THE IMPLICATIONS OF THOMAS’ CHARACTER FOR CHRISTIANS IN UGHELLI DIOCESE (ANGLICAN COMMUNION): A CRITICAL EVALUATION OF JOHN 20:24-29

Authors

  • Philip Emokiniovo Esemiteye Delta State University
  • David T. Ejenobo Delta State University

Keywords:

John 20:24-29, Thomas’ Character, Christians, Ughelli Diocese, Anglican Communion, Nigeria

Abstract

This research investigates the attitude of Thomas, a figure of controversy within Christianity, as depicted in John 20:24–29. The study posits that Christians should exercise caution in accepting false prophecies without subjecting them to rigorous scrutiny, notwithstanding the portrayal of a faithless disciple. The study employs a combination of historical, textual, hermeneutical, and phenomenological methodologies to examine the attitude of Thomas and its potential consequences for Christians within the Ughelli Diocese of the Anglican Communion in Nigeria. The research reveals that Thomas' capacity for critical reflection exceeded his initial expectations and contributed to a profound strengthening of his faith upon encountering the risen Christ. The study concludes that the trait of inquisitiveness should not be regarded as a negative Christian disposition but rather as an indispensable means to uphold a steadfast and authentic faith.

 

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2023-11-25

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