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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.4, Sep. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 17, 2015
Violence and Cruelty Against Nigerian Women in the Context of John 7:53-8:7
Pages: 283-287 Views: 1450 Downloads: 673
Authors
[01] Adetunji Emmanuel Olujide, Methodist Theological Institute, Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Abstract
Violence against women is present in every country, cutting across boundaries of culture, class, education, income, ethnicity and age. Even though most societies proscribe violence against women, the reality is that violations against women’s human rights are often sanctioned under the garb of cultural practices and norms, or through misinterpretation of religious tenets. Moreover, when the violation takes place within the home, as is very often the case, the abuse is effectively condoned by the tacit silence and the passivity displayed by the state and the law-enforcing machinery. Therefore, this study views violence and cruelty against Nigerian women in the context of John 7:53-8:7.
Keywords
Violence, Cruelty, Nigerian Women, Biblical Context
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