The rich man and Lazarus: COVID-19, class and identity in Nigeria

Theologia Viatorum

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Title The rich man and Lazarus: COVID-19, class and identity in Nigeria
Creator Igboin, Benson O.
Subject Religion; Theology parable; COVID-19; rich man; Lazarus; class
Description The parable of the rich man and Lazarus (Lk 16:19–31) has attracted many interpretations from different cultural and theological contexts. But one thread that holds most of the works together is structural disparity in human society and the reality of judgement in the afterlife. This article re-reads the parable within the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). This method of re-reading the parable in this particular context (of COVID-19) is to serve two major purposes within the Nigerian and global sphere. First, it demonstrates how humans in their (dis)ingenuity try to outwit the moral and theological, and even the eschatological, import it is meant to serve. Second, it elucidates that despite human efforts to manoeuvre theological truth, the faithful should be encouraged to abide in the truth.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
Contributor Not Applicable
Date 2022-01-17
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/tv.v46i1.134
Source Theologia Viatorum; Vol 46, No 1 (2022); 9 pages 2664-2980 0378-4142
Language eng
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