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Head Covering in Selected Churches in Igboland, Nigeria. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1920289
  • November 2010
  • Region: Nigeria
  • 208 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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The issue of head covering in 1 Cor 11:2-16 has generated heated arguments and debates in some churches in Igboland, Eastern Nigeria. Some argue that the actual practice of covering the head (Grk. kephale)should be religiously observed. Others posit that the freedom in Christ has absolved contemporary Christians from such injunctions, especially from Paul, who they consider as anti-women. Still others suggest that the covering for the head is the long hair of the woman. This study, therefore, is a scholarly contribution to the ongoing discussion on the issue. Employing the exegetical and inter-cultural methods of biblical interpretation, this work has rummaged through these views and argues that contemporary Christians should concentrate essentially on the principles involved in Paul's exposition. The study challenges readers to realize that the controversies over this injunction will be greatly reduced when the modern readers of Paul deal with the principle motif. In this connection, readers will appreciate the various dimensions of the four issues raised from the Pauline injunction for the Christians; namely, theological, missiological, anthropological, and socio-cultural.

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Gaius Anonaba, Umahi.
Gaius Anonaba Umahi is an ordained minister of the Seventh-day Adventist Church from Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He holds a PhD degree in Biblical Studies (NT) and has been teaching and doing administrative duties at Babcock University since 2001. He has published scholarly articles and is married to Esther Nnennaya with a lovely son, Kasiemobi.

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