New Religious Movements or Sects: A Theological and Pastoral Challenge to the Catholic Church

New Religious Movements or Sects: A Theological and Pastoral Challenge to the Catholic Church

by Benignus C. Ogbunanwata

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783906767321
Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date: 08/09/2001
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

The Author: Benignus C. Ogbunanwata, born in 1963, is a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Orlu, Nigeria. He obtained a B.A. in philosophy from Bigard Memorial Seminary Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria and a diploma in Theology from the University of Innsbruck in 1993. He received his Ph.D. in Theology from the Hochschule of Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt/M. in 2000 and works in a parish in Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Contents: The Traditional and Modern Culture in Nigeria – An Overview of the Religious Situation of Nigeria – A General Sociological View of Sects – The Brotherhood of the Cross and Star – The Aladura Sect (The Church of the Lord Aladura) – The Independent Churches – Reactions of the Catholic Church Towards the Sects – Pastoral Discussion and Consequences – Inculturation and the Christian Denominations in Nigeria.

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