PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF MULTIPLICATION OF DIOCESES IN THE CHURCH OF NIGERIA (ANGLICAN COMMUNION), 1979 – 2009

Moses Adetunmbi (PhD)

Abstract


The writing of this paper is a desirable effort bearing in mind the totality of the physical and spiritual state of the multiplication of dioceses to such state of its life. Our choice of Problems and Prospects of Multiplication of Dioceses is motivated by the fact that the problems of multiplication is being neglected or avoided by many people especially those who had made efforts to write one thing or the other about the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) as a Church in Nigeria. The multiplication of dioceses has led to the multiplication of Bishops; this has reduced the dignity of Anglican Bishops, impoverished many clergy and overburdened the laity. Nevertheless, it could be said that the multiplication of dioceses has raised the hope of the Church for there were positive impacts resulting from various missionary and evangelical activities that were employed in the process of establishing various dioceses. Finally, we shall find out the causes and effects of creation of dioceses in some selected Anglican Dioceses of Province One of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion). The methodology employed was both historical and sociological. The paper in its findings recommended more pro-active measures to be followed by the church in order to have dignity and honour.


Keywords


Church of Nigeria, Diocess, Multiplication, Anglican Communion and Anglican Bishops

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