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RELIGION IN A SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL ERA: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page: – – – – – – – – – i
Certification: – – – – – – – – – ii
Declaration: – – – – – – – – – iii
Approval page: – – – – – – – – iv
Dedication: – – – – – – – – – v
Acknowledgements: – – – – – – – – vi
Abstract: – – – – – – – – – vii
Table of contents: – – – – – – – – viii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the study: – – – – – – 1
1.2 Statement of the problem: – – – – – – 2
1.3 Purpose of study: – – – – – – – 3
1.4 Significance of the study: – – – – – 4
1.5 Scope of study: – – – – – – – 5
1.6 Research methodology: – – – – – – 5
1.7 Definitions of the words: – – – – – – 5
1.8 Theoretical framework: – – – – – – 10
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1a Science: – – – – – – – – 12
2.1b Religion: – – – – – – – – 21
2.2 The relationship between science and religion: – – 31
2.3 Relevance of science and technology to religious
beliefs and practices: – – – – – – – 42
2.4 Summary of the literature review: – – – – – 48
CHAPTER THREE: AN OVERVIEW OF THE THEORIES OF ORIGIN OF
RELIGION/WORLD RELIGIONS
3.1 Theories of the origin of religion: – – – – – 50
3.2 Mythological theory: – – – – – – – 52
3.3 Speculative theory: – – – – – – – 52
3.4 Anthropological theory: – – – – – – 53
3.5 Psychological theories: – – – – – – 54
3.6 Sociological theories: – – – – – – – 56
3.7 Theological theories: – – – – – – – 57
3.8 World religions: – – – – – – – 58
3.9 Hinduism: – – – – – – – – 58
3.10 Buddhism: – – – – – – – – 62
3.11 Taoism: – – – – – – – – 68
3.12 Confucianism: – – – – – – – – 72
3.13 Shinto: – – – – – – – – – 74
3.14 Zoroastrianism: – – – – – – – 76
3.15 Judaism: – – – – – – – – 79
3.16 Christianity: – – – – – – – – 81
3.17 Islam: – – – – – – – – – 83
3.18 African Traditional Religion: – – – – – – 86
3.19 Common features of world religions: – – – – – 87
CHAPTER FOUR: THE WEB BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION
4.1 Health care: – – – – – – – – 92
4.2 Understanding the world: – – – – – – 94
4.3 Control of nature (Rainfall): – – – – – – 95
4.4 Where life begins: – – – – – – – 96
4.5 Environmental issues: – – – – – – – 98
4.6 Science and ethical issues: – – – – – – 98
4.7 The use of hypothesis: – – – – – – 99
4.8 Scientific character of religious studies: – – – – 99
4.9 Building of places of worship and construction
of religious objects: – – – – – – 100
4.10 Dividing wall between religion, science and technology: – – 100
CHAPTER FIVE: THE EFFECTS OF RELIGION, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ON
NIGERIAN SOCIETY
5.1 Nigeria nation-state: – – – – – – – 103
5.2 Advent of Christianity in Nigeria: – – – – – 104
5.3 Islam in Nigeria: – – – – – – – 115
5.4 The effects of religion, science and
technology on Nigerian society: – – – – – 119
5.5 The effects of religion: – – – – – – 119
5.6 Positive effects of religion: – – – – – – 119
5.7 Negative effects of religion: – – – – – – 128
5.8 The effects of science and technology: – – – – 138
5.9 Positive effects of science and technology: – – – – 138
5.10 Negative effects of science and technology: – – – – 142
CHAPTER SIX: RELEVANCE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO RELIGIOUS
BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
6.1 Mass media: – – – – – – – – 146
6.2 Examination of natural causes and effects: – – – – 149
6.3 Medical achievement: – – – – – – – 150
6.4 Man in space: – – – – – – – – 152
6.5 Scientific criticism and demand for proof: – – – – 153
6.6 Relation between the planets: – –

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