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The Dual Reality of Salvation and the Church in Nigeria

Gabriel T. Wankar

This book proposes an approach to the connection between salvation theory and ecclesial spirituality in Nigeria, indicating how the factors of economic, political, and religious co-existence are related, with implications for a deeper understanding of salvation. Considering African Synods I and II, the author proposes a paradigm shift toward a new pastoral option for the Church in Nigeria in the program for seminary formation, which prioritizes strengthening of ecumenical/interreligious structures of dialogue and collaboration as a process of rapprochement to enable an emancipatory praxis to come to existence for the Church’s ministry and witnessing to "become flesh" in the reality of people’s lives. This entails a deeper spiritual and practical understanding of religion, couched in terms of dialogue that translates into alliances and cooperation for the common good based on ties common to all religions and, most importantly, the possibility of forming synergies with civil society organizations in pursuit of the common good.

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Table AI.1: GOOD SHEPHERD MAJOR SEMINARY KADUNA, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA— THEOLOGY COURSES CODE COURSE TITLE STATUS CREDIT BST 111 Introduction to the New Testament 3 BST 112 Historical Books of the Old Testament 3 BST 113 Introduction to Christian Ethics 3 BST 114 Introduction to the Gospels 3 BST 115 Origin, Nature & Structure of the Church 3 BST 116 Trinity 3 BST 117 Rise and Spread of Islam 2 BST 118 Problems of Philosophy 3 BST 119 Spiritual Theology 2 SEM 101 Use of English 2 SEM 102 Interpersonal Communication 2 SEM 103 Cultural Anthropology 2 SEM 104 Basic Concept in African Religion 2 SEM 105 Political and Cultural Systems in Africa 2 Appendix 1 198 THE DUAL REALITY OF SALVATION AND THE CHURCH IN NIGERIA CODE COURSE TITLE STATUS CREDIT BST 121 Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics 3 BST 122 Intro to New Testament Greek 3 BST 123 Introduction to Canon Law 3 BST 124 Introduction to Theology 2 BST 125 Fundamental Theology 2 BST 126 The Church in the Roman Empire 2 BST 127 Introduction to Liturgy 2 BST 211 Prophetic Writings 3 BST 212 Acts of Apostles 3 BST 213 Catholic Epistles 2 BST 214 Social Morality I 3 BST 215 Pauline Epistles 3 SEM 202 Documents of the Church 2 SEM 203 Traditional African Society 2 SEM 204 Use of English 2 SEM 205 Speech and Diction 2 SEM 206 Theory & Practice of Administration 2 SEM 207 Development Administration 2 BST 217 Theological Anthropology 2 BST 219...

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