n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Missionary ecclesiology and its Scottish legacy in Nigeria : a case study of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria
|Article Title||Missionary ecclesiology and its Scottish legacy in Nigeria : a case study of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Author||Uma A. Onwunta and H.J. Hendriks|
|Publication Date||Aug 2006|
|Pages||228 - 248|
|Keyword(s)||Church leadership, Church of Scotland, Ethnocentrism, Mission, Mission education, Presbyterian Church of Nigeria and Reconciliation|
This article revisits the (Scottish) Presbyterian missionary enterprise in Nigeria and the effect of ethnocentrism that has become the clog in the wheel of almost all its missionary endeavours. Rooted in the belief that the church has a divine mandate to be God's agent in healing the nations, the overall intent of this paper is to encourage the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria (PCN) to be a faithful and an effective agent of healing and true reconciliation. It is argued that only a radical missional response to the present situation can prevent the church from dissipating its energy on what will amount to a mere tinkering of the tail of this monster that has brought much misery both in the sacred and secular spheres of life.
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