Prof. Malachy Okwueze

Prof. Malachy Okwueze

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Christianity and Socio-Economic Disorder  in Africa: An Igbo Perspective

Christianity and Socio-Economic Disorder in Africa: An Igbo Perspective

INTRODUCTION Christianity, like every other religion, carries with it certain cultural imperatives. The terms "religion and culture" are often used in a rather confusing manner. Some use the two terms as if they were two sides of the same coin: that is, in contexts that suggest that religion is one half of a whole and culture the other half. Others use the two terms in a way that suggests an opinion that one could be interchanged with for the other; in other words, that religion and culture mean one and the same thing. Admittedly, Religion and Culture are related in a special way which is not easily discernible without a close examination. But it is hardly the case that any of the above understandings of religion and culture is exactly correct. The two terms can neither be used interchangeably nor can they be regarded as two parts of a single thing, rather one - that is religion is part of the other - culture.

 
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Professor and former deputy vice chancellor administration of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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