International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Egba Chukwu in Obukpa Religion as Praeparatio Evangelica: A Theological Discourse
Rev. Fr. Dr. Christian O. Ele, Ph.D

Obukpa, the Igbo people of Enugu State, South East Nigeria have a festival dedicated to God called EgbaChukwu. Chukwu is worshipped in Obukpa Religion even before the advent of Christianity and colonization. Obukpa indigenes are deeply religious people from antiquity. This paper discusses Egba Chukwu in Obukpa as Praeparatio Evangelica from a Christian theological viewpoint. The findings of this paper show the vast and deep Christian elements in Egba Chukwu such as koinonia and its relationship with the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, et cetera. One of the strongest persuasions of this work is its robust advocacy for the inculturation of the good christian values in Egba Chukwu. These positive aspects are indubitably the God-given preparations for his gospel (praeparatio Evavgelica). The conclusion of the study is dawn from the entire discourse.

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