Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research

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Gnosis over matter in Nigerian Christianity: The heresy of Gnosticism abinitio

PNE Nmah, CA Amunnadi


This paper accesses the impact of modern Gnosticism on Christian spirituality in Nigeria. For the Gnostics, the realization of gnosis is the way to salvation of the soul from the material world. Attempt is made to enlighten our  understanding of the danger this mystery religion coupled with the modern pattern of it poses to the Christian faith today. This paper recommends that Nigerian Christian believers must have the courage to affirm their Christian heritage without indulgence in esoteric or intuitive knowledge syncretism. The method of approach is based on literary sources.

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