Defense Date

3-20-2018

Graduation Date

Spring 5-11-2018

Availability

One-year Embargo

Submission Type

thesis

Degree Name

MA

Department

Theology

School

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

Committee Chair

Dr. Elisabeth T. Vasko

Committee Member

Prof. Elochukwu Eugene Uzukwu

Keywords

Liberation Christology

Abstract

The thesis was carried out to investigate Sobrino’s liberation Christology and its implication for the “crucified people” of Niger Delta region in Nigeria. The thesis became very crucial because God’s gift of oil to the Niger Delta region has become a source of sorrow and death as a result of unjust structures by the Nigerian government and the multinational oil companies. Sobrino’s liberation Christology was very much appropriate for this research work because of the way he uses the present-day crucified people to understand better the crucified Christ. The “crucified people” in the Niger Delta region like the other crucified peoples in history are seen as those undergoing real death caused by poverty generated by unjust structures. Sobrino’s liberation Christology advocates that the crucified people should be brought down from the cross. Sobrino calls for solidarity and mercy from those who have left them in that inhuman condition. Thus, the thesis challenged the injustice and oppression against the Niger Delta people. It stressed more on the role of Christian theology and the prophetic role of Christ’s faithful in the face of socio-economic and political oppression in the Niger Delta region.

Language

English

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