Interpretation of Clergies’ Communication Pattern by Select Christian Denominations in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria

  • Cyril Onoriode Basikoro Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria
  • Majority Oji, PhD Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria

Abstract

The study was carried out to determine the interpretation of Clergies’ communication pattern by select Christian denominations in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria.Theresearchers study employed cross-sectional research to uncover the factors that contribute to divergent views in Christianity, as well as the attended interpretation deploying Likert scale type questions. The results showed that in Christendom, there is a significant level of divergent views that eventually impact scriptural interpretations. Emotional and cultural factors, fear and ignorance, among other variables, were identified as grounds for diverging viewpoints which leads to a great split in belief systems, as seen in Christendom. Division, acrimony, secession, variances in creeds, faith and belief systems and a great gap among Christians are all consequences of this divergence in viewpoints transmitted. The researchers recommended that in order to foster faith among the clear split in belief systems, the congregation of Christians as a whole should make an effort to study the scriptures and derive meanings for themselves as well as learn to be sceptical in accepting every word presented to them in the course of practicing their faith.

Author Biographies

Cyril Onoriode Basikoro, Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria



Majority Oji, PhD, Department of Mass Communication Delta State University, Abraka, Delta State, Nigeria




Published
2022-04-30
How to Cite
BASIKORO, Cyril Onoriode; OJI, PHD, Majority. Interpretation of Clergies’ Communication Pattern by Select Christian Denominations in Edo and Delta States, Nigeria. SAU JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 1, p. 150-160, apr. 2022. Available at: <https://journals.sau.edu.ng/index.php/sjmas/article/view/703>. Date accessed: 28 june 2022.
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