A Jar of Clay: Part 1: Made In Nigeria

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Published on October 29, 2018

Author: Townsenddefe

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1. A Jar of Clay: Part 1: Made In Nigeria

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3. Description this book Dejó, a young university dropout sleeping rough and moving with a shady crowd, suddenly acquired a moral compass when he dramatically converted to Christianity. While Dejó was keen to live up to his new morals, his environment and his profound fear of poverty raised serious conflicts. How will Dejó resolve these conflicts and what will be the consequences for his newly acquired lofty ideals and ethics?The backdrop of A Jar of Clay, Part 1: Made in Nigeria was South Western Nigeria during the last quarter of the twentieth century, a period during which Nigeria as a nation experienced the heights of prosperity and the depths of poverty, as the price of a barrel of oil peaked and then bottomed out. The book explored the threats posed by our economic, social and cultural environment as well as our hopes, dreams and fears, to our lofty ethics and ideals."A Jar of Clay, Part 1: Made in Nigeria" is set between the years of 1971 and 1987. As Nigeria came out of a very bloody civil war, due to the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) Oil block of 1973, the nation was ushered into unanticipated and unexpected wealth. This "magical" wealth fuelled the high aspiration and expectation that was already inherent in the culture of the Yorubas, who

4. occupy the South Western part of Nigeria. How Nigeria chose to distribute the wealth fuelled social inequality. South Western Nigeria was already very Christian, and the aspirations and expectations inherent in its social and cultural settings made it ripe for a new Christian doctrine making waves in the United States of America: Pentecostal and Charismatic Christianity. At the beginning, the already established churches held their own, but over time, streams of people began to flow into churches preaching the new doctrine.As magically as the wealth appeared, it disappeared due to a crash in the price of a barrel of oil. Nigerians woke up to a massive and painful hangover. Meanwhile, one of the core components of the culture of the South Western Nigeria is a strong belief in the supernatural. Pentecostal and Charismatic doctrine sits very well with this. Furthermore, in the boom years, good quality films and soap showcasing the Yoruba s viewpoint on the supernatural abounded. Those films reinforced and underpinned the strong beliefs in the supernatural, just as Pentecostal and Charismatic doctrines with their strong emphasis on deliverance, healings, miracles and supernatural gifts of the Spirit. In parallel with all these events were numerous changes of leadership - from the military to the politicians and back to the military.It was in this mix that Dejó, the main character in "A Jar of Clay, Part 1: Made in Nigeria" came of

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