This study seeks to investigate the history of Anglican / Methodist cooperation among the Yoruba-speaking peoples of Nigeria during the missionary era and after. The intention is to show that the institutional and doctrinal form of unity inherited from the missionaries, although very useful, was predominantly designed and structured for a Western way of life. Thus, this imported ecumenical method was inadequate in enabling churches in Nigeria, particularly Anglican / Methodist ones, to deal with the overwhelming contemporary problems facing Nigerian society. Therefore, new ecumenical theologies are propounded within a Nigerian context to meet this goal.
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About the Author
Olubunmi Taiwo Olumuyiwa holds a BA Hons and MA from the Univerity of Ibadan, a PGCE from the University of Lagos, and MPhil and PhD from Birmingham University. The author was ordained priest in the Church of Nigeria Anglican communion (Owo Diocese) in 1993, preferred a statutory Canon in 1999 and appointed an Archdeacon in 2005 by the Most Revd. Dr. Olusegun Adebola Okubadejo, the Archbisop of Ibadan Ecclesiastical provincial Diocese. He has served as curate, Cathedral youth chaplain, vicar, college chaplain and university lecturer both in England and in Nigeria. He is a specialist in ecumenical theology, inter-faith relations, church history and missiology.
Table of Contents
Contents: Theoretical and Conceptual Framework – Impact of Ecumenism Outside of Nigeria on Nigerian Discussion – Post-Independence Collaboration of the Anglican and Methodist Churches in Nigeria – Anglican/Methodist Collaboration within the Yoruba Religio-Cultural Context of Nigeria – Anglicans and Methodists as Part of the Ecumenical Institutions in Nigeria – Anglican/Methodist Collaboration and Theological Education in Nigeria.