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Contents : The Evangelical Review of Theology and Politics Vol. 11, 2023
The Evangelical Review
of Theology & Politics
Volume 11, 2023
THE EVANGELICAL REVIEW OF THEOLOGY & POLITICS VOL. 11, 2023
Article: 2023-01 Stephen M. Vantassel, ‘The Problem of Scholastic Monoculture.’ (An Open Letter to the Academy).
ABSTRACT In all human travails, starvation appears to be the most worrisome. As a Yoruba adage “Bi ebi ba ti kuro ninu ise, ise buse”. Translated literarily, it means whenever food is removed from problem of poverty, that poverty is defeated. It is no longer news that Nigeria in the contemporary times has become an amphitheater of socio-political agitations, culminating in all sorts of criminal activities such as armed robbery, kidnapping, ritual killings, internet fraud, prostitution and all sorts of social vices. Looking inwardly, however, starvation cannot be ruled out as the basis for such socio-political unrest because “a hungry man is an angry man”. While the political class are found wanting in providing conducive environment for comfort by their promise and fail attitudes, others have been engaging in what they termed, “stomach infrastructures” in Nigeria. Since its inception in 2014, the rate at which stomach infrastructure is being rampantly engaged is no doubt becoming a taxonomy in Nigeria. This paper examines the historical background of the bread of life metaphor in John 6:35 and applies it in expositional form for the contemporary Nigerian context. Findings reveal that Jesus’ audience had been subjected to acute poverty by the powers that be and were desperate to survive by all means. The paper concludes that giving peanuts to citizens from our collective patrimony might be doing more harm than good to the peaceful co-existence of the Nigeria nation...