The Spirituality of the Igbo People of Nigeria as an Example of Religious Modernization in a Global World

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Henry Chukwudi Okeke

ISBN 978-3-643-91109-4
Band-Nr. 69
Jahr 2019
Seiten 424
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Studien zur systematischen Theologie und Ethik


If there is no religion in the world, the world would more
or less become a jungle. The world will be inhuman. Religion
touches all aspects of human life. Identifying God’s will in
our world today has become a major problem for many
religions of the world. In the past, in Igbo Traditional
Religion, human sacrifice as well as the killing of twins
were practised. For the Igbo traditionalists then, that was
the will of the deities and equally not against God’s will.
But following the encounter of Igbo Traditional Religion
with Christianity these are no longer practised.

Misinterpretation of God’s will by some religions of the
world has given rise to religious violence, religious
extremism, fanaticism and terrorism we are experiencing
today in the world. For these problems to be resolved, it is
pertinent that the study of various religions be taken
seriously. This study should be aiming at better
understanding, co-existence, respect for one another and
frequent inter-religious dialogues among the various
religions of the world. When this is achieved, the believers
of various religions would realize that many are worshipping
one God and their desire is to communicate with Him,
although they may approach Him differently.

Henry Chukwudi Okeke is a priest of the
Archdiocese of Onitsha, Nigeria. He studied in Nigeria and
Germany. He obtained his doctorate in Systematic Theology
from the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Presently he
is working in the Diocese of Münster, Germany.