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dc.contributor.author Ikpe, I.B.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-14T09:36:55Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-14T09:36:55Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.citation Ikpe, I.B. (2005) The god that answers with fire: Religious transformation and public morality in Africa, Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy, vol. 1 no. 1, pp. 67-88 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1817-2741
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/351
dc.description.abstract This paper focuses on public morality in Africa and examines the contributions of Christian theology to moral decline in Africa. The paper points out the disparity between the theology of purnishment in African religions and the theology of purnishment in Christianity and suggests that this disparity may be the underlying cause of the decline in public morality in Africa. It explores the function of fear as an instrument of moral preservation in both traditional religion and Christianity and argues that the transition from traditional religion to Christianity diminished the efficacy of this instrument and thus affected attitude of Africans to public morality. In conclusion, the paper recommends a re-engineering of the Christian theology to stem this crisis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Boleswa Journal of Theology, Religion and Philosophy (BJTRP) en_US
dc.subject Religious Transformation en_US
dc.subject Public Morality en_US
dc.title The God That Answers With Fire: Religious Transformation And Public Morality In Africa en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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