An Eccumenical Option for the Church in Nigeria
The world is too large to be my special and exclusive reserve. But, within this world exists my space where my continual search for meaning in existence finds its breathing ground. It is from this miniature world of mine, in tune with all that exists around it, that this scholarly work emanates, nurtured and nourished by the services provided by some cherished persons that deserve to be duly acknowledged.
Before any other, I must with utmost earnestness show sincere gratitude to the Most Holy Trinity, the Almighty God, the Giver of wisdom and knowledge, for his gifts and blessings. He always stoops down to my humble state as a compassionate Father. To Him be all glory and praise forever and ever. Next is the Blessed Virgin Mary. Each day in my life, I come more and more to the realization of why I must continually dedicate my entire life and priesthood to her.
My sincere thanks go to my bishop, Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Tochukwu Ukwuoma, the Catholic bishop of Orlu, for his paternal love, concern and guidance all these years of studies. Equally, I acknowledge my bishop-emeritus, Most Rev. Dr. Gregory Obinna Ochiagha, through whose hands I was ordained to the Catholic priesthood and who gave me the first permission to undertake a master programme in Philosophy in the Imo State University. I remain indebted. Worthy of mention is the Catholic Archdiocese of Freiburg for her great assistance. My sincere thanks equally go...