Globalization and Christian Values in Nigeria

Friday Ifeanyi Ogbuehi


Globalization is the interconnectivity and interdependence of nations on one another which has reduced the world into a global village. Previous writers have grossly neglected the influence of globalization on Christianity, partly due to the limitation of globalization to capitalism and international relations. Nevertheless, it has been discovered that the church is  missionary, ecumenical, evangelical and universal (Catholic) which has exposed the church to the influence of globalization. Therefore, the paper will compare the positive and negative impact of globalization on Christian values which will help to address the inconsistencies of  globalization on Christian values. The study used comparative method. It was descriptive and analytical. The writer used primary and secondary sources. Globalization is not a new development in global interaction, interconnectivity and interdependence occasioned by easy movement of humans, goods and services across the borders and development in Information and Communication Technology. Christianity has indirectly been in the vanguard of globalization. Globalization as a social phenomenon has been instrumental to the spread of the gospel across the globe. It has aided relationships between churches in the country and other churches outside the shores of the country and international bodies. However, globalization has helped to spread false doctrine and values which contradict Christian values. It has caused unhealthy rivalry among churches in the world. Globalization has robbed some countries of their autonomy which has caused people to view globalization as another form of colonialism (neo-colonialism).The paper recommended that the church should remain resilient in upholding sound Christian values against adulteration and revisionism.

Keywords: Globalization, Values and Christianity and Nigeria.

DOI: 10.7176/JAAS/73-01

Publication date:June 30th 2021

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