Socio-Religious Relevance of Paidei, a in the Nigerian Context
|Author(s)||by Ikechi Chidi Ekpendu|
|Keywords||Self- Discipline, Nigeria, Socio-Religious, paideia|
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This work aimed at establishing the need of inculcating the value of self discipline into a child unto maturity as a means of saving the collapsing Nigerian Society. This process is encapsulated in the concept paidei,a. The objectives of this work were to discover the meaning of paideia in the New Testament etymology, investigate why this concept was introduced in the New Testament, find out if self discipline is declining in the Nigerian society today and discover its social religious undertone in the Nigerian society. This study was examined by Historical Grammatical Methodology as it is in the New Testament. Paideia was analyzed to mean: to train up, educate, discipline, correct a child by the parents within the context of the Bible. It was discovered that this concept was introduced in the New Testament because of the emergence of dissension and immorality. Abundance of sexual immorality, prostitution, fake prophets, uncountable denominations, and corruption in Nigeria is a clear indication of declining self discipline: paideia. The paper concluded that the acceptance of paideia as a model to inculcating self discipline will change Nigeria and this can be done by parents going back to training, correcting, educating their children based on biblical standards.
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