The Prophetic office of Christ in the light of Ngundeng towards the construction of a Nuer Christology

  • Gabriel Kuol Garang Faculty of Theology, St. Paul’s University

Abstract

The tradition of believing in Prophets and prophesies is a common culture in Africa and Christianity as evidenced by the books of prophets in the Holy Bible. This article explores the understanding of the prophetic office of Christ in the light of Ngundeng towards the construction of a Nuer Christology. Its aim was to fully expose Christ to the people of Nuer as a means of evangelizing them to have salvation in Christ Jesus. The problem was that majority of the Nuer had abandoned Christ and joined the prophet Ngundeng as their Christ to address their glitches. As a result of that, the researcher critically examined both the prophetic office of Christ and Ngundeng to the fullest using an analogia entis (interconnectedness of mysteries) approach to make the Nuer fully understand Christ. Eventually, a Nuer Christology was constructed after the researcher assessed the resemblances and divergences that made Christ more superior than Ngundeng. In conclusion, Christ was revealed as a prophet, world's universal Ngundeng Par Excellence and a fulfiller of all prophetic offices including that of Ngundeng.

Key words: Prophet, Ngundeng, Christ, Inculturation, Nuer Christology

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Published
2020-09-03
How to Cite
Garang, G. (2020). The Prophetic office of Christ in the light of Ngundeng towards the construction of a Nuer Christology. Journal of International Business, Innovation and Strategic Management, 4(2), 1 - 15. Retrieved from http://www.jibism.org/core_files/index.php/JIBISM/article/view/125