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ECUMENISM IN NIGERIA: THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CONTRIBUTION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page… … … ..… .. .. .. .. .. .. i

Certification .. … …. .. .. … .. .. … ii

Approval page.. … …. .. .. .. .. .. … iv

Declaration … .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. iv

Abstract … … .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. vi

Acknowledgement… .. .. .. .. .. .. … vii

Table of contents .. .. . .. .. .. .. .. … ix

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the Study. … .. … … … … 1

1.2 Statement of the Problem … … .. .. .. .. 2

1.3 Purpose of the Study.. .. .. .. … .. .. 3

1.4 Significance of the Study… … .. .. .. … 4

1.5 Scope of the Study.. .. … .. .. .. .. .. 4

1.6 Research Methodology… .. … … .. .. .. 5

1.7 Definition of key Terms.. .. .. .. .. .. .. 5

End Notes to chapter one .. … … .. … .. … 9

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1 The Non Catholic Views on Ecumenism… … … … 12

2.2 The Pre-Vatican II Period of Ecumenism (1894-1961)… … 20

2.3 The Vatican II Period of Ecumenism (1962-1965)… … … 22

2.4 The Post-Vatican II Period of Ecumenism (1966 – 1989).. … 24

2.5 The Contemporary Period of Ecumenism (1990 –till date).. … 26

End Notes to Chapter Two… … .. … .. … 37

CHAPTER THREE: ORIGIN/HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF

ECUMENISM IN NIGERIA

3.1 The Origin of Ecumenism in the world … … … … 41

3.2 The Beginning of Ecumenisms in Nigeria .. … … … 47

3.3 CAN and Ecumenism In Nigeria .. … … … … 51

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3.4 The Principles of Ecumenical Dialogue.. … … … … 53

End Notes to Chapter Three.. .. .. … .. .. 58

CHAPTER FOUR: THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CONTRIBUTION TO

ECUMENISM IN NIGERIA.

4.1 The contribution of Roman Catholic Church to Ecumenism in Nigeria 64

4.2 Challenges facing Ecumenism in Nigeria … …. … …. 68

4.3 The Prospects of Ecumenism in Nigeria … … … … 71

End Notes to chapter four … … … .. … ..… 73

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSION

5.1 Principal Findings … …. … … … … … 77

5.2 Contributions to knowledge.. … … … … … 78

5.3 Recommendations… …. …. … … … … 79

5.4 Suggestions for further study … … .. … … … 82

End Notes to chapter five .. .. .. … .. … … 83

Bibliography… … ..

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