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Religion and Secularity: The New Testament Perspective

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1102573, PP. 1-7

Subject Areas: Sociology, Philosophy

Keywords: Religion, Secularity, Religionist

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For many years in the history of humans, there had been conflicting views of the relationship between religion and secularity. Some adherents decry the fact that religion should have any relation with the secular because religion is entirely metaphysical while secularity relates to mundane things. In modern scholarship, this issue has continued to engage the attention of scholars, practioners of religion, individuals and the general public. Religion has both negative and positive dimensions. It is God’s gift to humans to be utilized for the betterment of the human society. Religion is also a veritable tool to advance the course of secularity in the world to accomplish God’s purpose of creation. Hence this paper examines the modern man as a religionist in relation to the secular world where he lives and fulfils his destiny. In an attempt to achieve this objective, the New Testament perspective of the relationship between religion and secularity is what this paper tried to achieve so as to strengthen the fact that a Christian cannot be totally independent from the secular world where he lives and fulfils his purpose in life. In Pauline theology on religion and secularity, Christian has a vital role to play in bringing sanity to the secular world where he belongs by putting into practice the tenets of his faith so also, it is expected that he enjoys maximally certain amenities and privileges which are provided by the secular world. It is obvious that one cannot do without the other.

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Igbari, V. D. S. (2016). Religion and Secularity: The New Testament Perspective. Open Access Library Journal, 3, e2573. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1102573.

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