A Critical Analysis of the Interpretation of the Doctrine of «Justification by Faith Alone» by the Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria, Gongola Diocese
8 Conclusion: Towards a Contextual Missio-Cultural Appropriation
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Towards a Contextual Missio-Cultural Appropriation
In chapter seven, six problems were discussed that emerged from the field work, namely: lack of proper understanding, neglect of mother tongue, translation, lack of contextual approach, lack of resources, and lack of commitment in transmitting the doctrine. The discussion revealed how these problems can be addressed using resources from the Lutheran church and the Lunguda cultural/religious background. Also, the chapter noted that a good understanding of the Lunguda cultural/religious world view will help to identify areas of similarity that can be used as bridges for the transmission of the Christian faith. However, the findings from the field work revealed that the LCCN has not utilized this avenue optimally; hence, there is lack of proper understanding and interpretation of justification by faith alone by the LCCN. The second issue is lack of proper application of the meaning ofjustification by faith alone to the felt needs of the people through the process of contextualization. When these two are closely examined, it becomes clear that the thrust of the matter is lack of concerted effort towards the transmission of the doctrine by the LCCN.
This chapter presents the summary of the thesis and conclusions of the study, drawing on insights from the research findings. Though the sample of my study is ← 155 | 156 → small, the findings of the previous chapters will serve as pointers to the real issues in the broader...
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