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Title:Theological education in the Old Testament and contemporary state of theological education in Nigeria
Author:Dada, Adekunle O.
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Christian education
Abstract:The Old Testament attests to different forms of theological education among the ancient Israelites. The holistic character of Israelite education has positively impacted on the quality and depth of their self-understanding. This article explores the value of theological education available in ancient Israel and how it enhanced and sustained Israelite social, religious and political heritage. As a corollary the article assesses the current state of theological education in Nigeria and highlights ways it can be repositioned to positively affect the sociopolitical and religious space. The article argues that Nigerian theological education must be Christo-centric and biblio-centric in character. Furthermore, it must be prophetic and holistic. Lastly, it must be contextual in order to meet local and global challenges. Ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]