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.
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
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