Science Journal of Sociology and Anthropology

May 2017, Volume 2017, ISSN:2276-6359

Author(s) 2017. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research Article


Defreezing the Frozen People of God (A Christian Public Theological Approach)

Dr. Olo Ndukwe

Hugh Goldie Lay/Theological Training Institution, Arochukwu, Abia State, Nigeria
Associate Research Fellow, Department of Systematic Theology and Ecclesiology,
Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University, Rep. of South Africa

doi: 10.7237/sjsa/253

Accepted on April 14, 2017; Available Online May 15, 2017


This article seeks to show that doing Christian theology in a knowledge society as Nigeria of today demands a radical approach/focus. It draws from a phenomenological public theological approach to argue that such radical approach/focus demands that Christian witness in this post-Cold War Nigeria must therefore recognize and respect the fact that the 'Clash of civilizations'; which arises frompeople's living consciousness of their cultural and religious identities isa primary source of conflict in the country. The articleidentifies public theology, which establishes a public church that seeks to raise and install royal priests, who seek a reforming church, a reforming society and a reforming economy in Nigeria as the implications of doing Christian theology in a knowledge society today. It therefore concludes with community development as the penultimate goal of the radical approach/focus.

Keywords: Knowledge Society, Clash of Civilizations, Royal Priests, Reforming Economy, Community Development, Public Church

How to Cite This Article

How to Cite this Article: Dr. Olo Ndukwe, "Doing Theology in a Knowledge Society Today (A Nigerian Christian Public Theological Reflection)", Volume 2017, Article ID sjsa-164, 9 Pages, 2017, doi:10.7237/sjsa/164