positions of listener, mentor, and guide, regardless of whether or not we’re actual therapists or counselors. I have known many teachers who build authentic relationships with their students and in turn their students feel more comfortable talking to them about their problems rather than the school therapist. For educators ,it’s important to know that there are limitations to the cou...

AFRICAN INDEPENDENT CHURCHES (AICs): Overview of History, Achievements and Prospects

African Indigenous Church(AIC) is a Christian church independently started in Africa by Africans rather than by missionaries from another continent. African Indigenous Churches, also known as African Independent Churches, African Initiated Churches,African Instituted Churches, or just AICs, represent well over 10,000 independent Christian denominations in Africa. African Indigenous Churches are found in every region and country in Africa, but they are more adequately documented in west Af...

OLD TESTAMENT COVENANT (types and foundations)

Covenant is one of the most important theological ideas in biblical theology. It is reflected in the traditional labels Old and New Testaments,i.e. ,covenants. The concept exists at significant points in the Bible’s storyline and is the theological glue that binds promise to fulfillment.  Psalm 25:14, David says,“The secret of the LORD is for those who fear Him, and He wilt make them know His covenant". The secret of covenant must be approached in the reverent fear of God. It is wit...

Abortion and Its Moral Implications

INTRODUCTIONNaturally, human beings  are moral  beings for they  make  use  of their reason and juxtapose it with the faculty of their will and intellect in making decisions. Man’s actions are therefore subjected to moral principles due to the gift of reason and freedom that differentiate him from other animals (Steinbock,1998). In ethical commandment, human actions are judged to be right or wrong based on how much they agree with the moral law. Moral law is the law of nature as it con...

END TIME THINGS

It is often said that events and trends will take a different turn as the end of the world draws nearer. However, sceptics have always considered it to be another opium of the poor – and as such, it need not to be taken seriously. They believe that whatever happens in the world is just a normal phenomenon that goes with the rise and fall in human existence. They lay their claim on the fact that life has it time of growth and decay – both of which are caused by the actions and inacti...

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT for jmea

Abstract Man is homo religious, that is, a religious man. Hence, man as man cannot but worship something. Religious worship, therefore, as an expressive human act of faith links man to God. More so, in religion, the creature pays homage to the creator. Nigeria is a religious country with many religions of which the cardinal ones are African Traditional Religion, Christianity and Islam. These religious practices through different forms of teachings, doctrines and principles are capab...

St. Paul's Letter to Timothy: A model for Christian Leaders in Nigeria.

ABSTRACTPaul the Apostle, a personality known for efficient and exemplary type of life, profusely wrote and taught the  acceptable codes and conducts for a leader who is entrusted with the  mantle of leadership and all these codes and conducts for acceptable leadership are highlighted in several Pauline epistles in form of individual letters or letters to the Church (Theological books). Paul the Apostle, having identified his prowess through the divine unction from God, continued to...

A REVIEW ON THE CHURCH’S TEACHING ON THE NEW LITURGY ABOUT THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST.

THE CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARISTThe church holds the liturgy in high esteem as the source and summit of its life. Hence, the worthy celebration of the liturgy (Holy Eucharist) is the source of strength and efficacy in the work of evangelization. The church’s teachings are anchored on the event of the Last supper when Christ Jesus entrusted to her (the church) his beloved bride , the memorial of his death and resurrection through his institution of the Eucharistic sacrifice of his body and b...

THE IMPACT OF CHRISTIANITY ON RURAL AREAS (CASE STUDY OF THE OGONI’S)

ABSTRACTThe impact of Christianity on rural areas with direct reference to Ogoni traditional religion in every way would be better appreciated when one takes the mind back to the conflicting experienceencountered by the earlymissionaries and the colonial masters, who had a lot to do to convince their victims to drop their basic traditional worshipping for Christianity.This paper shall dwell on the positive and negative impact of Christianity on the Ogoni traditional worship with respect to ru...

THE COMPATIBILITY OF ISLAM WITH DEMOCRACY

OVERVIEWThe Paper focuses on the compatibility of Islam with democracy. Democracy requires the existence of certain procedures in order to guarantee its principles, Islam as a universal Religion enjoys an inner vitality which enables it to survive in all kinds of culture or environment. In this paper we have x-rayed, the Historical and political governance in Islam, the Islamic teachings and how compatible they are with modern day democracy. TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction.........................

MIDDLE EAST CRISIS, IMPLICATION FOR MUSLIMS

OverviewThe conflict in the Middle East is specifically between Israeli and Palestinians, there are a number of underlying factors which brought about this crisis, this factors ranges from the Middle East oil, The Israeli invasion of Palestinian territories,  the Bomb attacks on the Israeli from the Palestinians etc. This paper focuses on how this crisis has affected the Muslims.TABLE OF CONTENTSIntroduction....................................................................................

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